Kinesiology for Kids

I love working with children and helping them work through the underlying issues that are causing them any sort of stress or upset.

Kids are so beautiful and open to everything that comes up in a Kinesiology session and I truly love helping them make sense of their big feelings. I have different ways of connecting with each child based on their needs, and use various therapy aids and techniques to help them to verbalise their worries and issues.

How do I help children express how they feel?

One of the ways that I connect with children and help them to feel comfortable to chat with me is through using my special little box of magic. A while ago I noticed that there are a lot of children who struggle with articulating exactly how they feel when they come to see me for a session, which can be for a whole number of reasons, so I brought together all my knowledge and skills to create the perfect mix of things to help kids to feel comfortable to express their feelings.
This box is filled with all sorts of different and varied items and specific sensory toys that will appeal to different children depending on their particular needs. My little clients are loving opening this special box and picking out things to hold during their session while we are chatting. The toys in here have been carefully selected, and although the child doesn’t realise it, the toy they select actually tells me a lot about what is going on for them at that time.
It is so important to me that the children that come to see me understand that they are in a safe space, where they can share the things that make them sad, angry, frustrated, scared, venerable etc and together we can work through being able to let them go.

What can Kinesiology help kids deal with?

Kinesiology can help both children and adults deal with any stress that they are experiencing in their lives, some of the issues may include:

  • Abuse and trauma
  • Adjusting to being a big sister/brother
  • Aggression/anger problems
  • Anxiety
  • Bed wetting
  • Behavioural issues
  • Bullying
  • Communication issues
  • Concentrating/focus struggles
  • Emotional pain
  • Exam pressure
  • Exhaustion
  • Food intolerances and eating issues
  • Friendship challenges
  • Grief/loss
  • Growing pains
  • Headaches
  • Homework stress
  • Hyperactivity/manic behaviours
  • Learning disabilities
  • Motivation
  • Nail biting
  • Not ‘connecting’ to the outside world
  • Parents’ divorce/separation
  • Physical pain in the body
  • Puberty
  • Reactive behaviours
  • School stress
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-sabotage
  • Sensory processing issues (noise/lights/textures)
  • Separation anxiety
  • Sleep issues
  • Struggling with friendships/making friends
  • Toileting accidents
  • Vague/distant/withdrawn behaviours
  • Weight problems/eating disorders
  • Isolation/feeling left out/excluded from friendships

What happens in a Children’s Kinesiology Session?

Each Kinesiology session is unique and flows according to the child’s needs. In some sessions we start by chatting directly with the child about how they are feeling and what is happening in their life at that particular time. Sometimes the child isn’t comfortable talking straight away so they sit and play with some things from my little box of magic while I chat to the parent/guardian of the child about the issues they’d like to work on. I also have a lot of parents that prefer to just hand me a note with the issues they’d like to work on, and then they leave it to me to manage how I bring up those issues with the child directly. I am flexible and always go with the best thing for the child on that particular day.

I always explain to the children what is going to happen in the session so they are not nervous about it. I explain that we’re just going to have a little chat, then they’ll get to lay on the massage table on their back and I’ll just be moving their arm up and down to help them feel better. I also explain that they will get to see some fun things that might test up for them, such as a special crystal they can hold, a beautiful card they can look at or maybe even a beautiful oil that they can smell.

Finally I also make sure that I let them know that they’ll receive a special little gift from me at the end of the session, which they are always excited about!


Are there age restrictions on Kinesiology for children, and does the parent/guardian stay for the session?

There are no restrictions on Kinesiology for children, each child has their own individual personality and needs so I will speak with their parent/guardian to establish what is the best way for them to be treated, as a general rule though I would recommend the following;

Babies
Babies can have their energy balanced (often helpful for sleeping, feeding, food issues) and this is done through testing on the Mother’s arm as a surrogate for the baby. This is normally done whilst they are holding the baby, or baby is lying on them whilst they are on the table. If it’s not possible to have baby with you we can use surrogate testing by the Mum bringing in a photo of baby.
Toddlers (1-4yrs)
Toddlers are notoriously hard to get to sit still for very long, so in the majority of cases we will not have the toddler present in the healing session. Rather what we do is we have parent/guardian attend the session with a photo of the child. We then talk through all the challenges that they are experiencing and we use the photo to bring the child’s energy on line and use the parents arm to surrogate test and establish what the child needs. This also normally includes ‘homework’ in which the parent/guardian will have something that they need to do with the child at home. This may involve flower essence drops, rubbing acupressure points, placing a crystal near them, having the child smell an essential oil etc. I have used this method many, many times in clinic and have always had wonderful results and shifts for the children after the session, so it is still just as effective as them attending in person.
Children (5-10yrs)
Children that are in the 5-10yr age bracket are generally very happy to come for a treatment session and chat to me about how they are feeling. Through the use of my various tools and techniques I’m able to provide a safe, comfortable place for them to share their stress and help feel better again. In the majority of these sessions the parent/guardian is present and will help contribute to the session where they see fit. With a lot of my clients in this age bracket, as soon as they have been for a few sessions and are comfortable with me they will ask to see me on their own and their parent/guardian will wait outside and just join us at the end to see what homework/remedies are required.
Older Children/Teenagers (10-17yrs)
When it comes to sessions for older children/teenagers it is really up to them how they would like the session to run. The majority of my clients in this age bracket with arrive with their parent/guardian and then want their session to be private and ask for it to be alone. Sometimes the parent/guardian will stay for the first part of the session whilst we are talking through everything going on, and then when it’s time to hop on the massage table and test up what is needed for a balance they will exit the room to give their child privacy and space to share one on one.

What is the duration and cost of a Child’s Kinesiology Session?

Kinesiology sessions for children 10yrs and under are normally 60mins in duration, both for the initial and follow up sessions, unless otherwise discussed and agreed that a longer time period is required.

Kinesiology sessions for children/teenagers 10yrs and up and 90mins for the initial session and then follow up sessions are 60mins in duration.

The appropriate duration for your child can be discussed when we are booking in the session, as it is very much based around the child’s particular needs and stressors that are to be worked on.

Pricing is as follows:

90min Kinesiology Sessions – $150

60min Kinesiology Sessions – $100

Please note that a card fee of 1.9% is added on top of these fees for anyone paying with a card.

Client Feedback

Kinesiology has been part of my life so long and I am so grateful that I can share this gift with my children. Sometimes we are unable to get in touch with our children’s needs and we actually can be closed to either accepting those needs or even feeding them when we are going through emotional feelings ourselves. So the answer for me is to allow my children to experience Kinesiology. The shifts are immediate and some take a little more time but more often or not if the practitioner has their heart open to accept all characteristics of children and who they are, they will open up. Stacey Wilson thank you so much for allowing my children to be able to trust you and open up… If you’re looking for an amazing Kinesiologist specialising in children Stacey is amazing…” – Candice
Stacey is a gem. My 6 year old was enamoured after 1 session and is improving everyday. Stacey is calm, patient and  understanding with young kids. Can not recommend her enough.” – Airlie