Guild of Modern Wellness To Host Session on Thermography

The Guild of Modern Wellness health collective will host an informative session on thermography, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m, March 14. The event will be led by Jenny Steger of the Longevity Center of Wisconsin.

Steger is certified in digital infrared thermal imaging and has completed advanced clinical thermography training at Duke University Hospital with the American College of Clinical Thermology.

Thermography is a noninvasive diagnostic technique in which a camera or infrared detector senses and records hot and cold areas of the body. Pathological conditions that manifest increased or decreased blood flow present thermographic patterns that can be distinguished from normal areas. Thermograms can detect subtle physiologic changes that accompany breast pathology such as fibrocystic disease, vascular disease, an infection or cancer.
Location: 21415 W. Greenfield Ave., New Berlin. For more information, call 262-391-3876, email or visit

Photobiomodulation (PBM) vs Far-Infrared Saunas

What’s the difference between the red light therapy such as the Theralight 360+ bed we have here at The Guild and our far-infrared sauna? 
Red light therapy, also known clinically as “photobiomodulation,” is very different than far-infrared saunas. So what’s the difference? Let’s get nerdy for a minute and sort this out…

Saunas use invisible far infrared waves to penetrate the body to activate sweat glands using heat. These waves are extremely warming, unlike Photobiomodulation. Far-infrared applications (such as a sauna) vibrate the water molecules in your body. This vibration weakens the ion bonds until the water breaks down into encapsulated gasses and toxic materials to be excreted. This assists the body’s ability to detoxify. 

Red light therapy uses red and near-infrared light (600-1,100nm). In typical “light bed” applications, these light wavelengths are non-thermal (little to no heat). Applied properly, with the correct wavelengths, light specifically targets cells. Stressed cells deprived of oxygen are competing with free radicals to utilize oxygen to produce energy known as ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Light (or photons), hit the cell and are absorbed. This absorption disassociates the free radical (Mitochondrial nitric oxide – mNo) from the cell to allow oxygen to take its rightful place and resume optimal energy production (ATP) in the Electron Transport Chain.

Far-Infrared Saunas use FAR-Infrared HEAT to stimulate sweat glands for detoxification. Saunas are extremely warm/hot. 

Red Light Therapy uses NEAR-infrared cold LIGHT to reverse oxidative stress, reduce pain, inflammation and improve cellular energy production

Take away: These are both wonderful healing therapies that don’t compete with each other. Why pick just one? Do them both and reap the benefits!

Try Red Light Therapy to Increase Energy, Keep Skin Healthy This Winter at the Guild of Wellness in New Berlin

The Guild of Modern Wellness Collective is offering red light therapy at introductory prices, along with one complimentary session, to Natural Awakenings readers. Red light therapy is a therapeutic technology that uses red and near infrared wavelengths of light to naturally stimulate the body at the cellular level to produce more adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy-carrying molecule found in the cells of all living things.

“This increased production is a significant component of cellular regeneration, which is responsible for improving and boosting new cell growth,” explains Trish Beckman, founder of the Guild of Modern Wellness, formerly Casa Calm. She cites health benefits including intradermal collagen production, weight loss, improved cellulite reduction, enhanced whole-body healing capabilities and anti-aging effects.
Location: 21415 W. Greenfield Ave., New Berlin. For more information, call 262-391-3876, email or visit