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What are the effects of
am completely relaxed! How can that be?"
"My thoughs were
floating by, like little clouds."
"I felt a continuous happiness."
"For the first time in years I slept well for a week."
The integrative massage relaxes the body and the mind in many
ways. Above all, the effect is very comforting. The body gains
flexibility. The breathing calms down and deepens. The thinking
settles down. While releasing tension, the
awareness of body, mind, feelings and emotions grows.
The body has many self-healing mechanisms. Stress inhibits this
potential seriously. Massage awakens, supports and
re-energizes the self-healing mechanisms. Harmony between body
and mind can be re-established. Pain can be reduced. The
relaxation may release emotions during and after a massage.
The precize effects differ per person and massage.
Next to being comforting, a massage can be supportive for
people who struggle with their emotions or who are overstrained
or suffering from burnout.
What is Integrative
Integrative Massage creates a
deep, beneficial relaxation of body and mind. This is
accomplished by combining three massage techniques into a
cherishing full body massage. The techniques are:
- The dynamic massage. Gently rocking invites the body to
release tension and to relax. This technique is also known as
- The intuitive massage. Stroking, kneading and rubbing invite
the muscles to release tension and accumulated waste
substances. Massage oil is used to reduce friction. Touching
the skin generates a warm, cherishing sensation throughout the
- The polarity massage. The masseur places his hands on two
positions (poles) of the body, to improve energyflow.
This is sensed in different ways, such as glowing
warmth, tingling or streaming.
How does a massage
work in practice?
A massage session consists of three parts:
The first massage (the intake) takes up to two hours. The
introduction and the evaluation is more extended. Follow-up
massages take one and a half hours.
- The introduction. What effects are noted since
an eventual previous massage? What wishes, questions
or complaints do you have? A massage proposal is
- The massage itself. It lasts for five quarters of an
hour. Quiet music supports the atmosphere.
- The evaluation. What have you experienced during the
massage? What is experienced by the masseur?
All findings will be used for tuning the next
In order to tune in fully to your body and mind three or four
massages are recommended. Naturally, you can have a single
session, or you can have only a dynamic massage or an intuitive
massage. For an intuitive massage, taking off clothes is useful
because of the massage oil. During the massage you are
covered with a large soft warm cloth. The cloth is folded back
were the massage is taking place. It is of utmost importance
that you feel safe and at ease. Therefore it's totally up to you
which clothes you want to take off. For the dynamic massage and
polarity massage you don't have to take off any clothes.
What other massages and
therapy are offered?
The following table summarizes other massages and therapy that are
come to rest
Massage in Fetal position
|The massages differ in location, intensity, experience,
short and long term effect.
||Hawaiian lomi-lomi massage
||A magnificient intense massage, offered to regular
customers. A true celebration.
|Deep tissue massage therapy
||A deep impact therapy trajectory, to release deep
tensions and related mental patterns, opening the
inner cage, dissolving the inner harness.
||Partial massage, e.g., back, shoulders, neck
|Other tariffs are given at
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For more information, questions or an appointment, call +3140-2543410 or
In the Dutch language:
Netwerk Integratieve Massage
Praktijk Ton Kostelijk - Alvenberg 27 -
Veldhoven - 040-2543410 -
- www.tonkostelijk.nl -
KvK nr 56903685