Liz received a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2003, specializing in medical speech pathology. Her specialty was working with people who had suffered a stroke or traumatic brain injury to regain their language, cognitive and swallowing abilities. She loved this work and is still fascinated by neuroscience, but even more so she was continually inspired by people "beating the odds" of their prognosis. To witness someone work so hard in their recovery and see the body respond to achieve independent functioning is an honor. But after 10 years in the hospital setting, she was feeling a pull to be on the preventative/holistic side of wellness. Liz discovered Bowenwork via a family member's relief of plantar fasciitis and then personally experienced its effectiveness for her own TMJ issues. The more she learned and witnessed Bowenwork's effectiveness in treating a wide range of ailments, it began to change everything she had learned about healing and recovery! Bowenwork resonated with her in such a way that she decided to change careers to practice and share this wonderful, holistic approach to healing.
Libby Prim, Bowen Technique/Neurostructural Integration Technique
Libby Prim's interest in alternative medicine began with a natural food store that she opened in Ireland in the seventies. Wanting to continue learning about acupuncture and macrobiotic philosophy, she traveled to the United States to study at the Kushi Institute in Boston. Ten years later, she moved south and opened The Natural Living Center in Charlotte NC. While running the center, which specialized in acupuncture and wholefood cooking, she became interested in a new bodywork from Australia called the Bowen Technique.
She began studying under Oswald
and Elaine Rentch in 1966 as the first classes were being offered in the United
States, and was certified by the Bowtech Academy of Australia in 1999. A
year later she also qualified as a NST practitioner under the tutelage of
Michael Nixon-Livy of the International Institute of Applied Services in
Germany and the developer of the Neurostructural Integration Technique (NST).
Having recently moved to Charleston, she is happy and grateful to be working alongside the wonderful practitioners at the Blue Heron.
Libby Prim, Certified Bowenwork Practitioner, Neurostructural Integration Technique Practitioner