Rowan Holistic Health Complementary Therapies Supporting Health & Wellbeing

Supporting Health & Wellbeing

Rowan Holistic Health provides a client-centred approach in improving the health and well-being of communities through accessible and affordable complementary therapies, as well as community education in whole-person health approaches.

We provide a range of evidence-based complementary therapies, including reflexology, aromatherapy, therapeutic massage, Hopi ear candling, along with a community outreach service for individuals with long-term/life-limiting health conditions. With a regular practice held in Guilsborough, Northamptonshire, we also provide home visits within the surrounding area of Guilsborough, Brixworth and Market Harborough, Leicestershire.
An Holistic Approach

One of the reasons complementary therapies have been so popular and successful over recent years is because of the holistic approach taken, whereby the practitioner takes into account an individual's medical history, emotional condition, general health and lifestyle before planning a course of treatment. The use of complementary therapies and an holistic approach provides support through difficult times, promoting positive, physical, emotional and mental balance.

It has been understood for sometime that negative and positive emotions change the complex chemistry of our bodies, and these changes can have a negative or positive effect on the immune system. Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) research has shown that prolonged stress can cause the body to over-produce cortisol and adrenaline, two hormones normally secreted to produce energy as part of the 'fight or flight' response - an essential survival process. However, prolonged periods of emotional and psychological pressures means that the over-production of these hormones can begin to weaken the integrity of the immune system, eventually resulting in a breakdown of normal processes which leads to the onset of a serious health condition or disease.

Our aim is to raise awareness of the potential benefits undertaking a course of treatment can be for your overall health. Whether that be to enhance any current conventional care that an individual may be undergoing, or as a stand-alone self-help approach to improving personal health and well-being.

Complementary therapies are designed to treat the whole person, by assisting the body's natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself, not just the symptom or disease.

What Complementary Therapies Can Offer as Integrated Healthcare:

  • A more natural, gentle approach
  • A patient-centred approach
  • Relief of symptoms
  • Pain management
  • Help reduce the symptoms or side effects of some orthodox treatments, i.e. Chemotherapy
  • Patient/client control
  • Psycho-emotional support
  • Support alongside conventional care
  • Comfort from touch, talk and time
  • More time to discuss with and relate to the practitioner
  • Create a sense of understanding of responsibility for own health
  • Improved Health and Wellbeing

    Our range of services

    The delivery of our complementary therapy care service specialises in patients/ clients with long-term conditions, inclusive of cancer, who live in Northamptonshire and Northamptonshire / Leicestershire county boundaries. For cancer patients this includes from the point of diagnosis, throughout all orthodox treatment and procedures, including support in palliative and end-of-life care.

    A selection of therapy treatments, specifically chosen for their suitability in the treatment and support of long-term chronic conditions and cancer, are provided with appropriate adaptation for either clinic or home visits. All therapy treatments can be used to support any existing conventional healthcare.

    Additional approaches:
  • Relaxation / Meditation / Visualization techniques

    Our service helps provide individuals with:

  • Empowerment through choice
  • Individual treatment plans
  • Pain management
  • Emotional management
  • Management of specified conditions through a specific evidence based programme of reflexology, aromatherapy and massage
  • A confidential and professional approach to supporting those with chronic health conditions and for those with a cancer diagnosis on their cancer journey
  • A variety of workshops and self-help groups are available enabling those who live in rural communities ease of access and also to encourage self-help practices towards improved health and well-being.


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