Therapy/ Pain Relief
Kevin listened very well and intently and seemed to have a real desire to meet my need. It was a very relaxing and wonderful experience and I believe he discovered some things that will help me to recover from my injury.
"I have been a client of Kevin for a number of years now. I started going for massage and he is one of the best massage therapists I have ever worked with (and I had worked with many before I found him). One thing I did not expect but came to realize was how valuable the energy work was because of the beneficial effects I was noticing. Pranic healing in particular seems to take energy work to an even higher level of healing. The experience is not easy to put into words but the best way I can describe the effects of my most recent pranic healing session is that it brought a heightened physical and mental calmness and clarity, a sense of lightness and a very deep experience of joy. Just an incredible healing session. I don’t have to tell anyone who has worked with Kevin how amazing he is and he continues to amaze me, even after all of these years. Not only is he truly dedicated to healing others but he is simply a great person. L
*Pain Relief-My name is Scott Fritcher and I am writing this testimonial letter in behalf of Banyan Tree Therapy. I started going to see Kevin Thoren the Natural Healer sometime towards the end of April, first part of May. He was recommended by my realtor, I set the appointment but wasn't real hip on even going as I didn't really believe too much in natural healers.
I guess I should explain why I was going in the first place, this way it will all make sense. It all started on September 28th, 2016 I ended up in the hospital for 5 weeks. During that time I went through 5 major surgeries with the end result of losing my bladder. Then I spent the next 4 months recuperating and on March 1st after I got my strength back they did one final surgery. So in that 6 month period I had 6 major surgeries. Then in April I started having severe pain in both hands and starting taking pain pills, (oxycodone), to mask the pain. I then went to a Neurologist and a hand surgeon both recommending that I have surgery as the pain was caused by Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. I was not sure of how I got that but I knew I was not going to have anymore surgeries, so I declined surgery. The problem was now I was up to 8 pain pills per day but I still had pain and at night the was so severe. That's when I decided to follow the recommendation of my realtor it was a alternative route but I had nothing to lose. I kept the appointment Banyan Tree Therapy. My first session was an eye opener as I left with no pain. Some pain returned but I had gone from 6-8 pain pills down to 2-3 per day. Kevin recommended I come back the following week but several personal things got in the way and I did not return for another session for 3 weeks.
My pain went from a 10 plus to a 4 in one hand and nothing in the other which is why I was able to wait until the 3rd week. I returned to my normal activities. Through each session my hands got better and I can honestly say I have no more pain in either hand or no longer on pain pills.
I went to 6 sessions 4 for the pain and 2 more for general rebuilding of my health with Kevin I am now a true believer in the power of natural healing and Pranic Healing.
I highly recommend Kevin & Banyan Tree Therapy!
Intuitive and experienced, Kevin really customizes massages that heal your body. I rely on them to minimize injury and relieve stress.
Kevin is Amazing at Energetic work, he offers up an ear in confidence, keeps everything very professional, & explains what he is doing, teaching moments. I am a nurse with over 20 yrs experience and feel there is more of a need for this type of healing. This is my review after just 1 visit....I felt strongly enough about his practice I wanted to share a review. I went to see Kevin after having complications from surgery. From the time I walked in to the time I left, the reception staff commented on how different I looked from when I first had come in. I had the sparkle back in my eye, & was walking in a much more comfortable way. My pain was not gone, but I had a sense of inner peace, calm & contentment. Then after my session I went to get a book recommended by Kevin & had a man come up with a big smile in his face & start up a conversation. I asked him what made him choose me, he said "your energy is good & you have a beautiful smile." If this isn't an affirmation I don't know what is. Thank you Kevin! Keep up your amazing work.
Kevin is intuitive, knowledgeable and thorough in his massage therapy practices. He is able to work all areas using several modalities and then educates me on areas to pay attention to after I leave. Best massage therapist in Des Moines!
*Pain Relief and off the Opiods. In September of 2014, I started having inexplicable pain along my right side down into my leg and the total circumference of my body along the bra line. After multiple doctors and biopsies, each doctor said that they couldn’t find anything that was causing the pain. In February of 2015, I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it to March. By this time, I had lost almost 50 pounds, was unable to sleep due to the pain and had lost most of my muscles in my thighs and legs. In October of 2015, I was put on pain medication (opioids) and told that this was the best that I would be. I thought my life was over as I knew it. I had to take early retirement and deal with trying to fight my way to at least being functional. I decided I was not going to accept the prognosis.
My acupuncturist Jay Heaverlo from Midwest Acupuncture suggested Kevin Thoren from Banyan Tree Therapy. My acupuncturist had been saying from the start that my energy was blocked. I was Kevin’s last appointment on April 26th, 2016, he talked with me and listened and asked some questions pertaining to what he felt or saw. Then he started to work on me. I could actually feel him go inside of me and start pulling things out of my body. I had barely been able to walk into his office and I felt like I was skipping out with a huge smile on my face. For me, it was a spiritual experience as much as a physical one. I haven’t taken a pain pill since April 27th, 2016. My husband couldn’t believe the contrast so he started coming to Kevin’s Qigong classes and has declared him the “real deal”.
I’m not saying that everything is completely fixed but what pain is there is very manageable. Kevin has also introduced me to MCKS Pranic Healing and I feel I have tools to help in my healing process and a community that supports me on this journey. I highly recommend Kevin Thoren, he is an amazing individual. KR
Kevin was so great! Hands down, the best massage I have ever had!! Can't wait to go back!
Before we even began our session, I knew that my experience with you was going to be very different than any I’d had before. You sat me down and truly wanted to know what events were happening in my life as well as any physical complaints I might have. Obviously our time together was not scripted into a generalized 90 minute routine but rather custom built to my needs. I appreciated this personalized attention and your focus on my needs rather than the clock greatly.
My first massage was actually an epiphany. I not only learned of the healing power of touch, but also that you have an ability to connect a knot in a shoulder or stiffness in a neck toa life event or relationship in our lives. You have a gift to not only recognize the places on a body that need to be massaged (and the ability to gauge how much pressure is needed to yield the best result), but also help to create a safe, sacred place of healing that has allowed me to uncover the emotional scars that create these wounds and thus heal them.
Kevin is an incredible healer. His intuition and touch are right on, and his gentle spirit grounding and therapeutic. I really enjoyed my session with him and will definitely return. I am so happy to have crossed paths with Kevin.
— Rachel Olsson
A few months later, my back went out and I was in so much pain it hurt to walk, stand, sit, or find a comfortable position to sleep in. I went to a chiropractor but was told I had waited too long and my hip was locked up and it would take several sessions to work it free. I called Kevin and made an appointment with him. My plan was to see Kevin and get my hip loosened up enough to see the chiropractor where he could pull my hip out of the socket where it had become lodged. After my visit with Kevin, my hip was relaxed enough to work itself out and I didn’t have to see the chiropractor again! — Juli Zimmerman
Thank you from my HEART! My experience with you is beyond words, as was the releasing that took place. It opened a portal through which I can receive and give more LOVE — Love is who we are so you brought me back to ME! Bless you, Kevin.
My 15 year old son Jack has suffered from migraines since he was 10 years old. Three years ago he experienced a headache that would not go away. We made an appointment with Kevin for a Cranio Sacral Session. I was invited to sit in and observe which was very beneficial to see what it entailed. After the session as we walked to our car and Jack said to me, “I feel like he gave me a new brain.” Jack has not suffered from a debilitating migraine since his session with Kevin.
Kevin also did External Qigong Energy work which has been studied by Mayo Clinic for relief of pain.
I started out experiencing blackness … as Kevin worked with me I experienced the energy shifting … I saw dark blue.
Then a rainbow appeared. Then a second rainbow appeared.
This double rainbow fully came into my heart.
I was full of gold light.
It was SO beautiful.
You took me to places I have never experienced.
The light was so amazing.
I was floating. It was such a safe place.
I felt I was opening up to God.
This experience was astronomical. I want to take him home with me.
— Elizabeth R.
I had never heard of CranioSacral Therapy but was so miserable with my headaches I was willing to try just about anything. I made an appointment with Kevin. The room was relaxing, the music was peaceful, and I fell asleep several times during my session. I left feeling completely relaxed and headache free. For days and weeks afterward I kept expecting the headaches to return. They didn’t! I felt great, like I hadn’t in years.
I have had many CranioSacral sessions prior to my appointments with Kevin and I feel confident when I say that Kevin has a special intuitive talent that adds power to his ‘traditional’ CranioSacral work. Kevin shares his insights and helps to create a safe, expansive environment. I experienced shifts physically and emotionally. And I left each session with a blissful ‘everything is perfect’ spiritual attitude. Thank you Kevin.“
— Laura Jones
" Kevin Thoren helped me heal physically and emotionally at a time when I had lost my balance in so many ways. The day a Spring Forest Qigong conference was to begin, I flew over the handlebars of my bike going downhill without a helmet. I went to the Emergency Room and found I had a broken elbow. The bike had crashed into the back of my head with my face hitting the pavement and I was more concerned about the condition of my brain, heart, and nervous system than my elbow. I was able to attend the last day of the conference. It was at that time that Kevin offered to do a healing session on me. The healing was offered from his heart. There was no charge and he spent at least an hour with me. I lied down and he did cranial sacral healing incorporating other modes of energetic healing including Qigong. I believe Kevin was guided by his intuition and could sense what I needed. I healed amazingly fast. When I went to the chiropractor who knew me well, he said my body needed very little adjustment. I was aligned physically and appeared to him much calmer and more centered than he would have expected. I have noticed when I have been with Kevin since that time that he reaches out to many in need. Being in his presence is healing in itself. He is compassionate and confident and I am grateful he stepped up to help me". Bonnie Blanchette
“I have had multiple Bowen Method sessions with Kevin and, though I may be a little tender the evening after the procedure, I feel both lighter and more flexible the following day. There are times when I just know my body needs the release of energy that only the Bowen Method seems to provide.”
— Kaye Bair