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Alternatively Better is a private, friendly health & well-being centre established since 2002. we offer a wide range of complementary, holistic and beauty therapies.

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History of Complementary Healing

Right from the start of mankind touch has been a vital part of healing. We use physical contact to reassure and comfort each other, or simply to rub a pain away. Hands on therapies have been recorded in ancient Egypt, India and China as early as 2000BC.

Hippocrates 460BC-377BC of ‘Cos or Hippokrates of Kos’, considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine and referred to as the “father of medicine”, once said “the physician must be experienced in many things, but assuredly in rubbing…for rubbing can bind a joint that is too loose, and loosen a joint that is too rigid”

Conventional medicine tells us ill health are specific, identifiable symptoms, cured by specific treatment and/or drugs, and is purely concerned with treating symptoms. Complementary medicine defines illness as a primary imbalance and disharmony within the body and is purely concerned with treating the causes, rather than the symptoms.

Complementary/holistic therapists work with clients to restore balance and harmony, looking at the whole, the relationship between mind, body and soul.

Words from Our Patients