What Is A Holistic Treatment?
Holistic Approach Meaning
A holistic treatment is a form of approach that considers the whole person, body, mind, emotions, and spirit in the quest for optimal health and wellness, to include skin health.
The holistic philosophy enables one to aim for optimal health and wellness, with the primary goal of holistic lifestyle practices to gain a proper life balance.
The holistic approach treats and supports the person as a whole, rather than treating specific conditions in isolation.
For example, if you were suffering from acne symptoms, low mood, and neck tension, the conventional route might involve separate types of medical intervention.
In contrast, Emporium Treatment Clinic practitioners will consider all symptoms together as a whole, whether mental, emotional, or physical, possibly addressing them with a single treatment or together with diverse complimentary therapies, as well as dietary and lifestyle interventions.
Our holistic practitioners believe that the whole person is made up of interdependent parts so that if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected. In this way, if people have imbalances, physical, emotional, or spiritual in their lives, it can negatively affect their overall health, mood, and visible skin conditions.
The holistic approach is also based on the belief that unconditional care and support of oneself is the most powerful healer, and that a person is ultimately responsible for their own health and well-being.
One of the main principles of a holistic approach is the attempt to find a treatment that can resolve the cause of the condition, rather than just alleviating the symptoms. This goes with the belief that each individual holds innate healing tools and powers within her or himself.
Adopting the healing mechanism involves addressing all aspects of one’s lifestyle, using a variety of methods as a gateway to improving one’s overall health, wellness, and happiness.
This holistic approach is one of the main differences between Emporium Treatment Clinic treatments and more the conventional facial and body treatments offered at other establishments.
Emporium’s facial or body treatments acknowledge The mind-body link, where emotional stress caused by grief, shock, abandonment, mental exhaustion or major life-changes and upheaval can leave us drained and prone to illness.
Stress has been linked to decreased functioning of the immune system and an increased risk of developing obesity, diabetes, heart disease and inflammatory conditions including gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel, allergies, asthma, and skin concerns such as acne, rosacea, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.
The Emporium Treatment Clinic practitioner’s expertise and knowledge provides personalised treatments, dietary, nutritional, and lifestyle suggestions, and the most appropriate skin care routine that reinforces the body’s own natural healing mechanism.
What Does A Holistic Treatment Involve?
Your practitioner will ask you to complete a detailed questionnaire, including your medical history. You will be asked to list any medications or supplements that you may currently be taking.
A confidential, comprehensive in-depth consultation follows, from which all aspects of your health, including past medical history, dietary, lifestyle habits, personality traits and current health problems, to include state of mind, will be discussed.
The practitioner will probably also take a look at other potential factors that may be causing concern, such as sleep habits, stress, and personal challenges.
The initial consultation can take up to 30 minutes, whilst follow up appointments ensure that each time you visit, the practitioner will gain more insight into your body and skin type, and your reactions, and learn more about your lifestyle and dietary habits and how these influence your particular symptoms.
Your practitioner will endeavour to share their knowledge about how you can adopt new skills into your daily life to achieve optimum health and wellness, with a clear, glowing skin.
A customised body or facial treatment is then created to suit your specific needs.
A holistic practitioner may use all aspects of an approach to health, from a bespoke treatment to complementary and alternative therapies, such as homeopathy, herbal medicine, naturopathy, acupuncture, acupressure and massage, according to the needs of each individual. A GP referral may be required where conventional medication is necessary.
Holistic practitioners use a variety of treatment techniques to help individuals take responsibility for their own well-being and achieve optimal health, depending on their particular needs.
Comprehensive dietary and lifestyle modification may be suggested, to incorporate a healthier eating habit, exercise, mindfulness practices, and psychotherapy where appropriate. Specific, highest quality vitamins and supplements may be prescribed by your expert, together with a personalised home skin care routine.
Your aesthetician will explain to you how to integrate such changes into your new daily regime. Such disciplines will help prevent the problems from recurring.
A Holistic Approach To Yourself
People often say ‘I’m not feeling myself’ when they are in a negative emotional or physical state – basically when one is out of balance.
Emotionally it is important to nurture the true essence of ‘the self’. It is equally important to nurture the physical state through nutrition, and movement and relaxation techniques.
We are born with our true essence of ‘the self’. As a child we’re free from the everyday burdens that we experience as we mature.
Take a moment to notice where you may need to practice on ‘the self’. It will cultivate freedom to be who you really are and desire to be. It will reinforce coping mechanisms to deal with the negativities that hinder your daily life. It will bring about balance and harmony.
Tap into the true essence of ‘the self’ characteristics throughout your day.
How To Live A Holistic Life
Consume healthy foods & drinks
Manage a work – life balance
Seek creative outlets
Be proactive to achieve self-growth
Adopt healthy emotional outlets
Keep calm, simply breathe slowly & deeply
Practice mindfulness & meditation
Stimulate one’s mind & learn
Adopt healthy habits
Support yourself with natural remedies
Indulge in regular self-care therapies
Be present in the moment
Best intentional placement for your energy
Connect with yourself, others and all life around you
A Typical Holistic Day
Early start to the day
Try a small good quality coffee or tea to get your going
Prepare your healthy meals for the day
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Hot water with a slice of lemon
Few minutes of deep belly breathing
Ideally 20 to 30 minutes of exercise or any movement
It’s OK if you only have a few minutes it’s better than none
Stimulate your skin & lymph with a quick body brush
Application of revitalising body oil
Skincare routine – maintain healthy skin
Oral care / grooming
Healthy Breakfast Options
Good Tip – add tahini or seeds as the fats slow down the release of sugar
Eggs, spinach, wholegrain bread
Wholegrain cereal, mixed seeds, milk of your choice
Chia seed mixed with live yogurt and berries
Take your vitamins & supplements
Cycle or walk to work if possible
Low sugar fruit slices, baked vegetable crisps or nuts
Healthy Lunch Options
Leafy green salad with a serving of chicken or fish
A mix of wholegrains with chicken or fish
Wholegrain wrap with tuna or haloumi, salad
Mixed Legume salad with vegetables
Go for a walk during breaks from work, ideally in a park around nature
Sticks of carrot or celery with humous
Healthy Dinner Options
Baked fish with a selection of vegetables
Tagine with chicken, lamb or vegetables
Roast Chicken, roast vegetables, rice
Stir fry with meat and or vegetables
Roast beetroot, salad, goats’ cheese
Allow yourself an alcohol drink at the end of the day a few times a week.
Indulge in a desert or cake on occasions.
A good steak, burger or meat of your choice.
A few squares of dark chocolate and a chamomile tea is a particular favourite of mine as a nightly treat!
Social & Relaxing Hobbies
Go to a relaxing yoga or Pilates class
Read or listen to music
Listen to an interesting pod cast
Wind Down Your Day
Turn off your device
Relax a hot bath with detox mineral salts
Soothing breath work or meditation
Skincare routine – maintain healthy skin
Oral care / Grooming
Supplements if required
Aim for 8 hours sleep
The average person needs 1.5 to 2.5 litres of water, or herbal tea throughout the day. This is dependent on how hot the weather is, how much you’ve exercised or consumed lots of water rich foods.
Always plan ahead for meals
Shop wisely to ensure you have all the required ingredients
Select a variety of food types and colours
Shop cautiously to prevent food waste
Stock up your medical cabinet with natural remedies from vitamins, supplements, essential oils and tinctures.
Contact Angela for a free chat about your skin or body concerns.
Author: Angela Taffinder the founder of Emporium Treatment Clinic. A practising Aesthetician for 35+ years, holistic and wellbeing advocate and yoga instructor.
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