The field of holistic therapies is very vast. It ranges from Homeopathic, Naturopathic and Ayurvedic doctors to Reiki and Body Talk practitioners. Different therapies work for different people and sometimes it may feel like trial and error until you find the therapy or practitioner that helps you.
So how do you go about choosing the ‘right’ therapy? To find the right therapy, therapist or practitioner, you need to ask yourself and the therapist / practitioner the right questions:
1.) Why are you seeking this therapy? Is it for a specific condition; is it of physical or psychological manifestation; do you have a diagnosis; what helps ease the condition and what exacerbates the condition?
2.) Talk to the therapist or practitioner before the consultation – this helps them ‘plan’ your session and if they cannot help you, they would be able to tell you beforehand
3.) Open yourself up to the healing modality and all that it has to offer. Being able to communicate openly with the therapist / practitioner is also very important.
4.) Be aware of your body / mind and any changes that have occurred. If the therapist / practitioner refer you to a different practitioner, it is a good idea to investigate.
In this day & age stress is pretty much unavoidable. But we can learn to deal and cope with it.
January generally adds a little more stress to our lives. This stress could come in the form of stressful family issues, weight gain, health or financial issues, or a combination of things. ‘Stressors’ will be different for everyone.
Here are some quick tip & lifestyle management tips to help you manage stress:
One thing that I love about essential oils is that they are extremely versatile, unique and effective. There are a variety of oils that have properties for specific conditions (for example rosemary, peppermint and frankincense all help with concentration. So if you don’t like the smell of one of them you can use one of the others.) They also have additional properties which makes them even more individualized. An essential oil has many properties, so you are benefiting in more ways than one way. This could also mean that attaining ‘the perfect’ oil or blend for you might take some time and experimentation.
In this blog I want to tell you a little more about essential oils, what they are and how they work. I use essential oils in my practice and have made up oils for individuals for sinus congestion, eczema, idiopathic itching and peeling of hand, arthritis, to boost energy and mood, flatulence, menstrual cramps, insomnia and many other conditions.