Mind, Body and Soul Therapies
As a Holistic Practitioner, it is great to see that an increasing number of spas are looking at more than physical treatments; they are looking at the total person and mind, body and soul therapies. Yes, many spas indicate that they treat the total person, but it is very superficial. Others have individuals who do not have the proper credentials performing the treatments. With this issue we will take a look at some of the holistic therapies that are making their way onto spa menus. In future editions, we will take a look at the credentials that you should look at.
Holistic Health (Alternative Health) means addressing the whole person on all levels – looking at lifestyle, family, work and diet to find the cause of the problem in order to bring about a complete recovery where possible and to prevent a further recurrence.
Our bodies reflect what is going on in our lives. Every ache, every pain and even accident is a symptom indicating an area of our lives where we need to pay attention and even possibly make changes. As we think, so we become, therefore, as we have become so we can see how we have been thinking. By listening to what the body is trying to tell us we can heal the cause and subsequently, the effect of the problem.
Our bodies are like the black box on an airplane, they record every emotional experience. When the body/mind is out of balance, it is reflected in the immune system and we become susceptible to illness. However, the moment we begin to understand this process and work with it, the healing begins. A dossier of alternative therapies is available around the world, more than 300 alternative therapies have been identified, and many are available at spas throughout the USA. Some of the more common alternative health therapies include: acupressure, acupuncture, aromatherapy, reiki, pranic healing, ayurvedic treatments and guided imagery.
Today, worldwide, alternative health science therapies are gaining ground. Together with the modern system of medicine, alternative health sciences and therapies offer cheaper and easily adaptable solutions to various ailments for positive health.