Holistic Therapies in the treatment of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

At this time of year (and particularly in the post Christmas lull), SAD (seasonal affective disorder) affects many. How can holistic therapies help?

There are many useful websites including sad.org.uk. These explain the use of CBT and hypnotherapy for example, which in my experience are very effective. These can, however, be coupled with other treatments which physically help relieve stress and promote the active levels of serotonin in the body. Suitable treatments may include Indian Head Massage or Body Massage.

The use of massage in the treatment of SAD was recently reviewed by Danish researchers – further information can be found at http://www.today.com/health/sad-5-proven-ways-deal-seasonal-affective-disorder-t104940