Why this way? Part II

Part II

The second patient was a young man after a spine fracture, the result of jumping into water. Initially the contact was extremely difficult- resignation, bitterness and muted responses. Once the life and soul of the party then left to be supported, needing help from others. Day after day we were finding common ground. Although the main part of rehabilitation was conducted by a therapist (the name in those days for physiotherapists) I had a lot of work with quite a large part of the body for massage and one basic rule: consistency, regularity and pushing forward.

The third little patient looked at me with mistrust when I approached her hospital bed. The girl was probably 5 years old, suffered from an injury with numerous scars from burns on a large surface of her thighs and abdominal wall and all down her side. When I wanted to get closer she “welcomed me” with a scream.

Finally, with the approval from the staff, I took off my white clothes off, got changed and getting into the large metal bed, as it was the only option; I started the treatment from playing. It took a while before she allowed me to touch her, or for the first time to apply a special ointment prepared individually for her at a pharmacy. I realize what the consequences may be of such scars, in these specific areas, especially for a future women. Furthermore they were causing contractures around the joints and slight pain. We finally managed to interact; day after day I worked both on healthy tissues and on the scars, especially focusing on the edges of the scars. Consequently, day after day I worked with these areas and finally they began becoming more flexible. The skin became smoother. We didn’t have facilities as they are now, no specialized lasers, physical therapy, what we had was massage without quantitative restrictions and order was continually renewed. The massage and work on soft tissue gradually brought results. Finally, by, discovering her and getting closer, she allowed a deeper massage, which clearly brought her relief. Czytaj dalej

Why this way? Trauma and problem with acceptance Part I

Sometimes clients, patients, friends, ask why we chose our present profession. But sometimes appear deeper, more personal questions. Why we chose so extended specialization. Here is my, true story:

Trauma and problem of acceptance. Massage supporting plastic surgery and psychosomatic renewal. Moving towards a practice to respond to real needs and human tragedies, not necessarily as a response to today’s trends.

Integrating Body Work Massage concept by Piotr Szczotka.

While searching the Web, reading articles or advertising brochures a potential client, a patient would probably often think that we deal in this specialty because it is a fashionable topic, simply popular. Especially nowadays, when on the agenda there is: information about treatments for relaxation, anti-stress treatments, individual beauty treatments, treatments that support aesthetic medicine and post-operative plastic surgery revitalization. It is much rarer to consider the use of massage and related methods for working with soft tissue in a more pragmatic need, such as reconstructive surgery, treatment of injuries, scars, trauma of combined mental and physical origins. As well as using massage to deal with visual problems that are often called health-aesthetic defects, that is, when aesthetic problems suddenly appear, but they are the result of other ailments and health conditions.
The final article published before the epilogue in the book: „Professional Practice. Massage, Clinic and Passion of Life „, shows examples of how individual situations, relationships, breakdown while facing human tragedy and in which way this can affect our lives, the choice of profession and how it can influence on our further practice. These examples have nothing to do with trends, only with an inherent need at a particular moment in time. Czytaj dalej

Holiday exchange program, performances and teaching:

Dear Massage Therapist!

My name is Piotr Szczotka, I am massage therapist and massage instructor. In my practice, I use different methods of massage, and also I lead and organize performances, instruction session and workshops / course of two author’s massage concepts: Integrating Body Work Massage and Dynamic Anti-cellulite Massage.

For several years I have specialized in therapeutic methods of massage in psychosomatic revitalization, relaxation – practical in problems with stress. Also I have specialized in massage applied in aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery as diagnostic and revitalize method.

As result of corporation with physicians specialize in aesthetic medicine and reconstractive, plastic surgery, currently I lead a workshop of: massage in aesthetic medicine and plastic, reconstructive surgery.

Part of this program is called Dynamic Anti-cellulite Massage, practical in aesthetic medicine, for example as a diagnostic and therapeutic method.

Workshops and courses available in Poland and in your countries: Integrating Body Work Massage, Emotional Face and Dynamic Anti-cellulite Massage. Massage and sot tissue work in aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery.

Currently we work on – project of traveling massage teacher – with possibility to perform massage methods in another country. In the connection of corporation program with Massage Association, Massage School or private person, I would like to invited You also to our country to start and participate in:

Holiday exchange program. The points of my program, performances and teaching:

a) Integrating Body Work Massage – therapeutic and relaxation massage in psychosomatic revitalization.
b) Dynamic Anti-cellulite Massage: cellulite therapy, body shaping massage, working with beauty and body grace.
c) Emotional Face Massage, relaxing massage and diagnostical support in aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery.
d) Massage and sot tissue work in health-aesthetic problems. Therapy, diagnostic and preparation to many intervention during aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery like: liposuction, muscles and body shaping – abdominoplasty, breast correction (lift or augmentation), face lift.
Supplementary information about: massage application during: peelings, botulinum toxin therapy and feelers. Cellulite therapy PEFS (paniculopatia – edemato-fibrosclerotica or degeneration caused by stasis meaning cellulite), author’s concepts by Piotr Szczotka massage therapis.