As the conversation about health and wellness gains prominence in our present day, a topic that has gained new momentum is that of chromotherapy. Chromotherapy is an approach that uses colored light to enhance various physical and mental health practices. It is based on the idea that different colors have different frequencies that can affect human physiology.
Chromotherapy has been used for centuries, and its applications continue to grow as more people turn to non-invasive treatments for their health and wellness. For instance, at Wellis New England, we carry hot tubs and infrared saunas that incorporate colored light elements as a way to optimize the therapeutic experience. More on that shortly, but let’s first take a look at how chromotherapy can benefit the body and mind.
There are a few common misconceptions about chromotherapy that are important to address. First, some people believe that chromotherapy is a cure-all that can treat any ailment, regardless of its severity. While chromotherapy can be a useful complement to conventional medical treatment, it is not a substitute for professional medical care.
Another misconception is that chromotherapy is purely a New Age or pseudoscientific practice. While some aspects of chromotherapy may not be fully understood by conventional medicine, there is evidence to suggest that different colors can have measurable effects on the body and mind. Numerous studies have shown how colored light can positively affect our biochemistry on a cellular level.
Furthermore, chromotherapy can be useful in treating mental health conditions as well. Research suggests that different colors stimulate different neurohormonal pathways in the brain and, when used properly, can help ease the effects of psychological conditions like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Benefits of Chromotherapy
When it comes to at-home practices, chromotherapy has been shown to promote a wide range of wellness benefits including:
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Improved mood
- Pain relief
- Improved sleep quality
As to how you go about absorbing therapeutic, colored light, you have options.
Many modern hot tubs, including the Wellis® Hot Tubs we carry, come with built-in LED lighting systems that allow users to select different colors.
Red light, for instance, is often used to stimulate the circulatory system and promote healing. It is believed to increase blood flow, which can help reduce pain and inflammation. Blue light, on the other hand, is known for its calming and relaxing properties. It can help reduce stress and anxiety, making it an ideal choice for those looking to unwind after a long day.
Infrared saunas are becoming an increasingly popular place to find colored light solutions. Clearlight® Saunas, for instance, features a line of far-infrared saunas that include LED chromotherapy lighting.
One of the most popular colors used in infrared saunas is purple. Purple is associated with anti-inflammatory properties, making it an ideal choice for those suffering from conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.
While chromotherapy is generally safe and well tolerated, it’s important to consult your healthcare provider before trying any new treatment, especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition or are taking medication. This becomes even more important when you factor in the intensified temperature of a hot tub or sauna environment. Therefore, speak with your physician in detail about your proposed regimen and how each stimulus will impact your physical and mental health.
Creating Your Perfect Wellness Environment
Whether incorporated into hot tubs, infrared saunas, or other therapeutic settings, chromotherapy offers a range of benefits for both the body and mind. Its non-invasive nature makes it a great fit for people who are looking for a convenient, time-tested intervention that they can apply in the comfort of their own homes. Between the nourishing colored light and the soothing heat of your hot tub or sauna, you can create a wellness environment that is perfect for you.
For more information on how to bring this therapeutic practice home, contact us at Wellis New England. Our staff will be happy to show you our various luxury wellness products and discuss the benefits of using them.