A brief description of the Holistic Approach in Therapy

The Holistic Approach takes into account a variety of factors in a person’s life such as emotions , stresses, lifestyle, mental attitude, experiences and relationships. All of which can cause imbalance, Holistic Therapy seeks to treat the person as a whole rather than just treat the symptom.

A holistic practitioner’s role is to ultimately support the body’s own healing mechanisms by bringing about its own natural balance called Homeostasis.

Homeostasis, the body’s condition of relative stability i.e. Balance within its internal environment. With this in place the body is able to heal itself.

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Reflexology

Reflexology

Reflexology is a natural, Holistic therapy which involves the Therapist using special pressure techniques on the feet or hand aiming to effectively remove energy blocks and detect imbalances that can be due to stress, poor diet, improper lifestyle and unhealthy relationships, encouraging the body to work naturally and achieve its own healthy balance.

Reflexology can be beneficial for the relief of:- Stress and anxiety disorders, Tension, Fatigue, insomnia, Allergies , asthma, skin disorders, sciatica, headaches, migraine, sinuses, lowered immune, IBS symptoms, poor circulation and can also aid fertility, PMT and the menopause.

It’s said that 75% of disease is related to or caused by stress and as there are over 7,000 nerve endings in each foot reflexology is the perfect therapy to relieve stresses and tensions of day to day living encouraging harmony and balance for the body mind and soul.

Hot Stones Therapy

Hot stones massage

Hot Stone massage therapy has been used in many different cultures for many years. Healers used Basalt rocks from the river beds and warmed them either in hot coals or hot water. Placing the hot Basalt stones on the body and arranging them along the energy centres of the body would help to relax the muscles and reduce pain or discomfort, boosting a healing process. The placing of the stones is then followed by a wonderfully relaxing massage which can be deeper and more intense as heat penetrates the body and relaxes the muscles.

Hot Stone therapy can help in the treatment of for following problems; Muscular aches, pains, and strains, rheumatic and arthritic conditions, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, back pain, and insomnia. It also helps to improve circulation and can help reduce stress, anxiety, tension and depression.

This is a wonderfully relaxing and very beneficial treatment which can sooth away the tensions of aching muscles.

Hopi Ear Candling (Thermal Auricular Therapy)

Thermal Auricular Therapy, also known as Hopi Ear Candling, is an ancient treatment that combines heat and natural ingredients. A treatment session involves the burning of a candle in one ear and then the other. The light suction action and the movement of the flame as it burns create a vibration of air in the candle, generating a massage-like effect on the ear drum. The treatment is combined with a face lymph drainage massage to create a complete holistic treatment.

Hopi ear candling is a soothing and revitalising treatment that simultaneously treats the body and mind. It can help relieve the symptoms associated with: Excessive ear wax, Patulous Eustachian tube (abnormally open tube so you hear all sound incl. Chewing), colds and flu (after initial stages), headaches and migraines, inflammation of inner ear, vertigo and dizziness, tinnitus and noises in the ear, Bell’s Palsy, blocked tear duct, reduction in smell, swimmer or surfer’s ear (pressure problems, motion sickness), snoring and blocked sinuses.

Indian Head Massage

The art of Indian Head Massage is an Ayurvedic form of healing and relaxation used widely in Asia, to combat daily tension and stress.

Ideal for any neck or shoulder tension, the massage starts on the back and neck working deeply over the muscles and pressure points that help the muscles to relax.

Moving on to the scalp, massage techniques are used which relax, stimulate and revive this area. The whole scalp is covered to encourage circulation, oxygen and nutrients to the area. The effect of this is to help stimulate hair growth and revitalize the brain.

Finally, the treatment finishes with a wonderful soothing face massage, which includes pressure points and draining techniques that may help headaches and sinus problems.

Facial massage

Facial Rejuvenation Massage (the Natural Facelift)

The Natural Facelift improves skin elasticity and skin toning, this is a safe, non invasive therapy using specialized massage techniques. I use only the best facial detoxifying Aromatherapy oils by Eve Taylor.

The Natural Facelift is a wonderfully relaxing treatment which reduces wrinkles, eye puffiness, facial sagging by boosting collagen and muscle fibers, also brightens eyes, helps with dark circles, eliminates toxins and reduces stress and tension headaches.

Joanne Leigh Sweeting

Holistic Therapist

Jo Sweeting , Holistic Therapist, Thurrock, Essex

Jo studied At Nature Care College of Complementary Therapy and gained ITEC 3 with Merit in Anatomy/Physiology, Swedish Massage and then went on to gain ITEC 3 with Merit in Reflexology.

She also holds a Practitioner Diploma’s in the following:-

Jo is a full Member of the CThA (Complementary Therapy Association) which keeps her up to date with the latest Holistic Therapies.