What is Kinesiology?

What is Kinesiology?

kinesiology_lauraSo what is Kinesiology? It is a good question. And we, as practitioners, get asked that question a lot especially as it’s relatively unknown in this country.

Kinesiology literally translated means ‘the study or science of movement’.

There are a few different types of Kinesiology out there just to make things nice and confusing – Systematic Kinesiology, Applied Kinesiology and Three in One Kinesiology to name a few.

We specialise in Systematic Kinesiology which was born out of the work of Dr George Goodheart in the 1960’s who originally developed Applied Kinesiology.

At the heart of Systematic Kinesiology is the theory of muscle testing. We have 45 muscles in our bodies which are connected by neuro pathways to different organs. By applying pressure to a muscle to gauge its response, a Kinesiologist is able to have ‘bio-feedback’ with that organ meridian and uncover the underlying cause of health problems and symptoms.

Once the cause is identified, a Systematic Kinesiologist supports the individual using

  • Kinesiology techniques
  • Nutritional testing and recommendations
  • Body work and lymphatic massage
  • Acupuncture energy reflexes
  • Emotional support and release

The toolbox of techniques at the hands of skilled Kinesiologist far exceeds the offering from many other therapies.

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. A Kinesiology appointment takes approximately 90-120 minutes, follow up sessions are usually 60 minutes. Monthly appointments are usually the norm.

Kinesiology is a safe, powerful and effective therapy. Because of the techniques we use in the clinic  a client usually leaves a Systematic Kinesiology session feeling very different from when they walked through the door and this is what makes this type of Kinesiology very unique and special.

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