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What is Acupressure ?

Acupressure is a way of accessing and releasing blocked or congested energy centres in the body. Many varieties of acupressure have been developed over time and the term refers to any of these techniques which uses: light to medium pressure with the fingers or hands
It is thought that Acupressure developed out of the human instinct to hold/rub the part of the body that is in pain. We often put our hands to our heads when we have a headache, or hold our back when it aches. These would be an unconscious form of self-acupressure.

What is Ayurveda ?

The word Ayurveda comes from the Sanskrit “ayus” meaning life and “veda” meaning Science, so Ayurveda is the science of life. (Ai-ur-ve-da) Ayurveda thus deals with life in its’ totality. It is not only concerned with the body but also the mind and spirit. The main aim of Ayurveda is balance. This is balance to your own true nature. (Prakriti.)

What is Chinese Medicine ?

Chinese medicine is a complete medical system that has diagnosed, treated, and prevented illness for over 2000 years, While it can remedy ailments and alter states of mind, Chinese medicine can also enhance your recovery, immunity, and the capacity for pleasure, work, and creativity.

What is Colour Therapy ?

Colour therapy works with fundamental energies of life It attempts to induce proper operation of the wavelengths in the body and electromagnetic field, thereby assisting the person to function in a balanced mode.

What is counselling ?

Counselling is a form of psychotherapy which can be used by anyone wishing to resolve a minor problem or deal with a life crisis. It is our natural way of coping with difficulties, and in many cases, just talking a problem over with someone else helps to ease the anxiety. Counselling is essentially a form of self-healing as it enables us to re-think the mechanisms that we have become used to using for dealing with problems, offering new ways to approach and manage our lives. Holistically, it is a way of maintaining a balance in the mental and emotional spheres of our lives.

What is Kinesiology ?

Kinesiology is a system of health care that uses muscle testing as a diagnostic tool, and treats the whole person using a combination of gentle, safe techniques. With its remarkable range of applications, linking the physical aspects of health to the emotional and mental Kinesiology is holistic, it encompasses all aspects of the human structural, nutritional and psychological components of health

Educational Kinesiology is the process of drawing out learning through our natural movement experiences. It is more precisely the study and application of exercises which activate the brain for optimal storage and retrieval of information. It is a process for re-educating the whole mind/body system for accomplishing any skill or function with greater ease and efficiency.

What is Flower Essences ?

Flower Essences is a simple and natural method of healing using the energy of the plant kingdom. Until recent years all pharmaceutical preparation relied upon the use of natural substances. the flower remedies however do not use the physical material of the plant but rather the essential energy that is found within the flower

What is Iridology ?

Iridology is the practice of observing the markings on the iris in order to diagnose illness. An iridologist will analyse these markings and any changes in the appearance of the iris in order to pinpoint exactly where in the body (or mind) the problem lies. The iris is divided into various sections, each of which reflects problems in a specific part of the body. Iridology is a means of assessing illness, and not a treatment in itself

What is Herbalism ?

Herbalism is the oldest form of medicine known to man and forms the cornerstone of all medicines, both traditional and orthodox, as many pharmaceutical and homoeopathic medicines are derived from plants. Herbal Medicine is the use of any plant part – leaf, seed, stem, flowers, root, bark – for the relief of certain complaints, conditions, or ailments. Modern herbalism utilises plant medicine only but often combines the philosophies of the west with those of the east.

What is Homoeopathy ?

Homoeopathy is a system of medical therapy that concentrates on care of the whole person by methods that are gentle and sympathetic to the body’s needs. It developed from investigations carried out in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries by a German Physician, Dr Samuel Hahnemann. He was qualified as a physician but became disenchanted with medical practices of the time. The word Homoeopathy was coined by Hahnemann from two Greek words, Homoios (like) and Pathos (suffering).

What is Indian Head Massage ?

Indian Head Massage is an ancient art that is almost as old as massage itself, having featured in Ayurvedic texts dating back almost 4000 years. Each practitioner has devised their own techniques and unlike most Western massage treatments, as much attention is paid to the head as to the rest of the body.

What is hydrotherapy ?

Hydrotherapy, or aquatic therapy, are only two of the many names that can be used to indicate the use of water for healing or rehabilitation purposes.

What is it Hypnosis ?

Hypnosis is a natural phenomenon and can be described as an altered state of awareness a natural light trance. A trained hypnotherapist can help us to use this trance state to communicate with the unconscious mind to create the positive changes we want

What is Massage ?

Massage is defined as the manipulation of soft tissue (e.g. muscle). It can be used to assist in the treatment of most musculoskeletal and associated problems, and contributes towards improve circulatory, lymphatic and neurological functioning.

What is Naturopathy ?

The origin of naturopathy can be traced back to the ancient healing arts of a variety of cultures. Still, as a formal system of medicine and healing, the underlying principle of the naturopathic system of medicine is to heal in harmony with the natural functions of the body without harm.

What is Nutrition ?

Nutrition is the process of supplying or receiving nourishment. It is the food we put/not put, into our mouths to feed the body/ mind/ soul as well. Beyond general nourishment, food and diet have been used throughout history as effective tools in preventive and therapeutic medicine.

What is Occupational Therapy ?

Occupational Therapy ( OT ) is concerned with rehabilitation and the prevention of certain conditions after illness, trauma or mental handicap.

What is Osteopathy ?

Osteopathy is a system of health care which recognizes that the self-healing, self-regulating ability of the body is dependent upon a number of factors It places special emphasis upon the importance of body mechanics, and uses manipulative techniques to detect and correct, faulty structure and function.

What is Reflexology ?

Reflexology is a completely safe, natural aid to restoring the body’s healthy balance. Being a therapy of stimulation and relaxation, the purpose of Reflexology is to promote better health. Its practice should not be compared with any medical treatment or massage therapy, nor is it intended to replace conventional medical treatment: a Reflexologist may not diagnose, prescribe or treat a specific illness.

What is Shiatsu ?

Shiatsu is a form of therapeutic massage there is no set routine or order for a shiatsu treatment, and it varies from patient to patient

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