Bio

Bio

I am Paul, a massage therapist and sport psychology consultant specializing in deep, sport massage and trigger point therapy, as well as in practical, first-step mental performance consulting. I’ve worked with elite performers in both areas, including actors, musicians, business executives, and athletes of all levels, amateur to Olympian. I hold a double-MSc in sport psychology/sport science from Leipzig/Thessaly with extra internships done at Gdańsk and Douglas. I also hold a BSc in physiology/psychology from Waterloo and a massage and hydrotherapy diploma from CCMH. I can communicate in Polish, French, and German and live between Toronto, Montréal, and Vancouver.

I absolutely love sport, with 20 years’ training and teaching judo alone, and am very passionate about the Internet. I spend much time diving deep into disruptive, democratizing open source projects like Bitcoin, Firefox, Android, Diaspora, WordPress, GIMP, and Kdenlive. I recently finished in the top 1% of students at the University of Nicosia’s Bitcoin MOOC, declining a scholarship in the school’s Digital Currency MSc to continue self-directed studies in the field instead. I also write for Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences’ Institute of Network Cultures as time permits.

Why “spmx”? Sport Psychology and massage therapy in shorthand: Mx… plus a nod to a favourite webcomic : ).