Feeling S A D?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) creeps up on us during the shortest days of the year, when the shiney sun, makes its bright appearance for a limited amount of time and it is harder to catch the glowing benefits. During this time most people find themselves indoors, working, or frankly just trying to stay warm. During this time of year it is harder to catch some delicious vitamin D, Believe us when we say… we understand. Whatever you’re reason for staying indoors, we don’t judge.

Here at Kini Wellness we know some things about the Winter Blues...and other colors too. Let us offer some color to your world on these grey winter days! We promote REST (Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy) but we know that being in complete darkness is not for everyone and there are also significant benefits associated with color therapy. Lucky for us, and you, our float Pods are equipped with a Chromotherapy feature.

For those of you who are new to this, Wikipedia defines Chromotherapy as an alternative medicine method. We like to think of Color therapy (also known as chromotherapy or light therapy) as a type of holistic healing that uses the visible spectrum of light and color to positively affect a person’s mood and physical or mental health. Each color falls into a specific frequency and vibration, which can contribute to specific properties that can be used to affect the energy and frequencies within our bodies. While it is common knowledge that light enters through our eyes, it’s important to note that light can also enter through our skin.

Given the unique frequencies and vibrations of various colors, it is said that certain colors entering the body can activate hormones causing chemical reactions within the body, then influence emotion and enable the body to heal. Have you ever noticed the way a crystal cascades a rainbow across the room when the sun shines through it? Our bodies are similar , we need the sun’s light to live. And that light can actually be broken down into a seven color spectrums called Chakras.

Chakras are the seven major energy centres located along our spines, each centre is responsive to a different colour. Each chakra energizes and sustains certain organs. The balance of the seven chakras activates healing by transmitting energy to the electromagnetic field around the body. An imbalance of any of those colors or chakras can manifest itself in physical and mental symptoms as listed in the chart below.

Although this is a vague description of what one might experience, it gives a good indication to what color you may need in your life at this time. If one hour of floating is equivalent to eight hours of rest, and you choose to float in Indigo, you may find that even after just one hour, you’re feeling a little more connected, feelings of anxiety may be subsiding and a you may be a lot less S.A.D. So while we may be surrounded by white and the winter blues may be upon us, Kini Wellness knows just how to brighten your day, no matter what your color needs are.