Over the years of being in practice, it has become apparent what an amazing effect the combination of massage and kinesiology can have, because the combination of massage and kinesiology is a powerful tool to help clear emotions and stress. There are a number of ways I combine these, which Ill outline shortly. Also, when I say kinesiology, its using the tools and techniques of kinesiology, rather than just the muscle testing to determine where imbalances are.
Firstly though, we need to answer the question of why you would combine them in the first place? And the answer is simply that emotions are everywhere. Emotions can be stored in your physical body (muscles etc), or in your energy body. Through the use of kinesiology alone emotions can be found and cleared easily, but most clients don’t realise the extent to which stuck emotions can have on our physical body.
Let’s look at the first example, and this ispretty common, where massage clients present with incredibly tight glute (butt) muscles – that feels like tight lower back and hips for them – and I mean more tight than usual. When talking to the client during the massage, we speak about any stresses around the areas of happiness and joy recently (in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the glute group of muscles are part of the Pericardium meridian, which emotionally represents happiness and joy, or lack there of), and more often than not, yes there has been stresses around those areas.
I make the suggestion to hold a point on their head, whilst setting the intention to release those stresses as they take a few deep breaths. After those few breaths, the glutes are often much more relaxed, and I am able to do the massage work the client requires.
The second example, and Ill use a recent client, is where after a couple of treatments there is still a residual pain in a very specific area. So before the massage, we do some kinesiology specific to determine what muscles are involved, and what stresses they are holding, and clear what can be cleared through kinesiology. Once the clients body indicates no more kinesiology is needed, we proceed to the massage, and now I have a particular muscle to work on in depth, whilst still treating all the muscles in the area. After the treatment, the client noticed that the specific pain had disappeared, and he could perform the movement with ease.
The last example, is when the client is stressed. They know they want some down time and have a massage, but also recognise that there is some kinesiology work that needs to be done. So in that case, it’s a matter of determining what proportion of the treatment they want to be massage and to kinesiology. Commonly, its half half, so the first half is dedicated to kinesiology, and the second half to massage. In this example, its is more like having two separate treatments that just happen to happen one after the other.
So, the next time you’re looking to have a massage, ask yourself what stresses you are holding on to, what excess emotions need clearing, and lets see if you would benefit from a combined treatment!