WHAT IS COLOUR THERAPY
Colour therapy, or ‘chromotherapy’, is a form of holistic healing that utilises the colours that we see every day to help treat emotional, physical and mental conditions. Each colour has its own unique healing properties connected to an energy point or chakra within the body. These energy points coordinate with the seven colours of the rainbow, and then applied to heal the mind, body and spirit.
The therapeutic use of colour is not a new practice; in fact, it has been around for over 2,000 years, beginning with the Ancient Egyptians. It has been recorded that the Egyptians had a deep understanding of the healing powers of colour rays which were later passed on to the Greeks who applied the practice in the scientific arena. The method was also used in the middle ages and later pioneered by Isaac Newton who published a paper on the subject after passing a beam of light through a prism. Today the use of colour is widely accepted and utilised in the modern world among businesses, interior designers, artists and therapists to influence mood and create positive environments.
COLOUR THERAPY SESSION
If you are wondering how all of this can help to heal what ails you, it all comes back to the chakra energy points. The main energy points within the body are the root, navel, solar plexus, heart, throat, brow, and crown chakras. By applying colours that coordinate to these chakra points, you can realign and balance energy. Depending on what you are treating, a typical healing session could last anywhere from fifteen minutes to one hour.