The Therapy Shack is a small self contained room entered through a conventional door. Once seated on the comfortable seat you then put one, two or three tokens in the token machine. This is dependant on the length of treatment required. The full spectrum and colour lights will come on, you then read or listen to the uplifting background music. By this time the aromatherapy vaporiser, Infra-red emitter, air filter and ioniser will all begin to operate. After a little while you will then start to feel the Therapy Shack experience.
Light, colour, sound and smell therapies can all benefit our health and well being, introduce Infra-red treatment to the head region this can make your senses even more receptive. When you combine all these into one room the results are outstanding - The Therapy Shack.
LIGHT - How does full spectrum light therapy help?
Since the beginning of time people have realized the healing power of light. We feel rejuvenated when we are in sunshine and we literally wither in the dark.
Light treatment actually produces hormones and neurotransmitters that affect our mood and well being. One of these hormones, serotonin is thought to be a major factor in depression. One recent study in “The Lancet” showed that bright light significantly increased serotonin levels while dark or cloudy days caused the serotonin levels to plummet.
Dozens of clinically controlled studies have been done using light therapy to treat the symptoms of SAD. These studies confirm that light is not only as effective as other methods, but it causes no long term side effects as with medication. Also, people respond to light treatment in much shorter times than medication.
Bright light suppresses the hormone melatonin. Melatonin is released in the evening time as a signal for the body to withdraw and prepare for sleep. Melatonin is converted from serotonin and so lowers the average serotonin hormone levels. This can cause feelings of irritability, withdrawal and sadness symptoms. Melatonin is important as a night time hormone but in the daytime too much can cause mood problems
The light units in the Therapy Shack produce full spectrum light. These give you a ‘light bath’ which is much more effective than direct bright light. The feeling of winter blues will start to lift in as little as 3-4 treatments.
Colour light benefits are used by alternative healing practitioners the world over. Colour light is said to help your mental power and creativity. Colour frequencies shown onto the bodies countless energy portals can re-programme and unscramble harmful mind and body patterns whilst helping to revitalize the mind. Enhance your physical, emotional and spiritual energy.
Red light is the symbol of love and anger, with its penetration power which is the highest of all colours. It is recommended for the treatment of impeded circulation and passion and has a cheering effect.
Orange symbolises joy and happiness, helping to raise the spirits, therefore it is recommended for cases involving depression. It can promote a healthy outlook on life increasing your love life, it is a bright, warm source of colour for all aspects of well being.
The lights in the Therapy Shack are not designed to shine directly into your eyes, they are used as a colour light bath.
The Therapy Shack has uplifting background music which has been specially written to evoke energy and provide a positive and zestful energy flow through your body. It has long been known that music has a profound effect on the mind, body and soul. We use sound to bring a mentally elevating influence - music can help you tune out and reduce anxiety .
Gently blowing into the room is a unique aromatherapy blend of the highest quality essential oils mixed together to re-energise and invigorate the mind, which have been sourced from around the world by experts with over 30 years experience and mixed in a strictly controlled environment to ensure purity, aroma and efficiency to help combat some of today’s lifestyle trends and stresses.
The word “aromatherapy” combines two words “aroma” (a fragrance or sweet smell) and “therapy” (a treatment). Modern day aromatherapy has its roots in the words of a chemist called Gattefosse. Aromatherapy treatments are effective in dealing with stress or emotional difficulty, it can also keep you well balanced emotionally and physically.
Aromatherapy also stimulates the immune system, strengthens resistance to disease and helps combat infections. It also helps improve circulation and boosts the bodies own resistance.
To compliment the essential oils we have included a 5 stage air purifier. This filters impurities, odours, pollutants, dust and pollen out of the air. The air filter has 5 layers of varying composition to filter out different particles. The benefits of this clean fresh air are numerous for anyone with respiratory problems. Hay fever sufferers may find their symptoms are reduced or alleviated.
The ioniser will give you the sensation of mountain fresh air, or that invigorating feeling just after a thunder storm which is created naturally with electricity charged molecules called negative ions. Ionisers help to create this environment cleaning the air by releasing literally billions of the negative charged ions. The result is a healthy refreshing feeling found by a mountain stream or waterfall.
We put an infra-red element above the head region. This ceramic element gives out the same form of energy we get from the infra-red spectrum which can greatly enhance your health.
Infra-red light is part of the suns visible spectrum and is a form of energy directly transmitted to the person because of its specific wavelength. We use a far infra-red element in our Therapy Shack, it is sited above the head region. Using far infra-red will greatly increase the benefits of all the other therapies. It also increases your blood flow around your head and neck region, which can have a profound effect on your well being, warming away stress and tension.
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