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A 'wholistic' approach

Hara Shiatsu therapy is a form of physical bodywork based on oriental medicine that aligns body, mind and spirit to strengthen the body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself.

Shiatsu, meridian therapy, was founded by Shizuto Masunaga, a Japanese Shiatsu therapist and professor of western psychology in Tokyo. He brought back the values of Traditional Chinese medicine, and modified and extended the meridian system of Chinese medicine.

His student Tomas Nelissen brought  zen shiatsu to the west as one of only a few European students of Masunaga, and developed the unique Hara Shiatsu style. He transformed oriental wisdom in modern western medicine. Shiatsu works on balancing the flow of chi through the energy pathways or meridians that connects all your vital organs. When the chi energy flows smoothly it leads to good physical and emotional health.

Zen treatment

Sincere Mind

» We diagnose by touching with instinctive empathy and compassion.
» We listen and communicate with our hands.
» We help the patient become self aware.

Through this intensive body work, the client’s attention is brought back to the body, and the mind returns to its home, connecting with the Hara, the centre of awareness. It allows the recipient to become aware of the nature and the origin of their own patterns and difficulties.

In oriental medicine we don’t look for a specific disease but instead try to diagnose the unhealthy phenomenon that is occurring. We try to find out why this disease developed in the first place and work from there. Guiding people to the goal of health with proper care.

Medicine begins the moment the therapist put his hands on the patient’s hara.


With the unique Hara diagnosis, abdominal palpitation, we are able to determine whether each meridian is relatively empty or full. At the end of the treatment, the abdominal diagnosis is performed again to ascertain changes or improvements that have occurred.


​Shiatsu is not only bodywork but requires a deeper understanding of balancing and harmonizing the body and mind. The primary precept of Hara Shiatsu is the importance of remaining in a Zen-like meditative state. With a present neutral mind the practitioner nourishes weak areas and disperses areas of excess using a two-handed technique. This enables the practitioner to better feel the flow of chi, the life force. Working from the Hara (abdomen), the centre of awareness, using this mindful technique allows deep penetration to access the chi. The result is an entirely different experience than mere finger-pressing. If we want to heal the disconnection with the body it needs to be happen in the body.

Preventative health care

Shiatsu is considered to be one of the best health care methods in daily life that can not only treat but also prevent disease.



  • strengthening the musculature by neck- back- and joint pain
  • sports injuries and tension
  • depression and stress
  • exhaustion
  • insomnia
  • digestive problems
  • stimulating the circulatory, nervous, lymphatic and hormonal system
  • improving blood flow
  • reducing pain, soreness and swelling.
  • calming the autonomic nervous system
  • providing deep relaxation
  • clarity of mind
  • activating and balancing the natural healing process
  • increasing mobility and vitality
  • headaches & migraines
  • burnout
  • boosting the immune system
  • reduced anxiety
  • being focused and centered


  • menopausal symptoms
  • menstrual issues
  • fertility issues  
  • during pregnancy and postnatal period

At the physical level, the interaction of the inner organs is promoted, improving the primary functions such as menstruation, excretion, sleep and breathing. This gives the body/mind system more energy. The muscles are relaxed and strengthened so that the body needs less energy.The blood circulation can find its way unhindered into the periphery and the muscles.


Chair Shiatsu

30 minutes
  • individual approach
  • revitalizes
  • Improves immunity
  • motivates
  • reduces stress/tension
  • relieves neck/shoulder/back problems

Ampuku Abdominal massage

45 minutes
  • Releases Embedded Emotions
  • Relaxes and Detoxifies the Internal Organs
  • Helps Against Constipation
  • Reduces Stress / Tension
  • Activates the Immune System
  • Relieves PMS Pain
  • Connects To Deep Layers Within Yourself


60 minutes
  • individual approach
  • fully clothed
  • women’s issues
  • body/mind issues
  • Lifestyle
  • coaching

Shiatsu +

90 minutes
  • Individual approach
  • fully clothed
  • women’s issues
  • body/mind issues
  • Lifestyle
  • coaching
  • intensive abdominal massage

special prices

First Consultation

  • 90 minutes
  • shiatsu + intake
  • 10% discount

Shiatsu Card

  • 60 minutes
  • 5 shiatsu treatments
  • 6% discount

Shiatsu Card +

  • 90 minutes
  • 5 shiatsu treatments
  • 6% discount

cancellation appointment

cancelling or rescheduling an appointment is always possible, if you change the appointment at least 48 hours in advance,    I will not charge you for the reserved time.

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