BodyTalk is the missing piece. Adding this modality to my naturopathic tool-box allows me to get out of the way of your body’s healing, be it physical, emotional,  or spiritual. The results are phenomenal. Becoming a BodyTalk practitioner has transformed my practice (and decreased the number of supplements my clients need to take!). I invite you to experience it for yourself. Questions? Want to try this out? Contact me: mahalia (at) drmahaliafreed (dot) com or 416-856-4682.

So, What is BodyTalk?

BodyTalk is a consciousness-based, non-diagnostic therapy that works with the body to stimulate healing on all levels. The BodyTalk practitioner (that’s me!) communicates directly with your body’s innate wisdom. By using a form of neuromuscular biofeedback, I receive Yes or No answers directly from the body regarding what it needs, and what its priorities are. Treatment – reestablishing or strengthening communication pathways between cells/organs/energy centres in the body –  is based on this information. So, your body’s innate healing wisdom tells me what to do. We do that.

What does a treatment look like?

BodyTalk treatment with Mahalia Freed, ND is integrated as part of naturopathic care. After we check-in about your health status, and other personal issues, you lie down on the treatment table for the BodyTalk portion of the visit. I will establish Yes and No answers via neuromuscular feedback using your wrist or forearm, and may tap out formulas if indicated. Treatment is usually 10-15 minutes. One of the beauties of BodyTalk is that it can always use all the knowledge in the room. This means that in addition to the clinical assessment tools I use as an ND, I can assess herbal prescriptions, suggest flower essences, and modify supplement regimes based on the information I receive in a BodyTalk session.

Who is it for? What does it treat?

BodyTalk is safe and effective for people of any age, and any health status. BodyTalk is effective as a stand-alone treatment, but also easily integrates into a comprehensive complimentary care plan for anything from anxiety to cancer to chronic pain to fertility concerns. It is also a great addition to a preventive health strategy, be it physical or emotional health maintenance or personal growth. For case examples of health improvement with BodyTalk, see

BodyTalk Philosophy

BodyTalk is based on the principle that the body is capable of healing itself at all levels – as evidenced by the healing process that is automatically initiated when a person cuts a finger or twists an ankle. This automatic, self-guided healing process is part of the body’s inborn intelligence, or the “innate wisdomof the body. Just as the body heals a wound with a particular sequence of bio-chemical, physical and energetic responses, the body addresses all healing in a certain order. Trusting and working with the body’s wisdom is vital in the BodyTalk balancing process, as it encourages the body’s ability to heal itself by the fastest means possible.

Every single cell, atom, and system is in constant communication with every other cell, atom and system within the bodymind complex. This includes communication through the nervous system, as well as the other subtle energy circuits of the body – such as the meridians and the electromagnetic frequencies that are produced by the body. Physical or emotional stress can cause these circuits to become compromised, weakening or disrupting the communication between the cells and systems, resulting in symptoms for us.

BodyTalk helps to re-establish these energetic circuits in a quick and effective way, which then allows the body to catch up in the healing process and recover rapidly. Often, symptoms disappear and function returns within just one or two BodyTalk sessions.

BodyTalk Knowledge Base

BodyTalk combines Western medicine’s scientifically supported research in fields such as neuroscience, epigenetics, and psychoneuroimmunology along with a large number of highly recognized ancient and modern healing methods and principles, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, yoga and meditation philosophies, Chiropractic, consciousness studies and Energy Psychology. Within the BodyTalk System are aspects that will be familiar to students of Chakra theory, Emotional Freedom Technique, EMDR, applied kinesiology, Reiki, and other energy medicine modalities. The BodyTalk System also uses concepts from the fields of Information Science and Information Management, Dynamic Systems Theory and advanced process control and optimization principles found in the engineering fields, as well as advanced topics in mathematics and quantum physics.

Material sourced from the International BodyTalk Association. For more information, see For local courses and information, see

For information about the full range of naturopathic treatments offered by Mahalia, see: Treatments

Mahalia Freed is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Reiki Master and BodyTalk Practitioner.