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What is kinesiology?

Kinesiology is a gentle form of communication with the body to find out what it needs for optimum health and wellbeing. Using muscle testing, feedback is gathered about the body's current state, what is causing the body stress and the levels of stress it is in, and what it needs to destress so it can heal and regain balance. This holistic and non-invasive healthcare modality is suitable for anyone of any age and gets to the root cause of the problem rather than just focusing on symptom management.

Kinesiology was first developed in the 1960s by George Goodheart, a chiropractor, and it has continually been developed and redefined by world leaders in kinesiology. Based on eastern energetic health systems and the western knowledge of anatomy and physiology, kinesiology safely addresses the root cause of an issue and doesn't just focus on symptom management.


What does it mean if we're imbalanced?

During our lifetime, we come up against many challenging situations that can cause us stress. Our body stores this stress on a physical, emotional, mental and/or spiritual level and, over time, this store level of stress increases. As the levels of stress continue to rise, our body, tired of compensating, starts to show signs of imbalance.

Some examples of stress are birth trauma, antibiotics, toxins, emotional and/or physical trauma, retained reflexes, injuries, relationship issues, medications, viruses, bacteria, parasites, and even inherited genetic stresses from your parents. Over time, the stresses start to disrupt the functions and systems of the body, including the endocrine system, the digestive system, hormone levels, our ability to detox, our ability to tolerate foods, the gut microbiome, the immune system and our mental and emotional wellbeing.

All this stress puts the body into a flight or fight response, which, over time, can cause an inflammatory state due to the prolonged release of stress hormones. According to Doctor Chris Kresser, "Inflammation is at the root of nearly all modern disease, including diabetes, Alzheimer's, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, allergies, asthma and arthritis. So perhaps it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that depression is also caused by inflammation. The downside of this connection is that our modern diet and lifestyle are full of factors that provoke inflammation – and thus cause disease. The upside is that if we address these factors and reduce inflammation, we can prevent and even reverse chronic inflammatory diseases."

Another cause of imbalance can be our unconscious patterns and beliefs that we tend to live our lives by. Think negative self talk, self-sabotaging, lack of self-worth, archetypal behaviour, not loving ourselves, putting others' wellbeing before our own, and the inherited patterns and examples from our parents. These patterns and beliefs cause blocks and stand in the way of us being able to move forward and achieve our dreams and goals. This causes the body stress on an emotional, mental and/or spiritual level, which can then go on to manifest as physical symptoms.


How can kinesiology help?

Kinesiology can identify these blocks, these patterns of behaviour, the stresses being held in the body on an emotional, physical, mental and spiritual level and find out where they're being held, what symptoms they're creating, what needs to be cleared and how in order for the body to release the stress and come back into a state of balance.


By enabling this information to be brought to the surface, recognised and cleared, kinesiology can then help to reframe past stress into positive steps and goals moving forward.

Do you want to feel vital, healthy and balanced? Kinesiology can help all people of all ages and is a powerful tool to help you create the life you want. Here are just some of the ways kinesiology can help you:

  • Improve health and wellbeing

  • Increase energy

  • Enhance learning abilities

  • Manage stress

  • Balance the adrenals

  • Get your body baby ready

  • Fertility health

  • Pregnancy support

  • Empowered birth

  • Overcome past trauma

  • Clear toxins

  • Strengthen the immune system

  • Balance hormones

  • Balance inherited issues such as MTHFR gene mutation and methylation and pyrrole

  • Manage emotions

  • Reduce digestive stress, IBS, leaky gut and food intolerances

  • Balance allergies and skin issues such as rashes, psoriasis and eczema

  • Pain management, including balancing structural issues

  • Reframe belief systems

  • Release fear and anxiety

Please see the other pages for more information on what happens in a session and how kinesiology can help you. Or contact me for more information and to book a session.


"Our main philosophy is to make the unknown known, and by this we mean using kinesiology to help individuals discover their unknown. Our second philosophy aims to make the world a better place by improving one person's situation at a time. Our third philosophy lies within the progressive and innovative nature of the Institute. NK Institute is currently recognised as the leading institute of kinesiology in the world. This leads to our fourth philosophy, which is contained in our motto – Anchored in science, spiritual in essence. At NK Institute, we believe the better your understanding of the human anatomy, physiology and psyche, the better your ability to help people identify, access and release the stress in those areas. By using the most recent knowledge of the human body provided by modern science combined with the ancient wisdom of traditional Chinese and Indian medicine, our practitioners can navigate the body and access the stress stored in all areas of the human being." – Hugo Tobar, Founder of the NK Institute
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