LIHUE — Royce Ebesu, a Korean War veteran, was frustrated that he could not even salute during the Veterans Day festivities in 2015.
But this year, when Royce took his position with other dignitaries at the historic County Building during the recent celebration, he was able to salute.
“We sent him to a sound-wave-therapy program,” said Royce’s son Glenn on Saturday while opening the new Body Therapy Kauai offices in Lihue. “The program worked. He can salute now. He was a grand marshal at the Veterans Day parade.”
“It straightened my posture,” said Royce Sr. “It enables me to walk with longer strides, and improved my right shoulder movement so I can raise my right arm higher now. I couldn’t raise my arm to salute at military functions. It has helped me in different ways.”
As a result of that success, Ebesu’s sons, Glenn and Royce Jr., have opened Body Therapy Kauai, which they own and operate.
“This program worked for my dad,” Glenn said. “We wanted to bring this to Hawaii so others can share in the benefits of sound-wave therapy. There are only eight systems in the nation, and with the opening of the Kauai center, we are the only facility in Hawaii.”
Body Therapy Kauai, located in Lihue Town Center adjacent to Subway Sandwich, is the exclusive provider of Acoustic Pressure Wave in Arizona and Hawaii. During its formal opening Saturday, people had the chance to try sound-wave therapy.
The therapy system is a natural, non-invasive, drug-free program that has received FDA clearance as a Class 1 (the safest classification) Medical Device. It converts electrical energy into low-frequency acoustic, omnidirectional waveform that permeates the body and causes a natural healing process to take place.
The system holds three patents, for treatment of circulatory disorders, treatment of inflammatory musculoskeletal connective tissue disorders, and for the treatment of blood-manifested medical disorders with acoustic waves.
“There is no need to disrobe,” Glenn said. “At the heart of treatment is a vat of water which is housed over the acoustic-producing transducer. Clients simply sit, relax and absorb the low-frequency, acoustic-pressure waves.”
He said while each person is different, generally speaking, clients feel a warm, tingling sensation throughout their body because the sound waves dilate blood vessels, increasing circulation and reducing inflammation.
A brochure outlining the therapy program states that treatment starts with a four-session commitment, each session lasting 30 to 60 minutes. Therapy should be performed every three to seven days.
Generally, the four-session-treatment protocol appears to provide the most profound beneficial effects and relief from ailments, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic inflammation, lupus, multiple sclerosis, neck and back pain, sports injuries and more, according to the brochure.
Certain diseases and disorders like fibromalgia, Lyme disease and certain other ailments may require a more regimented maintenance program.
The wave-sound therapy program is not covered by health insurance.
Info: 464-3301 or www.bodytherapykauai.com.