About Complementary Therapies
Hi, I’m Kathryn Moss, the Holistic Therapist behind complementarytherapies.co.uk. I run a thriving Holistic Therapy Practice and make and sell my own aromatherapy products. I am passionate about gathering together information that may help people maintain a healthy, balanced, and fulfilled life, hence the creation of this information site. The areas covered include many complementary health topics, such as massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, acupuncture, yoga, Pilates, counselling, meditation, exercise, and diet to name but a few. In no way does this site refute the benefits of conventional approaches and medicine where appropriate, however it will provide you with tools and information that could improve your quality of life and help you to help yourself.
Complementary therapy aims to treat the whole person not just the symptoms of a particular illness or injury, and as such is often called holistic therapy, as well as alternative therapy or alternative medicine. There are many different therapies, including some that nowadays are considered mainstream by many. Behind my philosophy there are a few core beliefs that tend to be shared across all therapies:
- Illness can occur if the body is out of balance.
- The body can heal itself and maintain a healthy state if given the right conditions.
- The whole person should be treated, not just the disease or symptoms.
- There is no quick fix, since healing and re-balancing take time.
- Natural products are preferable to synthetic ones.
There are many ways in which we can help ourselves feel better should we feel stressed, anxious, or generally under the weather, and I explore some of these in detail. We can feel happier, healthier, and fitter through exercise. We can calm our anxiety and relieve stress through meditation or yoga. We can use aromatherapy essential oils in many different ways in our home, with a variety of therapeutic effects. We can explore digestive and other issues by looking at our diet, for example identifying food intolerances such as dairy and gluten can have a huge effect on well-being.
Obviously serious illness generally needs conventional medicine or treatment, however we can do a lot to improve our general well-being, and that has a significant impact when it comes to preventing serious illness, or at least limiting its severity and impact.