What is Chromotherapy?
Short answer: The same as color therapy.
It is the science of using colors to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that result in health & harmony. Humans need the sun’s light, which is broken into seven distinct rays, to live. If there is an imbalance in these colors within our bodies, it can manifest itself in mental or physical distress.
Each color possesses frequencies of a specific vibration, and each vibration is related to different physical symptoms. Chromotherapy works on various energy points to help your body re-establish its natural balance. It accomplishes this via the full spectrum of visible light, each color of which addresses a separate bodily need.
Color and light have been utilized by healers for thousands of years. Color therapy possibly has roots in Indian medicine, ancient Egyptian & Greek cultures and traditional Chinese healing.
According to National Library of Medicine…” Light affects both the physical and etheric bodies. Colors generate electrical impulses and magnetic currents or fields of energy that are prime activators of the biochemical and hormonal processes in the human body, the stimulants or sedatives necessary to balance the entire system and its organs…”
Chromotherapy is a method that uses the visible spectrum (colors) of electromagnetic radiation. It is a centuries-old concept used successfully over the years. Sufficient published material can be found about the subject that provides a complete system of treatment focused on the methodologies and healing characteristics of colors. A number of studies have elaborated the relationship between the human body and colors. This review illustrates that the development of science in the field of electromagnetic radiation/energy can be very helpful in discovering new dimensions of this old theory.
Full article from US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
Prism of Light/Color
A Brief Overview of Colors used in Chromotherapy
the seven colors of the color spectrum relative to specific body areas.
Red - believed to increase the pulse, raise blood pressure, and increase the rate of breathing. Red would be applied to support circulatory and nervous functions. Used to energize and stimulate. Affects the heart by increasing pulse rate, and the muscles by increasing their tension. Influences vitality and increases body temperature. Can be used to develop excitement and sensuality. Click here to read an interesting article on how the color red can significantly improve deteriorating eyesight, and the scientific studies that support this theorem.
Strong Pink - acts as a cleanser, strengthening veins and arteries.
Pink - activates and eliminates impurities in the blood stream.
Orange - a mixture of red and yellow. It activates and eliminates localized fat as well as assist with asthma and bronchitis.
Strong Yellow - strengthens the body and activates internal tissues.
Yellow - the brightest color used in chromotherapy, has been used to purify the skin, help with indigestion, strengthen the nervous system, treat glandular diseases, hepatitis and lymphatic disorders and assist metabolism. Increases neuromuscular tone. Purifies blood, helps digestion, and has a cleansing effect. Strongly stimulates happiness, brings on a sense of security, as well as a strong feeling of well-being.
Green - a color associated with harmony, provides a neutral, positive calming effect.
Regulates the pituitary gland, fights depression, bulimia, and other psychosomatic conditions affecting the gastric system. It is useful in calming the nervous system, fights irritability, insomnia and can be used to assist in recovery from nervous breakdowns. Click here to read recent studies on how the color green can be used to assist in dealing with migraine headaches.
Strong Green - provides anti-infectious, anti-septic and regenerative stimulation.
Strong Blue - lubricates joints, helps address stress, nervous tension and infections.
Blue - promotes relaxation and calm. Blue exhibits tranquilizing qualities often used to relieve headaches and migraines, colds, stress, nervous tension, rheumatism, stomach pains, muscle cramps and liver disorders and is thought to have a positive effect on all kinds of pain. Calming. Stimulates the parasympathetic system, reduces blood pressure and calms both breathing and heart-rate. It has anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxing effects. Fights both physical and mental tension and is used to assist in relaxation.
Indigo - used to address conditions involving the eyes, ears and nose. It has a calming, sedative effect.
Violet - used to calm the nervous system, soothe organs and relax muscles. Violet has meditative qualities and is often used to treat conditions of the lymphatic system and spleen, as well as urinary disorders and psychosis.
Used for regeneration. Also, provides energy and balances the chronobiological rhythm, by stimulating the production of serotonin, a substance which regulates both sleep and the nervous system. Rebalances the psychophysical and hormonal systems in people who suffer from seasonal depression.
How can you experience Chromotherapy? It is in our Infrared Sauna. So, as your body heals at a cellular level in the sauna, you are also receiving light therapy! Schedule your Sauna appointment today!