As the years have gone on and health professionals have been able to do more and better research, numerous methods for dealing with stress and its related conditions – insomnia, anxiety, depression and others – have become viable, including some you might not think have true effects on your health. One such area is the use of color stimulation, which can be useful for everyone from anxious children to adults looking to cope with their stress.
At Tubzz, we take this theme to heart with some of our luxury bathtub options. We have many hydrotherapy options available for people with many of these same concerns or needs, and we also promote additional and complementary forms of therapy – this includes something called chromotherapy, which we provide in the form of our Chromaflow upgrade. Let’s look at some of the basics of how colors interact with your body and overall health, plus how chromotherapy can benefit you.
Basics on Color and the Body
The impetus for much of the rise in color-related therapy goes back to coloring books, which began being used for a variety of people in therapeutic ways over the last couple decades. Some of the ways color impacts health, including mental health:
- Research shows that when language fails for interaction (particularly with children), colors can help promote it.
- Colors influence our bodily energy, including biological attraction areas.
- Colors also affect depth perception – light colors make spaces feel larger, while dark colors can narrow things out a bit.
- Psychiatrists will often ask about favorite colors and similar areas to help discern a patient’s personality.
- Different cultures give different meanings to given colors, so their use in forms of therapy may not be consistent in different areas of the world.
History of Color Therapy
The use of color to promote health and well-being goes back literally thousands of years, where it was used in ancient Egyptian, Indian and Chinese cultures. These societies would build great halls involving filtered windows and panels of light, which many believed could heal a tired body – methods that are still used today in slightly different formats for people who struggle with learning disabilities. It’s often combined with aromatherapy, crystals, massage and other healing remedies.
Chromotherapy is another addition, one that uses soft-colored LED lights to stimulate the senses and promote relaxation. We recommend pairing it with our aromatherapy upgrade, which infuses essential oils to complement the healing experience.
Specific Color Benefits
Here are some basics on what several common colors can offer from a healing standpoint:
- Orange: Orange stimulates enthusiasm and creativity, and is known to work well with the digestive system or to relieve muscle cramps.
- Red: Red stimulates the base of the spine, and also causes additional hemoglobin production – this is great for anemia or other blood conditions. Red stimulates cancer cell growth, however, so it should not be used in cancer treatment.
- Green: Green is a natural color that strengthens the immune system as well as muscles and bones.
- Yellow: Yellow is bright and strengthens the nerves, plus helps scar tissue heal itself effectively.
- Blue: Blue is good for soothing things like fever, headache, asthma and high blood pressure. It also helps limit inflammation.
- Indigo: For people with mental issues, indigo can be very helpful with physical and spiritual perception.
- Purple: Purple is a meditation color that slows down the heart and stimulates the immune system. It’s known to help cure insomnia.
For more on chromotherapy or our Chromaflow upgrade, or to learn about any of our custom bathtub options, speak to the pros at Tubzz today.