Natural Balance Therapy has a team of therapists that has been providing therapeutic treatments to residents, in all stages of life, in southeast Wisconsin for the past ten years, helping them return to a pain-free, active lifestyle. We seek to help people understand their bodies and what is causing their pain and discomfort, as well as teach them what they can do to help themselves heal. Natural Balance Therapy is known for giving people in chronic pain hope and long-lasting results.
It's been a long time coming, but the weather forecast seems to finally be showing a slow warm-up to some spring-like weather. After a cold winter, there’s nothing like those first moments of spring, when you can open the windows to let fresh air into your house and sweep out the accumulated dust of months of enclosure. If you’ve ever wondered if there were something you could do for your body that would help accomplish that same thing, consider lymphatic drainage.
The lymphatic system is our bodies’ cleansing system, naturally filtering the toxins from our bodies. Lymphatic drainage is a gentle treatment designed to support and improve the flow of the lymphatic fluid along its natural channels in the body. With gentle, repetitive movements, the therapist encourages the lymph flow, working with the natural rhythms in order to filter and process a higher volume of lymphatic fluid for the next day or two after the session.
Because of the lymphatic system’s importance in our immune response, lymphatic therapy can be beneficial during a change of seasons, when we are often susceptible to illness. It is also an excellent preventive treatment, helping to rebalance the nervous system and alleviating feelings of stress and strain.
When our immune system is balanced, supported, and healthy, we are better able to face the challenges of our daily lives. Lymphatic drainage is a great way to boost our immune systems and give our bodies a ‘spring cleaning’. Here's hoping that spring will arrive in Wisconsin soon!
It's not just for the stars anymore: dancing provides health benefits for people of all ages and levels of physical fitness. 'Cutting a rug' is good for your body – and your mind. And it's fun, too!
This week, all the advertising has been reminding us of love, and the outward manifestations of love. But what about an inward focus? How about giving your healthy body some love?
During the winter cold and flu season, many of us experience some degree of nasal congestion and sinus pressure. Unfortunately, that pressure can often hang around, long after other signs and symptoms of the cold have disappeared. Recently, I’ve been having excellent results using a combination of myofascial/craniosacral techniques with lymphatic drainage therapy to help open the sinuses and encourage the immune system as clients are recovering from colds.
Because the bones of the cranial vault closely interlock with one another, the increased internal pressure associated with nasal congestion can sometimes cause them to ‘stick’ a tiny bit, limiting the normal drainage process.
I have recently seen a number of clients who have been just getting over a cold, but have been unable to shake that last bit of congestion. Some of these clients have had chronic sinus issues, while others have not. In both situations, I have found a combination of therapies to be quite effective.
The Role of the Brain in Authentic Healing
Information regarding the brain can be complicated. After all, the physical brain is a complex organ. However, as it applies to authentic healing, the physical brain is only a small portion for consideration. The mind (or consciousness), functioning within the brain and potentially throughout the fascia, plays a major role in healing.
Physically, the brain is divided by two hemispheres, left and right. Both sides can function independently while also functioning simultaneously. Each side of the brain processes distinctly different information. The characteristics of thought each side handles are listed in the table below:
|Forms strategies||Presents possibilities|
|Analyzes pieces||Analyzes whole picture|