BACH FLOWERS FOR ATHLETES | THE STORY OF LIONEL MESSI AND BACH FLOWERS
Can Bach Flowers help athletes? Yes, they can. Here's the story of professional soccer player Lionel Messi
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Bach remedies are an alternative or complementary treatment that helps with emotional balance and pain.
It's been claimed that Bach flower remedies encourage peace and happiness, leaving the body free to heal itself.
Science says it targets the limbic system, a part of your brain that deals with emotions, memories and arousal.
In 2013, after suffering a series of stubborn injuries that hampered his form, Lionel Messi decided to change his lifestyle.
Messi, 32, flew to Italy to meet with Dr Giuliano Poser in Sacile to discuss his issues."Messi was told, according to well-informed Argentine journalist Veronica Brunati, to eat only what his body needs, not what it wants."
As part of his more colourful approach, Poser encouraged Messi to undertake emotional work, psychotherapy and take Bach flower remedy.
Lighter by 3 kilos, Messi came back by firing in the 2014-2015 season - scoring 58 goals - he'd managed 41 the previous year.
He also played an additional 11 games that he might've missed through injury in the past.
Poser's advice put Messi in good stead and has helped him prolong his status at the top of the game.
Actresses Salma Hayek, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Aniston and Emma Watson have all revealed in the past that they take the holistic medicine to keep calm under pressure.