Laser Therapy: Photobiomodulation

Laser Therapy / Photobiomodulation for Healing and Pain Relief!

Laser Smoking Cessation Treatments Available Also

How it Works

There is substantial clinical evidence published in peer-reviewed medical journals that Photobiomodulation (PBM Therapy) previously known as Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) can stimulate repair of tissue, reduce inflammation and relieve pain in musculoskeletal disorders.

We regularly treat the following diagnosed conditions:

  • musculoskeletal conditions & spinal pathologies
  • joint conditions ~ osteoarthritis, gout, spondyloarthritis
  • acute/chronic soft tissue and sports injuries
  • wound healing
  • dermatological conditions
  • pre/post surgical prep and healing
  • an extensive range of neurological conditions including chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, trigeminal neuralgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, actue or chronic traumatic brain injury

What Is It?

Laser and LED beams of light can stimulate the cells in the body that repair tissue, reduce inflammation and transmit pain.

How Photobiomodulation Therapy Works

Light can stimulate or inhibit cellular function according to its intensity and the time applied.

Lasers and LED’s produce intense beams of light at specific wavelengths. When the right wavelength at the right intensity is used at the correct anatomical location for the right amount of time you can stimulate repair, resolve inflammation and reduce pain.

One of the primary mechanisms is the effect of light on cytochrome c oxidase and consequently the unbinding of nitric oxide and release of ATP leading to improved cellular function. For anti-inflammatory effects, we have found a measurable reduction in PGE2, TNF Alpha and IL-6 in the synovia surrounding damaged tendons and for analgesia, high-intensity lasers over nerve supply can inhibit fast axonal flow.

In addition, high-intensity single point lasers can release trigger points and treat acupuncture points.

Important Facts About Photobiomodulation Therapy

There are now over 700 PBM Therapy clinical trials (RCT’s) published in peer-reviewed journals, 64 of which are for musculoskeletal pain including low back pain, tendinopathies, neck pain and osteoarthritis. These studies find that the median magnitude for pain relief is at least twice that of NSAIDS.

There are 16 RCTs for just neck pain alone, a pathology for which no drug is currently licensed. There is an increasing desire from patients to find a pain relief modality that does not involve drugs. The government and healthcare providers are under pressure to save money and practice safer, more effective evidence-based medicine. PBM could be the answer everyone is looking for, especially the patient.

See what our clients are saying:


“The laser therapy I received at the Wellness Centre helped my diagnosed Patellar Tendinopathy heal far more quickly than if I had left it alone. As a soccer player, it was causing sharp pain but with several laser treatments, the swelling has gone down and now I can play again. It also helped a dislocated finger heal but that is another story! I highly recommend the laser therapy treatment at Bliss Wellness Centre.”
~ Paul M, Ladysmith

“Alison treated my shoulder (a clean supra-spinatus tendon tear) while I waited for surgery.  The pre-op treatments offered me more mobility and less pain.  The post-op treatments drastically reduced the recovery time and,surprisingly, I had very little discomfort.  I highly recommend Laser therapy to anyone with acute injuries or chronic issues.  Thank you, Bliss Wellness!”                         ~ Kim H., Ladysmith

“Before coming to Bliss Wellness Centre, I was in constant pain and suffering daily from severe osteo-arthritis in both my hip joints. Since my Laser treatments began 1 year ago (at first, regular weekly visits and then progressing to monthly and eventually to only when I experience a need for treatment), I have a nearly total absence of daily pain and discomfort I was previously experiencing prior to treatments. I am also off all prescribed medication (except the occasional over the counter meds when we have extreme cold weather events or I over exercise) and have a better overall sense of wellbeing.  I would highly recommend Bliss Wellness Centre’s Laser therapy treatments to anyone who suffers from severe arthritic conditions with pain.”                                          ~Cal F, Ladysmith

“In a recent accident, I suffered severe facial lacerations, swelling and a cut requiring stitches over my eye.  I looked like a prize fighter!  I visited Alison in the Wellness Centre and began Laser Therapy when the abrasions and bruising were at their worst. The results were immediate and dramatic; following 3 successive days of treatment, the bruising was almost entirely gone and the swelling  was greatly reduced. Every subsequent treatment resulted in obvious improvements to the abrasions and swelling and to the scar from the stitches. My recovery time has been a fraction of what I was told to expect. Even my doctor was impressed!  The Ladysmith region is so lucky to have this amazing local Wellness Centre!”         ~Anne M, Chemainus 


  • 60 min treatment: $100.00 plus GST
  • 10 treatment package: $900.00 plus GST
  • Smoking Cessation – Laser to Quit Smoking: $350.00 plus GST
  • Smoking Cessation with Appetite Suppressant: $400.00 plus GST

How do you book a Treatment?

Call/text 250-210-9642 or email us to request a time or ask us questions!