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Neurostructural Integration Technique - Advanced Application of Bowen Therapy

April 12, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 234

The Neurostructural Integration Technique (NST) is a dynamic and skillful professional bodywork technique developed primarily from Bowen therapy techniques. It was developed specifically for incorporation into the practices of professional bodyworkers, such as osteopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists, and other therapy practitioners in massage, kinesiology and earlier Bowen methods.

NST cleverly alerts the body's innate healing wisdom to be activated. The resultant effect of this is a comprehensive re-organisation of the musculature of the body characterised by a lasting relief from pain and dysfunction plus an increase in energy levels. The response is most often profoundly effective and sometimes miraculous.

NST is essentially a soft tissue therapy designed to release muscles and fascia in a manner which is safe for all ages, from newborns to the elderly. It is often called 'contextual healing' as its main aim is to re-integrate the body as a whole. It is for this reason that there are no major contraindications, essentially rendering the technique useful for a wide range of conditions from acute pain to chronic conditions.

A treatment comprises the application of sequences of specialised 'moves' on the body, carried out in a very specific and systematic manner. There is no forceful manipulation, rather a cross-fibre manoeuvring of muscle, tendon, ligament or nerve, using varying pressure and incorporating resting periods to allow the body to respond. Treatment can be done either through clothing or directly on the skin.

Throughout the session the recipient experiences deep relaxation, essentially providing the body with a 'window of opportunity' to comprehensively re-organise itself via the natural activation of various neural reflexes. Substantial relief is frequently attained after the first session, however long term resolution is generally attained after the second or third session. Anywhere from 10 - 45 minutes is required to complete a session depending on presenting symptoms.

It is common for individuals receiving the work to experience a wide range of responses such as shifting body aches, hot and cold flushes, sweating and at times emotional releases, however these are regarded as a positive sign that the individual is returning to a better state of well being.

The real secret as to why NST works is because of its under-pinning philosophy. Put simply, the philosophy is, that the body is a self-regulating, bioenergetic and biomechanical phenomena which will continue to regulate itself for as long as it has the reserve energy necessary to sustain life, by the ongoing process of biological adaptation.

NST Health has been offering training in this technique since 1996 and has thousands of practitioners that have incorporated this advanced Bowen Therapy technique successfully into their practices for improved client outcomes. For member practitioners in many industry bodies training in NST is not just considered a source of continuing education points, but also a valuable addition of skills into their practice.

Interested to learn more about Advanced Bowen Therapy? Read more about Advanced Bowen Therapy.

For more information on training courses in NST visit NSTHealth.

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