Sound and Light Therapy
Sound Therapy refers to a range of therapies in which sound is used to treat physical and mental conditions. Indigenous societies around the world have traditionally used sound in healing ceremonies, including drumming, hand-clapping, singing, dancing, and pulsating since the beginning of time.
Come see our accredited Hynotherapist – Why not give us a call for more information or to discuss whether hypnotherapy is right for you.
TENS, Microcurrent and Movement Therapies
TENS and Microcurrent technology is a noninvasive therapy that sends out a low-voltage current that is similar to the natural electrical currents in the body.
Movement Therapy is a therapeutic technique in which individuals use rhythmic exercises and bodily movements to achieve greater body awareness and social interaction and enhance their psychological and physical functioning.
Mindfulness Group Classes
The effects of mindfulness meditation tend to be dose-related — the more you do, the more effect it usually has. Scientific evidence is now supporting that mindfulness is a key element in stress reduction and overall happiness, it also improves your focus and ability to concentrate. So what is mindfulness? It’s the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment and accepting it as is without judgment.
Most religions include some type of prayer or meditation technique that help shift your thoughts away from your usual preoccupations toward an appreciation of the moment and a larger perspective on life. Mindfulness can be self-directed or guided and has become increasingly common for mindfulness meditation to be combined with psychotherapy, especially cognitive behavioral therapy. Mindfulness meditation combined with cognitive behavioural therapies works by sharing a common goal of helping people to gain perspective on irrational, maladaptive, and self-defeating thoughts.
Gamma (40 Hertz) and InfraRed Therapy
The gamma frequency band is roughly defined as being between 30 Hz-100 Hz, with the 40 Hz point being of particular significance. New research suggests that exposure to a light flickering at 40Hz may promote gamma brain wave activity through the photic entrainment phenomenon. These waves have the potential to activate critical cleaning cells in the brain that could eliminate beta amyloid plaques.
Unlike ultraviolet light – which has damaging effects upon the tissues and cells of the body – infrared light helps cells regenerate or repair themselves. Infrared light also improves the circulation of oxygen-rich blood in the body, promoting faster healing of deep tissues and relieving pain.
Infrared therapy has many roles in the human body. These include detoxification, pain relief, reduction of muscle tension, relaxation, improved circulation, weight loss, skin purification, lowered side effects of diabetes, boosting of the immune system and lowering of blood pressure.
Additionally, several recent trials have demonstrated anti-depressive an anti-anxiety effects of light therapy in mammal models.
This type of therapy is also known as PHOTOBIOMODULATION or (PBM) for short.
Transcranial and intranasal PBM has been introduced as a light-based therapeutic technique in which exposure to low levels of red to near-infrared (NIR) light stimulates neuronal function, leading to beneficial neurological effects. Healthwise is trialling the interest of these PBM therapies in our community, and if successful, may consider bringing intranasal PBM soon.
So if you are interested in knowing more, why not consider an appointment to discuss your needs and how our supplementary therapies many be beneficial for you.