Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to your most commonly asked questions can be found here. Please give us a call or send an email if you have not found the answer or would like to find out more about how holistic kinesiology can help YOU.
What is Muscle Monitoring?
Muscle monitoring is done by the Kinesiologist placing a muscle into a specific position and apply-ing light pressure in order to establish the muscle’s response. The response provides an indication as to whether or not the body is holding stress in relation to the muscle, energy meridian or issue. It is a simple and gentle process and is the Kinesiologist’s main assessment tool.
What Do You Mean By Stress?
Stress can be structural, chemical (nutrition), electrical (brain integration) or emotional in nature. When something is causing stress to the body the muscles will respond accordingly when moni-tored.
Traditional Chinese medicine principles state that ‘stress’ blocks the flow of energy or “Qi” (pro-nounced chi) in and around the body. This subsequently affects the functioning of organs, glands, muscles and systems of the body which in turn affects overall health and wellbeing.
Stress may be conscious or unconscious and is often hidden under several layers. Dramatic changes can be seen once the bottom causal layer of the stress is dealt with and resolved.
Kinesiology enables us to deal with all the layers of stress to uncover and release the core ‘stress’ layer, thereby freeing you of the stress and/or giving you and your body ways to manage and cope with the stress, which will facilitate natural healing and wellbeing.
Is Kinesiology a Form of Medical Treatment?
Your Kinesiologist will not diagnose, treat or work with named diseases. You may have a medical issue. She will simply balance your body’s energy to put it in the best possible frame to utilise its own healing abilities, which may assist with that issue.
Kinesiology can help with a wide range of health issues however you don’t need to be sick to bene-fit from Kinesiology. It can help you make positive changes and improve your overall health and wellbeing in many different ways.
Is it Safe?
Yes, Kinesiology is a recognised natural therapy. It is completely safe with no negative side effects. It is fully guided by your muscles’ responses and is done in complete privacy.
What can I expect to happen in a session?
The first session will usually begin with a detailed personal and medical history. Kinesiologist will discuss with you what you would like to work on and a treatment plan. During the session there may be some counseling that takes place and you could be asked to perform some physical move-ments for postural, orthopaedic, physical or brain functions assessments.
You will then be asked to lie on a massage table (remaining fully clothed). Gentle muscle monitor-ing will be used to identify stresses within the body and mind, whilst counseling and discussing findings. A range of techniques may be used from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupres-sure, chiropractic and osteopathic structural techniques, homeopathy, counseling, lymphatic reflex points, chakra balancing, reflexology, crystals, nutritional testing and advice, and more.
Each session is unique and tailored to each client but expect to be involved!
How Many Appointments Will I Need?
Depending on your issue you may achieve the results you are after in one session however it is ben-eficial to have a few balances in order to stabilise and reinforce changes to enable your body to get used to a different and new way of thinking. Kinesiology is generally fast and effective with lasting results.
How Long Does a Balance / Session Take?
Each session will generally take 1½ hours to enable your therapist to take an appropriate client his-tory and get a good insight into what you are aiming to achieve. As you become more familiar with the therapy some sessions may only require 60 mins.
What Do I Wear For My Appointment?
Kinesiology is done when you are fully dressed, however, to feel comfortable you may wish to wear shorts or pants, which allow flexible movement. You will likely be lying on a massage table and there may be some leg movements involved.
Do I Need to Bring Anything With Me?
No, you don’t need to bring anything specific with you. If you are on medication or supplements you may wish to bring them with you and we can muscle test for compatibility with your body.
What is The Difference Between The Various Types of Kinesiology?
One major difference between the Kinesiology practiced at pH Clinic and some others is the length of training. The Professional Kinesiology Practice (PKP) course is 3-4 years long and involves many hours of study with hands-on experience. Some Kinesiology training courses are just a few months in length or even weekends. Whilst these short courses are a good and useful complement to other forms of therapy, PKP Kinesiology can be an excellent complete therapy in itself.
Another difference is the Holistic approach to Kinesiology treatment. This approach involves incor-porating all aspects of the client – what is happening with them on a physical level and psychological level and the relationships between the two. It also uses constitutional analysis and considers environmental and lifestyle factors.
Integrating both the mind (neurology, emotions and psychology) and body (structure and biochem-istry) in treatment and their impact on each other allows for the client to understand the cause of their stress or illness. This understanding places the client in a far more empowered position as they realise the role they play in their healing.