As the name suggests, complementary therapy is a form of alternative medicine or therapy to conventional treatments, and are often used alongside standard treatments, i.e. herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, acupuncture, massage, energy work, etc.
It is also known as alternative therapy, or holistic therapy. Practitioners are usually referred to as holistic therapists, complementary therapists, alternative therapists, healers, etc. It is estimated that the demand for those therapies has increased by up to 30% in the last ten years.
Those complementary therapists excel in various alternative healthcare areas such as acupressure, Alexander technique, aromatherapy, acupuncture, Bowen therapy, homeopathy, holistic medicine, Hopi ear Candles, hypnotherapy, Indian head massage, naturopathy, kinesiology, Reiki, reflexology, Shiatsu, etc.
It is highly advised to use a qualified practitioner who has proved their competence to practice and is a member of a regulatory body, for example one that adhere to the Federation of Holistic Therapists code of ethics.
There are many directories on the web listing complementary therapists in Manchester featuring special offers, photos, customer reviews and detailed company information to help you make a better choice.
Statistics show that 3 in 10 local health facilities in Britain now offer some form of alternative therapy, and as it may appear surprising, at least one third of people in U.K. have tried at least one form of alternative therapy.
An increasing desire for maintaining a better health in response to today's stressful lifestyle has led to the high demand for complementary and alternative therapies. Treatment do not just focus on the health symptoms that the patient is facing, but takes into account every aspect of the patient, hence the term holistic.