You’re probably already well aware of the therapeutic and restorative powers of your hot tub, but what you may not know is that it’s not only the heat, the jets, and the water that can wield that power. Adding chromotherapy to your spa experience can provide you with a whole new array of therapeutic benefits with the help of some simple LED lights.

But how exactly can a few LEDs offer hot tub users anything you might consider therapeutic? You’ll find the answer to that question and many more in this easy chromotherapy guide!

What Is Chromotherapy?

Have you ever noticed how the way a room is lit can influence your mood? Or how colors can inspire certain emotions in you? That’s the basic idea behind chromotherapy.

Chromotherapy, or color therapy, is the use of colored light to induce positive emotions and even provide potential relief from certain conditions. Hot tubs can provide color therapy through their LED light systems, adding another layer of relaxation and comforting ambiance to your spa experience.

There are many theories about why and how colored light might be able to affect your mood and even your physical state, some of which are centered around the idea that the unique frequencies of light waves can help balance out our own frequencies. Others believe that because light stimulates the hypothalamus, it can help to manage key bodily functions.   

The Benefits of Chromotherapy

When you add chromotherapy to your hot tub, you can take the luxury it offers to an entirely new level. Below are just a few of the many potential benefits that chromotherapy has to offer.

Improves Mood

In the same way that the feeling of a soft, warm blanket can relieve stress and make you feel at ease and the smell of mom’s cooking can stir up happy memories and make you feel safe, simply seeing certain colors of light has the ability to influence your mood. 

Colors are connected to feelings, and surrounding yourself with certain ones can bring about those feelings in you. The warmth of an orange or yellow can offer some levity, optimism, and joy. A potent red can inspire energy and romance. A deep blue or purple can offer tranquility and calm.

Rejuvenates the Body

Hot tubs have a rejuvenating effect on their own, and when you combine them with the rejuvenating power of chromotherapy, soaking in the spa becomes an even more effective way to restore your mind and body. Colors like green, yellow, and orange are best for enjoying this particular benefit.

Helps Healing

Stress can be lethal, especially chronic stress, as it can be the catalyst for a vast array of the most dangerous health conditions there are. Many people have hot tubs specifically to address their stress and help them to relax and unwind. Using chromotherapy as part of that relaxation ritual can make it even more effective, reducing your stress levels, protecting your health, and promoting healing.

Better Sleep

Lack of sleep is another issue that can lead to a vast array of health problems. If you’re not sleeping enough, your body will not have the resources it needs to protect you from illness, injury, and more. The toll this can take on you is not just a physical one, either. Your mental health can suffer when you’re not getting the rest you need. 

The relaxing, stress-relieving power of chromotherapy in your hot tub can help you combat your sleep issues by allowing your body and mind to unwind. You’ll release all of the tension that keeps you tossing and turning long after your head has hit the pillow and find yourself drifting off to sleep with greater ease every night.

No Risk and No Side Effects

There may be some other solutions to the issues that chromotherapy addresses, but almost every one of them comes with the potential for unpleasant or even harmful side effects. Chromotherapy is perfectly safe and comes with no risk at all.

Chromotherapy From Great Bay Spa & Sauna

If you’re interested in learning more about hot tub chromotherapy or the other health benefits hot tubs provide, reach out to Great Bay Spa & Sauna today, and we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions.