Kinesiology is a healing modality that looks at the body as a whole. That includes not only your physical body but also your mental, emotional and spiritual bodies as well. Through gentle muscle monitoring a kinesiologist can determine where there are any stresses in your life, where it is affecting you in your body and how you can reduce or eliminate them. How can Kinesiology help relieve stress & tension to empower your life?
Stress and tension affects almost everyone living in Western society. Trying to achieve the optimal work/life balance seems to be elusive to most and the negative impact of this is that we become more reactive and emotional. This causes stress in our lives and in our bodies which then causes physical pain by creating tension in our muscles. We stop sleeping well, we can’t think well and the stress and anxiety intensify. This can snowball out of control until we either chose to do something about it or are forced to.
This is where a kinesiologist can help. During a session the kinesiologist will ask you to lie down on a comfortable table, use an arm muscle as an indicator and start checking it’s response to certain questions. As the body wants to be in balance, once the stress is identified the brain becomes aware of the imbalance and wants to return your mind, body and spirit to homeostasis.
There are many tools kinesiologists can use to help alleviate the stress and anxiety you are holding. Here are a few of my favourites that I use in my clinic:
- Applying pressure or rubbing a point on the body while discussing an emotion is the main tool most kinesiologists will use. The pressure points that are used are usually a point on a meridian. Some of these points can be quite tender but the pain subsides as the issue is discussed and clarity is gained.
- Essential oils can be used as the fragrance can have quite a powerful effect on our emotions. Inhaling some fragrances can relax and calm, while others can help to energise us.
- Colours can have a powerful effect on our visual processing as well as our energy bodies. Looking at a colour can change the way the brain is perceiving information or placing a colour on the body can bring the energy of the colour into a person’s vibrational field. Colours like yellow, red or orange can be used to uplift you. Whereas colours like blues, greens or purples can soothe.
- Sounds, such as humming or forcing a laugh can shift your energy through the vibration pulsating through your body from the inside out. I’ve had many clients that are quietly spoken and who have real trouble humming. After practicing it for a few weeks, their voice naturally becomes louder. External sounds such as playing a Tibetan singing bowl or Native American Drum over the body pulsates sound from the outside in and can be extremely soothing. A drum can also be beat to the tune of a heartbeat and bring balance back to the body.
There are many more tools than those listed above and some are unique to the practitioner and their knowledge base so each kinesiologist and every each session can be quite different.
What’s important to remember is that stress and anxiety can be alleviated. It doesn’t have to become your normal everyday existence. But if you truly want to let it all go you do need to do the work and a kinesiologist can help you find the best way for you. Once you have released all the stress and tension it can be quite empowering to feel the difference in your attitude to life and everything around you. Things seem brighter, easier and more fun. And let’s face it, isn’t that how we would all like our lives to be? So next time you are feeling stressed or anxious, why not give a Kinesiologist a go!
Thank you for reading, and until next time remember that happiness starts with a smile.
My name is Carolyn and I have been a practicing Kinesiologist for over 5 years. I am a mother to 2 beautiful school age kids and wife to a wonderfully supported husband, all who have been my “guinea pigs” over my years of study. I have studied a variety of different Kinesiology techniques including Professional Kinesiology Practitioner, Brain Gym, LEAP and Primitive Reflexes. I also am a public speaker and author, and have just released my first book entitled Empowered Happiness – Discovering Bliss Beyond Depression.
If you would like to know more about my book or for more general information please contact me at Carolyn@empowerkin.com.au or sign up for my newsletter You can also check out my website or connect with me on Facebook.