Sensory Stepping Stones Introduces Red Light Therapy and Yoga at New Location in Hopewell Junction
Red Light Yoga at Sensory Stepping Stones.
Sensory Stepping Stones, whose traditional and innovative programs address issues involving learning, processing and development, moved to a new location in Hopewell Junction a year ago, and now has two new programs, Red Light Therapy and Red Light Yoga sessions.
Executive Director Melissa Bianchini is trained to help children, teens and adults with executive functioning issues, autism spectrum disorders, traumatic brain injuries, sensory processing disorders, developmental disorders, attention deficit disorder, developmental delays and physical disabilities. She says the added programs provide a holistic way of feeling and getting better on many levels.
“Red Light Therapy is a treatment that may help skin, muscle tissue and other parts of your body heal,” she says. “It exposes you to low levels of red or near-infrared light. Infrared light is a type of energy your eyes can’t see, but your body can feel as heat. Red light is similar to infrared, but you can see it.”
The Red Light Yoga sessions, listed as Mindful Movement and Meditation Classes on the Sensory Stepping Stones website, are available for teens and adults in semi-private or small-group sessions. Preregistration is required.
Combining Red Light Therapy with regular Mindful Movement and Mediation sessions accelerates the results, Bianchini says. Those include less stress and inflammation; increased relaxation; better sleep, energy and mood; and better muscle tone, flexibility and strength. Each session ends with a meditation.