" Profoundly simple and simply profound."

Dr John Thie

  • TFH 4: 2-3 May


  • TFH 1: 9-10 May
  • TFH 2: 16-17 May
  • TFH 3: 30-31 May
  • TFH 4: 6-7 June     

R 1 850 per 2 day workshop

TFH Manual currently R700 

Why study TFH?

“To integrate Eastern and Western healing…”

“To introduce Touch for Health into my day to day life”

“Looking for a mechanism to create space”

“As a foundation for further Kinesiology studies”

“Wanting to explore a new modality to add to the tool kit of health"


Touch for Health (TFH)  originated from the work of chiropractors in the 1950's. The TFH protocol was written by John Thie and George Goodheart in the 1970's.  Integrating Traditional Chinese Medical concepts into their techniques, a map of the Neuromuscular reflex system was born.   

TFH demonstrates how touch, food, emotions and thoughts can alter specific muscle responses.  Referencing 42 muscles, Touch for Health impacts greatly on posture and mechanical pain. Reports of immediate changes in mood and energy after experiencing a Touch for Health balance are common.  

Muscle monitoring is an astonishing technique, it never ceases to amaze!
  • TFH Synthesis workshops : 4, 2 day workshops (TFH 1-4)
  • Student support and revision
  • Instructor Training
  • Professional support programmes

Our Instructors are recognised by the Association of Kinesiology, SA (ASKSA), as well as the International Kinesiology College ( IKC), facilitating skills in this international programme. 

This course is great for practitioners of body - mind therapies as well as lay people looking to  learn more about their body responses and augment physical reference techniques.


The Touch for Health protocol is a model that utilises this reflex muscle response as a feedback loop in assessing our relationship with ourselves, and the environment. Great for rehabilitation, healthy choices, passionate living! 

TFH 1: Muscle Balance

An introduction to basic muscle monitoring, principles of kinesiology and references.

TFH 2: Elements & Traditional Chinese Medicine Models

Meridian concepts, 5 Element Theory, Sound and Colour Theory and protocols for applying this.

TFH 3: Muscle Reactivity, Food Sensitivity, Emotional Influences, Goal Setting

How do we react to our world? Is it our choice?

TFH 4: Synthesis & Integration

Review and consolidation of TFH 1-4 and 42 Muscles

For those who wish to continue learning, this framework can be explored and developed:

Specialised Kinesiology www.kinesiologysa.co.za