What happens in a Kinesiology session?
The first session starts with a discussion about your personal and medical history. If you are coming to a Kinesiology session, you are coming for a reason. So, we discuss the goals that you want to attain. They could be anything from reducing pain and stress, making a life change, unblocking a part of your life that you are struggling with or to prevent illness and disease.
Kinesiology can be performed seated, standing or lying down. Most clients prefer to lie down on the massage table as it provides an opportunity to fully relax.
Gentle muscle testing will be used to identify the stresses related to your goal. These could be physical, chemical, emotional, energetic or spiritual. A range of techniques based on both modern anatomy and physiology and ancient medicine is used to clear the blockages. The session also involves talking about the blockages and defining actions in your life.
Each session is tailored to the client needs dependent on their need, their preferences and their life stage.
What is muscle testing?
Manual muscle testing is done by the Kinesiologist placing a muscle into a specific position and applying 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 your goal for the session. Chiropractors may use this technique to identify blockages related (mainly) to the functional movement of a client. However, in a Kinesiology session, the muscle testing is used in a broader way to understand blockages to a goal of any kind.
How many appointments will I need?
It depends. Kinesiology can be used for so many things. If you are coming for a chronic pain issue, or anxiety imbalance, it is suggested that three to five sessions are booked in quick succession (fortnightly). Chronic issues usually have many layers and your body will usually require a few sessions to strip those back and get to the root cause so that it can clear.
If you are coming for an issue that you just can’t work out why you can’t resolve it (and normally you would be able to), for example a conflict at work, you may only need one session to find awareness that allows you to approach things a different way.
Some clients use Kinesiology as a preventative health measure or for spiritual and emotional growth. For this reason, a client may see a Kinesiologist every month to keep them well in their body, mind and spirit.
What do I wear to my appointment?
Kinesiology is done full clothed. It is best to come in comfortable clothes if possible. However, some people come in their work attire which is also fine.
What should I do prior to my appointment and what do I bring with me to my appointment?
You don’t need to bring anything. However, you may wish to bring things specific to your goals. For example, If you are on medication or supplements, you may wish to bring them with you to have them muscle tested for compatibility with your body.
It's best if you don't drink alcohol or take recreational drugs on the same day as the appointment. If this is not possible for you, please let me know as soon as you arrive at the session.
How do I select a Kinesiologist?
Personal recommendation is still the most common way that Kinesiologists gain clients. This is probably because up until recently Kinesiology was not a nationally accredited health modality by mainstream health. Its effectiveness has not changed and there has always been excellent Kinesiologists, however the broader community views have changed. This has allowed Kinesiology to gain greater mainstream support.
The Australian Kinesiology Diploma is now accredited by ASQUA (the Australian National Training). Check the Kinesiologist has qualifications and is a member of a reputable institute e.g. The International Institute of Complementary Therapists, the Australian Institute of Kinesiologists or Australian Kinesiology Association.
Health rebates were available through some private health insurers in the last decade however from 2019, health rebates are no longer available for Kinesiology. This is due to changes in coverage for many natural therapies e.g. yoga, Pilates, naturopathy, herbalism and kinesiology in an effort to reduce private health insurance premiums.
Please don't hesitate to contact Jessica using the email form below or call her 0403 481 399.