Therapist Bio

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About Deshana

For more than a decade, I have devoted myself to making people feel their best through proper massage therapy.

Located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

I received my diploma in Remedial Massage from The Australasian College of Natural Therapies, Sydney, Australia in 2002. Since then, I continued to deepen my passion for bodywork and inner-self healing journey by participated in many workshops and retreats while living in Singapore, Australia, Thailand, India, America and The Netherlands.

My life and my work have been greatly influenced by some of the most enlightening and inspiring teachers including Art Riggs, Til Luchau, Tom Myers, Satyarthi Peloquin, Osho, Mooji, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Abraham Hicks and many more.  

Over the years, I have developed my own style of bodywork based on each client’s needs and issues. By listening to the body, using an intuitive, empathetic yet knowledgeable approach, these are the basic integral functions of my practice. 

My Eastern Approach

In eastern cultures, like my native Singapore, massage therapy is very much infused into our way of life. It is regarded as a form of preventive therapy, a way to maintain and balance the body rather than a treatment one seeks only when a problem arises.  

In my practice, I bring this Asian preventive approach to my clients. Healing starts from inside out. Regular massages help to balance our different body systems. It helps to stimulate our circulatory and lymphatic systems. It resets our nervous system from a constant ‘fight and flight’ response into a ‘rest and repair’ response. This ‘rest and repair’ response helps to heal our muscular system, our injuries, aches and pains. It also improves our digestive system, benefits our sleep, helps to better manage our stress, mental and emotional health, which also balance our endocrinal system too!

If we are giving time and priority to care for our nails and cut our hair on a regular basis, wouldn’t it make sense to also give regular attention to our main body too? After all, isn’t this the biggest and most complex of our whole body system?