Welcome to CanAsk

“Touching lives across Canada.”

Welcome to CanAsk. This is a temporary website, created to serve our members and the public while our new website is under construction. CanAsk is at an exciting crossroad. Our members and the Board of Directors are working diligently towards strengthening and expanding the Association. We look forward to exploring greater opportunities to support wellness through learning, and by promoting our members’ services to the public. We are currently engaged in the re-naming of, and new ‘branding’ for, the Association. With our members support, we are committed to creating a future offering choices in wellness for Canadians. We will continue to ensure that we are responding to public interest through this time, and will  continue to support and represent our members from across Canada

 In the near future,  we will launch our new website to better serve our communities.

During this time of transition, please contact our Office Administrator for further information about the Association, and our members.

Email:  office@canask.org  Phone: 1-888-490-1340

WHO ARE WE?

 

  • You CanAsk, and learn more in your pursuit of optimum health and wellness.
  • You CanAsk for integrated wellness options for yourself, your family and friends.
  • You CanAsk to be part of our growing Canadian network.

Join us as we promote and support complementary, natural wellness modalities through education and awareness.

We are the Canadian umbrella organization for muscle-testing (muscle monitoring) modalities.

Our Mission is to support the Canadian community of modalities using muscle testing (monitoring).

Our Vision is to build and support the recognition and application of muscle testing (monitoring) modalities in every community across Canada.

We are a Registered Federal Not-for-Profit organization, with membership representation across Canada. Our Association is run through the efforts of a volunteer Board of Directors, a part-time Office Administrator, and member volunteers.
CanAsk is affiliated with other organizations promoting muscle-testing (monitoring) modalities around the world.
Muscle testing, or muscle monitoring as it is more accurately described, is used in wellness modalities like Touch for Health, Natural BioEnergetics and K-Power, to name a few, to determine the neurological flow from the muscle sensors (spindle cells and Golgi tendon organs) through the
Central Nervous system to the emotional center of the Limbic system in the brain stem.  This type of muscle monitoring is not checking the strength of a given muscle, but rather the muscle’s reaction to imbalances within the system.  For example, a muscle test of the quadriceps muscles could check the strength of the muscle. However, when only light pressure is utilized for the muscle monitoring, the sensors address the stability of the Small Intestine organ system that the quadriceps are linked to. Charles Krebs describes this as “Reticular nuclei of the brainstem control the muscle tone, sets the muscular reflex in the body – whether the muscle locks or unlocks.”  There is a link of emotion to neurons to muscles to function.  Our special approach to health and wellness, using muscle monitoring, means that we can address the load reflex that results when a memory activates the brainstem nuclei and sends a signal through the spinal column. This inhibits the muscle sensors and produces an “unlocking” muscle.  With specific techniques for assessment, muscle monitoring can identify challenges in the system that are a part of the subconscious functioning, including the brain stem and autonomic response system (sympathetic and parasympathetic survival programs). There is a link from muscle – to spindle cells/Golgi tendon organs – to central nervous system – to organ – to meridian – to emotion – to brain stem – to limbic system.  Our approach to find balance within the whole person can be reassessed after applying balancing techniques that re-“lock” the monitored muscle.  Imbalances can be related to stress, nutrition, learning challenges, injuries, reflexes and more.Related Terms:**
Muscle Testing:  The assessment of a muscle’s ability to activate and hold with strength when pushed on with force over 2 lbs of pressure.
Muscle Monitoring:  The assessment of the interface between the subtle energetic systems of the body (meridians), and the reticulospinal pathways that link the emotional centers of the limbic system with their corresponding spinal reflex points, organ systems and muscles. Pressure to the muscle being monitored is a light touch of less than 2 lbs of pressure.
Muscle Biofeedback:  The assessment of imbalances in the body by monitoring only one muscle as an indicator muscle for the whole person.  This type of assessment can identify what kind of a challenge is within the system, such as structural, chemical, nutritional, emotional, mental, spiritual; as well as possible connections that reveal themselves through symptoms or challenges.

George Goodheart, DC, began to use muscle testing in the 1960’s to evaluate and correct the state of various bodily functions. As an American chiropractor, he took the study of movement (kinesiology) and looked for ways to correct any detected weaknesses and imbalances. Applying his knowledge, he formulated “Applied Kinesiology”, a system he made available to other chiropractors and professionals.

Then, in the early seventies, another chiropractor, John Thie, DC, created a system for the layperson, making Dr. Goodheart’s techniques simple and practical for anyone to learn. Dr. Thie wrote the book ‘Touch for Health’™, and began teaching courses to interested people. Since then the book has been translated into many languages, and the system has been taught to millions of people in 50 countries.

The techniques have continued to develop – they are still being taught to individuals from all walks of life. Today, their powerful and broad application has blossomed greatly. Many people are dealing with the subtle but numerous imbalances that lie behind all the physical, mental and emotional problems, which are experienced today. One of the great virtues of Muscle Monitoring is its versatility. Muscle Monitoring has become a wonderful tool to receive bio-feedback from the body’s systems, and the related concepts and techniques can be applied almost anywhere, at any time.

Class Listings for June, 2019

Date Class Location Instructor Email
1 to 2 TFH 1 Surrey, BC Helga Petersen helga@hcpreflexology.com
1 to 4 Self-Care Program Natural Bioenergetics 1 Abbotsford, BC Linda Orr Easthouse linda@easthousecentre.com
6 to 7 Touch for Health Level 2 Coquitlam, BC Denise Cambiotti denise@muscletuners.fit
7 to 10 Natural Bioenergetics 3 Issue Analysis Abbotsford, BC Linda Orr Easthouse linda@easthousecentre.com
10 to 11 Healing Touch Level 2 Calgary, AB Betty Minifie therapeuticbalancing@gmail.com
12 – 15 Body Bioenergetics Abbotsford, BC Linda Orr Easthouse linda@easthousecentre.com
13,14,15,16 Practicum Richmond Hill, ON Sher Smith info@realizingyourpotential.ca
14 to 17 Muscle Tuners Int’l Foundations Kitchener, ON Heather Phillips heather@muscletuners.fit
15 Take Them to Teach Them North Vancouver, BC Sharon Promislow sharon@enhancedlearning.com
15-17 SIPS 1 Kelowna, BC Rochelle McFarlane grzzz@me.com
16 10 Steps to Lasting Change North Vancouver, BC Sharon Promislow sharon@enhancedlearning.com
18-20 SIPS 2 Kelowna, BC Rochelle McFarlane grzzz@me.com
22 to 23 Healing Touch Level 1 Calgary, AB Betty Minifie therapeuticbalancing@gmail.com
23-23 BAP Kelowna, BC Rochelle McFarlane grzzz@me.com

Class Listings for July, 2019

Date Class Location Instructor Email
5 to 6 Touch for Health 1 Whitehorse, YT Alison Zeidler alison@alisonzeidler.com
7 to 8 Touch for Health 2 Whitehorse, YT Alison Zeidler alison@alisonzeidler.com
20-21 Body Management 1 Stettler, AB Brian Haraga brian@brianharaga.com
22,23 Touch for Health Level 1 Stettler, AB Brian Haraga brian@brianharaga.com
24-25 Touch for Health Level 2 Stettler, AB Brian Haraga brian@brianharaga.com
26-27 Touch for Health Level 3 Stettler, AB Brian Haraga brian@brianharaga.com

Class Listings for August, 2019

Date Class Location Instructor Email
22-23 Touch for Health Level 4 Stettler, AB Brian Haraga brian@brianharaga.com
24-25 Body Management 2 Stettler, AB Brian Haraga brian@brianharaga.com
26-27 Equine/Pet Therapy Stettler, AB Brian Haraga brian@brianharaga.com

Class Listings for September, 2019

Date Class Location Instructor Email
29 Balancathon Peachland, BC Rochelle McFarlane grzzz@me.com
28 to 29 Healing Touch Level 3 Calgary, AB Betty Minifie therapeuticbalancing@gmail.com

Class Listings for October, 2019

Date Class Location Instructor Email 
25 to 28 Muscle Tuners Int’l Foundations Coquitlam, BC Denise Cambiotti denise@muscletuners.fit
26 to 27 Healing Touch Level 2 Saskatoon, SK Betty Minifie therapeuticbalancing@gmail.com

Class Listings for November, 2019

Date Class Location Instructor Email
2 to 3 Healing Touch Level 3 Yellowknife, NWT Betty Minifie therapeuticbalancing@gmail.com
28 to Dec. 1 Healing Touch Level 4 Calgary, AB Betty Minifie therapeuticbalancing@gmail.com

GET INVOLVED!

 CanAsk has three levels of membership: Professional, General and Student.

For more information on how to become a member, please contact the CanAsk OfficeEmail:  office@canask.org  Phone: 1-888-490-1340

Members are encouraged to become involved in building the vision of CanASK. For more information on joining one of the committees, please contact the CanAsk office.

Email:  office@canask.org  Phone: 1-888-490-1340

CONTACT US

For information about CanAsk,

  • To contact members (Professional – for appointments, General and Student), OR
  • To contact a Board member, please call or email the office and Michelle will assist you in making those connections.

 

 We appreciate your interest, comments, and support.

Email:  office@canask.org     Phone: 1-888-490-1340

 Office Administrator:  Michelle

 Please note: The CanAsk business office is open part-time only. We will respond to your call, or email, as soon as possible.

Our Board of Directors

Heather Phillips, President

Christine Plumb, Vice-President

Sandra Toms, Secretary

Cynthia Aldred, Treasurer

Linda Easthouse, Director

Michelle Greenwell, Director

Greg Webb, Director

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