A BodyTalk session uses the BodyTalk™ Protocol along with light touch and tapping of head and heart to restore communication and coordination throughout the body to promote optimum health.


The communication of the body can be compared to the workings of a symphony orchestra. When all the instruments and musicians work together beautiful music can be made. However if the instruments are not tuned properly or taken care of they don’t produce the same sound. Similarly if a musician forgets his music or decides not to follow the music the sound is changed. The more instruments and musicians that are affected the worse the sound gets until all you have is a lot of painful noise.

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BodyTalk - Communication
The basics of the BodyTalk communication protocol. Voice by Esther Veltheim
Similarly the body works best when all of its body parts, organs, endocrines, etc are working together. Anyone whose had a sore back can relate to how normally easy tasks become awkward, painful, and difficult to perform. The same thing happens with the body when one part whether it’s a limb, an organ, a cell or even a chemical gets out of balance it can make everything else the body has to do externally and internally awkward, painful, and difficult. If these areas of imbalance are not addressed pain, illness and dis-ease can develop overtime. Since we are not just a body, we are a body, a mind, and a spirit these imbalances can occur at a physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and environmental level.

The good news is that our bodies have an innate wisdom that works to heal these imbalances. This is the same wisdom that helps us grow and develop from children to adults. We’ve all witnessed the healing capabilities of the body with the odd scratch or small cut. So why do we get sick and need help to repair our bodies?


Our bodies are designed to heal and grow physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. However, when we experience stress in any of these areas or within our environment we start to impede the body’s natural ability to heal. This stress distorts the natural communication within the body and shuts down all extraneous functions to focus on what is perceived to be wrong. The body goes into fight or flight mode and the brain directs all our energy, blood, and nourishment to specific areas of the body to ensure survival.
However, in today’s society we are not often in real life or death situations and this constant fight or flight response limits the vital nutrients that get distributed throughout the body. This lack of nutrients then affects the cells, tissues, and millions of biochemical processes that take place in the body each day. This neglect can then lead to pain, illness and dis-ease if left unchecked.

This drama is mirrored in our day to day lives, our focus is often centered on  whatever stress is the loudest at the moment and our other needs or wants (food, water, leisure time, laundry, etc.) get pushed aside and become neglected. Over time, living in this type of imbalance leads to poor health physically, mentally, emotionally and/or spiritually. The same is true of the inner workings of the body.

The majority of us do not live in an environment or in a way that promotes optimum health. Most of us recognize the physical things we do that affect our bodies such as not drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, eating right, exercising and so on. But many of us are also not taking care of our emotional, mental, and spiritual health as evidenced by more and more people experiencing depression, anxiety and burn out. The amount of pressure and stress generated in our lives disrupts the natural communication in our body, and if we are continually in stress mode (physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual) the body doesn’t get the opportunity to adequately repair itself.


During a BodyTalk™ session we take the body out of this stress mode and use neuromuscular feedback to facilitate communication with the clients own innate wisdom. This wisdom leads the practitioner to locate the areas that are a priority. The practitioner then highlights these areas through a variety of techniques developed from modalities including but not limited to western medical expertise, the energy dynamics of acupuncture, osteopathic and chiropractic philosophy, the clinical findings of applied kinesiology, and the insights of modern physics and mathematics.  
The techniques used typically involve light touch, and gentle tapping of the head and heart. The tapping on the head wakes up the brain so it becomes aware of and then repairs the communication link.  The heart is thought to be a huge energetic center of the body that distributes not just blood, but energy and information throughout the body.  We tap on the heart to store and harmonize the changes made by the brain and to circulate this change throughout the body.