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Understanding Kinesiology

Kinesiology means ‘the study of movement’, however the Kinesiology we will be exploring is a complementary therapy that helps identify, address and ease stress in mind and body.

A Kinesiologist examines unresolved stress responses in a person and provides techniques to help the body’s natural healing process. Using muscle testing (biofeedback) to look at what may be causing ‘imbalances’, Kinesiology draws on your innate wisdom to support you back into a balanced state of optimal health and wellness.

Kinesiology encompasses all aspects of being human – physical, mental, emotional, biochemical and spiritual. In a session (called a Balance), a Kinesiologist will draw on a wide range of techniques and resources to help you achieve optimal wellness including acupressure, physical rebalancing, subconscious realigning, nutritional advice, coaching & emotional clearing, to name just a few.

The Development of Kinesiology

Based on the foundations of Eastern & Western philosophy & underpinned by science, Kinesiology stems from Chiropractic and Applied Kinesiology. It is also based on the ancient Chinese Traditional Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture theory of chi energy.

Chiropractors who originally developed this unique modality, although being highly effective in their profession, realised that they weren't able to support their patients by focussing on the physical body alone, so they expanded their knowledge-base and up-skilled in the areas of TCM energy work, nutrition, mental and emotional wellness and other therapies in order to be of greater service to their patients in a truly holistic way.

Unlike Applied Kinesiology, where muscles are tested for strength, Kinesiology uses muscle testing to assess information about a client's health and upgrade their responses to a variety of stresses, including internal and external, conscious and subconscious.

Techniques used in Kinesiology

Some of the more common techniques applied in a Kinesiology session:

  • Acupressure

  • Lymphatic massage

  • Hypertonic muscle release

  • Nutritional advice

  • Coaching

However many Kinesiologists diversify and specialise in other therapies and techniques so be sure to get in touch with them to find out whether their area of specialty is going to support you and your goals.

Kinesiology and Kids

Children respond particularly well to Kinesiology as it is a gentle modality. Muscle testing allows us to work through issues they may not be able to connect with or resolve at this stage in their lives.

We can work with you and your child to overcome things like emotional stressors, learning and behavioural difficulties and nutritional imbalances.

As Kinesiology is a very interactive therapy, young children often find sessions fun and engaging and feel empowered to make real changes using the techniques shared with them.

Tweens and teens also enjoy being Balanced, particularly the muscle testing aspect of the session, as they can really experience the effect that the stressors they are experiencing are having on their body and mind. They are provided with practical tools, techniques and strategies that they can apply to their day-to-day, whether that be social stressors, study stressors or improving their understanding of themselves.

Is Kinesiology for you?

Kinesiology is for anyone looking to create balance and wellness in their lives, enhance their emotional intelligence and gain a better understanding of themselves.

As is it a complementary therapy, it is a wonderful modality to complement (not replace) your current healthcare regime which could include Integrative General Practice, Psychology, Naturopathy, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Nutrition and many other therapies. Kinesiologists will often work collaboratively with your current health care professionals and therapists to ensure you are fully supported on your wellness journey.

As we are all unique, your kinesiology journey will be unique and tailored to suit your needs and goals. It's an insightful and exciting approach to health, vitality and personal progression - we invite you to experience it for yourself.

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