...coming home to myself
"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, Crete)
About Thai Massage: "...When Maria gives a massage, she dances, inexhaustible and in a light manner, though what she isdoing is so thorough and intensive. Her touch is subtle, firm, resolute and vitalising. What she does 'looks' like massage, but is in fact more like a full body CPR : - ) "
P. Visser (40, teacher Kempler Institute Netherlands)
"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, Life Coach)
"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 massage by Maria. I believe that her 1.5-hour technique combines not only knowledge but also a holistic care for her clients. The outcome is deep muscle relaxation, rejuvenation coupled with a positive aura that will accompany you for the next day as well, and will have you come back for more!"
C. Gouverakis (42, Translator)
In a massage with Maria I felt myself "coincide" with myself 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, Career coach, Co-founder of dit-ben-ik.nu)
"Maria has a very mindful way of giving a massage. Actually the word massage is a misnomer. It is like an exploratory journey to the flexibility and space within the body, and even mind. Highly recommended!"
M. Dekker (53, Bold Coach Academy)
"With full attention I was positioned on the futon. Full attention is in every move she subsequently makes. A movement folding me in, makes me to the smalles woman I ever was. I breathe, breath comes back anew, and with the next folding out, I break open, becoming the largest woman I have ever been.
A inhaling- exhaling- folding- turning- extending- until I may forget myself and let myself be 'hand'led'. "
M. van Asperen (60, Speech therapist, Teacher, Poet)
"Maria is a perceptive, professional woman, that combines her skillfullness with intuition and integrity.
For me a massage 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 energy that got stuck and this lead to a very relieving result. Special, and I recommend it!"
A. van Hest (54, Human Potential & Organisation Coach)
"After touching my real core again during your massage, a renewed life journey began. So beautiful and precious what you have given me!
My will and 'exterior' are busy with the role of daily life. Especially work.
I discover again listening to my core and bringing it better together with my will, thinking and role. Because of your listening, awareness-raising approach during the massage, it became clear to me how much tension I induced in myself unnecessarily. After the massage I paid a lot of attention to let this tension flow away. With meditation and attention for my body. Thank you for showing and helping to connect again to my hidden source."
D. Kramer (55, Sustainable Developer)