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Who is Balanced Wellness?

Since 2008 we have consistently led the field in professional, dependable, wellness solutions and guided thousands of clients to a place of wellness and empowerment.

We are well known to be the experts in our six key areas:

  • Stress and adrenals
  • Hormones
  • Digestion
  • Blood sugar stabilisation
  • Immunity
  • Anxiety and emotional transformation

Our success is the result of years of research to find the best solutions for our clients. We have walked these paths ourselves on the search for optimum health, and we know that our work is effective.

Our History

Balanced Wellness was founded in 2008 by Claire Snowdon-Darling who discovered Kinesiology and alternative health as part of her quest to get well. She was joined in 2011 by Laura Knowles, who too had been on a difficult health journey, and found Kinesiology to be highly effective. Together they quickly gained a reputation for offering a professional, effective approach to health.

In 2012, Tracey Cleeve joined the team who shares our values and vision but brings her own expertise of physical pain management.

Our Unique Approach

We believe in order to get really well it is important to look at all aspects of our life: nutrition, diet, toxic load, emotional health, fulfilment as well as the physical body.

We call this the #emotionhealthconnection and the “whole health approach”.

Our approach combines Kinesiology techniques with nutritional support and emotional coaching to get to the root cause of symptoms. This approach is not only effective it means our clients develop real understanding as to the causes of their symptoms and become empowered to make decisions based on that knowledge.

We are the first alternative health practitioners in the UK to have created a medically admired IBS protocol alongside a leading Gastroenterologist.

Having taught different types of kinesiology to the highest levels and trained in many different therapies we could see the gaps in the solutions offered by alternative health.

This realisation led to the creation of Functional Kinesiology. 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.

Welcome to Balanced Wellness, we are proud to be the UK’s leading alternative health experts.

We believe that health can be achieved naturally, that if the body is given the right tools it can achieve balance.

We believe that if we take responsibility for our health and become more educated around food and lifestyle choices we will be less reliant on Doctor’s and medication which often have side effects.

We believe there is an alternative. And we are that alternative.

As an organisation we are fully committed to 100% natural and organic products because we believe that the food we eat and our lifestyle choices must be safe and not deplete the body or planet.

The History of 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.

Dr Goodheart discovered that 42 muscles have an “organ-meridian-muscle” connection and when we find these “unlocking” muscles we are able to have a dialogue with the body to establish underlying issues.

This is called The Theory Of Muscle Testing.

How Does a Kinesiologist Work?

Once we have identified the unlocking muscles and underlying issues we work with all the aspects of the human body in the following way using what we call the BEES (Biochemical, Emotional, Electrical, Structural):

  • Biochemical – we look at nutrition, diet and food sensitivities and make sure that you are eating the right thing to create optimal health
  • Emotional – We have a toolkit of excellent techniques to support emotional transformation and our practitioners are highly trained to “hold emotional space” and support you to navigate emotions like anxiety in practical and effective manner.
  • Electrical – Our bodies work using electricity, there are popular modalities aimed at rebalancing the energetic or electrical field of the body but in functional kinesiology we get to use these alongside the other tools in our toolkit.
  • Structural – From back issues to muscle pain to clamped jaws and ileo-cecal valve malfunctions, no “whole health” therapy would be complete without the bodywork to rebalance these issues.

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 type of Kinesiology does a Balanced Wellness Practitioner use?

A Balanced Wellness practitioner is a highly trained kinesiologist. Functional Kinesiology offers the cutting-edge research and testing capability of Functional Nutrition but at a more affordable price with immediate results due to the use of muscle testing as opposed to lab testing.

If lab testing is required, we can offer this to you through Genova Diagnostics.

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.

The work we do in Balanced Wellness provides essential foundations for any of this advanced work and, in most cases is enough to manage symptoms, however occasionally other options are required.

This unique and collaborative approach means that you can be sure you are on the right path because we will be honest with you about how we can help and also our limitations.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of Kinesiology sessions varies on the person, their symptoms, 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.

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.

Since 2008 we have consistently led the field in professional, dependable, wellness solutions and guided hundreds of clients to a place of wellness and empowerment.

We are well known to be the specialists in blood sugars, adrenal health, hormones, digestion, immune and emotional transformation. Our success is the result of literally thousands of hours researching and trialling the best solutions for our clients. We have walked these paths ourselves on the search for optimum health and we know what we offer works.

We are proud to be the UK’s leading alternative health experts.

We work with clients who have

  • IBS, SIBO and digestive conditions
  • Blood sugar instability and diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • High triglycerides
  • Fatigue / tiredness / ME / CFS
  • Stress / anxiety
  • Menstrual cycle irregularities and fertility issues
  • Menopause difficulties
  • Weight instability
  • Headaches / migraines
  • Back / Neck / Shoulder / Wrist / Knee Pain
  • Autoimmune conditions