Home Visit Massage
Who I am and what I do
In 2012 i graduated in Physiotherapy in the Netherlands. After my graduation i worked in a physiotherapy clinic in the Netherlands for a couple of years. In 2015 i decided to go on a adventure and moved to the Algarve region in Portugal. I have been working on a mobile/in-home basis since my arrival. And in 2022 i set up the studio in Colinas Verdes.
I differentiate myself from other massage therapists through my extensive knowledge/skills & work experience.
Education and experience
Physiotherapy, Hogeschool Leiden, The Netherlands
Sept 2008 - August 2012
I have completed my education on the university of applied sciences in Leiden (The Netherlands) Unlike some other educational paths i have done the complete 4 year full time version. Thus earning the title Bachelor of Science.
As a physiotherapist you use your knowledge about the human body to understand, treat and prevent complaints. Not only do you treat clients, you challenge them to get moving and take responsibility for their own healing process.
Physiotherapist at Ruben vd Meer in Warmond. The Netherlands
After obtaining my degree I started working in a private physiotherapy clinic named after the founder and Physiotherapist "Ruben van der Meer" The clinic was situated in the pristine fitness and health club named "Pro-life" Working via a both hands-on and hands-off approach. One of Ruben's quotes was "We take big steps so we get home as fast as possible" This neatly summarized his efficient approach of targeted intervention.
Jan 2013 - June 2014
You are in good hands!
Manual therapy, Brian Mulligan concept. The Hague Netherlands
The method (Mobilize-with-movement) was developed by Brian Mulligan (Auckland, New Zealand). He was honored in 2016 by the IFOMT (International Federation of Orthopedic Manipulative Physical Therapists Incorporated) and WTCP (World Confederation for Physical Therapy) with several Awards for his significant contribution to physiotherapy worldwide.
Fitness, training and sports rehabilitation, Pro-education. Amsterdam The Netherlands.
Completed an additional course given by Rene Wormhoudt. René Wormhoudt is a physiotherapist with 24 years of experience at the youth and first team of AFC Ajax. former strength and conditioning trainer of the Dutch national football team. The course focussed on knowledge, skills and application of the Athelic Skills Model (ASM). The ASM is a practical and scientifically based talent development model for elite sport, recreational and unorganized sport, Physical Education, health care and art and culture.
Hot Stone massage, In-yan massage cursussen, Utrecht the Netherlands
The hot stone massage course in Utrecht was supervised by Trudy Middelham herself, a qualified masseuse. She has been teaching hot stone massage in Utrecht since 2003 and frequently applies hot stone massage in her own practice. In addition, she has given this hot stone massage course for a large training institute.
Founded Home Visit Massage Algarve & Lagos. In Portugal
In the Netherlands I had already become familiar with the concept of in-home/mobile massages. Shortly after my move to the Algarve in 2015 I realised such services where pretty much non existent in the Algarve. Thus I started Home Visit Massage. I became one of the first to offer these services in the Algarve. Fast forward to 2023 I am also offering services in the studio.