There are so many natural and alternative healing modalities and therapies available. Click on the modality below to learn more, and to find practitioners near you who are trained in the modality.
Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, most often with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions.
Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well being. The inhaled aroma from the essential oils is widely believed to stimulate brain function.
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Ayurvedic medicine (“Ayurveda” for short) is one of the world's oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems. It was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India. It's based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit.
Chiropractic therapy focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine.
A system of alternative medicine based on the use of color, especially projected colored light.
Professional guidance of the individual by using psychological care and guidance.
Cryotherapy, sometimes known as cold therapy, is the local or general use of exposing the body to extremely low temperatures in medical therapy. Cryotherapy is used to treat inflammation or lesions, enhance athletic performance and improve overall body function.
Crystal healing is an alternative medicine technique in which crystals and other stones are used to cure ailments, draw negative energy from the body and protect against disease.
A shop or store that sells crystals and/or gemstones, which may be used for crystal healing.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
A doula, also known as a birth companion, birth coach or postpartum supporter, is a non-medical person who supports pregnant women and new mothers by providing continuous care before, during, or after childbirth in the form of information, physical support, and emotional support.
Energy healing, or energetic healing, is a broad term for any therapy that manipulates energy in our physical and subtle bodies to regain balance and facilitate our body's own healing mechanisms.
Also known as a health club or gym, fitness centers are a place to access exercise equipment, classes and health information.
Floatation therapy, also known as float tank therapy, is a type of therapy performed in a float tank or isolation tank. These sensory deprivation tanks are usually lightless, soundproof and filled with salt water at body temperature, in which individuals float. Floatation therapy promotes relaxation and stress reduction.
Foot Zone Therapy
The foot zone technique addresses the body as a whole and doesn't treat specific diseases or problems, but rather balances the body to bring it to a state of homeostasis. The Zone Therapy practitioner observes the foot and interprets the “messages' it conveys through discoloration, texture and tenderness. When a…
Functional medicine is a form of alternative medicine that takes a systems biology-based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of illness and disease.
Guided meditation in either a group or one-on-one setting. Meditation is the act or action of meditating - engage in mental exercise for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness.
Halotherapy is the use of salt vapor to reduce symptoms of respiratory ailments, skin irritations, and combat mental lethargy. For centuries, monks used naturally-occurring salt caverns to reduce symptoms of respiratory ailments. Halotherapy is a drug-free treatment that uses salt's anti-bacterial anti-inflammatory properties to promote natural healing.
A business or location that offers multiple healing services.
Also known as wellness coaching, health coaching is a process that facilitates healthy, sustainable behavior change by challenging a client to listen to their inner wisdom, identify their values and transform their goals into action.
Products that promote good health or impact health in a positive way.
Hypnotherapy is a method in which a practitioner performs hypnotherapy. It has been studied for a number of conditions. Hypnotherapy is an alternative healing method to create subconscious change in a patient in the form of new responses, thoughts, attitude, feelings or behaviors.
Infrared light therapy uses infrared light, an electromagnetic radiation that has a wavelength just greater than that of the red end of the visible light spectrum, but less than that of microwaves. Infrared radiation has a wavelength from about 800 nm to 1 mm, and is emitted particularly by heated…
An ionic foot bath, also known as ionic foot detox, is said to work by pulling the toxins out of your body through your feet. The ions in the foot bath water supposedly hold a charge that enables them bind to any heavy metals and toxins in your body and…
Light therapy is used to affect physical, emotional or mental conditions by the controlled application of light.
Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person's health and well-being. There are dozens of types of massage therapy methods/modalities.
The capacity, function or profession of a spiritualistic medium.
The word metaphysics translated means over and beyond physics. Metaphysical practitioners may have many different specialties, but in general they search for truth, purpose and meaning in life.
An officiant or leading representative of religious and/or spiritual organizations. May be a member of the clergy for a certain church or religious organization, who is authorized to perform functions such as teaching belief systems and leading services such as weddings, baptisms or funerals.
Naturopathy or naturopathic medicine is an alternative medicine that promotes self-healing through natural and non-invasive means. Naturopathic physicians (NDs) are trained in the art and science of natural health care at accredited medical colleges, and provide patient care through a blend of natural medicine with conventional diagnosis and treatment.
Physical therapy is the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods - including massage, heat treatment, and exercise.
Pilates is a system of exercises which focus on strengthening the body's core and uses a special apparatus, designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, posture and enhance mental awareness. It was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century.
Qigong is an ancient Chinese body-mind-spirit practice and healing technique that involves meditation, controlled breathing and movement exercises.
Retreats and Workshops
Single or multi-day retreats can offer a variety of activities, including: wellness coaching, exercise classes/activities, yoga, meditation, detox and healing services, etc.
Salt therapy is the use of salt vapor to possibly reduce symptoms of respiratory ailments, skin irritations, and combat mental lethargy. For centuries, monks used naturally-occurring salt caverns to reduce symptoms of respiratory ailments. Salt therapy is a drug-free therapy that uses salt’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to promote natural…
Shamanism is a spiritual practice found in cultures around the world. Shamanism is not a formalized belief system or an ideology. It is a group of activities and experiences shared by shamans in cultures around the world. Shamans use a variety of healing methods for the purpose of healing the…
Sound healing adherents say that listening to percussive instruments like gongs, Tibetan singing bowls, and tuning forks reduces stress and can place the listener in a meditative state. Practitioners offer their services as an alternative treatment for problems like anxiety, chronic pain, sleep disorders, and PTSD. It is also known…
A commercial establishment providing facilities devoted especially to health, fitness, weight loss, beauty and relaxation.
Starseed connection is a wonderfully cleansing and balancing therapy, which redirects otherwise lost vibrations on the body by correcting the vibrational state of the body. The healing modality and is intended to totally energetically cleanse the system, including the chakras and layers of energy on the body.
A group of people with common experiences or concerns who provide each other with encouragement, comfort and advice.
Training and Education
Training and education for alternative, complimentary and integrative medicine and health and wellness fields.
a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, which includes breath control, meditation and the adoption of specific bodily postures. Yoga is widely practiced for health and relaxation. A system of exercises for attaining bodily or mental control and well-being.