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Touch for Health Level One

Touch for Health Level One offers students amazing insights and adds everyday tools & tips to their wellness tool box.

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Touch for Health™ Course Syllabus as approved by the International Kinesiology College <IKC>, depending on your level of education or current career this IKC certificate program may cover your continuing education requirements with a fun and useful addition to your skill set.

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Touch for Health Level 1 (15 hours) covers the following:
Opposing Muscle Theory/Triangle of Health
Accurate Muscle Testing
Switch On – K27, CV24 & GV27, GV1+Navel
Water Check / Central Meridian Check / Permissions
Cross Crawl for Fun
General Meridian Massage
Origin/Insertion Technique
Bilateral Muscle Correction Technique
Emotional Stress Release
Strengthening with Foods
Visual Inhibition & Auricular Exercise
Surrogate Testing
Simple Pain Techniques – running meridians, feathering
Posture Awareness, Goal Balancing

14 Muscles:
Teres Major
Pectoralis Major Clavicular
Latissimus Dorsi
Gluteus Medius
Teres Minor
Anterior Deltoid
Pectoralis Major Sternal
Anterior Serratus
Fascia Lata

~ list credited to CanAsk Website~ 

This is a life changing course where students receive the tools listed above and after completing the course can use it for personal or professional applications.

When I first signed up for  level one of Touch for Health it was just for myself and for my family, but after completing it and working with fellow students during the class, I could see the benefits of using it outside of my family and decided to start creating a clientele.

Now I love seeing how many lives are transforming weekly through being exposed to this acquired skill set.

Touch for Health level one is very effective for increasing wellness, improving the posture and food needs for an individual.

Touch for Health Synthesis is all about empowering people to have more control and understanding about how  body’s systems work, how to encourage the innate healing powers that we are all born with and most importantly the signs of imbalances by bio feed back <muscle testing> using a 14 muscle balancing protocol.

It’s amazing what can happen when we are able to learn how to set a specific goal and then test these specific muscles to locate the imbalance in the body, correct it and let the body grow forward with a new level of normal surrounding the specific goal.

Touch for Health level one is for anyone that wants to learn and  be open to the possibilities that this course can offer the willing.

Click here to register for Touch for Health level one 

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Until next time live with less stress and more love :)
Rochelle McFarlane, ESP Parent Founder

Touch for Health, What is it ?

With all the questions about what I do and what I offer in the Touch for Health realm of my practice, I figured I would share what the  Canadian Association of Specialized Kinesiology says

” Touch for Health
Touch for Health™ is a system of balancing posture, attitude, and life energy to relieve stress, aches and pains, feel and function better, be more effective, clarify and achieve your goals and enjoy your life!

In a Touch for Health™ session, muscles become monitors of stress and imbalance within the body. The concept of “muscle testing” becomes a very effective and versatile tool for detecting and correcting various imbalances in the body which may relate to stress, nutrition, learning problems, and injuries.

Touch for Health™ (TFH) was originated by Dr. John Thie, DC, a chiropractor in Pasadena, California. Dr. Thie had studied with Dr. George Goodheart, DC, the developer of Applied Kinesiology.

Dr. Goodheart had taken the study of movement (kinesiology) and added to it corrections to strengthen muscles and improve function (practical application). His system was taught to chiropractors and other professionals.

Dr. John Thie realized that these methods were extremely useful, and also simple enough for anyone to learn. He developed TFH as a program for the lay person. He wrote the book: ‘Touch for Health™’, and began teaching courses.

In the past thirty five years Touch for Health™ has experienced phenomenal growth. The book has been translated into 15 languages, and courses have been taught in 50 countries. Local groups and associations exist in many parts of the globe.

Many people have joined in developing the Touch for Health™ synthesis. New programs and systems are continually evolving. Work on nutrition, emotions, education and muscle re-education have lead to the development of many related disciplines. ”

Touch for Health came into my life over 5 years ago, I started off seeing a practitioner and love it from the start!  Not only, did I feel better but I felt that someone could really help me with my inner feelings and how they were showing up in my body.

Once I figured out how I could attend weekend workshops to learn how to do it too…. I was hooked even more!  I have watched my children benefit greatly from me having the skill set and always keeping my book handy for referencing as I worked with them….. some of things that stand out most as benefits for having these tools is the prevention, having little spots on the body to hold for seconds to minutes to relieve temper tantrums with my toddlers to helping my older sons to read better and see the letters in the right order.  I could spend the whole day here sharing more as the list grows.  I can honestly say that since I have gained Touch for Health tools over 4 years ago, there hasn’t been a day that I haven’t used them for myself or for others.

Thanks for checking out this article about Touch for Health, What is it ?

Leave a comment below about your story and interaction with Touch for Health, if you have any questions or would like to experience a session and book a class.

Please keep in mind though I am a practitioner and instructor of Touch for Health, I don’t prescribe or diagnose.

The Body Electric ~ 5 Element Parenting Style

Over the past few years my ideas & beliefs about energy have been further supported and confirmed due to science proving how amazing our bodies really are.  My thinking and understanding have deepen and raised into higher realms of consciousness.  This has granted me the learning space for me to become more reflective, self observational which has resulted me being a better parent and human being.

I am excited to be sharing some insights from a practitioner parent’s view of how the 5 elements have transformed my whole life, it’s deep there lots too it and too far out for some with my gathered during educational travels.

I have always accepted that we were amazing and now with more learning, investing in myself I have witnessed miracles happen before my eyes!  One off the topic of head to share right away besides pain in the body disappearing, is expanding my personal development and seeing how I can increase the electrical flow with my body, allowing me to become a better communicator in general and far more patient with myself and others especially with my children.

First off there’s a unspoken “normal” understanding in our industry of specialized kinesiology on how our electrical energy works for us. When it comes to our work, a nourishing conceptual view with how the electrical flow happens in the body on a daily basis transforming through the time and seasons.  This inspires me greatly when thinking of how healing, connecting with others and this planet happen regardless of paying attention to it or not.  Even for those that are unaware of these concepts, pretty powerful and mind blowing.

Photo credit to Touch for Health Textbook

Now seeing how playing with the frequencies of electricity within the body by using selective movements from Touch for Health protocols at specific times of day could impact my well being and support my mental growth capacity, I have witnessed much influential shifts occurring with myself, my children and clients.

Time in general has such huge impacts on our bodies, yet I will confess that often I live outside of the parameters of time to lower my stress levels.  When I deliberately choose to execute this technique I feel grounded within myself and notice that my stress levels have decreased more than half, sometimes I find my state of being calmer than expected.

It’s like real life magic!

Both my children and clients are amazed with how something so simple like body movement can create such huge impacts on the body and mind.  In our field of work, it makes sense to us with our collected knowledge and insights of movement allows the electrical flow to increase naturally inside of us.

This brings my attention and focus to the area of time and how do we honor it on a deeper level so we can celebrate our greatness ?
The idea of time has really created a step stone and held space for me to explore more about how these electrical beings of ours are impacted by time.  How time contributes to the recipe of our beings we call “us”.  If choreographed movements create  an increase of electrical flow in our bodies as such, than what happens when we take a closer look at the time, day, and elemental influence of when we come to be?

Over the years I have always been drawn to seeing the links, patterns and relationships between people.  How our personalities are formed and how do we become to like what we like, act how we act and connect the way we do.  Studying more about what makes us unique and the same have assisted me in understanding the principle of me being both my problem and my solution in any given moment.

Seeing how “playing attention” to my thoughts first allows me to have control over my emotional electrical flow within myself.  Gathering more concepts of what makes me, me has given me a deeper energetic pull down a path to observing more about how the 5 Elements factor in when in comes to my persona constitution.  When we look at the traits of each element and how we all carry them within ourselves, how can we determine our primary element ?  Well Touch for Health has offered me help as well as looking further into the TCM explanations too.

How I confirmed for myself was honoring the time, the day and elemental energy of when I entered this world. Also looking at that information of others too, this has impacted my ability to connect with others, especially my children.  I used to feel so frustrated that out of my children, only one was really challenging my skill set.  I was always frustrated with this.  At first I just thought it was because we were so alike in personality types and that he was most like me.

On a side note, while pregnant with him I would meditate and visualize features of my unborn baby.  I did intend that this second baby of mine would be more like me as my first was always complimented for being a mini version of his father.  This would leave me feeling a little sad for not having my features showing up within him, though that was apart of my “ordering” during the first pregnancy.

Back to the honoring of time, day and elemental year of a persons entry to this world.  I have gathered much facts from the TCM side of wholistic wellness medicine where they use the pieces of information and create a broad insight of the person.  When I did mine, I found out that I was an Earth primary element and reading into the description of what makes an Earth, an Earth my mind was blown and it resonated with me greatly.  I continued to see what the rest of my family members were and patterns were adding up so correctly for my experiences.

Now it all made sense why this second son of mine was more of a challenge!  Guess why?

Generate meaning to feed or nourish and overcome meaning to destroy or control These cycles exist in all life and seasons Photo credit to www.travelchinaguide.com

His primary element’s mission is to control my element, his little wood roots are supposed to retain my earth energy.  Now it made sense why I could at times really feel his “roots” under my skin!

Now I choose to empower myself with this knowledge by applying it to my relationships, using the movements to create the me I want to be, that I am!  I now observe these moments of  his “root” digging and allow them to flow, taking in what I can learn about me rather than feeling like it’s a negative occurrence like I used to.  My other children are either in a feeding cycle with me, where I am nourishing them or vice versa.  Since gaining this knowledge about the 5 elements my parenting has transformed into a learning experience where my mind is open and ready to explore, empower and let the electrical flow be supported with movement, love and joy!

I really appreciate this old knowledge from the 5 elements, it’s over  3000 years old and it’s time that it’s shared with more parents, practitioners and human beings.  I believe it holds the keys to many locked doors.  While completing this article for your reading enjoyment I found these images to help explain the traits of each element compliments of www.mienshiang.com

Appreciate your feedback and positive comments on how this has enlightened your life experience.

Specialized Kinesiology

Specialized Kinesiology is magic in my opinion!

Here’s a quick explanation about what Specialized Kinesiology is from my perspective and also from others in the field, here’s a link to share many modalities and descriptions.


Firstly with my experience, I have had healing miracles with myself and my family members, friends and clients.


Our bodies have an innate power to heal themselves and due to imbalanced energy creating resistance within the electrical flow it results in the body’s natural healing is hindered.

How do we find the resistance?

Through applying two inches of movement with two pounds of pressure for two seconds to activated muscles, this is called muscles testing or muscle monitoring.

What happens next ?

It  all depends on the findings and how the map is laid out from the client’s situation, sometimes there’s acupressure points rubbed, held or massaged, meridians ran, affirmations used and corrections can also be increase of water intake, specific foods, minerals, supplements, vitamins, emotional work just to mention a few types of what we call “corrections” applied.  There have been sessions it seems like everything is done and then there are sessions where just a small about of “correcting” is completed, no matter what happens it’s gentle and complimentary to existing efforts to heal the body.

In time I will add more about the topic of Specialized Kinesiology, in the meantime check out the reviews from others after sessions with me  here, results based on individual experiences and in no way are there are any declared guarantees or claims.

Appreciate you leaving a comment about your experience or questions about Specialized Kinesiology and be sure to check back for more helpful posts like this.