Definition: Science of (‘ology’) Movement (‘Kinesis’)
Founded By: American chiropractor Dr George Goodheart in 1964 whilst the model of muscle testing was developed in the 1930s by Florence Kendall.
Therapy Type: Bodywork / Energy Healing
WHAT EXACTLY IS KINESIOLOGY?
Your Kinesiologist will employ muscle testing to identify problem areas. In order to assess muscle movement and response, the therapist will apply pressure to a clenched muscle whilst you resist the force. The practitioner during testing will be looking to identify a lack of nutrition or energy or a physical disorder that could be at the foundation of the problem, once the problem area has been discovered, the blood flow to the muscles and the stimulation of lymph secretion can then be encouraged through gentle and light pressure point massage, this restores harmony and balance through the body through the flow of energy. The lymph’s main function is to detoxify the muscles. Muscle function is important within the role of healing the body as when they receive an optimal supply of blood and lymph they function at their peak.
The Therapists role within your healing process can be wide ranging, they may deal with phobias, allergies, stress, nutritional disparity and they may instigate a process of detoxification. At your first and subsequent sessions your kinesiologist will discuss your condition and any progress, from there you will be advised upon further sessions that are needed.
Typically, many clients find six appointments usual, from there they may return for recommended follow-ups around three to four times per year. Kinesiology is also used in conjunction with homoeopathy, herbalism and osteopathy. Hence, it is advisable to contact an osteopath or chiropractor who is also qualified in kinesiology, for problems related to ligaments, muscles or bones. If however your condition is of an emotional or mental nature, contacting a psychotherapist or counselor, who practices kinesiology, would be recommended.
Most people find Kinesiology deeply relaxing and enjoy the tension it releases throughout the body. It is also extremely safe when carried out by a qualified Kinesiology practitioner. It is wise to carry out some research and select a therapist who is either a member of, or accredited by, an association or professional body such as the Kinesiology Association of New Zealand (KANZ). Kinesiologists are obligated to a code of ethics and procedure that determines the therapy is carried out in a suitable and safe environment. These regulations also guarantee a specialist who has undergone certifiable training and receives professional upskilling.
The Wellness Directory provides a ready-made referral list of certified Kinesiology Practitioners within your region. We fully encourage you to do some independent research by checking out individual credentials, i.e. experience, training, qualifications, relevant client feedback and so forth.
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