Chromotherapy is the discipline which studies the influence of colours around us and on our psychological well-being.
Its origins are ancient: experiments for this practice were conducted in Ancient Egypt, and by the Ancient Greeks, the Persians or Eastern peoples. In India, for example Ayurvedic medicine has always taken into consideration colours as factors that are able to contribute to the rebalancing of vital energy.
The basic rule of chromotherapy is the correspondence between each colour and its ability to have specific effects on our body, creating a potential cure regarding everyday needs.
It is easy to imagine that by applying all of this in the healthcare sector, the benefits for medical staff and patients could be many. Depending on the colour, stimulating, relaxing, rebalancing, anti-fatigue effects can be obtained, very useful in specific moments both for those who are undergoing clinical treatment and for those carrying out demanding professions such as those in the medical field.
According to these principles the nervous system and the other systems connected are able to respond to certain stimuli, thus obtaining, with the various colours for example, effects on the heartbeat, on the respiratory or gastro-intestinal system.
That is why this discipline has been used over time in the medical sector. Green or generally soft pastel colours, used frequently for painting the walls in hospitals, try to convey a sense of peace that contrasts with the worry and stress in which one finds themselves when inside these buildings, are proof.
But it’s not just about walls or furnishings, also when we are talking about equipment such as chairs or dentist’s chairs or in outpatients in general, studying and following the indications of what is referred to as “colour therapy” is without doubt a winning idea.
The Tecnodent colour palette obviously takes into consideration the above-mentioned principles and, thanks to the variety of colours and textures, it is able to adapt to all types of environments, from the more rigorous, such as hospitals, to those of the luxury medical spa type.
Chromotherapy can be very successful, in a versatile way, to various types of taste in terms of aesthetics and style. Everyone can achieve an optimal combination, taking into consideration a full picture made up of walls, furnishings and equipment. Without neglecting gowns, masks or other disposable material such as gloves, cups or accessories, that can be inserted, in order to add colour touches even vivid and brighter, thus creating endless combinations that can vary over time.
Another element that is essential to take account of is the type of patient that comes to the studio. If at least a part of the patients is children it would be advisable to introduce a vivid and bright colour scheme in order to create a fun and playful environment, so as to try to put at ease and make the younger patients feel as comfortable as possible.
However, it isn’t only about the patients. A working environment which is well planned and able to guarantee, as well as comfort, an aesthetic harmony from a colour point of view, influences on the well-being of the medical staff operating daily, for many more hours compared to those who occasionally come for treatment.
Taking into consideration the specific needs of the medical staff who operate and, those of the patients undergoing treatment are two objectives that do not need to necessarily be in contrast and, to conjugate better these two sides of a coin, is one of the principal guidelines that Tecnodent dedicates to everyday work.
One of the ways of doing this is to offer a wide range of colours, in order to fit into every specific need and to every peculiarity of the starting context.
If we think, for example, about a paediatrician’s office or even large dental practices in a position to keep some rooms only for children. Or surgeries that have locations that are facing the windows: the natural light is very important in the perception of each colour and therefore in every environment. Or, often one decides to renew the equipment but not always to vary the colour already on the walls or maybe in other rooms of the structure, like for example the waiting rooms. There can be countless cases to take into account.
The possibility of choice among the colour options, from warmer tones (suitable for conveying conviviality and good mood) to the colder tones (suitable for creating peace and quiet), allows to personalize the combinations created ad hoc for every specific environment, with the objective of creating a consistent image with the structure’s identity and context, instilling in patients and operators a sense of attention and professionalism.
Frequently the right splash of colour is, already in itself, capable of renewing the image of any professional activity. This influences the patient’s opinion in terms of reliability and of the ability to evolve with the times of the medical and dental practices and contributes in determining their choice when it comes to professionals in which to entrust their health.
Tecnodent proposes elegant and innovative solutions, not only in terms of the colour range, but also in the texture sought after for high quality synthetic leather developed together with the best partners in the sector with the objective of constantly offering new and stimulating opportunities to its clients. From fire and abrasion resistant, to exposure to sunlight, notwithstanding the hygienic safety guarantees specific to Tecnodent synthetic leather capable of counteracting the risk of transmission of bacteria or fungi.
The Tecnodent colour palette over the years has been enriched and is however in continuous evolution with the goal of intercepting the market needs and trends, without prejudice to the requirements of chromotherapy and the feedback from its clients.
Tecnodent range of colours is presently able to offer to its clients, ranging from shades and under shades from warmer to colder, from more neutral hues to more vivid ones, which can be viewed here, always take into account the principles of chromotherapy.
This is obviously not a way of self-medicating with colours, we mean this as an ancient discipline capable alone of making the difference, but of a consideration in which it would be very short-sighted not to take into account, if one wants to combine a 360-degree patient and operator bell-being with functionality and design in the medical studio.