Holistic therapy is a generic term for any treatment or therapy session that is intended to treat the individual as a whole on all levels – mind, body and spirit.
Holistic Therapies have been around for thousands of years. The Chinese have known about the energy flowing through the meridians for over 4,000 years and developed acupuncture to tap into and unblock the energy flows. Chinese Medicine uses acupuncture and herbal remedies while from the Indian sub-continent we have Ayurveda – ‘the Science of Life’ – a system that has been around for 5,000 years.
Ayurveda deals with the principles for maintaining good energy balance including the use of Marma points which are also used in acupressure and has developed a wide range of therapeutic measures to combat disturbances within the body. These principles relate to mind-body and spirit of human beings.
The North American Indians practised herbal medicine as did many of the ‘wise’ women inEurope.
Holistic health includes many of the various treatments that come under alternative medicine and complementary medicine depending on what field you are dealing with. Alternative and complementary treatments are not necessarily holistic, but most of these approaches to treatment can be considered under the holistic health term. In general conventional medicine attempts to treat the symptoms using drugs, surgery or physical manipulation rather than the holistic approach which attempts to address the cause of the symptom itself.
The holistic therapist recognizes that our discomforts or pains are merely symptoms of an imbalance. The imbalance could be a physical issue, the result of abusing the physical body through an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, or too little sleep. Or, the imbalance may be the result of mental, emotional, or spiritual needs not being met. No aspect (mind, body, or spirit) of an individual is overlooked when a holistic treatment is sought.
The holistic therapist looks at the “whole person” in order to make his or her complete evaluation and uses all information gathered before suggested treatments to the client are offered.
Here in The Log Cabin John is able to offer you a number of holistic therapies which include
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi,
Indian head massage,
Colon therapy massage,
Hot stone massage,
Manual lymphatic drainage,,
Natural Rejuvenation Facelift Massage,
Thai Herbal Compress,
Warm bamboo massage,
Ear candling and
Each of these will be preceded by a fifteen minute consultation on your first visit to confirm that the therapy is suitable for you and to discuss any specific items which could be addressed for you in your individual treatment.