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FlexBeam Review (2024): The Best Red Light Therapy Device?

FlexBeam Review (2024): The Best Red Light Therapy Device?

The rise of red light therapy devices continues and new products continue to pop onto the market, capitalising on the evolution of red light therapy therapy.

One such product is the FlexBeam. A wearable device that uses targeted red and infra-red light therapy. We think this is one of the sleekest and most powerful red light devices available to consumers.

In my FlexBeam review, you’ll learn the ins and outs of this wearable, powerful, red light therapy device, along with its standout features and functionalities.

A Quick Look At The FlexBeam

The FlexBeam uses non-invasive red light and infra-red light therapy technology. It features a sleek and user-friendly design, enhanced by wearable bands, offering convenience and ease of use. Users simply turn on the FlexBeam, select a program, and place it on the area they want to treat.

This machine is similar to red light devices, except it’s wearable and powerful— it provides 3x more power output than any other portable device on the market. This alone makes it a strong competitor in the red light therapy space.

man drinking a glass of water and wearing a black FlexBeam in his lower back

FlexBeam is the first product of Recharge Health. The company founded in 2018 is based in Norway but has some of the operations in Thailand.

Using NASA-developed technology to relieve pain, repair injuries and improve recovery, they developed the world's first targeted red light therapy device. Its name, presumably, comes from a combination of “flexible” and “light beam”.

Before You Buy: Is The FlexBeam Worth It?

All red light therapy devices, large or small, require consistency and patience. They aren’t a magic pill.

I’d to set expectations, so I feel like I need to say: As much as we like the FlexBeam, we’d like you to think if you can use it regularly. So before you buy this or any other red light therapy device, just make sure you’re willing to set some time aside every week. Good news is that you can use the FlexBeam while watching Netflix or cooking.

A common question we always get. Is the FlexBeam worth it? Well, it entirely depends:

Do you need a device that can target specific areas of the body?

Do you need something that’s wearable?

Are you looking for a portable device that’s easy to use on the go?

Your answers to these questions and more will determine whether or not the FlexBeam is worth it for you. In case you need a little more guidance, here’s a look at who could benefit from the FlexBeam, and who might need something different.

I think the FlexBeam is great for:

  • People seeking pain relief
  • People who want a powerful red light device 
  • Sport Clinics or gyms that don’t have space for larger devices
  • Personal trainers, physios, etc. who like a portable device
  • Athletes and fitness enthusiasts who want to enhance recovery after workouts and reduce the risk of injury

Not Recommended For:

  • People or business who prefer larger red light therapy devices like panels
  • Anyone who has certain medical conditions

The Technology: Red Light & Near-Infrared Light

Before diving into the world of red light therapy (RLT) and near-infrared light therapy (NIRT), let's quickly understand a key concept: wavelengths.

Think of wavelengths as the space between waves, similar to the peaks of ocean waves. In the context of light therapy, different wavelengths reach different depths of your skin, targeting various issues from surface-level wrinkles to deep muscle pain.

When talking about red light therapy (RLT) I always say that it's like a gentle hug from the sun… a bit cheesy I know. This technology operates at wavelengths between 600-700 nanometers.

What does it do? Well, think of it like your skin's personal trainer, boosting collagen production, smoothing out wrinkles and healing acne scars. Plus, it's also great for relieving muscle and joint pain.

Let's explore the world of near-infrared light therapy (NIRT).

Imagine wavelengths between 750 to 850 nanometers penetrating your skin deeply, addressing issues like inflammation, chronic pain and cellulite reduction. But that's not all—NIRT is also a metabolism booster, increasing energy and helping skin rejuvenation.

But here's where the real magic comes in: merging the benefits of RLT and NIRT into a single device. It's like having a superhero team at your disposal, prepared to conquer any obstacles you face.

When searching for a device, make sure it provides both RLT and NIRT. Why settle for less when you can enjoy a wide range of benefits?

What Makes FlexBeam Unique

One of the reasons FlexBeam stands out comes down to its innovative design. You won’t find many red light therapy gadgets that are truly wearable.

This device is sleek, portable, and built to last. Despite its durable build, it feels light and comfy in your hands. It's like holding a high-quality tool made just for you.

FlexBeam keeps things simple with three easy-to-use presets. Adjusting the treatment depth is a breeze. Plus, its 10-minute programs and auto-shutoff feature make using it stress-free.

And here's the kicker: FlexBeam comes with active cooling fans. This means it stays cool while in use, ensuring your therapy sessions are uninterrupted and comfortable. Say goodbye to worrying about overheating – FlexBeam has got you covered.

Precision Targeting with Wearable Design

The ability to target specific areas is probably what most people are interested in. Thanks to its flexible design the FlexBeam moulds perfectly to your body, giving you targeted therapy wherever you need it.

a man using the flexbeam in his knee while lying down

With this level of adaptability, you can enjoy targeted treatment tailored to your unique needs and preferences. This will enhance the effectiveness of your therapy sessions.

The device also comes with adjustable velcro bands to suit your needs. There are two duo bands for your arms and legs, one body band for your torso, and even a mini band for your joints, arms, or legs. These bands are comfy and stay put, letting you do other stuff while using FlexBeam. It's like having hands-free therapy wherever you are.

Whether you're out and about or chilling at home, FlexBeam fits right into your routine, giving you personalised therapy whenever you need it.

Red Light and Near infrared light The Power

Earlier, we discussed wavelengths. Remember when I talked about red and near-infrared light?

FlexBeam combines both, offering 630nm (red) and 815nm (near-infrared) light. This means you can enjoy the benefits of both types of light therapy with just one product.

But there's more. FlexBeam doesn't just emit a steady stream of light; it pulsates, enhancing its effectiveness. This might seem minor, but it ensures that you get the most out of each therapy session.

And here's the real kicker - FlexBeam packs a powerful punch. According to the company the device has:

  • 3x more power output than any other portable device on the market.
  • Each FlexBeam pod has more total power output than leading competitors.
  • FlexBeam delivers 8x more power in near-infrared output than our leading competitors.

The Good and the Not-So-Good

Before diving into the ins and outs of using the FlexBeam for optimal results, let’s take a moment to weigh the pros and cons of this device.


  • 60-day money-back guarantee: Purchase with peace of mind, knowing you have ample time to test the device.
  • 5-year warranty: Enjoy long-term protection and assurance for your investment.
  • Free shipping: Convenient delivery straight to your doorstep, at no extra cost.
  • Large coverage: The FlexBeam offers expansive coverage, ensuring comprehensive therapy sessions.
  • Red light and infra-red light: Enjoy the benefits of both red and infra-red light.
  • Flexible design: The device is adaptable to fit around various target areas, providing targeted therapy where you need it most.
  • Two colours available: FlexBeam comes in White Porcelain and Charcoal Gray
  • High power output: With three times more power output than comparable portable devices, the FlexBeam delivers impressive results.
  • Portability: Easy to move, carry, and store, making it accessible for use wherever you go.
  • User-friendly operation: Pre-set programs ensure hassle-free usage, even for beginners.
  • Durable construction: Built from lightweight yet durable materials, the FlexBeam is built to last.
  • Safety goggles included: Protect your eyes during therapy sessions with the included safety goggles.
  • Adjustable velcro bands: Customise the fit for optimal comfort and effectiveness.


  • Limited size: While portable and convenient, the FlexBeam may not meet the needs of users seeking larger devices.
  • Higher price point: Quality comes at a cost, and the FlexBeam is priced accordingly.
  • Session duration: Therapy sessions are limited to 10 minutes each, which may be restrictive for some users.

How to Use FlexBeam

My overall impression is that the FlexBeam is intuitive and easy to use. So let's break it down step by step on how to make the most out of your FlexBeam experience. Trust me, it's easier than you think.

Step 0 - Before diving into your FlexBeam session, ensure your device is ready.

Check that it has enough battery power and any needed bands are in place. Once you're set, follow these steps to maximize your light therapy experience.

Step 1 – Power Up Your FlexBeam

Press and hold the ON button to turn your FlexBeam on.

Step 2 – Choose Your Program

Select the program that suits your needs by pressing 1, 2, or 3 on the control module. Consider how deeply the issue you're targeting is located within your body.

  • If it's on the skin level, opt for Program RED (1) for a 10-minute cycle.
  • For issues up to 2 cm deep, go for Program DUAL (2) for another 10-minute cycle.
  • If it's deeper within the body, select Program INFRA (3) for yet another 10-minute cycle.

close up of the FlexBeam and its programmes

Step 3 – Position Your FlexBeam

You have the freedom to position FlexBeam wherever you need it most, ensuring you follow safety guidelines.

Step 4 – Start the Session

Initiate the session by pressing PLAY once. You can pause the session anytime by pressing PLAY again.

Step 5 – Manage Your Session

Each cycle runs for 10 minutes. Once a cycle is complete, FlexBeam takes a short pause before turning itself off.

If needed, relocate FlexBeam to continue the session on another part of your body. In addition, for consecutive cycles with the same program, simply press PLAY again.

Remember, while FlexBeam is generally safe, take necessary precautions:

  • Avoid placing it on your head or face.
  • Do not stare directly into the light.
  • Wear protective goggles if using near the eyes.
  • Refrain from positioning FlexBeam directly over the heart for more than one cycle (10 minutes).

Overall, the experience using the FlexBeam is positive and straightforward. The fact that it comes with 3 pre-set programs and 10 minute cycles makes life easy. Most people won’t want to use a complicated product with tons of programs and settings, so the FlexBeam provides more than enough functionality for the vast majority of us.

Tips for Maximising Results

Now that you're up to speed on how the FlexBeam works, let's explore some strategies and guidelines for maximising the benefits of this device:

  • Consistency is key: Make light therapy a habit. Stick to your schedule for best results.
  • Ease In Gradually: If new to light therapy, the 10-minute session limit is perfect. It's a gentle way for your body to acclimate.
  • Target with Precision: Direct the light to your trouble spots for effective treatment.
  • Cleanse and Prep: Ensure your skin is clean and obstacle-free for maximum benefits.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink up before and after sessions to keep your cells happy.
  • Blend Therapies: Pair light therapy with skincare, exercise, and healthy eating for best results.
  • Patience Pays Off: Results take time, so stay consistent and trust the process.
  • Track Progress: Keep tabs on changes for tweaks along the way.
  • Seek Professional Guidance: Consult healthcare providers for any concerns or conditions.

With these strategies in your toolkit, you're well on your way to maximising the benefits of your FlexBeam.

Customer Reviews

Most of our customers have given us positive feedback about the product, with no negative comments so far. Although we've seen some complaints online about shipping times and extra fees, since we ship from the UK and our price includes taxes and shipping, we have addressed those concerns.

Here’s some reviews we’ve received from real customers

“Easy purchase, fast delivery and great service. I was expecting a good product for the price. It is not one of the most expensive red light devices out there. It has blown my mind. First, Im either constantly injured or with pains, consequences of years doing Crossfit and boxing, my body cant take it. But now, after every workout, I put the flex beam on and voila! I recover faster and my body does not hurt as much. Second, I can take it everywhere. I travel often, so having a device that I can take with me its a game changer.”

“My Flex beam arrived on time , nicely presented with a good booklet on usage and settings plus fixings for treatment of various joints and muscles. Easy to use Great design. I’m using mine for a neck injury. My wife is hoping to pinch it for a well-being setting as she has Sjögren’s syndrome.”

“The FlexBeam is exceptional. I bought it in January 2023 at the Peak Athletics. They have been great to deal with. Have been using it for a few weeks and can feel the difference, I love it. It adapts easily to my knees and arms. I wish I had discovered it earlier. Great product and great service!”

Final Verdict Of Our FlexBeam Review

The FlexBeam is hands down one of the best red light therapy devices in the market. It’s clear to see that Recharge Health is passionate about its product and technology, and it has worked really hard to provide an outstanding product. I’m excited to offer this product and am looking forward to future iterations.

So, if you are ready to take the next step, press the orange button and purchase a FlexBeam today.

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