Holistic health is the approach of caring for the entire body rather than the body part with the imbalance. A holistic health practitioner has the experience, knowledge, and skill to help people balance their mind, body, and spirit.
Our bodies are self-healing. Holistic health practitioners do not heal you. When we get scratched or bruised the body works to repair the damaged tissue. When we fast our organs purge impurities through our skin, nose, eyes, mouth, and digestive system. The rate of repair depends on the health and well being of each individual.
Holistic health practitioners teach clients one-on-one during appointments or in workshops. Information about balancing the whole self through diet, physical exercise, breathing techniques, and journaling may be the starting point. Further, bodywork may be included if the practitioner is trained in a complementary or alternative modality. These modalities can include acupuncture, massage, yoga, reiki, reflexology, aromatherapy, or rolfling.
The bodywork moves energy around in your body that may have become stagnant. This facilitates your body’s natural healing process. Holistic health practitioners stress the importance of drinking water throughout the day after bodywork because this helps the body flush out toxins.
The practice of holistic healing is to understand the person as much as possible. This is why the intake can last thirty minutes to an hour. The questions may seem invasive because they help the practitioner look for root causes of the imbalance. The question itself may trigger something for you to think about and work through.
You don’t have to wait to be imbalanced to seek the assistance of a holistic health practitioner. Your self-care routine can include acupuncture, massage, or reiki. Allowing someone to take care of you helps you remain balanced and stress-free. Plus, it feels good. Consider expanding your self-care once a month or at the beginning of each season.