Alexey Matveev from Russia has just completed the IMA approved International Massage Teacher Basic class. IMA has asked him to tell about himself.
“My name is Alexey Matveev. I am a master of massage and body practices. I was born in Russia, traveled a lot and lived in different countries. At the moment I live and work in Moscow.
I have more than 30 years of experience in the field of massage and body practices. I have been working professionally for the ninth year, 5 of which I have the idea to open my own workshop, and then a school.
I specialize in both basic massage techniques when working with people, and I have a narrow specialization – working with injuries of the musculoskeletal system and issues of psychosomatics. I possess various methods and techniques for solving tasks and providing an integrated approach to the clients.
The greatest value for me is helping the person during the sessions to create a resource state and go beyond “living with pain”. Behind this are various sports, martial arts, styles and directions of yoga and other practices, the experience of which I have accumulated throughout my life.
But the full understanding of what I did all this for, began to come only now.
I chose the International Teacher Basic course to gain experience and knowledge from the world’s leading teachers, because I saw the structure, methodology and motivation behind it, which has a clear guidelines – giving me the opportunity to become a competent teacher now, in the present, and to create my own Brand, my own school in the near future.
My successful completion of the course shows that I have become a few steps closer to my goal and my dream, which I am ready to make a reality, and this is a joy.
The impression after the end of the course is the most positive, since I now have a clear understanding of what a good massage (and not only) teacher should be, what to match and what qualities to possess.
I have great respect for the work that was invested by the teachers during this entire course in us as students, so once again I express my huge gratitude for the care, understanding, patience and attention shown to us.
Therefore, it is with great pleasure that I will give recommendations for the International Teacher course to those who are just embarking on this Path and are ready to grow from a novice masseur to a leading master in the Wellness Industry and a world-famous teacher.
The International Massage Association wishes Alexey Matveev congratulations and hope to see him on our Advanced Teacher course on a later date.