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Posted May 25 2011 7:31PM

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my question is, what do you do in comp. therapy, is it like counselling or just advice? can you help w. body issues or problems? is it about nutrition, or beauty? thanks
Heather Brown
May 26 2011 4:36PM
For me as a therapist, Complementary therapy is to enhance the wellbeing of an individual via touch, advice or spiritual intervention.

Jacki Stephen
Jun 4 2011 3:27PM
Hi There..

Its Holistic massage therapy
Dawn Spragg
Jun 5 2011 8:33PM
Many people have asked me this question over the 20 years I have been in practice and teaching.

I simply explain it is therapy which is not pigeonholed in the main stream or the NHS, it is complementary or work with main stream practitioners to aid and assist clients own recovery

As Complementary Therapist we work along with the main stream GPs, doctors, specialists , Hospitals to assist in client healing in many ways ,

I am afraid the previous comment is incorrect, it not just (Holistic massage therapy)
it can be NLP, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, and many, many, many other therapies so it can include any of the therapies you yourself mentioned, even Beauty Therapy if done correctly, holistically, with natural products and with the aim of a clients well being and continued improvement in mind can assists a client self esteem and relaxation so can be classed as complementary.

I hope this assists

God bless
Jacki Stephen
Jun 5 2011 10:09PM
hi girls.. thanks you so much for your lovely messages..
The question I was actually asking (which doesn't seem to have appeared on the link) is, I have a client who has undergone botox on her face to prevent frown marks, lines. I want to know if I can give her a holistic massage in and around those areas.. if so how long after and do I have to avoid those areas or is it ok to do so..

Kind regards Jacki
Heather Brown
Jun 5 2011 11:08PM
Hi Jackie,
There are alot of different recommendations regarding Botox ranging from couple of hours to a few weeks for a facial massage.

What you don't want, is to be responsible for counteracting the effects of the Botox by massaging to early.
As the muscles are put into a state of paralysis I would wait for natural movement before treating as no two people will recover in the same way or speed.

Good luck

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