About Us

benjamin bartlein shotEastern Shore Natural Health, is run by allied health professional and holistic manual therapist Benjamin Bartlein.  As a center for the healing arts, Eastern Shore has offered a variety of modalities, from many skilled practitioners, over the  years.   Yet, the constant feedback has always been – “whatever that stuff Ben does works the best.”  Well that “stuff”  is the amazing power of Strain Counterstrain and Fascial Counterstrain combined with a culivated intuition from Eastern lineages of healing.  The specificity, gentleness and multi-system approach of Counterstrain makes it the most singularly powerful tool for creating healing change in the body.  There are many other amazing modalities that have mastery in the systems they work with, but Counterstrain is unique in that bridges all the systems of the body (nervous, circulatory, lymphatic, ligamentous, musculoskeletal, and organ ) with a deep understand of the connectivity of each piece to patterns of pain, immobility, and tension.  Developed by Brian Tuckey an Osteopathic PT, you can learn more about Counterstrain, read additional case studies and to learn more, and find a practitioner in your area.  

Fascial Counterstrain  and  Jones Insitute

The name Eastern Shore was chosen both to describe the physical location of the center on the east end of Lake Nokomis and to honor the eastern cultures that much of our complimentary medicine is rooted in. Like the ancient trade ports of the Far East that our name calls to mind, Eastern Shore is a place of cross-cultural exchange, where our practitioners draw upon the healing traditions of many cultures and people from all walks of life are welcome.

 With an understanding that human health is inextricably connected to the health of our earth, Ben chose natural, non-toxic and recycled materials to create the ambience at Eastern Shore. The beauty of the natural clay plaster walls, the warm earth-tones of the non-toxic paint and the charm of the re-purposed doors are all reflections of Eastern Shore’s commitment to natural health and wellness.  We are committed to using non-toxic, and scent free compounds with our cleaning\sanitization and linens.  Since many who visit Eastern Shore are in the process of recovering from poor health we strive to keep the environment as chemically \scent free as possible, so bring your natural self and leave off perfumes and scents as much as possible.