HolistiCalm's aim is to give an 'holistic' (whole body) approach to improve the health and well-being of its clients by encouraging the body to heal itself rather than just relieve symptoms.
Reflexology can help to relieve anxiety and tension, encourage relaxation, improve mood and aid sleep, though some people use it to help them cope with more specific health challenges. Reflexology is often used alongside conventional care in hospices, hospitals and other healthcare settings, to help support patients with a variety of conditions.
Reiki is often described as a very relaxing and peaceful treatment, which helps to restore a sense of balance and well-being within the mind and body. Due to the very gentle nature of this treatment, it is often used to support those receiving conventional medical care in hospitals, hospices or at home. Reiki is used by people for a variety of reasons. Some use it to help them manage or cope with specific physical, mental or emotional problems, while others use it as means of relaxation, or to help maintain good health and a sense of general well-being.
Massage is used by people for a variety of reasons. Some use it to simply relax and unwind, while others have regular massage to help them manage or cope with specific physical, mental or emotional problems. Many aspiring and professional athletes have massage before and after training and competing, in order to stay in optimum condition and aid recovery.
There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that massage can be effective in helping to treat certain chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia and low back pain. In guidelines produced in 2009 by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), manual therapies - including massage â€“ are recommended for the early management of persistent, non-specific low back pain.
Stress cannot be avoided - we live with it and in it everyday. When we don't handle stress well, the body's defences break down and we become more susceptible to illness and disease.
It has been estimated that over 75% of all illness is stress-related. Tailor-made treatments offered by Julie Doidge can help ease this tension, encourage the healing process and to restore calm to the body.
The therapies and techniques that I practise can be used as a stand-alone treatment, or combined with another therapy to provide your personal treatment programme that best suits your own requirements.
My range of therapies can all help to support my clients who suffer from a particular type of problem they may be experiencing and also:
It is important to choose a qualified therapist who has undertaken the necessary training to understand the theory and practice of this particular therapy. By choosing a reflexologist who is an FHT member, you can be confident that I am professionally trained, qualified and insured. I am listed on the FHT Therapist Register.
Complementary therapies, alongside conventional medical care, can help to improve quality of life and bring comfort to clients living with certain chronic conditions.
Please see the FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapists) for a list of registered and qualified practitioners.