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Alternative Therapies in Chicago

Here at Freedom Home Care, we understand how important it is to try alternative medicine and find new ways to stay healthy or feel better. We offer a variety of different alternative therapies to our clients such as Thai Yoga therapy, basic yoga, and hypnotherapy. Give us a call to learn more about these various therapies and find out if one of these alternative therapies are a good fit for you or your loved one.

Thai Yoga Therapy in Chicago

seniors-yogaPassive yoga is a good way to simply describe this type of yoga. In Thai Yoga massage the therapist will move you into various positions that are very similar to other types of yoga.

Treatments are performed with the client comfortably dressed on a special mat on the floor. Typically, the practitioner will use most of his body, including feet, knees, forearms (and hands) to weave together a sophisticated sequence of deeply healing stretches, rhythmic acupressure and gentle rocking moves.

Benefits of Thai Yoga:

Through this sophisticated sequence of deep rhythmic acupressure to muscles and Sen (energy) lines during assisted stretches and yoga-like postures, this integrated approach stimulates the body’s natural healing ability by unblocking the flow of energy, resulting in an enlivened calm with the recipient.

  • increases flexibility and range of movement
  • eliminates muscle pain and muscle spasms
  • improves postural alignment
  • calms the nervous system and promotes a deep sense of relaxation
  • increased energy level
  • allows for a significant release of deep, emotional distress
  • stimulates blood circulation and lymph drainage
  • stimulates internal organs

relieves fatigue, swollen limbs, painful joints, and headaches

Yoga in Chicago

Originated in ancient India, Yoga typically means ‘union’ between the mind, body and spirit. It involves the practice of physical postures and poses, which is sometimes referred to as ‘asana’ in Sanskrit.

Yoga brings stability to the body and the wavering mind. It increases the lubrication of joints, ligaments and tendons of the body. Studies in the field of medicine suggest that Yoga is the only form of physical activity that provides complete exercise to the body, because it massages all the internal organs and glands.

Yoga is the perfect way to ensure overall health and physical fitness.

It is a medication without the actual use of medicines. Moreover, no visible side effects are associated with the practice of Yoga on a regular basis.

All you need to know is the most appropriate exercises meant for the structure of your body.

You need to know the right way of performing the asanas, because any wrong attempt can cause injuries.

Yoga Benefits:

Anti Aging

Yoga helps in slowing down the aging process, by providing elasticity to the spine, firming up the skin, removing tension from the body, strengthening the abdominal muscles, eliminating the likelihood of a double chin, improving the quality of loose arm muscles, correcting poor posture and so on. Thus, of the numerous benefits of Yoga, anti-ageing is an important one. All you need is patience (remember, there is no one day benefit policy!!) and the determination to practice Yoga.

Balance

Yoga creates symmetry throughout your body, making you stronger, flexible and balanced Improved. balance is referred not only to the sharp physical coordination, but also to the balance between the left and right, front and back and high and low aspects of one’s body.

Flexibility

The result is enhanced fluidity throughout your body and a sense of ease and comfort. Apart from stretching the muscles, it also stretches the ligaments, tendons and the fascia sheath that surrounds the muscles. The best part of yoga is that it acts on those joints as well, that were never really moved, leave alone exercising.

Mental Health

Yoga helps one develop a stronger state of mind, thus overcoming fears and preventing the dangers of anxiety. It helps reduce stress and creates a peaceful state of mind tackling depression

Strength

Regular stretching through yoga helps you improve your endurance and enhance your muscles ability to let go more efficiently without collapsing to the response of stretched tendons

Weight Reduction

Yoga directly influences the metabolism of body by acting upon several hormonal secretions in the body. The deep breathing in Yoga increases the oxygen intake to the cells of your body, including the fat cells which burn in contact of oxygen. Some of the Yoga asana also helps in weight control through stimulating lethargic thyroid glands for increasing their hormonal secretions, thus reducing weight.

Hypnotherapy in Chicago

Hypnotherapy is state of mind, achieved though physical and mental relaxation, allowing communication with the subconscious mind.

Hypnotherapy is one of several relaxation methods that was evaluated and found to be of possible benefit by an independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).Practitioners say that hypnosis creates a state of deep relaxation, quiets the conscious mind, and leaves the unconscious mind open to suggestions that can help to improve health and lifestyle. People who are hypnotized have selective attention and are able to concentrate intensely on a specific thought, memory, feeling, or sensation while blocking out distractions.

We all experience trance states in everyday life, such as daydreaming, watching a movie, driving home “on autopilot,” or practicing meditation or other relaxation techniques. The person in a hypnotic trance is always in control, just as someone who is daydreaming can decide to go on or stop at any time.

Hypnosis is used to help clients gain more control over their behavior, emotions, and even some physical processes that cause problems for them.

Hypnotherapist help clients select relevant goals and commit to their achievement .

Hypnotherapy is based on the theory of the mind-body connection, which means that accessing the subconscious can effect change in the body. When used in hypnotherapy, hypnosis can enhance one’s own healing potential.

Hypnotherapy Benefits:

  • Pain control. Hypnosis may be beneficial for pain associated with cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, dental procedures and headaches
  • Behavior change. Hypnosis has been used with some success in the treatment of insomnia, bed-wetting, smoking, obesity and phobias.
  • Improving performance: Athletic, career goals.
  • Social Confidence: Public speaking, stress reduction.
  • Asthma reduction
  •  Hypnosis may relieve symptoms of hot flashes associated with menopause
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