Hi! I am Staś (pronounced Stash, rhymes with ‘dash’) and I came to Cork in 2002. I’m British-born of Polish descent and grew up in London immersed in Polish tradition and culture. I speak both English and Polish natively, though admittedly my Polish could do with a bit more practice! I am a proud Irish citizen.
My affinity with bodywork comes naturally to me. I hold distinctions in Therapeutic and Advanced Massage from the Natural Healing Centre in Cork, I am a certified sports injury therapist and a qualified Neuromuscular Therapist (NMT). I was resident therapist at Cork’s Firkin Crane dance theatre for over 9 years. Continuing professional development keeps my skill and knowledge of bodywork current and has taken me to many fascinating seminars, workshops and courses such as Advanced Orthopaedic Massage, NeuroKinetic Therapy®, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation and many more. I have a strong interest in chronic pain, especially from trauma (emotional or physical), and the effects of scarring on the mobile body.
ANMT – Association of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapists
IMTA – Irish Massage Therapists Association
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I am a full member of the Association of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapists (ANMT) and also a full member of the Irish Massage Therapists Association (IMTA). I served as Vice President of the IMTA 2019-2021 and previously served on their Education Committee and Executive Support Group.