Therapies for Health & Well-Being
Natural remedies and holistic therapies can be a highly effective way to decrease anxiety or tension, increase feelings of vitality, calm an overactive mind, gain insight into patterns of behaviour, and control physical symptoms. When used as a regular part of your health regime, therapies can provide significant improvements in your overall wellness.
If you are trying to find a reputable local therapist, first check that they are suitably qualified and experienced in the modality that they use. A therapist should always be insured, and may also belong to a professional organisation. Don't be afraid to ask any questions that you have before signing up for sessions.
Holistic health therapies are usually based upon Eastern principles of well-being. The focus is on subjective personal experience, including energy levels, emotions, thoughts and feelings. Therapies often contain an element of spiritual awareness, personal development and insight.
Natural Remedies and Therapies
- Massage: Manipulation of soft tissues of the body. Gentle massage for relaxation. Or deep tissue, sports, or remedial massage for muscular pain relief
- Reflexology: An acupressure technique, usually used on feet or hands, which releases energetic blocks, and promotes self healing within the body.
- Yoga: A spiritual tradition which teaches control of mind and body. In Western culture, yoga is often associated with postures, breath work and stretching.
- Reiki or Spiritual Healing: A non-invasive therapy which re balances life force energy and release blocks from the auric field.
- Bach Flower Remedies: Infusions of plants and herbs, used to treat mental and emotional problems, which often precede physical ailments
- Chiropractic: Manipulation of the joints of the body, usually the spine, to re align function of nerves, and to release build up of stress or tension
- Psychotherapy: Talking therapy which identifies patterns within the mind, and how they relate to current behaviours
- Acupuncture: An ancient Chinese therapy which uses fine needles to release blocks in meridians, or energy channels, within the body
- Nutritional Therapy: Use of dietary intervention and supplements as a form of healing , often used for chronic health conditions
- Counselling: Supportive talking-based therapy which facilitates expression of feelings, emotions, and difficulties, to promote healing
- Homeopathy: Remedy-based treatment which is based upon concept of treating 'like with like'. Uses minute amounts of substance within healing tincture
- Bowen Technique: Gentle manipulation of tissues which stimulates body energy flow and encourages self healing
- Coaching: Therapy which encourages action-based change and practical life skills to create improvement in life, health, work or relationships
- Kinesiology: Preventative therapy which tests muscles for weakness due to chemical, physical, emotional, mental imbalances
- Meditation or mindfulness: Focus on the activity of the mind and body. Often used to calm the mind, promote relaxation, and gain self awareness