While massage therapy does fall under the holistic healing category, there are many other techniques that can also be categorized in that way. Some you may or may not have heard of.
Holistic healing includes many types of different practices which promote a proactive approach to health and wellness, all by using natural healing methods.
Some of these techniques include massage therapy, aromatherapy, bodywork, somatics and other self care techniques. Let’s take a look at some of these.
Massage therapy works on the soft tissues of your body. A massage therapist will normally focus on your muscles. They may also work on your tendons, ligaments and fascia. Your fascia are your connective tissues and by massaging them a therapist can help release built up tension in your body.
There are many types of massage therapy including hot therapy, Thai massage and others. Also included in this group are techniques such as reflexology and Rolfing. Basically any techniques that includes moving or massaging your body to encourage changes can be classified as massage therapy.
Essential oils have been used for centuries to help improve skin conditions and to just make a person feel and smell great. It is possible to make your own homemade essential oils and aromatherapy products. When buying essential oils look for products that do not contain any chemicals or ingredients that could be toxic.
At home you would most likely use aromatherapy oils in your bath tub to help you relax. They can also be massaged into your skin by your partner.
Manage massage clinics offer essential oil massages which you may or may not want to take advantage of. These oils can leave your skin feel fresh and your body and mind feeling renewed.
Somatics is different to a massage as your are actively involved with the trained practitioner. It is done by hands on movement with your hands being on the practitioner’s hands. Somatics can help you feel more aware of your body. It has been shown to help improve your nervous system and can help with chronic pain.
Self Care for Healing
Under this category you will find a huge variety of different topics when it comes to holistic healing techniques. This includes various exercise to help improve your body as well as bringing back your mobility. You will find self care for dealing with issues such as stress, menopause, weight loss and more.
This should now provide you with a basic overview of what practices and techniques are considered to be holistic healing techniques.