Isaiah Tate and his company are on a mission to improve people’s lives through smart light cell therapy.
Tate is the co-founder Valhalla Cell Health. He is growing the business in the Master of Business Creation program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. The company has found early success at their first location in Heber City, and they recently expanded to a second location in Draper. (Attend their grand opening at the new location on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. The address is 282 E. 12200 S., Draper.)
Valhalla was initially conceptualized as a foundation for alternative therapies aimed at treating first-responders and veterans. “In Norse mythology, Valhalla is a place filled with warriors,” Tate said. “They would fight battles every day, and following these conflicts, every evening they would be restored to full health. The first-responders and veterans who put their lives at risk daily are each fighting battles for us. The least we could do is provide them a place where they could find rest and recover.”
The team at Valhalla realized early on there were so many more people suffering, they had the opportunity to help. “As we continued to formulate our business plan, it became apparent that everyone fights a battle daily and everyone knows somebody who is suffering,” Tate said. “Whether that battle is against pain, trauma, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, or struggling to get out of bed in the morning, there are many people who need help.”
He added, “We want to be the place where those who are suffering can find rest. We use smart light cell therapy to focus on reducing inflammation, improving circulation, and boosting cell energy.” Most injuries, diseases, and illnesses have one or more of these aspects present, which is why Valhalla is able to offer functional benefits to their clients.
Tate cited research that shows the benefits of smart light cell therapy for athletic performance and recovery. He explained some studies have shown when compared to cryotherapy and placebo conditions that individuals using light therapy suffered from 42% less delayed onset of muscle soreness, were able to exert 38% more force, and exercised 19% longer when measuring endurance. This means athletes can push harder, exercise longer, and still recover faster than the competition.
Not only can Valhalla work with individuals to support them through suffering and health goals, but Valhalla is also working with companies to give access to their machines to employees. “We want to help those in the community including businesses to have better relations with and conditions for their employees,” Tate said. “When businesses demonstrate a focus on health and wellness in the workplace there are benefits in all facets of a company. We strive to improve the capability and life quality of everyone through the use of our therapies.” Valhalla’s smart light cell therapies offer benefits to employees that can include better focus, more alertness, and faster reaction times resulting in better outcomes for their business efforts.
Valhalla will be growing these efforts and others while participating in the Master of Business Creation program. The program is designed for entrepreneurs and gives them personalize mentorship and support to build their companies. The program is provided by the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy in partnership with the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute.
“I have already learned so much from the Master of Business Creation program since starting and hope to learn even more in the future,” Tate said. “This will help my business partners and I position Valhalla Cell Health for faster growth enabling us to reach more individuals and help them get the treatments they need.”