The Light Room


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Light therapy is a way to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and certain other conditions by exposure to artificial light. SAD is a type of depression that occurs at a certain time each year, usually in the fall or winter.  We're honored to be one of the only Light Therapy rooms available in the Iowa Corridor. 


During a light session, you sit near a light box. The box gives off bright light that mimics natural outdoor light. You can do whatever you like while allowing the light to do its work. Read, knit, surf the web - whatever floats your boat.


Light therapy is thought to affect brain chemicals linked to mood and sleep, easing SAD symptoms. Using a light box may also help with other types of depression, sleep disorders and other conditions.


SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE in three time increments. 

  • MINI (20 minutes) | During the mini session the light will be placed close to your face while you rest comfortably in a zero gravity chair or you can choose to lounge on the floor amidst pillows, cushions and blankets.
  • STANDARD (40 minutes) | During the standard session the light will be placed close to your body while you rest comfortably in a zero gravity chair or you can choose to lounge on the floor amidst pillows, cushions and blankets.
  • EXTENDED (60 minutes) | During the extended session the light will fill the room as you rest comfortably in a zero gravity chair or you can choose to lounge on the floor amidst pillows, cushions and blankets. You're welcome to bring up to 5 people total for this extended room time. Think: game night, work meeting, group meditation practice... the possibilities are endless! 
If you're ready to book your time slot, visit us at the link below. Light sessions also make great gifts! Use any Kae Apothecary gift card in the shop or toward a light session. 

Book a Light Room Session


Want to learn a little bit more about Light Therapy? We love the resources below. 
  • Light Therapy | Mayo Clinic (LINK
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder: Bring on the Light, Michael Craig Miller, M.D. | Harvard Health (LINK
/// Your session may be HSA eligible. Talk to your specific insurance or provider for more details.

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