Colour therapy (chromotherapy) and how it can affect our mood and health.
Colour is everywhere around us, from the bright blue sky to the green grass beneath our feet. But did you know that different colours can have a profound impact on our mood and well-being? That's right, the colours we see and wear can affect our emotions, energy levels, and even our physical health. This is the basis of chromotherapy, or colour therapy, a healing practice that dates back to ancient times.
Chromotherapy is based on the idea that each colour has its own unique energy and vibration, which can influence our physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Proponents of chromotherapy believe that by exposing ourselves to different colours, we can balance our energy and promote healing in the body and mind.
So how does chromotherapy work? Let's take a closer look at the vibrational frequencies of different colours and their effects on our mood and health.
Psychology and Colour
Red: The colour of passion and power, red has a low vibrational frequency (~ 450THz) that can stimulate the body and mind. In chromotherapy, red is often used to promote circulation and boost energy levels.
Orange: Orange is a warm and vibrant colour that is associated with joy and creativity. It has a slightly higher vibrational frequency than red (~480THz), but still has stimulating and energising effects.
Yellow: Yellow is the colour of sunshine and happiness, and has a higher vibrational frequency again (~510THz), that can lift the spirits and promote positivity.
Green: Green is the colour of nature and renewal, with a vibrational frequency of approximately 580THz and it has a soothing and balancing effect on the body and mind.
Blue: Blue is a cool and calming colour that is associated with serenity and tranquility. It has a lower vibrational frequency (~680THz) than some of the warmer colours.
Purple: Purple is the colour of royalty and spirituality, and it has a high vibrational frequency (~770THz) that is believed to stimulate the imagination and promote creativity.
Of course, different people will have different reactions to different colours, depending on their individual preferences and experiences. Some people may find certain colours energising and uplifting, while others may find them overwhelming or even irritating. That's why it's important to pay attention to your own reactions and preferences, and choose colours that feel good to you.
This poses the concern for kids that have to wear a particular colour school uniform that they may potentially react poorly too. I am imagining a child with ADHD tendencies, who is already highly reactive to sounds etc., wearing a red uniform for school that causes him to feel overstimulated. Interesting thought! 🤔
The Healing Benefits of colour
In addition to the vibrational frequencies of colours, there is also some scientific evidence to support the use of chromotherapy for certain conditions. Chromotherapy is an additional feature offered to further enhance the Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna sessions that we offer at Life Balance Adjustments.
Red: Red light therapy has been shown to increase blood flow, reduce inflammation, and improve skin health.
Orange: In chromotherapy, orange is often used to promote digestion and metabolism, as well as to lift mood and promote a sense of well-being.
Yellow: In chromotherapy, yellow is often used to stimulate the nervous system, improve cognitive function, and promote mental clarity.
Green: In chromotherapy, green is often used to promote relaxation and reduce stress and anxiety. Research has shown that exposure to green spaces, such as parks and forests, can lower cortisol levels and improve overall well-being.
Blue: In chromotherapy to promote relaxation, reduce inflammation, and improve sleep quality.
Purple: In chromotherapy, purple is often used to promote spiritual and emotional healing, as well as to stimulate the lymphatic system and promote detoxification.
How does the vibration of colour affect our body?
Human beings are vibrational creatures. We have an energy within us that has the potential to change that vibrational frequency. Research has discovered that more positive emotions vibrate on a higher frequency resulting in feeling happier and being healthier. Sadly, the opposite is also true, the lower our vibrational frequency, the lower our mood and the more sick and diseased we become. For more tips on how to elevate your vibrational frequency check out our blog here.
How do I incorporate colour healing into my life?
While chromotherapy is not a replacement for conventional medical treatment, it can be a complementary therapy that can help promote overall health and well-being. If you're interested in trying chromotherapy, there are a number of ways to incorporate colour into your daily life. Here are a few ideas:
- Wear clothing in colours that make you feel good. Whether you prefer bold and bright colours or soft and soothing pastels, choose clothes that make you feel confident and happy.
- Surround yourself with colours that promote relaxation and calm. If you're feeling stressed, try adding more green, blue, and purple to your environment. This could mean painting your walls, adding plants to your space, or simply wearing more clothes in these colours.
- Use colour in your self-care routine. Try incorporating different coloured crystals into your meditation or self-care routine. Each colour of crystal is believed to have its own unique healing properties, so choose colours that resonate with you.
- Consider trying colour therapy treatments. If you're interested in exploring chromotherapy in a more structured way, you could consider booking a full Spectrum Infrared Sauna Session at Life Balance Adjustments, where you can select the colour that suits your needs, so that you can be immersed in this colour with its healing benefits during your time in the sauna.
While there is still much to learn about the science behind chromotherapy, there is no denying the powerful impact that colours can have on our mood, energy levels, and overall well-being. By paying attention to the colours we wear and surround ourselves with, we can tap into the healing power of chromotherapy and promote a more balanced and healthy life.