What is a Complementary Therapy?
The term 'complementary therapy' is generally used to describe a therapy that can be used to complement or support orthodox Western medicine. Many have been known to have been practiced by ancient civilisations as far back as 10000 BC.
Complementary therapies should not be looked upon as a cure. However, they can help a person deal with his or her condition extremely effectively. This is largely because a complementary therapist aims to treat a person holistically to get to the cause of the imbalance, as opposed to merely treating the symptoms of a condition or illness.
Why be Treated with a Complementary Therapy?
Many of today's illnesses come about, at least in part, as a result of the stress and tension the our modern lives. Following illness, stress, injury or disease the body will be left in an unbalanced state. Vital energy pathways will be blocked, preventing the body from performing effectively. Complementary therapies can help to restore the body's natural equilibrium in order for it to cope with the everyday stresses and strains of life much more effectively.
Reflexology and massage can be used purely for relaxation purposes, to target a specific physical, mental or emotional problem, as a preventative measure, or to support orthodox medicine in order to help maximise treatment outcomes.
Would Reflexology or Massage be best for me?
Many people are clear about which therapy they would like to try. Much of your decision may be based on the reason for your visit and the outcome you would like to achieve. Both Reflexology and Massage can be tailored to meet your individual needs.
A detailed case history is taken on your first visit so that I can take all aspects of your lifestyle into account in order for you to be treated holistically and gain maximum benefit from your treatment. By carrying out a postural assessment when necessary and looking at areas such as your diet, occupation, exercise habits, and past and current physical and emotional health I can advise you on which treatment may work best for you if you are undecided as to which you prefer. Sometimes a combination of both Reflexology and Massage is advisable.