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LightStim LED Recovery System

The first FDA-cleared red light bed to boost wellness and bodily recovery.

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Our LightStim LED Bed is a relaxing, natural and non-invasive treatment that features warm and soothing red light energy to improve the body’s ability to mitigate muscle and joint pain and stiffness, muscle soreness, increase local blood circulation and relax the body and mind.

We’re all familiar with sore, tender and aching body parts – almost anything can cause soreness, from chronic conditions such as arthritis to lifestyle choices such as ramping up the intensity of a daily exercise routine, or elective procedures such as laser treatments and surgical procedures.1,2 Even the normal effects of aging can lead to increased inflammation and be a factor in pain and soreness.3 Now, patients who are looking to feel good and restore the body’s optimal functioning can benefit from the LightStim LED Bed at Bucky Body Center in a relaxing non-invasive pain relieving treatment with no downtime.

Why We Love LightStim

LightStim red light therapy benefits are extensive, and include:

Minimizes the appearance of scarring4

Accelerates wound healing and tissue repair5

Reduces swelling and inflammation

Relieves muscle pain associated with arthritis

Produces critical anti-inflammatory factors in body

Alleviates the pain caused by vigorous exercise or sports

Additional Benefits of LightStim Red Light Therapy

  • Relieves stiffness caused by muscle fatigue
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Acts as a regenerative muscle and skin treatment
  • Repairs sun damage6
  • Protects against UV damage
  • Builds collagen for improved complexion and firmness of skin7
  • Increases the body’s natural production of nitric oxide, which may improve local blood circulation to treated tissues
  • Anti-aging results 

How LightStim & LED Light Therapy Works

First used by NASA for wound healing in space, LightStim light therapy is the first FDA-cleared bed treatment to aid with pain and bodily recovery. Just like plants, our body has the ability to absorb light and convert it into energy to help our body operate at its best. It’s highly effective post-workout, surgery, accidents or sports injuries – or just a hectic day to help de-stress as a restorative treatment.

While the LightStim Bed looks similar to a tanning bed, rest assured, its lights are safe and UV-free and provide only beneficial light energy – no color here! The bed is specially contoured to fit your body for maximum light absorption. It is made up of multiple panels containing light emitting diodes (LEDs) that emit low-level wavelengths of visible red light at near-red/infrared spectrum. Red light therapy is a therapeutic technique that treats inflammation—the culprit in many health issues—as well as pain and skin conditions (for both post-operative healing purposes and rejuvenation). 

Best of all, red light therapy shares the anti-aging benefits of laser treatment, but without any of the downtime in a pleasant, pain-free experience.

What to Expect During Your LightStim Red Light Therapy Treatment

When you arrive at Bucky Body Center, our trained providers will direct you to lie comfortably in the LightStim Bed for approximately 30-60 minutes for an enjoyable, relaxing treatment. Feel free to doze off, meditate, and enjoy!

Preparing for and Recovery from Your LightStim Red Light Therapy Treatment

There is no preparation required for a LightStim Red Light Therapy treatment, nor is there any associated recovery time. You can get up and go!

LightStim Red Light Therapy FAQ

  • Am I A Candidate For LightStim Red Light Therapy? We recommend the LightStim Bed for anyone looking to promote healing and optimal skin health and rejuvenation post-procedure. If you have recently had surgery or an invasive procedure, this is a recommended treatment option.
  • How often can I do a LightStim Red Light Therapy Treatment? Optimal results are often achieved using the LightStim Bed over an 8 – 12 week period. While everyone is different, if you’ve recently had surgery, we recommend 30-60 minutes at least 3-5 times per week for the first 1-4 weeks following your procedure.
  • How hot does the LightStim Bed get? The temperature in the LightStim Bed is equivalent to a warm and comfortable 80-degree day. However, we do provide patients with a fan and towel to ensure optimal comfort throughout the red light therapy treatment.
  • Will the treatment affect the medications I’m currently using? It’s important that patients disclose all current medications to their provider prior to treatment. Patients using Digoxin, Tetracycline, and photosensitizing drugs such as sulfa drugs, antidepressants, tranquilizers, oral anti-diabetic drugs, and steroid medications should consult a Bucky Body Center staff member before using the LightStim Bed.

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5  The New York Academy of Sciences. Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) as an Effective Therapeutic Modality for Delayed Wound Healing. 22 January 2006. Available at:

6  Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. Combined 633-nm and 830-nm led treatment of photoaging skin. 2006 Sep;5(8):748-53. Available at:

7 Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. A Controlled Trial to Determine the Efficacy of Red and Near-Infrared Light Treatment in Patient Satisfaction, Reduction of Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Skin Roughness, and Intradermal Collagen Density Increase. 2014 Feb 1; 32(2): 93–100. Available at: