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Therapy Categories

In aphabetical order

BEAUTY

Beauty therapy relates to the provision and application by trained beauticians of a wide range of treatments and cosmetic techniques. This often nowadays goes beyond simple make-up and nails. Beauty therapy treatments now include hair removal, tan application, facials, pedicures, hot stone and oil massages, eyelash extensions and eyebrow tints. There has also been an increase in specialist treatments, such as Botox and peels.

Complementary

Complementary therapies are used alongside conventional medical treatments prescribed by your doctor.  A good complementary therapist won’t claim that the therapy will cure your illnesses. They should always encourage you to discuss any therapies with your GP.  There are many different types of complementary therapy, including aromatherapy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage therapy, visualisation, yoga etc..

ENERGY WORK/HEALING

This is a category complementary therapies that can use different types of energy fields.  There are many kinds of energy therapies, some which use treatments such as light, sound, and magnets.  Others, such as Healing Touch, Reiki, Qigong and therapeutic touch, are “intended to affect energy fields that purportedly surround and penetrate the human body.”  Some of these have measurable results and others are harder to quantify.

HOLISTIC

The goal of a holistic therapy is to balance different aspects of a person, so the entire person is addressed in treatment and not just one aspect.  Using an holistic approach a person’s emotional aspects, attitudes, relationships and how illness affects them could also be taken into account.  Spiritual aspects too could be addressed in the treatment process.  These are often to complement Modern-Day Medicine, not to replace it.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a relaxation method that can be applied to many psychological, emotional and physical disorders. It can be used to relieve pain, shorten labour, ease suffering and help overcome addictions such as smoking.  Phobias of all kinds lend themselves well to hypnotherapy as well as panic attacks and stress-related problems like insomnia.  Contrary to popular belief you will not be out of control of your own mind and you are not put into a deep sleep.

MASSAGE

Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues to relieve a person’s physical symptoms and relax the patient. There are dozens of types of massage therapy methods.  People look to massage for different reasons  to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness. While there are several types of massage, two fundamental categories are Rehabilitative massage and Relaxation massage.

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY

discipline is a field of study. So a multidisciplinary (or interdisciplinary) Therapist would utilise several different fields of expertise, or see one field from many different angles, in order to give a broader, more rounded approach to treatment.   This can assist those seeking relief from a variety of issues in a holistic approach to their wellbeing.  Multi-disciplined practitioners tend to have many year’s experience.

TALKING THERAPIES

Talking therapies involve talking to someone who is trained to help you deal with your negative feelings. Talking therapies give people the chance to explore their thoughts and feelings and the effect they have on their behaviour and mood.It can help you work out where your negative feelings and ideas come from and why they are there.  Talking therapies may also be referred to as talking treatments, counselling, psychotherapies and psychological therapies or treatments

RELATIONSHIPS AND SEX

Relationships therapy focuses primarily on the process of communicating. The most commonly used method is active listening. This helps people learn a method of communicating designed to create a safe environment for each person to express and hear feelings.  By contrast emotionally focused therapy for couples (EFT-C) is based on attachment theory and uses emotion as the target and agent of change.

SPIRITUAL THERAPY

Most ancient cultures such as yoga and ayurveda have emphasised the connection between body, mind and spirit and recognised that they are linked.   Scientists too are beginning to recognise that health is influenced not only by the physical body but the spiritual, mental, and emotional bodies, too.  Spiritual Therapy helps create an awareness and understanding of one’s self and the ability to influence the feelings and emotions beyond consciousnesses.

SPORT/MOVEMENT

A Sports Therapist is a healthcare professional who has the knowledge, skills and ability to utilise sports and exercise principles to optimise performance and help prevent injuries.  They can provide the immediate care of injuries and  treat and, where appropriate, refer on for specialist advice and intervention.  They may provide sport and remedial massage in context and
plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation programmes

ONLINE/TELEPHONE

Online therapy, also known as e-therapy, is a relatively new development in mental health in which a therapist provides advice and support over the internet or on the telephone.  Online therapy can occur in real-time, such as in phone conversations and online chat rooms, or in a time-delayed format, such as through email messages.  This has it’s limitations, but it is quickly becoming an important resource for a growing number of people.

OTHER THERAPIES

If you didn’t find the therapy type you were looking for it’s well worth a look here.  There is nowadays such a wide and expanding list of ways people can promote their own well-being and get help in doing so that they can be hard to categorize effectively.  Do check here and if you didn’t see what you were looking for, get in touch and we will see if we can find a relevant Therapist to help you.

HELP FOR ANIMALS/PETS

THERAPISTS THAT CAN HELP ANIMALS/PETS, and animals that can help people

Some therapists specialise in working with your pets and animals, though, of course, many of their issues may spring from their relationship with you. Some therapists, however, use animals to work with humans. Dogs and cats are most commonly used in pet therapy. However, fish, guinea pigs, horses, and other animals that meet screening criteria can also be used. Pet therapy is also referred to as animal-assisted therapy (AAT). AAT is a formal, structured set of sessions that helps people reach specific goals in their treatment.

Mind Therapies

Therapies that mostly help with matters of the mind and emotions

Body Therapies

Therapies that mostly help with matters of the body and it’s mechanics.

Soul Therapies

Therapies that help to connect back to your inner-self and the energies that surround you