Tomasz Zagorski
M.Sc. ...Poland
http://www.handson.pl
Physical Education with emphasis in Massage ...
Tomasz Zagorski <szaman3w@wp.pl>


To the public:

MSc, Watsu 1, 2 and 3 Instructor. Earned his degree in Physical Education and Athletics Trainer at the University of Physical Education in Krakow in 2000. Inspired with massage during his studies, he decided to work with the body. Finished postgraduate specialty of Athletic Recovery (2001) and a series of massage and manual therapy courses. While working with a person suffering from CP, he accidentally saw a recording of a Watsu session of that person, and, interested in the session's results, he decided to take part in Watsu 1 training in the Netherlands (2000). Fascinated with Watsu therapy, he continued taking courses abroad and started to organise courses in Poland. In 2007, he was granted the Watsu Therapist certificate, and in 2009 he completed the instructor's course (ITC), becoming the first certified Basic Watsu instructor in the Eastern Europe. Very quickly, he fulfilled the remaining requirements and was granted the right to conduct Watsu 1 and Watsu 2 trainings (2010) and Watsu 3 in 2016. At this time, he also found out the concept of working with fascia - Anatomy Trains by Thomas Myers, which significantly influenced his work in water and outside swimming pools. In 2011, he completed the Anatomy Trains Teacher Training in the United States, and again became the first certified Anatomy Trains Associated Teacher in the Eastern Europe.
His clinical practice focuses on athletes, specialising in working with competitors of the highest level in their disciplines. He has worked with athletes training and competing in handball, football, athletics (racewalking, long-distance running, hammer throw, sprinting), whitewater kayaking, fencing, skiing (cross-country skiing, Nordic combined), in clubs and with national teams (of Poland, Tunisia, France, Qatar). He has worked with many Olympic Champions, World Champions, European Champions and World Record holders, including: R. Korzeniowski (athletics), J. Kowalczyk (skiing), K. Skolimowska (athletics), S. Ziolkowski (athletics), A. Wlodarczyk (athletics), R. Knapik (fencing), J. Diniz (athletics). Currently, he works in France with Christophe Lemaitre, the fastest white sprinter of all time, helping him to prepare for 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
He is the author of many articles on various aspects of working with the body. He was an active participant of many conferences, also international: 2nd Biennal Congress of South African Sports Medicine Association, Johannesburg (2010), Fascia in Sports Medicine, Ulm (2013), 4th Fascia Research Congress, Washington (2015), 3rd International Watsu Conference, Krakow (2015), International Water Conference, St. Petersburg (2016), British Fascia Symposium, Wrocester (2016). On the basis of his knowledge and experience in sports and working in water, he created his original concept of Watsu for Athletes, which teaches the optimum application of Watsu in athletic recovery and supporting athletic training. He is also the co-author (with Mariusz Kurkowski) of the original concept of Fascia in Water, which presents the potential of applying the techniques of myofascial release in water environment.
In his career, he has met many distinguished teachers, to whom he remains very grateful. In water, they include: Basia Szpak-Borst, Harold Dull, Mary Theri Thomas, Peggy Schoedinger, Minakshi, Arjana Brunschwiler, Linda De Lehman, Jurgita Svediene, Paulina Orzel, and others. He was taught "dry techniques" by i.a. Ger Plaatsmaan, Aleksander Bielecki, Thomas Myers, James Earls, Robert Schleip, Serge Gracovetsky, Willem Fourie, and many other teachers and students, who, by sharing their knowledge and asking questions, stimulated him in continuous development and formed the foundations of knowledge he now passes to his students in turn.
As far as Watsu teaching is concerned, he prefers the style based on techniques ensuring safety and high quality of movement and touch, as well as ergonomics in therapist's work. This new approach, of which Tomasz is one of the pioneers, gains more and more interest globally, and it is the basis for therapeutic application of Watsu. He is eager to support with his experience creating new communities developing Watsu, especially in the first stages (he introduced Watsu in Russia and helps to develop Watsu in many countries).
Tomasz Zagorski has an educational background as a physical education teacher and athletic coach. Additional education are sports therapy, different kinds of massage and manual therapy. He has opened his doctoral thesis concerning applications of Watsu among endurance athletes at Academy of Physical Education in Krakow. He is the owner of a leading massage company HandsOn which serving and teaching massage for many years. He works with top level athletes including several Olympic Champions and medalists as well as World Record holders. He is founder and president of Aquatic Therapy Development Association Watsu Polska which made a huge promotion of Watsu in press articles, internet, during presentations on SPA expos, in universities and clinics.
In teaching Tomasz Zagorski combine his passion for Watsu, academic knowledge and experience from years of work with many interesting people. "To give Students both: knowledge and skills for safe and effective work with clients and passion for this work such I have since my first course in 2000".
The main concern is safety and quality of touch and movements &#8211; the new approach for water work for better effectiveness and satisfaction from the work.
Tomasz is a former distance runner, he loves to travel, playing golf and skiing.



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7539 total hours ...Includes hours of 181 WABA water classes taught.
2017 10/02-10/03 Instructor Conference with Harold Dull in Czech Republic ...24

2017 09/25-09/29 Watsu 4 with Harold Dull in Poland ...50

2016 10/03-10/04 International Instructor Conference with Harold Dull in Italy ...16

2016 03/01 Watsu 3 Instructor ...

2015 10/07-10/13 Watsu Instructor Training Course with Mary Theri Thomas in Poland as an auditor ...80

2014 08/24-08/27 Assistant Training with Mary Theri Thomas in Poland as an auditor ...30

2013 11/04-11/05 Tantsuyoga with Harold Dull in Russia ...16

2013 10/14-10/18 Watsu 3 with Linda De Lehman in Poland as a trainee ...50

2013 08/05-08/09 Waterdance 3 with Minakshi in Poland ...50

2013 07/30-08/03 Waterdance 2 with Minakshi in Poland ...50

2013 07/24-07/28 Waterdance 1 with Davida Taurek and Minakshi in Poland as an auditor ...50

2012 06/27-07/01 Watsu Tantsuyoga Explorer Paths with Harold Dull in Poland ...66

2011 11/09-11/13 Waterdance 1 with Arjana Brunschwiler in Poland ...50

2011 09/11-09/16 Watsu 3 with Harold Dull in Poland as an assistant ...50

2011 02/07-02/11 Watsu 3 with Linda De Lehman in Poland as an assistant ...50

2011 01/01 Watsu 2 Instructor ...

2010 12/12-12/17 Watsu 3 with Minakshi in Florida ...50

2010 10/23-10/28 Watsu 3 with Harold Dull and Gianni De Stefani in Italy as an assistant ...50

2010 08/28 Watsu 1 Instructor ...

2010 08/19-08/23 Adaptive Watsu- A Clinical Approach with Peggy Schoedinger in ...50

2009 09/15-09/19 Watsu 3 with Harold Dull and Giovanni Baccarani in Poland as an assistant ...50

2009 09/12-09/13 Basic Tantsu with Harold Dull in Poland ...16

2009 08/01-08/02 Basic Watsu with Paulina Orzel in Poland as an auditor ...16

2009 05/20 Basic Watsu Instructor ...

2009 05/09-05/13 Watsu 2 with Giovanni Baccarani in Poland as an assistant ...50

2009 04/30-05/08 Watsu Instructor Training Course with Mary Theri Thomas in Poland ...75

2009 04/26-04/30 Watsu 1 with Mary Theri Thomas in Poland as an assistant ...50

2009 04/21-04/25 Aquaternatives with Mary Theri Thomas in Poland ...50

2008 10/25-10/29 Watsu 3 with Harold Dull in Poland as an intern ...50

2008 10/15-10/19 Watsu 2 with Basia Szpak-Borst in Poland as an assistant ...50

2008 10/10-10/14 Watsu 1 with Basia Szpak-Borst in Poland as an assistant ...50

2008 09/04-09/08 Watsu 1 with Basia Szpak-Borst in Poland as an assistant ...50

2008 03/31 Watsu 1 Supervision with Basia Szpak-Borst ...2

2008 02/01-02/03 Assistant Training with Mary Theri Thomas in Belgium ...20

2007 12/01-12/05 Watsu 3 with Basia Szpak-Borst in Belgium as an auditor ...50

2007 10/17-10/22 Watsu 1 with Basia Szpak-Borst in Poland as an intern ...50

2007 06/28 Watsu Practitioner ...

2007 03/01-03/06 Watsu 2 with Basia Szpak-Borst in Poland as an assistant ...50

2007 02/18-02/22 Watsu 3 with Basia Szpak-Borst in Israel ...50

2006 11/15-11/16 Basic Watsu with Basia Szpak-Borst in Poland ...16

2006 09/29-10/03 Watsu Transition Flow with Basia Szpak-Borst in Poland as an auditor ...34

2006 08/26-08/31 Watsu 2 with Basia Szpak-Borst and Kim Kontoolas in Netherlands as an intern ...50

2005 08/15-08/20 Watsu 2 with Basia Szpak-Borst in Netherlands ...50

2002 08/05-08/10 Watsu 2 with Basia Szpak-Borst in Netherlands ...50

2000 06/16-06/20 Watsu 1 with Basia Szpak-Borst in Netherlands ...50

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