Benefits of Holistic Modality
Alternative (Holistic) therapies are an extremely beneficial tool used as a natural procedure to alleviate multiple conditions. There are many people who have decided to bet on holistic alternatives to improve their health and well-being. Holistic therapy differs from conventional types of therapy in that while the former can be divided into separate parts, holistic therapy encompasses the entire individual, thus working on the mind, body and spirit. This type of modality allows the person to develop a connection with themselves and improves self-esteem. Holistic therapy is based on the idea that emotional, spiritual and physical life have the ability to negatively influence our physical and mental health when dysregulation occurs.
The holistic approach does not rule out the fact that the main causes of physical discomfort lie in stress, dysregulated eating habits, lack of sleep, emotional discomfort, etc. Some of the most used techniques in the Holistic modality are:
- Physical Massages
- Sound Healing
Yoga is a technique that involves both the body and the mind, although in its principles it was used as a spiritual practice, today it focuses more on physical postures, meditation, and the use of breathing techniques, through which the individual can ventilate and relax. By incorporating physical exercises and poses, yoga relaxes the body, mind and allows you to create a connection with your inner self in which you feel little by little more in control of your body. Studies reveal that yoga helps manage stress, improve mental health, lose weight, quit smoking, and has helped control medical situations such as muscle aches and menopausal symptoms. Although many theories have been shown regarding this technique, additional studies are still needed to corroborate all its uses.
Reiki is a healing method of Japanese origin that is based on the belief of an energy that the therapist transmits with their hands to the patient’s body and that is capable of alleviating ailments and diseases. Reiki is considered a contact therapy, so it involves placing the hands on or close to a person in order to deliver energy. Among the objectives of this technique is to regulate the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of a person. Studies have revealed that the use of Reiki has helped control symptoms of stress, anxiety, improvement in muscle aches, increase in defense cells and decrease in blood pressure.
Physical massages are extremely beneficial for the mental health of individuals, as it allows to immerse themselves in a calm and relaxed environment, which help to clear the mind and thoughts. On the other hand, it calms the nervous system allowing the reduction of stress and anxiety. Through physical massage, tension is released, relaxing the muscles and soothing pains that are sometimes caused by stress. Studies reveal that physical massages help improve symptoms of migraine, insomnia, anxiety, and diseases such as fibromyalgia and digestive disorders. In this way massages have proven to be an excellent alternative for physical and mental well-being allowing the individual a connection with their body and is a method of personal care.
Sound healing therapy involves the practice of using different sounds to improve physical health and emotional well-being. This technique is usually put into practice by a professional in this field. If you are not sure how this technique can influence your well-being, just think about your favorite song and how it has the power to change your mood and make you focus on what you hear. The music of these therapies can be played through speakers or musical instruments in the room, vibration instruments can also be used. During these sessions the person will be encouraged to actively participate and will be able to experience how sounds can calm and relax them if they stay still and focused.
Sauna therapy helps our body de-stress, rest, digest, heal, and reduce stress levels. On the other hand, this type of therapy has been proven to help stabilize thyroid hormones, insulin, and estrogen. In the field of mental health, this practice allows the person to stabilize stress, improve mood, plus it is an excellent self-care alternative.
Acupuncture is an excellent alternative for the physical and emotional well-being of the individual. Through its application, conditions related to chronic pain such as migraine, osteoarthritis, menstrual problems, etc. can be alleviated. On the other hand, it helps the body resist imbalances. In the area of mental health, acupuncture improves the metabolism of chemical mediators that influence depressive states, in addition to sending impulses to the spinal cord and activating several centers of the brain, to release neurotransmitters that exert effect throughout the body.
Written by Innerglow Holistic
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