Myofascial Release Treatment

Myofascial Release (MFR) therapy is a whole-body treatment that involves applying gentle, sustained pressure and movement into the fascial system in order to eliminate restrictions. Normally the fascial system moves freely and helps the body absorb shock during daily activities, but when we sustain trauma through falls, accidents, surgeries or inflammation, our fascial system starts to solidify. This solidification causes decreased flexibility, pain, and tightness. When our fascia starts to harden in one area, it can put tension on adjacent pain-sensitive structures, as well as creating a drag on distant areas. This sets our bodies up for more trauma and pain as we are pulled out of alignment. Over time, this tension can create bizarre symptoms that we can now identify with the fascial system (burning, cramping, difficulty breathing, headaches, numbness and tingling). Myofascial Release treatment relieves our bodies of the daily aches and pains, allowing us to return to a pain-free, active lifestyle.

Lymphatic Drainage Therapy

Lymphatic therapy addresses the lymphatic system, an important part of the immune system. This treatment uses very light, rhythmic movements to increase flow of lymphatic fluid through the system. Lymphatic drainage treatment is highly effective in reducing inflammation, especially post-surgery or after injury, such as sports injuries. Lymphatic drainage can also help stimulate the immune response when recovering from an illness, or when struggling with handling seasonal changes. Lymphatic drainage treatments have been successful when treating clients suffering from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and Lyme disease.

Women’s/Men’s Health

Natural Balance Therapy has therapists who specialize in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. Fascial restrictions within the pelvis can be caused from past traumas including pregnancy and falls, poor posture, and scarring from previous abdominal/pelvic surgeries. Myofascial Release, manual therapy techniques, and proper retraining of the pelvic floor muscles has produced successful outcomes for both men and women struggling with the following:
• Urinary incontinence
• Painful or difficult urination
• Chronic pelvic pain
• Pre- and post-pregnancy
• Menstrual or menopausal symptoms
• Constipation
• Sexual health
• Fertility issues

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, non-invasive hands-on technique to restore normal position and motion to the bones of the skull, spine and sacrum, and to restore cerebro-spinal fluid flow. This technique is performed by using a light touch to monitor the rhythm of the craniosacral system to detect potential restrictions and imbalances and help alleviate illness, pain and dysfunction.

Visceral Manipulation

An innovative technique that focuses on the internal organs. The visceral system relies on the interconnected synchronicity between the motions of all the organs and structures of the body. When an organ cannot move in harmony with its neighbors, it paves the way to disease and dysfunction. By using this gentle technique, our therapists are able to enhance tissue movement and mobility to help improve the function of the organs and decrease pain to promote your body’s natural healing process.

Active Isolated Stretching

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is an effective form of stretching that encourages releases at both the deep and superficial fascial layers. This practitioner- assisted technique allows you to reach optimal flexibility with ease and without strain. Between each stretch the client moves their body back to the starting position allowing a strengthening element to the treatment. AIS helps athletes and non-athletes increase flexibility, reduce injuries, and recover from activities.

Holistic Lifestyle Coaching

Chronic disease and pain take years to develop, but a healthy lifestyle can go a long way toward prevention and recovery. Using a coaching model, we will help you understand the underlying causes of disease and stress. Together we will create an individualized program to help you build a strong foundation of health and learn prevention through healthy eating habits, lifestyle management, and appropriate types of exercise. Holistic Lifestyle Coaching will help you restore your wellbeing in body and mind.