My name is Gertjan Koetsier and I have been working in ICT for years. I am married to Judith and together we have four children of adolescent age.
I found out that the busy ICT life, if you don’t build in proper relaxation, causes a lot of (work) stress. My position also placed me further and further away from customers. As a result, I could no longer see what my hard work was accomplishing.
Because people close to me needed massage and it was on my wish list, I started giving massages. I liked massaging so much that I “never” stopped. At first I started with relaxation and classical massage, but later on I added more and more complaint-oriented massages.
Keeping knowledge up to date is a must
To help everyone as good as possible I follow one or more courses every year to learn new techniques. I also train with colleagues once a month. We not only practice new techniques but also discuss which technique we should use in a certain situation.
Extra attention for the client
With me, a massage does not stop when the treatment time is over. I’ll just finish the treatment if I have to.
I also do aftercare so that there is an optimal treatment plan when you come for a follow-up treatment. I consult with colleagues and also look for possible alternative treatment techniques that would work better in this specific case. A current example is the treatment of corona complaints.
It can also happen that I refer a client to a specialist, for example because complaints keep coming back.
The opening hours of the company are in the evening and on weekends. This will continue to be the case even when I spend extra time massaging. I believe there should be the possibility of massage after working hours. And I also think that you can’t really enjoy a relaxation massage if you have chores to do afterwards (then the relaxing feeling is quickly gone).
Massage is just a nice thing to do
I enjoy being able to help people recover or relax in a natural way. The good results and the contact with people make this nice work a relaxation in itself. Never thought that Gertjan the ICT-er would find the work as a masseur so great!
I hope to be able to transfer some of this pleasure in my massages to you.