Did you think “the dress” was white and gold or black and blue? The entire dress controversy reminds us how important color is. We all have different perspectives and perceptions when it comes to the world around us, and color plays a powerful role in these dynamics. In chromatherapy, color is used to help the body heal and to improve mood. You can also read Chromatherapy in Steam Showers to learn how to integrate chromatherapy into your steam shower sessions.
What is Chromatherapy?
Chromatherapy was historically used by the ancient Egyptians and the Chinese. It is also thought that it was used by Hippocrates in the medical treatments he recommended for patients. Others believe that different colors of light are related to each of the seven chakras of the body. In light therapy, different colors are applied to different areas of the body to balance the person’s energy. Chromathreapy is also known by the names light therapy, colorology and color therapy.
Below you can see an example of chromatherapy used in a whirlpool bathtub. The video shows the lights in the bathtub circulating through the different colored lights.
When someone sits in the bathtub, they can enjoy the benefits of color therapy while simultaneously enjoying the other relaxing features in the bathtub, including FM radio and 17 whirlpool massage jets.
Chromatherapy is often used to treat emotional issues, such as depression, lack of creativity, stress and low energy levels. It is sometimes used to treat hypertension, fatigue, poor memory, pain and lack of appetite.
The Roles of Colors in Chromatherapy
The following colors are associated with these emotions in chromatherapy:
White – White helps bring about clarity and balance. It is associated with healing and purifying the body.
Blue – Blue promotes relaxation and has a calming and peaceful effect on the body. For example, think of the sky on a clear, blue day, or of a relaxing view of the ocean.
Green – Green is another color that promotes balance and harmony within the body. Green will bring about positive emotional impact and aids in digestion.
Yellow – Yellow is thought to bring about more creativity and to assist with the nervous system.
Red – The color red improves the body’s circulation. It also calls upon emotions and is a comforting and warming color. Red also increases appetite.
Orange – Orange energizes the mind to treat lack of motivation. It also increases happiness and cheerfulness.
Purple – Purple encourages the problem-solving abilities of the mind and increases creative energy.
Chromatherapy in Steam Showers & Bathtubs
Chromatherapy lights can be used in steam shower units and bathtubs for color therapy. Many of the steam showers and bathtubs on Steam Showers Inc come with chromatherapy lights built into the unit.
To use chromatherapy in a steam shower, press the chromathreapy button on the computer control panel and allow the lights to circulate above you. Press the button again to change the color of the light. After the lights cycle through all of the colors, the last setting will let the colors cycle automatically. Pressing the button one more time will turn off the colored lights. In the bathtub, let the lights cycle as you listen to your favorite radio station and take a relaxing soak. If you have any questions about the chromatherapy lighting in our steam showers and bathtubs, call us today at 800-304-3598.