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It all began in 1978 when the developer began his research. It all blossomed when he added sound and color to the massage dynamic. In addition to your hands, now your work can be frequency specific. Today we are the leading system of full body massage and rejuvenation. Now you can add color photons to your work!




Chromotherapy, also called color therapy, is an ancient healing method applied to the skin and eyes. Chromomassage is defined as the application of light and color to the skin while performing massage. Therapists trained in chromotherapy can use color and light to balance energy wherever a person's body is lacking color, be it physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental. Light therapy is a specific treatment approach using high intensity white light to treat specific sleep, skin and mood disorders. Color therapy is an extension light therapy, a form of treatment for stress and a number of other conditions.

Color therapists observe that different colors can have specific psychological effects on people. Although the perception of color is to a degree subjective, there are some effects of color that do have universal meanings. For example, colors within what is known as the cold area of the color spectrum, or blue-purple colors can evoke a range of feelings from calm to indifference; whereas red and oranges can be stimulating or even irritating.

According to practitioners of chromotherapy, any disease can be accompanied by a lack of a particular color in the human energy system. Color therapy is a tonic technique of restoring imbalance by means of applying colored light to the body. It is best used as a supportive therapy along with other natural methods of preserving health such as correct diet, adequate rest and relaxation, exercise, massage, detoxification, etc. Chromomassage can be used with any form of therapy as it is natural to the body with no side-effects.

Thus, color therapy is a technique of restoring balance. It was a popular method of treatment even in ancient times. Some 2,500 years ago, Pythagoras applied color light and sound therapeutically. 'Colour halls' were used for healing in ancient Egypt, China and India. Avicenna (980-1037), who viewed color to be of vital importance in diagnosis and treatment, discussed chromotherapy in The Canon of Medicine. He wrote that "Color is an observable symptom of disease" and also developed a chart that related color to the temperature and physical condition of the body. His view was that red moved the blood, blue or white cooled it, and yellow reduced muscular pain and inflammation. He further discussed the properties of colors for healing and was "the first to establish that the wrong color suggested for therapy would elicit no response in specific diseases." As an example, "he observed that a person with a nosebleed should not gaze at things of a brilliant red color and should not be exposed to red light because this would stimulate the sanguineous humor, whereas blue would soothe it and reduce blood flow." Thus we establish that the reds - red, orange, scarlet, yellow - are stimulating and heating; whereas the blues - blue, indigo, violet - are cooling; and our other colors - lemon, turquoise, purple, magenta - are moderating and specific.

The pioneer of modern color therapy was Niels Finsen of Denmark. Following the discovery, in 1877, of the bactericidal action of solar ultra-violet energy, Finsen studied the possibility of assisting the healing of wounds with visible light. He subsequently used red light to inhibit the formation of smallpox scars and, in 1896, founded a Light Institute (now the Finsen Institute of Copenhagen) for the phototreatment of tuberculosis.

American Civil War General Augustus Pleasonton conducted his own experiments and published his book The Influence Of The Blue Ray Of The Sunlight And Of The Blue Color Of The Sky, published in 1876 about how the color blue can improve the growth of crops and livestock and can help heal diseases in humans. This led to a birth of modern chromotherapy, influencing scientist Dr. S. Pancoast and Edwin Dwight Babbitt to conduct experiments and publish books about chromotherapy. Dr. Babbitt's book - Principles of Light & Color - became the pivotal book to outline the principles of color therapy and its influence on the chakras. According to Dr. Babbit, “sunlight is the principal curative agent in nature's laboratory and where light cannot enter, disease does. Chlorosis, anaemia, leukaemia, emaciation, muscular debility, degeneration of heart and liver, dropsical effusion, softening of bones, nervous excitability, physical deformity, stunted growth and consumption are the result of excluding oneself from the beneficial effects of sunlight.”

Another unheralded advocate among 20th century Natural healers was metaphysician, inventor, and color therapy researcher Dinshah P. Ghadiali (1873-1966). This man was extraordinary in many ways. His greatest legacy is a simple, but enormously useful, system of light therapy which he had labeled “Spectro-Chrome”. As a physician in India, Dinshah was familiar with the color therapy investigations of two men: Dr. Edwin D. Babbitt who had published a book, The Principles of Light and Color in 1878, which detailed experimental findings using colored light and its effects upon living systems and Dr. Seth Pancoast, author of Light and its Rays as Medicine (1877). Dinshah's Spectro-Chrome therapy system has nearly slipped into obscurity unnoticed and unappreciated.

Here is the thesis developed first by Avicenna, and perfected by Ghadiali: In health our colors are properly balanced; when they get out of balance we are ill at ease (stressed); treatment is administer the deficient colors; or reduce the colors that have become too exuberant; or moderate with the neutral colors green and magenta. Ghadiali developed the Spectro-Chrome hexagram which is a six-pointed geometric star figure, {6/2} or 2{3}, the compound of two equilateral triangles. Each color has a tone and an opposite, counter-balancing color.

Ayurvedic medicine describes the body as having seven main chakras, which are spiritual centers located along the spine that are associated with a color, function and organ or bodily system. According to this explanation, these colors can become imbalanced and result in physical diseases but these imbalances can be corrected through using the appropriate color as a treatment.




Associated Systems
Base of the Spine
Grounding and survival
Spine, Gonads
Lower Abdomen
Emotions and sexuality
Power and ego
Love and responsibility to others
Spiritual communication
Between the Eyes
Compassion and understanding
Eyes, Pineal Gland
Top of the Cortex
Universal connection

Full Spectrum Sunlight plays an important role in the recovery from chronic diseases. Judicious use of sunlight can be part of the healing process in almost every affliction. The rays of the sun improve digestion and nutrition, produces Vitamin D, quickens blood and lymph circulation; increases the elimination of impurities through the skin; relieves depression; and provides numerous other benefits.

The action and effect of various colors on the body and their healing qualities are described in various books and articles as follows:

Symbolic of heat, fire and anger. It is a stimulating and energizing colour. It stimulates arterial blood and brings warmth to cool extremities. Used as a general tonic, it is very valuable in the treatment of diseases like low blood pressure, rheumatism, paralysis, anemia and chill.

Scarlet (2 parts red and i part violet):
Narrows the arteries and raises the blood pressure; energizes kidneys (diuretic); use as a sexual stimulant or for frigidity, and for suppressed menstruation. Scarlet accelerates the birthing process.

Symbolic of prosperity and pride, orange is useful for stimulating blood supply and energizing the nerves. It is beneficial in the treatment of lymphatic stasis. It is also used to stimulate the milk producing action of breasts after childbirth.

Associated with joy and happiness, yellow is laxative with massage to the abdomen. It is a stimulant to the brain, the liver and the spleen.

Stimulates brain activity and activates the thymus. It is a mild laxative and expectorant (expels mucus) with massage and poultices used in respiratory problems involving phlegm, asthma, coughs. Lemon is useful for dry, scaly skin disorders and bone building. It neutralizes overacidity, and is indicated as a tonic for chronic disorders in general.

Made up of blue and yellow, green is regarded as a color of harmony and neutrality. It is a mild sedative. Combined with massage, it is useful in the treatment of nervous conditions. It preserves and strengthens eyesight. Being highly tonic and depressive, it is of great help in the treatment of inflammatory conditions.

Cool, soothing and sedative, blue chromomassage alleviates pain. It is beneficial in the treatment of colic, asthma, high blood pressure and skin aberrations with itch. In the ayurvedic system blue is related to the throat chakra and is believed to be able to heal problems directly connected to the lungs and throat. It is used to improve communication through verbal expression and enhance artistic creativity. It is said to promote calming effects and relieve symptoms of anxiety, insomnia and irritability.

In a study at the New England State Hospital in the United States, 25 members of staff with normal blood pressure were bathed in blue light for half an hour. It resulted in universal fall in blood pressure. The blood pressure rose when red light was applied.

Indigo relates to the chakra positioned at the third eye (located between the physical eyes). It heals health problems related to the head and eyes and promoted intuition. It is believed to heal the immune system and to cleanse the lymph system. As chromomassage, it relieves pain and anxiety.

Violet is beneficial in the treatment of nervous and emotional disturbances, arthritis, exhaustion, and insomnia.

Purple (Blue and Red):
Purple is the color of the crown chakra which rests at the crown of the head. This color enhances spirituality, intuition, mental strength and collective wisdom.Purple or indigo combines the blood-warming red and the cooling antiseptic blue. It is an excellent massage stimulant without being an irritant. It is beneficial in the treatment of skin disorders. It exerts a soothing effect on nervous system when combined with massage.

Magenta (red and violet):
Energizing; improves and normalizes the emotions, the aura and the sexual system. Magenta tends to normalize blood pressure when combined with massage, and improves the circulation. It is complementary to green.

Disclaimer: No medical claims are intended. We advocate massage as a complementary method that can be assisted with color.

CONCLUSION: Photons to the skin confer life. We all need light. Emotions and stress create color hunger. Now as you apply massage, chromotherapy generates a more relaxing dynamic.