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COLOUR THERAPY

Colour in Itself can have a profound effect on us on all levels, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

We are in a world where colour dominates our lives, from reading signs on the road to seeing if fruit is ripe to eat. It affects our moods - blue is calming - red can make us tense. We use and experience colour everyday in our lives without even appreciating it.

WAVE LENGTHS AND FREQUENCIES

Colour is simply light of different wavelengths and frequencies and light is just one form of energy made up from photons. We are all surrounded by electromagnetic waves of energy of which colour is just a small part.
The visible spectrum as we see it consists of the rainbow. Our retinas though have three types of colour receptors in the form of cones. We can only detect three of these colours - red - blue and green. These colours are called additive primaries. It is these three colours that are mixed to create all of the other colours we see.
The wavelength and frequency of light we see, influences the colour we see. The seven colours of the spectrum all have varying wavelengths and frequencies. Red is at the lower end of the spectrum and has a higher wavelength but lower frequency to that of Violet at the top end of the spectrum which has a lower wavelength and higher frequency.

WHAT ARE CHAKRAS?

There are seven main energy centres (chakras) of the body which resonate with the seven rainbow colours. Anyone who is familiar with Acupuncture will realise that there are, however, a large number of minor chakras throughout the body totalling something in excess of 300.

Chakras are like spirals of energy, each one relating to the others. Chakra (pronounced sha-kra) is the Sanskrit word for ' wheel '.
If you can imagine the main chakras / energy centres as a set of cogs/wheels, they are rather like the workings of a clock or an engine; each cog /wheel needs to move smoothly and at a similar speed for the clock / engine to work properly.
Thus good health and well being is achieved by a balance of all these energies (or the smooth running of the cogs/wheels).

COLOUR THERAPY USES COLOUR TO BALANCE THE CHAKRAS OF THE BODY

Each of the spectrum colours is simply light of varying wavelengths, thus each colour has its own particular energy.
The energy relating to each of these spectrum colours resonates with the energy of each of the seven main chakras of the body.
Colour therapy can help to re balance these 'wheels' by applying the appropriate colour to the body and therefore re-balance our chakras. Listed below is each of the spectrum colours and the chakra which it relates to. Violet has the shortest wavelength and red the longest wave length.

THE COLOURS AND ASSOCIATED CHAKRAS

 


Violet relates to the crown chakra, and red the base chakra. Colour is absorbed by the eyes, skin and skull and our electro-magnetic field/aura. The energy of colour can have an affect upon us on all levels, that is to say, physical, spiritual and emotional. Every cell in the body needs light energy - thus colour energy has widespread influence on the whole body.
Your Colour therapist will help you to understand your need for a certain colour or colours. Your colour choices can tell a professional Colour Therapist a lot about you and can indicate where there may be an imbalance of colour which can indicate a potential problem; whether physical, mental, emotional or spiritual and also gives indications of personality issues which may need to be looked at. The physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects make up the whole person and really one cannot be isolated from the other.

Colour Therapy is a totally holistic and non-invasive therapy and, really, colour should be a part of our everyday life, not just something we experience for an hour or two with a therapist. Colour is all around us everywhere. This wonderful planet does not contain all the beautiful colours of the rainbow for no reason. Nothing on this earth is here just by chance; everything in nature is here for a purpose. Colour is no exception. All we need to do is to heighten our awareness of the energy of colour and how it can transform our lives. The capacity for health and well being is within us all.

COLOUR THERAPY CAN BE DELIVERED IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS

Colour can be used in many different ways, some of which are mentioned below.
Silk scarves placed on the body and healing energy passed through hands and through scarves to the recipient.


Colour Breathing using a visualising technique and breathing in different colours to balance and harmonise the body.


Aromatherapy Oils, this is the most common one that I tend to work with. Aromatherapy is the ancient art of using essential oils to improve health.

Essential oils are extracted from plants, herbs, flowers and trees and contain many healing properties that can be used to treat a wide variety of ailments and of course each essential oil has a colour – a vibration, therefore great to use in colour therapy.

HAND MASSAGE USING AROMATHERAPY OILS


We start the session with a consultation to ascertain which aromatherapy oils to be used, again based on the colour principles followed by a deeply relaxing hand massage.

The session lasts approximately 30 minutes: Cost £25.00


FOOT MASSAGE USING AROMATHERAPY OILS


We start the session with a consultation to ascertain which aromatherapy oils to be used, again based on the colour principles followed by a deeply relaxing Foot massage.

This Session lasts approximately 30 minutes: Cost £25.00

HAND & FOOT MASSAGE USING AROMATHERAPY OILS


We start the session with a consultation to ascertain which aromatherapy oils to be used, again based on the colour principles followed by a deeply relaxing Hand & Foot massage.

This Session lasts approximately 1 hour minutes: Cost £35.0

“By experiencing the living element in the flow of colour, we come, one might say, out of our own form and share the cosmic life”
Rudolf Steiner

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