The Holistic Therapist and what makes a good one
A Holistic Therapist should above all else be a fully qualified practitioner; there are many qualifications and paths to becoming qualified available to someone perusing a career in holistic therapy. But there is more to complementary medicine than just a certificate of competence; indeed in the first instance there should be a desire to help and heal people. This underpins the philosophy of all holistic therapies, as its origins come from ancient centuries BC when it was used to heal in many ways.
More still even than this, the holistic therapist ideally will be friendly, polite and be able to put someone at ease; being that one of the tenants for a massage is to be relaxed it is then intrinsic to the whole experience that a customer is comfortable in the presence of their therapist. Therapies normally begin with a consultation period, during this time the therapist will need to be a diligent listener, both intuitive and intelligent enough to be able to extract vital information from a patient without making them feel uncomfortable.
During the holistic therapy the holistic therapist will again display intuition when feeling his or her way around the muscular structure of the customer; feeling the places of tension, or potential problems, and applying suitable pressure in the correct way. There is also an element of interpreting the patient’s movements and reactions as a process of feedback to again ascertain any potentially problematic places and apply suitable pressure and focus to these areas.
This process can use many techniques and a great deal of practice to perfect. However the results should seem effortless to the patient, be soothing, healing and address balance. A professionally provided holistic massage therapy will leave anyone feeling better in their mind body and spirit.
If you are unsure about what Holistic therapist to go to for a therapy, ask around and see if you can find someone who is recommended. If you can’t find one those ways find one with some good independent reviews and a professional environment to receive treatment in.
Personally I believe that a good Holistic Therapist will have a natural in built desire to heal and improve people’s lives through the betterment of their mind body and spirit. I know from my own experience the satisfaction I get when a customer / patient praises the massage and then books another appointment; as you know that they have had a great experience. Repeat business and word of mouth is the mainstay of modern day Holistic Therapy and the bread and butter of the holistic therapist.
It is the repeat business and word of mouth that really makes it all worthwhile, as a holistic therapist can provide a multitude of treatments over a period of time to various customers and over this period they can see the improvement and positive impact they are having on their life. If the holistic practitioner is performing their art for the right reasons this will provide no end of happiness in their chosen profession.
By Amy bennett Qualified Holistic Therapist
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