Red Light Therapy/Vibration - Planet Fitness

 Red Light Therapy/Vibration - Planet Fitness
Red Light Therapy/Vibration - Planet Fitness


4 reviews

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on 6/21/2016 3:12:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I tried the total body enhancement today for the first time. I had pretty sore legs from working out a few days prior. The machine was soothing and the soreness went away almost completely. I felt relaxed during and after with a noticeable upbeat mood. I will update if helps any skin conditions.

I've done about 5 sessions and noticed a huge bulgy vein has Reduced in size. Will update if I see any other changes.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

So, I have been using the red light therapy at PF for about 6 months now off and on. Normally twice a week but I missed some time due to vacation and then later when I hurt my knee and was away from the gym.

Basically- it feels good and my skin always feels baby smooth when I walk out of the booth.

It hasn't improved my acne or my rather bad keratosis pilaris but it doesn't seem to have made them worse either. I seriously doubt it has any effect on cellulite although mine is a bit better due to having lost some weight. It does seem to have improved some very slight spider veins I have on my legs. It also seems to make my skin feel a little smoother and more moisturized. I don't have too many issues with wrinkles or skin firmness yet so those aspects are hard for me to rate.

The main reason I keep using this is because I used to enjoy tanning and this a replacement for that feeling. Its very warm, relaxing and I feel good when I step out of the booth. Usually I use the vibration but sometimes I don't- it's optional. I think this is a terrific replacement for those tanning addicts out there searching for a safe alternative.

on 4/14/2013 11:53:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Olive, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Edit (12/12/17): I joined a PF out here (in the middle of Tiny-Town, MIdwest) simply to have somewhere to work out that's w/i an hour of where I have moved. God, I MISS San Diego!! (When your parent's need you in their golden years--you ANSWER that call.) So, I started using this again. I now have Vitiligo due to an Autoimmune Flair up caused by severe stress, and wondered if this would make any difference. It has been 5 months now. NO difference in vitiligo and no difference n skin tone, but there IS a positive change in varicose veins!! I had developed both some spider veins (ankle region on both legs) and some noticeable and larder varicose veins behind my knees--running both up and down from that area, on both legs. I've been working a very stressful medical-clinic job that has me running on my feet for 12-16 hours at a stretch, 5-6 days per week. After the first month of using this red light/vibration machine, some of the spider veins actually disappeared, and I could tell that the veins behind my knees were not as noticable. Now, those veins are about 80% gone. The vibrational plate is also very relaxing after a long day of standing.. the 70's style porn music--not so much. LOL Will Repurchase.

This is becoming quite a craze in my area. However, I can find NO. REAL. DATA. about actual results. Everything is anecdotal. So I'm giving it a try and am going to share anything that results: good, bad, or indifferent.

Today was my first day. It is a "stand-up booth" which surrounds the body with light (a LOT of light--I'd recommend eye protection--same as you'd use for a tanning bed); your feet are placed on "feet imprints" on the floor of the machine, and you choose one of 4 programs that vibrate at different levels. I am highly skeptical of vibrational devices; high vibration over time can detach retina's and be bad for the internal organs. I selected the "light" setting (Program 1), and it began... lasting 12 minutes. It was very warm--even with the fan. There is a definite learning curve to using the machine the first time. Standing on a vibrating base, even for a short time and at a low setting, left me a little dizzy. I can see/feel that it is a "lymph drain", but it is certainly NOT a "workout". It is suposed to be "relaxing". Being cautious and being my first time, I wasn't relaxed... maybe next time. I did go home and nap afterward (Sunday), but I'd also worked out hard before doing the treatment.

I work in the medical field, and prefer facts and verified observation to prove that something works. To determine if the "treatment" is working, I will monitor my assortment of age spots, scars, stretch marks, areas of large pores, my varicose veins, and overall skin tone. My SO will assist in monitoring--he is very honest, so if there's no change he'd be upfront about it.

The women who work at PF claim to have had drastic reductions in stretchmarks, acne, and improvements in skin tone. Of course, they work there--so they would naturally promote the product. Also, they are all younger than I am, so--call me an old cynic.

4/14/13 - First usage. Program 1. 12 mins. It was a 'learning curve' day. No discernable changes (not that it was expected). Will log in weekly with updates.

5/04/13 -- I have been doing this 4 days per week, non-consecutive days. I do not like the vibration plate/"workout" portion. I do "Program 2," I didn't like the Program 3 or Program 4 -- again, I'm NOT big on the vibration aspect. If I do this later in the evening, after my workout, it does help me sleep... the vibration portion makes me tired (but, I workout at a high intensity before doing this treatment. While described as a "workout", this vibration plate is NOT a workout.)

Pro's so far: my varicose veins are lessened noticeably (my SO says this, too), a couple bruises healed much faster than usual (due to vibration, and not red light therapy, I'm sure). My skin is none the worse from doing this.

Con's: as of yet, no significant improvement in my skin tone/wrinkles, stretch marks, etc. I had 2 bruises heal very quickly, but I think that was the vibration aspect and not the red light aspect--same with my varicose veins. Nothing has changed due to the red light therapy that is discernible. Also, the vibration plate makes me really tired--not cool if done earlier in the day, I NEED my energy/focus. If you have vertigo, are sensitive to motion, have ocular issues, or just don't like being shaken/vibrated--then this is NOT for you.

I will continue for a little while longer. But thus far, I am only motivated by my varicose vein improvement.

6/11/13 - I now have eczema patches on my legs due to stress/allergies/whatever... the red light does not make any difference on/to these patches. However, my varicose veins are much improved. I will continue in order to see how much better my varicose veins will get. Still don't like the vibration-plate; but I do like not thinking so much about my bad varicose veins when I wear shorts.

8/10/13 - my eczema is acting up on my legs, and this does nothing for healing it. My varicose veins are not completely gone, but remain drastically reduced. (That is due to the vibration plate at the base of this Red-Light Therapy unit, it is NOT due to the "red light.") I do not like the vibration plate aspect, but that is what gave me the positive results/changes that are visibly noticeable. Am not going to use this Red Light Therapy any more. It is included for free in my gym membership, but it's time I could be spending on something else that IS worthwhile.

Overall: I noticed no difference in skin tone, stretchmarks, acne, etc.... while using this. I think the vibration plate & not the red light therapy is worthwhile if you have varicose veins, but it is contraindicated if you have various medical conditions or are taking certain types of prescriptions. I found this "service" to be anecdotal hype. I'm glad for others i

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on 2/14/2014 10:41:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

The red light therapy is what is helping your veins not the vibration. I use red light at home and my spider veins have disappeared.

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