5148 Farwell Street

McFarland, WI 53558



Mary Hodgkins, WILMT 517-146

​​​Creative  Touch Bodyworks​

LIGHt therapy

​​The History of Color Light Therapy

Color Light therapy is a technique of restoring imbalance by means of applying color to the body. Its history is rooted as far back as the Mayan culture.

Light Therapy has been valued throughout history as a remarkable source of healing. 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.

Medical Benefits

Light Therapy has been reported to reduce swelling, relieve pain, decrease inflammation, accelerate open wound healing and greatly reduce overall recovery after medical/surgical procedures. Patients have demonstrated increased range of motion, decreased muscle tension and spasm, and improved circulation.

Rejuvenating LED light 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 (phototherapy) is one of the most effective and noninvasive ways to repair the body.

Light therapy is also used to relieve Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD effects individuals when the lack of sunlight results in seasonal depression. Phototherapy helps with SAD by resetting the internal biological clock (Circadian rhythms), helping individuals sleep better and regulate their mood. Even companies, such as GE and Philips, have created phototherapeutic product to improve and regulate mood.

Cosmetic Benefits

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.

Light therapy is “effective at improving the appearance of the face, neck and chest by reducing the signs of aging, wrinkles and age spots”, says Web M.D. Combined with infrared therapy, LED phototherapy 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.

Healing With Color

Color is light; split into different wavelengths vibrating at different speeds and at different frequencies. Objects that ABSORB all wavelengths and DO NOT reflect are black in nature. Objects that REFLECT all wavelengths and DO reflect are white in nature. Between black and white lies COLOR. Colors are wavelengths of energy that, to us, appear as color because of the potential and capabilities of the object to either absorb or reflect the energy.


Each color possesses frequencies of a specific vibration and each vibration is related to different physical symptoms. Light Therapy works on various energy points to help the body re-establish its natural balance. It accomplishes this via the full spectrum, each color of which addresses a separate bodily need.


COLOR              BENEFIT
Red                  Activates the circulatory and nervous systems. Known as “The Great                                        Energizer”. Shown to boost energy and promote faster healing when used in                            tandem with  infrared sauna therapy. Great for colds,sluggish or dormant                                  conditions, such as pneumonia, arthritis,  and/or anemia. Red links with and                            stimulates the base of the spine, causing adrenal glands to release                                            adrenalin. This results in greater  strength.

Strong Pink       Acts as a cleanser, strengthening the veins and arteries. Pink Activates and                              eliminates impurities from the bloodstream.

Orange             Energizes and eliminates localized fat. Helps address asthma and bronchitis.                             Sparks greater mental activity and can induce an uplifting sense of cheerful                            emotions. Freeing action upon the mind, relieving repression. Often referred                            as “The Wisdom Ray”. Warm, cheering, and non-constricted. Bring joy to                                  your day and strengthen your appetite for life. Orange also aides in repairing                            kidneys, gallstones, menstrual cramps, and epilepsy.

Strong Yellow    Strengthens the body and acts on internal tissues. Yellow Reactivates and                                 purifies the skin. Helps with indigestion and bodily distress. Helps awaken                                 mental inspiration arousing higher mentality. Shown to create feelings of                                 optimism, good humor, and positivity. Also great for nervous or nerve-                                       related  conditions and ailments.

Green               Acts as a nerve relaxant. The universal healing color. One of the best light                               therapy hues for combating Seasonal Affective Disorder, as it can calm one                               down quickly and directly counteract the side effects of SAD. Cleanses and                               balances our energy, to give a feeling of renewal. When in doubt, go green.

Strong Green      Provides anti-infectious, antiseptic and regenerative stimulation.

Strong Blue        Lubricates joints. Helps address infections, stress and nervous tension.
                            Blue Stimulates muscle and skin cells, nerves and the circulatory system.                                  Used calming, clarity, and peace of mind. Minimizes the feelings of anxiety                              and depression, the mentally relaxing color. Can also be used for any type                                of ailments associated with speech, communication, throat. Blue light has                                even been shown to improve the look and health of one’s skin.

Indigo                Helps address eye inflammation, cataracts, glaucoma and ocular fatigue.

Violet                 Relaxes the nerves and lymphatic system. Addresses inflammation and                                     urinary illness. Delivers a calming effect that can even help to overcome                                 feelings of pain.

Purple                is a tranquil color that stimulates white blood cell production. Excellent                                   remedy for neurosis, diseases of the scalp, sciatica, tumors, rheumatism,                                 cerebral-spinal, concussion, meningitis. 

By combining red, green, and blue, white light delivers a triple-threat of                                 healing power.