Complementary Therapy

“The natural forces in us are the real healers of the disease.”


In recent years, alternative therapies have been widely used as a set of methods that exist beyond established scientific medicine and are related to therapeutic methods that respond to traditional medicine.

The process in most of them is very simple: the self-healing ability of the body is mildly induced to send a message to the brain center, causing the body to readjust and to respond positively to self-healing.

The process in most of them is very simple: the self-healing ability of the body is mildly induced to send a message to the brain center, causing the body to readjust and to respond positively to self-healing.

Complementary therapies aim to treat the individual as a whole, and not just the presented symptoms. Nowadays, there are many recognized complementary techniques that in combination with psychotherapy enhance the growth of the power of thoughts and emotions in order to influence physical health and general wellbeing.

At our practice, we offer a set of complementary treatments that can be applied independently, or in combination with psychotherapy, in order to achieve mental and spiritual improvement.

Mind body Medicine

Mind-body medicine uses the power of thoughts and emotions to influence physical health. You are your body, so if your life is going to be as full as possible, you need to take care of its emotional and physical health. Many illnesses are impacted by the good and bad moods we have, as well as our attitudes. The key to any mind-body technique is to “train” the mind to focus on the body without distraction. In this state of “focused concentration,” a person may be able to improve their health. At the Roots Center of Wellness, you can learn new ways to manage your life and your emotional state which will aid you on the road to recovery.

Relaxation Techniques

The body’s natural relaxation response is a powerful antidote to stress. Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, visualization and guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, massage therapy, and yoga can help you activate this relaxation response. When practiced regularly, these activities lead to a reduction in everyday stress, anxiety, and depression levels and an increase in feelings of joy and serenity. Relaxation techniques also serve a protective quality by teaching you how to stay calm and collected throughout your daily life as well as in difficult situations.


Biofeedback is a technique you can use to learn to control your body’s functions, such as your heart rate, breathing and blood pressure. With biofeedback, you’re connected to electrical sensors that help you receive information (feedback) about your body (bio). This feedback helps you focus on making subtle changes in your body, such as relaxing certain muscles, to achieve the results you want, such as reducing pain.


Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing method used for stress reduction and relaxation. It is administered through hands on contact and is based on the idea that an unseen life force flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.

Reiki practitioners channel energy in a particular pattern to heal and harmonize. Unlike other healing therapies based on the premise of a human energy field, Reiki seeks to restore order to the body whose vital energy has become unbalanced.

Meditation Practices

There are many things in life that are beyond our control. However, it is possible to take responsibility for our own states of mind – and to change them for the better. Meditation is a means of transforming the mind through techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things.

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) are a group of powerful processes that can help just about anyone to achieve genuine freedom from the emotions that have created problems in their lives.

The body’s energy field is manipulated by tapping on acupuncture points (acupressure) in order to alleviate psychological distress. The fingertips are used to tap key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. When these points are tapped, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body’s life force to aid healing.

Color Therapy

Color is a holistic, non-invasive, and powerful tool that has been used for thousands of years. Color therapy, also known as chromatotherapy, can be used for specific problems (physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual), as well as to promote relaxation.

Color, which is simply a form of visible light, is used to balance the body and recharge areas lacking in vibrancy. Each color has its own specific wavelength and vibration, as well as unique healing properties. Certain wavelengths are connected to energies found in specific areas of the body (charkas). When light and color are applied by means of physical exposure, energy is absorbed by the body through the eyes, skin, and electromagnetic field surrounding the body (aura).


Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to promote psychological and physical wellbeing. Although aromatherapy can be used in different ways, three modes of application are most prominent: aerial diffusion (such as burning essential oils in your home), direct inhalation (for medical uses such as nasal decongestion or psychological effects such as mood alteration or relaxation), and topical application (aromatherapy massages, bath and therapeutic skincare products, and compresses).

“Nourish Your Roots” Workshops

A series of psychoeducational workshops will be held regularly, covering a variety of topics regarding your overall wellbeing. The purpose of these workshops is to provide you with effective coping skills (included, but not limited to, time management, assertiveness, relaxation, and stress management), as well as self-improvement or self-healing skills (including topics such as nutrition, Reiki, color healing, and art therapy). Please check our upcoming seminar and workshop calendar for further information on upcoming events.

Most workshops will cover a two-day span of activities, but short excursions will also be offered. Prices vary depending on the course and the types of items being used during the workshop.

A journey of a thousand miles… begins with a single step.

– Lao Tzu