Eleganza!

Daphne and Delilah, pretty in pink.  Amsterdam Pride. 30-07-15

Daphne and Delilah are feeling gorgeous inside and out in their ‘soft’ and ‘hot pink’ feather boas. They’re all set for Amsterdam Pride on Saturday, Eleganza!

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Freestyle

ITM, Chiang Mai, December 2014

Recently I was lucky enough to travel to northern Thailand to train at the ITM massage school in Chiang Mai. It is a lovely building on the edge of the old city where, in the traditional Thai way, everybody has to wash their feet before entering. I took an intensive five day course in Advanced Sen Energy Lines. These run through the body and are stimulated with acupressure which clears blockages, boosts energy, increases blood flow and cleanses the lymphatic drainage system. The sen lines are similar to the Indian nadhis and Chinese meridians.

Each day began with Tai Chi or yoga, then classes ran until 15.00. There was a freestyle period for the last two hours when the day’s studies were consolidated. The week was intense but fun and at the end it was lovely to meet Chongkol Setthakorn who devised the massage protocol and presented our certificates. I left with lots of inspiration for treatments in the new year.

ITM, Chiang Mai, December 2014

ITM, Chiang Mai, December 2014

ITM, Chiang Mai, December 2014

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Two warm hands

Senergize het parool amsterdam 24-11-14

OOO! Senergize has been featured in Het Parool, Amsterdam’s daily newspaper. Here’s a rough translation –

A combination of Thai massage and yoga at Senergize in a garden house in the Jordaan

In a cute little garden house at the back of the house of masseur and yoga teacher Louis Divine, you can come by for a combination of yoga and Thai massage. Lying down on a soft mat, with relaxing music in the background and candles, you find yourself in a surprisingly quiet oasis in the Jordaan – only the tower bells can be heard sometimes.

Two warm hands hold the feet and knead and push strongly. Stiff calves betray ‘cyclist legs’, something he encounters more often around here. Several pressure points are being taken care of and then follows the yoga. You don’t have to do anything yourself: Divine takes your hand and leg and stretches muscles you didn’t even know you had.

He’s been in the Netherlands for two years now and used to live in London where he worked as a web designer and yoga teacher. Now he combines it with Thai massage. “Massages are something very common in Thailand, everybody learns it during their upbringing and practice often.” The difference with regular massage is that you can keep on all your clothing, which may sound strange, but it’s pretty comfortable. Although the session can be intense at times, afterwards you feel light as a feather, refreshed and with renewed energy, like after a meditation. It can be done for 45 euros per hour or 25 for half an hour. Also nice to give as a gift voucher. And yes, Divine is his real last name. He used to get teased a little but these days the name is pretty convenient for him.

Senergize het parool amsterdam 24-11-14

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A proper dancing queen

Daphne dancing queen ade amsterdam 15-10-14

Amsterdam Dance Event begins today and Daphne looks a proper dancing queen in her outfit. Quite how butterfly wings work with her own ones hasn’t been ascertained yet. It’s a minor miracle she’s even made it on to the dance floor – she’s just had major rectal reconstructive surgery after she blew two bulbs in 24 hours. But now she’s ready to channel that inner Studio 54 diva.

The whole of Amsterdam gets in to the Dance Event. The nearby Westerkerk church, next to Anne Frank House, rings its bells every 15 minutes. They’ve now decided to play ‘Lord of the dance’, in honour of the event, at half past the hour. That’s every hour, day and night, 24/7.

Daphne dancing queen ade amsterdam 15-10-14

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Preventive and therapeutic

Senergize Amsterdam 10-10-14

The new Senergize Thai Yoga Massage website is now live, check it out here http://senergize.com

Relax, restore and re-energize with Senergize Thai Yoga Massage. Combining acupressure with deep stretches, it’s both preventive and therapeutic – bringing balance and harmony to your whole being. Enjoy this ancient, traditional therapy which has helped heal and nurture for thousands of years.
Choose from our range of massages and affordable price packages. We can visit you in your own home or why not come to our beautiful Senergize Garden House in the heart of the Jordaan, Amsterdam.

Gift vouchers also available – Why not buy one for somebody special.

Get in touch now to book an appointment
E: info@louisdivine.com
T: +31 (0)621408765

Senergize Amsterdam 10-10-14

Senergize Amsterdam 10-10-14

Senergize Amsterdam 10-10-14

Senergize Amsterdam 10-10-14

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Pumped Up

mouse trap, amsterdam 26-05-14

Daphne’s super pumped up for ‘Dam Pride this weekend. She don’t need no boat to float.

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All dressed up

mouse trap, amsterdam 26-05-14

Daphne’s all dressed up and getting very excited about tonight’s big match.

mouse trap, amsterdam 26-05-14

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