Colour Therapy
Natural Solutions in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

Learn about the natural health benefits of Colour Therapy & find an Colour Therapy practitioner/clinic in Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin to assist you further within New Zealand.


Origin:  India/Egypt/China
Modernised By:  Dr. Edwin Babbitt (America); published “Principles of Light and Colour” in 1878
Therapy Type:  Energy Healing


Colour Therapy | The Wellness DirectoryColour therapy, also known as chromotherapy, utilises the seven main spectrum colours to help re-balance & energise the body on all levels physical, emotional, mental & spiritual.  The full spectrum colours are each represented by a chakra of the body as seen in the diagram below.  Research suggests that colours within our environment affect physical & mental wellbeing.  

When an individual is unwell the commonly used phrase ‘feeling off colour’ is an appropriate term to describe how the functions of colour therapy work.  For example, we may perhaps describe colour therapy in parallel to rechargeable batteries as we are akin to a full battery when we are working and feeling at our optimum level.  However when we are depleted of energy, lethargic and more prone to illness, we are considered ‘off colour’.  Colour therapists believe that introducing the colour or colours of which we are deficient can recharge our batteries.  Moreover by applying the correct colour, our energy levels can be raised enabling the body to regain equilibrium.  

The energy from each colour varies as below:



Crown Chakra.  Located at the top of your head.  Related to self-esteem, wisdom and spirituality.



Third Eye (Brow) Chakra.  Located at central forehead behind your eyebrows.  Related to perception, intuition and imagination.



Throat Chakra.  Located at centre of your throat behind adam’s apple.  Related to creativity and communication ability.



Heart Chakra.  Located at centre of your chest.  Related to love, empathy, compassion, understanding and forgiveness.



Solar Plexus Chakra.  Located 1-2 inches above your navel.  Related to ego, authority, self-control and discipline.



Sexual or Spleen Chakra.  Located in your lower abdomen.  Related to emotions, feelings, states of desire and imagination.



Root Chakra.  Located at base of your spine or coccyx.  Related to health, body, individual identity and security including material wealth.


Colour Therapy may benefit the following physical and mental conditions:

  • Abdominal Pain/Stomach Cramps           
  • Abuse           
  • Aching Muscles/Joints
  • Addictions   
  • Agoraphobia
  • Allergies   
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Arthritis
  • Autism   
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Back Pain   
  • Breathing Problems
  • Bronchitis   
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Colds & Flu   
  • Constipation
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis/Eczema
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive
  • Eating Disorders
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Mood SwingsPsoriasis
  • Stress – Emotional/Physical



A relaxing, warm and comfortable atmosphere is the typical surrounding for a Colour Therapy session.  The session consists of the therapist utilizing several ways to identify the colour(s) that may possibly be deficient within the body.  The Colour Therapist may ask the client to wear a coloured robe or use different coloured silks to focus colour to certain parts of the skin.  Colour preferences may be discussed and the client asked to select a variety of coloured cards from a colour chart.  This particular assessment is to determine an individual’s current emotional and physical status.  Throughout these evaluations the client may not need to remove clothing, but direct contact with the skin using the colour therapy healing processes, can improve results.
To restore the body’s equilibrium, the therapist may explore the clients’ medical history, lifestyle and environmental factors, to discover which colour(s) are required to regain harmony within the body.  Colour and light may be applied to acupoints on the body upon diagnosis.  These treatments can be used in numerous ways, from candles to coloured glasses, lenses, coloured fabrics, bath treatments, gemstones, prisms or wands.  Furthermore the therapist may combine hydrotherapy or aromatherapy to compliment their treatment.  Following the session a therapist could suggest wearing or eating certain clothes and foods.


Colour therapy is safe for adults, children and animals to use alone or alongside any other therapy.  However, It is wise to carry out some research and select a therapist who is either a member of, or accredited by, an association or professional body such as the International Association of Colour (IAC).

Colour Therapists are obligated to a code of ethics and procedure that determines the therapy is carried out in a suitable and safe environment.  These regulations also guarantee a specialist who has undergone certifiable training and receives professional upskilling.  

The Wellness Directory
provides a ready-made referral list of certified Colour Therapists within your region.  We fully encourage you to do some independent research by checking out individual credentials, i.e. experience, training, qualifications, relevant client feedback and so forth.


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