If you are a plants over pills kind of person, you are likely a fan of holistic therapies. Defined as therapies that integrate physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing, holistic therapies offer a distinct type of wellness. At WapoBeauty, we understand that all things are connected, especially when it comes to our skin. Therefore, approaching skincare from a holistic perspective can help address any recurring issues. Discover more about holistic therapies that may help you improve your health and skin.
Even if you have yet to try cupping, you may be familiar with the process and how the skin looks after it. While some may feel intimidated by the look of the reddish spots post-cupping therapy, not all treatments are for deep tissue. This holistic therapy originates from China and uses suction cups to improve blood flow. Studies show that cupping can help with a range of issues, including acne, shingles, facial paralysis, cough and dyspnea, lumbar disc herniation, and cervical spondylosis. Nonetheless, there are also some potential side effects like dizziness, skin irritation, bruises, and scarring.
Wood Therapy (Maderotherapy)
Cellulite is normal, with 80-90% of women experiencing it at some point in their lives. However, the fat cells below the skin that develop into cellulite can hold toxins rather than allowing them to pass through the excretory system. Research shows that massage is effective for treating cellulite, as the right tools can manipulate the myofascial tissue. Wood therapy is a centuries-old therapy that involves massaging the body with wooden tools to reduce or eliminate cellulite. Although this therapy may be painful for some due to the rolling pins used with a firm grip on the body, this holistic therapy remains popular in the world of wellness.
Another holistic therapy with roots in Asia, reflexology involves massaging pressure points all over the body. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is believed that certain points of the body connect to certain organs. By massaging these pressure points, reflexology can help reduce pain, minimise stress and anxiety, boost mood and improve overall well-being. Most studies suggest that this holistic therapy is a helpful complementary treatment, particularly for anxiety and stress, which can wreak havoc on skin. Please, note that if you are pregnant, you should advise your reflexologist because some pressure points can cause contractions.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Our bodies have a network of lymph channels and lymph nodes. Lymph is a clear fluid, which travels through this network to the body’s tissues to cleanse them. Of course, while lymph nodes are in charge of releasing excess fluids, toxins, and bacteria, sometimes they need a helping hand. That is where lymphatic drainage massage comes in! Some of its health benefits range from treating skin disorders to swelling to insomnia to stress. Also, research shows that this holistic therapy is effective at treating depression in individuals with fibromyalgia.
Whether you are looking to relax or treat specific issues, these holistic therapies may help you tackle the problem naturally. If you are on the hunt for more natural skin care tips and recommendations, be sure to check out our eBooks! The Natural Skincare in 21 Formulas eBook is still on sale, so take advantage of this special price. As always, you can find comprehensive skincare lessons in our Complete Facial Skincare Online Course for Beginners and discover how to make professional, safe, and stable natural beauty products. We invite you to enrol in the course where you will learn how to make a luxurious Hyaluronic acid serum, cleanser, cream, face mask, moisturiser, gel, lotion, serum, toner, mist, exfoliant, elixir, ointment and fresh cosmetics. Also, be sure to follow WapoBeauty on Instagram for all your natural beauty recipes and questions!
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