• Shiatsu | Massage

    December gift

    December is a month of celebrations. To celebrate with you I offer you 5 euro discount on every treatment during this month. By having a treatment you can stay zen in between all your to do’s and festivities, give your body a reset and enjoy a relaxing moment!

  • Acupuncture

    Acupuncture study

    News update! As of September I will start studying acupuncture. As I have a great interest in Chinese medicine I was looking for a way to deepen my knowledge into this field and therefore decided to do this study. Shumara will remain open:-). I won’t be writing new articles for a while, but hopefully again in the future!

  • Shiatsu I Acupuncture

    5 tips to become emotionally balanced

    (English version only) This post is a follow-up on my last post in which I gave you an insight into the Liver1 function according to Chinese Medicine. First I will comment on the Liver function related to women’s menstruation. Then I will give you 5 tips for a healthier Liver function and a more balanced emotional life (also for men)! If you like to go straight to the tips, scroll down to the picture ‘5 tips’. Liver’s impact on women’s menstruationMany women suffer from PMS, premenstrual syndrome. 1-2 weeks before the menstruation starts, they develop one or more of the following symptoms: feeling irritable and/or depressed, having mood swings, feeling…

  • Shiatsu I Acupuncture

    Healthy Liver function, happy emotional life

    (Only English version available) In this post I would like to give you a little insight in the way the Liver is being looked at in Chinese medicine. The focus will be on the Liver function related to our personal and emotional life; the Liver function has a deep influence on our emotional state. The organs are written with a capital letter; this is to indicate their meaning used as in Chinese medicine. In Western medicine the organ is solely seen as an anatomical entity. According to Chinese medicine the organ is much more than that; it is a complex energetic system encompassing not only the material-anatomical aspect, but also…

  • Shiatsu | Massage

    5-minute eye relieve

    (Only English version available) Picture above: points according to acupuncture1. Bladder 12. Bladder 23. Yuyao4. Triple Heater 235. Taiyang6. Stomach 2 This time I would like to share with you a little DIY (do it yourself) shiatsu massage. The nice thing about it is that you can do it yourself anywhere, anytime! When you work, study, while waiting, or simply when you are by yourself. It’s a shiatsu massage for your eyes. Through your eyes a lot of information is brought in about the world around you. The brain tries to process all this information, so you can move through your world. It takes a lot of eye movement to…

  • Alexander Technique

    Active Rest

    (Only English version available) Some years ago I had several Alexander Technique sessions with Maria Vahervuo. Maria (from Helsinki, Finland) got introduced to the Alexander Technique (AT) at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She got interested in the AT, because of the effect it had not only on her playing as a musician, but also on her life, emotions and well-being. Therefore Maria decided to study Alexander Technique herself. She now has become a passionate teacher, continuously broadening her knowledge in the field of AT and adjacent studies (and still being a musician!). Find out more about Maria here. From the sessions with Maria I learnt among others about…

  • Shiatsu | Massage

    December gift:-)

    In December you will receive 5 euro discount on every treatment. And… you will get a super nice organic soap, made by my Italian friend Maria Elena herself! (1 soap per person)

  • Shiatsu

    Simple grounding tip to help with anxiety

    (Only English version available) This month my very good friend Sam Ho has written a post for you about the ‘famous’ acupuncture point Kidney – 1. Sam Ho is a brilliant acupuncturist and massage therapist from Australia, living in London at the moment. If you have any questions or feedback, please email me at info@shumara.nl. Enjoy reading:-) Feeling Anxious?Did you know uncertainty has actually been linked to feelings of anxiety?1  2020 is proving to be a tough year and we are all feeling it. Working from home, lock downs or just the general stress of uncertainty are all likely to be having an impact on your mental health & anxiety.…

  • Shiatsu I Acupuncture

    The Lung (meridian) – Part 2

    (Only English version available) In this second part you will find some more aspects of the Lung’s functioning according to Chinese medicine/ shiatsu. When you scroll down, you will find:– some lifestyle tips– shiatsu/ acupuncture points– an overview of healthy Lung functions and Lung’s pathology Bear in mind that the information is from various resources having sometimes a bit of different point of view. Also, the information isn’t complete. There is much more to tell. If you have any questions, just email me and I will try to answer them as Chinese medicine can be quite difficult to understand. Good luck with reading! ProtectionThe Lungs are related to Defensive Ki…