What treatments constitute the fields of complementary therapies in this country?
The term "massage therapy" encompasses many different techniques (see selection below). In general, therapists press, rub, and otherwise manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. They most often use their hands and fingers, but may use their forearms, elbows.
There is a high level of public interest in the various complementary and alternative therapies available today. Many of the major complementary therapies have been know for millennia. The use of medicinal plants is possibly as old as mankind itself. Today's pharmaceutical drugs are synthetic versions of these original herbal medicines.
"Massage is known to improve circulation, posture, joint mobilisation, skin tone, and much more"
Below is a list of complementary therapies I specialise in:
Clients who use complementary therapy tell me that their relationship with the therapist is an important factor in their healing process. Therapist must ensure that patients place their trust in them and feel comfortable at all times. Good therapists are not only qualified practitioners, but must be skilled in educating patients to feel more positive about their health overall.
Quality of care is a major factor. Complementary therapists take a holistic approach to their clients' health, developing profiles and always listening to their customers. The word "holistic" indicates that they operate from the perspective that all of our "parts" are interconnected and can only be treated in reference to the whole of who we are, including our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual realms.