A few years ago when he was travelling around southeast Asia, Arkadiusz realised that he wanted to become a massage therapist, and therefore studied several types of massages while on the road.
The first one was Thai-Yoga Massage in a small Lahu village north from Chiang Mai (Sunshine Network). The other courses involved: Thai Massage - Wat-Po style, reflexology and oil massage. After the trip he returned to Ireland, where he decided to deepen my knowledge of the art of massage and study the western approach.
He completed a Swedish massage course and in 2014 enrolled in a Neuromuscular Physical Therapy course. In 2015 he became qualified as a Neuromuscular Physical Therapist equiped with a wide variety of techniques: Soft Tissue Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, Neuromuscular Techniques along with a sports event massage.
In 2016 he completed another Thai Massage to deepen knowledge. In the following year he completed courses on Deep Tissue Massage, Honey Massage and dry needling. Arkadiusz has been offering massage treatment since 2015, incorporating all the techniques he has learned up to date.
Neuromuscular Therapy focuses on targeting the cause of the problem, also associating areas opposed to the area where the pain or discomfort presents require treatment.
Employing variety of techniques like: Soft Tissue Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, Sports Massage this therapy can aid recovery, reduce scar tissue and help return an injured area to its full functionality.
Swedish Massage also called Classic is a full-body relaxing massage targeting major muscle groups. It consist of variety of techniques: stroking and gliding; kneading; rubbing; tapping or pounding.
Besides the calming benefits, Swedish massage is thought to be good for:
- easing muscular strain by flushing out toxins
- improving circulation by increasing oxygen flow in the blood
- helping to keep ligaments and tendons supple
- reducing emotional and physical stress.
Thai Yoga Massage
The traditional Thai Yoga Massage, which is known as Nuad Bo Rarn in Thailand, means ancient healing or sacred medicine. It is an Eastern form of therapy, which believes that to treat an illness, the whole body needs to be worked on, and not just a particular part. It has a deeply holistic approach and is based on the premises that in the human body energies flow along a network of channels or lines also known as nadis in India or 'meridians' in China. Health in the Eastern philosophy is identified as a state of equilibrium between these energies, where the soul and the body work in accord with each other. Thus, any imbalance in the flow of energies is equated to ailments.
Deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage is a technique that focuses primarily on the deeper layers of muscles and the fascia. Sometimes this technique requires use of firmer pressure in order to reach these key areas and get them to release, which is why this particular massage is oftentimes recommended for people who are comfortable with a slightly more intense touch. However, deep tissue massage can also refer to gentle yet sustained pressure targeting the myofascial layer.
- stress relief
- pain relief
- restoring range of motion
- relaxation - lower heart rate and blood pressure