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Holistic therapists provide alternative or complimentary treatments to patients suffering from all kinds of ailments, both physical and mental. It is too often thought that therapy is for those with mental issues and massage is for those with physical discomfort. Holistic therapy combines all aspects to try and provide the best possible treatment no matter the problem.
Holistic therapists mainly work from home but if they are very good or in an area where holistic therapy is particularly popular they can work in a salon or spa. Therapists are concerned with treating the individual as a ‘whole’ and not in individual parts.
The general point of importance is to improve the body and mind as one unified object and not just focus on the one area of pain.
Holistic therapy is used alongside traditional treatments and has proved to be very effective, especially against certain types of cancer. Therapists use a combination of alternative treatments to treat patients, including acupuncture, homeotherapy and reflexology. Holistic therapists stick to the belief that the medicine they practice has been around for thousands of years and has only recently enjoyed a great resurgence.
Therapists must listen to exact needs and problems, offer advice and treatments, set out treatment plans and carry out the recommended and agreed on form of holistic therapy. A good knowledge of anatomy and physiology will help.