Our saunas also feature LED color light therapy, also known as chromotherapy. Color light therapy is a technique of restoring balance by means of applying color to the body. Its history is rooted as far back as the Mayan culture, and has been valued as a remarkable source of healing. Light therapy uses colors for their proposed healing abilities in treating emotional and physical disturbances. It is based on the premise that different colors evoke different responses in people. For example, some colors are considered to be stimulating, whereas others may be soothing. Today, the therapeutic applications of light and color are being investigated in major hospitals and research centers worldwide. Results indicate that full-spectrum, ultraviolet, colored, and laser light can have therapeutic value for a range of conditions from chronic pain and depression to immune disorders.
Light Therapy has been reported to reduce swelling, relieve pain, decrease inflammation, accelerate open wound healing and greatly reduce overall recovery after medical or surgical procedures. Patients have demonstrated increased range of motion, decreased muscle tension and spasm, and improved circulation. The therapy can be used for pain management such as joint and back pain, sore or torn muscles, sprains, arthritis, post-surgical scars, burns, wounds and more. When used with infrared technology, light therapy is one of the most effective and non- invasive ways to repair the body.
Light therapy is also often used to relieve Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD affects individuals when the lack of sunlight results in seasonal depression. Phototherapy helps with SAD by resetting the internal biological clock, helping individuals sleep better and regulate their mood.
Light therapy is also a growing treatment for anti-aging. Many individuals have seen a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and age spots. Combined with infrared therapy, LED chromotherapy can be a great way to revitalize skin. Light therapy energizes skin cells, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin; giving skin back it’s youthful look.
Red and Pink: These are considered “the great energizers”. They will help loosen stiffness and constrictions. It stimulates the circulatory system, which can help conditions such as arthritis. It can also increase the body temperature, to stimulate the sensory nerves that promote hearing, taste, and smell. It can also help increase the metabolism and release adrenalin.
Yellow: Yellow helps awaken the mind and mental inspiration. It is excellent for nervous or nerve-related ailments. It provides clarity of thought, increased awareness, and connects us to our mental self. It can also be used for conditions of the stomach, liver, and intestines. It can help the skin by repairing scar tissue. Typical illnesses treated by yellow are gas, constipation, liver trouble, diabetes, and eczema.
Blue: Blue is used for ailments associated with speech, communication, and the throat. This is also a mentally relaxing color. It can be ideal for sleep problems, and gives us wisdom and clarity to enhance communication and speech. Blue is a very positive color, representing loyalty and reliability, and can bring peace to a worried or nervous mind.
Green: Green is a universal healing color. Green can be used to heal many conditions, especially to help relax muscles, nerves and thoughts. The color green balances and cleanses our energy, to give a feeling of renewal, peace, and harmony. In a more practical sense, green can help with ulcers, headaches, and nervous disorders, as well as heart problems and stabilizing blood pressure.
Violet: Violet is an excellent color to remedy neurosis, diseases of the scalp, sciatica, rheumatism, concussion, or epilepsy. Violet purifies our thoughts and feelings, and gives us inspiration for all undertakings. Leonardo da Vinci proclaimed that you can increase the power of meditation ten fold by meditating under the gentle rays of violet, as found in church windows.
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