Light And Colour Therapy
Light and colour therapy can be as simple as sitting in the sunlight - nature's way!
Or you can use other forms of light to help you heal and balance.
We humans have evolved to react to sunlight, so working and living indoors, often under artificial lighting, may cause stress and undermine your health.
Coloured light and other light and colour therapy can be used to counteract some of the harmful effects of not getting enough natural light.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Studies of plants have shown that the full spectrum of light, including ultra-violet, plays an important part in maintaining the healthy and stress-free functioning of plants and animals. And to make it worse, light is actually filtered out by most types of glass...
The lack of sunlight in winter can be debilitating, and some people suffer from a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. This shows up in mood swings and low energy, when levels of the hormone-like melatonin are reduced in the body. SAD can be treated with several hours of bright full-spectrum light.
You can use light therapy on specific areas of the body
Chromotherapy - A Form of Light and Colour Therapy
Chromotherapy, or light treatment, works by using different coloured gels or slides in front of high-powered lamps to either bathe the whole body or specific problem areas. Applying different coloured light can be stress relief for the body and the spirit. When receiving chromotherapy, you can either lie down or sit in a chair, with the lamp directed towards you. For serious illnesses, you should always consult your medical practitioner.
Have a look at our colour chart on choosing colour for your home to help you decide what colours you need for a personal colour treatment.