The psychology behind Colour Therapy

Colour therapy, or chromotherapy, isn’t a fad – it has been used by a variety of societies over thousands of years, including the ancient Egyptians and the Chinese.

Colour is all around us, in the form of light, and it can affect us in numerous ways. Seasonal affective disorder (known by its apt acronym, SAD), for example, is a mild form of depression suffered by some during the winter, when dark mornings, dark evenings and a resulting lack of natural daylight, start to have an effect on the psyche. Fortunately, there’s a way to treat issues such as SAD, and it all boils down to adding a little more colour to your life! More...

7 Ways to Stay Optimistic This Christmas

More often than not, the weather affects our mood. The sunlight that breaks through our window can uplift our spirit while a cloudy rainy day can make us feel gloomy and broken-hearted. For some people, transitioning from one season to another (particularly from summer to winter) can be difficult and troublesome. In some parts of the world, the shortening days of autumn mark the onset of clinical depression that usually lasts until spring. al Covo offers SAD Light Therapy for those in need of a Vitmain D and sunlight boost.

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10 easy ways to boost your winter immunity levels

Viruses use coats during winter just like we do! And it’s the kind of coat that makes them stronger. Just as some people hate this time of the year, viruses love winter because they tend to live longer in cold and dry conditions, finding it easy to spread in thin air.


1. Get your five-a-day servings of fruits and vegetables. The best way to boost your immune system is to eat foods that are high in essential nutrients and enzymes. Although any kind is a good one, if you are specifically looking to protect yourself from cold and flu, fill your plate with fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamin A, C, and E as they have a direct impact on your body’s immune system. Broccoli, carrots, spinach, and citrus fruits are great options.

2. Exercise. Lack of physical exercise could increase your chance of catching a cold. Those who exercise improve blood circulation and heart rate which in turn helps the lymphatic system (which doesn’t have a heart) to pump its fluid through its cleansing nodes. Your immunity boosting lymphatic circulation relies on your activity.

3. Wash your hands regularly and appropriately. More...

About the author

Steve from AlcovoBorn in Worcestershire, and educated to second (Masters) degree in Geography, I worked in a corporate company before being inspired more fully into well-being from travels to the Eastern and Tropical countries of the Philippines, India, Kenya, the Maldives, Mauritius and Mozambique.

I gained an understanding of spas, treatments and clients along my way, and have developed this into my own practice, al Covo, to which I welcome you warmly. I pride myself on al Covo's warmth, peaceful aura, hygiene and thoroughness.

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