What is Kinesiology

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Kinesiology is an energetic and holistic therapy that looks at a person or animal as a whole. It stems from a combination of Western techniques, Chiropractic methods and Traditional Chinese Medicine. It can help many health issues by working to balance all systems of the body, whether mental, emotional, physical or biochemical. It utilizes techniques such as acupressure, gentle structural manipulation, meridian balancing, massage, nutritional support, spinal reflexes, emotional stress release, flower essences, homeopathic remedies, musculoskeletal palpitations, neurovascular and neurolymphatic systems and more.

Definition: From the British Houses of Parliament “Kinesiology, literally the study of body movement, encompasses holistic health disciplines which use gentle manual muscle testing to monitor information about a person’s or animal’s well-being. It originated in the 1960’s combining Western techniques with Eastern wisdom to promote physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Kinesiology identifies factors which block the body’s natural healing process. These dysfunctions are rectified by attention to reflex and acupressure points, the use of specific body movement and nutritional support. Kinesiology can relieve pain, stress, muscular and nervous disorders; detect allergies and nutritional deficiencies; assist with psychological and learning problems, stimulate energies and release untapped potential.”


All living beings have been born with the ability to naturally heal their own bodies. Unfortunately, due to our modern lifestyles, incorrect eating habits, changes in the environment and other stress factors, our body’s ability to naturally heal itself decreases as the stress in our bodies are locked into our cells creating disruption and imbalances in our whole system. Kinesiology reduces the stress placed on the body by identifying the root cause of these imbalances. Neural pathways are stimulated to facilitate new learning, repair damage to organs, meridians, chakras and release stress locked in the cells caused by long term stress.

Kinesiology facilitates the body’s innate healing mechanism by releasing and diffusing these disruptions and imbalances, so that the body can return to a state of homeostasis (balance). The Kinesiologist use muscle monitoring as a biofeedback and verification system. It receives information via the nerve pathways and the meridian system of the brain and body; and accesses the conscious, subconscious and body memory to promote enhancement of your whole being. After all, the body knows best what it needs.


Kinesiology works exactly the same way for animals as it does for humans. The only difference is that there are human and animal specific information and correction techniques and both can be utilized for an animal. Since one cannot ask an animal to give its arm/leg for muscle testing, a human surrogate (mostly the owner / handler) is needed when working on an animal for the muscle testing part. The corrections however are done mostly on the animal itself.

Some issues that can be addressed by Kinesiology:
  •  Allergies
  • Behavioral issues
  • Digestive issues
  • Energy imbalances
  • Emotional, mental and environmental stress
  • Gait point integration
  • Immune system imbalances
  • Mental and physical coordination
  • Muscle and joint issues
  • Nutritional stress (excess / deficiencies)
  • Pain & injuries
  • Post op recovery
  • Skin issues
  • Spinal imbalances

Kinesiology looks beyond the symptoms. It does not treat named diseases, nor diagnose them but focus on the underlying cause of the problem. It is non-invasive, drug free and can support other treatments such as rehabilitation, acupuncture, medication, veterinary treatment, hydrotherapy and chiropractic, to name just a few.

Kinesiology does not replace veterinarian care.
Always contact your veterinarian in an emergency.


A detailed history and medical background will be taken by means of a consultation form. At the beginning of the first session we will discuss the information and the course of treatment, followed by the bodywork.

Kinesiology is a gentle and non-invasive therapy and does not cause any pain or discomfort to you or your animal. I do however take the utmost care to work according to your animals’ needs and comfort level.

A session normally lasts between 60min – 90 minutes and after each session I will check whether your animal is in need of another session, support or any other treatment modalities.

In the event that your animal is not able to be present, I can however still work through distance healing. All this requires is a human surrogate and a lock of hair from your animal; as kinesiology works with the bodies’ energy. The great thing with regards to distance healing is that I can work with an animal even if it is based in another region or country. A photo can also be utilized if hair is not available.