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Natural therapies are a wonderful non-invasive method of easing aches and pains and restoring your body’s natural balance.

This article lists many of the major benefits of natural therapies and discusses some of the most popular and the conditions they can be used to treat.

If you are suffering from aches or pains, require some de-stressing, or just want to get your body back to a balanced state, then read on to find out how natural therapies can achieve all these and more!

What are natural therapies?

Natural therapies, sometimes referred to as complementary therapies, can be described as a treatment or substance that uses natural methods to restore and maintain health.

There are numerous different types of natural therapy, many of which have been used in cultures throughout the world for millennia.

Types of Natural Therapy

Natural Therapy treatments range from Reiki to herbal medicines. Common types of natural include: 

  • Reiki
  • Acupuncture
  • Neuromuscular massage
  • Kinetic Cranial Therapy
  • Herbal
  • Reflexology
  • Indian Head Massage

These are just a few of the thousands of natural therapies available. Research is always recommended before starting any natural therapy treatment, as different treatments can target specific symptoms, and some have limited data as to their effectiveness.

To help you, we have listed a few of the more popular therapies that all have proven track records.


With Reiki, the clue is in the name. The Japanese roots of Reiki are reflected in the name. Reiki is a combination of two Japanese words – Rei, which means universal (or God’s wisdom), and Ki, which refers to the vital energy in us all.

Reiki uses subtle hand movements and gestures to restore the body’s natural energies or to focus it on promoting the recipient’s natural self-healing capabilities.

Reiki could be thought of as a “non-contact massage.” Trained practitioners use very specific hand movements and occasional light touches to determine the flow of energy and manipulate it to remove blockages and restore the natural energy balance.

What can Reiki treat?

Reiki is an incredibly versatile treatment that can be used to treat a huge range of symptoms and ailments, a few of which are listed below. It is also a fantastic treatment for those in good health that want to give their body’s natural system a boost.

  • Digestive problems
  • Stress-related conditions
  • Back pain
  • Psychological disorders

Neuromuscular Massage

Many of us suffer from muscle pain in one form or another on a daily basis. If this sounds familiar, then Neuromuscular Massage could be the treatment you are looking for.

Neuromuscular Massage is a natural massage therapy that targets “myofascial” points to relieve aches and pains. These myofascial points are often referred to as “trigger points”, which is why the treatment is often referred to as trigger point myotherapy.

What can Neuromuscular Massage Therapy treat?

This is another versatile treatment that just about anyone suffering from muscle pain can benefit from. Common uses include: 

  • Upper or lower back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Hip pain
  • Stress relief

Kinetic Cranial Therapy

Kinetic Cranial Therapy is a “light touch”, non-invasive, hands-on therapy that can be used to treat a range of conditions.

The treatment involves manipulating the cranial bones and sutures. This manipulation releases restrictions in the cranial-sacral system, which improves the function of the central nervous system.

The process can be used to relieve pain, improve motor functions, and promote a healthy nervous system.

What can Kinetic Cranial Therapy treat?

  • Headaches
  • Respiratory problems
  • Spinal Muscle Pain
  • Cramps

Herbal Health Treatments

Finally, one of the most versatile of natural therapies is the use of herbal treatments. These use natural substances to improve health and heal a massive range of ailments and conditions.

There are too many variations and uses of herbal treatments to list them in an article of this scope. To get the best out of herbal health treatments, it is best to book an Herbal consultation with a reputable practitioner with a wide understanding of how to diagnose conditions and the best herbal formula to treat them with. In Ireland, opting for a member of the Irish Register of Herbalists (IRH) you can be guaranteed they meet a high standard of competency and maintain standards of 100cpd points every year.


Natural therapies can be used to treat pain, improve life quality, or simply as a relaxation and de-stressing exercise.

At Nore Therapies, we offer a wide range of treatments that can greatly improve the quality of your life. Why not call us today and find out more about our natural therapies and how they can help you.



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