What is Colour Therapy?

Suzy Chiazzari
Written by Suzy Chiazzari

Colour Therapy is a totally safe non-invasive complementary therapy that uses colour and light to bring  back balance to the mind  and body in order to stimulate deep inner healing. The appropriate  healing colours are administered by a trained therapist and self-administered afterwards. Colour Therapy can be used to alleviate many different chronic problems, including pain management and also numerous symptoms brought about through emotional and mental stress.

Firstly,   the therapist carries out a colour diagnostic test or art therapy task to highlight areas in your being that need  attention. Afterwards, they will recommend healing and supportive hues to introduce into your dress, décor and diet, and also teach some simple colour healing techniques; for example, colour breathing, colour visualizations and affirmations. Over a course of several consultations a colour therapist may also give you   a silk scarf, colour aromatherapy, colour reflexology or colour acupressure treatment.

Colour therapy  is thousands of years old  but it extends far beyond   one particular treatment technique. It is a living therapy that is growing and changing to meet modern needs. Light therapy is one of the fastest developing areas of medicine that is incorporated into health and beauty treatments, sports therapy, optometry, haematology, physiotherapy and many other areas of  healthcare.

Colour Therapy is especially good  for:

Low energy and tiredness
Pain management
Muscle fatigue and stiffness
Weight management
Panic attacks
Maintaining normal blood pressure
Emotional trauma
Mental stress
Spiritual disquiet

Useful Addresses

International Wheel of  Colour  (IWOC): www.iwoc-colour.com
Iris School of Colour Therapy:  www.iriscolour.co.uk