What is holistic therapy

What is holistic therapy

‘Holistic’ comes from the Greek word holos, meaning ‘whole’. Rather than just addressing an immediate symptom, a holistic therapist will look for the underlying cause by considering current physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual states of health and wellbeing. They will then work to restore the body’s natural balance, leading to a more sustained and rewarding quality of life. While it has been effectively used for centuries, the scientific community today is now recognizing the importance holistic therapy plays in maintaining good health and overall wellbeing. Holistic therapy is being used increasingly by individuals wanting to find more balance and harmony within themselves. Holistic therapy has gained in popularity especially among those looking to manage chronic stress. Studies show that ‘taking time out’ for holistic therapy treatment can help individuals to manage stress; aiding relaxation and improving longevity.

Holistic therapy is effective in addressing countless other physical and psychological concerns, from muscular aches and pains to hormonal imbalances, to improved sleep and mental clarity.

Many individuals have been dissatisfied with the experience or results of conventional medicine or have had limited success rates or adverse side effects of prescription medicines. Holistic therapy is a completely natural and non-invasive treatment, suitable for all ages, which gently but effectively works to restore and maintain the body’s natural balance to encourage the body’s own self healing. Holistic therapy offers a more natural approach to body healing, although it can be used alongside orthodox medicines.