Frequently Asked Questions
My most common questions and answers can be browsed through below. If you don’t see your question or need more information please contact me for more information.
How do you pronounce Kinesiology?
Phonetically it is kin-easy-ology. My brother remembers how to pronounce it by telling his friends I ‘Can Easily’ make people better! Whilst not strictly correct, it expresses just how effective kinesiology can be. It’s fascinating to learn about how our bodies react to different experiences and just one session can uncover some hidden imbalances in the body to which there may be both short term and long term fixes.
What should I expect from my first treatment?
After filling a short questionnaire concerning your health and lifestyle, you then lie fully clothed on the couch and a series of muscle tests will be performed on your arms and legs. These painless tests help to identify problems areas by assessing neurological function and the energy balance of the muscles and their related organs.
A first treatment offers you a fascinating insight into your body and can be both relaxing and show great results immediately.
How long does it take?
An initial consultation takes 1.5 hours to ensure a through background discussion, demonstration of the techniques, full body assessment and treatment. We will then discuss the results, help you learn about your own body and what can help it and consider any nutritional supplements required.
Do I have to wear anything specific?
As we will use your arms and legs for muscle testing, it is advisable to wear shorts, leggings or trousers but more important for you to wear anything you feel comfortable and relaxed in.
Will I be told I have to cut out all my favourite foods?
By muscle testing the body, we identify what strengthens and weakens muscles.
As a kinesiologist, I will recommend the options and demonstrate the physical effect the element has on your body, be it a particular food or emotion.
However it is your choice whether you choose to act on this advice although I will be there to support you and often small changes can create dramatic improvements.
What should I bring?
Regular medication or supplements you may be taking plus any foods you want tested. I have a food testing kit so we can discuss in advance of your visit if you need to bring any additional items.
Is it suitable for children?
The simple answer is yes! Children often respond even better than adults; they are often ‘easier’ to test as they have no preconceptions. I can work on any standard issues (digestive concerns, childhood eczema etc.) as well as concentration and attention problems, dyspraxia symptoms, exam stress and confidence levels. Please contact me for further information. I do ask for 2 adults to be present: one to muscle test on as the surrogate (usually the parent) and one to help distract/entertain the child. I am sometimes able to help provide the second adult as long as enough notice is given. Please discuss this with me prior to booking.