What is Kinesiology

Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement. Touch for Health (TFH) is the most widely used system of kinesiology in the world. In TFH, we use muscle testing to identify imbalances in the body’s energy field.


What can I expect during a session?

  • During a TFH session, you will be allowed to relax while laying on a massage table
  • There is no need to remove any of your clothing as all the techniques are applied to the body through gentle hand gestures
  • Different muscles are tested through strategic application of light hand pressure
  • TFH is not a massage but a whole balancing of the bodies energy system

What benefits can result from Touch for Health body balance?

  • Increased energy flow
  • Reduced pain by releasing tight muscles, allowing the bones to return to their proper positions
  • Improved posture and balance
  • Better performance


 Continue reading below to find out more about Kinesiology and Touch for Health. 

  • We test how well energy is flowing in the body
  • A muscle which tests weak indicates a blockage or constriction in the energy flow
  • When the energy field is blocked in a meridian, the muscle might test weak, or wobbly when tested.  Most likely it will affect the associate organ as well
  • The process we use to unblock the energy and restore balance to the system is called balancing
  • We balance the body’s energies and strengthen all the weak muscles we find.  This brings the body into a better balance, improves posture and reduces pain and tension
  • Touch for health does not cure or heal anything, in fact, no healer ever heals.  It is the body itself which performs the healing process
  • By balancing the energy flow and posture, we put the body into the best possible state in order for it to heal itself
  • There are 14 major meridians.  The simplest balancing involves checking one muscle associated with each of these 14 meridians.  If a muscle tests strong, meaning that it locks and stays in place under the muscle test, we know that there is at least enough energy flowing in that meridian to enable the muscle to function as it should.  If the muscle is weak, meaning that it is shaky or mushy or allows the arm or leg to give way under the muscle test, it indicates that we need to stimulate the flow of energy in that system.
  • For bilateral muscle weakness, we use the spinal reflex technique.  If however, only one muscle is inhibited, we use different techniques and find out which one to apply for best results.  These techniques are summarized below


Neurolymphatic massage points
While the bloodstream operates under pressure up and down in a closed circuit, the lymphatic circuit flows only in one direction.  The lymphatic acts as a drainage system of the body but also carries nutrients to the cells.  There are twice as many lymph vessels and lymph as there are blood vessels and blood in the body.  The energy to the lymphatic system is regulated by what we call the neurolymphatic reflexes, located mainly in the chest and back.  These reflex points act as circuit breakers or switches that get turned off when the system is overloaded.


Neurovascular holding points
Are located mainly on the head.  For strengthening a muscle, we simply touch those points slightly.  Seconds after, we feel a slight pulse.  This pulse is not related to a heart beat but is related to be a primitive pulsation of the microscopic capillary bed in the skin.  After pulse has been felt on both sides, and it has become synchronized, then the neurovascular points may be held for 20 seconds up to 10 min, depending on the problem.  This will improve the blood circulation to both the muscle and the related meridian, enabling the weak muscle to lock when retested.

The different meridians which are shown in each muscle can also be used for strengthening.  The flow of energy through a meridian may be stimulated by using the hands to trace the meridian line in proper direction on the surface of the body.  The weak muscle will test strong when retested.

Acupressure Holding Points (AHP)
To strengthen a muscle using AHP, we use the points on the same side of the body as the weak muscle.  We use light pressure for about 30 seconds for the first set and the same for the second set for AHP.  The muscle will be affected under 30 seconds of light pressure and will lock when retested.

Origin Insertion Technique
Sometimes we may need to manually stimulate or wake up a weak muscle before the effect of the energy balance can show.  When a muscle has been strained or overworked, the circulation or lymph system have been overloaded.  By using either the spindle cell mechanism or the golgi tendon apparatus on the weak muscle, we may correct the weak muscle and it will lock on retesting.