Kinesiology, pronounced “Kin-easy-ology” or sometimes “Kine-easy-ology” is a technique which uses muscle-responses to identify imbalances within a person’s overall system. It is now also proving a valuable additional skill for physiotherapists, adding another dimension to their work. Kinesiology looks at each person as a whole, and works with body, mind, emotions and spirit to restore overall balance to the system.

There are various Kinesiology approaches, including the Systematic Kinesiology route which I took, Health Kinesiology, and Creative Kinesiology. Each is based on the same principles of identifying blockages in the flow of energy and imbalances using muscle-testing, and then pinpointing the way to clear the blockages and restore balance again using muscle-testing to obtain the relevant information from the body.

I had regular sessions with a very skilled Kinesiologist who helped me to recover from a health crisis, and I continue to have regular sessions as part of my care for myself. I never expected to train in it myself, though! It was originally a means to an end, so that I could go on a workshop to learn how to integrate Primary Reflexes, and at that stage, this was only open to kinesiologists. I trained, and found that it was a catalyst for drawing together the various techniques I had learned into a holistic way of working.

Kinesiology may be used to focus on specific issues, or as a general boost to overall health, wellbeing and energy levels. Using a range of techniques, kinesiology offers a gentle approach to easing physical and emotional symptoms, helping to make changes in all areas of life. It operates at different levels, allowing the kinesiologist to help with physical conditions, but also emotional, mental and energetic factors which are affecting the overall health of the person.

I’m also a big fan of muscle-testing as an important life skills, along with EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). Muscle-testing is easy to learn, and can be used to develop greater awareness of what works and what doesn’t work for you as an individual. I use it daily to check on food choices, for example, and to help me to choose what is best for me rather than what I think I need!

NOTE: A Kinesiologist does not diagnose medical problems, neither does it replace the need for medical attention.

I am registered with the professional body the Kinesiology Association.


Sylvia uses various modalities extremely effectively and combined with her uncannily intuitive way of working she has succeeded in clearing problems I have had for years. My self esteem has increased and I feel infinitely more at one with myself.