Colour has a profound effect on most people. Just think of some of the most common sayings that are actually associated with colour – for example, feeling blue, green with envy. Colour actually affects the body on all levels and it can be used to rebalance the body and promote a healthier state of being. Read on for more information.
Colour therapy is a natural therapy that uses colour in order to rebalance energy. Colour is all around us, and the colours that we see can have a profound effect on us, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Colour is absorbed through the eyes, skin, and the magnetic energy field. It can be delivered by things such as solarised water, light boxes with colour filters, colour silks, and hands on healing that uses colour.
Colour therapists understand that people have a need for certain colours in their lives. They will assess the person and recommend colours as well as show the person how to use them in order to bring about healing, health, relaxation, and protection. Colour therapy can treat conditions such as:
It can also be used for pain relief.
Even though you might have the same disorder as another person, colour therapy realises that each person is unique and thus the actual treatment will vary. Colour will be used to find the real cause of the problem, and help to treat it at the source.
Once the colour therapist has spoken with you in order to establish your problems and underlying causes, they may recommend one or more of the following treatments:
As well, they will recommend to you how to use colour therapeutically in your everyday life – such as your home and work environment, clothing and so on.
Because colour is just light of varying wavelengths, each colour has its own wavelength and energy. Colour energy has a huge effect on the body as each cell needs light energy. the energy of each of the seven “rainbow” colours of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, resonate with the energy of each of the seven main chakras. If you think of a chakra as a wheel, the wheel needs to turn smoothly in order to work properly. Balancing the energies in the chakras can help these wheels to turn smoothly and this can be done using colour. Red corresponds to the base chakra, orange to the sacral chakra, yellow to the solar plexus chakra, green to the heart chakra, blue to the throat chakra, indigo to the brow chakra, and violet to the crown chakra.
Colour therapy is very safe and it can be used on its own or with other natural therapies or orthodox medicine. It can be used by just about anyone - adults, children and even animals.