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.
Imagine how uncomfortable it would be to hang a bowling ball around your neck. Well, this is exactly what your body might be experiencing every day if you tend to a forward head posture. Your body perceives an increase of 10 lbs for every 1" your head translates forward of its neutral alignment. Take a look at the picture below and see how a forward head can affect the rest of your body’s posture.
Lately, I've been seeing a number of clients who have been getting over summer colds. Although we associate the common cold with fall and winter months, our immune systems can face challenges in the summer as well. For these clients, I've found that adding a little lymphatic drainage therapy can speed up their recovery and increase their general energy levels.
We've all heard of the so-called 'weekend warrior': the person who is mostly sedentary during the workweek and then overdoes it with golf, or tennis, or hiking, or other recreational activity on the weekend. The same pattern can also occur with our household maintenance and yard work: the weather's nice, the weeds are growing like crazy, and we spend hours out in the yard. Suddenly, our bodies are protesting with stiffness and aches and pains.
Actually, all signs say 'walk'. A sedentary lifestyle is a significant risk factor for many health issues, including cardiac diseases, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. With so many of us working at desk jobs and spending our free time at the computer, reading, or watching TV, it's no wonder that some studies suggest we're seated up to 15 hours a day. Add in seven or eight hours of sleep, and we're only 'active' for an hour or two a day.