Yoga & Therapeutic Thai Massage in Haarlem


Types of Massage 

The massage treatments I offer are often a combination of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage, Osteothai, Dynamic Thai, Acupressure & Chi Nei Tsang

Traditional Thai yogamassage

Traditional Thai massage, also known as Thai yoga massage or Nuad Boran, is a therapeutic technique that originated in Thailand over 2,000 years ago. It is based on the principles of energy balancing and manipulation of the body's energy pathways, known as "sen" lines in Thai medicine (similar to the meridians in Chinese medicine).
In a traditional Thai massage session, the recipient typically lies on a padded mat on the floor while the practitioner uses a combination of acupressure, passive stretching, and joint mobilization techniques to release tension, improve flexibility, and promote overall wellness. The massage is performed fully clothed, and no oils or lotions are used
Thai massage is often described as both relaxing and invigorating, with the practitioner using their hands, thumbs, elbows, knees, and feet to apply pressure and stretch the recipient's body. It is believed to not only address physical discomfort but also to balance the body's energy flow, promoting a sense of harmony and well-being.


Osteothai seamlessly blends osteopathic principles with the ancient art of Thai massage, serving as a unique crossroads of Eastern and Western healing traditions. This holistic approach to bodywork harmonizes the dynamic and impactful techniques of Thai massage with the precise and nurturing touch characteristic of osteopathy.


Chi Nei Tsang


Chi Nei Tsang (CNT) is a form of holistic, therapeutic abdominal massage and body work that originated in China and was later developed in Thailand. The term 'Chi Nei Tsang' can be roughly translated to 'working with the energy of the internal organs' or 'internal organ chi transformation'.
The focus of Chi Nei Tsang is to release the physical and emotional tension stored in the abdominal area. Tension in the abdomen can affect the flow of energy (chi) through the body and this can lead to various complaints. A simple example is that you may feel tension in your stomach when you are worried, causing acid reflux.
The benefits of this form of therapeutic abdominal massage are:
* Promotes the release of physical and emotional tension stored in the organs and muscles.
* Improves the flow of energy (chi) in the body.
* Supports the functioning of the internal organs.
*Helps relieve digestive problems and other abdominal pain complaints.
* Can provide relief from lower back problems.
* Stimulates relaxation and reduces stress.
* Stimulates the body's self-healing capacity.

Chi Nei Tsang helps process emotions and gives a feeling of deep peace and connection. This can be a very nice combination with the Thai massage or it can be a stand-alone treatment.




Acupressure for orthopaedic complaints


In my massage treatments I always include acupressure points. These can be meridian points, pressure points for specific complaints, or both. I also provide specific acupressure treatments for orthopedic complaints such as tennis elbow, pain or stiffness in the neck and shoulders, lower back complaints, headaches or a sprained finger or ankle.

Dynamic Thai


I integrate Dynamic Thai Massage into my traditional Thai massages. By incorporating dynamic rocking movements into the treatnment, tension is released with remarkable ease. It effectively dismantles physical stagnation and unblocks energy channels, promoting the uninhibited flow of vital life energy.
This invigorating massage technique yields numerous benefits, including enhanced circulation, increased spinal mobility, and improved flexibility in muscles and connective tissues. Moreover, it possesses the potential to address both injuries and entrenched patterns, as the body and mind are gently rocked into a fresh, revitalising rhythm. Dynamic Thai can be a journey to renwed vitality and well-being.


Herbal compress massage


In traditional Thai medicine, herbs are used to complement massages. A massage with warm herbal compresses increases blood circulation and energy flow, relaxes, warms, helps release tension, relieves stiff muscles and joints, and reduces mental fatigue and stress.
“What is herbal massage with hot compresses?”
Herbal compress massage is an ancient tradition that was preserved in Thai monasteries and temples for more than a thousand years and is practiced to this day. Traditional Thai massage with hot herbal compress is usually given on bare skin.
The massage starts with traditional Thai massage, deep acupressure and stretches, followed by pressure from the hot herbal compresses. These massage balls look like a soft fabric ball and are filled with various traditional herbs that are characterized by their relaxing and healing properties. The moist heat of the compresses penetrates deeply, melting away tension. The scent of the herbs has a soothing and relaxing effect and opens the airways. A real treat, especially in the autumn and winter months.