What is Kinesiology?


“Kinesiology has transformed my health, not just the process itself but also learning more about my condition and how to manage it nutritionally and emotionally. I would recommend the process of Kinesiology with all my heart” – Louise, Emsworth

The History of Kinesiology

Our practitioners offer a variety of different therapies and disciplines within their practices but at the core of their work is Kinesiology.

Kinesiology was discovered by Dr. George Goodheart in the 1960′s. He was the first to identify that there were muscles that were not ‘locking’ or working which meant other muscles became painful and overused. Where traditional therapies focus on the painful muscle, Kinesiology identifies the root cause of the problem – the muscles that are not functioning and uses techniques to turn those muscles on.

Kinesiology uses the theory of muscle testing to discover the underlying causes contributing to health issues – be it physical, nutritional or emotional. The body clearly communicates to the practitioner what is needed.

How Does a Kinesiologist Work?

Once the root cause is identified, we support you with Kinesiology techniques, nutritional recommendations, structural work, energy reflexes and emotional coaching to guide you back to your full health potential.


Why is Kinesiology Unique?

The toolbox of techniques at the hands of a skilled Kinesiologist far exceeds the offering from many other therapies, allowing the Kinesiology practitioner to fully support you on your health journey.

Because of today’s unnatural farming methods and our tendency to eat processed and microwaved foods most people in the UK are deficient in vital nutrients. During your Kinesiology appointment it is likely that you will be recommended a programme of supplements to aid your recovery. These will be charged separately.

What does a Kinesiologist do?

We use a whole health approach called the BEES which stands for Biochemical, Emotional, Electrical and Structural.

  1. Biochemical includes diet, food intolerances, targeted supplementation
  2. Emotional includes coaching with beliefs, behaviours, emotions, core wounds to heal the pass and move confidently forward into the future
  3. Electrical includes working with energetic points on the body and balancing the acupuncture meridians without needles
  4. Structural includes correcting posture and important structure alignments such as the Ileo-caecal valve for IBS or correcting jaw problems (TMJ).

What type of Kinesiology does a Balanced Wellness Practitioner use?

A Balanced Wellness practitioner has a deeper skillset and combines traditional Kinesiology techniques with the latest Functional Nutritional science. These “Functional Kinesiology” protocols focus on our six key areas

    1. Blood Sugar Balancing
    2. Stress and Adrenal Health including anxiety
    3. Hormone Balancing including menopause
    4. Digestive Health including IBS
    5. Immune System Health
    6. Emotional Wellbeing

How many sessions will I need?

The number of Kinesiology sessions varies on the person, their problems and how well they follow any changes recommended to their diet and lifestyle. Generally, people feel a significant improvement within their first one to three appointments. Once optimum health has been attained, regular appointments keep the body balanced and prevent further ill health.

What happens in a Kinesiology appointment?

Firstly, choose and book an appointment with one of our team. Once you have booked and paid for your session you will be sent a weblink with important information for you to watch and read ahead of your appointment.

The web page will also include forms to complete and diet information so you can get started before you see your practitioner.

In the session the practitioner will go over your health history and discuss dietary tweaks including potential food intolerances and they will build a bespoke treatment plan according to your symptoms.

To test for imbalances and the correct supplementation, we use muscle testing as pioneered by Dr George Goodheart, for immediate feedback from the body. We then correct any imbalances using a variety of tools and techniques, including the recommendation of targeted nutritional supplementation or bioidentical hormones and give you a clear homework plan to support your progress.

How long is a Kinesiology appointment?

The first Kinesiology appointment will take approximately 60-90 minutes, subsequent sessions are 50 minutes. Prior to the first session, all new clients will be required to fill in a comprehensive medical history questionnaire and consent form. Contact us and speak with a practitioner today.

Will I need any lab tests?

A Balanced Wellness practitioner is a highly trained kinesiologist. Functional Kinesiology offers the cutting-edge research and an alterative to lab testing but at a more affordable price with immediate results.

We can also order lab tests if necessary and work with Genova Diagnostics, Nordic Labs and Healthpath.

Where issues are out of our remit and you require specific medical prescriptions, we work with a team of excellent doctors and will refer you to the appropriate Functional Medicine practitioner. An example would be if you require medication for SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) we will recommend you work with a Gastroenterologist or if you required specific HRT then we would recommend the right Endocrinologist.

What is Functional Kinesiology?

Functional Kinesiology is a fusion of different types of kinesiology, functional nutrition and emotional coaching. It’s purpose is to provide an effective solution to the global health crisis and the issues experienced by our clients.

Functional Kinesiology focuses on the interplay between hormones which is an overlooked area of not only other kinesiology’s but also functional nutrition and understanding this interplay allows clients to make informed choices about diet and lifestyle and how these impact on their health.

At the core of this work is The Triangle Of Hormonal Health. Many symptoms such as digestive and immune issues are the victims of a hormonal imbalance. Trying to work with the issue itself doesn’t deal with the root cause and therefore lasting change is unlikely.

A Functional Kinesiologist is looking for the hormonal imbalance and how to support it with diet, nutrition, lifestyle and emotional techniques.

Functional Kinesiology was accredited by The Kinesiology Federation in 2019 as a recognised practitioner training pathway and this original material is taught through The College Of Functional Wellness.