Increase your wellbeing by uncovering and aligning your body’s story

How can BodyTalk nourish you?

In 1995 Dr. John Veltheim, a practicing chiropractor, acupuncturist and natural health professional, founded BodyTalk. He did this by combining therapy and science, advanced yoga, chinese medicine, Western medicine, kinesiology and Hindu philosophy. He was inspired by an ancient tapping technique during his own struggles with health.[1]  

BodyTalk therapy has continued to grow and is now practiced in over 100 countries, not only in its application but also in the understanding of the theory behind it. BodyTalk therapists are often already practitioners such as chiropractors, psychotherapists, naturopaths, acupuncturists and nurses.

BodyTalk is a conscience based health care, it’s an energy medicine to optimise the body’s internal communication. As our bodies contain all the information and abilities to heal itself, all they need are the right conditions for this to happen..[2]

This approach is about healing the body as a whole instead of using the cartesian model in which the mind and body are seperate. This is to enhance wellbeing and general health as everything is interconnected. Our bodies are incredibly effective when functioning properly, but can be hindereed by the stressors of life such as pollution, toxins in our food and environment. These factors can have a detrimental effect on our wellbeing whether it is psychologically, physically, or spiritually, and cause a breakdown in the body's communication function rendering it unable to restore and heal itself.

Benefits of BodyTalk

BodyTalk is about re-establishing the mind and body helping to balance out allergies, learning disorders, emotional and psychological disorders, brain function, improving posture and coordination, digestion and elimination and giving you the power to have a positive headspace and attitude towards life..[3]  

You don’t need to fully diagnose your problem with BodyTalk therapy; with this practice you can effectively shift your symptoms. It is a gentle, safe and effective way to give your body the power to heal itself.

BodyTalk can assist in relieving symptoms related to:

Confidence and self-esteem PTSD and trauma Relaxation

What to expect from a BodyTalk session

Sessions start with a discussion about your health. The practitioner will create a neuromuscular feedback program that gets the body to respond to non-verbal closed questions. The body will respond through movement..[4] 

Once a connection is created the practitioner will choose different variations to help communicate such as breathwork, tapping, body chemistry, muscle testing, Cortices technique, hydration, reciprocals, and switching. BodyTalk sessions can take between 15 to 45 minutes.

BodyTalk therapy reviews include those who have said they felt sudden shifts mentally after a few sessions, eradicating the symptoms. Some have even carried on to become therapists themselves.


1. A Bodytalk Session | Bodytalk

2. About BodyTalk | International Bodytalk Association

3. Bodytalk |

4. Mapping the Story of Your Health |  BodyTalk Perth




Frequently asked questions

BodyTalk Therapy was founded in 1995 by Dr. John Veltheim, a chiropractor, acupuncturist, and natural health professional. It combines elements of advanced yoga, Chinese medicine, Western medicine, kinesiology, and Hindu philosophy. Dr. Veltheim was inspired by an ancient tapping technique during his personal health struggles, leading to the development of BodyTalk as a holistic therapeutic approach.

BodyTalk Therapy is unique in its holistic approach, incorporating a diverse range of influences such as chiropractic care, acupuncture, Western medicine, and Hindu philosophy. It stands out for its focus on addressing the whole person, emphasizing the interconnectedness of physical, mental, and emotional aspects for comprehensive well-being.

Since its founding, BodyTalk Therapy has continued to grow and is now practiced in over 100 countries. The evolution extends not only in its application but also in the understanding of the theory behind it. Ongoing research and practical insights contribute to the ongoing development and refinement of BodyTalk as a therapeutic modality.

BodyTalk therapists often come from various healthcare backgrounds, including chiropractors, psychotherapists, naturopaths, acupuncturists, and nurses. The diversity of practitioners reflects the inclusive nature of BodyTalk, allowing individuals from different fields to integrate this holistic therapy into their existing practices.

BodyTalk Therapy involves gentle tapping and light touch on specific areas of the body to promote communication and balance within the body's energy systems. During a session, the therapist identifies imbalances and uses tapping techniques to stimulate the body's natural healing mechanisms. Sessions are typically non-invasive and can be done with the client fully clothed.

BodyTalk Therapy is known for its holistic approach to health and can address a wide range of conditions, including physical ailments, emotional challenges, and mental health issues. By promoting communication and balance within the body, BodyTalk aims to support the body's natural ability to heal and achieve overall well-being.
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