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I have been treated by Tina for Health Kinesiology since I was around 13 years old - nearly 13 years ago to date.

When I was 11, my parents discovered Kinesiology as a last resort after trying to treat my M.E for a number of years. At this time, ME was little known but after convincing the medical world to take me seriously, I had previously tried medication and cognitive behavioural therapy. When this didn't work, Doctors had no options but to tell me to "live with it for the rest of my life". I had been ill for many years, I was bed bound and unable to go to school. A simple cold would knock me out completely for 6 months, leaving me without even the energy to wash or feed myself. I narrowly missed being taken to hospital to be fed on a drip. However, after being treated by Tina, my story improves...

After just one treatment, I felt energy, albeit brief but I had energy for a short while. After a couple of months of treatment, these energetic moments (ranging from getting out of bed, walking without assistance etc) got longer and the gaps in between shortened. It took time but I got better and at the age of 14, I went back to school!

I can't express how much Kinesiology has helped me, not just with ME but throughout my life since. Over the years, it has helped me with a range of issues: work stress; chronic chest infections; headaches; tiredness, digestive problems and has relieved aches and pains in my first pregnancy. My first baby is due in March and I am going to use Kinesiology to help me get into the right frame of mind for birth too.

As hard as it is to describe the treatment, it is essentially gentle muscle testing to delve into the body's knowledge to find the answers to problems. It is truly astounding. I am now training at Positive Living to be a Touch for Health Kinesiologist myself and I hope to be qualified in 2017. The training I have received so far has been professional, knowledgeable and so enjoyable - I can't recommend it enough.

And I will never be able to thank Tina enough for helping me time and time again. I'm glad our paths crossed many years ago.

Jade P


After attending an introductory course at City of Bristol College with Tina around 2002, I decided to bring my daughter to the centre back around 2003. Niamh was struggling and was on lots of medication that wasn't working.

She saw Tina a few times and received kinesiology, massage and a general 'overhaul'. During one of these sessions Tina suggested Bach flowers and recommended Sweet Chestnut. As a parent of a 4-5 year old, I took the bottle, but found it disturbing to think that my lovely little girl needed sweet chestnut (feeling of despair etc). I admit that I sort of dismissed the advice I was given.

Well, a few years on we have discovered that Niamh has a condition and as part of this has a highly emotional state. She can be very happy, very sad, despondent, anxious, worried etc.

I went to a complimentary therapy shop last month and whilst browsing once again came across Bach Flowers and was drawn to Sweet Chestnut. Then the penny dropped. Tina was right! (and I had forgotten all of this until recently).

We moved to Australia in 2006 and the outdoor lifestyle is great in helping Niamh manage and live with her condition. But I have once again found and believe in complementary therapies. We now use exercise, yoga and massage for her as well as vitamins and mineral supplements and Bach Flower remedies.

No really sure why I felt compelled to write this email, but I suppose it's because sometimes we don't like what we hear even though its the truth and find it hard to digest. So, although it took me a few years to accept what I was told I wanted to say thank you!

Sarah H

On site / Workplace treatments testimonials

“Ralph Allen School has worked with ‘The Positive Living Company’ for over 5 years. They have provided ‘well being’ services to both students and staff alike. For the Students they have led excellent Indian Head Massage work shops where Sixth Formers have learnt this relaxation technique under the experienced guidance of the PLC therapists. Young people have benefited from learning about de-stressing techniques to help deal with the pressure of examinations.
Staff have also been offered Head Massages, Reflexology and Reiki as complementary therapies to support their busy schedules and offer much needed relaxation. The PLC team have formed an integral part of a series of well-being INSET days for staff, which have been well received. We have also referred staff to their therapists and used their service as a reward and incentive for staff.
Tina and her team are extremely professional, reliable and trustworthy. Their time and expert advice is freely given and their communication second to none. We recommend The PLC to other schools and businesses without reservation. It has been a pleasure to work with them to bring the art of well being to our school community, and we look forward to many more years of partnership”.

Libby Lee