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Would you like to make an appointment for a shiatsu or acupuncture treatment or do you have a question? I’d love to hear from you! Contact me on the email address or phone num­ber (also on Whatsapp) listed below or send a mes­sage using the form. I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

+31 (0)6 4529 8952

Monday to Saturday, except Wednesdays and Thursday mornings

Between 08:30 and 18:00

Various locations


Praktijk Lijnbaansgracht (shiatsu)

Lijnbaansgracht 67-O, Amsterdam

Days and times Every Friday from 14:00.

Getting there To reach Praktijk Lijnbaansgracht by car, you need to park in the area. Use the address above on the City of Amster­dam’s website (in Dutch) to see where you can do so.

Praktijk Lijnbaansgracht can be reached with ease by trams 3 (F. Hendrikplantsoen) and 5 (Marnixplein), and with busses 18 and 21, stop Marnixplein.

Accessibility The practice is located on the ground floor.

Praktijk Grasweg (shiatsu & acupuncture)

Grasweg 50, Amsterdam

Days and times Every Monday and Tuesday (full day), Thursday from 14:00 and Saturday (optional).

Getting there To reach Praktijk Grasweg by car, you need to park in the area. Use the address above on the City of Amster­dam’s website (in Dutch) to see where you can do so.

Praktijk Grasweg is located close to the Eye Film Museum and is a 5-minute walk from ferry terminal Distelweg.

Accessibility The practice is located on the first floor. Unfortunately, there is no elevator present.

frequently asked questions

Shiatsu & Acupuncture

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.

As a shiatsu therapist I am a registered member of the Shiatsu Association Netherlands (SVN). As an acupuncturist, I am a member of the Dutch Association for Traditional Chinese Medicine Zhong.

Treatment is covered by many insurance com­panies, but it does depend on your sup­plementary plan. Infor­mation about policies on offer from various health in­surance companies can be found on Zorgwijzer. Go to the website and consult the Zorgvergelijker to check if shiatsu and acupuncture are covered by your insurance policy. If you’re unsure, I advise you to contact your insurance company directly.

A session costs € 75,- (VAT free). The first treatment is to be paid in cash; any fol­lowing sessions are to be paid into my account after re­ceiving the in­voice.

Shiatsu is a hands-on form of therapy where physical contact is essential. Acupuncture has the combination of hands-on soft palpation with the insertion of needles on the soft tissues of the body. Some people react better to the closeness and warmth of shiatsu or they are afraid of needles. Other people have an affinity with the stimulation of the needles and it triggers a positive response in their system.

If you have doubts or questions, we will evaluate which form is better for you depending on your needs and situation.

Conditions that shiatsu and acupuncture can treat are very diverse, from musculoskeletal problems to more of internal complaints like fatigue, low energy, intestinal problems, PMS and psychological and stress related issues. The treatment can be very helpful as a complementary support for conven­tional medical practices. Integrative medicine is an approach to medical care that creates bridges between different forms of healing.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

A treatment is one hour; the first session is slightly longer. There’s no need to arrive in advance; I leave plenty of time between treatments so that I can welcome you at the start time of your appointment.

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.

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.

Acupuncture is not a painful treatment; it can actually be very relaxing. However, you may feel a sensation of a pin prick the moment I place the needle. This is something you get used to and this is what is called the Qi arrival. For people who are highly sensitive to needles, I’m also familiar with techniques that do not insert needles into the skin.

No, you’re free to come in for a treat­ment even if you’re not ill or suffering from (physical) complaints. Shiatsu and acupuncture both work preven­tively and are 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.

It is possible, 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 and acupuncture are 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.

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