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Energy Kinesiology

Also known as Neuroenergetic Kinesiology (NK)

What is Energy Kinesiology?

Energy Kinesiology is a non-invasive, natural health care system, or a stress management system, which is based upon the Eastern "energetic" systems of healthcare (meridians, chakras etc) and the Western knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Psychology. 

Kinesiology balances can be used to diffuse stress around many different issues, and may be helpful for:



Autoimmune Issues 

Balancing your Chakras

Cardiovascular Issues 

Concentration / learning difficulties

Confidence & Self Esteem

Decision making


Digestive issues (bloating, intolerance, reflux, etc) 

Emotional blockages



General Health Maintenance

Goal setting

Grief & Loss

Hormonal imbalances 

Immune system issues (coughs, colds, immune support) 

Limiting beliefs


Personal development

Physical pain issues (eg: back, neck, migraines) 

Physiological issues


Reproductive health (men and women)

Sleep issues 

Spiritual beliefs

Stress management


Urinary incontinence

What happens during a session?

It is important to note I do not diagnose or treat any specific disorder, disease or symptom. Rather, my role as a kinesiologist is to discuss your area of concern or issue, to communicate with the subconscious mind to obtain biofeedback through muscle monitoring, to explore the underlying cause of the stress and the emotions connected with it as well as identifying the stress that presents as pain and dis-ease in your body. I then correct the underlying energies that allow the body to heal itself, bringing you back into balance or Homeostasis. 

Preparing for your session

An Energy Kinesiology session usually takes between 1 to 2 hours. You will remain fully clothed during the session, however please wear leggings/track pants or something comfortable that will allow movement during muscle testing. Please ensure you are well hydrated before attending your session.  Come with an open mind and a willingness to clear your energetic blockages that are holding you back.

Online sessions 

Sessions are now available online. If you are unable to travel to Mernda, Victoria, then we can do an Energy Kinesiology session online via Halaxy Telehealth. When booking online, choose the Energy Kinesiology option under Halaxy Telehealth. 

Book in for an Energy Kinesiology balance today!

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What is Neuroenergetic Kinesiology?
It is a natural health care system, or a stress management system, which is based upon the Eastern "energetic" systems of healthcare (meridians, chakras etc) and the Western knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Psychology. When a person experiences good health, all three factors are in balance, similar to an equilateral triangle. When someone experiences poor health, one of these factors is always involved.


Stress is a common occurrence. While you can’t remove every single stressor from your life, it’s possible to manage stress and maintain your health. This is important because stress can cause mental fatigue, irritability, and insomnia.

One of the core principles of Kinesiology is to work with the 3 stages of stress. 

What is general adaptation syndrome (GAS)? It is the three-stage process that describes the physiological changes the body goes through when under stress. Hans Selye, a medical doctor and researcher, came up with the theory of GAS.

1. Alarm reaction stage
The alarm reaction stage refers to the initial symptoms the body experiences when under stress, known as the “fight-or-flight” response. This natural reaction prepares you to either flee or protect yourself in dangerous situations. Your heart rate increases, your adrenal gland releases cortisol (a stress hormone), and you receive a boost of adrenaline, which increases energy.

2. Resistance stage
After the initial shock of a stressful event and having a fight-or-flight response, the body begins to repair itself. It releases a lower amount of cortisol, and your heart rate and blood pressure begin to normalize. Although your body enters this recovery phase, it remains on high alert for a while. If you overcome stress and the situation is no longer an issue, your body continues to repair itself until your hormone levels, heart rate, and blood pressure reach a pre-stress state.

If you don’t resolve the stress and your body remains on high alert, it eventually adapts and learns how to live with a higher stress level.

Signs of the resistance stage include:

  • irritability

  • frustration

  • poor concentration

3. Exhaustion stage
This stage is the result of prolonged or chronic stress. Struggling with stress for long periods can drain your physical, emotional, and mental resources to the point where your body no longer has strength to fight stress. You may give up or feel your situation is hopeless.

Signs of exhaustion include:

  • fatigue

  • burnout

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • decreased stress tolerance

The physical effects of this stage also weaken your immune system and put you at risk for stress-related illnesses.

GAS can occur with any type of stress. Stressful events can include:

  • a job loss

  • medical problems

  • financial troubles

  • family breakdown

  • trauma

But while stress is unpleasant, the upside is that GAS improves how your body responds to stressors, particularly in the alarm stage.

The fight-or-flight response that occurs in the alarm stage is for your protection. A higher hormone level during this stage benefits you. It gives you more energy and improves your concentration so you can focus and tackle the situation. When stress is short-term or short-lived, the alarm stage isn’t harmful.

This isn’t the case with prolonged stress. The longer you deal with stress, the more harmful it is to your health. You also don’t want to remain in the resistance stage for too long and risk entering the exhaustion stage. Once you’re in the exhaustion stage, prolonged stress raises the risk for chronic high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and depression. You also have a higher risk for infections and cancer due to a weaker immune system.

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Did you know that only 5% of your thoughts are conscious thoughts? That leaves a huge 95% of our thoughts to our subconscious mind! In Energy Kinesiology, we communicate with the subconscious mind using muscle monitoring. Muscle monitoring is when we check the integrity of the neurological flow between the muscle sensors (spindle cells) and the central nervous system. It is a biofeedback device for use in Energy Kinesiology.

The muscle response indicates the level of stress. As discussed above, there are three stages of stress.

1. The Alarm phase – 1st stage of stress – The muscle unlocks on monitoring and we can tonify or “lengthen to strengthen” the muscle so that it locks when monitored again.

2. The Resistance phase – 2nd stage of stress – when the muscle locks and we can’t unlock it when we try to sedate it, or “push to mush”.

3. The Exhaustion phase – 3rd stage of stress – this is when the muscle unlocks on monitoring but we can’t “lengthen to strengthen” it and it remains unlocked.

The muscle state that we want to work towards is when there is no change – or “Homeostasis”. This is when the muscle locks on monitoring and we sedate it and it unlocks.

In Energy Kinesiology, we use muscle monitoring to indicate stress. First, a muscle can be a direct indicator of stress within the muscle-organ/gland meridian related circuit. In this case, the muscle imbalances directly reflect imbalances within the associated organ/gland-meridian. Second, the muscle can be an independent indicator muscle for generalized stress in any part of the body.

We ask the body direct questions using the muscle monitoring – the body is the integrated unit of the physiological, emotional, mental and spirit realms of your being: you. This is possible because muscle response is predominantly controlled from the subconscious mind. Muscle responses act as an interface to locate stressors or imbalances within subconscious and subtle body energy systems.

Ref: C Krebs & T O’Neill McGowan 2014, Energetic Kinesiology.

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“Pause Lock” is a technique used during an energy kinesiology balance to continually hold a piece of information within neurological and energetic circuits of the body over time. The Kinesiologist holds the information by activating the hip joint via putting their feet together and apart.

Pause lock has three primary functions:

1. To isolate an imbalance so that it can be further investigated – eg. Finding the most appropriate correction for an imbalance.

2. To record an imbalance that has been accessed consciously and to allow it to be worked on without need of further conscious involvement – eg. It is difficult for a person to maintain conscious awareness of or focus on a painful site or continually think about a stressful situation without the mind wandering. If the mind wanders, there’s no guarantee that you are still working on the original issue. By isolating such imbalances in pause lock, the person’s conscious awareness is then free to wander to other unrelated areas.

3. To isolate and record successive layers of compensating imbalances via stacking to reveal the underlying cause, which when corrected will also correct all these layers of compensations.

The jaw joint (temporomandibular joint) is a second pause lock mechanism. It allows for information to be swapped between the jaw and the hips of the kinesiologist, representing two separate pause lock mechanisms on the same person. This allows new information to be stacked in, creating a sequence of information about the original imbalance and helping to reveal the underlying cause of the issue.

Ref: C Krebs & T O’Neill McGowan 2014, Energetic Kinesiology

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During a kinesiology balance, you will notice I hold my fingers and hands in different positions. These are called Hand Modes or Finger Modes. They are a type of electromagnetic and energetic specific frequency indicators.

The thumb is considered electromagnetically and energetically neutral. Each of the fingers, however, has a specific polarity and differs from other fingers in the bandwidth of electromagnetic and energetic frequencies that flow down it.

It is as if the index finger is an AM radio frequency, the middle finger is FM radio frequency, the ring finger is shortwave radio frequency and the little finger is microwave frequency. Thus, whenever the thumb makes contact with a point on one of the fingers, it elicits a specific frequency of electromagnetic energy, like tuning in your radio.

Every imbalance in the body has a specific frequency pattern or resonates at a specific energetic frequency. When an indicator muscle is monitored at the same time a hand mode is held, it will change state (e.g. from 'unlocked' to locked) only if the frequency of imbalance matches the frequency of the hand mode. Just like tuning in your radio station, you know you have a frequency match between the frequency of the radio signal and your radio dial when you get a clear signal. Likewise, a clear response from the indicator muscle tells you that you have tuned in to a specific type of imbalance.

Hand modes have an ancient lineage from the mudras of the yogis to the modern hand-moding system of Energy Kinesiology. These hand modes have proved to be one of the most useful energetic tools in kinesiology, as they allow us to identify, specify and provide the context of imbalances that are often subconscious in nature.

Ref: C Krebs & T O’Neill McGowan 2014, Energetic Kinesiology

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Early Chinese thought developed the concept that there are two fundamental properties of the universe: yin and yang. These polar opposites are perceived to be present in all things and interconnected by ch'i.

Yin and yang represent a way of thinking in which all things are but a part of a whole. No thing can exist in and of itself but can only be defined by its opposite. For instance, hot is the absence of cold, dark is the absence of light, wet is the absence of dry and so on. Yin and yang are thus opposite properties that define each other.

Yin is associated with the qualities of cold, dark, matter, passivity and rest, and considered feminine. Yang is associated with the qualities of heat, light, energy, activity and movement, and considered masculine.

In yin-yang theory, these two properties are in constant interaction and relation. All things have two aspects, a yin aspect and a yang aspect, and yin and yang mutually create each other and control or balance each other.

The famous tai qi or yin yang symbol, represents the relation and interdependence between yin and yang. The white dot in the black and the black dot in the white signify that in yin (black) there is always the seed of yang (the white dot), and vice versa. No thing is, or can be, all yin or all yang. Yin and yang are complementary properties that compose the whole, and the curved line between them expresses the movement of yin transforming into yang and yang transforming into yin. The fact that the black and white sides are equal demonstrates the balance of yin and yang when there is harmony.

It could be said that the whole of Chinese medicine - its physiology, its pathology, its diagnosis and its treatment - can all be reduced to the fundamental theory of yin and yang. This theory serves to explain the organic structure, physical function and pathological changes in the human body, and in addition guides the clinical diagnoses and treatment. Ch'i flowing through the meridians and following the Law of Five Elements is the mechanism by which yin and yang are expressed within the body.

Ref: C Krebs & T O’Neill McGowan 2014, Energetic Kinesiology

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The Chakra-Nadi system is one of the primary subtle energy systems of the body. It consists of seven major chakras and many minor chakras. Every joint in the body has a minor chakra associated with it.

The seven major chakras are:
✨ Crown chakra – located at the top of the head and projects upward
✨ Brow chakra – projects forward from between the eyebrows
✨ Throat chakra – projects forward from the notch of the throat
✨ Heart chakra – projects forward from the bottom of the sternum
✨ Solar Plexus chakra – projects forward from the navel
✨ Sacral chakra – projects forward from just above the pubis
✨ Base chakra – projects downward from the perineum at about an 80° angle forward.

Smaller chakra cones also project from the back of the body at a point opposite the entry point of each of the major frontal cones.

Each chakra cone is made up of many smaller cones, all of which constantly spin clockwise and counter-clockwise.

Chakras penetrate all levels of the subtle body aura, and act to transduce the energies of the subtle bodies into electromagnetic energy for use at the physical level. This transduction of ordering or organising energy is one of the primary mechanisms that maintains the coherence of the etheric template, which in turn maintains the functions of the physical body.

The Nadis - interconnecting the major and minor chakras are numerous subtle energy channels called Nadis, which distribute the pranic energy taken in by the chakras. Not only do the nadi channels connect the chakras to each other, but also to specific parts of the physical cellular structure. Nadis can be considered fine threads or minute channels of subtle energetic matter that are similar to the meridians of the acupuncture meridian system.

Ref: C Krebs & T O’Neill McGowan 2014, Energetic Kinesiology.

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The second primary subtle energy system of the body is the acupuncture meridian system, as developed by traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

There are 670 meridian acupoints on the body.

TCM claims the subtle energy they call ch’i or qi circulates through a series of vessels or channels, called the Meridians. The ch’i is a dynamic force, in constant flux, that circulates throughout the body, following the specific meridian pathways.

There are 12 organ based meridians and 2 extraordinary vessels that have their own acupoints.

Acupuncture or acupressure therapy consists of either stimulating or dispersing the flow of ch’i via activation of specific acupoints on the surface of the body.

One of the premises of both the energy medicine of the West and TCM is that for every energetic imbalance, there are corresponding or related symptoms, or disturbance in function, at one or all levels of the body.

In TCM, the meridians are bilateral and connected by horary channels that provide a mechanism for the transfer of energy, including heat, from one side of the body to the other, and could account for the bilateral increase in temperature of identical areas on the opposite side of the body.

One of the central tenets of acupuncture is The Law of Five Elements. It states there are certain directions of energy flow and acupoints on the body that when activated cause the movement of energy from one point to another. Everybody only has a specific amount of energy or ch’i flowing through them, so an over-energy in one place means there must be an under-energy in another place.

TCM does not name diseases as such, they are more interested in a holistic approach of patterns. These patterns help them diagnose imbalances. Once they know where the imbalance of the over-energy and under-energy is, then they can employ the Law of the Five Elements to locate the correct acupoints to stimulate. This would remove the block to energy flow. Once unblocked, the excess energy would naturally flow to where it was deficient. When energy is in balance, theoretically, health is restored.

Ref: C Krebs & T O’Neill McGowan 2014, Energetic Kinesiology

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There are 14 major meridians in the body, each of which has its own acupoints. Two of these vessels, Governing & Central Vessels, flow up from the region of the groin. Central Vessel carries yin energy. Governing Vessel carries yang energy. The other 12 vessels are bilateral, with one running up or down the right, & one up or down the left side of the body. Of these bilateral meridians, 6 are yin & 6 are yang.

TCM see the meridians grouped into Five Elements, each Element is a pair with one yang meridian & one yin meridian. Each element has a primary quality, with reference to elements in the natural world - Fire, Earth, Metal, Water & Wood elements.

These five elements were linked together by the energy flow of ch'i that flowed through complex pathways they called meridians. The meridians have primary pathways of flow & are distributed by the acupoints. The acupoints can control the flow of ch'i so that it is evenly distributed throughout the body. A tenet of acupuncture is that all imbalances are related to unbalanced ch'i flow. So when one system has too much energy or an excess of energy, this results in physiological disturbances that in western physiology we term inflammatory. When there is too little ch'i energy in a system it is deficient in energy; these physiological disturbances in the western system are called congestive.

In the body, once the energy block is removed & the balance restored, the physiological function that was affected by the previous energy or ch'i disturbance disappears. In TCM, pain is only a sign of over-energy, & if you drain the excess energy away the pain will also drain away.

The meridian wheel or clock flows through the 12 primary meridians. Meridian ch'i flows are continuous from one meridian to the other in a specific order, but one that does not follow the deeper flows of the Law of Five Elements. Called clock flows or wheel flows, there is an orderly progression of a 2-hour peak of energy in each meridian that then flows to the next meridian in the repeated sequence, head to foot, foot to trunk, trunk to hand & hand to head, creating a 24-hour cycle.

Ref: C Krebs & T O’Neill McGowan 2014, Energetic Kinesiology

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While the physical body is obvious to our physical senses as it can be seen, touched and felt both by ourselves and by others, the subtle bodies creating the layers of our aura are not detectable by our five physical senses. However, many subtle effects can be measured that appear to have no physical source, such as the healing energy of a healer's hands or the instantaneous psychic flow of thoughts from one person to another.

Once we incorporate the subtle bodies of Man into his physical body, we begin to see a multidimensional being. While the physical body is the only body currently recognized in western thought, in the East the subtle bodies associated with this physical body have been very well defined.

In the East, it is generally recognized that humans have a physical body that is surrounded and interpenetrated by at least four other subtle bodies. The other subtle bodies exist at different frequencies of subtle vibration. For instance, as electromagnetic radiation exists over a spectrum of frequencies from microwaves to gamma rays, the magnetoelectric radiation also exists over a frequency range of vibrations, from the lowest vibrations of the etheric to the highest vibrations of the causal or spiritual body.

The layers of the aura include:

1. Divine Layer (Void)
2. Monadic Layer (Vibration)
3. Atmic Layer (Force or will)
4. Buddhic Layer (Archetypes)
5. Mental Layer (Thoughts)
6. Astral Layer (Emotions)
7. Etheric Layer (Meridians, Nadis & the Etheric web)
8. Physical Layer (Anatomy & Physiology)

Ref: C Krebs & T O’Neill McGowan 2014, Energetic Kinesiology

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The third major energy system of the body is the Tibetan figure 8 energy system. Balancing figure 8 flows has been shown in clinical practice to produce powerful anecdotal effects on physiological systems, such as reducing or even eliminating pain from tendons and muscle strains or sunburn and eliminating symptoms of the flu.

Unlike both the chakra and the acupuncture meridian systems, the figure 8 energy system does not directly interface with the physical body but rather interfaces primarily with the acupuncture meridian system largely below it and the chakra-nadi system extending from the body to the highest spiritual layers of the aura.

Imbalances in figure 8 energy flows can create imbalances in both of these systems (meridians and chakras) that may then manifest as physiological disturbance within the physical body.

Structure of the figure 8 energy system – on the trunk, the figure 8 energy flows from one hip toward the opposite shoulder; crosses in an arc to the opposite shoulder; then flows diagonally down, crossing the body to the opposite hip; and again crosses in an arc back to the side where it began, completing the figure 8. These figure 8 flows crisscross at a midpoint exactly in the middle of each body segment. The figure 8 flows are repeated over each surface of the head, trunks and legs, giving 12 major figure 8 flows over the body surfaces.

There are two additional figure 8 flows – one above the head and one below the soles of the feet. There are also minor figure 8 flows associated with every joint of the body, including those in the fingers and toes. The figure 8 flow occurs in all levels of the aura (see last week’s post on the layers of the aura).

Ref: C Krebs & T O’Neill McGowan 2014, Energetic Kinesiology

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One of my favourite tools to use in kinesiology balances are tuning forks. This beautiful set pictured is a 14 piece meridian tuning fork set from Healing Tuning Forks.

Sound is one of the most powerful types of vibration in the universe. As with all vibrational patterns, the degree of coherence and frequency of that sound determines its effect. Coherent sound vibrational patterns can be soothing and healing, while incoherent ones are aggravating and annoying, for example symphony versus cacophony (random noise).

Tuning forks cause physical vibrations of the air, which cause vibrations in the body's tissues and energetic structures. These vibrational patterns can entrain tissues and energetic structures to higher levels of coherence, reflecting more homeostatic states of function. Tuning forks can be used singularly or in combination. When a single tuning fork is used, for instance directed at an acupoint or held in a chakra, that frequency will entrain that structure to vibrate in a more harmonious way.

However, when tuning forks are used in combination, the sound frequencies of each fork now combine to create a unique interference pattern that has its own harmonic structure that is different from that of the individual forks. This interference pattern, which is represented by a unique wave form, may also entrain tissues and energetic structures into more homeostatic patterns of function.

This set of tuning forks can be used with the meridian alarm points to indicate which tuning fork or fork combinations match a particular frequency of imbalance. This imbalance may be at the physical, etheric, emotional, mental or even spiritual levels. They can also be used during a chakra hologram balance to bring discordant energetic or physical systems into greater coherence, the basis of healing.

Ref: C Krebs & T O’Neill McGowan 2014, Energetic Kinesiology

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Flower essences are one of my favourite correction techniques in Kinesiology. Before I discovered Kinesiology, I came across Naughty Naturopath Mum flower essences. I used them on myself and my kids and had some amazing results. Particularly with being an empath, I found the “Peace” and “Protect” flower essences really helped to protect my heart and my energy. When I decided to study Kinesiology and discovered flower essences were a correction technique, I knew I was on the right path!

During a Kinesiology balance, we identify the appropriate flower essence to use via a frequency match of the vibrational pattern of the client's condition to the vibrational pattern of the flower essence, indicated by a change in muscle response. So what are flower essences? Flower essences can be considered homeopathics for the emotions and spirit. In the preparation of flower essences, the water is potentized with vibrational qualities from the sun and the flower or devic kingdom. These vibrational patterns affect the higher vibrational energies of the astral, mental and spiritual bodies of the human aura. Introducing the flower essence vibrations into the body creates a resonance that reinforces the vibrational pattern of particular positive emotions, thoughts and spiritual attitudes. Flower essences work at the highest vibrational levels of emotions (astral body), thoughts (mental body) and attitude (spiritual body). As stated in Richard Gerber's book Vibrational Medicine, 'Healing from the highest vibrational state is the most powerful type of healing, as the higher vibrational energies are capable of changing the vibrational pattern of energies at any lower state.’

If a particular flower essence shows up a couple of times during a balance, I may recommend you purchase one to take home and continue with the healing. I stock a small range of Naughty Naturopath Mum flower essences in my clinic.

Ref: C Krebs & T O’Neill McGowan 2014, Energetic Kinesiology


In Energy Kinesiology, a simple, but powerful, stress release technique is holding the ESRs – Emotional Stress Release points. They are the broad bumps on your forehead called the frontal eminences. These points can be activated by applying the fingertips of each hand, as pictured.

This acupressure holding stimulates blood flow to return to the frontal cortex of your brain. Once the frontal cortex is turned on, it does what it is programmed to do and that is resolve emotional stress by turning on your problem solving and rational processing of the issue in circuit. It pulls you out of the limbic survival (flight or fight) system reaction to a stressful situation. Once you are viewing the stressful situation from a new, less emotional perspective, you are now free to choose the most appropriate response.

It also allows you to access your higher self, which allows you to access and express the transcendent emotions of compassion, empathy, unconditional love, forgiveness and altruism. From this higher transcendent perspective, we can understand why another person slighted us, lied to us or treated us badly, and through heartfelt unconditional love truly forgive them. Forgiveness sets us free, because as long as you hold on to anger, jealousy, revenge, etc you are locked into an ego-driven reaction that controls your emotional states and behaviours; you are not truly free.

The ESR technique is usually my go-to correction first and foremost during a Kinesiology balance. I love to combine reiki energy as part of the correction to give it the added boost to balance the energy of the issue in circuit.

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We use colour light therapy as a correction technique in Energy Kinesiology. Colour light therapy is a holistic approach that helps to heal the mind, body and spirit. Colour is pure vibration and can balance and thereby increase our energy. Colour is energy. Every colour has its own wavelength and frequency. As a result, we perceive colour not only visually, but absorb it subconsciously through our skin. When penetrating our body, colour produces chemical reactions that affect the function of various organs and systems. Colour helps our skin “tissues” and organs to stock up on energy, thus increasing the body’s resistance. This newly charged energy gives us strength to fight against disease.

In Energy Kinesiology, after we put an issue in the client's circuit and have found the appropriate balance protocol, we use muscle biofeedback to see if colour light is needed as a correction, then we test again to pick which colour and where it needs to be used. Common uses are on the chakras, meridians and acupoints.

Preparing for your session

An Energy Kinesiology session usually takes between 1 to 2 hours. You will remain fully clothed during the session, however please wear leggings/track pants or something comfortable that will allow movement during muscle testing. Please ensure you are well hydrated before attending your session.  Come with an open mind and a willingness to clear your energetic blockages that are holding you back. Book in for an Energy Kinesiology balance today!