Massage is all about working the limbs and the body to improve circulation and relax muscles. But would you enjoy a massage that doesn’t work all of your senses?

colour-treatmentThe Hart Spa has launched a signature massage massage experience that includes colour therapy (otherwise known as chromotherapy) and used with essential oils from our bespoke Monique Hart Products.

Guests can choose from a variety of colour during their massage treatment, including Basic Blue, Sensitive Pink, Intense Red or Energizing Orange and all are complemented with The Monique Hart signature oils and mist created for use within the spa. This treatment is easiest way to activate your self-healing abilities.

Research has proven that psychological benefits include stress relief, enhanced creativity and increased perception. Physical results include muscle relaxation, harmonised breathing and reduced blood pressure.

Chromotherapy article by Dr. Praveen Gupta, Head, Neurology, Artemis Hospital. He says, “Chromotherapy is based on the fact that various lights have definitive energy bands and are linked to various organs of the body, and can help to heal them.

Colour Therapy is a natural therapy tool, which uses colours to restore or promote energy balances within an individual. The Hart spa uses the use of colour alongside its Signature massage and oils. The colours we interact with can impact us on an emotional, mental, spiritual and physical level.

Colour therapists can advise and make assessments on an individuals energy and identify which colours are needed to help bring about healing, health and relaxation and can be used in conjunction with other forms of therapy.

Colours operate on wavelengths which each have their own energy. Each color of the rainbow resonates with the seven main chakras in the human body. Understanding these colour, chakra relationships can be used to restore the balance of energy within the body according to where needs it most.

Some of the different colours and the benefits are listed below:

Red
Healing properties: Brings warmth, energy and stimulation, therefore good for energy, fatigue, colds, chilly and passive people. Red energizes heart and blood circulation, it builds up the blood and heightens a low blood pressure. Energizes all organs and the senses hearing, smell, taste, vision and touch.

Red links with and stimulates the root chakra, at the base of the spine, causing the adrenal glands to release adrenalin. This results in greater strength. Red causes hemoglobin to multiply, thus increasing energy and raising body temperature. It is excellent for anemia and blood-related conditions. It loosens, opens up clogs, releases stiffness and constrictions. It is excellent for areas that have become stiffened or constricted.

Orange
Healing properties: Orange is warm, cheering, non-constricting. Orange has a freeing action upon the body and mind, relieving repressions. Orange shows new possibilities and other options in life. Stimulates creative thinking and enthusiasm, and helps assimilate new ideas.
Orange stimulates the lungs, the respiration and the digestion. Increases the activity of the thyroid. Relieves muscle cramps and spasms.

Yellow
Healing properties: Yellow helps strengthen the nerves and the mind. It helps awaken mental inspiration and stimulates higher mentality. Thus, it is an excellent color for nervous or nerve-related conditions or ailments. It also energizes the muscles. Dark yellow soothes pains in the nerves (shooting pains)
Yellow can be used for conditions of the stomach, liver, and intestines. Speeds up the digestion.

Green
Healing properties: Green is the colour of Nature and the earth. It is balance and harmony in essence and possesses a soothing influence upon both mind and body. It is neither relaxing nor astringent in its impact. Green can be used for just about any condition in need of healing.
Green rings psychological and emotional harmony and balance.
Green links with and stimulates the heart chakra. Green affects blood pressure and all conditions of the heart. It has both an energizing effect and a moderating or soothing effect.

Blue
Healing properties: Blue is cooling, electric, astringent. Dr. Edwin Babbitt, in his classic, “The Principles of Light and Colour,” states that “The Blue Ray is one of the greatest antiseptics in the world.”

Cools down inflammations (don’t forget rheumatic inflammations), fever, high blood pressure, stops bleedings, reliefs the bursting headaches, calms strong emotions like anger, aggression or hysteria. Brings tranquility. Anti-itching. Anti-irritation (redness of the skin), anti-stress. Soothes suffering.

Purple
Healing properties: These are colours of transformation. They heal melancholy, hysteria, delusions and bring spiritual insights and renewal. These colors slow down an over-active heart; stimulate the spleen and the white blood cells (immunity). Bring sleep. Soothe mental and emotional stress. Decrease sensitivity to pain. They help in detoxification.

White
Healing properties: White is the perfect colour; for it is all colours, in perfect balance and harmony. It is the color of the awakened Spirit; the light of perfection; the light of the Cosmic Consciousness, the Divine Light.
Just about everyone has heard of surrounding people with the “White Light of Healing and Protection.” White light raises the vibration of one’s consciousness and the body, bringing harmony in all aspects of one’s life. Directing white into to a part of the body that needs healing is one of the fastest ways to bring about healing.

Pink
Healing properties: Heals grief and sadness. Restores youthfulness. Brings you in contact with your feelings.
Softness and tenderness, romance, caring, nurturing, for children, youth, peace, friendship, femininity, emotional love, emotional healing.

Conclusion
‘This form of therapy has no side-effects. It can heal cataract, leukemia, depression, anxiety and panic, among other things. It is often used a supportive treatment.’ says Neuro Surgery Specialist Gupta. Please be aware that no complementary therapy should be considered as an alternative to professional medical advice. If you are taking medication, you should first consult the prescribing professional before you stop taking it.