Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Over the years – Holistic Therapies

Bristol Holistic Therapies
Over the years, I have tried many different alternative therapies and healing techniques some of which include:
Aromatherapy Massage
Indian Head Massage
• Chinese Herbal Medicine
• Supplements
• Hot Stone Massage
Swedish/Holistic Massage
Hopi Ear Candling
• Sports/Deep Tissue Massage
• Physiotherapy
• McTimoney Chiropractic
• Osteopathy
• Cranio-Sacral Osteopathy
Thai Foot Massage
• Hypnotherapy
• Theta Healing
• Dry needling
• Thai Body Massage
Holistic Facial
• VEGA allergy/intolerance testing
Meditation, guided visualisation and shamanic journeying
• Counselling
• Mindfulness
• Hypno-CBT
• Chakra balance with crystal pendulums and visualisation
• Tai-chi
• Yoga
• Shotokan Karate
• Iron pentacle workout
• Cutting ties
• Vegetarianism
• Bio-flow magnet-therapy bracelets
• Spiritual Healing
• Creative writing
• Journalling

Some of these therapies and techniques I had tried before training to be a Holistic Therapist, many of them I received while training, and some I have tried out to help with various ailments I have suffered with including back pain, stress relief, irritable bowel syndrome, food intolerances, depression, sciatica, colds and general relaxation.

I have found meditation, guided visualisation and reiki to be the most effective for improving my mood, stress levels, outlook on life and positivity. I really enjoy doing these and really feel the benefit afterwards – I think it is important to integrate these techniques in to daily life to help maintain wellbeing and keep on top of the stresses of everyday life. A simple and short technique that I like to use is outlined in the Relieving Muscle Tension post.

Out of the holistic therapies that I am qualified in, I prefer giving Reflexology and Aromatherapy Massage to clients above the others as I find these really relaxing and meditative to give and the client benefits greatly from them too. They also seem to be the most popular with my clients.

Of all the different massages I have received, I have to say that the Thai massages I had in Koh Phangan were definitely the best followed by aromatherapy massage.

Every person is unique. No two people are ever created exactly the same. Just because a treatment works well for one person, doesn’t mean it will work well for everyone. Even if two people had identical illnesses, they may still respond differently to the same treatment and one may start to improve while the other one doesn’t. This is why I feel it is important to try a wide range of therapies to see which one suits you the best for your particular ailments and needs at that time.

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