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 Bowen, CranioSacral & Qigong Therapies. I have 9 years experience and continues to find the most effective ways to help you find relief.

I also practice Pranic Healing, Reiki, Young Living Aromatherapy

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

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Where I Work

IA # 0424


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.

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 Wellness, Coaching, or Bodywork services

by Anonymous on Mar 23
It is Saturday at 6:18 p.m. My knee pain is back to a 6 and all the color from my face has drained and my eyes are not as bright. I suspect we will work again with this my next visit.
by Amy on Feb 09
Best part - to zone out and be peaceful for an hour of my day to enjoy the experience!
by Anonymous on Jun 14
Excellent first experience! I will be coming back!!
by Anonymous on Apr 21
Wonderful massage and therapy Kevin . C U soon
by Stephanie on Apr 12
Liked the massage on the neck and head. Liked the sandalwood scent. Was not crazy about the crystal therapy but to be fair I did not think about my head the rest of the day. Will try to come back sooner next time
by Anonymous on Mar 22
I went in with a tight back. Kevin knew which questions to ask and buttons to push even before the massage started. I left and my back was loose again. Will be back.
by Cheryl on Mar 15
Kevin is amazing. He always knows exactly what I need and how to fix what hurts.
by Anonymous on Feb 14
Kevin is the best in his field. I recommend his services to everyone!
by Laurie on Dec 13
Very professional with great explanations on the plan to address my neck pain and headaches.
by Cindy on Oct 08
Even though I wasn't sure exactly what a Reiki/Pranic healing session was, Kevin explained everything in a simple way that helped me understand. My anxiety is much better after my meeting and to be honest this is the first time in a long time that has happened. I feel a lot more comfortable in my skin while in public that says a lot about me!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform


  • Pranic Healing


  • Pranic Distant Energy Work

Bodywork & Massage

  • Reiki
  • External Medical Qigong

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