For those of you that have no knowledge or limited knowledge of Kinesiology, it is a holistic touch therapy that links the tradition of Chinese acupuncture meridians and energy balancing with Western muscle testing, anatomy and physiology. It is a gentle, non-invasive therapy and can be used to help in the treatment of all types of problems.
My first personal experience of Kinesiology was about 20 years ago. I had noticed that the condition of my skin had deteriorated and after consulting with my GP and a dermatologist I discovered conventional medicine could do little for me. I was convinced it was because something I was eating was disagreeing with my body system and I had heard that some food intolerances/allergies could cause skin problems. A work colleague recommended I visit a Kinesiologist for ‘allergy testing’ but what I discovered was so much more.
I had no idea what to expect on my first visit and what I found was a holistic therapy that was to become one of my life’s passions. I had 3 visits with a Kinesiologist over the next 12 months and with some very small changes to my diet my skin was glowing and blemish free!
Kinesiology is not just ‘allergy testing’, although this is one of the many techniques that can be used, it is much more than that. Kinesiology itself can be defined as the art and science of muscle testing or muscle monitoring. Muscle Testing is used to detect imbalances in the body which may relate to stress, nutrition, food sensitivities, learning difficulties, dyslexia, pain, injuries etc. I trained as a Kinesiologist some years later. I learned to looks at the whole person in terms of their structure (physical), mental (emotional) and biochemical (nutrition). I learned to balance the body by releasing energy blocks, eliminating toxins, reducing tension and enhancing the body’s natural ability to heal.
I have worked with clients over 20 years with a variety of issues. Some of the most common issues that benefit from Kinesiology treatments are: stress management, fatigue, improved posture, nutritional deficiencies and excesses, past trauma, fears & phobias and learning difficulties. In truth the list is endless. There are many areas of Kinesiology that I chose study; Touch for Health, Wellness Kinesiology, P.R.A.N.A., Brain Gym, Neuro Energetic Kinesiology are some of the therapies I bring into my sessions with clients.
Touch for Health is a branch of Kinesiology, available to non-professionals, which is a practical guide to natural health using acupressure, touch and massage to improve postural balance and reduce physical pain, mental pain and tension. I teach small groups this 4 weekend programme 3 times a year. There are no prerequisites for learning Touch for Health; it is a community based program which is now taught in over sixty countries worldwide. Anyone can learn it, whether they want to use Touch for Health for family and friends or have it as the basis for a Kinesiology career.
Another of the truly amazing benefits of Kinesiology/Touch for Health is that as a therapist, I have adapted the techniques to compliment my other therapies that I have in my toolkit. Examples for those therapies would be CranioSacral Therapy, Aromatherapy, Reiki, I.E.T., and Swiss Reflex Therapy. My hope for the future is that many more people would benefit from all of the wonderful techniques it has to offer.