Holistic Treatment for PTSD and Anxiety

Somatic Manual Therapy for PTSD (Asheville NC)

Anyone can develop PTSD at any age. This includes combat veterans and people who have experienced or witnessed any traumatic event, a physical or sexual assault, abuse, a motor vehicle accident, or other serious events. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened, even when they are not in danger.

Symptoms of PTSD usually begin within 3 months of the traumatic event, but they sometimes emerge later. To meet the criteria for PTSD, a person must have symptoms for longer than 1 month, and the symptoms must be severe enough to interfere with aspects of daily life, such as relationships or work. The symptoms also must be unrelated to medication, substance use, or other illness.

The course of the disorder varies. Some people recover within 6 months, while others have symptoms that last for 1 year or longer. People with PTSD often have co-occurring conditions, such as depression, substance use, or one or more anxiety disorders.

Re-experiencing symptoms may include flashbacks—reliving the traumatic event, including physical symptoms such as a racing heart or sweating, night tremors, having recurring memories or dreams related to the event, having distressing thoughts, and experiencing physical signs of stress (recurring headaches, digestive issues, weight loss, etc).

At Balanced Manual Therapy, our trauma-informed holistic treatments are gentle, non-invasive and geared towards reducing anxiety and stress. Many of our clients who have suffered from PTSD, experience incredible results just after a few treatments.

Our manual therapy treatments are complementary (holistic) in nature, and we do not diagnose or cure any mental health condition. If you have been clinically diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), check with your medical doctor or counselor/psychiatrist to see if any of our gentle, holistic therapies may be suitable for you.

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My manual therapy studio is located in South Asheville.  Click on the “Book” button on the top menu to schedule your appointment, or visit the location page to get in touch with me directly.

If you or someone you know is struggling or having thoughts of suicide, call or text the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline  at 988 or chat at 988lifeline.org. In life-threatening situations, call 911.