At Total Essence, we use Low Level Laser therapy (LLLT) to achieve more effective and faster health outcomes in the treatment of pain. LLLT stimulates and optimises the body’s natural healing process through the application of specific wavelengths of light. It is a non-invasive pain free solution to stimulate and encourage cell function. Because of its low power nature, the effects are biochemical and they do not cause a heating effect or damage to living tissue. LLLT can work synergistically with massage and is effectively used on trigger points in musculoskeletal treatments and can provide drug-free pain relief, and especially useful in the aid in the treatment of arthritic conditions and neural pain.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it involve?
The non-thermal LLLT will involve small laser device being placed on the surface of the skin. LLLT use low intensity laser light wavelengths that pass through the skin and into the cells only a few millimetres beneath your skin. Please note are NOT led lights, the cold laser light is safe and non-harmful.
What is LLL used for?
Scientific data show that LLLT has been helpful for stubborn, persistent and difficult to treat conditions. LLLT optimises the speed of repair in acute injuries and will also stimulate the body’s repair processes. It is a well-used modality that is specifically focused on soft tissue repair and providing pain relief, with acute and chronic physical conditions treated successfully.
What can it treat?
LLLT stimulates all cell types, making it an effective way to treat a number of conditions when used in conjunction with regular massage treatments, including:
- Muscular and joint pain
- Scar tissue
- Arthritic pain and stiffness
- Headaches and migraines
- Plantar fasciitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Fibromyalgia pain
- Hip and knee pain……..and many more…
Is it safe?
LLL produces no heat, vibration or sound. It is drug-free, non-invasive and painless to use.
How does it feel?
You just lie back and relax in one of our individual treatment rooms. Most of our clients do not feel anything at all, although some report a mild prickling sensation.
How long has laser therapy been around?
1960s – Not long after the discovery of lasers, it was discovered that laser therapy could improve wound healing, reduce pain, inflammation and swelling.
How can it relieve pain?
LLLT increases the production of nitric oxide increasing vasodilation and bringing oxygen, fuel molecules and other metabolites to the injured tissue resolving inflammation.
- Releases tight muscles
- Speeds bone repair
- Improve mobility
- Increasing endorphin release
- Increasing serotonin
- Suppression of pain stimuli receptors
Pricing (per treatment)
45 mins Laser Only – $80
30 mins Laser Only – $60
15 mins Laser Only – $30
How many treatments will I require?
It is best to have a course of treatments to get lasting results with your pain or ailment, especially with chronic conditions. Treatments can be just 15 minutes to help with cell function and repair. Acute conditions may experience relief within one treatment. The number of laser sessions will vary from person to person. Our Laser Therapist will discuss and customise a plan specifically for you. LLLT can be added to your Remedial Massage for a more effective outcome for your ailment.
Please enquire with us if you are interested in finding out more about Low Level Laser Therapy and see how it can benefit you.