Shiatsu offers a mirror
For me, shiatsu embodies the 'art of life'. It offers a mirror, the possibility to engage in a process of self-awareness of how you live your life. Why do you feel as you do, do you act as you do and make choices as you do? Shiatsu offers a mirror to your inner self and offers possibilities for change.
The choice for this profession, as a way of living, came from my need for movement, my need for being still, and the combination of these, to keep myself well-balanced. Dancing, yoga and meditation are my ways to relax, to come close to my inner self. This keeps reminding me who I am and what I want. What I really want.
The movement of the treatment, and the stillness in which this takes place, may give you the helping hand you need to feel whole again.
You can watch me in Listening with your hands; I was interviewed about my work for the blog of the professional iokai shiatsu training.
Training and continuing education
I followed my training at the Amsterdam School of Iokai Shiatsu. This is a four-year education programme which I concluded in 2008. A two-year higher professional (HBO) training in Foundations of Western Medicine is part of this education. I started working full-time as an Iokai Shiatsu therapist following my exams in 2008.
I am a registered member of the Association of Iokai Shiatsu therapists (VIS) and the European Iokai Shiatsu Association (EISA). I am also registered with Register Beroepsbeoefenaren Complementaire Zorg (RBCZ) and I am subjected to the disciplinary committee of Tuchtrecht Complementaire Zorg (TCZ).
As formal member of VIS I comply with all quality guidelines and criteria concerning training and intervision.