Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease


Welcome to Simon Lawton Kinesiology

Systematic Kinesiology is a complementary healthcare practice that takes a whole body approach to restoring health, which is our natural state of being. Here you will be able to learn how health problems typically develop and how Kinesiology, through muscle testing, can identify and remove the underlying causes, allowing the body to recover. Simon Lawton Kinesiology is based in Epsom, Surrey. Requests for appointments or further information can be made on the Contact Me page.

Our bodies are self-healing and self-regulating.

Our bodies have a remarkable ability to repair themselves. Whenever we get a cut or a scrape our bodies immediately start the process of repair. Blood clots to stem the bleeding. A scab may form to protect the wound. White blood cells rush to the site of injury to deal with any infection. Red blood cells help to create collagen which are the building blocks of forming new tissue. Eventually new skin is formed over this tissue and the wound is healed.

You don’t have to think about this, the body knows what to do and just gets on with it. When we catch a common cold our immune system attacks the virus and, if all is well, we recover within 1 to 2 weeks. Our bodies are amazing and will respond to injuries and illnesses in an intelligent manner.

Man holding stomach due to abdominal pain
Busy London train station

Our modern lifestyles can overwhelm the body.

Modern day life is full of challenges for the body, from the stresses of a hectic lifestyle to the nutritionally deficient food that we eat, which is typical of the western diet. Every day, we experience the emotional rollercoaster of work and relationships. We are bombarded with electromagnetic fields and we are constantly exposed to pollutants and toxins. The body does its best to deal with all of these stressors, but it can get overwhelmed. When it does, it will make adaptations in order to cope; this is what can lead to the development of health problems.

How health problems develop

Simple everyday life can cause imbalances in our bodies. From eating the wrong foods to emotional upsets such as arguments, worries and stress. We are often not aware of these imbalances as they have no noticeable effects on our health. The body can resolve these imbalances, but sometimes they accumulate causing the body to make compensations.
Imbalances will accumulate if they are not addressed. In response, the body adapts and makes compensations diverting energy to support vital systems. Tension will be felt in muscles that are compensating weakness. At this stage we can feel "under the weather", niggling aches and other minor symptoms. Left unaddressed these compensations will lead to changes in function.
Changes in function
If imbalances that lead to compensations are not addressed then functional changes will occur. This can range from discomfort like back pain, a stiff neck, problems in the joints through to digestive issues and poor sleep. Often we will ignore these symptoms hoping that they will go away. Perhaps we will mask these symptoms with over-the-counter medication. If the imbalances remain then this can lead to more persistent problems.
Persistent problems
These problems persist and gradually get more severe. We often put up with them, perhaps believing it is an inevitable part of getting older. We may seek help at this point from our GP, physiotherapist or the like in order to get some relief from our symptoms.
Treating the symptoms
We then seek help for our problems which will come from over-the-counter medication or prescription drugs. These medications often mask or lessen the symptoms, but rarely address the root cause. Often the medication causes side-effects which lead to further imbalances in the body.
Pathological changes
When unaddressed, imbalances that led to compensations and persistent problems will cause pathological changes in the body, leading to "dis-ease". These changes will now reveal themselves in clinical tests. In advanced stages these pathological changes may cause great pain and distress impacting on the quality of life, perhaps even resulting in death.
Car dashboard indicators

Why do we ignore symptoms?

Symptoms are your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. If a warning indicator flashes on your car’s dashboard you wouldn’t ignore it, hoping that it would just go away. You would take it to a garage to get a mechanic to investigate and rectify the problem. You certainly wouldn’t expect the mechanic to address the problem by putting masking tape over the bulb!

Kinesiology - A whole body approach

The medical profession divides the body into distinct systems. Cardiologists specialise in diseases and conditions of the heart, dermatologists in conditions of the skin, gastroenterologists in the digestive system and so on.

Kinesiology takes a whole body approach. It recognises that the body’s natural state is that of health and vibrancy and that problems in one part of the body can be caused by imbalances elsewhere. By identifying and removing these imbalances we take away any impediments to the body achieving its natural state of health.

Meditating woman in front of a sunset

Modern medicine, for all its advances, knows less than 10 percent of what your body knows instinctively

Deepak Chopra

Your body is intelligent and knows what is wrong with it

Kinesiology is a language and a set of tools that we use to communicate directly with the body, Through Kinesiology, we can find out where the body is imbalanced and in what order it wants these imbalances fixing. Unlike much of the medical profession it doesn’t divide the body into a number of disparate systems, it takes a holistic approach and examines the body from four different perspectives: Structural, Nutritional, Energetical and Emotional


Structural issues relate to physical problems with the body. Weak muscles can lead to misalignment of the joints in the body or fixations in the neck and spine, causing discomfort. The body even retains a memory of old injuries, reducing flexibility and increasing the risk of the injury reoccurring. Kinesiology provides a number of techniques to address these structural issues.


Nutrition relates to the food we eat and the supplements we need. Every body is different. Food that is suitable for one person may not be tolerated by another, hence the phrase, “one man’s meat is another man’s poison.” Kinesiology takes the guesswork out of identifying what food we may not be able to tolerate. It also allows us to identify what nutritional supplements will help the body to recover.


We are energetical beings. Quantum Physics has already shown that all matter is energy and we have many energetical aspects to our bodies. Meridians are energy flows that supply energy to each of our organs. Chakras are the energy centres in the body. We also have an energy field that surrounds us which some refer to as our “aura”.  Meridian flows can become impeded, chakras  blocked and our auras may even develop thin patches. Kinesiology allows us to unblock any impeded flow of energy in our body, which is essential to aid recovery.


We are subjected to emotional stressors on a daily basis. Difficulties at work, with family and finances can all contribute to emotional strains that manifest themselves in the body. Negative emotions such as stress, anger and grief will have a negative impact and impede on the flow of energy in the body. Kinesiology incorporates a number of techniques to deal with emotional stressors.

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