About Kinesiology/FAQs

What is kinesiology?

Kinesiology is an alternative and complementary therapy based upon the principles of traditional Chinese medicine. Kinesiology uses muscle response testing as a way of communicating with the body. The bio-feedback obtained through muscle response testing enables kinesiologists to gain an understanding of what the main issues are and what the body needs to support it at that time.

The approach is completely holistic, with a kinesiology assessment taking into account emotional, physical, chemical and energetical aspects that may be stopping a person from getting better. This 360 degree approach, and focus on the individual rather than the condition itself, is one of the reasons why kinesiology is so often helpful in getting to the bottom of stubborn health issues.  

Kinesiology concentrates on putting the body back into its natural balance, thus enabling and supporting the body's innate healing ability.  Recommendations to support this process may include dietary and lifestyle adjustments, nutritional supplementation and flower or other essences.  

The therapy is also used to help people achieve personal and business related goals, and work through issues such as self-esteem and confidence.

Kinesiology is a gentle and relaxing therapy, and many clients report feeling calmer and lighter after a kinesiology session. 

How does muscle response testing work?

Muscle response testing involves the client resisting light pressure placed upon muscles that are associated with their problem.  Each muscle corresponds to an organ and to an energy pathway called a meridian. 

Biofeedback obtained from muscle testing identifies imbalances in the meridian energy circuits, helping to determine:

  • the location of the imbalance/problem
  • the type of imbalance - mental, physical, chemical, energetic or structural
  • what is required to address the imbalance and support the body

Muscle testing is non invasive, painless and suitable for all ages, including babies and the infirm.  Where kinesiology appointments are carried out online or via the phone I test myself on your behalf. More on remote sessions.

What happens in a kinesiology session?

Before your session I will ask you to complete a questionnaire regarding your health history. In the first session we will spend some time discussing this and your current health challenges. 

I will carry out a series of muscle response tests which will indicate the areas we need to focus on.  Balancing techniques can include holding reflex points to improve blood supply to the affected area, massage to stimulate lymph supply and drainage (helping to remove toxins) and meridian tracing to promote the healthy flow of energy throughout the body.

Each session is tailored to your specific health concerns. At the end I will suggest a plan, which may include nutritional support and lifestyle changes.

The assessment is done through clothing, there is no need to undress, and loose or stretchy clothing is recommended.

How many sessions will I need?

This depends very much on the health issue and how long you have had it. As a guide, most clients require between three to six visits. Long term issues may require more, but whatever the issue most clients start to see changes early on.

After experiencing the benefits of kinesiology many clients choose to have regular sessions, either on a monthly basis or two to three times a year, as a way of maintaining good health.  Having regular kinesiology sessions can help to prevent issues from occurring, a bit like having your car serviced!

How much do you charge for a kinesiology session?

£75 Initial Appointment - approx 75 minutes

Includes taking a full health history and tailoring the session to your specific health concerns. In kinesiology each part of the body is related to a particular energy meridian circuit and related muscles. Focus is paid to those areas of concern to bring the body back into balance and help kick start the body's natural healing process.  Where relevant, the appointment includes Bach flower essences to take away and recommendations for any dietary and lifestyle changes.

£60 Subsequent Appointments - approx 60 minutes

Continuing the work from previous appointments, noting any changes and continuing to address the specific issues you presented with.  Where relevant, appointments includes Bach flower essences to take away and recommendations for any dietary and lifestyle changes.

£60 - Kinesiology Balance - approx 60 mins
Rather than focus on specific issues, this appointment acts a bit like an MOT or service. It's a popular choice for many clients, who book in on a monthly or quarterly basis as a way of maintaining good health. It includes muscle response testing and balancing of all the meridian energy circuits to bring the body back into its natural balance.   Where relevant, appointments includes Bach flower essences to take away and recommendations for any dietary and lifestyle changes. 

£60 Food Sensitivity Testing  - approx 60 mins

Kinesiology muscle response testing is used to identify any foods or products to which you may have a sensitivity or intolerance.  The process is non invasive and painless. Please visit my page Food Sensitivities/Intolerances for more information.  I have a test kit of 150 common foods and irritants and clients are also invited to bring along their own foods/products for testing.

£15 Additional time - for each 15 minutes

Sessions rarely overrun but if extra time is deemed beneficial this will be discussed and agreed with the client before proceeding. 

Do you offer Gift Vouchers?

Yes. Kinesiology gift vouchers are an ideal gift for Christmas, birthday or Mother's or Father's Day. Or just because you want to treat someone! Please contact me to arrange your voucher.


Where are you based?

Normingtons, 7 Heath Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4JE.  

The nearest car park is Festival Hall car park at GU31 4DX, entrance off Heath Road.

Does kinesiology replace traditional medicine?    

Any advice or treatment given is complementary and does not replace professional medical treatment from your doctor. Kinesiologists do not claim to cure specific illnesses or diagnose disease.

Not sure if kinesiology is for you?

Please feel free to contact me for a no obligation chat to learn more and find out how kinesiology might benefit you.

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