What is Specialized Kinesiology?

The word kinesiology (kin-easy-ology) means the study of motion, in particular the study of how muscles act and co-ordinate to move the body. In the natural health field, the term Specialized Kinesiology is used to indicate many systems which have sprung from Applied Kinesiology and Touch for Health. Specialized Kinesiologists recognize and use certain muscles as monitors of stress and imbalance within the body. “Muscle testing”, when effectively practiced, is a versatile tool for detecting various imbalances which may relate to stress, nutrition, learning problems, injuries, and so on. Each modality has corrective techniques that are non-invasive, quick and easy to experience, and which are targeted towards restoring harmony to the person receiving the treatment.  This exciting aspect of kinesiology is also called “muscle balancing” and can be learned in courses such as Touch for Health and other kinesiology modalities.


Touch for Health

Touch for Health (TFH) was originated by Dr. John Thie, DC, a chiropractor in Pasadena, California. Dr. Thie had studied with Dr. George Goodheart, DC, the developer of Applied Kinesiology.

Dr. Goodheart had taken the study of movement (kinesiology) and added to it corrections to strengthen muscles and improve function (practical application). His system was taught to chiropractors and other professionals.

Dr. John Thie realized that these methods were extremely useful, and also simple enough for anyone to learn. He developed TFH as a program for the lay person. He wrote the book: ‘Touch for Health’, and began teaching courses.

In the past twenty-five years Touch for Health has experienced phenomenal growth. The book has been translated into 15 languages, and courses have been taught in 50 countries. Local groups and associations exist in many parts of the globe.

Professional Kinesiology Practitioner – PKP

This is another series of advanced workshops available after a person completes Touch for Health Levels I – IV. It includes numerous effective techniques to assist a practitioner provide quality services to a broad variety of clients, and allows the client’s own body to indicate priority imbalances requiring attention. Especially useful are techniques to help reset blood chemistry, blood vessels, ligaments, internal muscles, energy patterns and a whole lot more!

Body Management

Specific protocol of assessment and correction techniques based on sequential procedures assists in muscular-skeletal realignment, internal organ realignment, lymphatic circuit breakers release, joint release. Techniques include cold laser cranial realignment, nutritional and environmental support as well as multi-linked acupressure.

A Body Management Balance is as intricate as it is simple, by focusing on structural alignment of bones and organs to first release blocked nerve and acupuncture energy in the body. Next, power centers and circuit breakers are addressed. If power centers are not activated, the body will only hold its correction for a few hours, or even only minutes.Acupuncture meridian energy is then balanced to relieve over-energy, and scans for emotional/mental stress are performed to help lock in thecorrection through the defusion of these stressors, releasing sabotage from continuing to affect the physical body.

Applied Physiology

A powerful system of stress management procedures developed by Richard Utt. One of the key features of AP is the depth and accuracy of its muscle testing procedures and its monitoring techniques which allow direct evaluation of stress in various parts of the nervous system. “Powers of Stress” monitoring has made significant contributions to kinesiology theory.

Extensive research spanning many years has lead to impressive charting of numerous stress states throughout the body, and how it impacts anatomy, physiology, energy centers, and more. The foundation
workshop called AgapeQuest introduces hologram theory and numerous specific correction techniques.

Richard Utt also developed a unique and powerful system called “The Seven Chi Keys” for balancing the seven main chakras.

With Applied Physiology, Denise can provide extraordinarily focusedassessments and corrective techniques, and provides integrative finishes to sessions. Wonderful for deep relaxation, and improving neurologicalconditions. This is the system that sometimes calls for the ‘tuning forks’ correction that clients love experiencing!


Advertising from the International BodyTalk Association states:”This healing modality will change the way you look at health care forever…” It’s a broad statement, but ask anyone who has taken BodyTalk training and they will verify it personally.

Introduced by Dr. John Veltheim in the mid-nineties, the BodyTalk System is now being used by thousands of people in many parts of the world, including Denise who recognized the flexibility and power of this system the first few times she tried it. This lead her to sponsor BodyTalk training in her area and become the first Certified Practitioner of BodyTalk in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada.

Since its inception, BodyTalk has achieved spectacular results in a growing number of health care areas. BodyTalk can be used to address specific health problems, as well as being a preventative health maintenance measure.

Most importantly, the BodyTalk practitioner is guided specifically by the innateintelligence of the patient, thus ensuring that the human body’s remarkablehealing capabilities are being utilized to their maximum potential.

Nutrition and Kinesiology

Irene Yaychuk-Arabei, PhD.,  teaches this course internationally, and it has a life of it’s own. It is based on assessing reflexes such as developed in the Contact Reflex Analysis system by Dr. Versendaal and is combinedwith Irene’s 30 years of experience as a Specialized Kinesiologist,  Herbologist, and many other interesting studies. When this modality is called for in a session, you can be sure you are activating the body’s innate wisdom to indicate what priorities need to be addressed, and whether they are related to the nervous system, the immune system, body chemistry and/or the body’s structure. A variety of corrections can be performed, but the majority involve matching the best nutrition to reverse active reflexes. When this specific nutrition is provided, clients report quick changes in their symptoms. The protocol is essentially easy to perform, but the results are anything but simple.

Wellness Kinesiology

Developed by Dr. Wayne Topping, it has its primary roots in Touch for Health (see above) and Biokinesiology (one major contribution of Biokinesiology is how different emotions affect different parts of the body).  Wellness Kinesiology also uses muscle testing to identify what is unduly stressing the system and uses emotional stress release, meridian tapping, temporal tapping, brain integration,  nutrition, and physical corrections to help bring the mind and body to a state of wellness.


Developed by Philip Rafferty of Australia, Kinergetics is a process of healing that uses no tools but the healing energy of the hands and the feedback provided by muscle testing.According to the imbalances discovered, energy is directed at specific areasof the body to release the causes of chronic complaints. These areas can be organs, endocrine glands, chakras, or wherever the body specifically directs.One of the most exciting aspects of Kinergetics is the ability to assist the body to re-hydrate – causing numerous issues to simply disappear – particularly pain.Pinpointing age of cause and the key emotion at the time of priority stresseslightens ‘burdens’ and changes the client’s outlook on their current situation.This system also addresses Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunctionwith completely non-invasive techniques that have to be experienced to be believed. Support for heavy metals and candida are highlights of this modality.Highly suggest checking out Philips website to see the numerous testimonials.

Energetic Kinesiology

Chakra Hologram work looks at what each chakra represents when it isdisplaying an imbalance by accessing the plane in which the aberrationoccurs, and correlating this plane with its actual meaning. Once theimbalance is isolated, it can then be rebalanced by bringing the cause of the problem to conscious awareness and then completed using a variety of kinesiological techniques: i.e tuning forks, palming, acupressureetc. This technique has proven invaluable in allowing clients to discover the reason behind their condition, identify recurring patterns and then be able to move beyond. This technique works with physical ailments, both acute and chronic, as well as with emotional and mental conditions. 

The endocrine system is examined in depth through Chakra Hologram, and has been referred to as the physical interface of the Chakra System in much the same manner that the meridian/ acupuncture system is said to be thephysical/etheric interface of Chi. Indeed without the detailed anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system, any chakra work is only able to have a superficial effect upon the physicalbody. Hence, in Chakra Hologram, the endocrine/chakra relationship is covered in great detail, including the individual hormones relating to each chakra and thephysical effects that they have on the body. As hormones are carried through theblood stream to their target organs, this effect is widespread and has many physical implications. An overview of the circulatory system and the nervous system is also included to ensure comprehensive understanding of the humanbody that the chakra system vivifies.

An additional workshop developed by Hugo Tobar is ‘Brain Formatting’. Deniseis also certified to teach this two day workshop. This modality allows thepractitioner to locate and release stress on specific neurological structures such as the cortex, the diencephalon, the medulla oblongata, the cerebrum, thecerebellum, the limbic system, the midbrain, the pons, the spinal cord, the heart/brain, and the enteric nervous system. Pre-requisite, Touch for Health level IV or equivalent.

LEAP – Learning Enhancement Achievement Program

A system developed by Dr. Charles Krebs – a former quadriplegic whodiscovered kinesiology after his diving accident. As a university professorof Anatomy  and a research scientist as well, he needed to understand why specialized kinesiology worked so well. He became obsessed with discovering more information about the wiring of the brain and developed LEAP – an astounding protocol to release stress from neurological systems. His Brain Integration techniques are unsurpassed for releasing deeplycompensated ‘switching’ at the neurological level. Survival Switching andDeep Survival Switching are easily checked for and de-stressed, allowingnew healthy patterns to emerge from previously stressful situations such as learning  (and Living)!  For students of all ages – improve the functionof your brain! Tremendous results reported with learning difficulties of alltypes. Read about Dr. Krebs’ experience and relevant research in his book:”A Revolutionary Way of Thinking” available for $35 from the Canadian Kinesiology Bookstore.

Stress Indicator Point System (SIPS)

Ian Stubbings of Australia, with help from folks like Dr. Charles Krebs, has created a revolutionary way of accessing stress states of the muscle spindle cells, tendons,ligaments, vascular system, lymphatic system, the skin and much more. Yourstruly has experienced the profound effects of SIPS work on a seriously sprainedankle  – which responded almost instantly with greater flexibility and range of motionthan my “good ankle”.In addition, this system locates and balances deep compensatedswitching, and affords techniques to access the corpus callosum, allowing brainre-integration to take place effectively. This work provides the basis to work with reliable results with numerous types of learning disabilities.The related Body Alignment Proprioception workshop materials allows Denise tobalance the primary integration centre for body alignment – utilising the self healingproperties of the body to bring the spine, jaw, cranials, hip and shoulder girdles, and feet into proper alignment.


This remarkable system developed by Alan Sales of the UK, provides advanced muscle evaluation techniques. In addition, it both simplifies the downloading of stressors while deepening the access to related stressors making for very satisfactory corrections. This system helps to quickly pick up all the ‘shades of grey’ of a problem, that are often impossible to explore in a traditional session.

What Can Specialized Kinesiology Do for You?

Simple, specific techniques reset a body’s “circuit breakers” to supply energy to weakened muscles and corresponding organs. Broken links of communication between body parts are found and restored. Skeletal and organ alignment, and function are often improved.

Sometimes called ‘Muscle Balancing’ or ‘Muscle Testing’, Specialized Kinesiology assists in subtle yet profound positive changes. It is used to determine how various stressors affect the body. It can reduce physical and mental pain and tension, and repattern stress responses.

Address long-standing viral, bacterial, toxic or allergic effects. Improve communication throughout the nervous system and circulatory system. Improve lymphatic flow. Enter the arena of vibrational healing and harmonize your major energy centers.

Re-integrate brain function under stress, whether at work, home or school.

Each person is different and each client’s needs are always respected during every session.

Key Benefits

  • Preventative Health Maintenance
  • Stress Management
  • Allergy Testing and Desensitization
  • Individualized Nutritional Counselling
  • Speeded Healing
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Neurological Condition Improvements