What Is NST?
The Neurostructural Integration Technique (NST) is a dynamic and skillful professional bodywork technique, which cleverly alerts the body's innate healing wisdom to be activated. The resultant effect of this is a comprehensive re-organization of the musculature of the body characterized 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 specialized "moves" on the body, carried out in a very specific and systematic manner. There is no forceful manipulation; rather, a cross-fibre maneuvering 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-organize itself via the natural activation of various neural reflexes.