One of the main reasons people reach out or start using complementary therapies is to reduce stress!
Here are a few of my recommendations for alternative therapy including my own personal treatment
- Touch Therapy
Working with the body's own natural healing system and your subconscious mind my unique signature TOUCH treatment will take you on a profound and fascinating journey to wellness. It is aimed at treating the root causes of symptoms to restore the natural balance of the mind, body, and soul through the art of giving renewed clarity of thought. I offer a bespoke treatment menu in which I see and feel your pain, yet give positive messages for self-healing and growth.
My work is inspired by real life, so much so that it celebrates beauty in every sense of the word. Increasing your energy, health, and wellbeing, resulting in clarity with vitality and radiance is my end goal, and they all come from deep within your soul. It is essentially all about discovering yourself, the freedom of living beyond your limiting beliefs, and realising what is possible in your life.
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This ancient Asian technique is similar to acupuncture - without the needles. Practitioners use their hands or tools to apply pressure to various acupoints on the body to open energy flows, release tension, and promote emotional balance. Stimulating various points on the body can trigger the release of endorphins, the body's pain-reducing chemicals, and increase the flow of blood and oxygen to areas of the body to relieve discomfort and soreness.
A key component of Traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is practiced by inserting extremely thin needles through the skin at strategic acupoints on your body. The goal? To re-balance the flow of energy or life force known as chi. Don't be frightened by the word "needles" - they're almost as thin as a strand of hair and most people feel little to no pain.
Needles stimulate acupoints, which rouses the nervous system to release endorphins and opiumlike compounds to the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. This can change the experience of pain and trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones that influence the body's internal regulating system.
Aromatic essential oils from plants are extracted, distilled, and typically mixed with other substances like oil, alcohol, or lotion, then applied to the skin, sprayed into the air, or inhaled. Inhaling a scent triggers powerful neurotransmitters and other chemicals that stimulate certain parts of the limbic system (which controls emotions and behavior) in the brain, resulting in an improved mood.
- Flower Essences
The flower essence system was created by Edward Bach, MD, in the 1930s. A physician and surgeon, Dr. Bach believed that distilled essences of wild flowers - usually preserved in an alcohol base and administered internally, under the tongue - could help heal emotional disturbances. Flower essence therapy is considered 'vibrational medicine,' based on the idea that everything in nature - including flowers and your own body - has its own vibration. When a vibration is out of tune in the body, which can be caused by emotional distress and illness, using flower essences with a different 'vibration' can help restore balance.
This form of massage targets reflex points on the feet to cause therapeutic changes in the corresponding organs or body systems.
Feet are sensitive to pressure, stretch, and movement. By stimulating their nerve endings with pressure and massage, the body's flow of vital energy can be unblocked. Pressure may also help release pain-altering endorphins in the body.
Stemming from a 2,500-year-old Buddhist practice, this therapy is based on the belief that the -laying on of hands - can strengthen and normalise certain energy fields within the body and reconnect the subject with life energy. The therapist gently touches your fully clothed body or hovers her hands 1 to 2 inches above it.
Reiki, known as a type of biofield therapy, works by encouraging the healing processes of the body and mind and by restoring and balancing the flow of stagnant energy in the body. The body is thought to regulate the amount of energy it receives and where it goes.