Body and mind are connected, however it is not always easy to hear and understand their signals. My aim is to stimulate more awareness of the body and the signals it gives to you by Ayurvedic Yoga Massage. AYM is a very effective and relaxing way to feel your body’s needs, to stimulate deep relaxation and to improve movement. The combination of deep tissue oil massage followed by assisted yoga stretches, makes the effect of the massage last longer. I can easily adapt the massage to your needs due to the versatility of AYM techniques. You will feel safe and warm and after the session, more grounded.
Yoga has been a part of my life since 2006. I’ve been practising yoga daily since 2015 due to a long-term hip injury. This has made me even more aware of the importance of balance in every aspect of life.
I love receiving massage but it usually felt only superficially relaxing or not really improving problem areas. One massage therapist in Portugal was the exception, but I couldn’t find anyone comparable. Since the first workshops by Despina in NL I discovered that it was like AYM, so I found what I was looking for and even more than that. I also discovered that I love giving massage equally! I have trained with Despina in workshops, L1-4 and L5 in Chios, Greece (2017-2020). I have also assisted Despina during L1-4 training and workshops. With every massage I give, I learn something new.
I am mostly based in Haarlem, The Netherlands and can offer massage sessions in the massage room at my house. However I am also living abroad for months (Portugal / Spain / French Alps), so I adapt the possibilities to where I am staying. We can also arrange a session at your place. I usually give massages of 70 minutes (full body) or 30 minutes for specific problems. Longer is possible too.
What our clients say
Eric, not sleeping well and having pain in his back:
“I went to bed really relaxed last night! I slept wonderfully and I’m also sitting behind the computer now with an improved posture. THANKS!!!!”
Ana, Yoga Teacher
The massage by Linda is a real blessing for body and mind! The peace that Linda radiates already has a calming effect and the massage is simply wonderful. Linda listens and hears what you need and applies it effectively in her massages. The result is a completely mindful massage, which has greatly relieved the tension in my shoulders, neck and legs. I can’t wait for the next one!
I had never experienced this massage before and it was very nice. I am 18 weeks pregnant and then this massage is still very good! Linda brings a relaxed energy, listens to you very well, feels flawlessly where blockages are and what I especially liked was that she taught me how to deal with my breathing while massaging the pain points. After the massage I felt a lot more energetic. It is difficult to describe in words. You must experience it at least once!
Petra, Massage Therapist
In the meantime I have been taken care of by Linda a few times. And every time I am pleasantly surprised by Linda’s massage. She works carefully with (for me) the right intensive pressure. Because Linda is carefully attuned, I experience it as very pleasant when she puts all her weight into it. The result is always a supple body that cooperates nicely and a relaxed head!
Just an incredible experience all round! Really feel like I’ve learned so much from the course – I was too hard on myself at the start (and probably with the assessment too) but on reflection the techniques were so helpful and all the additional learning and knowledge has benefited my practice greatly. Just as an example I would not have known how to treat some of my clients had I not been given so much information, and now I am getting amazing feedback!!
Everyone possesses the skills, they just need developing and Despina took her time to make sure the whole group could develop and grow.
The method of AYM is beautiful, beneficial and can be applied in so many ways as well as it’s own modality.
Loved the healing space, loved my groups to study with, really feel like we’ve formed a community as well as gaining knowledge in our own ways. More to the point I was experiencing my own trauma, mental health difficulties and bodily aches and being surrounded by such good vibes helped me reevaluate things in my life and I feel like a better person from just 2 weeks!!
I can’t thank you enough!!
Very relaxing. Linda goes out of her way to make sure you’re comfortable