Holman Insurance Brokers Ltd. insures and recognizes many modalities and therapies in the Therapeutic, Holistic, Complementary and Alternative Healthcare field.
Therapies Definitions are below. They can be classsed as either a Discipline (D) or Specialization (S) and corresponds to a specific rating category under our program. A Discipline (D) is training in a stand-alone modality, while Specialization (S) requires a discipline-level of training in another modality for some educational components. This list however is not exhaustive and is being updated regularly.
Under our insurance program, therapy definitions fall under different rating categories on our application. Either Cat A to E. Our list is constantly being updated so it is subject to change and at the discretion of the insurer. These therapy definitions are provided only as tool for information purposes only and all Trademarks are property of the respective owners.
Active Release Technique (S) - Cat C
Active Release Technique applies specific myofascial release methods to rapidly treat musculoskeletal pain, stress, and restrictions, caused by damage, injury, or repeated stress to the myofascia. Extremely efficient and effective, some discomfort may be experienced from this fast-acting deep-tissue myofascial work.
Acu Detox (s) - Cat C
At five designated ear points in each auricle (outer ear), clinicians trained through NADA apply fine gauge, sterilized, one-time use stainless steel needles just under the skin, where they remain for up to an hour while the client (in most circumstances) relaxes quietly in a comfortable chair. Ordinarily, groups of clients sit together while undergoing the treatment. The procedure functions as an adjunct to a comprehensive treatment program offering the basic therapeutic elements of counseling, education, family involvement, mutual support group involvement, supportive health care of general nature. Clients in all types of treatment settings including inpatient, outpatient, incarcerated, shelters, harm reduction and street outreach can utilize this treatment. Among the benefits reported by clients and clinicians are improved program retention, a more optimistic and cooperative attitude toward the process of recovery, as well as reductions in cravings, anxiety, sleep disturbance and need for pharmaceuticals.
The NADA protocol is also known commonly referred to as: acu detox, acupuncture detoxification, five point ear acupuncture protocol, five point protocol, 5NP. Beyond the actual needling treatment, a key element of the protocol specifies qualities of behavior and attitude on the part of the clinician, consistent with what is known as the Spirit of NADA.
Acupuncture - we insure this under another Holman program see www.tcm-insurance.ca
Acupuncture is a type of alternative medicine that treats patients by insertion and manipulation of solid, generally thin needles in the body. Through its origins, acupuncture has been embedded in the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM). Its general theory is based on the premise that bodily functions are regulated by the flow of an energy-like entity called Qi. Acupuncture aims to correct imbalances in the flow of Qi by stimulation of anatomical locations on or under the skin called acupunture points, most of which are connected by channels known as medians.
Acutonics - (D) - Cat C
Acutonics is a system of vibrational sound healing rooted in Oriental Medicine and philosophy that utilizes tuning forks and symphonic gongs tuned to the planets, Tibetan bowls, bells, drums, and rattles. Connecting body, mind, and soul in the journey toward optimal health, harmonic attunement or at-one-ment with all things in the Universe. It is also the integral way, undifferentiated wholeness, the essence of Tao.
Anat Baniel Method™ - Cat B
The ANAT BANIEL METHOD (ABM) helps people of all ages overcome pain and limitation and achieve lifetime fitness and vitality – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. The method accesses the remarkable capacity of the human brain to form new connections and new patterns and reach levels of performance never achieved before.
Derived from the groundbreaking method developed by Moshe Feldenkrais,the ABM is based on cutting-edge scientific theory and on the understanding of how our brain learns and transforms our body, our mind and our spirit. Tens of thousands of people seeking an alternative and complementary approach to medicine, fitness training, physical therapy programs and ways to help children with special needs have used the ABM with great success.
Alexander Technique™ (D) - Cat
Alexander Technique™ is an educational process that helps the client achieve greater awareness of their body. This results in more effective and efficient use of their body. Combined with hands-on treatment this prevents or helps recovery from tension, pain, postural and structural imbalances, and repetitive use injury.
Algotherapy herapeutic uses of seaweeds in spa treatments. Marine Algae Body Wrap, Seaweed Products. Spa centers.
Acupressure - we
insure this under another Holman program see www.tcm-insurance.ca
Acupressure is based on the Chinese meridian system. It uses stimulation of a specific point or points to correct the energy flow within the meridians. Release of muscular tension is often part of the treatment. Correction of the energy flows can have general or specific therapeutic effects on any or all systems of the body. Requires min 2000 hours of related training or license.
Amma/Anma Massage (D) - Cat B
Amma/Anma massage is based on ancient touch principals like acupressure, massage, and reflexology. Balance and harmony in energy flow is sought using pressure to ah shui points and massage techniques to the tissues. It is applied to clothed clients for relaxation through to all conditions caused by improper energy flow.
Antigymnastique Body Work™- Cat C
The word Anti-Gymnastique means the opposite of work-out, and is designed to bring individuals into deeper awareness of their bodies. Through this gentle work, your brain becomes more consciously aware of the tension in every part of the body, and through this awareness, supported by the work, we allow the body to release this tension, and retrieve balance.
Animal Massage - Cat C with loading
Animal Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues (primarily muscle and connective tissue) of the animal. Massage can significantly accelerate the healing process by having a positive affect on the circulatory and lymphatic systems of the animal.
Applied Kinesiology™ (S) - Cat C
Applied Kinesiology™ uses a variety of assessment and treatment techniques, including muscle testing, meridian therapy, joint mobilization, myofascial techniques, cranialsacral based techniques, nutritional counselling, and reflexology to treat a wide variety of conditions and energy imbalances.
Aqua – Chi (D) - Cat B
Aqua-Chi Detox Foot Bath combines the life-giving properties of water with a specialized bio-electric charge, which enhances and amplifies the body's ability to heal. Dramatically increase energy levels and help detoxify your body with the Aqua Chi foot bath.The negative ions created during a session aresimilar to those found in hot springs and other naturally charged water sources known to be beneficial to the body.
U se of water in water aerobics supports the body and reduces the risk of muscle or joint injury. The mitigation of gravity by flotation places less stress on the joints when stretching, and can allow a greater range of motion.
Aromatherapy (D/S) - Cat B
Aromatherapists can assess and support the treatment of or enhance a variety of physical and mental conditions through careful selection of quality plant essential oils (not flower essences). Some may use lymph drainage or relaxation massage as part of the application.
Art Therapy is practiced by qualified, registered Art Therapists who work with children, young people, adults and the elderly. Clients who can use art therapy may have a wide range of difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses. These include, for example, emotional, behavioral or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, brain-injury or neurological conditions and physical illness. Art therapy may be provided for groups, or for individuals, depending on clients’ needs.
Ask and Receive - Cat B
Ask and Receive is a powerful new technique developed by EFT practitioner Sandi Radomski. It is based on the idea that there is a higher part of ourselves that already knows the answer to our emotional and physical healing. In practice, it is a very gentle process that can work even faster than EFT. It can also be combined with EFT to make for a particularly powerful combination.
Aston-Patterning™ (D) - Cat
Aston Patterning™ is a holistic and integrated system of movement education, soft tissue massage techniques, ergonomic and fitness analysis and adaptation. The goal is to release the lines and spirals of stress or damage in the body, lessening pain and leading to greater ease and performance in movement.
Color Healing (D) - Cat B
Aura-Soma is a color energy system that puts the power of color in your hands through its self-care products. Using them, you can improve your general well being and know yourself better. The energy of Aura-Soma color helps you penetrate the layers of your awareness to tap into the deep source of your potential. Then, without effort, your inner qualities naturally flow to the surface.
Auriculotherapy (S) - See Acupuncture
Auriculotherapy, or auricular therapy, or ear acupuncture, or auriculoacupuncture is a form of alternative medicine based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem which reflects the entire body, represented on the auricle, the outer portion of the ear. Conditions affecting the physical, mental or emotional health of the patient are assumed to be treatable by stimulation of the surface of the ear exclusively. Similar mappings are used in many areas of the body, including the practices of reflexology and iridology.