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  • 5 Rhythms

    The 5 Rhythms dance practice is unlike any mainstream dance class. There are no steps to follow, no moves to learn, no good or bad dancers or poses to perfect. This liberating dance form asks you to listen to your own body, your own rhythm and explore your own ‘free’ movement. It is the perfect movement meditation practice, movement therapy and journey inward. 5 Rhythms was developed by New York dancer Gabrielle Roth in the Sixties to harness the energizing and therapeutic benefits of dance. She describes it as ‘a soul journey’ and says, "energy moves in waves. Waves move in patterns. Patterns move in rhythms. A human being is just that - energy waves, patterns, rhythms. Nothing more. Nothing less. A dance." Every dance is unpredictable, as it is the body that calls for the movement - it is liberating. It is a free form of dance and an exploration of movement only defined by its 5 rhythms: Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness.

  • Access Bars

    Access Bars® is a process that allows your body to process and receive the changes you are choosing with ease. The Access Bars® are 32 points on your head which, when gently touched, effortlessly and easily release anything that doesn’t allow you to receive. These points contain all the thoughts, ideas, beliefs, emotions, and considerations you have stored in any lifetime. This is a possibility for you to let go of everything! Each Bars session can release 5-10 thousand years of limitations in the area of your life that corresponds with the specific Bar being touched. This is an incredibly nurturing and relaxing process, undoing limitation in all aspects of your life that you are willing to change.

  • Acupressure

    Developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago, acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to gradually press key healing points that stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. Using the power and sensitivity of the hand, acupressure is effective in the relief of stress-related ailments, and is ideal for self-treatment and preventative health care for boosting the immune system. Acupressure releases tension, increases circulation, reduces pain, and develops spirituality and vibrant health. 

  • Acupuncture

    Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that provides pain relief, reduces inflammation, restores homeostasis and treats various health conditions. It’s part of a comprehensive medical science that includes herbal therapy, dietary adjustments, and exercise. It entails stimulating certain points on the body, most often with a needle that penetrates the skin. Don’t worry; it’s generally painless – the needles are as fine as a hair. Sterile needles are placed along energy pathways called meridians to unblock energy flow to different organs and areas of the body. The meridian is part of a traditional Chinese medicine belief about a path of life-energy known as "qi" that flows through our bodies. TIP: needles often have to remain inserted for a period of time, anything from 10 minutes to an hour so make sure you schedule enough time for your appointment.

  • Aerial Yoga

    By using gravity as a gentle aid, aerial yoga allows practitioners to achieve inversions and deep stretches in a safe and fun environment. It's a relatively new approach to a traditional yoga, and uses a silk fabric called a 'hammock' or 'swing' to support the weight of the body, helping practitioners to achieve various postures with more depth, ease and excitement.

  • Alexander Technique

    The Alexander Technique teaches us a better way to be with ourselves – more consciously and more able to control our reactions, and hence able to make clearer decisions. The result is greater lightness, with greater freedom from unconscious habits of armouring and cutting off. This improves our posture, helps us direct our lives with greater confidence, and frees many neck, back, shoulder and other pains that are the result of our reactions to stress. Alexander teachers use gentle touch that makes us feel good, while guiding us to let go of tension to move with greater ease.

  • Alternative Therapy

    Alternative therapy describes modes of therapy that are used instead of traditional (mainstream) therapies. Some people also refer to alternative therapy as “integrative,” or “complementary” therapy.

  • Animal Healing

    Animal healing is a complementary therapy that can involve anything from animal communication to spiritual, crystal or chakra healing on animals. 

  • Aromatherapy

    Aromatherapy is the science and art of using essential oils from aromatic plants to restore balance and promote health for the body, mind and spirit. It’s a complementary therapy combining the use of gentle, rhythmic massage with the therapeutic effects of essential oils. The chemical makeup of essential oils gives them a host of desirable properties ranging from antibacterial, antiviral and antispasmodic, diuretic, and vasodilators to combat high blood pressure. They are also effective for treating infection, interacting with branches of your nervous system, modifying immune response and harmonising your moods and emotions.

  • Aromatherapy Massage

    Aromatherapy is the science and art of using essential oils from aromatic plants to restore balance and promote health for the body, mind and spirit. It’s a complementary therapy combining the use of gentle, rhythmic massage with the therapeutic effects of essential oils. The chemical makeup of essential oils gives them a host of desirable properties ranging from antibacterial, antiviral and antispasmodic, diuretic, and vasodilators to combat high blood pressure. They are also effective for treating infection, interacting with branches of your nervous system, modifying immune response and harmonising your moods and emotions.
    TIP: If you’re having an aromatherapy massage, wear clothing that will withstand getting residual oil on it – some of the oils may remain on your body after the treatment.

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  • Art and Creative Processing

    The process of making art can bring about a release of tension, and is therapeutic in its own right. Creativity can therefore become a means of healing and renewal. Art therapy combines creativity with an element of play and fun. When administered by a qualified practitioner, it can help individuals to work with elements of their subconscious and come to understand the causes of stress and distress. These can then be released, allowing healing energy into the subconscious to effect positive changes.

  • Ashtanga Yoga

    Ashtanga yoga is a form of movement yoga based on eight principles. Ashtanga comes from the Hindi word ‘astan’ or its Sanskrit source ‘ashtanga’ (having 8 parts). It consists of a series of poses done in swift succession. This is combined with deep and controlled breathing.

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  • Ayurveda - Medicine

    Pronounced ‘ah-yer-vey-duh’, Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. It was developed in India thousands of years ago and is based on the belief that your health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between your mind, body, and spirit. Every person is made up of elements found in the universe and these come together in the human body to form three life-forces or energies, called doshas. Good health is believed to result from the three forces or doshas being in harmony. Your Ayurvedic healer will use a wide variety of remedies to restore your dosha balance; from conventional surgery to massage, dietary changes, exercise, yoga, meditation, massage, sweat baths, enemas, fragrant oils and sound. TIP: You’ll be talking a lot about your health history in the first couple of sessions. Brush up on your family’s history of health so you’re fully prepared in the session.

  • Ayurvedic Massage

    Over 5,000 years of empirical research has refined Ayurvedic massage into an art that combines skilled knowledge of the body with knowledge of oils, music, and bodywork techniques for balancing the body and mind. Oil massage is consistently used throughout Ayurvedic massage treatments. The oils enhance the process of purification and regeneration. Shown to permeate the dermis in five minutes and all seven layers of skin in eight to ten, Ayurvedic oils can be infused with up to 75 different herbs, increasing the therapeutic effect immeasurably.

  • Beauty Therapy

    Beauty therapy is a multi-faceted and technological field that focuses on enhancing your appearance. The condition of your skin, weight and general health offer important information about your body as a whole. Typically, your beauty therapist will offer services ranging from facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing and slimming to massage, aromatherapy and reflexology in some cases. Beauty therapy as a holistic therapy is designed to help you express on the outside what you feel on the inside. TIP: Be mindful and considerate to your beauty therapist; if you’re going for a wax and you’re not feeling your freshest, use freshening wipes beforehand. It’s also a good idea to give yourself a good scrub before going for a massage.

  • Bikram Yoga

    Bikram Yoga consists of 26 sequenced postures taken from Hatha yoga and developed by Bikram Choudhury. These postures have been designed to systematically work every part of the body, to give all the internal organs, the veins, the ligaments, and muscles everything they need to maintain optimum health and maximum function. Each component takes care of a different aspect of the the body, and yet they all work together synergistically, contributing to the success of every other one, and extending its benefits. Bikram yoga is usually done in a room heated to a temperature between 38 and 40 degrees Celsius.

  • Bioenergetic Balancing and Healing

    Bio-Energy Healing aims to treat physical, emotional, and mental illness by using a series of specific hand techniques to detect and remove blocks obstructing the natural flow of bio-energy through your bio-field. The idea is every living plant, animal and person has an electromagnetic energy field that bio-energy flows through. This consistent flow maintains homeostasis and health in your body. Stress, trauma, abuse, injury, or a big life change can block your natural flow of bio-energy. Your Bioenergy healer will use intuitive methods of diagnosis to balance the energy field using methods like energy transference from the hands, reiki, crystals, colour, light or music and sound. TIP: During your session you’ll remove your shoes and any metal objects. You may feel sensations of hot, cold, tingling, or the urge to sway or move.

  • Biokineticist

    A Biokineticist is an exercise therapist who improves a person’s physical wellbeing and quality of life through individualised scientific assessment and the prescription of exercise in rehabilitative treatment to prevent or intervene with certain ailments and the enhancement of performance (sport and work). A biokineticist will measure and evaluate your body posture, body composition, blood pressure, glucose levels, lung function, heart rate, fitness, muscle strength, endurance, power, flexibility and other health indicators. 

  • Body Alignment Technique

    This therapy is based on the principal that the human body comprises eight major load-bearing joints: shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles – and when these joints are misaligned, the body feels wear and tear, pain and injury. The basic premise of the Body Alignment Technique is that pain is your body’s way of communicating that something in your body is out of balance. Your body stores memories of past trauma, environmental stress, toxicity and suppressed emotions. Through the Body Alignment Technique, these experiences are brought back into the body, to its deepest cellular level and then released from that place of deep feelings. In other words, the issue’s brought back to the tissue. TIP: While you won’t be doing any extensive movements or exercise during this session, it’s best to wear comfortable clothes that won’t restrict your movement. You’ll also be asked to remove your shoes for the session.

  • Body Harmony

    Sol-Ent Body Harmony therapy can be described as a ‘hands-on’ therapy. It’s practiced to relieve aches and pains and restore natural body movement to improve posture and presentation. As we get older, and due to stress, tension and trauma we change the way we move our bodies and pick up unfavourable body movement habits. Body Harmony therapy is a great self-discovery tool - so much can be learned when we’re mindful of simple things like the way we walk. Improving your posture and the way you move can improve an array of conditions from pelvic pain and osteoarthritis to muscle spasms and IBS. TIP: Most of the Body Harmony work is done with you lying on the therapy bed; sometimes with oil, sometimes without. It’s best to wear a shirt you can easily take off and put on again, and something that can withstand residual oil.

  • Body Stress Release

    Body Stress Release is a unique complementary health technique that was researched and developed in South Africa in the 1980s by Gail and Ewald Meggersee and is now practiced worldwide.  It offers a gentle and effective way to release stored tension from the body, thereby activating a process that restores and enhances the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

  • Body Talk

    BodyTalk is a whole-healthcare system that supports and promotes whole-person wellbeing. BodyTalk understands the profound influence the psychology of the body has on health. Instead of focusing on the symptom, BodyTalk finds the underlying causes of illness by addressing the whole person and his or her whole story. The BodyTalk techniques provide insights into the areas of the body that need attention. Then with the use of a variety of non-invasive techniques, BodyTalkers refocus the body's natural healing response to establish better communication within the body.

  • Bowen

    Bowen is a complementary technique designed to relieve pain and relax your muscles. It’s so gentle it can be used on babies, pregnant women and the elderly; and a unique benefit is the rapid results of relief. Your Bowen healer uses thumbs and fingers on precise points of your body to perform unique sets of rolling movements which stimulate the muscles and soft body tissue. There are two minute breaks between each set of movements when your Bower healer will typically leave the room and allow your body to relax and adjust to the movements. No oils are used in the session and treatment can be done through clothing or directly on your skin. TIP: Each session is around 30 – 40 minutes long and most people find 3 – 4 sessions satisfactory for sustained pain relief.

  • Brain Gym

    Brain Gym® is committed to the principle that moving with intention leads to optimal learning. Instructors and movement-based programs serve to empower all ages to reclaim the joy of living. The Brain Gym® educational model promotes play and the joy of learning, draws out and honours innate intelligence, builds awareness regarding the value of movement in daily life, encourages self-responsibility and inspires an appreciation of music, physical education and the fine arts, to name a few. 

  • Breathwork

    The essence of Breathwork is the conscious control of your breathing to influence your mental, emotional and physical state. Breathwork is a technique which involves a continuous, uninterrupted flow of breath, filling up your entire lungs in a rhythmic fashion. The idea is to become mindful of every moment you breathe in and out to gain access to the subconscious and higher consciousness parts of the mind. The idea behind Rebirthing is the nature of your birth experience can affect the way you handle stress in your life. Most first-breath experiences are incredibly stressful, introducing the message that life is a hard struggle. Using the Rebirthing Breathwork technique you can reprogramme this message allowing life to flow in easier and more creative ways. TIP: It’s normal to feel a little light headed after the session. It’s best to sit for at about ten minutes after the Breathwork session, so you're centered and safe to drive.

  • Buddhism

    Buddhism encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to the Buddha. It originated in India sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion, with over 500 million followers. Practising Buddhism includes taking refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha, study of scriptures, observance of moral precepts, renunciation of craving and attachment, meditation, the cultivation of wisdom, loving-kindness and compassion, and more. 

  • Callanetics

    Created by Callan Pinckney in the early 1980s, Callanetics is an exercise programme involving frequent repetition of small muscular movements designed to improve muscle tone. It was originally developed from classical ballet exercises to help ease Pinckney's back problems. Callanetics puts forward that popular exercise programmes often exercise only the surface muscles, and that deeper muscles are best exercised using small but precise movements. E

  • Cancer Support

    When you think of cancer support and treatment, you probably think of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. But there’s a lot more to fighting cancer than destroying cancer cells. During cancer treatment, you need to eat well and keep a healthy weight. You need to know where to turn with questions about your treatment or its side effects. You might need help coping with the emotional impact of cancer. So while you might not usually think of a dietitian, mentor, social worker or therapist as important cancer support, they often are.

  • Chinese Medicine

    Chinese herbal medicine forms part of an integrated system of primary health care known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which focuses on prevention, just as much as cure. Its origins can be traced back more than five thousand years, making it one of the oldest health care systems in the world. In Chinese herbal medicine, parts of plants, like the leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and seeds, are combined in formulas and given as teas, capsules, liquid extracts, granules, or powders. The essence of TCM is based on the concepts of Yin and Yang. It aims to understand and treat the many ways in which the fundamental balance and harmony between these two opposing but complementary forces affect your health and wellbeing.
    TIP: To ensure coordinated and safe care, it’s important to tell your TCM practitioner about any complementary health approaches you use and give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health.

  • Chiropractor

    Chiropractors are professionals who use a natural form of drug and surgery free health-care using spinal adjustments to correct misalignments and restore proper function to your nervous system. Stress, trauma or chemical imbalances can cause vertebrae in your spine to lose their normal position or range of motion; irritating the nervous system and preventing parts of your body from functioning as they should. While headaches, back and neck pain are the most common reasons for seeking out this therapy, Chiropractic is a holistic practice focusing on maintaining healthy musculoskeletal and nervous systems to ensure overall wellness. TIP: Those suffering osteoporosis, spinal cord compression, inflammatory arthritis, or who take blood-thinning medications should not undergo spinal manipulation.

  • Colour Therapy

    If you’ve ever gotten the blues or been green with envy, you already know the powerful associations our body and mind makes with colours. Colour therapy, also known as Chromotherapy, works on the principle that everything we touch and see around us has a living pulse inside it – this includes plants, gemstones, crystals, water, light, and even the food we eat. Colour is simply light of different wavelengths and frequencies; and light is just one form of energy that we can actually see. Colours and their corresponding frequencies are also found in the human energy field. If a certain frequency is imbalanced, it will affect that part of the body that resonates or vibrates with that colour frequency. A trained colour therapist assesses imbalances that are revealed in a session and uses gentle therapeutic methods to enhance health and wellbeing.
    TIP: Between your sessions you may be advised to wear certain colours, eat foods of these colours or visualise them several times a day.

  • Corporate Training

    Corporate training is specialised skill development designed to improve performance of employees in the workplace. The courses usually have a strong motivational and psychological element, and include leadership skills, stress management and team building. Training can be specific to a company, or general hard and soft skill training. ‘Soft skills’ include ethical behavior and positive attitude whereas ‘hard skills’ are more technical such as computer training or math literacy. The courses may be conducted in the workplace, or in a natural environment away from the workplace where group dynamics are more easily accessed.
    TIP: The most effective training programmes encourage participation from every single member of the team. It’s a good idea to keep this in mind when choosing the right training programme for your company.

  • Counselling

    Being self-aware and having the capability to think and feel emotions with clarity and understanding is part and parcel of being human. Unlike animals, our thought processes rely on far more than instinct alone. Because of this, there is scope for the way we think to become a problem and to affect our emotions. Talk therapies such as counselling are used to help people come to terms with any problems they are facing, with an ultimate aim of overcoming them.

  • Craniosacral Therapy

    In response to physical injuries or emotional trauma the body’s tissues contract and may become locked in this state, particularly when the injury is severe or accompanied by strong emotions. Any trauma, stresses, strains or tensions that remain in the body restrict the body’s functioning and may give rise to problems over the years. The effects may be both physical (such as back pain, migraine or digestive disorders) and emotional (such as anxiety or depression).
    Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on therapy that assists the body’s capacity for self-repair. This approach does not use manipulation. Using light touch, the therapist identifies restrictions in the body and facilitates their removal and reintegration into the whole. Once the restrictions are removed, the body can naturally heal itself.
    Craniosacral Therapy is client-led, meaning that the client’s body dictates the priority and pace of work. This allows the client to remain comfortable, in control and able to integrate the changes that occur. Craniosacral Therapy sessions are done fully clothed with the client either lying on the therapist’s table or seated.

  • Crystal Massage

    Crystal massage therapy is a vibrational treatment that works by using the vibrations of various crystals and gemstones. Crystal massage is a non-invasive, relaxing, natural and enjoyable process that allows you to lie back, relax and get in touch with your body's energies so you can leave feeling refreshed, restored and de-stressed - a great platform for improved physical health.

  • Crystals

    Crystals are minerals formed underground from three-dimensional repeating patterns of atoms. The repeating chemical structure of crystals is said to invest them with a kind of memory. This means that crystals have the power to hold energies. Different crystals have different energies and properties, and between them can affect mental, physical, spiritual and emotional aspects of ourselves.

  • Cupping

    Cupping is an ancient healing technique used in many healing traditions like Chinese Medicine and Unani-Tibb (Greco- Arabic Medicine). Even hieroglyphics from the ancient Egyptians show pictures of cupping in use. Cupping is used to remove toxicity, congestion and inflammation from the body. Circular shaped cups are placed on the skin with a vacuum that forms an airtight seal. Cupping has relaxation and therapeutic benefits. It lifts toxins and impurities, increases circulation and brings nutrient rich blood and oxygen to the affected area. It works on excess and deficient conditions. Being non-invasive and relaxing, patients often fall asleep during treatment. Typically a cupping mark remains on the skin for a few days following treatment. The extent of the mark is an indication of the level of stagnation and release of toxins in the individual. Cupping therapy is suitable for adults and children.
    Cupping Therapy has been used to successfully treat health issues on its own or in combination with other treatments:

    GENERAL PAIN RELIEF: arthritis, joint pain, inflammation, stiffness, sciatica,
    RESPIRATORY COMPLAINTS: respiratory complaints (asthma, sinusitis, cough)
    EAR NOSE THROAT: earache, congestion, tonsillitis, influenza;
    SKIN CONDITIONS: eczema, psoriasis, insect bites, boils, circulatory problems and cellulite.
    DIGESTIVE COMPLAINTS: constipation, heartburn, indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome.
    NERVOUS SYSTEM: headaches, migraine, epilepsy, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, nervous tension and DETOXIFICATION: It draws wastes and impurities from the blood, underlying organs and the skin. Cupping can assist in weight loss if accompanied by correct diet and exercise.

  • Dance

    Dance has been fundamental to human life and culture since the time of our earliest ancestors, as a form of self-expression, communication and celebration of life and community. By the turn of the 20th century, the potential for dance to promote healthy growth and change was also recognised. With this came the development of more expressive and improvisational forms of dance, as well as the acceptance of the integral relationship between mind and body. Dance therapy is the therapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual, based on the empirically supported premise that the body, mind and spirit are interconnected.

     

  • Deep Tissue Massage

    Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that targets the deeper layers of muscles in an effort to realign them. It is effective when patients suffer for chronic pain or tension in particular areas such as the neck, shoulders and lower back. The strokes are slower and the pressure deeper compared with classic massage therapy in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and fascia. (Fascia is the layer of tissue that wraps around muscle)

  • Dietitian

    Medicine is finally acknowledging the central role that diet plays in maintaining health. Most physical disorders can be treated in conjunction with a special diet. The interrelationship of food and bodily functions, and the role of protective or preventive foods , has been highlighted by research in the last few decades. Dieticians are trained experts on nutrition. Their job is to prescribe a therapeutic diet to suit you as an individual with your own unique make-up, food sensitivities and metabolism, and to bring your body into a state of optimal health.
    TIP: Allergies and food sensitivities often play a part in determining an eating plan. Be aware that you might be allergic or senstive to certain foods.

  • Directed Pressure Point Technique

    Directed Pressure Point Technique (DPPT) is a wellness modality that recognises the body’s ability to heal and repair itself, and to maintain itself in a healthy state. Practitioners understand that this self-healing process depends on uninterrupted communication between the brain and the body. DPPT is concerned with assisting the body to restore this free flow of information where communication has become blocked or disrupted.

  • Dorn Method

    The DORN Method is a safe and gentle vertebrae and joint treatment helpful in treating illnesses directly or indirectly connected to the spinal column. 

  • Emotional Freedom Technique EFT

    A form of counselling intervention that draws on various theories of alternative medicine including acupressure, neuro-linguistic programming, energy medicine, and Thought Field Therapy (TFT), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a universal healing tool that can provide impressive results for physical, emotional, and performance issues. A fast-evolving treatment within the field of Energy Psychology that is catching the attention of healers, scientists and lay people alike, the technique, often referred to as 'Psychological Acupressure', works by releasing blockages within the energy system that are the source of emotional intensity and discomfort. 

  • Energy Healing

    Energy healing is an umbrella term for any therapy that manipulates the energy circuits in the physical or subtle bodies to regain balance and facilitate our innate healing mechanisms. It can also be used to help identify “issues” before they manifest as pain or similar distortions in the physical body.

  • Enneagram

    The Enneagram is a system that describes 9 different personality types and ways people interact with the world. It provides a model to help understand motivations and patterns of interactions. The Enneagram works well with all the different types of complementary and alternative therapies.

  • Ethnomedicine

    Ethnomedicine is a system of healing that applies both art and science in helping the human body to find health and well-being. It utilises natural remedies to activate the immune system. These remedies act directly on the affected parts of the sick body and address the cause of the symptoms. The body’s defence mechanisms are activated to overcome the symptoms and the natural subtle energy of the body system is strengthened. Ethno-phytotherapies developed from traditional herbal medicine using plants and herbs.
    TIP: Ethnomedicine looks at the root cause of discomfort or disease and often prescribes herbal medicine in the form of tinctures, capsules, infusions and ointments.

  • Eurhythmy

    Eurythmy is the art of movement used to express both speech and music. It was developed by Rudolf Steiner as a part of his system of Anthroposophical Medicine. Therapeutic Eurhythmy designs special exercises for the client. These exercises work on the body, vitalising and energising the healing process. Eurythmy helps both physiological and psychological disorders and allows the individual to effect his or her own healing.
    TIP: Wear loose flowing clothing you can easily move in.

  • Facilitator or Mentor

    COMENSA (Coaches and Mentors of South Africa) defines mentoring as "a partnership in which a mentee is assisted in making significant advances in knowledge, perspective and vision in order to develop their full potential; the mentor's wisdom is utilised by the mentee to facilitate and enhance new learning and insight”. The mentor focuses on the development of the learner and passing on personalised, domain-specific knowledge. Mentors help to set the agenda, with their primary aim to develop an individual or small group to learn more comprehensively from their day-to-day working experience.
     

  • Family Constellation

    Family Constellations is an alternative therapeutic method that draws on elements of family systems therapy, existential phenomenology and Zulu attitudes to family. In a single session, a Family Constellation attempts to reveal a previously unrecognized systemic dynamic that spans multiple generations in a given family, and to resolve the detrimental effects of that dynamic by encouraging the client to encounter representatives of the past and accept the factual reality of the past.

  • Fascia Release

    Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.) Fascia release is a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.

  • Feldenkrais

    The Feldenkrais method was named after is originator, Dr Moshe Feldenkrais, a Russian physicist, judo expert, mechanical engineer and educator. He took a pragmatic mechanical approach to making the ‘machinery’ of the body move properly. He devised movement lessons that teach people to recognise how they are moving with methods for improving the way they move. The lessons also increase ease and range of motion, improve flexibility and co-ordination and help uncover the innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement.
    TIP: Sometimes very small adjustements or micro movements make all the diference to movement.

  • Feng Shui

    Feng Shui emphasises living in harmony with the environment - being able to read and note the patterns, rhythms and cycles of the cosmos. A house or building is considered to be a living being. Just as a person becomes ill when the energy flow in the body is blocked and stagnates, so too a house becomes ‘ill’ when the energy stagnates or is blocked. A Feng Shui consultant reads the energy flows in your home or office and suggests ways to unblock areas of stagnation and restore a healthy and life-giving flow of energy. This in turn creates health and prosperity for those who use the house or building.
    TIP: Feng Shui says we are energetically connected to everything we own. Get rid of anything you don’t use as having an overwhelming amount of stuff saps your energy and blocks opportunities.

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  • Floatation

    During a Floatation session the participant lies in an enclosed tank of water in which a blend of Epsom and other mineral salts has been dissolved. The water is kept at a constant temperature of approximately 34.20 C. Floatation therapists believe that once the brain has all the external stimuli removed, even gravity, then consciousness easily turns inwards to experience inner peace. The primary objective of Floatation is the total relaxation of mind and body, bringing relief from stress.
    TIP: While you are floating, your sense of time will disappear. Let that happen and you’ll feel incredibly revived after your session.

  • Flower Essences

    Every human has their own energy field and aura, and plants too have their own unique energy signature. The healing power of flowers lies in their special energetic patterns or vibrational qualities. Edward Bach, who created the Bach Flower Remedies, discovered that water is the key to transferring the healing energy of flowers to human beings. When flowers are immersed in water and then left in natural sunlight for a couple of hours, the energy pattern imprints in the water. The resulting Flower essences can then be used to balance the human energy field and assist in healing emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances that can lead to disease.
    TIP: If you have emotional feelings you would like to address, flower essences serve to balance a number of different emotions.

  • Forrest Yoga

    Forrest Yoga is an intensely physical and internally focused practice that emphasizes how to carry a transformative experience off the mat and into daily life.  The practice challenges students to access their whole being and to use the yoga as a path to discovering and then cleansing the emotional and mental blocks that dictate and limit their lives.  Practitioners cultivate an acute awareness of their own practice and life process, with the yoga providing a powerful opportunity for them to make practical life decisions based on their own experiences.

  • Functional Medicine

    Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. By shifting the traditional disease-centred focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. 

  • Green Living

    Living a green lifestyle means trying in as many ways possible to bring the conservation and preservation of the Earth's natural resources, habitats, and biodiversity and its human cultures and communities into balance. 

  • Hatha Yoga

    While Hatha yoga is a generic term that refers to any yoga that includes physical postures, some classes are simply marketed under this name. If this is the case, it will usually be a gentle introduction to the basic yoga postures. It isn’t necessarily physically rigorous, but it does offer a nice introduction to yoga breathing and postures.

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  • Herbalism

    Herbalism, also known as herbology or herbal medicine, is the study and use of plants for medicinal purposes. Plants have been the basis of medical treatments throughout human history and this is still widely practiced all over the world. Plants have the ability to synthesise chemical compounds to help defend themselves against predators and natural threats. Some of these plant compounds have proven beneficial to human beings in the alleviation of a variety of ailments. Parts of plants, like the leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and seeds, are combined in formulas and given as teas, capsules, tonics, granules, or powders. Your Herbal healer skillfully selects a blend of herbs and generates a tonic customized to harmonise your body’s imbalances.
    TIP: Herb allergies can be common. It’s important to monitor your body’s reaction carefully when taking a medicinal herb.

  • Holistic Healing

    Holistic healing asseses all parts of the human being; physical healing, mental health and wellness, emotional well-being, and spiritual beliefs and values. What makes holistic healing different from alternative, complementary and integrative medicine is that physical health is not necessarily the main focus. Holistic healing isn’t an alternative to traditional healing; it should, and can, be practiced alongside any treatment you’re experiencing. TIP: Choosing to go to a holistic healer is no different from choosing a medical professional; do your homework and find the healer that best suits you and your needs.

  • Holotropic Breathwork

    The essence of Breathwork is the conscious control of your breathing to influence your mental, emotional and physical state. Breathwork is a technique which involves a continuous, uninterrupted flow of breath, filling up your entire lungs in a rhythmic fashion. The idea is to become mindful of every moment you breathe in and out to gain access to the subconscious and higher consciousness parts of the mind. Holotropic breathwork combines this practice with a sensory exploration through music to heighten the altered consciousness.
    TIP: Holographic Breathwork is usually done in groups; but individual sessions can also be arranged.

  • Homeopath

    Homeopathy is a safe, gentle, and natural system of healing based on the principle of ‘like cures like’. In other words, a substance that causes symptoms of a disease in a healthy person would cure similar symptoms in an unhealthy person. It works in harmony with the immune system and triggers or intensifies the body’s own healing mechanisms. Homeopathy is a holistic practice and used for both acute and chronic conditions. Plants, flowers and minerals are diluted using a special method of shaking called ‘succussion’. Remedies prepared this way are called ‘potentised’ medicines. TIP: Homeopathy takes into account each individuals’ temperament, habits and inclinations and will recommend medicine accordingly.

  • Hot Stone Massage

    Hot stones warmed by fire were used by Native Americans to treat aching muscles. Today, hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly. 

  • Hot Yoga

    Hot yoga also takes place in a heated room. Poses can vary according to class and studio, and the room is generally heated to a temperature anywhere between 30° and 40°. Those who love to sweat will enjoy this tough practice, which is guaranteed to leave them drenched.

  • Human Potential

    The term human potential is used to describe a variety of approaches that focus on expressing your talents and abilities for the enrichment and benefit yourself and others. Our human potential is determined by our efforts to develop our intellectual, physical and spiritual aspects. The idea behind human potential is to promote the idea that humans can experience an exceptional quality of life filled with happiness, creativity and fulfillment when they strive to reach their potential. People working in the field of human potential include motivational speakers, life coaches and psychological therapists.
    TIP: Personal development is a deliberate, disciplined process achieved by reflection, introspection and self-awareness.

  • Hypnotherapy

    Hypnotherapy is a gentle, non-invasive therapy using guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness. The idea is; in this state of higher consciousness your mind is open to effect desired changes in your behavior. Popular complaints addressed by hypnotherapy include anxiety, grief, stress, phobias, migraine, weight problems, stopping smoking and other addictions, skin disorders, ulcers and more. In psychotherapy, hypnotherapy is also used to explore painful thoughts, feelings, or memories you may have hidden or suppressed from your conscious mind.
    TIP: Contrary to popular belief, hypnotherapy cannot ‘force’ you to do anything against your will.

  • Indian Head Massage

    Known as Champi in Hindi, the Indian head massage stems from a long tradition of Indian family grooming. Today it has developed and formalised into a remarkable healing therapy. The therapy works with your three higher chakras, namely; Vissuddha at the base of the throat, Ajna the forehead and Sahasrara the crown of your head. Because there are several important acupressure points on the head, your Indian head massage can feel almost like a reflexology massage; which is performed on the feet, but is felt throughout the entire body. Your Indian head massage may be dry, or oils may be used. The oils used are not only great for your hair, but also calm your nervous system.
    TIP: Allow five to ten days between treatments to give the body a chance to get rid of the toxins liberated by the treatment.

  • Integrative Medicine

    A doctor working within the field of integrative health and medicine reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and professions to achieve optimal health and healing.

  • Intuitive

    Intuitive readings are different for everyone. Depending on the person conducting the reading, the focus can be on anything from releasing blocked energy and past trauma, tapping into past lives, working through a current hardship, or helping a client to activate their highest potential and life work. As the name implies, the sessions are usually led intuitively, and any professional reader will tell you each of their sessions are unique and highly individual.

  • Inversion therapy traction

    Inversion Therapy was used as early as 400 BC by Hippocrates, who suspended the patient on a ladder in an appropriate manner in order to allow gravity to exercise therapeutic traction. Modern Inversion Therapy procedures have demonstrated multiple therapeutic possibilities that continue to expand. It involves being upside down or at an inverted angle while hanging by the legs, ankles, or feet with the intention of therapeutic benefits. It is a form of spinal decompression and traction.

  • Iridology

    Not only are the eyes a window to the soul but they can also reveal a great deal about your health. That’s the basic idea behind Iridology; a therapy based on the scientific study of the coloured part of the eye, called the Iris. An accurate analysis of iris structure and pigmentation can provide information about your physiological condition, psychological health risks, challenges or strengths of various organs and your personality traits. Your Iridology healer may also use a camera with a close-up lens and side lighting to take slides for a permanent record. They’ll explain the significance of the various markings in your iris and suggest a course of treatment.
    TIP: It’s important to let your Iridologist know about any past and present health conditions and treatments so they can advise you accurately.

  • Iyengar Yoga

    A purist yoga named after founder B.K.S. Iyengar, this style uses props like blocks, straps, harnesses, and incline boards to get students perfectly into positions. It’s a meticulous practice that prioritises proper alignment in each pose. While there isn’t a lot of rigorous movement involved, it can still be extremely physically and mentally challenging.

  • Jivamukti Yoga

    Jivamukti yoga pushes the limits of body and mind in order to reintegrate yoga’s traditional spiritual elements into the Western practice. Each class has a theme, and includes Sanskrit chanting and references to ancient scripture alongside the asana and pranayama practices.

  • Kahuna Massage

    Kahuna massage is a therapeutic massage technique based on the teachings and practices of the ancient Hawaiian Kahunas. In the language of native Hawaiians, "huna" means "secret knowledge" and a master practitioner of any of the huna arts is known as a "kahuna." KaHuna massage is unique in a number of respects. The practitioner uses their hands, forearms and elbows, and moves around the table (using flowing Hula and Tai Chi style movements). They work with energy to apply soft and deep tissue massage.

  • Kids Massage

    Touch is the first sense to develop in humans. It is essential to our health and well-being. Babies have been known to fail to thrive and even die without an adequate amount of physical contact. Children reach out for touch as naturally as they do for food and water. Children who learn healthy views of touch and are provided with positive tactile experience by their caregivers are more likely to grow up to be adults with healthy self-esteem, a sense of appropriate boundaries and long-lasting intimate relationships. A regular massage can ensure that touch is a positive, nurturing part of their human experience.

  • Kids Yoga

    It is important for a child to build self-esteem, self-awareness and strengthen their mind and body. This is increasingly important in today's society where children may be over-stimulated by technology and struggling to balance school and other activities. Yoga can help your child develop a stronger body and build their self-confidence while quieting their minds. The benefits of yoga for children are numerous.

  • Kinesiology

    Kinesiology is a very gentle, painless therapy using a biofeedback technique called muscle testing. All your muscles are connected to your brain through your central nervous system. Your kinesiologst is specially trained to monitor muscle responses to movements and questions relating your mental, emotional, physical and energetic state. Your kinesiologist will be able to determine where you’re experiencing any imbalances in your body, from stressed adrenal glands to negative energy being directed your way. Following a process guided by your body’s muscle responses, your kinesiologist will balance discrepancies in your body, leaving you feeling enlightened and rejuvenated. There are commonly two types of kinesiology; specialised kinesiology, known as Neuro Training and Neural Organisation Technique, known as NOT. Both techniques are incredibly powerful self-discovery tools, offering revealing insights into your body.
    TIP: Your Kinesiology session may leave you feeling very tired and lethargic. It’s best to schedule your appointment toward the end of the day, when you’ll have the chance to rest.

  • Kundalini Yoga

    Kundalini yoga features constantly moving, invigorating poses aimed at releasing the kundalini energy in the body. Kundalini is an energy supply thought to be coiled - like a sleeping serpent - at the base of the spine. Tapping into this energy is believed to have a transformative effect on the body, mind and spirit.

  • Life Alignment

    Life Alignment is a transformational healing system of body, heart and mind. It provides the means to free ourselves from the past in order to live fully in the present and in the process to discover our purpose in life. It uses the Vortex technology, which consists of a Vortex mat and small magnetic ‘cards’ – each with its unique energy frequency and purpose – that assist the transformation of trauma and blocked energy to bring harmony and balance to the body and environment.
     

  • Life Coach

    Life Coach sessions involve structured, goal focused time that is crafted to help you find new directions for your life, especially in times of change. COMENSA (Coaches and Mentors of South Africa) defines coaching as "a professional, collaborative and outcomes-driven method of learning that seeks to develop an individual and raise self-awareness so that he or she might achieve specific goals and perform at a more effective level". Coaching is a SAQA recognised profession in South Africa and is distinct from therapy, counselling, mentoring and consulting. Highly trained specialists assist you with a variety of life’s challenges including optimizing your health and nutrition, living your purpose, changing your career, gaining self-confidence and understanding yourself. You don’t need to be facing great challenges to make use of a life coach; many people consult their life coach on a regular basis to maintain a positive, healthy, goal focused and active life.

  • Life Skills

    Life skills are the skills we need to make the most out of lives. They are usually associated with managing and living a better quality of life. They help us to accomplish our ambitions and live to our full potential. Any skill that is useful in your life can be considered a life skill. 

  • Live Blood Analysis

    Blood is the ideal medium to analyse your overall health status. Dark field live blood microscopy (DFLBM), Phase contrast live blood microscopy (PCLBM) and coagulated blood microscopy (CBM) are all the study of the components of the blood. Live Blood Analysis is not diagnostic, but, rather a screening tool which enables the qualified practitioner to question the patient about their current health situation in order to ascertain underlying factors that may be contributing to the patient’s body being out of homoeostasis or balance, which in turn can contribute to the interference of the body’s natural healing ability, leading to poor health.

  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage

    Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle, medically backed massage technique that is used to encourage lymphatic flow in the body and indeed improve the bodies lymphatic system as a whole.

    The lymphatic system protects our bodies from infection and is critical in getting rid of the bodies toxins. In essence it cleans up and washes your bodies dishes! It also has a type of safety value that works to maintain your bodies correct balance of tissue fluid.

    Lymphatic drainage massages are done on bare skin without the use of oil or lotion. It is not a relaxing massage that you might get in a spa but rather a treatment that specifically works to promote optimum health in the body.

  • M Technique

    The ‘M’ Technique is a form of touch therapy characterised by repetitive, rhythmic and gentle strokes that puts the body into a deep state of relaxation from which self-healing can occur.

  • Massage

    Find top massage therapists & events using our comprehensive wellness directory. Massage uses various movements like muscle kneading; rolling; long sweeping strokes, friction and deep pressure applied using the thumb, fingertips or the knuckles. It consists of therapeutic body work that helps with stress relief; relaxation and other processes in the body like lymph drainage and muscle repair.
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  • Matrix Reimprinting

    Matrix Reimprinting is the new, meridian tapping energy therapy that everybody is talking about. Created by EFT Master Karl Dawson, this technique has far reaching positive effects for a whole host of physical and emotional issues. It can also be used to manifest your goals and dreams.

  • Meditation

    Meditation embodies simple and powerful deep relaxation techniques. Various different methods include focusing on a series of images; concentrating on breathing; or focusing on a single image or simply watching thoughts go by. It can be practised for any amount of time and benefits from regular application. Besides a growing sense of peace, benefits include increased confidence and competence, clarity of mind, creativity and inspiration in all aspects of living, as well as more relaxation and fun and enjoyment. The effects of regular meditation over time can be quite extraordinary. There are many different types of meditation available and it is important to select a method right for you. The length of time it takes to become proficient in the skill of meditation varies from person to person but anyone can benefit from this practice.

  • Metamorphosis

    Metamorphosis founder Robert St. John combined elements of the Bates Method of eyesight training, naturopathy and reflexology, amongst others, to formulate the powerful protocol. A Metamorphosis healing involves gentle touching of the feet, hands, head and spine in order to remove deep-seated tension. Metamorphosis involves the re-education of the subconscious mind in order to eliminate deeply seated influences. Once these underlying tensions are removed, the symptoms are naturally alleviated.

  • Mindfulness

    Mindfulness is moment-to-moment awareness, and is cultivated by paying attention, intentionally, to what is occurring in the present moment with an attitude of non-judgment, curiosity and kindness. Practicing mindfulness is about working skillfully and compassionately with the unfolding moments of our lives. 

  • Mobile Massage

    Enjoy the myriad benefits of a professional massage in the comfort of your home or place of work. 

  • Music Therapy

    Music therapy is a clinical and evidence-based health profession that uses music within a therapeutic relationship to address an individual’s physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs. It can include creating, singing, playing, moving to, and/or listening to music.

  • Naturopath

    Naturopathy is a holistic healing system based on the belief that the best way to treat illness is through stimulating the natural healing forces of the body. A Naturopath believes that symptoms of disease are the manifestation of the healing forces that the body uses to eliminate toxins and get the body back into balance. Practitioners rely on the healing power of nature, acknowledging the body’s innate capacity to heal. He or she treats the cause of illness rather than the effect. Naturopaths commit themselves to the principle of ‘do no harm’, only using safe and effective natural therapies. They treat their client’s holistically, seeing the individual as a multidimensional whole, and educate, empower and motivate the patient to assume personal responsibility for his or her health by adopting a healthy attitude, lifestyle and diet.

  • Neurofeedback

    Also called EEG biofeedback, neurotherapy or cognitive enhancement, neurofeedback trains the electrical activity of the brain through electroencephalography (EEG). Neurofeedback equipment is non-invasive, and focuses on optimising the brain to help people better self-regulate.

  • Neuromuscular Massage

    Neuromuscular massage therapy is a specialised form of deep tissue massage in which digital pressure and friction are used to release areas of strain in the muscle. These areas of strain are called tender or trigger points and are the cause of muscular pain symptoms.

  • Nia

    Combining dance, martial arts and mindfulness, Nia tones your body while transforming your mind. More than just a workout, Nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life - body, mind and soul.

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  • NLP

    Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a technique that helps people detect and reprogramme unconscious patterns of thought and behaviour to alter psychological responses and enhance the healing process.‘Neuro’ refers to the way the brain works and how human thinking demonstrates consistent and detectable patterns. ‘Linguistic’ refers to the verbal and nonverbal expressions of the brain’s thinking patterns. ‘Programming’ refers to how these patterns are recognised and understood by the mind and how they can be altered, allowing a person to make better choices in behaviour and health. The primary goal of the NLP practitioner is to move a person from his or her present state of discomfort to a desired state of health by helping reprogramme beliefs and attitudes about healing and life in general.

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  • Numerology

    Numerology is the study and interpretation of numbers, based on the belief that the universe is constituted according to sacred mathematics, and that every number carries a specific vibration or energy that has an effect on each individual. This includes date you were born and the numerological formula of your name. A skilled numerologist will be able to ‘read’ your numbers and analyse your character, describe your qualities and give guidance on issues like relationships, career and even your spiritual path. Used correctly, numerology is meant as an invaluable technique for self-awareness and self-improvement.

  • Nutrition

    Nutrition is the science that interprets the interaction of nutrients and other substances in food in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of an organism. It includes food intake, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion.

  • Nutritionist

    A Nutritionist will usually have completed a tertiary qualification in any number of fields, including nutrition, food science and public health. The main role of a nutritionist is to help people achieve optimal health by providing information and advice about health and food choices. Nutritionists have expertise in a range of services including public health nutrition, community health and tertiary education related to nutrition. They may design, coordinate, implement and evaluate a range of population health interventions to improve the wellbeing of individuals, communities and the population as a whole, through better food and nutrition.

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  • Osteopathy

    Osteopathy deals with the relationship between the structure of the body’s framework and its function. It looks carefully at the effect mechanical compromise has on the body’s fluid circulatory systems. Osteopathy was developed by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, (1828-1917), a medical practitioner, who became increasingly dissatisfied with the medical practices of his time. His conviction was that therapeutic agents were toxic substances imposed on an already diseased body. Dr. Still reasoned that if the structure of the musculo-skeletal system is regulated, then the body would naturally restore and repair itself. Osteopaths also believe that many diseases relate to spinal disorders, or structural malfunctioning. The osteopath seeks to bring the body and the spine into total alignment as a means of returning the body to balance and health. Techniques used vary but can include soft tissue stretching, joint articulation and manipulation, rhythmic joint movements and muscle energy techniques. Although there are no study options available in South Africa as yet, there is an Osteopathic Association of South Africa. See more on www.osteo.co.za

  • Ozone Therapy

  • Panchakarma

    Panchakarma comes from Ayurvedic Healing. Its aim is to produce a state of perfect health beyond the mere absence of disease. Treatment programmes are individualised and carefully monitored to restore balance. Ideally, the client is in residence for several days. Treatment is prescribed by an Ayurvedic practitioner, and is specific to individual physiology and health conditions. Massage is followed by a steam bath and internal cleansing, as prescribed. The Ayurvedic practitioner meets the client daily to take the pulse and prescribe treatments for the following day. Panchakarma eliminates toxins from the body, helping to restore balance and prevent future illness.

  • Past Life Regression

    Today we recognise that past or current life experiences are perceived either as negative or positive energy, and are stored in the energetic layers of our body. Negative experiences (trauma) are translated in the body as energetic blocks. Regression Therapy is the process whereby specialised techniques are used to locate energetic blocks caused from negative experiences, uncovering the route cause at the source, navigate between past and current lives if necessary, and finally dissolve the emotional link to that negative experience.

  • Personal Development

    A lifelong process, personal development is a way for people to assess their skills and qualities, consider their aims in life and set goals in order to realise and maximise their potential.

  • Personal Training

    A Personal Trainer is a fitness expert who formulates and designs a personal exercise programme for his or her clients. The trainer works closely with clients helping them build fitness and shape their body. When looking for a Trainer, it is important to find a qualified person who will provide a health related fitness assessment, as well as an exercise, general nutrition and stress and lifestyle assessment. Working with a Trainer will help achieve fitness goals and ensure consistency and commitment.

  • Physiotherapy

    Physiotherapists are taught to assess what is normal and what is abnormal about a patient’s movements, and what structural, postural or poor movement pattern might be causing pain. A patient is helped to understand the cause of their pain or problem, how it can be managed and prevented in the future. The major aim of Physiotherapy is to find and treat the cause of the patient’s problem, not just to treat the presenting symptoms of pain or illness. Manipulative physiotherapy uses electrotherapy and hands on techniques for chronic and acutely painful; conditions, neuro-physiotherapy treats conditions in which the nervous system is compromised and paediatric physiotherapy works with children’s issues.

  • Phytotherapy

    The oldest medical practice in the world, phytotherapy (or herbalism) was used by our ancestors to treat their illnesses. Phytotherapists make use of herbal medicine derived from whole plants or parts of plants. This may include dried herbs or herbs that have been tinctured, powdered or made into capsules. These remedies are prepared by the phytotherapist.

  • Pilates

    Pilates is a structured exercise programme, designed by Joseph Pilates, with the purpose of stretching and strengthening the muscles, correcting muscle imbalances, improving posture and increasing awareness of the body. It was designed for the rehabilitation of injured ballet dancers and gymnasts, but has become popular with regular fitness enthusiasts. There are six basic principles in Pilates: Concentration, Control, Centering, Precision, Breathing and Flowing Movement.

  • Power Yoga

    An offshoot of Ashtanga Yoga, Power Yoga is a fitness-based vinyasa practice. It has many of the same qualities and benefits, including building internal heat, increased stamina, strength, and flexibility, as well as stress reduction.

  • Pregnancy Massage

    Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage ­– to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. But it's also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies, and therapists who are trained in prenatal massage adjust their techniques accordingly.

  • Pregnancy Yoga

    Pregnancy Yoga classes provide a nurturing environment for pregnant women to share and embrace their journey through pregnancy and early motherhood. During pregnancy you may notice rapid changes within your body which can leave you in discomfort, increased lower back pain and restricted breath can cause sleepless nights and stress. Pregnancy Yoga is used to improve pelvic floor, core and and other muscle groups which will help you when it matters the most on the day.

  • Prophetic Guidance

    A number of methods and systems can be used to gain insight and wisdom into individual healing and personal growth. These involve practitioners qualified to interpret, read or divine various signs and energy systems.

  • Psychodrama

    The original form of group psychotherapy, psychodrama was developed by Levy Moreno to use deep action methods to explore and correct issues that have been indetified in a group. There is often a protagonist whose issue represents the main elements of the group. The protagonist brings forward the drama, and the group members are brought in to help carry out the enactment.

  • Psychotherapy

    Psychotherapy is a personal journey of transformation and self-exploration conducted under the guidance of a psychologist. The psychotherapist supports and encourages the transformative process. Trust in the therapist is essential and the therapeutic environment itself should be a safe space in which the journey can unfold. The therapist guides a process of change, in which the client learns to understand patterns of psychological experience in thought, feeling, behaviour and health. Dysfunctional patterns are released and replaced with new patterns of confidence and trust in the self.

  • Reflexology

    Reflexology is a method of stimulating the body’s healing mechanisms through stimulating reflex points on the foot. It is based on ancient Chinese and Indian diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. By massaging certain reflex points on the feet, reflexologists treat diseases in parts of the body that are related to those areas. Different parts of the sole connect via the flow of energy along the meridian lines to various organs of the body. The reflexology massage prompts the body to heal itself, by restoring the flow of healing energy to the affected part of the body.

  • Rehabilitation

    Rehabilitation describes specialised healthcare dedicated to improving, maintaining or restoring physical strength, cognition and mobility with maximized results. Typically, rehabilitation helps people gain greater independence after illness, injury or surgery.

  • Reiki

    Reiki is a form of healing where healing energy is transmitted through the hands from the practitioner to the client. The term ‘Reiki’ comes from the blending of ‘rei’ meaning Cosmic Energy, and ‘ki’ or ‘chi’, the life energy flowing through all living things. The training of a Reiki practitioner is unique, since Reiki techniques are passed from one person to another. At each stage or ‘degree’ the student is given a series of symbols in a process called an ‘attunement’. The symbols both empower the healer and are used in the healing process. The student who completes the third degree is known as a ‘Reiki Master’, and is then allowed to teach the technique and pass on the symbols.

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  • Retreats

    Escape the stressors of daily life at a nurturing retreat designed to restore, revive, soothe and inspire your body, mind and soul. 

  • Rolfing

    Rolfing, also known as ‘Structural Integration’, is a massage process of deep manipulation of the soft connective tissue, known as fascia, in the body, combined with movement education to improve posture and movement patterns. Developed by Dr.Ida Rolf, she based her therapy on the fact that modern humans tend to have bad posture. Once bad posture becomes habitual, the muscles are thrown into unnatural contractions and connective tissue in the area grows to form thick plates called fascia. The fascia reinforce the bad posture and place stress on the muscular and skeletal system. The therapist uses Rolf’s techniques to break down these fascia in order to loosen the body so that it can be restructured .

  • Satyananda Yoga

    Satyananda Yoga is a system of yoga developed by Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati and his lineage, which incorporates practices derived from ancient and traditional sources. Satyananda Yoga uses practices in a traditional way, asanas (postures) to balance the body and mind through the physical body, pranayama (breathing practices) to work on the energy body (equated with Ki or Chi in other systems), and meditation to calm and focus the mind. It also takes a broader outlook by teaching and encouraging yogic lifestyles, not only for renunciates but also for householders and lay practitioners.

  • Self Leadership

    Self Leadership is having a developed sense of who you are, what you can do, where you are going coupled with the ability to influence your communication,  emotions and behavior on the way to getting there.

  • Shamanism

    Shamanism is perhaps the oldest system with which man has sought connection with creation. It's an ancient collection of traditions based on the act of voluntarily accessing and connecting to non-ordinary states or spirit realms for wisdom and healing.

  • Shiatsu

    Shiatsu is a Japanese technique of applying finger pressure to key points on the body to stimulate a healing response. It is similar to acupuncture in that it uses the pressure points-called ‘tsubos’ along the meridians, but with specialised finger pressure rather than needles. Along with finger pressure, the shiatsu therapist may also use his or her hands, thumbs, elbows, knees, forearms and feet during the treatment. Shiatsu acts on the subtle anatomy of the body to facilitate the flow of energy, or ‘chi’ through the meridians to the organs and through to the whole body.

  • Sound Healing

    Sound therapy deconstructs music into pure sound, harnessing the knowledge that sound can have a powerful effect on our emotions. Also known as vibrational medicine, the practice employs the vibrations of the human voice as well as objects that resonate - tuning forks, gongs, Tibetan singing bowls and more - to go beyond relaxation and stimulate healing.

  • Spa

    A relaxing space where therapeutic services such as massages, saunas, baths and manicures can be enjoyed. 

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  • Spiritual School

    Learn spiritual healing, holistic healthcare, personal development, metaphysics and more at a centre dedicated to enriching the human spirit. 

  • Sports Massage

    Sports massage is often used as a regular compliment to physical training and activity in the form of “maintenance massage”. Used to prevent injury and to help the body prepare for vigorous physical activity as well as recover from heavy workouts and injuries.

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  • Tai Chi

    Tai Chi Chuan is based on a series of slow moving, circular dance-like movements designed to unite body and mind. There are many systems of Tai Chi, one of the most popular being the Yang style. This is typified by big, gentle, graceful and flowing movements, and a philosophy of harmony. The poses reflect the dual forces of nature and the sequences of poses provide balance and harmony. Deep natural breathing, twisting, spiralling, stretching and relaxing movements help to massage internal organs and balance the body’s energies. During Tai Chi, the mind is relaxed and focused on breath and the slow, fluid movement from one pose to the next.

  • Tantra

    This ancient practice is a powerful combination of asana, mantra, mudra, and bandha (energy lock) and chakra (energy center) work that you can use to build strength, clarity, and bliss in everyday life. By harnessing and embodying the five forces of Shakti, the female deity that represents creativity and change, Tantra suggests we can move through the world with more confidence and contentment.

  • Thai Massage

    Traditional Thai massage is an extraordinary 2500 year old healing system based on Ayurvedic medicine, Buddhist spiritual practice and Yoga. Thai massage therapists believe that the body consists of 72,000 ‘sen’ or energy lines, of which 10 are the most important carriers of energy. Therapeutic massage is based on an acceptance that internal healing effects are produced by stimulating the external ‘sen’ points on the body.

  • The Emotion Code

    Founded by holistic physician and lecturer Dr Bradley Nelson, The Emotion Code serves to lay bare the inner workings of the subconscious mind. It reveals how emotionally-charged events from your past can still be haunting you in the form of “trapped emotions”; emotional energies that literally inhabit your body.

  • Therapy and Guidance

    Also called psychotherapy or counselling, therapy is the process of meeting with a therapist to resolve problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings, relationship issues, and/or somatic responses (sensations in the body). Beginning therapy can be a big step toward being the healthiest version of yourself and living the best life possible—no matter what challenges you may be facing. Through therapy, you can change self-destructive behaviors and habits, resolve painful feelings, improve your relationships, and more.

  • Theta Healing

    ThetaHealing® is a technique that focuses on thought and prayer. It teaches how to put to use our natural intuition, relying upon unconditional love of Creator Of All That Is to do the actual “work”. Practitioners believe that by changing your brain wave cycle to include the “Theta” state, you can actually watch the Creator Of All That Is create instantaneous physical and emotional healing.

  • Trace Therapy

    Trace Therapy uses non-invasive, drug-free medical technology to effectively treat a diverse range of illnesses, injuries and defects - both acute and chronic. It makes use of SCENAR and BEMER machines in conjunction with an innovative technique called TRACE (Therapeutic Relief Amplified C-fibre Energy).

  • Traditional Healing

    African Medicine is the traditional form of healing of indigenous African people. Estimates show over 200 000 traditional healers exist in South Africa and up to 80% of the population consult these healers even if also using western medical services. There are varying categories of traditional healers. In South Africa we have 'inyangas' or herbalists, then we have sangomas who are trained to communicate with the spirit world through their ancestors, and we have traditional midwives and surgeons. Modern traditional healers use African, Western and Chinese herbs in combination with diet, exercise, hydrotherapy, counselling, vitamin/mineral supplementation, first aid and 'piercing' (African acupuncture). Traditional healers are established health care workers within the community. Their role in primary health care is being formalised by governmental recognition and registration of the service they provide.

  • Trauma Counselling

    Trauma Counselling helps you to identify and come to terms with feelings and emotions you may experience during or after a traumatic event. These emotions will vary from individual to individual. Trauma can involve single incidents such as a rape, car accident, witnessing a robbery or being involved in a natural disaster. Trauma can also be repeated and enduring emotional distress over a long period of time such as childhood neglect. There are many trauma counselling models and they all have the same primary objectives: to resource you and help you get your life back on track. In time you will be able to move from simply surviving and be able to thrive.

  • Trauma Releasing Exercises

    TRE® (Tension, Stress & Trauma Release Exercise) is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. Created by Dr. David Berceli, PhD, TRE® safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance.

  • Vinyasa Yoga

    Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing, dynamic sequence of poses that is one of the most popular styles of yoga in the West. Also sometimes called Flow Yoga, the practice involves synchronizing the breath with a continuous flow of postures.

  • Womens Health

    Women's health includes a wide range of specialties and focus areas, such as reproductive health, hormone health, birth control, sexually transmitted infections, gynecology, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and more.

  • Workshop Facilitator

    Attend an inspiring, educational and interactive workshop or seminar and equip yourself with the knowledge and tools you need to live your best life. 

  • Yin Yoga

    Also called Taoist yoga, Yin is a quiet, meditative practice that focuses on lengthening connective tissues. It is meant to complement yang yoga styles such as Ashtanga and Iyengar. The poses are long and passive, with students relaxing and patiently letting gravity do all the work.

  • Yoga

    Yoga is a Hindu system of spiritual, mental and physical training designed to bring about human reunion with the universal spirit or Supreme Being. This means to become ‘soul conscious’. The word ‘Yoga’ in Hindi means ‘union’ or ‘yoking’. In the West, it’s more popularly associated with the physical aspect - the exercises and postures known as Hatha Yoga. According to Yogic philosophy, the breath embodies the individual’s prana, or life force, and so conscious breathing practices play a very important part in Yoga. Breathing can be consciously modified with a beneficial effect on well-being.

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