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What is Holistic Therapy?

Updated: Aug 16, 2023

Holistic therapy, also known as holistic health or holistic medicine, is an approach to healing and well-being that considers the whole person—mind, body, emotions, and spirit—rather than just focusing on individual symptoms or specific areas of concern. The core concept behind holistic therapy is that all aspects of a person's life are interconnected and must be addressed together to achieve optimal health and wellness.

Key principles of holistic therapy include:

  1. Holistic View: This embraces the idea that each person is a unique individual with their own set of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual characteristics. To understand and treat a person, all these aspects need to be considered together.

  2. Treatment of Underlying Causes: Holistic therapy seeks to identify and address the root causes of health issues or imbalances, rather than merely treating the symptoms. It recognizes that symptoms often arise from deeper underlying issues this can be related to stress being held in the body also.

  3. Empowerment and Participation: Holistic therapy encourages active participation from the individual in their healing journey. Individuals are often involved in making decisions about their treatments and lifestyle changes. As I tell all of my clients, I can help guide and support you on your healing journey, but I cannot physically heal you, that is something that comes from within each and every one of you.

  4. Integration of Traditional and Complementary Therapies: Holistic therapy can incorporate a combination of conventional medical practices and alternative or complementary therapies such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, meditation, yoga, and nutritional counselling.

  5. Prevention: An essential aspect of holistic therapy is preventive care, emphasizing lifestyle changes and practices that promote overall health and well-being to prevent future illnesses.

Holistic therapists or practitioners may include Holistic Therapists e.g massage therapy, energy healing, reflexology etc. Naturopathic doctors, integrative medicine physicians, holistic nurses, nutritionists, mind-body therapists, and other healthcare professionals who align with the holistic approach.

It's essential to note that holistic therapy should complement, not replace, conventional medical treatments, especially in cases of serious medical conditions. If considering holistic therapy, it's important to consult with qualified and licensed practitioners to ensure appropriate care and safety.

With every treatment at Sage Greene, consultation is taken before every arrival via email and then we will complete a verbal consultation and oracle reading before the start of every treatment. Offering guidance, insight and understanding of what is best suited to your individual needs and also preferences.

I hope this little blog post helps to cover and give you insight on what holistic therapy/alternative therapies are and if you have any questions of any kind, please feel free to contact myself or leave a comment and i'll be sure to get back to you as soon as I can.

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