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Maria Anagnostopoulou
Alternative Therapy Center - Chiropractic - Therapeutic Massage - Acupuncture - Larissa


The person in charge of the hospital is Maria Anagnostopoulou. The alternative hospital opened its doors to the public in 2014. Its philosophy is summarized in the holistic view of the patient as body and mind. Aiming at functional rehabilitation, it uses all natural means as well as various scientific methods in order to reintegrate the patient into daily activities and work in the best possible way.

As she says "therapists are born". From a young age, Maria Anagnostopoulou, constantly seeing people around her falling and hitting, always ran to help. With whatever means she could use, her arms, her legs and not knowing how, she tried in every way to help by doing massages and rubbing the sore area. So little by little she discovered herself and her call to alternative therapies.

Maria Anagnostopoulou studied Alternative Therapist at the American College and graduated from Shiatsu Therapist. Then she continued her studies at the University of Cyprus studying osteopathy. Having received a degree in Chiropractic, he also began to study reflexology.


What is shiatsu
Shiatsu (shiatsu) is a method of hand massage (massage) that enhances well-being. As a complete technique, it appeared in Japan in the early 20th century. It is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Japanese Medicine and includes pressure on the toes, feet, palms, assisted stretching, and joint massage. A shiatsu session lasts about an hour and takes place with the recipient of the treatment dressed in comfortable clothes and lying on the special futon mattress that is placed on the floor.

What is osteopathy?
Headaches, musculoskeletal and gynecological problems are just one of the few diseases that osteopathy can effectively intervene and cure, relieving pain and discomfort. This amazing treatment has many unimaginable benefits. Osteopathy is not physiotherapy nor does it have to do with any massage movements. Osteopathy holistically approaches the human body and corrects the mechanical disorder of the human skeleton.

What is reflexology
Reflexology is a form of physiotherapy that deals with putting pressure on the feet, ears and hands. It is an ancient Chinese practice that in recent years has become increasingly popular as a holistic treatment. It is based on the theory that specific points in the body are connected to specific organs and systems of the body. For example, the liver is located in the arch of the foot. By putting pressure on the spot, I activate the parasympathetic system.



Alternative therapies are mild, non-pharmacological therapeutic approaches, beyond traditional medicine.

The term alternative therapy is commonly used to describe practices that complement conventional medical therapies.

According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), the term includes a variety of therapeutic practices that are not considered part of modern conventional medicine. Main practices described by the term are homeopathy, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, reflexology, Ayurvedic therapy, chiropractic, herbal medicine, etc. For the most part, Alternative Therapies are ancient techniques used by therapists of ancient cultures to treat diseases. The most famous of these are Hippocratic Medicine, Chinese Traditional Medicine, Reflexology, Acupuncture etc. All alternative therapies belong to the Holistic Therapies, ie they look at the cause, apart from the symptom and treat the problem holistically, with a lot of respect and of course, always centered on the patient.