What does Holistic therapy mean? For me, holistic therapy means working with the body, mind and spirit to improve health and quality of life. As a PT, I have always focused on how to help the body recover from injury or dysfunction. But as I grow my business, Holistic PT, I have started addressing issues of the mind and spirit too. It is my job to help people feel better and to guide them in the healing process. But there are many barriers to this. Emotional issues, bad habits, false belief sets, negative self-talk all impact how a person recovers from physical pain.
In addition to performing a full evaluation of the physical body, I also ask questions about quality of sleep, emotional impact of their injury, previous successes and failures in overcoming pain. Once this is fully understood, a comprehensive program is set up to help my clients feel better. The tool that I find helpful in my PT practice is essential oils. Essential oils can impact our moods, facilitate relaxation, and help with sleep. They can help reduce muscle and joint soreness too. The most common way to use essential oils is through aromatherapy. Some of the health benefits of aromatherapy include its ability to reduce anxiety, ease depression, boost energy levels, speed up the healing process, eliminate headaches, boost cognitive performance, induce sleep, strengthen the immune system and reduce pain.
It is difficult to treat the physical ailment without also considering the whole person. At Holistic PT, the treatment of the whole person comes first.