ancient reflexology

Luminous Color Reflexology

Lumalight Technique 2Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs depict regular hand and foot care. This honorable practice may have been a precursor to modern reflexology. In the same era health care practitioners mastered chromotherapy, the healing art that uses colored light. Early Greeks and Romans built solariums to promote physical and emotional wellbeing.

We don’t question the sun’s role in the photosynthesis of plant nutrients. We intuitively know that it’s just as essential to human survival and internal processes as air, food, and water. With such a long tradition of these practices, it’s a natural evolution that the two modalities of reflexology and chromotherapy have evolved into a combined practice called color light reflexology. All life-forms are finely tuned to light.

The sun delivers a full spectrum apothecary.

Simply shine colors upon face, hands, and feet, over reflex zones.

Healing light, really?

Yin Yang World

Throughout history, color hues have been said to have psychological and therapeutic benefits. We have just begun to explore the many branches of light therapies, low-level laser and red light therapy included.

As with the yin-yang concept in ancient philosophies, the use of opposite forces to balance our “qi” (universal energy) for wellness is described in holistic wellness arts.

Visible light also has opposite forces, as in day and night colors.

Daytime hues of red, orange, and yellow are found to have warming and stimulating effects. The evening hues of violets and blues can be calming and cooling. Green in the middle is the great equalizer for harmony. There are as many shades to choose from as there are situations that you’ll experience in your practice.

The skin is our protective shield from the outside world and may mirror what’s going on inside us. This sensory organ responds to external stimuli as calls to action. Both touch therapies and light frequencies can stimulate the skin. With the use of a handheld emitter, colored light is shone above the targeted reflex Luminous sunrisezone or area mapped out.

Acupressure points are located along meridians and identified zones intersect on the hands and feet. The face also has a mapping system. Stimulate the skin with touch therapy then introduce colored light over the area to inspire a self-healing and regulating reaction.

Chromotherapy, with reflexology, is an intuitive science and a mystical art.

The use of photonic energy for rejuvenating purposes has peaked the interest of researchers worldwide. For example, beneficial frequencies of green, red, and blue light, and the value of full spectrum light is common knowledge. Color arrays influence our perception and affect our moods, too. Findings from the field of color psychology research are used in marketing, branding, décor, and the fashion industry.

Licensed reflexologists may work alongside healthcare professionals to support wellness, maintenance, and recovery programs. The spa industry’s anti-aging and beauty treatments include reflexology techniques and color therapies to tone and clarify the skin.

The invisible frequencies of light, such as Infrared and Ultraviolet light have been used successfully, so it’s quite possible that the visible spectrum, from red to violet, also has its place in wide range of wellness regimes, and spiritual practices.

Lumalight Technique 3Illuminate me more…

The colors in nature, art, and cuisine move, tempt, and touch us in profound ways. It nourishes us with its sun-rich nutrients from nature’s bounty. The Spectrahue Method, using Lumalight is a four-season approach in a reflexology practice.

A modality that focuses on the face, hands, and feet to encourage harmony in the energy system.

Our classes are a revival of an ancient healing art

© 2022 Julianne Bien, Spectrahue Light & Sound Inc., Canada

Disclaimer: The ideas and opinions expressed herein are based on the author’s experience and research in the field. No medical claims are made or implied in this article and the information does not replace the advice and care of a medical professional. Always consult your health care team prior to beginning a new modality.


Lumalight-in-action photos courtesy of Terry Leone, Voice of the Soul Healing, New York, United States


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