Arek qualified with a BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Sports & Remedial Massage from the North London School of Sports Massage and is a member of the Institute for Soft Tissue Therapists (ISRM).
My initiation to the world of massage happened in a small Thai island, Koh Tao, where I completed a course in Trigger Point Therapeutic Thai Massage with a local Master. I became so drawn to learning about the body, so upon my return to Europe, I went to study Sports & Remedial Massage at the North London School of Sports Massage. I have since continued to develop my knowledge and experience of treating people with various injuries, athletes and those struggling with aches and pains from postural imbalances, daily stress and lifestyle.
Apart from having years of experience as a masseur, I also have 5 years of working experience as a specialist run and ski technician supporting runners overcome injuries and performance issues by administering expert footwear and exercise advice and insole solutions. This work has helped me realise how much injury prevention and performance is ultimately down to us; how we treat our bodies, how we prepare and how we restore.
I am a keen long distance runner who completed road and mountain marathons, I have been rock climbing for nearly 20 years and skiing since early teenage age. His main mean of transport in London is a bicycle.
Professional Qualifications & Training:
- BTEC 5 Sports & Remedial Massage Diploma, NLSSM, London
- Thai Pressure Point Massage Therapy Course, Thailand
- The Complete Shoulder Massage Workshop, NLSSM, London
- Injury Biomechanics Training Series, Profeet
- British Ski Boot-Fitters Association (BSBA) Level 2 Qualification
Sub3 is my ‘little’ time target for a marathon distance run: to complete the marathon in under 3 hours *. Actually it’s not so little considering how much work I will need to put into to improve from my first one (3:31mins). Sub3 has inspired the name of my online space because it represents my desire to keep evolving, challenging what I believe is possible and overcoming mental and physical resistance. This way, even the small daily runs can become our little trophies.
* – since establishing the sub3 name, I’ve developed serious interest in mountain running, therefore breaking sub 3h marathon time has been put on hold 😉