Whether you’re an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, tonika health can help improve your performance, prevent injury and speed up recovery. We provide specialised support for athletes, including masters, and take pride in providing excellent service to athletes from a range of different sports.
Specialised deep sports massage can free locked muscles, ease recurrent soreness and realign your body. We can design a treatment protocol specifically for you to achieve fast, effective relief from injury or pain. At the same time we will be addressing underlying biomechanical problems which may be making you more susceptible. We’re also happy to give you tailored advice on posture, ergonomics and corrective stretches and exercises. Why not try us out? You’ll probably get something extra out of your body, scrunch crucial seconds and centimetres in performance, and lessen injuries or fatigue that interfere with your sport.
If need be, we can also advise you on exactly how to adjust your diet for sports performance or taking the right supplements to achieve and maintain ideal body composition throughout the different phases of the training cycle with advanced bio-impedance analysis, which is superior to body fat scales and less invasive than DEXA scans. Not only a qualified sports therapist, Daniela also has a diploma in nutrition with additional expert training in sports nutrition. She used to be a medal-winning sprinter herself in state, national and international competitions and therefore really gets the mindset of athletes and the importance of specific and timely performance. But all our therapists are well qualified to support you and address your needs in a multitude of ways.
"I had been recommended to go see Ron through a work colleague of mine. Having trouble with my left knee the past 6-8 months, Ron was immediately able to source the problem, perform release work and also offer me exercises to add to my current training. My appointment lasted nearly 45 minutes and not one topic or question I needed answered was rushed. This gentleman is a true professional and just loves doing what he does. I would have no hesitation recommending him to any colleague or indeed client of mine in the future."
“The massage treatment provided by Daniela assisted greatly in my recovery between training sessions, allowing me to train harder and more often – this was a significant factor in my successful bid to break the Masters 3 World Pursuit Record in early 2010 and ever since. I also benefited greatly from the general health and dietary advice – thanks Daniela! I think massage therapy should be a part of any serious athlete’s regime.”
"After years of training consistently and slowly chipping away at my goals, I came to realise that age is catching up and I would need to do that extra bit to get to my goals quicker. Had a chat to Daniela. She did some tests and made suggestions for me. I followed these religiously and basically got to train harder and ultimately within a short time got a personal best of all time at the age of 44 in the 100m and 200m. A couple of years later I finally achieved my ultimate goal to become World Champion in my age group. So thanks to Daniela for a simple solution and a fantastic result."
“Daniela has been a real big driver for my own attitude as well as health and nutrition the past few years and she has enabled me to reach my potential through her holistic approach to health. She has helped me fill in the gaps with my diet and I have no doubt that she is a mass contributor to my success. I believe she is the X factor for myself to become an even greater athlete.”
“Ever since I have started being treated by Daniela from tonika health in 2009, my results in major championships have improved exponentially. I really believe that Daniela’s holistic approach to her treatment, which involves for me both massage and naturopathy, has provided me with the last few percent I feel I was missing in my preparation and training. I have recommended Daniela to several other cyclists and they too are happy with their progress as a result.”