Infrared therapy is a new and innovative light-based way to treat pain and inflammation in different parts of the body. The main reason professionals choose to use infrared light is that it is safe, natural, non-invasive, and painless. It can also penetrate deep layers of skin and provide better pain relief.
The team at Recharge has now launched the FlexBeam, a personal therapy device for people struggling with pain, inflammation, poor circulation, stress, and fatigue. While existing red light products on the market are wall panels based on designs for grow-ops and made primarily for plants, the FlexBeam is the first device designed specifically for the human body with ultimate flexibility, efficiency, and usability. Portable and rechargeable, it brings the benefits of red light therapy (RLT) to people worldwide. One of the medical benefits of having a personalized therapy device is that it offers targeted application on a specific body part, which works at the exact location where it is needed and also generates vital systemic effects on the whole body.
The idea behind FlexBeam was developed by electronics engineer and inventor Arjen Helder while trying to help his wife with back pain. He came across a vast array of research on red light therapy and he designed his own red light device to try. With some remarkable results, he decided to partner with friend and entrepreneur Christian Barmen to start Recharge and create a new state of the art health technology that can improve people’s health.
Scientifically, red light therapy works because the mitochondria can absorb its low-level light therapy in the skin cells, which results in producing more adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy source for all cells. This therapy stimulates the body’s natural self-healing process by relieving, repairing, and recovering it. It relieves the affected area by increasing circulation and oxygen and releases endorphins and nitric oxide; it repairs by triggering the mitochondria, regenerating cells faster and more effectively, and recovers energy self-healing by boosting ATP production and cellular charge.
Infrared therapy has become quite popular because, unlike ultraviolet light, it does not damage the skin. The light is delivered to the targeted area at certain wavelengths, which promotes cell repair. Some benefits of this type of therapy include: improving skin health, improving acne, wound healing, hair growth, reducing pain, and enhancing bone recovery.
Studies have shown that RLT may help rejuvenate the skin by increasing collagen production, giving skin its elasticity; it can increase circulation between blood and tissue cells; it can protect cells from damage, improve facial texture, reduce fine lines, and reduce wrinkle severity. Studies have also explored the effects of low-level RLT on people with alopecia. In this research, RLT improved hair density, when people applied light in wavelengths of both 665 nanometers and 808 nanometers. Another benefit of RLT is that it can effectively reduce pain in adults with musculoskeletal disorders and treat bone defects.
In addition to Helder and Barmen, Recharge is a truly international company with a team of 25 people from 14 different nationalities. Based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and Oslo, Norway, their team comprises experts in supply chain and logistics, clinical applications of energy therapy, electronics engineering, creative design and marketing, and of course, red light therapy experts with vast scientific background in frontier health technologies.
Together, they intend to pioneer the next wave of innovative and empowering health technology. Recharge invents and makes everything in-house as an ISO certified medical device company with an advanced technology lab, manufacturing assembly, and on-site clinic. The company was founded in July 2018, and FlexBeam is their first product; they have already produced and shipped 500+ units to people worldwide and sold over 1,000 FlexBeams in the first 14 days of their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The FlexBeam is already a favorite among athletes, trainers, therapists, and biohackers worldwide with overwhelmingly positive feedback and no product returns.
The FlexBeam costs $539 USD and comes with a charger unit, 3 sets of body bands, the FlexBeam Hard Shell Travel Case, and a 52-page personal guidebook. It also has a 30-day money-back guarantee, 2-year warranty, and worldwide shipping.
For information about the FlexBeam, or to get your hands on this revolutionary product, you can go to their Indiegogo campaign.