Holistic nursing is a way of being, a way of living, and a way of practice. Holistic nursing recognizes the totality of the human being; the interconnectedness of body, mind and spirit. Holistic nursing is done in a tranquil, peaceful and harmonious environment and draws on the knowledge, theory, expertise, intuition and creativity of the practitioner. The main focus is on care and support, strengthening and encouraging self-healing. In holistic nursing often complementary and alternative modalities are used, based on what is most beneficial for the client's self-healing process, keeping in mind that the client's warmth and comfort needs to be maintained during the treatment. Holistic nursing honors the client's individual experiences, health beliefs and values. The treatments are gentle, nurturing and relaxing.