I am Olav Swaan and I am a massage therapist. I have succesfully completed the four-year training program for massage therapy at the Academy of Massage and Movement in Amsterdam. Experienced therapists and teachers have brought me into contact with the power and beauty of holistic bodywork. There is so much to feel and to discover in the world of the body and the mind! It was an exciting journey, which has not always been easy – and sometimes, there are still hardships – but as a person, I feel I have grown tremendously and I know one thing for sure: massages and bodywork have become inseparable from my life. It is my goal to help people experience the healing power of holistic massages.
When it comes to holistic massage (therapy), the body is used as an ‘entrance’ in order to be able to reach mental, emotional and spiritual levels apart from the physical. The essential contact that is created by touching the core. And this is amazing to me. For one person the core is a moment of pure relaxation in a stressful period. For another it is mainly about the feeling of being fully accepted, being allowed to exist. And another person wants to come into contact with his or her actual needs. I enjoy contributing to other people’s development processes and I find this to be a very rewarding job.
We all have our own stories, our own patterns and needs. I like to approach everyone with an open attitude and will be happy to take you on an open minded journey, with my full attention to your world of the body and mind.