What is Holistic Health and is it for me?
A lot of people have been asking me lately what exactly is Holistic Health and how does it apply to the average person?
Holistic Health is healing from the inside out. More than reacting to symptoms, it’s about seeking preventative measures. It is for anyone who’s tired of feeling down or sick or who wants to keep themselves healthy by taking their health into their own hands.
It is you taking responsibility for your own health, not justing sitting back and relying on a doctor or other person to make it all better.
It involves looking at the larger picture, including all aspects of your life that may have an impact on your health: emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually.
By being sensitive to your body and listening to your own patterns of emotions and behaviors you can begin to understand the effect they have on your body and organ systems.
By seeing how these emotional triggers are directly linked to physical and chemical reactions throughout your body’s systems, you can see how patterns of disharmony and disease begin to emerge.
Why Work with a Holistic Practitioner?
Different than a doctor who plays an important role in diagnosing, repairing and treating symptoms and chronic and acute conditions, a Holistic Practitioner encourages you to take charge of your own health and helps you dig a little deeper to find out exactly why that problem is happening in the first place.
Holistic Practitioners believe that patterns of emotions, as well as nutrition and environment, amongst other things, are what cause most physical conditions. We believe there is no disease, but only imbalance. Our job is to get to the root of your imbalance and correct it from there.
While a doctor will use probing, scans and some general questions to get an accurate picture of the problem, a Holistic Practitioner will use a number of techniques to find out not just what is happening, but why it is happening and how long it has been going on.
Holistic practitioners will help you take a look at your lifestyle including nutrition, exercise, toxic relationships or environments, stress, pain, etc.
What Happens in a session?
Right away you will feel welcome and cared about. Your visit will be relaxed and un-rushed. Your practitioner will sit down with you face-to-face and provide a nurturing atmosphere where you can feel safe and take your time answering questions or going over your history. As a Holistic Practitioner our job is to piece together past and present events, noticing patterns which may be linked to present imbalances.
Once the intake has been completed, you can move to the massage table where a physical exam and energy testing can be used to confirm the area and body systems involved with the imbalance.
A varying range of treatments can be used to correct imbalances, to sedate and disperse excessive energy, and to strengthen and revitalize organ systems in the body.
Treatments can focus on the physical only, including stress and pain relief; but more than likely, as well as physical, treatments will focus on emotional, behavioral and spiritual (the sense of belonging) balancing, bringing them together through Massage, Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology (the release of emotional related blockages held in the body).