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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Muscle Testing?

Applied Kinesiology AKA Muscle Testing is a practice that is used to tap into the subconscious mind in order to answer questions about physical, mental and emotional well-being. It's a noninvasive method that can be used to determine the underlying causes of ailments and afflictions an individual or animal may be suffering from. It can help identify everything from nutritional needs to Trapped Emotions.

How does it work?

Our bodies live and function on principles of biomagnetic energy. While our conscious mind is mostly oblivious to these energies, our subconscious minds are intimately connected to and affected by them. They are responsive to positive energy and congruency, and they are resistant to negative energy and incongruency. It is this tendency to seek out or reinforce positive energy, and to avoid or refuse negative energy that allows us to perform muscle testing.

We tap into this relationship between the subconscious mind and energy by asking “true/false” questions, and then checking the body’s response. Checking the response can be done a number of ways, but is often done with methods like the Arm Test, where the subject simply holds one arm outstretched in front of them, parallel to the floor.

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We teach Muscle Testing at our Bodywork Classes as well as at Oils Classes. Test your vitamins and oils lately??

Releasing Trapped Emotions

The Emotion Code is a powerful and simple way to rid yourself of unseen baggage. Releasing trapped emotions often results in the sudden disappearance of physical problems, self-sabotage, and recurring relationship difficulties.

Emotions can become trapped in particular organs and cause physical damage to your body. This also holds true to the horses. They are very empathetic beings and often take on emotions of their owners as well as deal with their own.

I had the opportunity to work with therapy horses at a therapeutic riding center. After working on several horses, the emotion of Abandonment kept coming up. The horses felt abandoned by their owners as they were left at the riding center for a new life as no one explained to them why they were sent there.

Christopher Reeves wife died of lung cancer but never smoked. Interesting how the emotions of grief, sadness and sorrow are all emotions that settle in the lungs.

This simple process of releasing the trapped energy can make a huge difference in the health and well-being of both horses and humans.

For more information, read Dr. Bradley Nelsons book The Emotion Code.

What do you mean by Hot Oils?

Hot oils are oils that are so strong they can actually burn or welt the skin. Oregano is one of the most common hot oils and should never be applied not diluted. The picture to the left is of a horse that had Oregano used in an oil treatment that was not diluted enough and created welts on the back. Some may have heard this is a sign of detox. It is not, this is the skin's negative reaction to the hot oil. Always use caution when using oils.

What is an Essential Oils Treatment?

An Essential oils treatment is a modality of choosing essential oils through muscle testing that the horse needs in the body for some particular reason. After the oils have been chosen they are applied with a carrier oil and then a warm wet towel placed on the back to help the oils absorb into the spine. Oil treatments can be used to support the immune system, detox, energy alignment and much more. It is recommended to do a treatment every couple of months to support the horses body in maintaining structural alignment, support the immune system and balance the energy.

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