Agnes was born in Gdansk, in the Pomeranian region of Poland where, from a young age, she learned to keep healthy and fit through outdoor sports, healthy eating and nutrition. She started a four-year undergraduate physiotherapy programme in Poland. During her time at university, she was interested in the hands-on aspects of physiotherapy, notably massage therapy and manual therapy. Ultimately, this led 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. 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 moved to another beautiful city, where she could expand her physio knowledge. She came to Edinburgh, where she undertook her Masters’ degree in physiotherapy at Queen Margaret University, 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.
She has undertaken various courses to develop her Physiotherapy knowledge including Acupuncture, Kinesiology Taping and Intensive FDM. In 2015, after registering with HCPC and CSP, Agnes started 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 may be incorporated to prevent further progression or return of the injury. Agnes is one of just a few therapists in the UK, who is qualified to use Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) techniques. This model allows for very quick and effective manipulative treatments of soft tissue injuries and provides measurable and immediate results for many acute and chronic musculoskeletal ailments and neurological conditions.
Agnes is a cheerful, positive and 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 pain, and relax body and mind. This allows a variety of health problems to be treated, resulting in clients’ improved quality of life.