Kinesiology is an alternative therapy to help people get back to their original selves. Or so it claims. I was a sceptic but after my twin sister harped on about the benefits and what it's done for her leg injury I dragged myself along to a session.
Is a practice that is based on the Greek word 'kinesis' which means motion, and is thus employed into a type of massage which re-connects the body.
It is a private health-care option that is available across the UK, and is growing thanks to many seeking a more natural route when it comes to healthcare.
So what happens?
Kinesiology reminds me of Reiki and a deep-tissue massage at the same time. The therapist asks you to lie down and immediately starts talking about your energy and where the pain is. Without touching me she knew my shoulders were aching. Please note I walk absolutely fine and I am in no way hindered by my shoulder pain, but it has been there for weeks and I haven't found a solution. So it was a shock that straight away she knew about my ailment.
What followed was a rather unusual experience. She tapped, and knocked at various pressure points on my body, and then put an acupuncture needle in my ear. Apparently it will ease the pain in my shoulder (I wasn't sure how). After three days my shoulders, both of them, felt absolutely fine. No pain whatsoever. I returned a week later for the therapist to remove the needle which was painless, and she said my energy had improved, I walked better apparently?
God knows how she knew all this, but if you find you're suffering from an ache that isn't going away, or struggling finding balance in your life – who isn't? – I recommend Kinesiology. It really does open your eyes and realise it's not mumbo-jumbo, but the therapists who practise it know what they're talking about, and will put your body right.