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." (Definition approved by the Australian Kinesiology Association 1999.)
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What can I expect to happen in a session?
The first session will usually begin with a detailed personal and medical history. We 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 movements for postural, orthopaedic, physical or brain functions assessments.
You will then be asked to lie on a massage table (remaining fully clothed). I will then begin muscle monitoring (applying gentle pressure to various muscles and in different positions) 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), acupressure, chiropractic and osteopathic structural techniques, homeopathy, counseling, lymphatic reflex points, chakra balancing, reflexology, crystals, nutritional testing and advice, and more.
Each session will be very unique and tailored to each client but expect to be involved!
What should I wear?
In every session you will remain fully clothed, although you will be asked to remove shoes and bulky jackets or coats. There is no specific attire required but as muscle monitoring is involved ladies may feel more comfortable in pants. Regardless a blanket or sheet will be available for modesty for those wearing skirts and dresses.
How does kinesiology work?
Kinesiology uses feedback from your body through a technique known as muscle monitoring, where gentle pressure is applied to muscles in various positions. How the muscle responds will indicate whether there is stress or not.
Is muscle monitoring a strength test?
No. Muscle testing is performed to give feedback on stress patterns within the body. Even the strongest of people have stresses and imbalances in their body, which will be identified through muscle testing.
What can kinesiology help with?
Almost anything! Stress can manifest itself in many different ways, physically, mentally and emotionally. Just some of the issues Holistic kinesiology can be used to work on are:
Holistic kinesiology is a Mind Body therapy that works on the body, mind, and emotions to facilitate change in your life. The results will be dependent on what you are working on and are different for everybody. Generally it can help reduce stress and therefore reduce and eliminate illness that arises from it. It can help change patterns and limiting beliefs that may have contributed to the stress or situation that you are in. You may have more energy and clearer thinking, as well as a general feeling of finding life easier to cope with.
The aim with a mind body approach is not only to address the issue you present with but provide a sense of empowerment through an understanding of the issues and stresses.
What is Mind Body Medicine?
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I am pregnant. Is kinesiology safe for me?
Yes! Kinesiology is very beneficial pre, post, and during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant please inform your therapist as they will modify certain aspects of the balance. If you are unable to lie on the treatment table you may remain seated during the session.
How often do I need to see a kinesiologist?
This will vary for each person and it will depend on what you would like to work on, but sessions are generally at 2-3 week intervals.
How many sessions will I need?
Every person is different, with different issues to work on, so the number of sessions required will be very individual. In a few instances clients will only require one session, but a typical treatment plan is to start with 6 sessions at 2 - 3 week intervals. After you intake and discussion a plan will be decided on at your first session.
What happens after a session?
Between sessions and depending on what you are working on you may be given "homework". This can be from a range of activities to support the work you have done during the session.
How much does it cost?
Initial consultations are generally 90 mins - $135 Follow up sessions are up to 75 mins - $135 For young children session times will be shorter (30-60 mins depending on age) - $90
Payment can me made in cash or by credit card (Visa, Visa debit, Mastercard or Mastercard debit only) and is to be made at the time of the session. Please note: due to the rising cost of credit card payment fees session payments made by card are $139.50 (for adults sessions). Cash payments are at the rates above.
If you need to cancel or change your appointment time please contact me on 0414 547 959. At least 24 hours notification for cancellation or reschedule is requested. Less than 24 hours' notice may incur a fee.
Please contact me if you have any questions or to find out more about how holistic kinesiology can help you.