Background on ultraviolet light and phototherapy
(From Medical treatment with phototherapy by Philips Lighting)
Throughout history, the sun has been recognized as a source of life. The Pharaoh Akhenaton built temples dedicated to the light god, Aton. These temples were very unusual for the time as they had no roof, so the sunlight could freely fill the space inside. After the death of Akhenaton, sunbathing continued to exist through the centuries. In his chronicles, Herodotus wrote about the health-promoting properties of sunlight.
From these early times, phototherapy was born and guided by experience rather than any scientific basis for the treatment of certain ailments. The sun is an indispensable factor in regulating our genetic material, biological rhythms and, in a broad sense, many photo biological processes via the skin and the eyes. However, with the modern marketplace emphasis on medications, the prophylactic and therapeutic effects of UV radiation have been overlooked. Nevertheless prevention, therapy, and rehabilitation of certain diseases and conditions with UV radiation are the result of clinical studies guided by the progressing physics, chemistry and molecular biology. We have a greater understanding of the science behind what our ancestors did intuitively in previous centuries.
In general, suberythemal doses of UV light have many bio-positive systemic effects on the human being, which can be used in prevention, in sports physiotherapy (e.g. muscle sprains and tendonitis) and in the rehabilitation of patients. In many cases, these effects can be obtained from radiation with low doses thus compensating for a possible shortage during the darker months with less sun (September to April).
For example, by means of UVB irradiation, the provitamin D7 (7-dehydrocholesterol) is transformed into pre-vitamin in the outer skin. In the process of hydroxylation in the liver and the kidneys, the bio-active form of vitamin D3 is formed, controlling the calcium metabolism and being hormonal in type. Above all, vitamin D3 influences cellular information, cell differentiation, endocrine regulatory systems, immune reactions, macrophage functions as well as the myocardial metabolism.
The Blu Room is a new environment so the experience varies from person to person because we are each individuals. The Blu Room shields you from the outside world and wraps you in an atmosphere of soft ultraviolet light. It bumps you into a different part of your brain and opens a door for a new mind perspective. Since your brain isn’t busy responding to the stimulus of the everyday environment, your mind is free to relax, free associate, or hold a relaxed state of focus without distractions. Many customers are using the Blu Room to explore their deeper creative being. The Blu Room is useful for anyone who wants to step out of their daily environment.
Deep relaxation promotes vasodilatation, facilitating blood flow throughout the body and especially the brain. A 20-minute Blu Room session provides a natural “high” that creates a health improvement effect.
Power nap with a Blu Room boost
There is a great deal of research on the benefits of a short nap during the day. A 20-minute nap provides significant benefit for improved alertness and performance without leaving you feeling groggy or interfering with nighttime sleep. A 20-minute Blu Room session will give you an extra boost over a regular nap. Shift your brainwaves from beta (the day-to-day reactive state) to the deeper – more creative – frequencies of alpha or theta.
The theta state
The theta brain state is a slower rate of brainwave that occurs during deep focus or during dream sleep. The theta state can be accompanied by vivid imagery, creative thoughts, insights, and inspiration. Many Blu Room users report experiences similar to the theta state.
A little slice of heaven on earth
The Blu Room is based upon the metaphysical science of elsewhere – “on earth as it is in heaven.” The Blu Room creates an atmosphere that insulates the experiencer from the daily environment. It provides the participant with a mind/body/spirit consciousness lifting environment that can augment one’s state of creative focus.
Univers Bleu is the first licensed Blu Room® in Canada. There are more in the state of Washington, USA, in Switzerland and Germany and more are to open soon in different parts of the planet.