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Alafia Holistic Therapies               

The word Alafia simply means:
Peace, tranquillity, wellness, calmness, good tidings, or peace be with you. Alafia is often used as a greeting to another person meaning "peace be unto you".

I choose the name Alafia as it represent holisim, I aim to treat all clients holistically from all cultures. My aim is to treat the client’s mind body and spirit, to ensure they have the Alafia experience to ensure they feel peaceful, tranquil whilst improving their well-being, which is essential, in modern society.

Clients find complimentary therapies effective in providing relief from chronic conditions and an increased sense of well-being. Which orthodox medicine alone cannot always, relieve, or are ineffective with side effects.

Research
Research has revealed that increasing numbers of people are using complimentary alternative medicine (CAM) therapies to address their health care needs.  In the UK CAM is, defined as “diagnosed, treatment, and/or prevention which complements mainstream medicine by contributing to a common whole, by satisfying a demand not met by orthodoxy or by diversifying the conceptual framework of medicine” (Ernst 2000).  

I define CAM as complementary (as the name suggests) to conventional or orthodox medicine, it does not replace it and it is not the only method.  The word ‘complementary’ means ‘to complete’ or to feel balance. Alternative means an option to conventional medicine. Yet Davis (1997) notes how the word alternative does imply something negative and less worthy. The alternative term previously, impeded the acceptance of CAM alongside conventional medicine. However, in the last decades CAM is, certainly widely accepted all over the world. The word ‘medicine’ means the art of restoring and maintaining health.

Be Well

It is common when people discuss CAM that they use words such as relaxing, some view CAM as a treat, or pampering experience, but it has important health benefits. Massage is not just for the rich, nor is it only a treat reserved just for  special occasion. With the growing research base, and its proven clinical effectiveness, of the benefits of massage, in healthcare. CAM is a "kneaded" component of your wellness regimen. It is for all types of people and cultures LIKE YOU.

In fact, you get the greatest benefit when CAM  is part of your regular wellness routine.