SKART (Structural Kinesiology Acupressure Release Technique) identifies areas of imbalance within the skeletal frame. Upon diagnosis we use a gentle acupressure technique to release and reduce the pain and imbalance.

Background Understanding

Dr George Goodheart, an American chiropractor in 1964 discovered that specific muscles of the body when tested could reveal a great deal about a person’s state of health. He called this technique Applied Kinesiology, “Kinesiology as it is relates to the study of energy and movement” and “Applied as it was of practical use”. 

SKART has evolved from kinesiology principals.

Each muscle relies on: A nerve to activate it.

Blood supply to oxygenate it.

Lymph to clear it.

And the acupressure meridian to energize it.

To bring the body back to balance.

In the 1960’s Dr George Goodheart concluded that it was not really muscle spasm that pulled the spine out of place, but more likely that a weak muscle on one side of the body caused a normal muscle opposing it to become or seem tight. Working on just releasing the tight muscle will therefore usually only give short term relief.

Normal Tone Opposing Muscle Weakness

Much research has gone into Kinetics (energy work). Leading researchers Dr Bennett and Dr Jarnette worked on reflexes and showed how activation of skin areas with deep massage or light touch can get muscles to move bones without working on the bones themselves.

Postural Patterns - There is no question that muscles do contract and go into spasm. Many patients have problems involving muscle spasm. However, when patients are examined for muscle spasm, it has been found that an overwhelming majority of these patients have muscle weakness rather than primary muscle spasm, and it is this weakness which then causes the opposing muscle to contract. Therefore, the contracted muscle is a secondary effect of the primary muscle weakness.

Basic Knowledge -All health problems can be defined as having either a structural, chemical or emotional cause. In assessing a patient’s health problem all three aspects must be considered. SKART is the first of the three areas of treatment.

1 - Structural:  - Structural problems represent one side of a triangle and can cause illness and disease due to: trapped nerves; reduce blood supply; blocked Lymphatics; and excess, deficient or imbalanced acupressure meridian. 

2 - Chemical / Environmental: -This second side to the triangle can cause illness and disease due to nutritional deficiency, food allergies, chemical stresses, virus, parasites and toxic overload. 

Emotional: - The final side of the triangle is completed by looking at the clinical symptoms caused by emotional stresses on the body caused by daily life.


AMANDA WHITE LicAc, RGN Cert Ed, First Aid Trainer, REIKI Master Practioner, NLP (Neuro Linguist Programming) Master Practioner, EFT (Emotional Freedom Therapist) Practitioner, Forest School Instructor, Lecturer and freelance writer.

Amanda has been working in the health care industry for 30 years and has immense expertise and experience in her area.

She qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1989. 

Amanda is a qualified Acupuncturist, trained in China and London. She is also trained in Advanced Kinesiology and Clinical Ecology which involves testing for allergies, viruses, parasites, and other environmental problems.

She has run a busy Private Clinic & ran a full NHS chronic pain clinic for 18 years where she was the Secretary for the regional Acupuncture group and she was also a member of the Poole Primary Care Trust Musculoskeletal Development Team and the NHS directory of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

For more information on Amanda and her clinic and books please visit www.amanda-white.com