What is Kinesiology?

Kinesiology is an amazing healing modality that is most easily recognised by the use of muscle monitoring to obtain feedback from the client relative to the issue they are presenting with. Muscle monitoring is a non-invasive skill that requires years of practice in order to become truly proficient at it.  It involves gently monitoring the status of a muscle, usually a muscle in the forearm, and detecting when there is a change in the state of the muscle in relation to a particular stress.

One of the things I love about kinesiology is that it is very specific to each individual. For example, the root cause of one person’s back pain may be completely different to what is causing somebody else’s back pain. It works on many different levels, including the physical, etheric, emotional, mental, and spiritual planes. It is very effective at uncovering and clearing any blockages or obstacles that may be preventing the body’s innate healing mechanisms from operating as they should. In some ways, it’s like a choose-your-own adventure mystery novel in every session. You never know what direction the session is going to head and where you are going to end up!

Using feedback from the client, via muscle monitoring, it is possible to identify stress that is being held on a conscious, subconscious, or unconscious level and gain awareness about how this is playing out in your life. Sometimes it may be necessary to do an age recession to a particular time in their past, or even investigate a previous life (if the client is open to that), in order for the client to gain further understanding around their issue. It can be used to identify any limiting beliefs, values, behaviours, or ways we have of perceiving a situation that are preventing us from finding a creative positive solution.

Kinesiology is a wonderful blend of both eastern and western medicine.  Some kinesiologies incorporate a very detailed and scientific understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the body with the ancient traditions of Chinese medicine and the chakra and nadi principles of Indian philosophy. There are many different tools used to restore appropriate energy flow relevant to any stresses identified throughout the session. The use of these tools is guided by feedback from the client and encompasses (but is in no way limited to) methods such as:

  • Acupressure points
  • Chakra balancing techniques
  • Meridian balancing techniques
  • Nadi and chi flow procedures
  • Essences, e.g. Australian bush flower essences, Bach flower remedies
  • Essential oils
  • Sound, e.g. tuning forks, singing bowls
  • Colour
  • Crystals
  • Auric field work
  • Neuroemotional points
  • Neurolymphatic points
  • Neurovascular points
  • Symbols
  • Sacred geometry
  • Tarot or oracle cards
  • Visualisation

There are many different types of kinesiology and each one has something special and different to offer. I have studied 3 different kinesiology modalities (PKP, NK, and LEAP) and have incorporated various aspects from each one into my current practice.