The Evolving Natural Therapy Landscape and the Holistic Approach


Natural therapies look for the underlying cause of symptoms by considering current physical, mental and emotional states of health and well-being. They will work to restore the body’s natural balance, leading to a more sustained and rewarding quality of life. The use of natural therapies has grown over the years and is widely used today alongside conventional medicine.
A study from The School of Health revealed that millions of adults are relying on natural remedies and therapies to maintain a normal healthy lifestyle. One in five Brits are now relying on the Natural Health Service over going to a doctor and receiving medical treatments. 48 per cent prefer to find their own treatment while 21 per cent are taking up natural alternatives such as homeopathy, nutritional therapy, therapeutic massages and herbal tonics.
Mani Norland, Principal at The School of Health, which commissioned the report via, said: “People feel more empowered to take responsibility for their own health and do their own research, and the survey shows that many choose natural medicines because they feel they are safer, less toxic with little or no side effects”.
The study was conducted in 2018 and it would be interesting to see what those stats would be today. Mental health is also important to consider, in recent years the awareness of addressing mental health has increased significantly, particularly with campaigns such as “Britain get talking” by ITV. Statistics show the importance of addressing this sometimes ‘taboo’ subject. Mind UK reported that in England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week. Also, 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.
I wonder how many people link their mental and physical health, or if they are seen and treated separately, as is often seen in conventional methods. According to The King’s Fund, “Physical health problems significantly increase the risk of poor mental health, and vice versa.” This is not surprising at all. “Around 30 per cent of all people with a long-term physical health condition also have a mental health problem, most commonly depression/anxiety.” On the flip side, “People with severe mental illnesses also have significantly higher rates of physical illness – with a dramatic effect on life-expectancy.” Worryingly, “Many of those with diagnosable mental health problems receive no formal treatment, which raises the question of whether current service models are fit for purpose and whether resourcing is adequate.”
Holistic Room has been built to make natural therapies more accessible in the UK, to promote experienced practitioners that can help their clients achieve their health goals, in addition to promoting a way of treatment that is inclusive for their clients and their specific needs. The holistic approach to treatment means your clients won’t get put into a box, or your clients won’t be seen as “their symptoms”, rather their symptoms will be viewed as a part of what they are experiencing along with any physical and emotional concerns which make your clients unique. Every human being is unique, every condition and the experience of it is unique, so why shouldn’t the treatment your clients receive be unique?  
Exclusive Offer for PPH Members
Holistic Room is partnering with PPH to offer their members an exclusive discount on an annual membership to the platform. Join today for just £20.00 for your first year’s membership, that’s 60% discount off the normal annual membership fee (usually £49.99). This offer is available until 31st March 2020.
Why join Holistic Room?

  • Our mission is to promote the use of natural heath therapies in the UK and to promote natural health practitioners and the services they offer.
  • We had 2000 unique visits in our second month since launching of organic traffic.
  • Users are unfortunately seeing “no results” in many areas across the UK as demand is currently greater than supply. By joining today, you could dominate your local area as the first practitioner as we continue to grow.
  • We will be running a marketing campaign in April to drive thousands of new users to the platform. Get yourself in front of many new potential clients.
  • We are an end-to-end platform; we take care of promoting the services you offer, allow engagement with users via messaging, accept, reject or re-arrange bookings, accept payments online if you wish and receive reviews from clients to help build your reputation in your local area.

Joining is simple, create an account as a natural health practitioner here. Verify your email, then select ‘Therapist Listing’ at the top right-hand corner of the platform to subscribe. Select ‘yearly subscription’ and enter coupon code “PPHEXCLUSIVE” to receive your 60% discount and proceed through the rest of the checkout. Once completed, we will verify your account and let you know when you are good to go to start posting your first listing. You are able to create as many listings as you wish, so if you practice a number of therapies, we have got you covered!
If you have any questions, please email
We hope to welcome you on Holistic Room soon and help grow your practice in 2020!
This article was written by Ran Janda, Founder of Holistic Room.