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Top 5 Integrative Healers

Many people ask me how I healed myself, was it the diet changes? The yoga? The career changes? Was it the chiropractor? My answer is always yes, yes, yes, and yes! It was a combination of all these things and more.

There are many factors involved in healing the body. Don't get me wrong, diet and exercise are SO important and are a key part of my health coaching program - but there is so much more to health than meets the eye. It took me months to figure out what was working and what was not, when I was feeling my best and when I was feeling not so hot... It's about creating this awareness so you can find what works best for you.

Not only did I make several lifestyle changes, I sought out help from various healers that have greatly influenced by healing journey. These therapies were so impactful for me that I just have to share them with you!

Here are my top five integrative healers that influenced me the most in my healing journey:

1. Chiropractor

My chiropractor was not only an amazing healer, but a supportive mentor in my healing journey. She combines chiropractic with her training in massage, and even a little energy work to realign my spine each visit. I SWEAR by this, I used to have completely irregular and often absent periods... When it's "that time of the month" and I go to see her, I get my "friend" either that day or the next, without fail. No lie. She rocks.

2. Naturopath

My Naturopathic Doctor helped me to discover the dysbiosis in my gut bacteria that was the underlying physical cause of my symptoms. I say physical cause because there were definitely emotional and energetic causes I had to deal with as well. She listened to me, gave the me the right tests, and gave me some answers. I was then able to approach my healing journey with some relief and knowledge of what was going on in my body.

3. Reiki Master

I had no idea what to expect going into this one, and I had understanding, relief, and excitement going out. Reiki has opened my eyes to the energetic component of healing, as well as the spiritual component. It brought balance to my body's energy when I needed it most, and has enhanced my spiritual practice immensely. I have found that my times of greatest healing were when I started practicing Reiki, praying, and doing visualization meditations. I loved it so much I am now training for my Level 2 Reiki Practitioner Certification so I can share this with others.

4. Yoga Teachers

Yoga has been one of the most important healing practices in my life, and I have various yoga teachers to thank for leading me through this sacred practice - not to mention training me to become a teacher myself! Yoga heals my body, mind and spirit and I am so excited to be sharing this practice with others.

5. Massage Therapist

I got my first massage last spring and I thought, "I can't believe I have been missing out on this for so long." Not only is it so relaxing and calming for my nervous system, but I can physically feel the tension being released and my lymphatic system flushing out the toxins each time I go. I feel like my body totally resets when I get a massage, and it creates space for healing.

I could go on and on about all the amazing healing therapies out there, for instance I just tried Bowen therapy for the first time and that was AWESOME. Essential oils and herbalists have also played a huge role in my healing path... the list goes on. I encourage you to try out some of the wonderful healing therapies that are available to you and see what speaks to you.

Holistic health coaching is what helped me to discover what my body needed and empowered me to take the action steps that allowed me to accomplish my goals. The awareness I created through health coaching is what led me to seek out these healers in the first place. For a FREE wellness call and more information on holistic health coaching, send me an email at katie@soulshine-wellness.com

Happy healing!

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