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 – 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.
Feedback from students who have taken this class taught by
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... It is a great way to get to know Watsu in general and allows you to start practicing and perfecting your movement in water. After two days you feel exhausted with all the knowledge and after working for so long in water, but at the same time you thrive for more!
... This course is detailed, professional and thorough....it provides you with an extremely solid and safe foundation from which to go away and hone the skills.
Tomasz's passion for Watsu shines through as he aims to pass on not only the shapes and techniques, but also the essence of this wonderful therapy.
Natalia did an incredible job in keeping the day flowing effortlessly. There is a lot to fit in during these courses, so Natalia's work ensured nothing was missed.
Steven was extremely attentive and observant of the class, stepping in when required for safe corrections. He contributed enormously to enriching the learning experience, and making everyone feel very safe.
And the lunches are amazing!!
I would highly recommend this course.
... It was great time. The course was prepared well and it helped me in developing more skills. Each instructor and assistant showed me an individual and different approach to achieving a goal. Tomasz and Natalia were very helpful, special thanks for Steven who showed different technics under water:)
... If you think that Watsu is nice- you are wrong. noneWatsu is amazing!
The course is a professional and takes place in a pleasant atmosphere.
... It was a great course! Tomas is very sensitive and attentive teacher, he has a great feed. I recommend this course to all!
... The course was very intensive, and I learned a lot of very detailed things (exercises, moves). Everyone had time to ask question, to improve their skills. We spent lot of our attention working on learning how to do every move and exercise precisely.
... I would highly recommend it. It gave a lot of information about how to work with other person/body concerning very basic safety requirements. It also let me met new people from different disciplines and make a strong connections with them as we were working together both proffesionally and personally. I would suggest other students to take that course as they could make their work more proffesional and enrich themselves with fresh approach to the body work. And simply enjoy the water from the angle they didn't expect they could!!!
... This course is well suited not only for fisiotherapists, but for psychotherapists
... I would encourage other students to take Watsu course.
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... This course was a magical door to a new reality. Carefully driven by Hilary and Tomas, I had a chance to understand a main principles and philosophy of water therapy. It was a perfectly structured course, which combines well the theoretical and practical lessons, had a great strategy to involve you in the process of understanding body of Receiver. You, as a Giver, needed to find a harmony between you, the water and body of Receiver, listen the patient's (Receiver)body.
Hilary and Tomas are talent teachers, with great passion for Watsu and great background knowledge of body. Hilary has a great experience of teaching and combines very well different skills, using different teaching methods for explanation. Each lesson is unique and matched my expectations. Practical lessons were granted by presenting two Masters of WATSU. It's a big luxury to have 2 professional teachers for group of 5 students. It was intensive, very practical, well balanced. Hilary and Tomas are wise and careful teachers, and found an individual way to reach each student, open each heart to new knowledge.
I did not have any previous experience of working with human body before, and this particular course was incredibly helpful; gave me the opportunity to begin to be a confident WATSU Provider. It's a New World for me and I very appreciate that on commencement of this road of Watsu I met with such fantastic teachers. They replied and explained all the questions so clearly and simply, that I (without my any body work experience) was able to take a first step in water therapy.
The creator of Watsu idea, Harold, is a genius . I think it is the best kind of naturally organic physiotherapy , providing great prevention from illnesses because it cures your mind and your body at the same time. I think that Watsu has a big future, and I am proud to know first British and Polish teachers- Pioneers of this subject. They passed their love and passion for Watsu to me and all other students. We were as a one circle together during this course.
... It's great opportunity to improve your skills, so take the part, no hesitate!! It's an amazing course and you can develop you technical skills and when it comes to your emotional state of mind :) Tomasz Zagorski is the best instructor, I've ever met in my life and his course are on the high level :)
... lots of practical details and important information for how to make watsu safe for the therapist and a person who receive
... It was perfect and very interesting.We had many important information and very
proffesional instructor Jurgita Svediene.
... It was a wonderful course. Teachers are attentive to students, provide a clear and interesting material. I like the way teachers teach. Bearing glad these teachers!
... Take it! It is a variaty, new wider moves, longer session. Some new watsu thing. Other body positions, more thinking during learning:))) I liked this course very much. Now I have more knowledge not only about moves but also about human body, meridians and how water and moves effects the body.
... Very interesting and informative course. A lot of practice allows you to quickly learn the basic elements And thanks to Tomasz for inspiration and support. He is is definitely a teacher from God)))
... The course is marvellous, I am very glad to have taken it. It is very well structured and we have received an amazing amount of useful information. I can’t remember when was the last time that I had such great time studying something.
... instructor was worldwide class of teaching. He gives knowledge as clearly and easy to use.
... Watsu 1 was my second training lead by Tomasz Zagórski I participated In. Similar to the previous session I have to say that I am satisfied. Tomek was focused on correct body movement as well as ergonomy. He supervised quality of each exercise. Atmosphere during the training was pleasant and encouraging. Number of interesting questions have been asked and all of them were addressed by Tomek.