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    Susan Martinez

    It’s time to get to know your kinesiologist!

    Some of you know me a little more than others, so I thought you might like to hear about how I got into kinesiology, my favourite things about this modality and what I’d be doing if I wasn’t a kinesiologist.

    What attracted you to kinesiology?

    I had my first experience with kinesiology when my daughter was born.  She had massive trauma to her head due to a forcep delivery. I knew it was essential to get her cranials looked at and my sister ‘gifted’ me a visit from her kinesiologist.  I literally heard my baby girl sigh with relief after the kinesiologist had done some gentle work on her. I continued to see the kinesiologist and was blown away with the (very accurate) emotional work she did on both myself and my daughter.  She confirmed my growing belief that our emotions play a massive role in our health status, and I knew I needed to learn this modality for myself.

    What do you love the most about being a kinesiologist?

    I love seeing how people arrive at my door looking tired, strained, worried and leave looking happier and relaxed.  I love hearing how my clients change over time into a better version of themselves.  I get really excited by those who really embrace the process and take on board my lifestyle recommendations and see for themselves the difference it makes.  I love knowing that I make a difference in the world, one person at a time.

    What are your favourite things to work on?

    If you’d asked me a year ago I would have said working with people who are stressed and anxious.  I’m currently really loving the work I’m doing with clients who have muscular issues.  When people walk in feeling pain, and leave the clinic with less pain or tension in their body it is really amazing to see. I love seeing clients who’ve tried all sorts of other treatments suddenly find relief through kinesiology – it’s pretty amazing.

    What is your least favourite thing to work on?

    Probably weight issues.  I find that most people who want to lose weight have unrealistic expectations and are a bit impatient for results.  Weight loss requires many lifestyle changes, 100% commitment and patience.  Most people want a quick fix.  Also, excess weight is linked to a lot of stored emotions that need to be carefully worked through.  My preference is to work with these clients with a team of practitioners, particularly nutritionists, personal trainers and naturopaths.

    Was kinesiology difficult to learn?

    Not really.  It was challenging, but not difficult.  The muscle testing took some time to perfect.  At first I was very heavy handed working with muscles.  This is quite normal for beginners.  It took some time to learn to push on muscles in a gentle way and still get an accurate reading.

    Do you have kinesiology sessions yourself?

    My word I do!  I think I would go crazy if I didn’t have regular kinesiology balances.  I try to get a balance every 4-6 weeks and will either work on whatever is bothering me at the time or just go in for a tune-up.   I go more often if something is having a significant impact on my health. If I miss a regular appointment I can literally ‘feel’ out of sorts.  I am less able to handle stress and I feel much more anxious.  As a practitioner is critical I’m balanced while working on other people.

    What would you be doing now if you were not a kinesiologist?

    Probably sobbing in the toilets of some soul destroying job.

    So there’s a little snap shot of me.  The kinesiologist behind Kinesiology Affect.