Therapy Guides

The healthypages Therapy Guide is an in-depth and expanding view of all the major therapies and some of the minor ones, too. Our researchers have investigated far and wide to bring you a balanced view of some of the therapies you were thinking of trying, and some you may not even have heard of.

You can learn what each therapy is and aims to do, what to expect on your first appointment and what the practitioner might do. And we list the effects and benefits which have been claimed for each one. We list the Professional bodies and Organisations which regulate these practices, so you can find out what kind of training and registration is required. Besides that, we take a light-hearted look at some Fascinating Facts connected with each therapy - they're amazing, impressive, weird, wonderful and sometimes incredible! All this information is at your fingertips to help you make an informed choice for your next adventure into Alternative & Complementary therapies. Enjoy your own exploring, make your own choice, and may you find the help, the health and the happiness you are searching for.

Popular Therapy Guides

Sports Massage

What is Sports Massage? Sports Massage is a special branch of massage focussed on athletes, to help them prepare for their events, reach peak performance and shorten time need to recover from an event or an injury. Although you don’t have to be a sports enthusiast, or even injured to [...] Continue Reading

Pregnancy Yoga

What is pregnancy yoga? Yoga in pregnancy is a means of educating mothers-to-be on good breathing techniques and ways to relax and stay calm during what can be a stressful time. It is also a means of keeping them fit and supple. The exercise is not high impact (which would [...] Continue Reading

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? This is a goal-orientated therapy which looks at problem-solving in a practical way. It has been described as a combination of both psychotherapy and behavioural therapy. The therapy aims to change a person’s behaviour and by doing so affect their feelings. It focuses on how [...] Continue Reading


What is Aromatherapy? Essential oils – fragrant, potent, and volatile – extracted from a great range of (more than 150) plants, flowers, fruits, grasses, leaves, twigs, roots and bark, these form the basis of Aromatherapy.  The knowledgeable use of these essential oils (often with massage) is reckoned to enhance body, [...] Continue Reading

Ear Candling

What is Ear Candling? Ear candling is a gentle treatment for the ears. The process can soothe earache, headache, ear noise and stress. Ear ‘coning’ or candling was considered a rather old-fashioned kind of folk remedy, but has enjoyed a revival in the last decade or so as ’thermo-auricular therapy’. [...] Continue Reading

Myofascial Release

What Is It Myofascial Release ‘Myofascial’ comes from ‘myo’ (meaning muscle) and ‘fascia’ (band). Myofascial Release is a hands-on gentle massage therapy, applying sustained pressure into the fascia, which is the connective tissue providing support and protection for most structures in the body. Fascia tissue wraps the muscles, bone, nerves [...] Continue Reading

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