release and recover
Shiatsu is a form of manual therapy, translated as finger pressure from Japanese.
Full attention and empathic touch lie at the basis of this craft. I prefer to work with slowly dosing pressure, rotating and rocking joints, and soft stretching.
The goal of the treatments is to set in motion and balance the client’s energy, known as Ki. I combine Eastern and Western insights in my shiatsu sessions, making them a valuable addition to general medicine.
Undergoing shiatsu is a pleasant experience, a way to ‘come home’. The soft power of shiatsu gives you the space needed to release tension and recover from complaints.
I practice Iokai Shiatsu, a form of therapy based on centuries old Eastern medicine. Together, body and mind are one, in constant interaction with each other and surroundings. A deeper insight into the true cause of the complaints is created through this holistic approach. As a result, you will learn to make healthy life choices and to become more resilient in order to deal with whatever life has to offer.
shiatsu is for everybody
The power of shiatsu lies in its preventive effects, but it also has healing powers. In this, you and I work together.
Relaxes body and mind
strengthens endurance and resilience, and encourages awareness
Helps with physical stress and emotional complaints
and helps to increase resistance against illnesses
to the needs of your body, helping you make healthy choices
Supports with difficult processes
such as persistant pain and complaints for which no concrete diagnosis can be found
“Nothing comforts, enlivens or commands attention like the informed touch of another human being. Touch is food, vital nourishment — and for all our speed-of-light riches, we as a culture remain starved in the domain of contact.”
— Foreword Shiatsu Theory and Practice by Carola Beresford-Cooke
The shiatsu treatment takes place on a cotton futon placed on the floor but on a massage table is also possible. You remain dressed throughout the treatment. It is pleasant to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.
The nature and intensity of the treatment is adjusted to your condition and moment.
A treatment costs € 70 (VAT free). Our first appointment will take a bit more time as we start with an extensive intake. Based on your condition and needs I will propose a treatment plan.
My treatments are appointment only. In case you cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance you will not be charged.
Many insurance companies reimburse Iokai Shiatsu treatments in their supplementary insurance plans. Be sure to check your insurance policy terms and conditions or contact your health insurer. That way you will know exactly where you stand. Information about policies on offer from various health insurance companies can be found in the document Overview reimbursements (in Dutch).
I have worked as a licensed shiatsu therapist since 2010 and am a member of the Shiatsu Association Netherlands (SVN). I meet all the strict professional requirements for Iokai Shiatsu. After graduating from my Iokai Shiatsu course, which includes a two-year Higher professional education (HBO) degree in basic Western medical knowledge, I attended various refresher training courses to keep my knowledge up-to-date. View my registrations for more information.
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.
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