Holistic Therapy is principally a form of healing, treating the body as a whole; mind, body and spirit.
It is a way of bringing about balance in the entire body. Holistic Therapy involves examining the root cause of the condition, as well as alleviating the symptoms, working at many levels, helping the client overcome physical, emotional and mental issues.
It may help to boost the immune system, eliminate toxins, improve sleep patterns, increase energy levels, induce relaxation, relieve stress and anxiety and to balance the body bringing about homeostasis.
Stress has a huge negative impact on our health- 80% of all disease is stress related. Some of the more common examples of stress related ailments are; insomnia, migraine, poor immune system, depression and anxiety, kidney disease, cancer and depression and anxiety.
Disease is the body’s inability to deal with mental, emotional or physical stress. When our body’s usual coping mechanisms are put under strain for long periods of time, health problems arise.
We undermine the seriousness of being stressed and often accept that feeling stressed is part of modern living.
We need to become aware that stress is not normal or acceptable and that it needs to be treated before it can do us long term damage.
How do we reduce stress?
We need to identify the root cause of our stress and eliminate or reduce these root causes where practical. Improve your diet, walk in the fresh air and maybe try some Yoga or meditation. It’s imperative we find time to relax on a regular basis. A good start would be to aim to experience a holistic therapy at least once a month.
Let’s not look at holistic therapies as ‘a bit of pampering’ but more as an essential plan towards better physical and emotional health.
Fiona Conlon Nally is an ITEC qualified Reflexologist and Holistic Massage Therapist. Contact Fiona on 086 078 0566 to book an appointment or visit www.therapeutictreats.eu or www.whelehans.ie
Fiona offers a wide range of holistic therapies in private treatment rooms on the first floor above Whelehans Pharmacy, Pearse St Mullingar. Holistic Therapies include Hot Stone Massage, Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, Hopi Ear Candling, Reflexology, Reiki and Thai Scalp & Foot Ritual. Contact Fiona on 086 078 0566 to book an appointment