Jennifer Gallanagh – MSc. BSc. Ad Dip Kinesiology.
A major component to my journey was, as a girl, I experienced first hand the benefits of Kinesiology. Having lived with stomach cramps for as far back as I could remember, my mother took me to a Kinesiologist; I remember thinking what is this crazy lady doing and thought it was some kind of strange witchcraft but after a few kinesiology balancing sessions the cramps went away. I was fascinated and the scientist in me wanted to know more.
When I moved to Perth it was the perfect opportunity for me to complete the three year Advanced Diploma in Kinesiology from the O’ Neill Kinesiology College, Myaree and to become a member of the Australian Kinesiology Association.
I was lucky to have a Mother who taught yoga and believed in the power of Natural Therapies and healing. From her my love for healthy eating started when I was only 17 years old.
So another part of my journey began when I started my education in Nutrition in Northern Ireland and graduated several years later with a Masters degree in Food Biotechnology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.
When I finished University, I started working in the food industry, predominantly in Quality Assurance, food safety and Occupational Health and Safety.
Kinesiology, Nutrition and other Skills
SOME WORDS NOW ON KINESIOLOGY…
Since becoming a mother in 2021 I have had to scale back on work and for the time being I have reverted to my first love modality -Kinesiology.
Helping people balance their lives through this wonderful technique gives me enormous satisfaction.
For those who are not familiar with the art….
Kinesiology means ‘the study of movement’. The term is also used by complementary medicine practitioners to describe a form of therapy that uses muscle monitoring (biofeedback) to look at what may be causing ‘imbalances’ in the body and attempts to relieve these imbalances.
The kinesiology approach examines ‘unresolved stress reactions’ in a person and provides techniques intended to help the body’s natural healing process
It is based on the ancient Chinese acupuncture theory of chi energy. Kinesiology stems from chiropractice and applied kinesiology.
In applied kinesiology, muscles are tested for strength, however the more recently developed forms of kinesiology use muscle monitoring to provide biofeedback to the practitioner
Many nervous system diseases can affect muscle strength. Kinesiology uses muscle monitoring techniques to access information about a person’s wellbeing and to promote physical, emotional, mental and spiritual balance.
Other things that interest me – and maybe helpful to you
I love yoga.
In fact I love it so much so much that I went to India for six weeks to learn how to teach it so I could practise it myself.
It is great for the mind and body.
Anxiety is another thing that I am interested in.
These days, especially people are under a lot of stress with their everyday lives.
Both Yoga and Kinesiology are great for helping people with anxiety.
Jennifer’s interests outside of work
I have done Irish dancing from when I was 6 years old and still do it in Perth.
It is great exercise and I love it.
However nothing relaxes me more than the beach
I was lucky enough to grow up on the Northwest of Ireland beside the beach breathing in all those negative ions.
It is very invigorating walking along the beach there or even braving a swim.
Not for the faint hearted !
In contrast now I love living in Perth and we are so lucky with its amazing beaches and the beautiful weather.
It really is one of my favourite places to be.
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