Tonia's methods explained
Food Sensitivity Testing
Tonia uses muscle testing to determine what foods and commercial products such as
washing powder, cosmetics etc..., that are creating an allergic/or a sensitivity reaction. This reaction is often manifested through the skin, upsetting digestive system, circulatory system, emotions, activity levels (hyperactivity/lethargy), and elimination system.
EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques
Tapping gently acupressure points in a specific sequence.
The final exam or the thought of the exam can create such a negative impact on the mind, the internal organs and hormonal glands. Let’s not be controlled by our anxieties and worries instead let’s be pro- active and do something that can release us from undesirables feelings.
The method is easy to apply and can have an instant positive effect.
This is a gentle method to release blockages caused by holding tensions in the body and the different organs and tissues . The giving birth process can be a good experience but the after care for mother and baby is important and this gentle technique can be of great help to support the body system to settle after such changes. I would like to add, that traumatic and distress time at birth are also leaving traces of memory held in the tissues, muscles, bones and Cranial sacral therapy is a very safe way to bring release and realignment of the different tissues in the whole body.
I also like to work on children who can suffer from agitation in their body sometimes caused from lack of movement or holding stress in their tissues for different reasons.
The benefit of craniosacral in children whether they are suffering from learning difficulties or tense muscles (jaw, neck, shoulder, back, hips, knees, ankles and internal organs) or they have special needs.
ADHD, hyperactive,dyslexic, dyspraxic, autistic, aspergers, down syndrome, speech impediment can bring a huge relaxation within their nervous system and support their immune system, their hormonal system, their mental ability to relax.
Traditional Chinese medicine
Using acupuncture needles, special cups, moxibustion, acupressure points in a very specific way will contribute to clear the meridians and allow the energy to flow in a more balance and harmonious way. I like to use my Kinesiology training to become more specific and refine my finding. This can help the body to eliminate toxins, pains and energy blocks to enable the channels of energy to circulate appropriately after treatment.
I use the diagnosis of Chinese Medicine to understand the health issues presented to me but I lately prefer to use acupressure (using my fingers or full hands) in order to give the treatment. I decided to seldom use the needles only when strictly necessary such as tennis elbow, migraines, tendonitis if the client is open to acupuncture and if clients request specifically to be treated through needles.
This method uses gentle pressure, pressure points and stretches to enable the body to release tension on a physical, mental/ emotional sometime spiritual level.
Through the breath and the voice applying special streches of muscles around the neck, jaw, mouth, tongue: our capacity for self-expression and self-confidence can be increased.
This is fascinating work: our jaw one of our smallest articulation yet possibly one of our strongest articulation in our body is operating under huge amounts of nerves and muscles. The tongue itself is amazing when one realise the impact it has in speech, tones, rhythm and simple expression.
The lips also contributes to the mecanical of the speech. I give the client specific jaw/lips/tongue exercices to practice home in order to overcome speech impediment, improve articulating, improve voice projection, general speaking, how to relax those muscles in order to have better control when using voice in an everyday situation be it at school, work, drama, interviews, everyday life.
Tonia can, through muscle testing, find the appropriate desert, bush, Bach and Californian
flower essence most suited for an individual’s needs and balance the mental and emotional body.
Tonia uses muscle testing to find out what minerals, vitamins and trace elements are needed by
the individual to boost their immune system and maintain optimal health.
She can also recommend trusted and hugely researched companies that have supported the body systems to improve its general health and well being.
BBI - Brain Body Integration
I developed BBI in the early 90’s inspired from Brain Gym in Kinesiology.
I realised over years of giving workshop to Children, Adults and Elderly how important spatial awareness, movement and rhythm is important to address in early childhood.
The Benefits of such application on a daily life has proven over and over again how simple and easy it can become to learn stress free and integrate the application of what one is taught in Primary school , secondary school, University study and the overwhelming stress that goes with working or being unemployed. This is a tool kit that can benefit everybody.
BBI has been developed for Children and Adults.
Brain Booster developed specifically to assist TY, 5th and 6th year.
Brain booster is an Adapted version of BBI for the older students.
The same cross lateral moves are covered, postures to release tension held in different body parts, some art work to stimulate right and left side of the brain. Breathing techniques, relaxation, guided meditation, visualisation in order to calm the mind are some of the tools covered in that workshop. The use of EFT( emotional freedom technique) in order to address some of the stressful thoughts that accompany exams. The students also gain an educational insight into health facts about diet / body posture and how stress if not addressed can impact on our health and mental ability to concentrate.
In 2000, I then pursued further training to enrich my understanding of movement with a totally different discipline called“Amerta movement”, created by Master Prapto from Indonesia . I went to train with the founder of “Amerta movement”and took further training in the UK with a student of Prapto: Dr.Sandra Reeve who studied Amerta movement in depth and called her variation of this practice “Moving into life”.
I have trained with Sandra in the UK and Ireland and qualified in 2009 as a facilitator in the practice of “Moving into life” I call my interpretation of this freestyle movement awareness: "Natural Steps"
This is a device with huge result on the vasodilation of the micro circulation.
for more information on the research of this device please click here.