Petró has been working in the context of manual therapy and the healing arts for the last 25 years. Originally trained in Australia, he has been living, studying, teaching and giving sessions in Mallorca, Spain for the last 20 years. Initially qualified as a Remedial, Relaxation, and Myo-fascial Massage Therapist, his goal was to help people relax, heal and get out of pain. With time, he realized that his true passion lay in unwinding the core reasons that were causing somebody’s symptoms which often live in the habitual postures, early injuries, and hidden traumas that we so often carry.
Awakened during his initial training in Myo-fascial release was Petró’s fascination of the interconnectivity of the human body and the environment in which we live. Our embryological development is a miracle of nature and the study of it helped him understand the intricate connection between all of our parts. He continued to study with various teachers in the fields of manual therapy, postural and movement coordination, body-centred trauma healing and energy medicine over the proceeding 25 yrs. The highlights of this study have been to become a Certified Practitioner of the Rolfing® Method of Structural Integration, and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner.
Working with Petró usually involves a 2-4-month process of weekly sessions, sometimes focusing on the physical structures in the body and sometimes working to gently release and reintegrate the emotional blockages and traumas that we often hold. The idea of this type of intensive, integrative work is to create system-wide change that you can integrate into your life and gradually make your own.
We cannot easily separate how we feel with how we move. We have all experienced sad days and happy days, and on those days our postures have generally reflected our mood. Knowing this, if our dominant emotions through life are connected to unresolved anger, blame, victimhood, fear, sadness, grief or any other emotion, real change of our body must involve some transformation of those dominant emotional patterns. As you work with Petró, you learn to feel the places that hold these tensions and you remap your brain to learn new possibilities of how to hold yourself, how to reach for what you want, how to set your boundaries and many other discoveries. We are organic beings, and each of us deserves to live a life where we have the opportunity to release the past and take our own steps in the present moment. Taking on a process like this is a gift to yourself, to your family and to all those you will encounter in your life.
Petró lives with his family on the outskirts of the small village of Alaro near the Mallorcan Tramuntana mountain range. He is deeply inspired by nature, which guides him in understanding how one’s growth can be limited or compromised by traumatic events and how through movement, touch, presence and care we can heal and step back into a more whole, embodied and authentic expression of our true selves. Apart from his healing work, he loves to spend time with his family, dance with his friends, potter in his organic garden, and explore the many wonders of this amazing island. Petró combines sensitivity with strength in an honest and caring way to inspire the blossoming of authentic human potential in each individual.