Would you like to make an appointment for a shiatsu treatment or do you have a question? I’d love to hear from you! Contact me on the phone number listed below or send a message using the form.
+31 (0)6 4529 8952
Shiatsu from Wednesday to Saturday
Between 09:00 and 18:00
Lijnbaansgracht 67-O, Amsterdam
By public transport Praktijk Lijnbaansgracht is easily reachable with trams 3 and 10, and with busses 18 and 21, stop Marnixplein.
Samana Yoga Center
Droogbak 11, Amsterdam
By public transport Samana Yoga Center is located parallel to the Haarlemmerstraat, an 8-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station.
frequently asked questions
You can make an appointment by using the contact form on the website, by giving me a call or simply by sending me an email. My contact details are found on the Contact page.
Depending on your needs and in case you have physical complaints, I’ll suggest a follow-up appointment or write up a treatment plan.
A treatment is one hour; the first treatment slightly longer. Aim to arrive around 10 minutes in advance so you may have a cup of tea to relax and settle down in the waiting area.
Try not to eat too much and bring comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to wear during the treatment. You can get changed inside the practice. It might be pleasant to take a moment to yourself once the treatment is over.
No, shiatsu should never be painful. The treatment is adjusted according to who you are and what you need. It can be soft, at times firm, once your body reacts well to the pressure.
No, you’re free to come in for a shiatsu treatment even if you’re not ill or suffering from (physical) complaints. Shiatsu works preventively and is very relaxing. In case you do have complaints the treatment helps you recover.
Certainly. However, if you have accute complaints I’d strongly advise you to contact your GP first. You can give me a call to discuss your situation if you’re having doubts.
In principle it is, but we’d discuss your pregnancy over the phone before we plan an appointment. I’d like to hear the details with respect to your health and situation beforehand.
Yes, if you’re ill with a fever or have a viral infection. In case of open wounds I’m unable to treat that area of the body, though I can massage around it. I would advise against a treatment just after an operation. It must be noted that in all cases Iokai Shiatsu is not a replacement for regular health care. In case of accute or severe complaints I’ll always refer you to a GP before treatment is started.
A shiatsu treatment costs € 70 (VAT free). The first treatment is to be paid in cash; any following sessions can be paid into my account after receiving the invoice.
The treatment is covered by many insurance companies, but it does depend on your supplementary plan. Go to the Practical information section and consult the document ‘Overzicht vergoedingen’ (in Dutch) to check if shiatsu is covered by your insurance policy. If you’re unsure, I advise you to contact your insurance company directly.
If you’re coming to Samana Yoga Center, come see us 15 minutes before the start of the class and pay us directly with card. Be sure to consult the schedule in order to choose a class that is suitable for you.
If you’re coming to Yogaschool Noord, things work a bit differently. Register before class by using the online reservation system with your personal account. Consult the Yogaschool Noord website for more information (see point 5).
I advise you to attend the Thursday morning class at 09:30 at Samana Yoga Center. Alternatively, you could come to the Sunday class which is given once a month at 17:00. See my yoga classes for more information.
Both studios offer many more classes suitable for beginners with other teachers in case these dates and times are inconvenient for you.
Wear loose-fitting clothing or yoga pants with a T-shirt. Yoga mats and other props are available in the studio, but of course you’re free to bring your own mat if you like.
It is convenient to be present 15 minutes in advance the first time you attend a yoga class.
No, there are plenty spots available most of the time. However, some classes tend to fill up quickly at Yogaschool Noord so be sure to reserve your spot in time.
Let me know what complaints you experience. Come to class early and tell me how you’re doing. You’re also free to send me a message or email if you’re in doubt. If your complaints are accute, don’t come to class and instead follow the advice given by your GP or therapist.
Yes, but if you’re in the later stages of your pregnancy then it’d be best to attend a prenatal yoga class.
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