Kevin Thoren

There is no greater reward than working from your heart, and making a difference in the world.” ~ Carlos Santana

Kevin brings passion, expertise, and a passion to Massage, Bowen, CranioSacral & Qigong Therapies. I have 9 years experience and continues to find the most effective ways to help you find relief. He is a licensed massage therapist.

*Kevin was voted Best Massage Therapist 2008 in Des Moines, by City View readers.

Kevin grew up in Des Moines and has lived Iowa all his life.

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IA # 04274


Iowa School of Naural Health

Massage Therapy


Craniosacral Therapy

Kevin has completed CranioSacral Therapy Training in levels one & two with the Upledger Institute. Kevin is continuing his training with the Upledger Institute so he may continue to serve his clients with the most current knowledge. CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on healing method of unblocking energy from the top of your head all the way down your spine to your tail bone. CranioSacral Therapy has it's roots in Osteopathic medicine. It supports you in feeling better and more alive CranioSacral Therapy is performed with your clothes on.

Voted Best Massage Therapist

*Kevin was voted Best Massage Therapist 2008 in Des Moines, by his clients & City View readers. & runner up in 2009 & 2010

Spring Forest Qigong

“If you want to live to 100, practice Qi Gong.” Mehmet Oz, M.D, SFQ is comprised of four parts that all work together: Breathing Gentle movements (active exercises)* Mental focus Sound Qigong is called Acupuncture without the needles as it helps to open the blocks or meridians in the body. In 2009 Kevin attended a training with Spring Forest Qigong. Kevin was inspired to continue his training after recognizing an improvement in his own health while doing Qigong Meditative exercises. Kevin has completed the Level IV training and teaches Qigong Classes at Wesley Acres in Des Moines as well as Meredith Corporation. Kevin also practices External Qigong Therapy, a system where people help themselves become in balance with their bodies. People have noticed a change with a wide range of symptoms such as Migraines, pain and just an overall feeling of peace and calm.

Reiki Master

Reiki is a beautiful, subtle, yet powerful energy that has a history dating back to over two thousand years and is thought to have originated in Tibet. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words — Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy." Kevin is a Reiki Master initiated and given the attunement in Karuna, Usui and Jin- Kei-Do-Reiki. Dr. Oz’s wife, Lisa Oz, knows firsthand the benefits of Reiki and its great potential as a catalyst for medical breakthroughs. As a Reiki master, she wholly embraces energy healing, pointing out in a recent interview that “the next wave of medical advances will be when we come to recognize the body as an energetic system.”

Bowen Therapy

Kevin's quest to help people lead a more fulfilling life free of pain led him to learn a technique called Bowen Therapy. Bowen Therapy helps to release muscle tension by strumming the muscles and meridians like a Guitar string. Bowen and CranioSacral Therapy are both performed with your clothes on

Zero Balancing

Developed by Fritz Smith, MD in the early 1970s, Zero Balancing is a powerful body-mind therapy that uses skilled touch to address the relationship between energy and structures of the body. Following a protocol that typically lasts 30 to 45 minutes, the practitioner uses finger pressure and gentle traction on areas of tension in the bones, joints and soft tissue to create fulcrums, or points of balance, around which the body can relax and reorganize. Zero Balancing focuses primarily on key joints of our skeleton that conduct and balance forces of gravity, posture and movement. By addressing the deepest and densest tissues of the body along with soft tissue and energy fields, Zero Balancing helps to clear blocks in the body’s energy flow, amplify vitality and contribute to better postural alignment. A Zero Balancing session leaves you with a wonderful feeling of inner harmony and organization.

External Qigong

Qigong pronounced Chee Gong. Qi is working with or cultivating, Gong is energy. So it is working with the energy in the body or as we know through acupuncture there are meridians which it is said if they are blocked create illness. When we unblock those areas of stagnation we increase our vitality and health. External Qigong Energy works with the energy within the body to help you feel better.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Fitness services

by Anonymous on Jan 26
Excellent! Very progressive with massage to heal the body as a whole.
by Brady on Jan 05
Professionalism & knowledge.
by Molly on Dec 08
It was amazing! My left leg was bothering me and now it feels so much better. Thanks for fitting me in!
by Tej on Nov 13
Varied ailments have equally varied solutions. After months of fighting the problems created by sciatica like symptoms, from pain to immobility, I fould myself seeking Kevin's help. Thinking he'd be resolving the issue (or at least masking it for a while) through massage, I was at first surprised to see him evaluate my walk and mobility. Through coaching and guidance over two sessions, addressing points on the body where organs, skeleton and muscles meet, and manipulative massage, I found myself equally surprised at the relief felt. Mobility restored and the pain seeping away, I can actually see a point in time where this pain will be a distant memory - all without the aid of pills or surgery. Magic, indeed! Thank you
by Yvette on Nov 07
Kevin knows what I need. He heals body, mind and spirit.
by cheryl on Sep 15
I rated it 5 stars. I feel Kevin did a good job and is knowledgeable. I am always a little disappointed when progress to improve goes slowly. That has to do with my body, but not the work done. I was going to put 4 stars but I realize that it is up to my body.
by Anonymous on Aug 13
Kevin has a true gift for healing. I've been amazed with the techniques he uses and the results I've experienced. It's so refreshing to have a health provider who doesn't use medicine to heal your mind, body, and soul. So thankful for him!
by Bridget on Aug 04
Kevin is amazing! He is a master at his craft! His neural reset treatment was very effective for my shoulder and back pain issues.
by Tina on Jul 27
Kevin is a shining star
by Anonymous on Jul 18
I appreciated Kevin took the time to address where my pain was coming from but provided time to end with a relaxing massage.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Reiki
  • Neuromuscular Massage
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Other
  • Swedish Massage
  • Massage
  • External Medical Qigong
  • Bowen Therapy


  • Other Qigong Class

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