Color therapy, also known as chromotherapy, is classified as a vibrational healing modality. Vibrational medicine incorporates the use of chi energies within living organisms such as plants, gemstones, crystals, water, sunlight, and sound. Color is simply a form of visible light,electromagnetic energy.
What is it?
Color therapy is based on creating balance and enhancing energy. Using seven colors of the light spectrum along with proper placement on each Charka of the body, these colors resonate with the body’s own healing energies to alleviate stress, headaches, etc. Each color has its own wavelength and feeds the energy of the corresponding Charka. The colors and their corresponding Charkas are as follows:
1) Violet = the crown of the head
2) Indigo = the brow
3) Blue = the throat
4) Green = the heart
5) Yellow = the solar plexus
6) Orange = the lower tummy area
7) Red = the base or groin
Each chakra is thought of as an energy wheel, with each color as a cog in the machine of the body. When one cog is out of alignment, the entire “machine” runs improperly or breaks down, so good health is achieved by keeping all seven cogs flowing proper energy to each part of the body.
Color Therapy Session
During the first session I will ask you a series of questions to help determine the methods of treatment. We will also discuss the use of color in everyday life for balancing energy and how the different colors of clothing and decorations in your home affect your chakra balance.
Because color has an effect on all of us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, I can determine which color energy you are lacking in your life and suggest different colors or combinations in addition to other holistic treatments in order to bring your energies back into balance.
- The crown color is violet, which is connected to the organ of the brain and relates to self knowledge and/or spiritual awareness. This color has had good effects in working with depression, memory loss, and even Alzheimer’s patients. It is considered a “cool” color to have calming properties.
- Blue relates to self expression and the digestive tract.
- Green relates to the heart and breast and helps with the immune system.
- Yellow is a warm color and has an effect of stimulating the stomach and liver. The color also relates to self worth.
- Orange is a color for sociability and creativity. It governs the uterus, bowels, ovaries, and testes. People wear it for joy and self confidence.
- Red is our Root Chakra color and relates to security, safety, survival, basic needs (food, sleep, shelter, self-preservation, etc.) physicality, physical identity and aspects of self, grounding, support and foundation for living our lives.
All the primary colors reflected in the rainbow carry their own unique healing properties. The sun alone is a wonderful healer! Just imagine what life would be like without sunshine. It has been proven that lack of sunlight contributes to depression for some people.
A therapist trained in color therapy applies light and color in the form of tools, visualization, or verbal suggestion to balance energy in the areas of our bodies that are lacking vibrancy, be it physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental.
What Kind of Tools Are Used In Color Therapy?
- Candles / Lamp,
- Crystal Wands
- Crystal and glass prisms
- Colored fabrics
- Color light bath treatments
Is There Scientific Evidence To Support Color Therapy? Applying the famous Luscher’s Color Test can be quite revealing. Scientists who have studied color and light extensively recognize that colors bring about emotional reactions in people. Our reactions and attitudes to colors differ from person to person. Our attraction to certain colors may very well signal areas where we are imbalanced. Understanding why certain colors affect us favorably while others bring about negative feelings helps us along our healing journeys.
Did You Know That The Colors You Wear Affect Your Emotional State?
Have you taken inventory of your closet lately? You may be in a fashion rut and need to introduce some new articles of clothing into your wardrobe with different colors that will best reflect your mood swings. Wearing the wrong color can make you feel out of sorts with yourself.
How Long Has Color Therapy Been Used?
Egyptians built healing temples of light four thousand years ago, bathing patients in specific colors of light to produce different effects. Research shows that a blindfolded person will experience physiological reactions under different colored rays. In other words, the skin sees in Technicolor.
Is Color Really A Form Of Energy?
Scientifically, it makes sense. A color is simply a form of visible light, of electromagnetic energy. Let’s break it down. What exactly is light? It is the visible reflection of the particles in the atmosphere. Color makes up a band of these light wave frequencies from red at 1/33,000th’s of an inch wavelength to violet at 1/67,000 of an inch wavelength. Below red lie infrared and radio waves. Above it: the invisible ultraviolet, x-rays, and gamma rays. We all understand the impact of ultraviolet and x-rays, do we not? Why then wouldn’t the light we can see “as color” not have as big an impact?
Can The Lack Of Color Cause Depression?
How we “feel” about color is more than psychological. The last decade has proven that lack of color, or more specifically, light, causes millions to suffer each winter from a mild depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Because of the complex way in which exposure to various colors acts via the brain upon the autonomic nervous system, exposure to a specific color can even alter physiological measurements such as blood pressure, electrical skin resistance and glandular functions in your body. And they most certainly can affect how you feel on a day-to-day basis.
Learning about color’s qualities and putting it to use can enhance your spirit, improve your health, and quite ultimately, expand your consciousness.