A gentle, interactive therapy that uses muscle feedback. Understand what's holding you back. Clear your blocks to health and happiness.
Kinesiology benefits a wide range of emotional and physical
complaints. Being a holistic
modality, mind, body and spirit are considered andaddressed in your kinesiology treatment
People commonly visit me for kinesiology for issues relating to (but
not limited to):
Emotional states (particularly overwhelm, anxiety, depression,
self-esteem, fear, frustration, grief)
Life purpose/life path
Transitioning through major life changes (e.g. relationship,
Feeling stuck in negative behaviour patterns
Disordered eating patterns (e.g. controlled, under or over
Physical issues (particularly recurrent colds/flu,
exhaustion or lethargy, gastrointestinal issues, body aches and pains)
Feeling ‘out of sorts’, ‘blah’ or physically unwell for no
Regular 'wellness tune ups' (e.g. at 1, 3 or 6 monthly intervals)
What is kinesiology?
Kinesiology is a holistic therapy that increases your capacity for self-awareness. Kinesiology literally means the ‘study of movement’ and uses muscle response as a feedback tool. ‘Muscle monitoring’ (see below for more information) is utilised alongside principals of Chinese Medicine. This allows me (and other kinesiology practitioners) to:
Identify imbalances in your life
Understand the causes of imbalance
Determine what you, as an individual, need to restore balance and wellbeing
The power of kinesiology lies in the muscle monitoring. It provides feedback directly from your body rather than your conscious mind. This brings to light the (often unknown) underlying factors contributing to your issue.
During a session, we discuss the information arising from muscle monitoring. I help you understand the causes of the issue and help you see the bigger picture of how it impacts your life right here, right now. I facilitate the process of you making connections yourself and provide you with practical tools and support to move forward.
Muscle feedback Kinesiology uses ‘muscle monitoring’ to assess energy (‘Qi’) flow in the body. During a muscle test, the body (usually a limb) is moved into a specific position. You hold this position in place while I attempt to move the muscle using light pressure. A muscle that can’t be held in position has disturbed Qi flow and is said to be ‘under-energised’. In contrast, a muscle that can be held in position is said to have a balanced Qi flow. The muscle test does not measure strength. Even the strongest people have under-energised muscles – often much to their surprise!
Muscle monitoring provides information on potential emotional and physical states by utilising the muscles’ associated ‘meridian’ (energetic pathway) characteristics. Questions asked also work as a feedback tool due to their effect on muscle response.
What happens in a kinesiology session?
A kinesiology session is commonly referred to as a ‘balance.’
Initial consultation: 75 minutes (involves a brief health history questionnaire and kinesiology balance) Follow-up balance: 60 minutes
Your balance involves:
Detailed discussion of your reason for visiting
A postural assessment and assessment of physical range of motion (for musculoskeletal complaints)
Lying face up on a massage table
Remaining fully clothed with shoes removed
Muscle monitoring to identify where imbalances exist for you
Discussion of the causes of imbalance
Discussion of the next steps and administration of remedies to restore balance and wellbeing
Remedies required will differ according to individual needs and may vary from session to session. Remedies include:
Acupressure (acupuncture points are held, needles aren’t used)
Flower essences (Australian Bush Flower & Bach)
Colour and light therapy
After the session
You may need to do
some self-supporting activities at home to maintain the balance. This may
involve, for example, repeating an affirmation, taking a flower essence,
self-acupressure or keeping a diary.
Afterwards, drink plenty of water and try to avoid anything physically
strenuous or emotionally challenging. I recommend a calm state and environment
so you can integrate the session. You may wish to go on a gentle walk, spend
some time in quiet reflection or journal your thoughts.
People have different responses to kinesiology. Most people
feel say they feel lighter, clearer and happier. However it’s not uncommon to
feel tired, ‘flat’ or have negative emotions surface. Rest assured this is a
normal part of the healing process and can occur when a big shift has taken
place. In most cases the ikky stuff resolves within a day or two. If you’re at
all concerned, please get in touch.
How many sessions are needed?
The number of sessions required varies person to person and the reason for the visit. However as a guide I recommend a minimum of 2-3 sessions. A one-off balance can do the trick if you feel in need of a ‘wellness tune up’ or assistance with an acute issue (e.g. pre-exam stress). Chronic conditions or long-standing issues may require more balances at regular, consistent intervals.
Nadine Bertalli BHSci (Hons) (PH) Dip Kin In-person sessions in Melbourne's inner North. 0423 493 255 | email@example.com