In the beginning, there were witch doctors and people just trying to stay alive. Then there were protective measures, such as wrist bands, sleep monitors and calorie counters. Recently, we have come full circle and finally realized that the mind needs to be in tune to contribute to the health of the body.
Stress Reduction and Full Body Relaxation
Holistic healthcare has come upon us and it is taking over the way we care for our bodies. Mental well-being needs to meet physical well-being to reap all the benefits of holistic health. This type of healthcare recognizes the deep connection between the body and the mind and recognizes the physical affects of stress on every single person. The newest self care wave is going to be devoted to finding that balance between stress reduction and full body relaxation.
Luckily, employers are beginning to realize that an employee’s whole health affects outcome. Services such as chiropractic and stress relief therapy are looked upon in favor in many workplaces. Many businesses are being educated on the importance of holistic health, so when an employee requests time off for a holistic doctor’s appointment, the boss is much less likely to say no.
It’s About Whole Body & Mind Healing
All around, people are beginning to see the mind and body as a whole entity. Society is slowly letting go of the idea that these things are separate and should be treated separately. We’re trading in our mind/body barriers for deep breathing techniques that help relieve stress and related tension in the muscles. While some health care providers are still trying to catch up with this new wave of care, many other providers have been on board for years. Chiropractors, massage therapists and holistic general practitioners all concentrate on the idea of whole body/mind healing over focus on one or the other.