County Laois Massage and Complementary Therapist Explains How Holistic Treatments Can Improve Ones’ Overall health

Are you living in Portlaoise or Portarlington, Co Laois? Are you trying to find a professional Laois Massage therapist that is highly trained and qualified to offer an impressive selection of holistic treatments such as various styles of massage, reflexology, and sound therapy using Tibetan singing bowls, organic holistic facials, energy therapies such as Reiki and Rahanni….and much more?

We often look for a business that can provide us with the services that we need. Such as that of a good massage therapist for relaxation, or to target and relieve some sort of pain or ache in our body. We place our confidence in both the therapist and treatment hoping that their knowledge and skill will address our specific issues, meet our demands and support us as our bodies return to balance. Many seek out a more specific form of bodywork such as sports massage or deep tissue massage with myofascial release for either acute or chronic conditions such as back pains or other injuries.

However, have you stopped to consider that the best massage therapy should not just be for the body? Maybe it can also serve as a holistic treatment for our mental, emotional and spiritual well-being? This is where treatments such as the holistic massage comes in.

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Holistic Massage does not just focus on your body 

Some traditional massage practices or spa settings have pre-set routines carried out by the massage therapists to help you meet your discussed goal and experience an overall feeling of wellbeing. For example, if you have back pain the massage therapist may try to find the spot on your back where the pain is coming from and other related areas, massage them and try to help you feel better.

A holistic massage on the other hand, will not just focus on the physical treatment of what may be causing your back pain, but on other possible mental, emotional, and even spiritual sources that may be causing this pain.

The term “holistic” comes from the Greek work “holos”, which means “whole”.  The holistic massage therapist will tailor the massage treatment to suit their client’s needs, taking into account not just any physical stress that needs to be taken care of, but also the “mind-body connection”. Consideration and attention are given to any relevant mental or emotional stress that the client is feeling, which may in turn be affecting their physical well-being. Usually holistic massage therapists will ask their clients questions that at first may not seem to be physically related to what the client is complaining about. However, through these questions the therapists can tailor the holistic massage treatment to suit their client. They can combine different massage techniques from their repertoire and also use other techniques such as aromatherapy and suggest lifestyle changes to the client to nurture and fully allow their bodies to feel better. The holistic massage and other complimentary therapies can also help support you if you are experiencing certain problems with the mind and body, helping you to minimise the long-term use of over the counter and prescription medicines such as pain killers and anti-depressants that may come with undesired side effects.

Going back to the back pain example. The holistic approach would be that the therapist may draw on their knowledge and employ different massage techniques, on multiple parts of the clients’ body that may be related to and affecting the back, causing discomfort and pain in numerous sites. The techniques are not just meant to relax, or even to concentrate on the areas of pain, but are also designed to improve the flow and circulation of blood to aid healing and tissue repair. At the same time, the therapist may find out from the questions that the back pain is caused by the client sitting too long without moving because of their work. They may then offer relevant suggestions to the client to help remedy their specific issue.

An example of a complimentary and holistic therapist, one qualified in holistic massage is Joan McCabe Breen, based in Co Laois, Ireland. She is also registered with both the IRIL (Irish reflexology institute) and the Irish Massage Therapist Association (IMTA) and has this to say: “Holistic massage is an individual treatment that is specifically tailored to each client. As a holistic practitioner I treat each person as a whole, taking into account your emotional and spiritual wellbeing, as well as your physical body.”

Holistic Massage in Portlaoise, Co Laois 

A holistic massage will definitely provide you with more benefits than any regular “conveyor belt” system of massage. If you’re in Co Laois, Ireland, and are looking for a holistic massage therapist services you can seek out Holistic Health Care, owned by Joan McCabe Breen. It has clinics in both Portlaoise and Portarlington.

Joan at Holistic Health Care offers many forms of holistic therapies and massage, helping the client target their personal needs. Some of the services to be enjoyed at Holistic Health Care include Reflexology, Deep Tissue Massage, Tension Release Massage, Oncology Touch Therapy, Well Womb Massage, Fertility Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Heated Bamboo Massage, Dry Cupping Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Indian Head Massage, TMJ Massage, Sound Therapy and Energy Healing Treatments.

The services which they provide have a lot of benefits, that not only directly address specific areas of pain or relaxation, but at best also provide long term health benefits. For example, boosting the immune system, relaxing the nervous system, improving muscle suppleness, more effective respiration, relieve insomnia, balance the digestive system and even helping to lower blood pressure.

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Holistic is definitely not just a popular word used to prop up a massage and complimentary therapy business. Any person who experiences the true holistic approach will definitely reap long-term benefits for their whole body which includes their mind, emotion and spirit. Joan has clinic in both Portarlington and Portlaoise.


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