Willow Health Services
Willow Health Food & Wellness Center is a full service Wellness Center. We offer many services, classes and many fun things as well. We have many very talented practitioners who are very dedicated and have a variety of talents. As an example our reflexologist, Georgeen, also does a "How to Make Soy Candles" class. Another is our owner, Barbara Myers, who is a traditional naturopath, nutritional counselor and herbalist and see clients who use her talents in that area. Barbara has been a DIY'er for decades and teaches a few classes on some of the things she has learned over the years, such as "How to Make Soap", "How to Make Herbal Preparations" and "How to Make Lotions". You can see all our classes elsewhere on our website.
The Nurse & the Naturopath
MRT (Muscle Response Testing)
Bach Flower Therapy
Aromatherapy & Herbalism
Jin Shin Jyutsu
Yoga classes & private yoga session
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What is MRT (Muscle Response Testing)
Applied Kinesiology (also called Muscle Response Testing) is a diagnostic technique that is useful in determining the nutritional needs of the body. Applied Kinesiology is currently being used by many healing disciplines: medical doctors, acupuncturists, chiropractors, naturopaths, osteopaths, holistic dentists, veterinarians and other practitioners.
Applied Kinesiology was developed in l964 by Dr.George Goodheart, DC. This technique allowed muscles to be tested for clinical and diagnostic purposes, not just to determine muscle strength. Applied Kinesiology was derived from the ancient art of Acupuncture, which was developed by the Chinese between 3000 and 25 BC.
The practitioner gently pushes down on the patient's extended arm which is resisting the downward pressure. There are nutritional and organ points all over the body as with Acupuncture and Acupressure points. Touching a point that is experiencing a problem will cause a short circuit in the energy or nervous field and the arm will go weak. Once the weak points are located, Applied Kinesiology can then be used to find out what the body or mind will respond to in terms of a resolution to the problem.
Another important benefit of Applied Kinesiology is that it can show problem areas that are developing but would not be symptomatic yet. Thus, preventive care can be taken to resolve the problem areas.
How Does it Work?
The body has within it and surrounding it an electrical network or grid. If anything impacts your electrical system that does not maintain or enhance your health and your body’s balance, your muscles, when having physical pressure applied, are unable to hold their strength. (Muscle power is directly linked to the balance of the electrical system.) In other words, if pressure is applied to an individual’s extended arm while his body’s electrical system is being adversely affected, the muscles will weaken and the arm will not be able to resist the pressure. The circuits of the electrical system are overloaded or have short-circuited, causing a weakening of that system. However, if pressure is applied while his electrical system is being positively affected, the circuits remain strong, balanced and capable of fully functioning throughout the body. The muscles will remain strong, the person will easily resist and the arm will hold its position.
This electrical/muscular relationship is a natural part of the human system. It is not mystical or magical. Kinesiology is the established method for reading the body’s balance through the balance of the electrical system at any given moment.
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- Relieving ringing in the ears (Tinnitus)
- May relieve sinus pain or pressure
- Removes wax build up
- Swimmer’s Ear
- Itchy Ears (often caused by yeast, mold or dairy allergies)
- Helps the body to naturally deal with blockages in the ears.
One ear candling session is $20.