Physiotherapist and Principal Remedial Massage Therapist
Agnes was born in Gdansk, in the Pomeranian region of Poland where, from a young age, she learned to keep in good health through outdoor sports, healthy eating and nutrition. At this time she began to further her interest in medicine which lead her to join a four year undergraduate physiotherapy programme. During her time at university, she found her interests peaked in the manual aspects of physiotherapy, notably massage therapy and manual therapy. Ultimately, this lead her to undertake a one year massage course as a supplement to her studies. After gaining the relevant massage abilities she worked for two years in a well-respected gym and spa in Poland, were she gained experience and the strength necessary in this profession. Here she developed a significant client base and was able to help many of them with a variety of health problems including stress, back pain, sport injuries and also diseases strongly affecting their lives such as multiple sclerosis and osteoarthritis. In her time at the spa she was required to work with many other massage therapists, osteopaths and sports therapists, which gave her an opportunity to learn a lot from them while gaining experience in multi-disciplinary working.
In 2012, Agnes decided to leave her country and go to another beautiful city, where she could also expand her knowledge. That brought her to Edinburgh, where she undertook her Masters’ degree in physiotherapy, which she completed in 2013 and joined our team at Active Health Edinburgh. Agnes offers a wide range of treatments as a Senior Remedial Massage Therapist: Hot Stones Massage, Shantala Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology, Chinese Bubbles Massage and sports massage. Importantly, to adapt to clients’ needs she also uses therapy that includes a mix of different techniques such as: myofascial release, Swedish massage, Trigger Point Therapy and elements of manual therapy. During her work at Active health she undertook various courses to develop her Physiotherapy knowledge (Acupuncture, Kinesiology Taping and Intensive FDM). In 2015, after registering with HCPC and CSP, Agnes could start her career at the clinic as a Physiotherapist. She offers an individual and holistic approach using mostly “hands on” treatments. Additionally, ultrasound, acupuncture and home exercise programmes are incorporated to improve range of movement and to prevent further progression or return of the injury in the future. Agnes is one of just a few therapists in the UK, who is qualified to use Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) techniques. This model does not only allow for very quick and effective manipulative treatments of soft tissue injuries but provide measurable and immediate result for many acute and chronic musculoskeletal ailments and neurological conditions.
Agnes is a cheerful, open minded person who has developed an in-depth knowledge of the human body whilst having a great interest in helping people through a holistic approach. She strongly believes that combining many different techniques is key to good health, alleviate ailments, or relax body and mind. This allows a variety of health problems to be treated, resulting in clients’ improved quality of life.
Specific interests and qualifications
- International Fascial Distortion Model Organization Certified Practitioner
- MSc and BSc Physiotherapy
- Acupuncture/Dry needling
- Kinesio Taping
- Remedial Massage
- Sports Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Isometric Massage
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage in Massage and FDM
- Chinese Cupping
- Hot Stones Massage