Natural Balance Therapy Resource Center

At NBT, we believe in educating you so you have a better understanding of your body, the treatment that you are receiving, and important ways to eliminate your pain at home. Take a moment to view our articles and self-treatment exercises that will help you on your path to well and an active and pain-free lifestyle.

Body Scanning

Body scanning is a very important tool to use when self treating. It allows us to become aware of the areas in our body that may be causing our symptoms or the compensation patterns. Traditional treatment has always had us treat the symptoms, but this has given us...

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I’m Off The Table: Now What?

We’ve all done it. When our myofascial release session is over, we bounce up off the treatment table and rush out the door to the next thing on our to-do list, whether we have to get back to work or run another errand or meet a friend for lunch. Before we know it, the...

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What Are Your Treatment Goals?

Defining a goal for your treatment is an important part of the process at Natural Balance Therapy – right on the initial intake paperwork, we ask what you would like your progress to look like. From many clients, we see answers like ‘run x distance or duration without...

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LETTING GO: TAKING OFF THE BRAKES

When you experience pain and trauma, whether physical or emotional, you react instantaneously, entering a state of fight, flight, or freeze as your sympathetic nervous system goes into overdrive. The freeze aspect is essentially where you “put on the brakes,” bracing...

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Why Is My Old Pain Coming Back?

“I feel like I’m going around in circles – it keeps moving from my hip to my back to my neck and to my hip again.” “I was feeling so much better, but then the knee twinge came back just as bad as ever. I don’t get it – I wasn’t even doing anything strenuous.” I’ve...

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Neck Stretch

Most of us have felt neck pain, stiffness, or tightness at some point in our lives. But, do you know how to release the tension? Our neck stretch is a modification, utilizing myofascial stretching principles, of a traditional stretch. Give this stretch a try with a...

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Practicing a Complete Three-Part Breath

Are you ready to experience a positive change to your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being? Ineffective breathing patterns are common in today’s society. Combining the fact that we are less active, sitting for longer periods of time, and have poor...

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Raindrop Therapy

Spring is in full swing and the flowers/trees are blooming. Many of us are putting our winter clothes away, bringing out our spring/summer wardrobe and cleaning out our closets. How many of us think about spring cleaning for our bodies? Raindrop Therapy can bring...

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The Ins & Outs of Breathing

Are you focusing on taking deep belly breaths during treatment? Have you heard your therapist ask you to bring your awareness into an area? The way we breathe during our treatment can have a significant effect on how our body releases during that treatment. This...

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Cold Season Ahead

The fall season is upon us.  The children are back in school.  The leaves have changed colors.  And many stores have started getting ready for the approaching holidays.  Along with all the many schedules, work activities, school sports, homework also comes the  COLD...

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Myofascial Release and Breast Health

Have you been affected or know someone that has been diagnosed with breast cancer? Unfortunately, the number of women being diagnosed with breast cancer continues to be on the rise. Myofascial release has been successful in treating breast cysts, scars after breast...

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Lymph Flow Exercise: Floor Angels

Feeling sluggish? Do you tend to struggle with colds all winter long? Our upcoming Lymph Flow Exercise class might be just the thing to help support your body through the seasonal transitions. Here is an exercise from the class that combines stretching with physical...

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Self-Treat the Opposite

Just as we all have certain patterns of actions and positions as we go through our daily activities, our bodies will have patterns of how they respond to those actions and positions. For most of us, strain patterns and symptoms will tend to appear more regularly on...

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