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 done by gently stimulating reflex points located along your spine.

Treatments are generally 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 expected 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 the brain cells that have ‘depolarised’ and work towards letting your brain regain control of the body part that is affected.

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


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.

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 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 suitable 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?

In almost all instances TBM is completely painless.

How long are TBM appointments?

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