A Guide To Holistic Therapy

By Deep Health

If you type the word holistic into Google a dictionary definition defines the term as the “treatment of the whole person” in medicine. Holistic derives from the Ancient Greek word “holos” which simply means as it sounds “whole”.

From “holos” the new-age term holism was born.  In 1926 a South African philosopher by the name of Jan Smuts was the first to coin the term in an academic setting and publish it in print. Smuts noted in his book Holism and Evolution “Holism (from ολος = whole) is the term here coined for this fundamental factor operative towards the creation of wholes in the universe”.

Although Smuts defined holism the concept has existed for a very long time. It is an ancient theme dating back centuries. Holistic therapy is essentially a modern day adaptation of holism. They are one in the same.

What Is Holistic Therapy?

The practise of holistic therapy today centres around treating symptoms as a whole, not just at face value. A holistic therapist will explore the underlying root of symptoms and treat the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual states of well-being. The goal of holistic therapy is to improve the overall health and well-being of an individual by covering all aspects. At the core of the practise each state of well-being must be in harmony together to improve maximum efficiency.

A holistic approach is a non-invasive form of treatment and a non-conventional type of medicine. People can move towards holistic therapy when they feel traditional medicine is not working for them in the hopes a holistic therapist will focus on more than just their obvious symptoms.

Holistic therapy is not a replacement for medicine, rather it works alongside modern medicine so with holistic treatment medicine may be only one aspect. Our range of holistic therapy treatments encourages all our clients to have greater self awareness and be open to how your mind can have a direct impact on pain.

The Benefits Of Holistic Therapy

There are numerous benefits associated with partaking in holistic therapy treatments. As a holistic approach targets the individual as a whole you will experience benefits to your physical, psychological and emotional well-being.

A variety of alternative therapies are available to help relieve chronic stress, back pain, reduce anxiety and enable self healing and these are only a few examples of the benefits. Through non standard means of therapy including touch therapy, breathing exercises and meditation we aim to deliver you with the solutions to your own pain because deep down inside everyone there is powerful inner knowledge we often tend to neglect or have not discovered yet.

Holistic therapy allows a person to gain full awareness of themselves in the present moment and accept things as they are. Through this acceptance of self one can let go of what is causing them distress and psychological pain. The key to self healing is not being at odds with oneself and releasing inner turmoil.

How Deep Health’s Approach Works

At the Deep Health Wellness Centre in Kildare we take a holistic approach seriously, it is included in our ethos. You can expect us to make the utmost effort in getting to know you and your situation.

In order for holistic therapy to work a sense of trust has to be established between both parties involved. It is important for you to be open and honest about your concerns and what you hope to achieve out of holistic therapy in order for us to understand the bigger picture.

Some of our holistic therapy treatments include:

  • Holistic Pain Management
  • Acupressure
  • Pranic Psychotherapy
  • Shiatsu
  • Tui Na Massage
  • Kinesiology

For more information on holistic therapy and what specific treatment is the best fit for you call us today on 01 504 7425 or email hello@deephealth.ie. Alternatively you can reach us by filling out our contact form.