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Issue: June 2006

The Powerful Therapeutic Benefits of Light Therapy

By Dr. Brindusa Vanta, B.Sc, M.D (Euro)

brindusa vantaLight therapy has been shown in over 40 years of research worldwide to deliver powerful therapeutic benefits to living tissues and organisms. However there is not too much information available on how light therapy works. So:

What does light therapy actually do?

1) Increases circulation, which speeds up the healing process by carrying more oxygen and nutrients needed for healing.

2) Stimulates the production of collagen, which is the essential protein used to repair damaged tissue and to replace old tissue.

3) Stimulates the release of ATP, the major carrier of energy to all cells. ATP provides the chemical energy that drives the chemical reaction of the cell.

4) Increases lymphatic system activity, reducing edema (the swelling or natural splinting process of the body).

5) Increases RNA and DNA synthesis. This helps damaged cells to be replaced more promptly.

6) Stimulates fibroblastic activity which aids in the repair process. Fibroblasts are present in connective tissue and are capable of forming collagen fibers.

7) Increases phagocytosis, which is an important part of the infection fighting process.

8) Stimulates tissue granulation and connective tissue formation, which are part of the healing process of wounds, ulcers or inflamed tissue.

Therefore, the main indications of light therapy are:

Pain treatment: Light therapy is successfully used in all forms of arthritis because it decreases pain and inflammation, increases walking distance, and speeds the regenerative processes.

Sport medicine: Light therapy used in cases of contusions, dislocations, strains and sprains to decrease muscle and joint pain, improves range of active/passive movements. Assists in quicker recovery of muscular, tendon and joint inflammation.

Aesthetic therapy: Any type of skin complaint may benefit from light therapy, from leg ulcers to acne, rosacea or psoriasis.

General benefits include: Support of immune system, stimulates regenerative/reparative processes, promotes wound healing and relief of pain.

Light therapy used in conjunction with color therapy has many other indications including sleep and mood issues, digestive complaints, and hormonal imbalances.

Please call us at 905.465.4595 for more information
to book your appointment.

Greetings from Skin Care for Health Holistic Facial Treatments

By Shahla Dieroff, Holistic Esthetician & Therapeutic Touch RP

A short questionnaire for you

1. Is your skin ready for the intense hot, humid weather being forecast for the next few months?

2. Have you had a facial in the last 2 months?

skin care 3. Do you diligently protect the sensitive areas of your Face, Throat and Chest with a good sunscreen SPF 20 or 30, 1/2 hr before getting into your car to go to work?

4. Do you protect your shoulders, arms and legs with the right SPF? The more fair the higher the SPF - The darker the skin, the lower the SPF. Darker skins have more of the natural protection factor in the skin called Melanin, so they need little, or in the case of very dark skins no SPF. Vit D will then penetrate.

5. Did you know that the best time to go out into the sun (without sunscreen) to get your dose of Vit D is between the hours of 8am to 11am and 4:30 pm on?

6. Did you know that there is a large increase in Skin Melanoma, due to exposure to the sun without protection, especially on the face, in young people?

7. Do you wear sunglasses with good protective lenses when you are out walking or in your car?

8. Did you know that skin renews itself every 28 days and having the right facial for your skin type on a monthly basis keeps your skin exfoliated, hydrated, balanced and healthy, warding off costly invasive skin treatments at a later date?

How did you do?

If you answered "YES" to all the questions, you are extremely well informed and probably have beautiful skin which you have looked after. Chances are you have facials on a regular basis.

If you answered "No" to any one or more of the questions, it is not too late. I would love to answer any questions you might have and give you a FREE SKIN ANALYSIS, consultation and samples to use at home.


Introduce a friend to a Holistic Essential Facial and
as a Thank You receive your next facial at 50% OFF.

All bookings must be made by the end of June.
High bookings anticipated, so don't be disappointed.

Call to book your appointment: 905.815.9474



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