Lara O'Connell

is a qualified Complementary Health Therapist working out of the Irish Seaweed Treatment Rooms in Kinvara, Co Galway, Ireland.

Complementary Therapy

Reflexology, Reiki and Indian Head Massage, amongst many others, are holistic Complementary Therapies. These therapies have been known to have been practiced by various ancient civilisations like the Chinese, the Egyptians, the Japanese and the Native American Indians, as far back as 10000 BC. Unlike conventional medicine, the holistic approach seeks to treat the person as a whole looking at all aspects of their lives, lifestyle, diet, occupation and emotions, rather than just looking at and treating the symptoms of the current illness.

A great number of today’s illnesses come about as a result of the stress and tension in the lives we lead these days. Following illnesses, stress, injury or disease, the body will very often be left in a state of imbalance, with the vital energy pathways blocked and this prevents the body and all its individual systems from functioning effectively.

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The Benefits of Complementary Therapy

Complementary therapies can help to restore the body’s natural equilibrium and balance and when the body is relaxed and in balance it can cope with the everyday stresses and strains of life much more effectively.

Complementary therapies can; boost the immune system, help eliminate toxins, help relieve pain, improve circulation, improve sleep patterns, increase energy levels, induce deep relaxation, reduce stress and tension and restore balance to body systems.

Complementary therapies can be used to target a specific physical, mental, emotional or spiritual problem, or as a preventative measure or purely for relaxation so whether you have a specific health problem or you just want to increase your feeling of well-being or simply relax more, why not try one of these beneficial therapies and see what it can do for you.