Healthy Body Therapy
Larry Sandberg I am glad you are taking a look at us. It is our goal to listen to what our clients needs are and determine what course of action and procedure is going to best began the process of pain free wellness. It is our special joy to see our clients smile again pain free and enjoying life."

What is Bowen/NST

Neuro Structural-Integration Technique (NST), is a strikingly innovative and effective presence on the landscape of body therapies. It is based on principles and practices developed by Australian, Tom Bowen, Beginning over 50 years ago. With no formal therapeutic training, he painstakingly developed a system of brief, deeply acting procedures that can eliminate all but the most serious physical complaints within a few sessions. By the time of his death in 1982, Mr. Bowen had worked on hundreds of thousands of clients. NST is not massage, Chiropractic, or acupressure, but rather a system of stimulating body reflexes. Simple movements are done across muscles, nerves and connective tissues. This gentle contact causes the neuromuscular system to relieve all related tension levels, prompting natural healing. The relief is profound and lasting affecting muscular, digestive, respiratory, glandular and energetic systems. NST does not merely relieve symptoms, but addresses the root causes of most physical conditions. These causes include patterns of muscular tension, constricted connective tissue and cranio-sacral imbalances.

What is the Bowen/NST technique?

Tom Bowen

Tom Bowen

It is a unique form of neuromuscular repatterning. It works primarily through the nervous system on both structural and energetic levels. The technique is gentle and noninvasive, and can be performed through clothing. The Bowen technique is a completely new concept in bodywork. It is neither derived from nor similar to any other physical modality.

  • Misalignments commonly right themselves -yet there is no manipulation of joints or bones as in chiropractic.
  • Muscle tensions and strains are relieved and normal lymphatic flow is restored -yet muscles are not squeezed as in massage.
  • Meridians show immediate improvements -yet the work is not based on meridians, and does not resemble acupuncture or acupressure.
  • Fascia rehydrates, adhesions release and scar tissue softens -yet there is no heavy pressure as in Rolfing or deep tissue work.
  • Internal psychological shifts are common -yet it is not necessary to evoke emotional response as in mind-body therapies.
  • Nearly everyone reports a pleasant, relaxed state, and a deep sense of well-being and ease.

Bowen Therapy is completely safe and appropriate for everyone from the highly trained athlete to newborns, pregnant women, elderly, and the chronically ill. Bowen has been successful in treating musculoskeletal problems such as:

  • Back and Neck pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Sporting Injuries
  • TMJ alignment
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

It is also renowned for its effectiveness with internal conditions such as:

  • Migraines
  • Digestive problems (Heartburn, Acid Reflux)
  • Elimination complaints (Constipation)
  • Colic in babies
  • Asthma

Basic to our health and well being is our life style and the foods we eat. Equally important to consider is our body's inherited strengths and weaknesses Bio-chemically. To that end specific short term supplementation is needed to supply what the body needs to achieve wellness. Determination of those needs and supplying supplements to fulfill them is an important part of the services we provide at Healthy Body Therapy. Bowen treatments consist of gentle rolling movements. These stimulations activate a systemic response so powerful that a few minutes pause is observed to allow them to be integrated. A pattern of movements and pauses continues through the treatment. The rhythm is soothing, and most clients fall asleep at least once during the session. Benefits are usually apparent within a few sessions, even when long-standing conditions are being treated. Bowen results are lasting and profound.