“The first wealth is health” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
A holistic approach to health and wellbeing takes into account the ‘whole’ person – on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. This approach does not only focus on the symptoms of a health issue, but gives an overall picture of health and then works to restore balance across all areas of wellbeing.
This approach to health is one that many people are embracing as part of their lifestyles with changes to diet, exercise, how they manage stress and maintain a work/life balance. The benefits that these changes can bring are many, but the first step is to acknowledge that our own wellbeing is crucial, and that good health on every level will help to improve our quality of life.
In today’s busy world stress related health issues are ever increasing; with many people looking for ways to relax and improve their mind, body and soul health. Complementary therapies are treatments which support this holistic approach to health and the body’s ability to rebalance and heal itself naturally.
Therapies such as massage, reflexology, aromatherapy and many other holistic treatments can be used in addition to conventional western medicine to decrease stress levels and aid the body’s healing process.