06 33 618 553
There are several types of acupuncture, and I follow the traditional or classical style based on Traditional Chinese Medicine which includes concepts such as Qi (energy), meridians and acupoints. And when there is an imbalance or the smooth flow of your Qi is blocked, is when illness/pain occur in the body. The underlying aim of acupuncture is to correct the imbalance and restore the smooth circulation & flow of your Qi, by way of the acupoints, enabling your body to return itself to health.
Depending on your specific situation and preference, treatments may be combined with electro-acupuncture, warming lamp (TDP/moxa), cupping or tuina to improve your treatment outcomes.
I am a registered Acupuncturist with Zhong (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Traditionele Chinese Geneeskunde), which requires all members to have completed professional level training in acupuncture, as well as completing continuing education and maintaining professional standards.
Acupuncture treatments can be reimbursed by most Dutch Health Insurers. Please refer to the terms and conditions of your health insurance with your insurer as it will depend on your individual policy and level of cover.
Well-being & Harmony treatment
A treatment based on a series of acupuncture points selected to improve your overall well-being. Also a relaxing treatment. For people wanting to maintain their overall well-being or those just wanting to try acupuncture.
Health related treatment
For those with specific health related symptoms. There will be an intake as part of the initial treatment which involves questions about your condition, symptoms, medical history. Follow-up treatments will have a short discussion on your progressed followed by the treatment.
Well-being & Harmony treatment…..€55
Health related treatment – Standard sessions…..€60 (typically up to 60 mins)
Health related treatment – Extended sessions…..€80 (extended sessions which included additional components such as massage or cupping and typically take longer, about 90 mins)
Based on the Swedish style and combined with Shiatsu, Tuina and Acupressure to create an overall relaxing massage.
The massage experience goes beyond the practical techniques. The pace of the massage is also considered, with rhythmic movements and an unrushed manner intended to help maintain the calming and relaxing experience.
Needing to slow down and relax, this treatment will help you unwind from everyday stress and tension. During the massage most areas will be treated, helping you regain your balance and get back in touch with your body. Sink into the table, take a deep breath and allow yourself to let go and enjoy the overall sense of relaxation and lightness.
Many people hold tension in their neck, shoulders and upper back. Using acupressure points around the shoulder blades, along the spine, upper back and neck, this massage typically includes deeper pressure and some breathwork.
There are a range of reasons why people may have tension in their lower back. This massage covers the whole back while spending extra time on the lower back and around the sacrum. Frequently acupressure points in the glutes are tender for people with lower back pain, so these areas are addressed with some breathwork too. For longer sessions the legs will also be included and the use of a warming lamp for the lower back.
A more personalised treatment ideal for those wanting to focus on a particular area other than the back. Whether it be the legs, arms or wanting to include some abdominal massage, we can tailor every massage to your particular needs each time.
* Longer sessions can be arranged on request.
Every body is different. And every body reacts to things differently and adjusts in individual ways. The right balance is specific for each person.
There are physiological responses to massage: stimulating the body’s para-sympathetic nervous system and increasing the release of oxytocin (the feel good hormone) as well as the lowering of stress hormones. The connection through massage can also have a reassuring psychological effect.
People can also hold stress and emotions as tension in their body. In eastern theory “Form follows Qi”, this means if the movement of your Qi (body’s energy) is blocked or circulates poorly, say because of poor posture or long hours hunched over a computer, this can create pain and tension. Over longer periods of time this can affect how you hold your body day-to-day. Massage can help improve the circulation of Qi in the body and help to release tension.
The entire body is connected and the meridian system in acupuncture facilitates the flow of Qi as well as connecting the external body with the internal organ systems. Acupuncture – including all components of treatment (needling, cupping and warming/moxa) have the ability to effect the body in both physiological and through our body’s energy (Qi) helping to relieve pain and improve our health.
From Shiatsu’s 4 elements for good health
It’s not easy or always possible to juggle everything and achieve that perfect balance, but keeping these 4 elements in mind can help keep you on the right track.
To your body.
Originally from Australia and moved to Amsterdam a few years ago. I love massage, and studied Swedish style in Australia. I enjoy the connection with other people that can be developed with massage as well as the ability to help people relax and release some of their tension – all through the power of touch.
People often don’t get to feel that connection in their day-to-day lives, so it is a great way for people to get back in touch with their body, particularly if they are stressed or busy in their head.
From personal practice I developed a more intuitive style of massage, feeling for knots where people might be holding their tension. It was this passion for massage and helping others that led me to further my skills with Shiatsu, Acupuncture, Tuina and Western Medicine.
I am a native English speaker and I do speak some Dutch.
Praktijk AGB code: 90062756
S.Ho AGB code: 90103388
Zhong registration number: 2016064
Palmstraat 70-B, Amsterdam 1015 HT
Located in Amsterdam Centrum’s Jordaan area, it is easily accessible by bike or public transport.
Massages and Acupuncture treatments are by appointment only.