Chromatherapy? Is that a typo?

20 Mar

Actually no. Chromatherapy is the term for a branch of holistic healing that utilizes color to achieve optimal health. It’s based on the fact that what we think of as color is actually reflected light that reaches our retinas through vibratory wavelengths. Our brains then interpret the waves as colors.

If we think of color as a sensation, it’s reasonable to entertain the idea that colors can affect mood and a sense of well-being. Research shows that certain colors have measurable psychological and physiological effects on people. For example, warm colors like red and orange can act as stimulants, increase heart rates, induce perspiration, and arouse feelings of excitement. Studies have also shown that people attach symbolic significance to certain colors, such as red, which most people associate with love, regardless of their cultural background.

Recently, luxury shower and bath manufacturers have begun to incorporate chromatherapy options into the bathing experience. LED and fiber-optic lights built into showerheads and tubs can shower you with eight colors light and water. Digital controls allow you to cycle through the color spectrum or pause on one color to relax or invigorate the senses. Combined with aromatherapy and aural sensations from the sound of running water, you can enjoy a complete sensory experience that’s sure to affect you mentally and physically.

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3 Responses to “Chromatherapy? Is that a typo?”

  1. Holistic Lounge March 23, 2009 at 4:50 pm #

    Interesting article!

  2. floleamn April 11, 2009 at 7:43 pm #

    mm… bookmarked )

  3. Attesossy April 16, 2009 at 10:55 am #

    mm.. thanks ))

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