Can I place my hand on my heart and say, “Kinesiology transformed my life”? The answer is undeniably yes. I booked in for my first kinesiology session because of chronic wrist pain. Short of taking steroid injections, I had exhausted every treatment options that I knew of. Little did I know that it would be the beginning of a remarkable journey of self-discovery as I bear witness to the continual unfoldment of my True purpose. Yes, the tangible physical and emotional stress can and will dissolve but it is what lies beyond the physical dimension that is profoundly transformational.
Perhaps it is not so accidental that you have stumbled across this page on kinesiology, and you too are ready to take your first steps towards the less familiar territory of energy work for maintaining health and wellbeing. Try it, you may be pleasantly surprised.
-Jo (Kinesiologist & Mind Body Medicine Practitioner)
WHAT IS HOLISTIC KINESIOLOGY?
“Kinesiology encompasses holistic health disciplines which use the gentle art of muscle monitoring to access information about a person’s wellbeing. Originating in the 1970s, it combines Western techniques and Eastern wisdom to promote physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Kinesiology identifies the elements which inhibit the body’s natural internal energies and accessing the life enhancing potential within the individual.”
(Definition approved by the Australian Kinesiology Association 1999.)
Holistic Kinesiology is a field of Kinesiology that integrates traditional kinesiology with other key areas of complementary medicine such as counselling, acupressure, vibrational medicine, nutrition science and primitive reflex therapies. Compared to traditional kinesiology, this holistic approach further helps to bring about the right conditions within a person to allow for natural healing to occur.
When we think of “healing”, we often think of physical ailments, illnesses, diseases. The truth is, our natural state of being encompasses more than just being physically well. When our body mind and spirit are in harmony, we experience an amazing state of wellness and vitality. This is what kinesiology can help you achieve.
HOW DOES KINESIOLOGY WORK?
There are several fundamental principles in Kinesiology. First is the recognition that the body has an in-built ability to heal. Yes, we are all born natural healers! What stops the body from healing is obstruction to the flows of energy (called meridians) in the body. Second is the association of the meridians to specific muscles, tissues and organs of the body. The ‘health’ of the meridian pathways or how freely the energy is flowing through it, can be evaluated by testing the function of the muscles, which in turn reflect the body’s overall state of structural chemical, or emotional balance. Interference to the body’s energy pathways can manifest in conditions such as chronic pain, poor organ function, muscle weakness, skin conditions, anxiety, depression, poor metabolism, nerve pain… the list goes on.
The third fundamental principle of Kinesiology is the ability to use muscle monitoring to access information from the subconscious which holds every feeling, thought, emotion and memory we have ever experienced in our life. It also knows exactly what body needs to return to a state of ‘Flow’. Why this is so powerful is that it not only helps bring forth the likely cause of the existing stress patterns to your awareness, it can also identify the priority healing needs to bring the body back into harmony. Often, once a priority imbalance has been addressed, you will see that other related imbalances also disappear.
WHY SEE A KINESIOLOGIST?
The benefits of kinesiology are wide ranging. Some examples of conditions that have seen marked improvements or have completely disappeared after kinesiology sessions that I have personally facilitated include:
• Anxiety and depression
• Grief and loss
• Chronic pain
• Shoulder & neck tension
• Skin conditions
• Work performance issues
• Relationship issues
• Sciatic nerve pain
• Digestive disorders
• Chronic cough
WHAT HAPPENS IN A KINESIOLOGY SESSION?
A typical session would start with us having a chat about your chief complaint for that day. We would explore when the issue started to occur, what was happening in your life at the time, what it is that you want to achieve out of the session. We then use muscle monitoring* to see if there is anything else that needs to be brought to your awareness. It could be, for example, an emotion, an event, past trauma or possible biochemical imbalances. We spend the last part of the session facilitating the clearing of the related stress that is in some way inhibiting your natural healing process. If it is your first session, we would also go through a detailed intake of your medical and lifestyle history – we are treating the whole person, not just the symptoms!
*It is important to note that muscle monitoring, as used by Kinesiologists, does not measure raw physical strength. A stress response is not a sign of weakness, it is simply information being communicated from your body.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
That really varies from person to person and depends how ‘deep’ the energetic blocks are. From experience, the more open you are to what comes up and feel ready to face what can sometimes be uncomfortable truths about yourself, the quicker the shift. However, we must never forget that this is a journey of love and compassion, not a race. Having said that, some people experience shifts after one session, some after three or four. Some may not notice that there has been been a shift until they find themselves responding differently in familiar situations or they begin to notice that they are attracting different circumstances into their experience.
Jo is available for appointments now. Bookings can be made online via our website or by contacting us by email or phone.