Kinesiology for Children

Kinesiology for Children

As a parent or guardian, we want the best for our children’s mental, emotional, physical and biochemical health. It can be distressing to see a child suffer, and parents often struggle to find a solution. Concerns may be around the child’s development and communication, sleep, mood, anxiety, energy levels, behaviour, immunity, digestive or food issues and much more.

Kinesiology is a safe and effective way to support all areas of health and development in children and help them overcome challenges and thrive. We take a holistic and drug-free approach to wellbeing, suitable for kids of all ages. It’s also a great way for kids to feel heard, validated and to understand their ‘big’ emotions.

What happens in Kinesiology sessions for Children?

Kinesiology sessions vary based on the age and needs of the child. Client information forms are completed and submitted before the first session to make the most out of the time and so that any sensitive concerns can be put forward without the child being embarrassed.

A parent/guardian is required to be in the room with children (unless agreed otherwise for Upper Primary/ High School children). Please do not bring siblings, if possible, as this can be a distraction for your child and in some cases may inhibit their progression in clinic.

  • 1. When working with younger children, the first session will start with letting the child familiarise themselves with the space, use the toys, light chat and play, so that they feel comfortable in the room. Parents are asked to please bring some small favourite toys (not electronics) to help the child feel at ease. This can also help occupy them while we discuss the information from the pre-submitted form.
  • 2. I will then interact with the child, guided by their comfort level and at some point we’ll start chatting all about them and possibly into some of their feelings, thoughts and worries, where appropriate.
  • 3. When they are happy to do so, we will pop them up on the massage table and, using gentle muscle monitoring, or using the parent as a surrogate, we will begin finding where the stress is being held in the body.
  • 4. Once we find the priority pathway we’ll be working on, I will use non-invasive balancing techniques such as light acupressure, sound therapy, neuro-lymphatic and neuro-vascular massage or palpation, and essences to help clear the blockages and imbalances. This can be very relaxing for the child and we are always guided by what the child is comfortable with.
  • 5. We usually recommend treatment plans in blocks of 6, with fortnightly appointments being the most common format where possible, though some children definitely benefit with more regular sessions.


**If you do not see a preferred time slot, please email me as some additional appointment times are reserved for children**