I know lot of therapists. Physio, Massage, Nutritional, Angel ( yes there are angel therapists), Crystal ( yes there are crystal therapists): you name it , there’s a wankey therapist to treat it.
In many cases, therapists are harmless jesters, prancing around the edges of health, but with some quite grounded messages: stretch a bit, dont eat too much refined shite, be nice to your Guardian Angle, focus on a piece of quartz to solve your financial problems ( the Germans are buying a lot of this at the moment as you can imagine).
The problem with therapists is that they often prey on the vulnerable. Selling quack cures to cancer sufferers is a multi million pound market I bet. The real problem is that they can, if being stupid ( or revealing in the pretend power that “healing” brings), impede the referral process.
The referral process is crucial in therapy: therapists should always ensure clients are in a dialogue with their doctors. This is the major error exposed by the recent “Which” report on nutritional advise. I dont care if a therapist tells you to rub dock leaves up your bottom as a cure for being short sighted: it could work. They go wrong if they add, stay away from a doctor/or optician “because they dont understand”
Always, always, be part of the referral process. Check out the recent “which” review of nutritionalists