Creative Touch Bodyworks
5148 Farwell Street
McFarland, WI 53558
Mary Hodgkins, WILMT 517-146
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.
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.
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.
THE POWER OF COLOR
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.
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.
White By combining red, green, and blue, white light delivers a triple-threat of healing power.