How does it work?
Naprapaths work with the spine, tendons, ligaments and muscles. Your practitioner will begin by investigating the condition of your musculoskeletal system, and by interviewing you on topics such as stress and nutrition. This will help them to identify any imbalances that you may have in your body and any key problems that need to be addressed. They can then help to resolve these problems by manipulating the body with their hands, stretching the connective tissue, mobilising the joints and freeing pinched nerves.
Depending on the practitioner’s training and areas of interest, a naprapathy session may also incorporate secondary techniques such as massage, hypnotherapy or nutritional counselling. Your practitioner is concerned with your emotional health as well as your physical health – so just lie back and let them soothe your problems away.
Is it for me?
Naprapathy may be helpful for anyone suffering from chronic aches and pains. It’s also said to be helpful in treating carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, sports injuries and whiplash.
Good to know
Naprapathy was first practised in the early 1900s. The word naprapathy derives from the Czech word ‘náprava’, meaning ‘correction’.