Herbal Medicine is the original medicine. In the modern context, in the West, herbs are used as part of a holistic healthcare model, where the patient and not the disease is treated, using natural medicines. The aim of treatment is always to work with the body's own defences to work towards a cure or long term management of many conditions and common maladies.
Acupuncture is a technique in which very thin needles of varying lengths are inserted through the skin to treat a variety of conditions. It has its origins in China, and has been developed over thousands of years. Modern Acupuncturists are highly trained in both western and eastern models of anatomy and healthcare.
Counsellors work with individuals helping them to improve their sense of wellbeing, alleviate their distress, resolve their crises and increase their ability to solve problems and make decisions. Counselling tends to focus on specific current life problems, and the aim is to help people cope more effectively with complicated life issues, such as relationship breakdown, career change, redundancy, loss and bereavement and illness, addictions.
Reflexology is a deep acting but gentle treatment rooted in ancient Chinese medical practice. It is based on the principle that there are reflex points in the hands and feet that relate to all the organs, glands and parts of the body. By working these reflex points, healing can be promoted throughout the body and the body can be helped to normalise and rebalance itself.
Massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen and can be used for many health reasons; pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic or for stress relief and pain management. Massage/bodywork has many positive benefits and can help to strengthen and tone the entire body system. It can stimulate and calm the nervous system, help to ease tension, stiffness and pain leaving you with an enhanced sense of wellbeing.
Shiatsu is a hands-on therapy. It has its roots in traditional Japanese medicine, but it also draws from other bodywork and healing techniques.
The Alexander Technique is about rediscovering your own natural balance and co-ordination, both mental and physical.