32209 – Other practitioners of natural healing



32209 – Other practitioners of natural healing
Practitioners of natural healing provide health care to patients using various forms of treatment including herbology, reflexology or relaxation techniques to promote, maintain and restore the holistic health of patients. They usually work in private practice, including group or team practices, or are employed by clinics, health clubs and spas.


Index of titles
Acupressure therapist
Ayurvedic practitioner
Certified iridologist
Certified reflexologist
Certified rolfer
Clinical hypnotherapist
Herbal practitioner
Herbal specialist
Herbology practitioner
Holistic nutritionist
Holistic practitioner
Homeopathic practitioner
Naturopathic practitioner
Osteopathic manual practitioner
Osteopathic manual therapist
Reflexologist therapist
Remedial herbalist
Remedial herbologist
Rolfing movement teacher
Shiatsu therapist
Traditional naturopath


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Assess patients and advise them on the use of herbs for the treatment of conditions such as arthritis, rheumatism, asthma, skin disorders and stomach ailments
May cultivate herbs and manufacture and sell herbal compounds.

Osteopathic manual practitioners
Assess, treat and manage musculoskeletal and other related disorders of the body's structure by moving, stretching, and massaging a patients' muscles and joints to correct biomechanical dysfunctions.

Assess illnesses and treat them by administering, in chemical or herbal form, a small dosage of a remedy made from natural substances or by suggesting lifestyle changes.

Assess clients’ physical, mental and emotional health
Provide advice and feedback to support clients’ wellbeing
Apply gentle pressure with thumb and fingers to stimulate specific reflex points or areas, usually on the clients' feet, hands, ears and/or face to relieve tension, improve circulation, and promote better health and well-being.

Holistic nutritionists
Evaluate the overall health and wellness of clients and recommend nutritional and life style adjustments to address their health issues and to support health goals.

Assess and treat illness and injury through the use of holistic approaches such as herbal remedies, massage, as well as counselling in nutrition and exercise.


Employment requirements
Homeopaths usually require completion of a three-year diploma program in homeopathy.
Registration with a regulatory body is required for homeopaths in Ontario.
Other occupations in this unit group usually require completion of training programs specific to their type of practice and some supervised practical training.


Additional information

Massage therapists (32201)
Midwife (in 31303 Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals )
Naturopathic physician; doctor of osteopathic medicine (in 31209 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating )
Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists (32200)
Dietitians and nutritionists (31121)
Manual arts therapist (in 32109 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment)