Definition of Chromotherapy: Chromotherapy, sometimes called colour therapy, light therapy or colourology, is based on the premise that certain colours are infused with healing energies. The therapy uses the seven colours of the rainbow to promote balance and healing in the mind and body.
Our Chromotherapy lights are operated via a seperate touch pad which allows you to select indivdual colours or a loop of the six colours changing individually. The light(s) are securely fixed to the interior of the bath and are finished in chrome. A water level sensor feature prevents the lights being run without water in the bath. Now available, are our Chromotherapy Whirlpool Bath Systems, as featured in the video above!
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Origins: Colour therapy is rooted in Ayurveda, an ancient form of medicine practiced in India for thousands of years. Ayurveda is based on the idea that every individual contains the five basic elements of the universe: earth, water, air, fire, and ether (space). These elements are present in specific proportions unique to an individual's personality and constitution. When these elements are thrown out of balance through unhealthy living habits or outside forces, illness results. Ayurvedic medicine uses the energies inherent in the colours of the spectrum to restore this balance.
Colour therapy was also used in ancient Egypt and China. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), each organ is associated with a colour. In qigong, healing sounds are also associated with a colour, which in turn corresponds to a specific organ and emotion.
Benefits: Each of the seven colours of the spectrum are associated with specific healing properties.
Violet promotes enlightenment, revelation, and spiritual awakening. Holistic healthcare providers use violet to soothe organs, relax muscles, and calm the nervous system.
Indigo is also sedative and calming. It is said to promote intuition. Indigo may be useful in controlling bleeding and abscesses.
Blue promotes communication and knowledge. It eliminates toxins, and is used to treat liver disorders and jaundice.
Because it is located in the middle of the colour spectrum, green is associated with balance. Green is calming, and is used by Ayurvedic practitioners to promote healing of ulcers. It is said to have antiseptic, germicide, and antibacterial properties and is sometimes used by holistic colour therapists to treat bacterial infections.
Yellow is a sensory stimulant associated with wisdom and clarity. Yellow is thought to have decongestant and antibacterial properties, and is useful in stimulating both the digestive system and the lymphatic system.
Orange promotes pleasure, enthusiasm, and sexual stimulation. Ayurvedic practitioners believe it has antibacterial properties and may be useful in easing digestive system discomforts (e.g., flatulence, cramps).
Red promotes energy, empowerment, and stimulation. Physically, it is thought to improve circulation and stimulate red blood cell production.
Desctiption: The colour spectrum is composed of different frequencies and wavelengths of light energy. Ayurvedic medicine uses the energy of colours to promote harmony and healing. The colours are said to be imbued with certain healing properties (i.e., red is energizing, blue is calming) and the vibrations generated by each colour balance the individual.
Holistic healthcare providers who practice colour therapy often relate the seven colours of the colour spectrum to specific areas of the body known as the chakras. In yoga, the chakras are specific spiritual energy centers of the body. The therapeutic action of colours is related to the chakra they represent:
- first (root; or base of spine): red
- second (sacral; or pelvis/groin area): orange
- third (solar plexus) chakra: yellow
- fourth (heart) chakra: green
- fifth (throat) chakra: blue
- sixth (brow) chakra: indigo
- seventh (crown) chakra: violet
Therapeutic colour can be administered in a number of ways, but is often combined with hydrotherapy and aromatherapy to heighten the therapeutic effect.
Precautions: While colour therapy may be an effective treatment for promoting relaxation and overall well-being, and as an adjunct, or complementary therapy in treating some disorders and illnesses, individuals with serious chronic or acute health problems should not rely solely on the therapy for treatment. Anyone with a chronic or acute health concern should seek the advice of a qualified medical practitioner.
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