Holistic Therapy

Take care of your body, it's the only place you have to live

So what is Holistic Therapy?

It can be thought of as healing that considers the whole person. Treating the body, mind, spirit and emotions.

Holistic therapy is also often referred to as 'complementary therapy'. I personally prefer this term to 'alternative therapy' as I believe that conventional medicine is still incredibly important and essential for managing some conditions, and that therapies should be used in conjunction with, not instead of clinical care.

Holistic Treats on Offer

Massage: This is a deeply soothing treatment. Touch is known to be comforting and can be used to relax the body. In this way, massage can be used to reduce stress levels.​ Massage encourages improved circulation, aids digestion, waste removal and neural communication, invigorates and relaxes muscles, speeds up skin renewal and promotes cell regeneration.​ Muscular, skeletal, circulatory and lymphatic function can call be improved through massage. At present, Ruth offers the following massage treatments: Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, pregnancy massage, hot stones massage and manual lymphatic drainage.

Meditation: This is an ancient practice that is most famously routed in Buddhism. Today, meditation can be found in a variety of forms to suit those who are spiritually minded as well as those who aren't. The key themes are learning to anchor yourself in the present moment, through breath control, visualisations and a variety of other methods. Benefits include but aren't limited to:

Increase in concentration

Stress reduction

Reduced anxiety

Improved sleep

Lowered blood pressure

Facials: Holistic facials offer a real sense of pampering and luxury. They are deeply relaxaing and leave your skin looking and feeling refreshed and renewed. As someone who has suffered acne as an adult, I know all too well how much unhealthy skin can affect your confidence. This is what makes the treatment truly holistic, treating the whole person, not just the skin. Benefits include but aren't limited to: 

Increased blood circulation and lymphatic drainage to skin

Increase in cell renewal 

Improved texture of skin

Stimulates removal of toxins and waste products from tissues