When we test a muscle in kinesiology we are looking for resistance – the client should be able to resist the very gentle pressure we are using. We also look for the muscle to have a bit of “give” – it should “weaken” under certain conditions, otherwise we refer to it as “hypertonic” which means it doesn’t relax.
When we find a hypertonic muscle this can sometimes be more important to balance than an overtly “weak” one.
Today I had a client with a hypertonic anterior deltoid – this muscle relates to the gall bladder and in Chinese Five Elements the emotion is anger. As I was able to test which “mode” (structure,