Source: Your Kinesiologist will test your muscles to see what you need to feel more balanced.

What is Kinesiology?

These days you’ll often read stories or listen to people encouraging us to find more balance in our lives. Many of us live in cities and while we can enjoy the advantages of this, we can also be stressed and tired at the end of the day.

We seem to have a lot of commitments we have to fulfil – to our family, our partners and our friends – and so it can be hard to find the time to get the balance we need within ourselves. 

Kinesiology is a medical science which may be able to help you find your own inner balance again. When you see a Kinesiologist, they test your muscles and this gives them feedback about exactly what we need to do to restore equilibrium to our system. 

There are specific tests which can provide detailed information for our general wellness and give us perspectives on individual ailments and mental challenges we may be facing.

What happens when you visit a Kinesiologist?

When you go to see a Kinesiologist, they’ll test you by a combination of muscle monitoring and acupressure points to open up the pathways between your body and brain.

This approach incorporates scientific advances from Western thought, with the wisdom and historical knowledge of Eastern healing practices.

This type of ‘muscle monitoring’ is based on the work of Dr George Goodheart in the mid-1960s, and he himself learnt much from the research carried out by academic husband and wife team, Florence and Henry Kendall in the 1940s.

It’s not about strength 

When a Kinesiologist monitors your muscles, they’re not looking to see how strong your muscles are. It’s more about finding out information about the overall condition of the body than it is about these muscles themselves. 

When the Kinesiologist taps or touches the muscle, the way in which it delivers feedback between its sensors and the central nervous system, indicates specific problem areas, whether physical, mental, or in some cases, both.

Because your Kinesiologist is trained in this science, they can tell if something is making the muscles react in a certain way. They’ve learnt how to read this feedback from the muscles and what it means. 

You could have the flu, arthritis, stress, sports injuries, diabetes, PMS, insomnia, hay fever, anxiety or depression – you name it – and not only will your Kinesiologist be able to tell you which ailments you have, they’ll be able to tell you which issue is the most important for you.

Kinesiologists can determine specific issues with all the physiological systems of the body including:

  • hormonal issues 
  • digestive issues
  • the immune system 
  • respiratory 
  • structural/skeletal 
  • muscular mental/spiritual


Don’t be off-balance

It’s amazing how much we rely on our brain and our body communicating well via our neural pathways. If these pathways are blocked, then we just can’t perform at our best. It’s harder for us to feel motivated and aches and pains are more pronounced. A Kinesiologist can open up these pathways and find out if there are any other issues you need to address.

So to avoid being off-balance, book in to see our Kinesiologist, Tineke Rietveld, so you can get the most out of life.

Simply book online here.