Dear Reader!

I’m Csaba Sziklai, massage therapist, massage instructor, author of the Massage handbook. I have been preparing to become a masseur since I was 16 years old and I have been consciously building my career since 2013.

In addition to a two-year training as a medical and sports massage therapist, my studies have given me an insight into many other massage styles, such as: office, aromatherapy, honey, chocolate, Ayurvedic, body shaping, Korokan, pregnancy, deep tissue, lomi-lomi and oncology massage, kinesiology tape-taping, and cupping. That’s all I can think of at the moment 🙂

My strength (and often my weakness) is that I am a perfectionist. If I’m interested in a topic, I’ll dig in. I’ll give you an example: when I wanted to find out what kind of carrier to use for massages, I find myself after months reading studies in English about the effects of a preservative called BHT (an ingredient in the lotions most masseurs use) on our hormonal balance. Or how even the purest essential oils can affect the absorption of medicines or cause permanent skin damage. Anyway, if I’m really interested in something, I’ll do as much research as I can. And the massage profession and healthy living are two things that really interest me.

Massage therapist handbook and Massage therapist course

In 2021 I decided to pass on the knowledge I had accumulated to my colleagues – in the form of a book. Because of my aforementioned qualities, it was not a walk in the park, for example, I dived into the topic of healthy footwear (I wrote an article about it here: Healthy footwear) and I discovered how commercial shoes are slowly destroying the body and what the solution is. Then in January 2022 I published my first (Hungarian) book, called MasszĹ‘r kĂ©zikönyv, which has been bought by about 800 of my colleagues in the last year. This number, and the positive feedback from many of my colleagues, has given me the certainty that many people are curious about the results of my accumulated knowledge and research. So 6 months later I published my book international version on Amazon. At the end of 2022, I decided to start working on a course that had been attracting my interest for 6-7 years. This is oncological massage. With the creation of this course, I started a new project, which is still the transfer of knowledge, but now in the form of online courses. This brings us to the present, as I am writing this introduction at the start of the oncology massage course. If this project is successful, I will continue to work on it and create more courses for my colleagues.

It gives me great pleasure to be able to help my colleagues as well as my clients, and to be able to influence the development of my profession as a whole, which is no small thing for me. I hope that you will benefit from my work, and that you will enjoy using it and receiving positive feedback from your guests!

Best regards:

Csaba Sziklai