Massage & Yoga Therapy

PauThai

Hello! I am Paulina. 

Since I was little, I had the dream to dedicate myself to “something” that I really love and what makes me wake up every morning with enthusiasm, motivation and a big smile. My curiosity first led me to discover the world of fitness at the age of 17. I loved the constant endorphin boost, positive feeling in my body as well as educating my clients and watching their bodies and minds transform. After a quite serious knee accident (and two knee operations as a consequence), I had to say goodbye to jumping on the step and to any sport of impact. 

Yoga appeared in my life organically a bit later, first from a need of the physical body: asanas and slow movements helped me to strengthen the muscles to protect he knee and release some imbalances of my hips and pelvis. My curiosity was still piqued and in 2008, after having finished my first massage and acupressure training, I met Kanya, a fantastic Thai woman who came to Poland to offer her Thai massage courses (southern style from Wat Po, Bangkok ). There I made my first “click”: this bodywork was wonderful! No aggressive and forceful movements, but a lot of compassion and presence in meditative environment. For the first time, through the touch, I could feel there is much more than just a physical body. 

Since 2011 I started my annual trips to Thailand, especially to Chiang Mai, where I had the great privilege to study with Masters of this style, especially Ajarn Pichet Boonthume and Ajarn Sinchai Sukparset. Practices, meditations and introduction to Buddhist philosophy were and still are a transformative journey. Each teacher is a real source of inspiration, not only about massage but also the perspective they share about life. 

During the last 10 years I have offered many massage sessions, working daily in my private practice mainly in Barcelona as well as cruises, hotels, retreats and festivals in Europe. I loved the fact I could share a therapeutic touch in different environments. I was very passionate about all what I was doing, but I didn’t understand the importance of self care and needed to learn a hard way 🙂 In order to cultivate good health and not end up with another “burnout”, I had to learn and pay close attention to maintain the healthy position of my body at all times, learning good self-massage techniques, strengthening exercises, stretching and vipassana meditation. During the course I share everything  I have learned with you, so that you always enjoy the art of giving and receiving with great joy and without unnecessary efforts and discomforts. In the sessions, regardless of any applied Thai massage technique, it will be passive stretching, acupressure or joint mobilizations, the essential part is the quality of conscious touch, attention and full presence so that you connect with your inner space in the meditative environment. We are going to practice it during the course. n

Massage and Bodywork Studies

Wuo Thai workshops (Osteopathic dance), Barcelona and Lausanne

Watsu (Shiatsu massage in the water) with Sophie Costes, WatsuIbiza, 2017

Access Bars® with Laetitia Guillemant, Ivan Martin, Barcelona, 2016

Craniosacral Biodynamics, with Rosemary Wallace, Chiang Mai/Pai, Thailand, 2013 – 2017

Medical Thai Massage with Mike Tan, 2013- 2017, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Focus on six different aspects:

Body Position for Prevention of Injuries

Correct Therapeutic Massage Technique Training

Essential Anatomy for Therapeutic Massage

Structural Energy Line Accuracy & Manipulation

Techniques for Deep Tissue & Tendon Release

Diagnosis of Physical and Energetic Problems

Traditional Thai massage courses (+500h) 2011-2017, Chiang Mai, Thailand with inspiring teachers and schools : Ajarn Pichet Boonthume, Ajarn Sinchai Sukparset, Mr. Nat, Ralf Marzen, Sunshine School, ITM – International Training Massage School

Dynamic Thai massage with Krishnataki, Sunshine House, Greece

Osteo Thai (Thai massage with elements of Osteopathy) with David Lutt, 2011-2013

Osteothai for the main joints : easing joint mobility of the upper and lower limbs, Osteothai routine for the inner organs and their relations with pelvis and spine disorders

Chi Nei Tsang massage (internal organs massage), with Carmen Pomar, Barcelona and Blue Garden, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2011-2012

TuiNa, therapeutic chinese massage, Kinetena, Barcelona, 2011-2012

Chavutti Thirumal (massage by a foot pressure), with Helen Noakes, 2011

Ayurvedic massage Shiroabhyanga “Champi”, International School of Ayurvedic Culture, 2011, Barcelona, Spain

Reiki Course (Level I and II), Reiki Barcelona School, Barcelona, Spain

Traditional Thai Massage, Wat Pho Medical School, Bangkok, Thailand

Sports and Deep Tissue Massage, 150 hours, Biostudio, Szczecin, Poland

Focus on different aspects:

Management of injuries, postural analysis, range of movement tests

Sports massage techniques to prevent and manage injury

Rehabilitative exercises

Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair

Swedish and Therapeutic Massage Course, 250 hours, Biostudio, Poland, 2008-2009

Health Promotion with Physiotherapy, University of Szczecin, Poland, 2006-2009

 

Yoga Trainings

Yoga Prenatal Flow, 30 hours, SansYoga, 2019, Spain

Therapeutic Yoga (Yoga connected with Physiotherapy and Osteopathy), Certification endorsed by Spanish Association of Therapeutic Yoga, 200 hours, 2017-2018, Barcelona

Yin Yoga, 60 hours, Jose de Groot, 2014, Barcelona

Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, 200 hours registered with Yoga Alliance, Mandiram Yoga Dinámico, 2010-2011, Barcelona

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, 30 hours, Life Source Yoga & Health, Sydney 2010

Workshops with international teachers +200 hours (Leslie Kaminoff, Shiva Rea, David Williams, Biff Mithoefer, Simon Borg-Olivier, Simon Park)