Total Body Modification (TBM)

Total Body Modification (TBM) is a holistic therapy aimed at treating the whole person. It uses the principles of chiropractic, naturopathy, acupuncture and radionics in an integrated method of applied kinesiology, to detect areas of your body that aren’t functioning to their full potential. Follow this link for an Introduction to TBM


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What is Total Body Modification (TBM)?

TBM is an advanced kinesiology technique that aims to identify imbalances in your body by using muscle testing, and correct the problem by restoring balance to the nervous system. This is achieved by gently stimulating reflex points located along your spine.

Treatments are painless and non-invasive with all treatments conducted while you remain fully clothed.


The science behind Total Body Modification

TBM sets out to correct how your body works (i.e. your ‘functional physiology’).

Like a computer, your brain controls all the various components of your nervous system. Sensory fibres carry messages to your brain where they are processed by your ‘bio-computer’. Your brain then sends a signal back to the organ or body part, instructing it what to do.

Research suggests that under sufficient stress, brain cells controlling the stressed body part essentially ‘depolarise’, which is a bit like blowing a fuse. The message gets to your brain but fails to return to your body part. The result is that your brain, or bio-computer, loses effective control over that body part.

By using well-tested and extensively researched techniques, your TBM practitioner can identify, correct and restore function to the brain cells that have depolarised, so that your brain is able to regain control of the body part that is affected.

This removes any roadblocks to recovery you may have been experiencing, restoring the function of your nervous system and allowing you to achieve optimum health.


What problems can TBM help me conquer?

TBM is fantastic at helping your body’s natural desire to be well to be completely achieved. It can help treat a huge range of problems including allergies, pain, muscle and joint problems, hormonal problems, and women’s health and fertility issues.

It’s also used in the treatment of emotional concerns, digestive problems, skin conditions, vision, hearing and other sensory problems, detoxification, heavy metal poisoning, parasites, stress and anxiety, breathing and respiratory issues and other organic functions.

TBM can be suitable for people of all ages, including children and pregnant women.


What happens during a TBM consultation?

TBM can lead to decreased pain and increased organic function, better awareness about your health and an increased ability to identify if something goes wrong in the future.

It is side-effect free, requires no drugs and is gentle on your body, making it suitable for all people

During your consultation, we ask that you remove any watches or bracelets prior to treatment so that this doesn’t interfere with muscle testing.

Testing with kinesiology involves using a muscle (often in the shoulder) to resist gentle pressure until it ‘locks’. Your practitioner will perform various corrections where necessary using an activator or soft foam block wedges under the pelvis.

At the end of a session, we will advise you of any beneficial supplements or foods that may assist in your recovery.


Does TBM hurt?

In almost all instances TBM is completely painless. There are only a few physical corrections used in which mild discomfort may be briefly felt.

TBM is safe for children, pregnant patients and the elderly.


How do I get the most out of my treatment?

TBM protocols work best when you are fully compliant with your practitioner’s requests.

Treatment requires you to be fully hydrated and your practitioner will need you to drink a minimum of 43.5ml of plain water for each kilogram you weigh, for at least seven days prior to your first visit.

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Does TBM hurt?

No. TBM treatments are completely painless.

How long are TBM appointments?

Initial treatments can last up to 70 minutes. Standard TBM appointments last between 10 and 45 minutes.

How much will this cost me?

TBM treatments cost between $20 and $120. You may have additional charges for nutritional supplements. Please look at our treatment charges here.

(Please note that TBM is not claimable with your Private Health Insurance).