International Specialized Kinesiology Day

Press Release for International SK Day

Saturday, March 21, 2015 marks the first ever International Specialized Kinesiology Day.  While Specialized Kinesiology (SK) has been around for a long time, it is still misunderstood.  “People think of it as ‘New Age’ or strange.  They often ask me if I’m psychic because they can’t understand how I know things about them and their health,” says Natural Health Practitioner Alexis Costello.  “In reality, SK is simply a way of seeing where the body is holding stress.  Every food you eat, vitamin you take, person you interact with or thought you have either allows energy flow to work properly through the body, creating a ‘locked’ or strong muscle response, or it creates stress in the body and an ‘unlocked’ or weak response.”

Most forms of SK practiced today around the world stem from the work of Dr. George Goodheart and Dr. John Thie.  Both men were chiropractors in the 60’s who began using muscle tests as a way of assessing meridian energy from Chinese therapies such as acupuncture.  They developed corrections that were non-intrusive and easy to use.  Dr. Thie wanted to create a way for laypeople without medical training to use these techniques and in 1973 published the first Touch for Health manual.  Touch for Health is now taught all over the world and is considered a prerequisite to many other SK courses for it’s excellent teaching of accurate muscle testing and powerful correction techniques.  These are certificate classes and are globally recognized and overseen by the International Kinesiology College.

To mark this event in Kelowna, Alexis Costello, who is also the President of the Canadian Association of Specialized Kinesiology, will be working with a team of her students offering free Touch for Health balances in front of Nature’s Fare from 10-4:00 Saturday, March 21.  “The point is to help people become familiar with the idea of muscle testing, how it works and what the benefits are. (SK) is gentle and non-invasive but can have profound effects including pain relief, stress reduction, increased energy and overall wellbeing. These balances are quick (seven or eight minutes per person usually), gentle and do not require any special equipment while leaving volunteers feeling better and, hopefully, wanting to learn more about this amazing field of study.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about SK is welcome to visit the Canadian Association’s website: