“Kinesiology encompasses holistic health disciplines which use the gentle art of muscle monitoring to access information about a person’s well being. Originating in the 1970’s, it combines Western techniques and Eastern wisdom to promote physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Kinesiology identifies the elements which inhibit the body’s natural internal energies and accessing the life enhancing potential within the individual.”
Australian Kinesiology Association
Quite simply, the holistic practice uses gentle techniques to access the subconscious mind. These muscle-monitoring techniques are designed to gain accurate information about what is needed to help your mind, body and spirit. The goal of any holistic therapy is to restore balance in an individual and aid their body’s natural healing process. Kinesiology aims to do precisely that.
“The beauty of Kinesiology is that we can bypass the stories, agendas and (often) erroneous beliefs of the mind to determine what techniques will help bring your body back into balance.”
Kerry Rowett, practicing Kinesiologist (since 2009)
The therapy uses what is called muscle testing to access the muscular feedback from the body. You’ve probably experienced it at some point from a physician, chiropractor or holistic therapist. Ever had a test where the doctor asks you to stick out your arm and resist pressure? You try to keep your arm in the same place while he pushes down on it. Suddenly, and with the strangest sensation, your arm loses strength despite your efforts and falls to your side.
“The body is like an electrical piece of equipment, which is controlled by an incredibly complex computer, namely the brain. The brain is continually in communication with each of the 639 muscles in the body. If a muscle is electrically in balance, it is possible to measure a constant electrical signal from the brain to that muscle and back again, much the same as two faxes ‘talking’ to each other.
However, when the body is overstressed (through a chemical, emotional, structural or electrical cause), the electrical signals in one or more muscles go weak. It is like a fuse in your fusebox blowing. The body figures that it is better to blow a fuse than the whole thing. When you’re in a balanced state it is far easier to access your own wisdom so you can make decisions from a place of clarity.
This is the basis of muscle testing, which is the main tool used in kinesiology. For example, if a person has a particular muscle in their arm ‘out of balance’ (as we say), then they will not be able to hold their arm in a certain position when the kinesiologist applies pressure to it.”
Become qualified in Kinesiology
The fantastic thing about it, is that everyone is capable of doing it, even children. You don’t need to have a special knack for it, you don’t have to be gifted and it’s not a birth-given talent. What it is, is a career-enhancing skill that can be learned and applied to better yourself and those around you. At The School of Natural Health Sciences we offer a diploma-level qualification in Kinesiology. The course is suitable for you whether you’re a full-time student, beginner, or experienced professional.
The fun part starts right away, as the introductory lessons teach you how to muscle test, use muscle testing and work with meridian points. The therapy is particularly helpful with Allergy Testing, and combines well with many other holistic therapies. A valuable tool for any professional therapists tool-kit. With over 57 holistic therapy courses in our portfolio, we always have some great special offers going on. Do contact us with any questions, we’d love to hear from you!