My path to Pohltherapy
Dr. Silke Maßmann
From my own experience I am convinced that behind most of the pain, abnormal sensations and sometimes puzzling discomforts there is a real physical finding and that it is not an “imaginary” symptom. The holistic view of the body, the in-depth knowledge of the functional anatomy, the muscle and fascia system and the partnership-based cooperation between therapist and patient are the prerequisites for identifying the underlying causes and finding solutions for it.
As a former competitive athlete and due to massive abdominal operations at the age of 10 and 11, I made the experience early on that injuries and pain are “part of life”. Over the years I have experienced a wide variety of complaints, especially those affecting the musculoskeletal system, but also “inexplicable” complaints on my own body. These were treated with the most varied of methods, sometimes more, sometimes less successfully. I tried out and got to know a lot and gained exciting insights. However, I also asked myself why always only either the body and often only the respective part of the body or awareness was in focus and not a holistic view. When I read Dr. Helga Pohl’s book „Unerklärliche Beschwerden”, it seemed to describe exactly the method I had been looking for for a long time. Within a short time, I attended a seminar, had myself treated by a therapist and decided to complete the three-year training as a Pohltherapist with Dr. Helga Pohl at Lake Starnberg.
This closes a circle for me, because even after graduating from high school I wavered between studying medicine or chemistry. After I had decided on chemistry, the focus of my interests and research during my studies, doctoral theses and other scientific activities was always on medical topics and the corresponding methods. During this time I researched metabolic processes in cancer and autoimmune diseases. This was followed by many years of work in a large corporation, during which I took training as a systemic coach. In this role I was able to successfully accompany and support many people in change and development processes. After the Pohltherapy® brought me new mobility, freedom from pain and the associated greater energy, the desire grew in me to combine all of my acquired knowledge professionally and to work as a Pohltherapist. I am currently at the end of my training as a Pohl therapist with Dr. Helga Pohl. I have been a certified Heilpraktiker since June 2019.