The Gaia Centre for Holistic Therapy,
17 Frederick Street,
Tel: 01509 551513
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THE GAIA CENTRE
The Gaia Centre has been set up to promote a number of Holistic Therapies. Local practitioners in the Charnwood district will be able to operate from a central (Loughborough) base to provide therapies in the clinic or via their own mobile services.
In addition to offering you a comprehensive therapeutic service, our aims include promoting the benefits of Complimentary Therapies to the wider community. We also help to support both local and national charities by our practitioners and students of ASCT attending fund raising sports events.
The general idea behind Gaia is one of holistic living. In line with the Gaia Hypothesis (see below), Gaia practitioners consider the body to be an complete entity. What affects one part will have consequences for another. Gaia therapies may treat the affected part, but will also pay attention to the whole.
The Gaia hypothesis proposes that living and nonliving parts of the earth are a complex interacting system that can be thought of as a single organism. This hypothesis postulates that all living things have a regulatory effect on the Earth's environment that promotes life overall.
The Gaia hypothesis was first scientifically formulated in the 1960s by the independent research scientist Dr. James Lovelock, as a consequence of his work for NASA on methods of detecting life on Mars.
James Lovelock defined Gaia as:
A complex entity involving the Earth's biosphere, atmosphere, oceans, and soil; the totality constituting a feedback or cybernetic system which seeks an optimal physical and chemical environment for life on this planet.
For more information see Wikipedia Gaia hypothesis.
Gaia (or Gaea) was an early earth goddess. The name derives from the Greek Ga or Ge ("land" or "earth"). In the Ancient Greek pantheon Gaia is the primal goddess personifying the Earth. Gaia gave birth to Pontus (the Sea) and Uranus (the Sky) and.Ourea (Mountains). Gaia is considered to be a Mother Goddess or Great Goddess. Her equivalent in the Roman pantheon was Terra.
All Gaia practitioners hold memberships with the therapy Associations of their respective disciplines, and are subject to their Codes of Ethics and Professional Conduct.