Principles of Colour Therapy

Colour Therapy is a natural, powerful and non-invasive system of healing that uses the therapeutic energy of the seven colours of the light spectrum (rainbow colours). It is a complementary therapy, with a history as far back as ancient Egypt, China and India, and is today used successfully to treat illness and disorders, alleviate physical ailments and pain, address mental and emotional conditions or simply to prevent illness and maintain good health.

The underlying principle of Colour Therapy is that every cell and organ in the body vibrates at a particular frequency, as do colours. A Colour Therapist will therefore expose light and colour to parts of the body, Chakra points or site of injury, to bring about physical and emotional changes. The therapeutic energy of the colours can be absorbed through the skin, the body, sight and visualisation/through the mind. The attributes and qualities of each colour cause a shift in energy and this aids in restoring the body to good health and therefore alters our state of imbalance.

rainbow colors The Therapist may use a number of different methods, including;

  • the use of Spectrum Lamps, Silks, Solarised Water and Crystals
  • techniques in Colour Breathing, Meditation and Affirmations
  • encouragement towards certain colours for Diet, Dress and Décor

Colour Therapy looks to stimulate our own healing process and acts as a catalyst for regeneration and to re-balance the workings of the body. As Colour Therapy healing works with energy, it is able to move and rebalance blocked energy and restore the delicate balance of the vibrational electro-magnetic colours within the body.

When we suffer from a disease or disorder, or simply feel 'off colour', it is indicative that parts of our body are not functioning at their proper frequencies - This implies a Chakra is imbalanced or has been blocked. An unhealthy body gives out a distorted and disturbed pattern of vibrations thus displaying a state of energy imbalance.

We need a balance of the energy from the seven spectrum colours, so that the colour vibrations can nourish the physical cells and organs and influence our emotional, mental and nervous activity as well as our spiritual well-being. Colours will affect our moods. Some will be uplifting and inspiring while others depressing. Our feelings and emotions are directly affected by the balance or imbalance of hormones in our body.

Benefits of Colour Therapy

  • Safe and pain free
  • Can be used for adults, the elderly, children and babies
  • Treats the symptoms and root cause of an illness
  • Addresses the non-physical origins and the physical symptoms of an illness
  • Provides a catalyst for the body's natural healing process
  • Assists self-recovery and allows the healing energies to function properly on their own
  • Clears emotional blockages before they cause a physical disease in the body
  • Chakra Balancing
  • Balances energy and restores vitality
  • Helpful for relaxation and meditation
  • Aids awareness, inspiration and protection
  • Profoundly affects the individual on all levels; physical, mental and spiritual
  • Helps understand your need for certain colours
  • Can be incredibly enlightening and transforming

It has been proven that light (or the absence of light) can have an effect on the Hypothalamus and the Pineal and Pituitary glands and subsequently on our mental and physical states of health. Colour Therapy is now used extensively throughout the world as a complementary treatment and few doctors dispute that light affects us, and that colour has a very definite effect on mood, behaviour and general well-being.

Colour Therapy can be used safely and effectively – either alone or alongside any other therapy, whether complementary or conventional orthodox medicine. However, no complementary therapy should ever be considered as an alternative to conventional orthodox medicine. It is recommended that a suitable qualified medical physician is consulted in order to receive professional advice before using any Colour Therapy treatments.

As a general guideline to finding out how Colour Therapy can help you, please see the Colour Therapy Uses section for more information.

benefits of colour therapy