Like coming home to myself.
In the bodywork session I felt handled with care and at the same time met, as deep and profound
as my soul-body could allow. After the treatment I felt deeply rested and rejuvenated, more into contact with my body’s own language and needs.
Maria has the beautiful combination of sound knowledge, sensitive alignment, gifted skills and the ability
to be in complete resonance with the energy of the person she is working with.
I am grateful and happy to know her."
C. van Kan (56, Teacher, Coach, Artist)
"What an amazing therapist you are! If you get the privilege and opportunity to meet and be treated by Maria, its a must! I can't recommend her highly enough. I am a body work therapist myself and have looked for someone for such a long time to treat me.. and I found you on Crete. I just wish you lived closer.
Joe Lee (massage therapist, UK)
About a coaching Trajectory "I did a trajectory with Maria and I am so happy with it. You have helped me to get back in touch better and to stay with my own sensitivity.
Especially the body work sessions have been and still are very valuable.
My wish was to be more present, more with my attention in the here and now – and not to 'fly away' every time. And that's exactly what you showed me. Your skill is a breath of fresh air and a gift to receive every time."
About a body work session: "Maria is a very intuitive person with wisdom beyond her years. Her ability to quickly understand your body is amazing. If you feel you need a new body before your treatment – afterwards you will know you do NOT ! After the treatment I slept like a baby and woke up feeling good – even yummy !! Thank you Maria"
M. J, (70, Designer, Crete)
About a coaching trajectory: "My system remembers with Maria that life is there to be enjoyed, that I can be free and playful. After taking many steps in self-development I have really gathered essential new insights, connections and skills. I have more connection with on the one hand how I was and what I can grow out of, and with how insanely beautiful I am in essence and what can therefore show itself more and more, in all aspects of my life!"
About a bodywork session: "For months I had a very stiff right side of my neck, and pain that ran from there all the way down to my pelvis. After the first session I already experienced more space in my neck and I could make more movements without pain. Two weeks later I had the 2nd session and since then my severe neck pain has gone. I experience more flexibility when walking and moving.
Besides that I also found the session very valuable because Maria really dares to tune in to everything there is, and gives feedback in words. Some of the things she experienced and shared with me were so beautiful and touched me deeply. I had not shared what lived inside me and she felt it in my body and named it. Very nice and loving I really feel a lot more flexible, lighter and above all very much seen."
W. van der Wissel (46, Coach @ Feellifenow )
"Maria and I worked together during a lifestyle experience retreat I organised in Aptera, Crete last May. She gave 18 times massages to our group of doctors and healthcare professionals. They all were in a process of being coached on personal levels and the massage of Maria just added that personal touch they needed to receive individually. The present that Maria gave to them made the whole process more intense and a true body, mind and soul experience! Thank you so much for giving the retreat that extra touch, Maria.
Hope to work together again in the near future!"
C. Meijer - Boersen (Yoga & Nutrition teacher)
"I highly recommend a session with Maria. I believe that her technique combines not only knowledge but also holistic care for her clients. The outcome is deep relaxation, rejuvenation coupled with a positive aura that will accompany you for the rest of the day as well, and will have you come back for more!"
Chrysoula Jemanakis (42, Translator, Artist)
In a session with Maria I felt myself 'coincide with me' again, in area's of my body where I experienced discomfort.
The nice thing is that I can surrender to where and how she touches me, and that she also asks for my active participation, for example by breathing into certain area's. That dynamic makes it like an interplay, a conversation without words.
The cramp in my left shoulder was lead back to a place in the right part of my lower back. It is really subtle how she explores that and solves it in one session.
I. Walraven (50, Coach, Co-founder of dit-ben-ik.nu)
Maria has a very mindful way of giving body work. Actually the word massage is a misnomer. It is like an exploratory journey through the flexibility and space with in the body, and even mind. Highly recommended!
M. Dekker (53, Bold Coach Academy)
"Maria is a perceptive, professional woman, that combines her skillfullness with intuition and integrity.
For me a session with her was a healing experience, in which I felt seen and appreciated, and that touched me in more layers than the physical only. With loving attention, she was able to bring back flow to energies that got stuck and this lead to a very relieving result. Special, and I recommend it!"
A. van Hest (54, Human Potential & Organisation Coach)
About Thai Massage: " When Maria gives a massage, she dances, inexhaustible and in a light manner, though what she is doing is so thorough and intensive. Her touch is subtle, firm, resolute and revitalising. What she does looks like a massage, but is in fact more like a full body CPR : - ) "
P. Visser (40, psychotherapist, teacher Kempler Institute Netherlands)