What happens in a kinesiology session?

At your first visit, we will ask you to complete a Client Health Record form. Each session (which usually lasts 60 to 75 minutes) includes a brief seated consultation with you to discuss your needs and to answer your questions. You will receive your kinesiology balance fully clothed and, typically, lying on the treatment table.  

HOW DOES KINESIOLOGY WORK?

Muscle testing, otherwise known as muscle monitoring, is the basis of kinesiology practice. Stresses in the body are reflected in the nervous system, which generate specific muscle responses. By testing the bio-feedback mechanism present in all muscles, kinesiology is able to reveal imbalances within the body, which gives us instant insight held by the entire body-mind system, including the subconscious. These imbalances are often experienced as physical pain, mental discomfort, allergies, depression, postural problems, poor performance levels, learning difficulties, digestive and nervous disorders, etc. Muscle testing is then used to determine correction techniques to stimulate the body's innate healing abilities, and typically includes acupressure, reflex points, nutritional support, and counseling.

The goal of any kinesiology session is to identify the fundamental cause of any imbalance, and then help to resolve it. Muscle testing can reveal the specific factors that are triggering health imbalances and whether they are of a physiological, nutritional, structural, or psychological nature. It also allows the kinesiologist to quickly determine a specific strategy to best re-instate the body’s balance. 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Your kinesiologist may ask you to move various muscles of your body (e.g. neck, arms and leg) during your session.  It would therefore be helpful if you wear clothes that are comfortable and appropriate. 

Practitioner Helen Griffiths testing the response of the psoas muscle

Practitioner Helen Griffiths testing the response of the psoas muscle

Can I cancel my booking on short notice?

We require prior notice of cancellation at least 48 hours before your booked session, failing which full consultation fees will apply. 

Can kinesiology help a young child? 

Absolutely. We recommend that a parent or the prime caregiver familiar with the condition of the child participates in the session.  

Does it matter if I am taking medication or undergoing other treatments or therapies?

Please let your kinesiologist know in advance what medication you are taking or other treatment or therapies that you are undergoing. Your kinesiologist's awareness of your medical history can be beneficial to your session.    

How many sessions will I need?

Depending on the depth and complexity of the issue, your body's response to the process, and the circumstances of your daily life and environment, the number of sessions required can really vary. Some people experience quick and dramatic improvement, while others require a more gradual process. Either way, some significant benefit can often be noticed within a couple of sessions. There are also clients who recognise that prevention is better than cure, and choose to have regular, ongoing kinesiology sessions as a way of maintaining long-term health and well-being.

Are kinesiologists regulated in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong does not have a registration system for kinesiologists, unlike certain other jurisdictions, such as Australia, U.S.A and some countries in Europe. However, our kinesiologists abide by a Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct and Code of Practice based on that which is published by the Australia Kinesiology Association. 

How Can kinesiology help with a detox?

There are simple things we can do to help clean the system: drink plenty of water and fresh juices, do lots of exercise, clean up our diet and make more natural, organic choices, etc. However, if you're looking for a deeper, more holistic cleanse, here are a few ways Kinesiology can help:

  • Identify nutritional deficiencies: Health, in simple terms, is determined by the ratio of toxins vs nutrients in the body. With the amount of heavy metals, food additives, pollutants and stress that we're exposed to on a daily basis, it's important that we replenish the body with the necessary nutrients in order for it to detoxify effectively.
  • Support your organs of detoxification: Kinesiology can identify and address functional imbalances in your liver, kidneys, spleen, skin, digestive, respiratory and lymphatic systems that might be leading to toxic build-up in your body.
  • Prepare you for a safe and effective detox: Every body is different, and with the multitude of detox programs on the market, it can be difficult to decide which one's right. Without proper supervision, a detox can be quite a shock to the system and end up doing more harm than good. Kinesiology can help identify the most suitable program for your body, and make sure that you're physically and mentally ready to benefit from the process.
  • Resolve toxic thoughts and emotions. Unresolved feelings such as anger, fear, jealousy or resentment can literally act like poison on the body. If you're feeling stuck in a negative situation, Kinesiology can be a very powerful tool in helping you let go and make space for more joy and abundance in your life.

Why is a detox important?

A number of factors may lead to toxic accumulation and/or reduction in the body’s ability to effectively detoxify these substances. The cumulative load, termed the “body burden” may be an underlying contributor to a number of illnesses and conditions such as hormone imbalances, impaired immune system, allergies, nutrient deficiencies and inefficient metabolism. The detoxification process promotes the elimination of toxins and helps your body to achieve optimal performance and well-being. 

An effective detox program can deliver benefits that may include:

  • Marked improvement in general well-being
  • Increase in energy level
  • Losing weight can be experienced
  • Stable mood
  • Improved immune system
  • Sound sleep
  • Mental clarity
  • Improved digestion
  • Improved skin conditions.

During the detox program, you may experience some mild headaches, lethargy and low mood.  These symptoms are usually due to a withdrawal from sugar and caffeine, or from the release of toxins from fat cells before they are eliminated from the body, and are generally shorted lived.

I have a fairly healthy lifestyle why should I have problems with toxins?

Toxins can enter the body from a wide range of sources.  These can include:

  • Air pollution which is the release of chemicals and particles into the atmosphere.  Common gaseous pollutants such as CO2 and sulphur dioxide are produced by industry, motor vehicles and cigarette smoke.
  • Soil contamination from a spill or underground leakage.  The common toxins are heavy metals such as mercury, lead, aluminium, arsenic (which has been shown to cause neurological problems), pesticides and herbicides.
  • Water contamination from the release of waste products, contaminants from surface runoff into river drainage systems, leaching into groundwater.
  • Long term use of medicinal or recreational drugs, alcohol.

What are the possible symptoms of toxins affecting my body?

Anxiety, bad breath, body odour, constipation, depression, dizziness, eczema, fatigue, food intolerances, frequent colds, fungal infection, hay fever, headache, hives, immune dysfunction, indigestion, insomnia, irritability and mood swings, joint pain, nausea, parasites in the bowel, premature aging/wrinkle, sinusitis, skin rashes and/or wheezing.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please don't hesitate to contact us.