Holistic therapies reduce stress
Nowadays we live with high levels of stress in our lives. Many of us have to commute, work long hours and look after families, leaving little time to take care of ourselves. Because we live with stress every day, we are often unaware of the effect that it can have on our well being. This is where holistic therapies can help.
When your body is experiencing a stressful situation, it uses vital resources to respond which it diverts away from other essential functions such as the digestive and immune systems. Once the stress has passed, the resources go back to where they are needed. When your body is coping with stress every day it can become difficult for it to regain equilibrium. Deep relaxation can reverse the stress response, allowing your body to begin the process of restoring balance.
The impact of stress is different for everyone. Fatigue and general tiredness, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, reduced immunity, eczema and asthma, headaches, depression, sleep problems, muscular aches and pains are just a few of the symptoms that people experience. Long periods of stress can lead to – dis-ease = disease.
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The Holistic Theory explained
Medical research is important and valid. It has revealed much about the human body and its conditions. In very many instances prescription drugs are valuable, safe and effective. However, most orthodox practitioners focus mainly on treating the symptoms of disease with drugs or surgery and unfortunately most synthesised chemical drugs often have side effects.
The word holistic comed from the Greek word ‘holos’ meaning whole. The word ‘healing’ is also derived from ‘holos’. Holistic practitioners believe that it is important to take into account the whole person in their whole situation. Their aim, to bring the mind, body and spirit into balance to improve physical and emotional well being.
Holistic therapies are very effective in the prevention of ill health. They help to rid the body of toxins by stimulating the lymphatic system. This in turn helps to strengthen the immune system. They are also very effective in the treatment of ill health, addressing both the symptoms and their underlying causes. After all, what good would it be to replace the wet carpets without first fixing the hole in the roof?
“The cure of the part should not be attempted without treatment of the whole. No attempts should be made to cure the body without the soul, and if the head and body are to be healthy you must begin by curing the mind, for this is the great error of our day in the treatment of the human body that physicians first separate the soul from the body”. Plato
Essential oils are very effective, safe and gentle in treating both the body and the mind with no undesirable side effects. Working with a qualified practitioner you will select essential oils that will aim to give relief from your symptoms. The massage treatment can be as gentle or deep as you want it to be and will focus on your body’s problem areas.