Holism may be defined as a philosophy of life that relates to the whole rather than to the parts. This holisticstate is one in which an individual is integrated in all levels of being: body, mind and spirit. In this balanced and relaxed state, you experience a sense of joy, wonder and love towards yourself and the world.
Holistic or complementary therapies aim to relax, re-balance and rejuvenate the body's natural healing mechanisms whilst at the same time reducing symptoms cause by disease or medical treatment. Massage therapy, energy healing and aromatherapy are all psycho-physiological interventions that affect the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels of being. They all treat the person as a whole and concentrate on restoring harmony and well-being to the mind, body and spirit.