Kinesiology uses the gentle art of muscle monitoring to access information about a person’s well being. Originating in the 1960’s, by Dr George Goodheart, it combines Western techniques and Eastern wisdom to promote long term recuperation. Kinesiology identifies the elements which can create conflicts within a person and investigates how a person requires assistance to balance themselves mentally, emotionally and physically back to health and wellbeing.

Kinesiology in Australia is used to describe the application of muscle testing within a philosophy or set of protocols to achieve a healthy state of well being.  The difference between the terms ‘Kinesiology’ and ‘Muscle Testing’ needs to be clarified. “Kinesis” comes from a Greek word meaning motion and “ology” referring to the study of a science. “Muscle Testing’ is a reference to the actual use of applying pressure to a muscle to check for a change of response in the muscle. Muscle testing is a diagnostic tool used to evaluate disturbances of the musculoskeletal system where a certain stimuli are used to challenge to monitor how the muscles will react.

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Muscle testing itself, is a verification tool that shows how well a person adapting to reaction’s in Life that may cause them stress. Monitoring the muscles does not measure the muscle strength of a person; it monitors the neurological response through the central nervous system via the musculoskeletal system. It gives an indication of the person’s response or reaction to whatever the stimuli is, by sending signals along the nervous system between the brain and the rest of the body, thus creating a feedback loop. This feedback loop is constantly monitoring what changes are occurring on the inside and outside of a person. How a person learns to protect can create conflicts between the behavioural and inherited references..

Monitoring the muscles can be an effective tool, if used appropriately and with the awareness of this discipline.  Kinesiology uses various techniques to verify information, such as a “Pretest”. This is a method, where a set of techniques are applied to a specific muscle to monitor its response, called an indicator muscle. Why we monitor the indicator muscle independently, is to make sure that there are no problems with the function of the muscle.  If a muscle has a damaged tendon or nerve, this may affect the results of the muscle test when accessing further information via their nervous system. Pretests are techniques, which are only one of hundreds of methods, which the kinesiologist applies whilst muscle testing. The methods are used as references to gathered information and develop a picture of how a person wants assistance in returning to a balanced state of health. 

Michele uses the various modalities in kinesiology ranging from Neuro-training (formerly Educating Alternatives), Neuro-Organised Techniques (N.O.T), Touch for Health, Three in One, PKP and Educational Kinesiology  - Brain Gym®.

Sanctuary of the Heart is dedicated to promoting health through applying the Natural Laws of Healing, encouraging his or her own healing ability and empowering the person to attain Life-style changes.