first a little confession
Ever had such a ‘fresh looking’ apple that was a brownish mush on the inside? Well, that’s me: I may look young and energetic, but I feel like the opposite.
Thankfully, Deshana Boo is in town to managed to get my body to feel ‘young and fit’ in one session!
about the massage
Massages by Deshana are not solely relaxing and falling asleep is not wished for. The massages are therapeutic, so although the clients have to physically surrender they have to stay aware of what is happening to their body to get optimal results.
Deshana uses deep-tissue massaging techniques but does so with a slow motion, which makes it pain-free. When encountering knots and muscular problem areas, she also applies acupressure and asks for you to breath in a specific way to release the muscle. Then to complete the ‘body work’ joint release techniques pay attention to those often-ignored joints, preventing injuries and (chronic) pains.
what i had
A 90 minute massage (E72), treating my whole body and focusing on the computer-related group of muscles: neck, shoulder, mouse arm.
After the treatment, I was in a complete daze. Deshana correctly expected this, so she left me alone to ‘recover from the intense body work’. She later returned with a cup of tea and let me go home without having to talk much. It being already 23h, by then, I indeed longed to go home and sleep. The next day, my whole body felt so relaxed, loose and fit, that I was surprised ‘how rotten I had been’ (to go back to the apple metaphor). I seriously felt parts of my body that I had not felt in decades. (may be you understand what I mean here, at least one girlfriend does, but may be I’m too vague...)
the treatment room
Deshana has two treatment rooms. One is at Amsterdam WTC, which is a physiotherapist office, so not very ‘zen’. The other is in Oud-West, which is in a typical Oud-West house on the second floor. The room is decorated as you would expect a massage room to be decorated.
Deshana is highly trained and most professional, I particularly recommend her when you:
> feel physically tired
> have knots or pains from working on the computer so much
> feel older than you know you are
> have chronic pains or pains from physical exercize
good to know:
> Deshana is completely flexible with her working hours. So if you need a treatment before work, or in the evening - just give her a call to make an appointment.
Tell her that you are a Life in Amsterdam reader and receive a 20% discount on your first visit. Gift vouchers are also available and check out the referral program for a free massage!
or call her directly: T.06.2232 1964.