Deep Tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on the connective tissues, facsia and on realigning deeper layers of muscle tissue.
It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as upper and lower back, neck and shoulders, or anywhere on the body where you may be suffering from acute to chronic pain.
During the massage, different techniques andmodalities are utilized such as hot towels; to relax the muscles before the treament, trigger point therapy to pinpoint any areas that may be causing pain and discomfort orsome cupping therapy to encourage more blood and oxygen to flow to an area that may be congested.
This massage can be a relaxing and very soothing experience, however, you may or may not experience soreness and discomfort during and a few days after the treatment.
This massage is great if your never had a massage, if you haven't had a massage in more than 6 months or for people who are looking for a lighter pressure massage. Also, if you are feeling anxious, stressed and just looking for a treatment that will leave you feeling calm and relaxed.This is the treatment is best suited for you.
This treatment is for women who suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction.Pelvic floor dysfunction can lead to a range of issues, including urinary and fecal incontinence, pain during sex, prolapse and pelvic pain. Often times this can happen during pregnancy and post pregnancy. But it can happen in the perimenopausal stage or the menopausal stage. This treatmentcan help strengthen and relax the external muscles that support the pelvic floor.
In this treatment I will be focusing on all the surrounding EXTERNAL musclesfrom the hips, glutes, and muscles of the abdominenwhich are directly connected tothe pelvicfloor. This treatment helps to release tension, strengthen and improve circulation in the pelvic floor muscles. The goal is to improve muscle function and reduce pain and discomfort. This is a great preventative treatment as well.
The techniques used in the core care therapy include:
Myofascial Release. This technique involves applying gentle pressure to the connective tissue, fascia and surroundinding external muscles of the pelvic floor to release tension and improve flexibility and mobility.
Trigger Point Therapy involves applying pressure to specific points in the pelvic floor muscles to relieve pain, break up any scar tissue, and improve function.
Stretching Techniques to help improve flexibility and range of motion in the pelvic floor muscles.
Strengthening exercises to help strengthen the external muscles surrounding the pelvic floor.
Breathing Techniques to help you to expand and engage the core and pelvic floor muscles.
Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage include....
Eliminates any excess water retention Enhances Liver function
a perfect post surgical treatment
What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a massage that helps the lyphatic system to function optimally.
Oils and Essential oils used
Citrus oils( grape Fruit, orange and lemon)
When can this massage be performed?
This massage is safe from the moment you find out you are pregnant to the day you are due.As long as you are healthy and the baby is healthy, this massage is perfect for expecting moms. However, if you or the baby are experiencing any complication or you are unsure whether this is treament is right for you. Please consultwith your health care provider.
Prenatal/ pregnancy MASSAGE
€75/60 minutes- €110/90 minutes
What to expect from this treatment...
In this treatment a special pillow/cushion is used, which allows Mom-to-be to comfortably lie face down, possibly up to the 40th week, depending on size and comfortability. otherwise, the side lying position is just as effective.
This treatment helps to release any pain and discomfort that may develops as the pregnancy progresses.This Massage not only makes mom feel good but when dopamine and serotonin is release into the body during the massage, it benefits baby as well. Happy momma = happy and healthy baby!
My name is Karen Joseph, and I am a certified massage therapist with over two decades of experience and 500+ hours of training in massage therapy from Ocean County, New Jersey, USA. I have worked in the health and beauty industry in various locations worldwide, including New Jersey, California, Italy, and St. Maarten, providing services in salons, day spas, five-star hotels, corporate offices, and in collaboration with chiropractors and physical therapists.
Since 2017, I have been living and working in The Hague, where I work at Massage Sense in the Zeeheldenkwartier. This practice has helped me grow as a therapist and allowed me to meet and work with amazing clients and therapists. In March 2020, I fulfilled my long-time dream of opening my own business in The Hague.
My area of expertise is in Trigger Point Therapy, a technique I have found to be highly effective in providing gradual or immediate relief to clients with pain or discomfort. Additionally, I specialize in pregnancy massage post and prenatal andpelvic floor massage, helping women overcome any pelvic floor pain or dysfunction they may be experiencing.
As a therapist and business owner, I remain up to date with the latest techniques to ensure that I provide the best possible treatments and results for my clients. My mission is to treat, advise, guide, and teach my clients how to maintain a healthy lifestyle for their physical well-being.
I am registered with the Chambers of Commerce (KVK) under #70145334.
TERMS AND CONDTIONS/WELLNESS FORM/PROTOCOL
If you have paid for your appointment and for some reason you need to cancel and cannot rebook your appointment, the amount will be refunded to you within 1 to 5 business days.
If you would like to cancel your appointment, please give at least 24 hour notice so that the slot can be opened and filled by another client who may need an appoinment.
Packages are available for purchase. If you would like to gift one of your massages to a friend or family that is possible. However, when booking the appointment please make sure you mention that in the remark section.
Regarding your health
Please rest assured that all information collected from the intake form and any discussion in the office or during treatment will be confidential and never shared with third parties without written permission from the client.
Code of conduct
All massage treatments are for therapeutic purposes only. Any inappropriate behavior (drug use, excessive drinking, illicit or sexually suggestive remarks or advances) will result in immediate termination of the massage session and the client will be charged for the full price of the booked service.
Wellness Protocol (Updated January 2023)
If you or anyone in your house hold has any symptoms(i.e runny nose fever, sore throat, coughing and sneezing) or any other symptoms that can possibly be contagious, 72 hours prior to your appointment, PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT!
Please kindly call or text me to reschedule your appointment, until you and everyone in your house hold is symptom free. And please rest assured that I will be following the same protocol as well.
As always, the room will be throughly disinfected and ventilated before your appointment time.
By scheduling your appointment you are indicating that you understand and accept these terms and conditions and that you have read and agree to the wellness release/protocol.
If your have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.
Packages and Gift Vouchers
90 Minute Treatments
3 Treatment Bundle…………..€291
5 Treatment Bundle…………….€485
10 treatment bundle………….€920
May be used for any massage treatment EXCEPT for the Core Care Treament
60 Minute Treatments
3 Treatment Bundle…………..€215
5 Treatment Bundle……………. €340
10 Treatment Bundle………….€650
May be used for any massage treatment EXCEPT for the Core Care Treatment
If you would like to purchase a gift vouchers, please contact me via email or phone and I can assist you further.
If you decide to commit to the 4 or 6 week sessions, this charge will be deducted from the full amount. *
*Must dedicate 4-6 consecutive weeks to see results*
How often should I get a massage?
Generally, I would recommend having a massage treatment every 4-6 week as a preventive care measure for your overall well-being.
If you have a particular issue or are experiencing pain and discomfort,I would recommend1 appointment per week for at least 3 weeks. If by then the problem is resolved and you are feeling some relief you can then spread it out to 1 appointment every 2 -3 weeks and then every 4-6 weeks as apreventative care measure.This is just a generalization based on an acute issue.Chronic issues tend to need more time to completly resolve or get to a place where the pain and discomfort is manageable.
This varies from client to client. This is just my basic reccommendation for a treatment protocol*
Can my massage treatment be covered by my insurance?
Yes and no. I do NOT work with any insurance companies. However, I do have some clients who have international and local insurances thatare successful with getting their massage treatments covered withan invoice of your massage treatment, and a doctor's note recommending massage therapy treatments. Unfortunately, I can NOT guarantee coverage. This decision is solely up to your insurance company.