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The Beginner's Guide to Chromotherapy in 2016


It's easy to assume that underwater lighting in your whirlpool bath is something of a luxury. While that is true – and it does look fantastic – did you know that there's much more to underwater lighting than just looking good? The underlying concept is known as “chromotherapy”, and it could have big health and wellbeing benefits. Want to know more? Read on!

What is chromotherapy?

In a nutshell, chromotherapy is an alternative form of treatment or therapy which aims to restore the body's natural energy balance using the power of specific colours. This energy can include emotional, spiritual, physical or mental – essentially anything that can be diminished by the wear and tear of everyday life. In the context of whirlpool baths, the tenets of chromotherapy are leveraged in the production of a number of underwater lighting systems. But we’ll go into more detail on that later on. Believe it or not, the concepts that underpin chromotherapy go all the way back to the year 1025, when they were first described in the book The Canon of Medicine. A Persian polymath known as Avicenna wrote that “colour is an observable symptom of disease”, and from this simple seed, the entire chromotherapy movement was born.

Chromotherapy in 2016

So if the concept of chromotherapy dates back more than a thousand years, how does it apply today? Well, the truth is that the foundational ideas, whereby certain colours can affect the body in different ways (for example, the colour red allegedly improves blood circulation) can be found in many areas of life and therapeutic products. But, as we mentioned above, these ideas also extend to underwater lighting systems in whirlpool baths. In fact, this is one of the most effective forms of chromotherapy because of the way the light dissipates throughout the water and across the body, maximising the potentially therapeutic effects of the colour you choose.

Whirlpool baths and chromotherapy

Because whirlpool baths, especially here at The Whirlpool Bath Shop, are all about customisability, you’re able to add a chromotherapy mood lighting system to your new whirlpool bath when you order. These smart systems are able to create a spectrum of different colours, each with a unique purpose in the realm of chromotherapy. You can choose from red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet – each of which may offer a range of wellbeing benefits ranging from revitalization to stress-busting relaxation. If you’ve never experienced the power of an underwater lighting system – even from a simple aesthetic point of view – you don’t know what you’re missing. A system like this won’t just net you the touted benefits of chromotherapy; they’ll also fill your bathroom with a soft, gentle light that simply looks fantastic.

Want to try out chromotherapy for yourself? For a limited time, you’ll get a free chromotherapy light with every Carron, Aquaestil, or Oriental whirlpool baths. For a more comprehensive option installed with a brand new whirlpool tub, check out our full range of chromotherapy lighting systems, or call the team now.

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