The Amazing Benefits of Chromotherapy

Chromotherapy in Boardman, OH

Do you want to take your healing to the next level? While you are relaxing in our infrared sauna’s warmth, you can adjust the color based on your body’s mental or physical needs that day.

Are your muscles feeling a little tight? Then bask in the red light, which is known to increase circulation and release stiffness and constrictions. 

Have you recently experienced the loss of a loved one? Try meditating in the soft pink light, which is known to help with grief. 

Do you have a big project coming up for work or school? Orange light is known to help boost your creativity. 

Have you ever heard of the winter blues? This is because you are not getting enough sunlight. The lack light affects your body. Chromotherapy, also known as light therapy, is a science that uses colors to help heal your mental and physical body. The different colors have their own vibrational frequencies and can help adjust your own vibration frequency when it is out of balance. 

The History of Color Light Therapy

According to the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, Chromotherapy’s history is dated clear back to 2000 BC. At that time, light therapy was known as phototherapy and was practiced in Egypt, Greece, China, and India.  

Infrared Sauna, the distributor of our amazing clear light saunas, highlights the history of chromotherapy on their website.  

In India, Ayurveda is practiced. Ayurveda is an ancient form of medicine practiced for thousands of years. It is based on the idea that every individual contains five elements of the universe present in specific proportions unique to each individual, including their personality type and constitution. When these elements are out of balance, Ayurveda works with the energies inherent in the spectrum’s colors to restore this balance.

Traditional Chinese medicine incorporates color to be associated with each organ and elemental system. This healing method looks at the idea that every individual is a balance. The first color wheel was invented by Sir Isaac Newton. He split white sunlight into red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, and blue. He then joined the two ends of the color spectrum together to show the natural progression of colors.

The Many Benefits of Chromotherapy

  • Reduces swelling and stiffness
  • Increases workouts and overall strength
  • Helps with acne and scarring 
  • Relieves pain and decreases inflammation
  • Increased wound recovery and circulation
  • Reduces stress 

Chromotherapy has something to help all of us including medical, cosmetic and mental benefits. It is known to help with many different skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis, and eczema. Glamour Magazine credits Red Light Therapy with younger-looking skin, muscle repair, and reducing scarring.  

According to Medical News Today, the Navy SEALs use LED light therapy to treat their injuries due to it helping with wounds, burns and surgical recovery.  Chromotherapy also helps with pain management, sore or torn muscles, sprains, arthritis, and much more! 

Chromotherapy helps you mentally and spiritually. The Mayo Clinic credits light therapy to help relieve Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This is a type of depression caused by the lack of sunlight, also known as the winter blues. Light therapy can also help connect you to your spiritual self and help reduce stress. 

The Benefits of Each Color!

Our body needs the sun’s light to live, and that light can be broken down into a seven-color spectrum. An imbalance of any of those colors can manifest itself in physical and mental symptoms. Color therapy works on various energy points to help balance your body via the full spectrum of visible light, each color addressing a distinct need. 

Red Light

  • Brings warmth, energy, and stimulation
  • Can help with stiff muscles
  • Increases strength and workouts
  • Younger looking skin 
  • Helps clear up acne

Red is called “The Great Energizer.” It brings warmth, energy, and stimulation. It loosens your muscles, releases stiffness, and according to Shape Magazine, can improve your workout. Red is the first visible color we see after the infrared band is passed. It promotes cellular growth and stimulates the circulatory system. The red light can help colds, pneumonia, arthritis, anemia, and used as a liver stimulant.  It is also a great energy builder and can help you if you are feeling sluggish. 

Red links with and stimulates the spine’s base, causing the release of adrenalin, which results in greater strength. Red causes hemoglobin to multiply, thus increasing energy raising body temperature conditions as it stimulates sensory nerves such as hearing, taste, smell, and activates metabolism. It is excellent for anemia or blood-related conditions; however, never treat cancer with red, because this color will stimulate cell growth.


  • Helps awaken mental inspiration
  • Increases awareness and self-control
  • Great for the nervous system 
  • Can help with repairing scarred skin tissue

Yellow helps awaken mental inspiration arousing a higher mentality. It is related to the ability to perceive or understand.  The yellow light can help the pores of the skin by repairing scarred tissue. 

It has a very enriching effect upon the intellect. Yellow is awakening, inspiring, and vitally stimulating the higher mind promoting self-control. It provides you with clarity of thought, increasing awareness, stimulating interest, and curiosity. 

The yellow rays have an alkalizing effect, which strengthens the nerves,  making it an excellent color for nervous or nerve-related conditions or ailments. It can also be used for conditions of the stomach, liver, and intestines. Typical diseases treated by yellow are constipation, gas, liver troubles, diabetes, eczema, and nervous exhaustion.


  • The universal healing color 
  • Helps relax muscles, nerves, and thoughts
  • Cleanses and balances our energy
  • Can assist with hormonal imbalances
  • Cleans and purifies germs

Green contains both a physical nature and a spiritual nature Therefore green can be used for just about any condition in need of healing. When in doubt, green will always work. 

The green light can help relax muscles, nerves, and thoughts. It is known to cleanse and balance your energy to give you a feeling of renewal, peace, and harmony. It is used primarily for balancing our whole being. It is neither relaxing nor astringent in its impact. It has both an energizing effect, moderating, or soothing effect.

In a more practical sense, green affects blood pressure and all conditions of the heart. Green can help heal many illnesses of this nature, specifically including heart troubles, decreasing and stabilizing blood pressure, ulcers, cancer, headaches, nervous disorders, and influenza, and acts as a general tonic. It can also assist with hormonal imbalances, and helps stimulate inner peace.


  • Encourages great relaxation 
  • Calms the mind
  • Helps with sleep problems
  • Anti-itching, anti-irritation, anti-stress
  • Used to help with speech, communication, or the throat 

The blue color is cooling, electric, and astringent. It is a mentally soothing and positive color. It indicates loyalty and reliability, as expressed in the sentiment of being “True Blue.”

Blue has a pacifying effect on the nervous system encouraging great relaxation and making it ideal for sleep problems. The soothing blue rays bring great calm and peace to the mind that is worried, excited, angry, or in a constant nervous state. The color is known to reduce inflammation, fever, high blood pressure, headaches, and stop bleedings.


  • Emotional stimulant
  • Helps boost creative thinking 
  • Helps increase enthusiasm
  • Brings joy to your workday 
  • Increases your appetite for life

Orange is often referred to as “The Wisdom Ray.” It has a freeing action upon the mind, relieving repression. Since orange is a blend of red and yellow, it combines physical energy with mental wisdom, inducing a transformation between lower physical reaction and higher mental response. 

The color is warm, cheering, and non-constricting. Orange is the best emotional stimulant. It helps boost creative thinking, assimilate new ideas, and boost enthusiasm. The color can bring joy to your workday and strengthen your appetite for life. It aids in repairing inflammation of the kidneys, gallstones, menstrual cramps, all sinus conditions.


  • Brings spiritual insights and renewal
  • Eases mental and emotional stress
  • Bringing guidance, wisdom and inner strength
  • Enhances artistic talent and creativity

Violet is the color of transformation. Violet brings spiritual insights and renewal. Its energy connects us to our spiritual self and brings guidance, wisdom, and inner strength. It helps soothe mental and emotional stress and enhances artistic talent and creativity. 

This color can help to heal melancholy, hysteria, delusions, and alcohol addiction. It is generally not used for physical conditions; however, some color experts believe that it provides nourishment to the upper brain cells.

Pink & Turquoise


  • Heals grief and sadness 
  • Brings you in contact with your feelings
  • Strengthens contact with your life purpose
  • Restores youthfulness


  • Increases intuition and sensitivity
  • Builds the skins, tones the general system 
  • Relaxes sensations of stress 
  • Disinfecting and antiseptic


Thermae Retreat is located at 7250 West Blvd, Boardman, OH 44512. We opened our doors in 2017 and are open Monday – Saturday 9 am – 9pm.

You can reach us at 330.222.6432 or [email protected]

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