Cold Laser Therapy (Low Level Laser)

Cold laser therapy is a form of phototherapy or light therapy.  It is an FDA approved painless, non-invasive therapy to address pain and inflammation.  Low level laser therapy has been used successfully around the world for over 30 years.  There are over 2500 scientific research studies verifying the clinical value of laser therapy.

How it works

Low level laser therapy supplies biostimulative light energy to the cells.  The cells then convert this energy to chemical energy which promotes healing and pain relief.  The effects of cold laser therapy include:

  • Decreased pain
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Enhanced lymph drainage resulting in less edema
  • Release of tight muscles
  • The formation of new capillaries resulting in increased blood supply
  • Accelerated tissue repair

Conditions treated

Low level laser treats pain and/or inflammation associated with over 300 conditions including:

  • Tendonitis
  • Sprain & strains
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Back, neck & shoulder pain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Disc herniation


Is it painful?

No.  There is little or no sensation during treatment.  Occasionally one feels a soothing warmth or tingling.

Are there any associated side effects?

Very few side effects have ever been reported.   Occasionally some injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days.  This is because the healing response is more active after treatment.

How is it administered?

The laser emitter is placed directly on the skin.  The practitioner may keep the emitter in one spot or may move the emitter around to treat a wider area.  Each treatment lasts 5-15 minutes depending on the area being treated and the condition being treated.

How long before I see results?

Each treatment is cumulative.  The results are often felt after 3-5 treatments.  Generally, the more chronic the condition, the longer it takes to respond.  The number of treatments required depends on the type of condition and the length of time it has been present.  You may note some pain reduction after the first treatment.   

What conditions would prevent me from getting laser therapy?

Pregnant women should refrain from laser treatments.  People with pacemakers should not receive laser treatment near the heart. 

How much does it cost?

Initial consultation & treatment - $40.   Treatment packages are available. 

When you choose "Deep Tissue Massage" from the service menu cold laser may be available to you during that session at no additional charge.  If you are specifically interested in cold laser please choose "Cold Laser- Initial Consultation & Treatment" from the service menu when you book the appointment.  

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