That’s why I like to combine the three methods. Over the years I have also discovered other techniques that complement the aforementioned forms of therapy. I have followed training courses for cranio sacral therapy (which I apply during the Zen-shiatsu session, for example) and the fascia release method, metamorfose massage among others.
While the Reiki flows in all my treatments, I could sometimes give you tips to stimulate this flow of energy with the help of Do-In exercises (Japanese yoga). At the moment I am studying Chi nei tsang, the belly and organs teaching of the Healing Tao.
Focus on (hormonal) transitions
Women are very powerful. A woman’s life consists of many different phases in which not only important life events play a role, but many hormonal changes take place as well. I feel privileged to be able to use my knowledge and experience as a bodyworker to guide and support women during these important periods in their lives.
My regular Shiatsu clients often approached me about care during labor. I have been offering this for almost 10 years now and that has been the reason for eventually following the training to become a Doula.
Because of my own (beautiful) experiences with carrying and having children, I can empathize well with pregnant women. During my pregnancies I always continued to work and study. So I know how hard it can be to combine work and pregnancy, with a busy schedule and the accompanying stress.
It gives me great satisfaction to help women. I focus on the ‘life stations’ (involving the menstrual cycle and hormonal changes), ‘rite of passage’ and various ‘bridges’ that we cross as women, as well as where they are at this moment (pain, ache, trouble, stress) and what they need.
Education and training
1997 | Reiki 1 and 2 in Israel.
2000 | Bachelor in Humanities from Tel Aviv University.
2008 | Training for Watsu-therapist in Israël, België and the Netherlands. In 2012, after 500 hours of training, I received the diploma. Up to now I have provided around 2000 hours of Watsu-sessions.
2011 | HBO diploma in Basic Medical Knowledge (and again in 2016 to comply with new Dutch regulations).
2012 | Graduated as Reflexology therapist in Alkmaar.
2013-2020 | Several workshops with doulas from all over the world in Amsterdam.
2014 | Graduated as shiatsu-therapist from the Zen shiatsu opleiding in Amsterdam.
2019 | Doula training with Red Tent UK.
2021 | I have recently started a course in Healing Tao, which fits in very well with previous training courses. We start with CHi Nei Tsang – the abdomen. Suitable for everyone, but especially if you’d like to conceive. From there on we will work on the sexual organs, on all levels of healing.
Landelijke Vereniging van Natuurgeneeskundig Therapeuten
I have been a member of the LVNT (National Association of Naturopathic Therapists) in the Netherlands since 2012.
Shiatsu Vereniging Nederland
I have been a member of SVN (Shiatsu Association Netherlands) since 2017.
Additional training (Shiatsu, foot reflexology and pregnancy related)
2011-2021 | Maternity shiatsu workshops by shiatsu instructor Suzanne Yates from the UK: “shiatsu for birth” /”shiatsu for pregnancy”/ “shiatsu for fertility” /”shiatsu for menopause” and “women life cycles”.
2011- 2015 | Pregnancy and fertility foot reflexology: Vera Krijn 2011, Carla Huis in ’t Veld 2014, Greetje van den Eede 2015.
Conversations are part of my sessions. That is why I finished several communication courses:
2012 – Today | Focusing and NVC (non-violent communication).
2014 – 2016 | Extra: Theta healing basic and advance 2014 – 2016.
I am available as a facilitator for:
- Watsu basic training (not waba certified).
- Courses preparing couples for childbirth, as part of ‘Alchemy of New Life’. Please see www.alchemyofnewlife.com for more information.
- Women’s circle (also available on ‘demand’- for a 50th birthday celebration for example).
- Workshop “SHI TA” for couples. SHI TA means Shiatsu meets Tantra. This is a workshop, which I host together with my partner. We have been together for 20 years in a beautiful, still growing relationship. We are happy to share our knowledge of Tantra, sexuality and relationships to help others develop a beautiful, all-encompassing relationship. For more information you can contact me.