Ever since I was a child I have always been fascinated by nature's great miracle - the human body. My parents died when I was young. They both suffered from serious illnesses and having to watch their suffering without being able to help them had a great impact on me. I really wanted to help ease their pain and had many questions about how the human body functions and also about the mind. This started me on my journey to explore the relationship between body and mind. I wondered whether it could be only a coincidence that some of us live healthy and happy lives while so many others live their life in pain and struggle to find peace within themselves. I began to investigate traditional therapies which have been used to great effect since ancient times, although they have been increasingly sidelined over past 150 years as western scientific approaches to medicine have dominated. I started my professional healthcare studies at the National Institute of Medical Vocational Education in Budapest. In 2009 I qualified as a medical and sports massage therapist. In 2012 I qualified as an Integrative Manual Osteotherapist which gave me new skills to treat locomotor disorders and internal organ related diseases. In 2013 I also qualified in Craniotherapy (therapy that releases blocks in the skull bones) which improved my ability to treat nervous and endocrine system related diseases. I have continued to investigate many traditional massage therapies and manual treatments and have also undertaken courses in the use of Kinesio Tape and Vacuum Therapy.
When working with clients, I always take time to pay attention and be aware of what their body and mind are telling me. I talk to them in detail, observe their posture, actions and behaviour and consider this information alongside the findings of physical examination. Over the past 5 years I have treated thousands of people and have come to realise that it is never enough to deal only with physical symptoms. The therapeutic touch has to be done in a way that takes effect at deeper levels and this is what makes the healing process lasting and permanent. I am incredibly lucky to be able to do what I love every day. My motivation to help people live without pain and be healthier and happier in their lives is what keeps me going.
I welcome individuals for their first time experiencing physical therapy/clinical massage and those familiar with treatments.
Kalman Sipkovszky, Clinical - Sports massage & Physical Therapist
The Physical Therapy is a unique method which unites different types of massage strokes (swedish, deep tissue, sports and relaxing massage), the techniques of known manual therapies (osteopathy, physio-and muskuloskeletal therapy) and the focused attention of the therapist. The therapy is unique since it combines understanding of the body's anatomy with a treatment that is done with the therapist's total attention and concentration.
Only few people know that the quality of therapeutic touch is much more important than it's form. Whether you want to ease the pain or become more relaxed and refreshed, The Physycal Therapy is the best solution for you! It enables and maximises regeneration and relaxation for everyone.
As your therapist I will ask about your health and discomfort and examine your body (posture, muscles, range of movement) and physical discomfort in order to determine the best treatment. Your session will be from 30-90 min. and will involve therapeutic massage, pressure (trigger) point therapy, joint and muscle mobilization and stretching. The treatment is on a table in a private, heated and relaxing environment. Towels are provided and it's recommended that you wear loose fitting clothing or undergarments. Your modesty and personal comfort is respected at all times. I welcome individuals for whom this is the first time experiencing of physical therapy/clinical massage therapy and those familiar with treatments.
The energy that flows through the hands can refresh, regenerate and revitalise. Massage brings about beneficial physical and psychological changes and restores balance to the body as a whole.
Advanced clinical massage is a method of massage therapy that creatively combines and applies a range of techniques to achieve a specific outcome – to get people out of pain or reduce it significantly enough to improve quality of life, increase range of motion, improve posture and always to relax.
Many of the techniques used in clinical massage therapy are the same as those used in sports massage, but they are applied to a different type of patient (namely the general public as opposed to an athlete or sports person) in a different type of way. Massage does not need to be painful to be effective; the concept of a 'good hurt' applies to clinical massage where the source of pain is addressed slowly and sensitively, working with the patient who is always in control. Another feature of clinical massage is the emphasis on self-care. The therapist will discuss lifestyle issues if appropriate or teach the patient to do exercises or relaxation techniques at home to ensure that they are fully involved and in control of their recovery.
A range of advanced bodywork techniques are combined creatively to provide the most effective treatment for the individual. These include:
DEEP TISSUE - cross-fibre friction or static pressure using thumbs, fingers, forearms or elbows is applied specifically to areas of muscle that are restricted to release the tissue, enabling it to resume its full length and functionality
SOFT TISSUE RELEASE - a combination of static pressure and stretching is applied to individual sections of a muscle to release constricted areas and return it to its full length and functionality
MFR (MYO-FASCIAL RELEASE) - Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds all fibres, nerves, blood vessels and structures of the body. Adhesions and restrictions in fascia cause pain and dysfunction of muscles, joints and organs and releasing the fascia either directly (with pressure and movement) or indirectly (waiting for the fascia to respond to touch) enables the therapist to work more deeply and effectively.
HOT & COLD- The appropriate use of heat and cold plays an important role in restoring functionality of muscles, especially after injury.
ACUPRESSURE POINTS are located all over the body and are used in eastern medical practice to treat many pain conditions and illness. Knowledge of these points helps a clinical massage therapist to treat many conditions more effectively.
TRIGGER points are constricted areas in a muscle that are tender to touch and produce a predictable pain pattern. Locating and releasing trigger points using deep tissue work and MFR is central to a clinical massage treatment.
STRETCHING muscles helps then to resume their full length and functionality. Stretching may be passive where the therapist does the work, or may require resistance or co-operation from the client to strengthen or re-programme the muscle.
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).
When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation.
Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist uses massage oil and often uses direct deep pressure. Muscles must be relaxed in order for the therapist to reach the deeper musculature.
Massage therapists may use fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, and forearms during the deep tissue massage. You may be asked to breathe deeply as the massage therapist works on certain tense areas.
Sports massage is useful as a part of an overall sporting regime in order to reduce the risk of injury, improve flexibility and encourage relaxation. It is often recommended after a physical therapy treatment in rehabilitation of injuries.
Sports Massage Therapy uses a variety of classic massage strokes together with specific deep tissue techniques working on the body's soft tissues, muscles, tendons and fascia.
The Physical Therapy treatment: Ł60/60 min, Ł80/90 min
Massage sessions: Ł30/30 min, Ł60/60 min, Ł80/90 min
Outcall sessions are available between zone 1 and 3 with an additional Ł20 extra cost.
Discount for block bookings! If you book 4 sessions in advance, you only pay the price of 3 sessions!
Headache pain may originate almost anywhere within our complex system of nerves, blood vessels, muscles, soft tissue and bone Neurological, vascular and skeletal disorders can cause headache pain in a variety of ways. Some pain originates in the face or head. Other pain may be felt there, but through the physiological phenomenon of referred body, where treatment must be focused
Contraction of the muscles of the head from stress or tension may stimulate entrapped nerves and cause the localized sensation of headache pain to be sent to the brain.
A network of blood vessels surrounds the head and carries blood to the brain. Abnormal function of this vascular system, sometimes caused by compression of blood vessels by muscles or tissue in spasm, can lead to headache pain.
The jaw is the most complex joint in the body, able to open and close, move side to side, and slide forward and back. Muscles, ligaments and a small cartilage disk operate the jaw. Muscle spasms or dislocation of this disk can cause headache pain.
Disorders of the neck muscles or bones of the cervical spine (the vertebrae of the neck) may cause pain in the area where the disorder occurs, or transmit the pain to an area of the head where it is experienced as a headache. Shoulder and back muscles can be affected by tension and stress. As these powerful muscles contract, they may constrict blood vessels or activate nerves, causing referred headache pain.
In most of the cases headache caused by the functional problems of the joints, muscles, ligaments and the fascia of the neck-shoulder area.
These functional disorders can be treated very well by The Physical Therapy!
Neck pain is a very common occurrence, and for some it is an everyday experience. Many of the symptoms felt can be prevented, decreased, or even eliminated through proper stretching, strengthening, and alignment of the cervical spine.
The cervical spine has a "C" shaped curve which opens in the back.
Some causes or types of neck pain include:
These are the most common functional disorders what can cause neck pain.
The Physical Therapy is the perfect solution to ease the pain and correct the mechanical and functional problems of the neck.
Shoulder joint is one of the most mobile joints of the body that is most vulnerable to develop moderate or severe trauma and damage. Physiologically, our shoulder joint is known as ball and socket joint (the ball-like humeral head is attached to the socket of scapular bone with the help of ligaments, muscles, tendons and other parts of connective tissue that holds the joint capsule together).
The causes of shoulder pain may be classified according to the site or source of origin of shoulder pain. Shoulder joint is formed when the humerus of the upper limb articulate with the glenoid cavity of scapula (which in turn is also connected to clavicle or collar bone).
The union of three bones is supported by ligaments, fibrous cords, muscles and tendons or tendon sheaths. In order to promote functional and 3-dimensional motion across upper limb or shoulder joint without causing any injury or discomfort, a rich network of nerves and blood vessels bathe the joint cavity.
Stress, sprain, tearing or stretching of muscle fibers may also produce characteristic pain and discomfort across shoulder joint.
Fracture, dislocation or damage to bone or joint cavities produces severeexcruciating pain, disability and swelling, the cause is mostly traumatic in approximately 70% of the cases.
This include damage, destruction or tearing of tendons, ligaments and associated connective tissue structures that may limit range of motion and produce pain on stretching.
Persistent or chronic pain along shoulder joint (that may be associated with other symptoms like stiffness, limited range of motion, inflammation, fever and other features) is usually a trivial symptom that responds very well to rest, relaxation and lifestyle changes. However, in certain cases, the damage may be chronic and permanent that affects the integrity of joint cavities, capsules and ligaments. Here are the most common risk factors that are associated with shoulder pain:
The Physical Therapy is advised to individuals with moderate to severe pain that affects range of motion and produce characteristic stiffness of shoulder joint. The Physical therapy helps in improving physical strength in patients with frozen shoulder and other ailments like shoulder impingement syndrome.
If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. About 25% of people have lower back pain in our civilized society. In most cases, lower back pain is mild and disappears on its own. For some people, back pain can return or hang on, leading to a decrease in quality of life or even to disability.
The symptoms of lower back pain vary a great deal. Your pain might be dull, burning, or sharp. You might feel it at a single point or over a broad area. It might be accompanied by muscle spasms or stiffness. Sometimes, it might spread into one or both legs.
There are 3 different types of lower back pain:
Most people who have an episode of acute pain will have at least one recurrence.
Often, lower back pain occurs due to overuse, strain, or injury. It could be caused by too much bending, twisting, lifting – or even too much sitting. But just as often, the actual cause of lower back pain isn't known, and symptoms usually resolve on their own.
Although lower back pain is rarely serious or life threatening, there are several conditions that may contribute to lower back pain, such as:
During The Physical Therapy we will perform a thorough evaluation that includes:
During the treatment we can help you improve or restore mobility and reduce lower back pain—in many cases, without expensive surgery or the side effects of medications.
Not all lower back pain is the same, so your treatment should be tailored to for your specific symptoms and condition. Once the examination is complete, the physical therapist will evaluate the results, identify the factors that have contributed to your specific back problem, and design an individualized treatment plan for your specific back problem.
The Physical Therapy is the perfect solution in order you want to ease the pain and improve your mobility!
Muscle aches are also known as muscle pain, myalgia, or simply pain in the muscles. Muscle aches are extremely common. Almost everybody has likely experienced discomfort in his or her muscles at some point.
Because almost every part of the body has muscle tissue, this type of pain can be felt practically anywhere.
Often, people who experience muscle aches can easily pinpoint the cause. This is because most instances of myalgia result from too much stress, tension, or physical activity. Some common causes include:
Not all muscle aches are related to stress, tension, and physical activity. Some medical explanations for myalgia include:
The Physical Therpay focus on decreasing pain and restore normal mobility with either passive or active therapy. Examples of passive physical therapy include:
An important aspect to keep in mind about The Physical Therapy is that it is individualized to meet each person's individual needs. Each person may respond differently to therapy. People have different types of bodies, different patterns of movement, different alignments, and different habits. Physical therapists and their trained staff can monitor each individual and develop a program to correct improper habits, alignments, and movement patterns.
The Physical Therapy offers a very gentle and extremely effective solution for muscle pains and aches!