Chromotherapy, the Science of Colour Therapy

Written by Emma Tommasini

Our far infrared cabins are fitted with LED colour lamps to add an extra element to your detox experience. There is the option to set to an individual colour of your choice or a mode that switches between various colours. 

Colours have a very strong effect on our feelings, moods and emotions. Do you feel calmer looking up at the big, blue sky? Do you feel depressed when subjected to days of dark rainy weather? Does wearing bright colours give you a lift? Colours are a very simple presence, and yet we feel them very strongly.

Colour by definition is light, split into different wavelengths vibrating at different speeds and at different frequencies. Objects that absorb all wavelengths and do not reflect are black in nature. Objects that reflect all wavelengths are white in nature. Between black and white lies the rest of the colour spectrum.

Chromotherapy or colour light therapy, is the use of coloured lights to stimulate the senses and bring balance to the body and the mind. The spectrum of colour usage is endless, with its ability to elevate moods, produce soothing mindsets, stimulate cell regeneration and help in healing. 

Colour and light have been utilized by healers for thousands of years. Colour therapy possibly has roots in Indian medicine (Ayurveda), ancient Egyptian culture and traditional Chinese healing. Now, in modern times, the medical benefits of colour light therapy are being investigated and implemented in major hospitals and medical research centers worldwide

So which colour should you choose next time you are in the detox cabin? Green and blue are best at night or if would like to relax. Red and yellow are energising colours being most suitable to give you a boost in the morning. White is associated with healing and pink brings about emotional balance. See the diagram above for more physical and emotional benefits of each colour. Often you are drawn to the colour that will balance your deficiencies. 


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