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Reflexology is known for its ability to quickly relieve stress, harmonize the body and increase immunity - all increasingly important factors for people in all phases of life.

Reflexology is based on the principle that reflex areas in the feet, hands and ears relate to the internal organs and other structures of the body. In reflexology pressure is applied to these reflex areas to bring health and balance to the body through the stimulation of its own inherent healing capacity.

Chinese reflexology uses reflex zones on the feet, meridians, and acupressure points. Traditional Chinese Medicine also uses extra pressure points, like an insomnia,- and diabetes point.  
The knees and lower legs, that have many acupressure points, are always massaged extensively. The techniques that are used are very effective and have a deep impact on the body. 


  • Nervous System: responds by a slowing of nerve velocity and calming the whole body.  Pain pathways are interrupted. The effect of pain reduction was shown in many studies. Reflexology stimulates the production of encephalin and endorphins - inducing a sense of well-being and helping with pain relief.
  • Circulatory System: improves circulation thereby increasing nutrition to the cells and promoting the removal of waste products (www.reflexology-research.com/kidney).
  • Lymphatic System: reduction in tissue swelling, improved immunity and a reduced risk of infection.
  • Energy Systems: balanced energy flow in the meridians - leading to a general sense of wellbeing.
  • Digestive system: reflexology can be used to either calm or activate the digestive system.

TuiNa massage

TuiNa (pronounced 'twee-nah') is a form of Chinese therapeutic massage. 'Tui' meaning to push and 'Na' to grasp.

TuiNa is a very important component of Chinese medicine alongside acupuncture and herbal prescription. However, TuiNa can be a complete healing system in itself. Not only it works on muscle groups, joints, sites of pain and poor circulation, but it works the same meridians and points used in acupuncture and employs the same basic theory as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): "Injury or disease causes blockages in the channels of the body. Blockages cause pain."

TuiNa can also be used as a preventative form of treatment to maintain health and prevent accumulation of stress, disease and injury.

It is used in many hospitals in China, on the frontline of healthcare. It is now the most tried and tested effective massage therapy in the world.

What can TuiNa treat?

TuiNa massage offers a wide range of benefits, both physiological as well as psychological, increasing well-being. Tuina speeds up the body’s ability to heal itself. TuiNa massage can be used for a variety of purposes, from general massage to sports injuries. It can also be used to treat a variety of ailments.


1-IMG_4456.JPGWhat can you expect?

I adapt all massages and treatments to your condition and (health-)situation at that moment, using my combined knowledge to assure the best result possible. I am working as a professional therapist since 2011 and updating and expanding my knowledge ever since. This means I also have taken special classes to treat pregnant women and support people during or after cancer treatments. I am specialized in conditions related to burnout and stress.

All massages are a combination of Western Natural Medicine with Chinese reflexology, massage (Tuina). In some cases I apply a minimum of acupuncture needles for extra support. Best of both worlds! 
For the foot reflexology massages: since I massage not only the foot, but also the leg up to the knee, I advise you to wear clothes that give me room to work. Also it is important that you can breathe freely.

Before each therapy session you can soak your feet in a nice footbath with Chinese footbath herbs, while I massage your neck and shoulders briefly. I will give you  herbal tea or water. It is important to drink extra during the day.

Usually treatments take up to an hour. Please check my current prices via the page called "tarieven"

In most cases you can receive a refund for the treatments from your insurance company. Please check your insurance policy.

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Praktijk Clarijn
Carine van der Vaart-Schoonheijt
Frederik Hendrikstraat 11
5583 CL Waalre

telefoon: 06-55116476
e-mail: carine@clarijn.nl


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