Who I Am and What I Do
Maria De Dauw - Massage therapist
Bodywork as well as emotional, mental and spiritual processes are a lifelong passion of mine. The last 10 years my own personal processes encouraged me to go deeper and start to work even more intensly with body consciousness and personal development. After working in a very different sector for years, I decided to retrain to become a massage therapist. In the mean time I have experience with several types of bodywork and energetic work. Aside from classic relaxation massage I also offer more intense massage techniques such as body de-armouring and deep tissue using trigger points, specialized massages such as PSOAS massage, KoBiDo, Fibromyssage, energetic massage and Lomi Lomi. I aim to bring people into a deep relaxing state which encourages them to connect deeper to their body and become consciousness of what is present there. This can allow for painfull blockages to be released. I believe in a holistic approach - body, mind, emotions and soul are intertwined and influance eachother.
At a fairly young age I got interested in meditation. As a teenager I experimented again with the Silva method (an active form of meditation) which my father had introduced me to as a child. I also learned and practiced transcendent meditation for about 2 years at age 17. I took 4 levels of Reiki, a round in Shiatsu (pressure point massage) and classical massage back then. Over the past 10 years I was drawn back to these passions and incurred a lot of experience, workshops and training with regards to body work, body consciousness, energetic work and expansion of consciousness. This is how I got experience with classic relaxation massage, Hypnosis, QHHT, psoas massage, holistic pulsing, kundalini yoga (by Yogi Bhajan), energetic healing (based on the work of Barbara Ann Brennan), family constellations (based on the work of Bert Hellinger), shadow work, triggerpoints, regression therapy, body de-armouring, breathwork, icebaths, working with horses, Lu Jong (Tibetan Yoga), ashtanga and hatha yoga, yin yoga, soul retrieval meditations, human design, aromatherapy, light work through light meditiations, working with plant medicins and assisting in ceremonies. Since 2021 I've been diving deep into the sacred Hawaiian healing art that is lomi lomi, a profound practice of healing body work and have been an assistent to Kumu Ricardo Balkhoven at his lomi lomi basics and lomi lomi advanced teaching retreats. I have partaken and completed in a 200hrs Tantra Teacher Training in January 2022 focussing on authentic tantra, tantra yoga, meditiation, tantric practices and rituals. I'm so grateful for (re)connecting and receiving the blessings and transmission of that beautiful lineage.