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Kinesiology Melbourne

Kinesiology Melbourne

Intuitive Counseling and Kinesiology Sessions specifically for Women!

BENITA FRENCH (BBSc B.Psych) has been working as an intuitive counselor since 1998, a Touch for Health practitioner since 2003 and a professional Kinesiologist since 2005. Her Melbourne Kinesiology clients are exclusively women who want to heal from the emotional trauma and romantic drama in their personal lives.

Benita uses a variety of Kinesiology techniques including muscle testing, Touch for Health, Applied Physiology and Kinergetics (created by Melbourne Kinesiologist Phillip Rafferty in 1991).

Heal your past, prepare yourself for a better life and improve your current or next relationship.

Benita has streamlined all of these advanced energy healing techniques into a highly efficient system developed specifically for women in order to release emotional blockages and dramatically reduce their emotional trauma and ongoing personal worries.

Deeply rooted emotional patterns and romantic ordeals can result in debilitating physical pain and severe chronic illness if left unresolved. YOU DESERVE BETTER! Benita’s Kinesiology Melbourne sessions provide greater; emotional strength, clarity, self-worth, calmness, stability, physical recovery, and lasting energy.

Kinesiology appointments are available via Phone 0419 147 036, Skype or In-Person (Eltham, Nillumbik)


Benita French offers Melbourne Women unprecedented support between their sessions with phone calls, text, and emails. Benita is expertly aware of her clients needs more than any other person in their life. Nobody supports you like Benita! Healing begins with the right support.

“I want to see you forever! With the insight you give me and the way you describe things and people exactly, why would I want to see anyone else”

Testimonial from Lynne of Diamond Creek (1/11/2017)

BENITA’S MELBOURNE KINESIOLOGY SESSIONS involve muscle testing, intuitive readings and emotional counseling, to fully explore your situation and accurately identify the deeper causes of your stress or pain. This is followed by Touch for Health, Applied Physiology and Energetic Healing on the massage table to remove negative energy from your beliefs, your heart and your body.

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BENITA is a master at identifying patterns that you have never been aware of and will instantly recognise as the core root of all your problems and pain. Everything can be traced to an emotional point in your life that was suppressed instead of healed.

Every session ends with an empowering affirmation to reprogramme negative beliefs that have been identified during that session.

Kinesiology Melbourne

Kinesiology Melbourne

Touch for Health Melbourne

Practioner: Benita French
Location: Melbourne
Phone: 0419 147 036

Come in for a UNIQUE HEALING SESSION using Kinesiology, Intuitive Counselling, Touch for Health, Applied Physiology, Kinergetics and a range of Energetic Tools from Meridian Therapy, Crystal Healing, Tarot Reading, Numerology Reading and Chakra Balancing with Tuning Forks.

Benita French is a Kinesiologist with over 16 years of professional Kinesiology experience. Benita is also the director of Kinesiology Melbourne .com and has been healing women’s emotional problems for 20 years.

KINESIOLOGY is a name given to a set of methods that energetically heal your life. Some of Benita’s clients have experienced other kinds of energy healing techniques in the past, but have found Kinesiology the most effective, creating the most change.

Benita places a strong focus on inner child healing work for those clients who feel ready to address it, to further expose the hidden patterns that are holding her clients back from creative success and emotional happiness.

Call Benita on 0419 147 036

Testimonial from Carolyn of Seaford.
From my very first session with Benita “I experienced amazing changes. I would not have believed that at my age I could feel born again and balanced.”

Kinesiology can kick-start a major change in your life and get you moving forward.

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If you want deep positive change in all levels of your life, call Benita to discuss your unique situation.

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Day or Night

Benita will return your call to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.

Benita’s knowledge from her Behavioural Science and Psychology degrees have been incorporated into her Melbourne Kinesiology Practice. Benita received her Kinesiology training in Perth (2001) and Melbourne (2005) and has gone on to transform the lives of thousands of women, making them happier and healthier.

Kinesiology Melbourne ClientThe benefits of Kinesiology include:

  • Increased vitality
  • Reduced pain
  • Improved posture
  • Unblocked heart energy
  • Less stress
  • ‘True self’ awareness

SOME of her clients have tried conventional medicine in the hope that it can heal certain emotional and physical issues for them but without the desired success.

Working from her Melbourne Kinesiology practice and backed up with degrees in Psychology and Behavioural Science, Benita French now combines Kinesiology with intuitive reading, relationship counselling, and other natural healing modalities.

“Kinesiology identifies the elements which inhibit the body’s natural internal energies
and accessing the life-enhancing potential within the individual.”
…approved by the Australian Kinesiology Association 1999.

Kinesiology helps bring stress to the surface which would otherwise get locked in your body causing anxiety, depression, illness and financial struggles.

Benita accelerates your healing process. With 30+ years of energetic healing experience, your Kinesiology Melbourne session will be an unparalleled experience.

Call Benita on 0419 147 036

Kinesiologist: Benita French
Location: Melbourne
Phone: 0419 147 036

Thanks for visiting my Kinesiology Melbourne page. If you would like to read “My Personal Story – Overcoming emotionally abusive relationships” I have it published, in the raw, on my homepage –

The Kinesiology Melbourne Story (1916 – 2019)

The rest of this page is dedicated to the greater Kinesiology Melbourne story which describes a history of Kinesiology across both schools of Kinesiology thought… Traditional Kinesiology (the mechanics of human motion) and Applied Kinesiology (AK – the alternative holistic therapy).

by JayDz French – 2019

The Kinesiology Melbourne Story (part 1 – Traditional Physical Kinesiology)

The Melbourne Kinesiology story begins in 1916 when Miss Ella Gormley became director of Physical Education and was commissioned by the Education Department to embark on a two-year international study of physical education for girls overseas. She received an MA in Physical Education at Columbia University in 1921 and on her return to Australia, she conducted a National training program for women teachers. Ella Gormley’s work in America and England had a pioneering impact on the increased inclusion of physical education, corrective gymnastics, rhythmic exercises, physiology and kinesiology in Australian schools and universities. Together with Rosalie Virtue in Melbourne, Ella Gromley was the first advocate for Australian Girls to break away from the male-dominated, military training and receive the Swedish system of Kinesiology as a basis for their physical education. Ella and Rosalie’s work reached across Australia and was the first Kinesiology Melbourne training. It was a traditional approach to Kinesiology (the science of physiological movement) which was created and coined by Swedish medical gymnast Carl August Georgii in 1854. A man who stood at the forefront of one of Sweden’s greatest cultural exports during the nineteenth century – Swedish Gymnastics and Physiotherapy.

Swedish Physiotherapist, Henrik Kellgren was employing Muscle Testing (the basis of modern Applied Kinesiology) in the late 1800s across Europe and London. Kinesiology was made popular in the U.S.A. in the 1880s and ’90s when Swedish born Nils Posse wrote: “The Special Kinesiology of Educational Gymnastics” which was published in Boston (1896).

In 1919, Wilbur Pardon Bowen (professor of Physical Education at Michigan State Normal College) published “Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology – The mechanism of muscular movement” a book that was not only studied by teachers and medical practitioners but also by the legendary sportsmen like Gene Tunney, the famous American Boxer of the 1920s.

By 1927 Melbourne Kinesiology was an integral subject on the curriculum of the Melbourne Physical Education Colleges.

By the late 1930s, the study of Kinesiology had been integrated by most of the worlds Olympic Swimming coaches, including Fred Cady, who visited Australia in 1937. This was the same year that the University of Melbourne included a diploma course in Physical Education which included Kinesiology as part of its second-year curriculum. This first true Kinesiology Melbourne course had grown to over 60 students in 1938.

In the 1940s American medical institutes like the Elizabeth Kenny Institute (Minneapolis) were claiming great success employing neuromuscular physiology and kinesiology techniques for the treatment of infantile paralysis.

During the 1940s and 1950s the Melbourne Kinesiology story was further advanced by the Australian Physiotherapy Association which had been known as the Australian Massage Association between 1906 and 1939.

In 1965 Melbourne physical education expert, Mike Hunt gave a series of lectures on the Kinesiology of Swimming.

In 1976, Professor Eric W. Banister (head of the School of Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver) toured Australia giving a series of talks on Kinesiology.

The Kinesiology Melbourne Story (part 2 – Applied Kinesiology)

In 1973 the originator of Applied Kinesiology, Dr George Goodheart, founded The International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK)  after developing his own system of muscle testing to diagnose and treat the energy pathways know as meridians in Chinese Medicine. George Goodheart based his diagnostic techniques around the work of the early Swedish Physiotherapists and the Manual Muscle Testing techniques of Henry and Florence Kendall published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (1949). With the help of his colleague Dr Alan Beardall (who would later create Clinical Kinesiology), Goodheart changed the traditional muscle testing diagnosis to evaluate the nervous system’s control over muscles rather than the physical power of the muscle itself, therefore, tracing a patient’s most present affliction to a deeper source.

Dr Goodheart’s Applied Kinesiology then treats each of the muscle and related organ inhibitions, discovered through muscle testing, by employing Massage and the stimulation of neurolymphatic and neurovascular reflexes alongside Oriental Meridian Therapies. Dr Goodheart continued to refine his Applied Kinesiology system via the recording of his Monthly Research Tapes and subsequent presentations at ICAK and amongst the wider Chiropractic professionals in America. Colour Therapy was one of many treatments that was added later to Applied Kinesiology.

The modern-day Melbourne Kinesiologist will also assess your emotional wellbeing and Kinesiology is often used as a complementary therapy alongside the healer’s main practice of counselling, energy healing or massage. In 1979 George Goodhart became the first official Olympic team chiropractor in the US.

After meeting George Goodheart in 1964, chiropractor Dr John F. Thie became one of the early promoters of Applied Kinesiology. John Thie was already a Doctor of Chiropractic and became the founding chairman of ICAK. After touring and working with George Goodheart for many years, John Thie and his wife Carrie Thie encouraged George to write an Applied Kinesiology book for lay people and was told “If you want a book for lay people, you will have to write it yourself.” and so, from 1971 to 1973 John and Carrie Thie did just that. They began presenting and recording seminars (originally called Health from Within) in order to provide background material for the book which would become “Touch for Health” (1973). In Touch for Health (TFH), applied kinesiology is used to identify imbalances in your energy with a view to holistically rebalancing your bodies natural healing process with treatment split between ‘body work’ (acupressure and meridian tracing) and ‘communication work’ (personal and emotional counselling). Carrie Thie’s area of study was Effective Communication, Interpersonal Relationships and as a Family Therapist, she provided most of the content in Touch for Health that is more suited to counseling and healing the emotional traumas of Women. TFH was originally embraced by the Chiropractic community but these ‘professionals’ eventually stopped attending the Touch for Health Foundation meetings, partly due to John’s dream of servicing the Layman alongside the Professional, but I suspect it was also due to TFH’s inclusion of an emotional duty of care conflicting with a male-dominated Chiropractic industry. Chiropractic medicine was also a profession that was desperately fighting for legitimacy within organised medicine during the 1960s, 70s and 80s. A fight between ‘drugless healing’ and ‘patent medicine’ that had been going on in America ever since the formation of the American Medical Association (AMA) in 1847 and its subsequent rise to power and full control during the 1980s.

In 1976, Dr David S Walther published his first Kinesiology book “Applied Kinesiology: The Advanced Approach in Chiropractic” which organised Goodheart’s work into a more teachable system. His book was immediately used as the recommended text for Applied Kinesiology which was accompanied by workbooks and over 1000 slides to create a complete audiovisual teaching program for Applied Kinesiology. David Walther was a prolific writer and the primary developer of the 100-hour syllabus adopted by ICAK.

In 1981, Gordon Stokes, originally a communication trainer at Touch for Health, pioneered the integration of the Chinese Five Elements into the Touch for Health System, with the publication of “5 Element Rebalancing” jointly written with Daniel Whiteside. Gordon Stokes and Phillip Crockford travelled to Canberra in the early 80s and subsequently taught one of Melbourne’s first Touch for Health Instructors, Kerryn Sedgman who would go on to create one of the first Melbourne Kinesiology Colleges. Kerryn Sedgman travelled to the San Diego Touch for Health Conference in 1982, where she met Dr John Thie and in 1987 she completed a three-year degree in sports medicine.

Dr John Diamond, a graduate of the Sydney Medical School, is also worth a mention as one of the first Australian doctors to study Applied Kinesiology during the early years at ICAK. Dr Diamond went on to publish his own system based on Applied Kinesiology and his own discovery of a link between Meridians and Emotions. Dr John Diamond authored 30 books on holistic healing including “Your Body Doesn’t Lie” (1979), and “Life Energy: Unlocking the Hidden Power of Your Emotions to Achieve Total Well-Being” (1985). He also contributed to Color Therapy being used as a treatment by the modern Melbourne Kinesiologist and would later favour Art Therapy and Creativity as a key tool in Holistic Healing.

Richard D. Utt published his Applied Physiology course material in 1986. A system revered by many Melbourne Kinesiologists to this day. Applied Physiology combines Applied kinesiology with the work of Dr Nogier (‘setting up’ or amplifying pain first, in order to improve pain relief efficacy rates during Auricular Therapy or ear acupuncture) and Dr Alan Beardall’s ‘Clinical Kinesiology’ (‘advance and lock’ techniques to capture amplified pain and thought signals without keeping the patient in pain continuously.)

During the ’80s the Kinesiology Canberra scene was the first to offer Kinesiology and Touch for Health services, courses and conferences with the Melbourne Kinesiology scene following soon after. Ian White, a teacher of Naturopathy and Kinesiology published his “Australian Bush Flower Essences” book in 1991 and primary school teacher, Carol West was practising Kinesiology in Rochester, Victoria in the late 1990s.

Andrew Verity was one the first dedicated Melbourne Kinesiologists who built a successful Naturopathic and Kinesiology Melbourne practice in the ’80s and ’90s which employed many other notable Melbourne Kinesiologists; Kerryn Sedgman, Robbi Zeck, Don Vinney, Jose Van Rooy, Gordon Dickson and Chris Rowe. He went on to found The College of Neuro-Training which now has nine campuses across Australia, three of which are still teaching Kinesiology in Melbourne to this day. In 2005 Lyndy Saltmarsh was director of the College of Kinesiology Melbourne and the College of Neuro-Training Mornington Peninsula campus.

In 1993 Grethe Fremming and Rolf Hausboel, the founders of the Danish School of Kinesiology introduced their Transformational Kinesiology (TK) to Australia. TK was just one example of what would become an epidemic of fusion and rebranding of the original Applied Kinesiology as Kinesiology professionals began to experiment and incorporate the diagnostic side of Applied kinesiology with their preferred therapy for treatment. TK uses manual muscle testing to identify limiting beliefs, stress and energy blockages which may be balanced with meditation, visualisation, movement, sound, colour, fragrant oils, or acupressure. The session ends by reprogramming of the self-sabotaging mechanisms with a conscious recreation that you choose for yourself (a carefully tailored affirmation).

Chris Rowe became involved in Energetic Kinesiology in 1986. In 1989 he co-founded the Kinesiotherapy Centre and in 1994 he co-founded the Melbourne Kinesiology College for Energetic Sciences with his then-wife Kerryn Sedgman. By 1996 the college was offering the first government accredited Applied Kinesiology Diploma with approximately 1.365 hours of training. Kinesiology House opened its doors at 237 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Melbourne (1995) and in 2005 it became the College of Complementary Medicine with another campus in Sydney run by David Corby. This was one of the rare Kinesiology colleges in the world to bridge the gap between the traditional sport based Kinesiology and energy based Kinesiology with many of its lecturers and course developers having degrees in sport and injury-related sciences. Charles Krebs, Kathy Carmuciano, Peter Cochrane, Penny Booth, Carl Montgomery, Kerrie Brooks deserve special mention here as part of this early Kinesiology Melbourne scene. The college offered two Kinesiology diplomas in Melbourne; Holistic Kinesiology and Sports Kinesiology alongside a string of short courses. ‘Holistic Kinesiology’ another rebranding of Applied Kinesiology was a bold attempt to fuse it with every natural healing remedy and alternative healing therapy creating one of the most comprehensive and complicated systems for the student to put into practice and market themselves.

Just their Introduction to Kinesiology alone included; history of Kinesiology, energetic/holographic theory, neuro-lymphatic reflex points, neurovascular holding points, bilateral spinal reflex points, postural analysis and corrections, emotional balancing, pain relief techniques, 5-element flow theory, acupuncture theory, meridian alarm points, meridian emotional points, tonification and sedation of muscles, pain tapping, emotional stress release, chakra associations and flower essences. This was just a short course. The diploma blended; Applied Kinesiology, Touch for Health, Three in One, PKP, Applied Physiology, Transformational Kinesiology and much more.

In the 1990s the idea of what a Melbourne Kinesiologist actually does was thrown wide open and remains to this day to be both liberating to the student and confusing to the potential client. One Melbourne Kinesiologist might perform a 48 point muscle balance and be juggling a stack of books to determine a suitable therapy at every point, while another Melbourne Kinesiologist may be intuitively guided straight to the inflicted area, perform a one-point balance and always apply her trusted or favoured therapy.

Benita French with a Bachelor of Behavioural Science and a Bachelor of Psychology was a student of Holistic Kinesiology in 2005 after already completing Touch for Health in 2001-2003 and with an existing business as a professional healer, Benita found the ‘College of Complementary Medicine’ to be an unspiritual, uncaring and out of touch experience, probably due to its ever-broadening connections with the above-mentioned plethora of existing science-based Kinesiology and constantly emerging fusions of Applied Kinesiology. “I enjoyed the course material but the instructors didn’t seem to have an understanding of what energy healing is really about. Many of these Melbourne kinesiologists hadn’t given up the medical model to really test the metaphysical elements they were including and none of it seemed to be integrated into their daily lives. The college administration also had an extremely low duty of care.”

Benita had a more enjoyable and rewarding experience during her previous Kinesiology Practitioner, Touch for Health and Kinergetics Kinesiology training under Nicolie O’Neill who learnt from Toni Gralton.

Kinergetics simplifies Kinesiology muscle testing and solely treats the discovered inhibitions with Energy Healing. Kinergetics was created in 1991 by Phillip Rafferty another Melbourne Kinesiologist with a background in Reiki. He was the founding President of the Touch for Health Association in Victoria and began fusing Reiki with Applied Kinesiology. He also began experimenting with the ‘hitting energy’ of Qigong master Richard Link. Phillip also adapted and simplified some Applied Physiology techniques (pauselock, jaw stacking, finger modes, etc) created by Richard Utt. Where Touch for Health made Applied Kinesiology simple enough for lay people, Kinergetics makes Touch for Health fast and efficient.

Formed by TFH trainers, the International Kinesiology College (IKC) was created in 1990 and later moved its headquarters to Australia where it continues to develop international standards and certificates for the Kinesiology profession. The Mind, Body, Spirit Festivals also began promoting Kinesiology in Australia from the 199os onwards.

In 2000, Jennette Burns opened her ‘Kinesiology Centre of South Eastern Melbourne’, which later changed its name to Kinesiology Melbourne in 2015. Jenne Burns taught many Melbourne Kinesiology students having first studied Kinesiology herself in 1992. Another Melbourne Kinesiologist, Brian Knight founded The Health Arts College (Box Hill) in 2002, the college is no longer offering Kinesiology courses and has since moved to Dandenong. Brian is now a Business Mentor.

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