Practised in more than 100 countries, Kinesiology is one of the fastest growing natural therapies world-wide. The premise of Kinesiology is to use the body’s innate ability to heal itself and bring itself into homeostasis. Working with a biofeedback mechanism, Kinesiology combines Western bio-mechanical techniques and traditional Eastern philosophies to identify elements inhibiting the body’s natural rhythms and energy.
Kinesiologists recognise that blockages or irregularities in emotional states, nutrition, energetic and physical health can be detected and addressed via muscle monitoring. A person’s unique healing priorities are established, and specific techniques selected from a large database of therapeutic procedures are used to activate the innate healing mechanisms.
Kinesiology effects the way the body’s innate healing intelligence functions by assisting the body in its natural drive to restore balance, and therefore healthy neurological, emotional and physiological function.
What to expect when seeing a Kinesiologist
As a holistic therapy, Kinesiology is unique in that it treats the body as a whole; i.e. not the condition and not as a series of separate components. No two kinesiology consultations are the same – treatments are individually tailored to the client’s energetic system in that moment in time to achieve homeostasis. Muscle monitoring (or muscle testing) can indicate states of energetic imbalance and evaluates a summation of all the factors influencing the brain and central nervous system.
Furthermore, you do not need to be suffering from a ‘disease’ to benefit from kinesiology - a person may visit purely for a ‘balance session’ to fine tune their body if they just feel a little out of sorts. This makes kinesiology a wonderful preventative healthcare tool.
Some of the techniques available include:
- lymphatic massage
- hypertonic muscle release
- attention to reflex, trigger and body points
- flower essences
- meridian, chakra and auric field disruptions
Techniques are aimed at improving the following:
- Sports injuries
- Orthopaedic conditions
- Hormonal imbalances
- Emotional stress
- Muscle strengthening
- Immune responses to foods or environmental components
How was Kinesiology developed?
This non-invasive, energetic healing science stems from the growing research of Dr. George Goodheart DC in the 1960’s that highlighted how muscle testing (or muscle monitoring) could gather information from the body. Chiropractors embraced this system, called ‘Applied Kinesiology’ that touched on traditional Chinese medicine practices of acupressure and meridian systems of the body.
Dr. Goodheart found that by testing and correcting the muscles of patients he was able to support a deeper level of healing not available with chiropractic techniques alone.
By the early 1970s, Touch for Health was developed, establishing the concept of the body as a “Bio-computer”, the interface between subconscious and other body energy systems, including the meridian systems.