Complementary / Wellbeing therapy (such as reiki, massage therapy, reflexology and acupuncture) is known by many different terms, including well-being, well being, alternative therapy and holistic therapy. Although many types of therapy focus on improving your overall well-being, Wellbeing Therapy (WBT) is an approach in its own right, which was designed to prevent the relapse of psychological issues such as depression and anxiety.
It is generally something that can be used alongside traditional treatments offered by your doctor. These types of therapy modalities can be used as a treatment for both physical and mental health problems.
In the field of psychotherapy, counselling and other forms of talking therapy there is much to offer us as individuals, working towards emotional well-being and physical good health and lifestyle. Working alongside these traditional practices complementary and well-being therapies are often used in addition or individually to conventional western therapy techniques and help support mental health symptoms.
These include things like stress, anxiety and depression, sleep problems, IBS, skin conditions, muscle tension and general feelings of stress, anxiety and depression, along with body image disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). At the very least they go a long way towards helping improve general well-being and mindfulness.
Complementary and well-being therapies typically take a holistic approach to your physical and mental health and its ability to heal itself. Some of these therapy types use an understanding of the working of the body, based on Eastern understandings of energy meridians and fields and focus on the mind, body and spirit or on the flow of energy through your body.