What is Kinesiology?
Kinesiology (pronounced Kin-easy- ology) means manually testing the muscles to see how they move, or if they don’t. It uses these muscles as monitors of stress and imbalances in the body. Kinesiology integrates western techniques and eastern medical systems to promote physical, mental and emotional health. It is a gentle, non-invasive therapy that identifies physical, nutritional, psychological and environmental stresses. It can then address and determine the support needed by the body to help facilitate positive change.
How Does Muscle Testing Work?
Muscle testing, otherwise known as muscle monitoring, is the basis of kinesiology practice. Stresses in the body are reflected in the nervous system, which generates specific muscle responses. By testing the bio-feedback mechanism present in all muscles, kinesiology is able to reveal imbalances within the body, which gives us instant insight held by the entire body-mind system, including the subconscious.
How Does Kinesiology Work?
The goal of any kinesiology session is to identify the fundamental cause of any imbalance and then resolve it. Muscle testing can reveal the specific factors that are triggering health imbalances and whether they are of a physiological, nutritional, structural, or psychological nature. It also allows the kinesiologist to quickly determine a specific strategy to best reinstate the body’s balance.
What Is an Imbalance?
Muscle testing determines different stresses/imbalances in the body. These imbalances are often experienced as physical pain, mental discomfort, allergies, depression, postural problems, poor performance levels, learning difficulties, digestive and nervous disorders.
What Corrections are Used During A Session?
As well as finding the root cause of the body's imbalance, muscle testing is also used to determine the correction techniques needed to stimulate the body's innate healing abilities. These typically include acupressure points, reflex points, physical manipulation, meridian theory, lymphatic drainage, neurovascular holding points, physical manipulation, emotional stress release, nutrition and talk therapy.
What Can Kinesiology Help?
Any pain, illness, emotional stress, learning disability or inability to perform at our full potential is affected by energy imbalances. The Chinese have known this for thousands of years. Kinesiology’s main objective is to re-establish optimal energy within our channels (meridians), reflexes and neurology. This energy balancing has the potential of helping almost any type of problem:
- Allergies and sensitivities
- Anxiety and depression
- Athletic performance
- Chronic fatigue
- Chronic pain
- Cardiovascular, digestive, immune and respiratory conditions
- Detox and nutritional support
- Environmental toxicity
- General maintenance
- Goal setting
- Hormonal imbalances
- Insomnia and sleeping issues
- Learning disorders and disabilities
- Negative or self-limiting thoughts and patterns
- Pain and injuries
- Psychosomatic disorders
- Reproductive health
What Will Happen During a Session?
During your first session, a thorough history is taken, including family/relationship dynamics, medical history, nutrition, lifestyle choices and current issues. A goal is set for what you’d like to achieve from the sessions. Muscle testing is used in order to find imbalances and what corrections are needed. The corrections are made while related emotions are considered, awareness gained and solutions found. Follow-up sessions may be required depending on how much stress is around the goal.
Is Kinesiology a Form of Medical Treatment?
No. We do not diagnose, treat or work with named diseases. We balance the body’s energy, thus promoting its own healing abilities. Kinesiology looks at how the person would like to feel or what they would like to achieve. Regardless of the problem at hand, we approach it in the same way. We also consider how the person is being held back, how their pain can be reduced (both physical and emotional) and what they need to support them. This includes the person’s lifestyle and diet as well as the emotional aspects of their life.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
Kinesiology sessions differs enormously from person to person. It depends on the person, what the issue is and how long the issue has been going on. I recommend a minimum of three sessions to deal with a specific issue. If there are other stressful aspects of your life, I recommend further sessions to deal with those.
What Should I Wear?
Kinesiology involves manually testing different muscles of the body. Please wear loose comfortable clothing so muscles can be tested at your ease and comfort.
Are There Any Extra Costs?
Depending on what comes up for you during your session, you may get a recommendation to purchase specific supplements, remedies or essences.
Will I Have To Do Anything Between Sessions?
Each session will differ greatly from person to person. You may be required to do some "homework" between sessions that will help reinforce what has come up for you during your session. This may involve physical exercises, lifestyle and dietary adjustments or doing your own work on reflex points.
I Dont Understand Why Emotions Are Always Involved?
When we experience trauma in our lives, whether big or small or however significant or insignificant we may feel it is, our body and mind will experience a reaction. These reactions (emotions) can get stuck and stay with us throughout our lives. People may get stuck in a feeling of depression for years unable to shake it, the same goes for grief, anxiety, stress, fear, panic etc. Emotions come up to be cleared during a kinesiology session to help the person come back to who they were before they experienced this trauma. Depending on the type of trauma, there could be one emotion or ten emotions around the one event to be cleared. Stuck emotions can be a major cause of pain in the body, both physically and emotionally.
How Can I Expect To Feel After a Session?
Whatever way you feel after a session is completely normal.. whether that is having loads of energy or possibly be even feeling drained of energy. It depends on what comes up in session and what we work on during the session. You may not feel any change at all right away, again depending on what comes up. If you have home reinforcement to do, it may be a few days or even weeks until you feel a positive shift. If a lot of emotional work comes up during your session, then it's possible that you may feel emotionally drained the days after your session. It is possible to even feel sad / angry, depending on what we have cleared. If you do feel this way, this is a sign of deep emotional clearing.
Be patient with yourself during this time and when it lifts you will feel much lighter and have more clarity, even though you may not be able to put your finger on it, you will feel different. This can cause confusion for people as they may think that the session has made them feel worse, but sometimes when our body is clearing and cleansing both physically and emotionally, sometimes it's a case of feeling worse before you feel better.
I Thought Kinesiology Was Just Food Testing, Can You Explain?
Kinesiology is Holistic, it works on the body as a whole. The nutritional / biochemical side of your health being just one aspect of it. There is also the structural / physical and emotional / mental side, all of which need to be working synergistically in order for the body to work at its optimum state. If for example, you are having digestive issues, there may be something physically out of balance that is hindering your digestion. There could also be a lot of stress which would mean emotional clearing would be involved. By doing this we would gradually eliminate the stress which would allow the digestive system to start work optimally again.
Im Taking Medication, Is Kinesiology Safe For Me?
Kinesiology is completely safe. It is complementary meaning it works alongside whatever form of medications or treatments you may be currently taking / undergoing.