Monday, 3 May 2010

What does 'Holistic & Complementary' mean?

The word ‘Holistic’ is characterized by the view that a whole system of beliefs must be analyzed rather than simply its individual components.

A ‘Holistic’ approach is taking into account all of somebody's physical, mental, and social conditions in the treatment of illness.

Holistic Health
, a concept from wikipedia.

The word ‘Complementary’ describes the completion of something, to make it whole.

A Complementary Therapy is often used in conjunction with other treatments and medicines. It has been known for people to be referred through their GP to receive complementary therapies to help with ailments which cannot otherwise be treated using modern medicine or to simply help the patient in dealing with their illness and the related stress.

In some cases, modern medicine will relieve symptoms of an ailment such as in cases of chronic pain and patients can benefit from complimentary therapies as they can help in the management of pain and ease the stress associated with the pain as well as sometimes being able to combat the source of pain through therapies such as Body Massage and Reflex Zone Therapy.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Tactile Therapies

Tactile Thaerapies are otherwise known as 'Touch Therapy'.

There are charities and organisations within the community which endeavour to provide tactile therapies.

Often, a client is referred for tactile therapies to benefit psychologically rather than physiologically such as when the client is suffering from a life limiting illness.

The theory on tactile therapies is that the ‘power of touch’ can help on a psychological level to enhance the clients general well being.

Reflexology Today

Reflexology is practised widely today in holistic and complimentary therapy centres and clinics as well as in some hospitals.

Reflexology would not be where it is today in terms of how well recognised and accepted this therapy has become, if it were not for it’s gurus; both past and present. Reflexology is still being investigated and further developed so that the therapy can continue to grow and become more integrated than ever before.

Liability Insurance

Despite our best intentions and commitment to professionalism, accidents can happen and the third party involved may wish to pursue a claim against the therapist involved.

Having an effective insurance policy in place ensures peace of mind for both therapist and client.