What is Biokinesiology & Reiki

What is Biokinesiology?

Biokinesiology is a form of kinesiology in which we use muscle testing & our knowledge of the biochemistry of the body.It is a complementary therapy which means it works alongside your conventional healthcare. The Biokinesiology Association of Ireland has a website which you can check out where you can find your local Biokinesiologist. Visit www.BKAI.ie.

I use muscle testing or a pendulum to find any imbalances in the pathways of the body which may be causing illness. The body’s muscles can provide information about the overall state of the body including physical, chemical and emotional wellbeing.I  try to find the root cause of problems instead of just treating the symptoms. 

I can check for food intolerances, digestion issues, hormone imbalances, thyroid and liver imbalances, low energy and  nutrient deficiencies just to name a few. 

What happens during a session of Biokinesiology?

A session takes around 60 mins and I usually recommend  2 - 3 sessions which are usually 4 weeks apart. At the beginning of the session I will have a discussion with you about your symptoms, your diet, exercise, sleep, stress and your lifestyle.

You will then lie on a massage table and I will perform gentle muscle tests on your body. I will ask you to hold a particular limb, usually the arm in a certain position while I apply gentle pressure. I will then ask you to resist my pressure. The muscle will either remain strong or it will go weak and this gives me information based on the question I have asked the body. I sometimes use a pendulum to ask the body questions also. 

Once I find an imbalance in the body such as an infection, toxin or food intolerance, I then find a supplement or dietary change that will resolve this imbalance. 

At the end of the session, I will recommend some diet and lifestyle changes as well as some supplements for you to take based on the results of the muscle testing. I will email you your full treatment plan after the session. You will usually see some results within a few weeks. My aim is to guide you on the path of optimal health. 

Biokinesiology is suitable for people of all genders and ages although I do specialise in womens health and especially women's hormones and the menstrual cycle. 

What is Reiki?

Reiki is an ancient Japanese  form of healing energy.  It is a non-invasive healing technique where I channel the universal life force energy through my hands and into your energy field. 

The word “Reiki" is derived from the Japanese words “rei” which means universal and ‘ki’ which means life force energy. 

The philosophy behind Reiki is that the life force energy flows through every living thing, which can be disrupted or depleted which can lead to physical or emotional imbalances or illness. As a Reiki Practitioner I aim to restore and rebalance this energy.

By working on the chakras and energy field of the body, Reiki is known to help reduce stress, promote healing and release negative emotions. There are 7 chakras: the crown, the third eye, the throat, the heart, the solar plexus, the sacral and the root chakra.

A session takes around 60 mins and I usually recommend 4 sessions, one for each of the 4 layers of the energy field, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. 

What happens during a Reiki Session?

During a session you will lie on the massage table. You can close your eyes and relax. Many clients fall asleep during a session. I will hover my hands over your chakras and other parts of your body and I will also lay my hands on the body from time to time. I use a series of hand positions to balance the energy of each chakra and the body as a whole. The experience is gentle and non-invasive and some people report sensations of warmth, tingling and deep relaxation. Clients also report seeing colours and shapes during a session. 

After a session I will let you know the chakras or areas of the body where I felt the energy wasn’t flowing or balanced. I will also email you with some aftercare tips. You will need to drink extra water after a reiki session and your body will want to rest so it’s important that you listen to that. The results of a Reiki session are not always immediately apparent. It may take a few days or even a few weeks to really feel all that has cleared. You will feel ‘different’ after a session. This can be different for every individual but clients often report feeling more at peace or calmer and less stressed.

So I hope I have explained to you clearly what Biokinesiology & Reiki is and you have more of an understanding of what I do now. If you have any questions I’d love to hear from you. You can find me on instagram and facebook @wellnesswithcatherine or you can drop me an email at wellnesswithcatherine1@gmail.com.

I also have a free download that you may be interested in. It’s an ebook on how to overcome pms and painful periods. You can find the link to it in my bio on instagram.