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What is holistic healing?

Holistic healing is a health strategy which involves several different types of healing disciplines to be able to get global and long lasting results. These include diet, exercise, acupuncture, massage, osteopathy, NLP (or awareness of the power of words), meditation, yoga, talking therapies, trauma healing and some times a scalpel too. There are many more healing disciplines out there such as shamanism, reiki, story-telling...

 

Holistic healing is effective and long lasting due to its diversity. There are in the body several systems: nervous, respiratory, circulatory, immune/lymphatic, muscular, fascial, renal (and urinary), endocrine, digestive (and excretory), reproductive, skeletal... and then there are the systems which don't have a physical form such as the emotional and the spiritual, and even though we cannot experience these through the physical senses, they have a huge impact in our day-to-day and minute-by-minute choices.

 

Therapists who employ a holistic approach tend to get better results due to creative thinking, continuing education and usually have a few healing "tools" in their super-powers toolkit ;)

Training                                          

* BSc 2nd Hons. in Acupuncture by the Northern College of Acupuncture, York 2016 - 2020. 

  • Consultation and diagnostic skills including pulse and tongue analysis 

  • Acupuncture

  • Cupping

  • Gua Sha

  • Dietary and lifestyle advice

  • Research and its relevance

  • Red flags

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • First aid

 

* Specialized Technician in Manual Therapies for sports injuries by Quirosoma Academy, Valencia, Spain, 2005 - 2006. 

  • Exploration and Diagnosis 

  • Pregnancy Massage

  • Passive and active stretch techniques

  • Myofascial release

  • Neuromuscular technique - trigger point therapy

  • Muscle energy technique

  • Soft tissue release

  • Thermo and cryotherapy (heat/cold therapy)

  • Cyriax technique

  • Cupping therapy

 

* Sensitive Gestalt Massage® by Miguel Angel Beltran's Philosomatics® School in , Spain and Italy, 2006-2008. 

The Sensitive Gestalt Massage® is one of the disciplines of Philosomatics®, which is Corporal Counselling. This course brought into my life a fantastic opportunity for trans-personal growth, a deeper sense of fulfillment and integrity within my individual nature and enhanced the sense of connection with everything that is and the wider universe. The training included:

  • Meditation was a regular practice. This is when my meditation journey started!

  • Study of Gestalt psychology/philosophy

  • Meditative massage on the Hammock (Valencia, Spain)

  • Tansu: meditative mat work (Spain)

  • Watsu: meditative massage in the water using Shiatsu techniques (at El Moira, Locarno, Switzerland)

  • Self-Experience week retreats (El Moira, Locarno, Switzerland)

  • Gestalt Pregnancy Massage

 

* Hot/Cold Stone Massage Therapy by Amethyst Holistic Training in York, 2013

* Spinal Mobilisation and manipulation Master-Class with John Gibbons, Oxford, February 2016

* Indian Head Massage by Gateway Workshops, March 2016

* Thai Foot Massage by Face the World, March 2017

 

* 6-day human dissection course ; exploring fascia, November 2020 with Julian Baker at Functional Anatomy.

* Trauma, the Brain and Recovery. November 2020 with National Council Society in partnership with Mind-body Breakthrough.

* Electro-acupuncture for Vagus Nerve Stimulation by Dr Ayla Wolf. September 2022.

 

Other training: Health & Social Care Diploma Level 2, First Aid, Health & Safety, COSHH, COVID-19 safety and other self-taught disciplines such as NLP and elements of Gestalt psychotherapy. 

At the present time, I continue to self-actualise and learn as I work. The body, psychology, spirituality and anything to do with the human experience and nature has always been of great interest to me from an early age. One can never stop learning and exploring; life is so expansive and abundant!

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