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What is Kinesiology?

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The question I get asked every time I say what I do for a living, is “What is kinesiology?” So here is a little article to try to address this question.

Firstly, it isn’t like massage or Reiki or anything else. It’s totally unique. It works on the principle of muscle testing to guide the treatment session. Very simply, the client sticks out an arm or leg and the kinesiologist presses down on it. The client resists with a gentle pressure. According to what is being tested, the muscle may or may not hold the limb in place. This is not to do with strength, in fact the pressure used is very light. It is to do with the integrity of the muscle in relation to the question being asked. Any stress will cause the muscle integrity to reduce. By asking various questions or getting the client to say statements, we can see which ones cause stress and which ones cause strength.

This is then used to find a series of relevant corrections (read: mini treatments) to rebalance the energy of the client, and remove the initial stress. Each can last from anywhere between a couple of minutes to maybe 10-15 minutes. The set of corrections each kinesiologist uses will depend on the courses they’ve done and so will vary between practitioners. They fall into categories or electrical (brain integration), emotional, nutritional and structural and include (but are not limited to) acupressure, Bach flower remedies, nutritional advice and muscular corrections.

I do a branch of kinesiology called 3 in1 Concepts. I work on helping clients remove stress from their lives. Stress often comes from situations where we feel our ability to make a choice has been removed or restricted in some way. One of the things we work with is our belief systems. The second thing is resolving the past. Both have created the life we live today, but our perception of both can be changed to free us to create the life we actually want.

I work with the client seated, although some corrections require the client to stand.

The first session includes the initial consultation, where I question the client about their current and previous health and their lifestyle choices. This gives me an overall picture of the person I’m working with and helps me to understand them and see how things improve as the treatment progresses. For this reason, we do less kinesiology on the first session.

All sessions include some talking and some kinesiology. The amounts vary according to the client’s needs and also vary between sessions.

It’s usual for clients to come for 3 sessions initially. Unless you are very used to holistic treatments or healings, it can take a while for the body to understand and respond deeply to a new therapy. However clients usually notice a difference after the first session.

Sessions last one hour and cost £50.

This article comes from a series of blog articles I originally posted on my website. For the full articles, please click here.

Ros Kitson

Ros Kitson is a professional kinesiologist and practises Three in One Kinesiology and Face Reading at The Wellbeing Centre. She also has qualifications in Nutrition, Anatomy and Physiology, and Counselling.

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