How are you feeling today? Tickled pink, a little blue, or perhaps green with envy? When moods are so tied to color, it’s no wonder chromatherapy, or color therapy, has become so popular in the home spa environment. In a previous post we discussed the benefits of aromatherapy in the steam shower. Today we’ll explore the effect of color healing on the body and how it can be combined with aromatherapy and steam for maximum relaxation.
Derived from the theories of Indian Ayurvedic healers, chromatherapy is based on the body’s seven chakras. When these “energy centers” become unaligned, color and light are used to restore the balance where it’s lacking— whether physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. Each chakra is tied to a location in the body and possesses a corresponding color and physical/emotional association:
Violet/Top of Head: Meditative. Soothes organs, relaxes muscles and calms the nervous system.
Indigo/Forehead: Perception. Promotes intuition.
Blue/Throat: Tranquility. Relieves headaches, migraines, stomach pains and muscle cramps.
Green/Heart: Harmony. Promotes relaxation and detoxification.
Yellow/ Stomach: Freedom. Assists the metabolism, strengthens the nervous system and combats glandular disease.
Orange/Pelvis: Alertness. Helps depression, discontent and pessimism.
Red/Lower Body: Courage. Increases blood pressure and circulation.
Chromatherapy is heightened when paired with aromatherapy and the power of steam. For relaxation, it’s recommended to combine violet chromatherapy with the soothing scents of lavender and jasmine. For a more stimulating effect, the aroma of rosemary and red chromatherapy are recommended. For general strength and wellness, blue chromatherapy mixed with the scents of bergamot, rose, or tea tree oil is ideal, depending on your symptoms. And for mental wellness, indigo chromatherapy and jasmine, lavender or rose are recommended.
In need of a steam shower upgrade? ThermaSol offers the Serenity Light and Music System, which produces full spectrum, high-intensity light and sound. Just add a few drops of aromatherapy essential oil into the steamhead reservoir before your steam session and you are ready to relax.
Let chromatherapy color your world.