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Below a short example of Neck - Shoulder - Back massage, January, 2013.
October 2014: "Namaste Kees, It was a wonderful meeting and learning from you. Bruce says it was also a pleasure watching you and seeing how your techniques and spirit make such a difference. I was in quite a lovely energy space when I left. I found myself smiling as I used to do years ago when I left yoga classes with my wonderful teacher who left for another life adventure when cancer overtook his body. We both very much look forward to the next time we meet again. Stay safe always,
Shanti, Mireille and Bruce"
Alya and Maryan in August, 2016.
July 2016: "I really enjoyed my holistic massage from Kees. Complete relaxation and serenity." Kerry R.
I believe that touch is a great gift between human beings.
Massage works by means of the quiet, healing power of human touch; the most direct contact without words between one person and another. It influences your total well being - not only of the skin itself, but of the entire person. Massage has miraculous therapeutic powers.
Both the people receiving and giving massage are not just concerned with an arm, leg or back, but bring to it their totality as a human being. During the massage, they stand at the outer limit of the skin - the most sensitive and largest human organ - and thus at the outer limit of the physical self. At its very best, the massage session provides bliss in a world, that can be filled with stress and pressure. Massage provides an experience in quality time - with the release of energies and endorphins.
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Photos: Jeroen Leclercq, www.hollandfoto.com.
Quiet and Trusting
Giving and receiving massage takes place in inner calmness and concentration on the basis of serenity and trust.
The type of massage that I give is known as 'holistic' or 'intuitive'. The technique makes use of two full hands on the client, and is aimed at relaxation. In the best of cases it may trigger - in the one who receives - an inner sensation of flow, peace, serenity and bliss. The body relaxes in enjoyment and the mind may soar as well. I am open minded and welcome all kinds of persons and couples in all kinds of relationship. Among my clients are people from the straight and gay communities. Masseuses (as they are called in the USA) are called masseurs here!. Male worries.
Today I experienced the very first tears of joy... welling up slowly in my closed eyes, tears of abundance, goodness, wholeness, really for the first time in my life. Before that moment I knew only of tears of pain and sorrow. Thank you so much for this experience of opening me up. I felt so full and oceanic and safe.
(Anna, in a Hotel room massage with husband present)
November and December 2012. Picking up flower petals from the skin is delicious, about 12 points on a scale of 10.
Marly + 5 other clients.
Structure of a Session
Before starting I appreciate a short conversation as to preferences and problems. Within a long session of one hour and 15 mins, each client chooses which body parts are to be massaged. This selection is geared towards the needs of the person who receives the message.
During a table massage the massage session can deal with the head, neck, shoulders, back, sides, arms and hands; the upper chest (ribs, stomach), buttocks (optional), legs and last but not least, the feet.
Initially the body is fully covered with a cloth made out of the finest French linen. After a few minutes of pulsing, I uncover one body part at the time.
During pulsing and stretching as a masseur I perform a quiet dance movement, in which the person who receives massage fully accepts the slow movements and relaxation.
At the end of the session various parts of the body have been touched with energy and care. Regaining the sense of unity of the body is reached bymeans of repeated feathery light traces superimposed on the body of 'energizing finishing strokes'
After talking with a cup of tea the entire session lasts about an hour and a quarter.
Please note that I do not treat serious medical conditions.
Besides my work giving massage, I also enjoy giving massage to couples, of any colour or sexual leaning, working together in 4 hands massage and exchanging massage with others.
Dutch, English, German are spoken as well as some French and Italian. Having studied at the Amsterdam Free University (Vrije Universiteit); my title is Drs.
Lichaam & Ziel [Body & Soul] is my company name; I can receive clients either at my home. Alternatively, I also make home or hotel visits in the Amsterdam area; then I will drive to you and bring my massage table.
We believe in intemperance. Unrestrained pleasure, as in the full indulgence of appetite or passion.
New in November 2012: Presenting a ground breaking and "terrifically exciting" 11,000 word article on MASSAGE & SEXUALITY, published on November 3, 2012 in a Sexuology yearbook - on the internationally controversial topic of Massage & Sexuality. Book title: "Human Sexuality and Intimate Relationships from an Integral, Transpersonal and Somatic (Sexological) Perspective". Edited by Dr Tara Long.
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Center for Applied Massage Art - Kees Kaldenbach, email@example.com. Haarlemmermeerstraat 83 hs, 1058 JS Amsterdam (near Surinameplein, ring road exit s-106, tram 1 and 17). Telephone 020 669 8119; cell phone 06 - 2868 9775. Open seven days a week.
Masseur / Masseuse Kees Kaldenbach is collaborating with a number of masseurs and masseuses in Amsterdam. He is also active as a masseur in the finest and most luxurious hotels.
I give this massage at various addresses: at my home address (see above), or at your own home or at your hotel.
Lichaam & Ziel [Body & Soul] is registered at the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce
Below a short example of Back and Buttock massage, January, 2013.
Cool background Philosophy inspired by Wilhelm Reich
A quotation from the book by Priscilla Kapel: 'The Body Says Yes : Muscle Testing Tunes into your Body's Needs' 1981:
"The human body has been cherished since time immemorial as an instrument of pleasure and an object of aesthetic delight. Our body is our most intimate posession. As the carrier of our consciousness, it represents the only tangible evidence we have of our existence. Through our feelings about it, and our use of it, we define and express our personal identity. We feed it, train it, worry about it, suffer over it, adorn it with clothes, decorate it with ornaments, revel in its sensations, and marvel at its intricacy and beauty." (...)
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Psychological Bulletin, January 2004 highlights
MASSAGE THERAPIY AGAINST DEPRESSION
Psychologists at Illinois University have researched effectiveness of massage therapy. A series of visits to the masseur may reduce depression, anxiety and pain. Even single visits may help alleviating anxiety and pain and may reduce hypertension and a high heart rate.
Psychological Bulletin, January 2004
Update November 2017.
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