Natura Physical Therapy offers wellness sessions, including therapeutic massage, exercise education and specialized manual therapy services to help address minor aches and pains and improve overall health and wellness. If you have questions about which services would best meet your needs please contact us at (603) 547-9465
Dry Needling Dry needling is a technique using acupuncture needles (thin filiform needle) to treat dysfunction of muscles, fascia and connective tissue. It assists in decreasing pain and improving normal function of the musculoskeletal and nervous system. Techniques used are based on the anatomy and physiology of the tissues treated, which can include muscle, fascia, scar tissue, and nerves. Dry needling can assist with many chronic pain conditions including headaches, tendinitis, chronic back pain and pelvic pain Manual Lymphatic Drainage The lymphatic system is part of the immune system. It is responsible for transporting and breaking down, bacteria, viruses, and injured cells within the body. A healthy lymphatic system is important to help the body with natural healing and preventing disease. Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle massage technique that stimulates and improves the functioning of the lymphatic system. Treatments can be tailored for a specific area of the body to promote localized healing or as a generalized treatment for overall immune support.
Myofascial Release Fascia is the connective tissue in the body that surrounds and contains all of our muscles and organs. It helps to give shape and support to our body. When this fascia becomes tight, from injury, misuse, or lack of movement, it can cause pain, discomfort or alterations in how we move. Myofascial Release is a gentle, but effective technique for improving the mobility and elasticity of the fascia around and in the muscles. This can help with decreasing, pain, stiffness, and improving ease of movement. It is also believed that Myofascial Release can help with releasing emotional stress or strain held in the body. Visceral Manipulation Each of the organs in the body are surrounded by fascia, a loose connective tissue that gives shape and support to our body. When functioning optimally the fascia provides a perfect balance of support and mobility. If the fascia that supports the organs becomes tight or restricted, it can affect how the organs function and have a negative affect on the body's overall health. Visceral Manipulation is a gentle osteopathic technique that helps the body restore the natural mobility of this fascia. This technique can be helpful for improving digestion, respiration, urinary function and immune function
Connective Tissue Manipulation Connective Tissue Manipulation is a more aggressive manual technique to address restrictions in the fascia. This is especially helpful in addressing the superficial fascia, which is the connective tissue directly below the skin, that surrounds the entire body. Tightness or restriction in the superficial fascia can cause restriction or movement, pain and decreased functioning in the lymphatic system. Connective Tissue Manipulation uses techniques of lifting, rolling or stretching this connective tissue to decrease restriction or adhesions in the fascia. This can be very effective for chronic stiffness and pain
Trigger Point Release Trigger Points are tight bands of contracted tender tissue within a muscle. Often referred to as "knots" in the muscle. These tight bands typically develop in over worked or strained muscles. They can be a source of ongoing or referred pain. Trigger Point Release uses various techniques, including direct or intermittent pressure, stretching or positioning to help resolve these tight bands of tissue.
Please note Wellness Services are not typically reimbursed by most health insurance plans, and payment is due at time of service. If you plan to submit for reimbursement, please see your physician or healthcare provider for a referral to physical therapy with an appropriate diagnosis for treatment.