Published on January 31st, 2018 | by Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp.0
Alternative Treatment Therapies
by Colin Hart
Alternative therapy is a term that describes health treatment not standard in Western medical practice. The field of alternative therapies is quite diverse and on the rise. Laura Newcomer, a leading alternative medicine researcher, has reported that more than 38 percent of American adults use some form of alternative therapy, thus changing the way Americans approach medical care.
Some of the more common healing therapies practiced today in America are: acupressure, acupuncture, aromatherapy, Balneotherapy and reflexology. In addition, Reiki healing and traditional Thai massage are also popular modalities with a variety of healing benefits.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy work that treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit. This form of light touch healing helps to move energy blocks and nourish the whole being. It is useful for stress reduction, releasing energy stagnation, enhancing immune function, physical healing and mental clarity.
Traditional Thai massage is a unique healing art that combines stretching with massage of the muscles, tendons, pressure points and meridians. Thai massage is more than 2,000 years old and is still used in Thailand today as a form of medical practice. This therapy provides relief to sore, overworked muscles and fascia and can help reduce recuperation time from exercise. It is also therapeutic for clients who experience difficulties with mobility from various causes including aging.
Experience the healing benefits of traditional Thai therapy and Reiki energy work at the Body and Mind Wellness Spa located at 2305 San Pedro Dr. NE in Albuquerque. Aromatherapy can be added to any treatment for no additional cost. For more information, call 505-382-3406 or BodyAndMindNewMexico.com. See ad, page 21.