Welcome To Elizabeth's Health
I am so happy you are here! For over ten years I’ve been exploring holistic health while working as a massage therapist. In my work, as well as with my personal health, I have found that cost is too often a barrier to holistic healthcare access. So, I created this website with holistic resources that are either low-cost or free. Click around in the blog to learn more.
Now, what the heck is holistic and why do I want my healthcare to be that way?! Put simply, holistic health takes all parts of you into consideration when approaching a condition. That would be your mind, body and spirit. As a holistic practitioner working with a massage client, I know back pain is more than just a muscular issue. The pain also comes from lifestyle and is amplified by the client’s emotional state. When I begin working with a client I will take a baseline assessment to get a complete picture before devising a plan to decrease their pain. Approaching pain relief holistically has long lasting effects because it gets to the root cause in addition to decreasing the painful symptoms.
There are countless treatment systems that are considered holistic. Some of the more popular ones include acupuncture, ayurvedic medicine, biofeedback, chiropractic treatment, energy healing, meditation, massage therapy, reflexology, T’ai Chi, and yoga. Of course, this list could go on-and-on! It’s hard to know where to begin if you are unfamiliar with holistic healthcare. Quality information about treatment options is paramount to making an informed decision about therapies.
In the United States, each of these treatment systems are regulated differently. Meaning, you may need a license, certification or degree to practice some. While no formal training at all is required to practice others. Choosing the right practitioner often means researching industry standards and/or combing through reviews and recommendations. It is not uncommon to try out several practitioners before finding the one who is the perfect fit for your body and spirit.