Wellness therapy is a natural form of maintaining well being by using a holistic approach. The aim of wellness therapy is to find and treat the cause of symptoms, thereby enhancing the person’s well-being in every aspect. Wellness therapy focuses on mental, emotional spiritual and physical health of the patient and treatment often includes dietary and lifestyle changes. Given below are few of the wellness therapies that are gaining popularity.
1.Myotherapy: It is a form of therapy which focuses on providing relief to muscle pain and associated conditions. First a physical evaluation is made and an integrated therapeutic approach is carried out by massage, hot or cold compressions or trigger point therapy to affected muscles, soft tissues, joints and nerves.
2.Yoga: It is well known that yoga can enhance your physical and emotional well being and its applications range anywhere from maintaining health, to recovering from illness. Yoga therapy involves the movement of energy forces in the system. Practitioners of yoga believe that every disease is a result of energy blockage in the body. By following a range of postural, breathing exercises and meditation, these blockages can be expelled restoring health and well being.
3.Acupuncture: Acupuncture aims to enhance and restore the balance of energy, which flows throughout the body. Treatment using acupuncture is usually adopted in conditions like emotional disorders such as anxiety or depression, digestive issues and even pain related problems. It can be beneficial for pain associated with an injury and is also effective in treating neurological problems like Parkinson’s disease. Sinusitis and asthma and even infertility is said to have been cured by acupuncture. The process of this treatment involves insertion of acupuncture needles to certain parts of the body called acupuncture joints.
4.Aromatherapy: It is the use of essential oils from flowers, fruits, barks of trees or roots to promote physical and mental health. The vapors from these oils is said to influence the mood of a person and provide a soothing effect. Aroma therapists dilute essential oils with carrier oils and apply them to the skin or put them in diffusers. Proponents of aromatherapy claim that the smell receptors in the nose send chemical messages through nerves to the brain and hence calm the body. This enhances emotional well being, which in turn can impact the body’s immune, circulatory and respiratory systems.
5. Music therapy: Studies have shown that music has a profound effect on your body and mind. Advocates of music therapy use music to help cancer patients, ease muscle tension, treat depression and is even used in pain management. Research has shown that music stimulates brain waves resulting in sharper concentration and enhanced thinking. Music also promotes a calm, meditative state which results in a slower breath and relaxed state of mind thereby keeping stress at bay.
Other types of wellness therapy include cognitive therapy, hypnotherapy, reflexology, tai chi and may more. There are numerous wellness therapies and all of them are found to be effective however some might be more suited for particular conditions.