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.
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.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective therapy. Step by step working towards more balance and recovery. I often use a form of Japanese acupuncture. By regularly monitoring your pulse and belly, I can adapt the treatment to your needs in that instant. Through your feedback you are actively involved and able to feel the differences instantly. You always leave the practice with your most optimal “pulse”.
This method was founded by Kiiko Matsumoto, combining acupuncture with a thorough knowledge of Western physiology, making it very valuable to address chronic conditions, intestinal and gynaecological problems, allergies and unknown imbalances. It helps supporting both physical and mental or emotional areas.
Japanese acupuncture is often experienced very differently to the Chinese form. The needles I use are the thinnest possible. Also I let them do their work once they are in, so you can relax optimally.
Herbs have a powerful effect. They can effectively replenish physical deficiencies and restore balance. Herbs from our own environment are better suited to us. By using them based on the principles of Chinese medicine, a personal “medicine” is created. The herbs support the treatment in the form of tinctures, tea, or ointments.
WHAT YOU CAN 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.
Lao Tse – “Even a journey of a thousand Miles begins with the first step”