Relaxation massage

Massages and massage cuddle combi session

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Most people experience positive touch as nice. There is multiple evidence that positive touch based on trust and mutual consent is good for body, soul, and spirit. In addition, the oxytocin level in your system is increased by touch and genuine attention. Touch therapy, cuddle sessions, and massages can help you with:

  • Relaxation and stress reduction
  • Reducing symptoms of depression
  • Reduce loneliness
  • Healing from trauma
  • Healing from grieve
  • Self-image & self-acceptance
  • The reduction of anxiety
  • Reduce chronic pain
  • Learning to indicate and communicate needs and boundaries
  • Learn to receive
  • Learn to trust & share thoughts, emotions, and feelings

The relaxation massage from Tender Touch is aimed at getting you back into the here and now and into your body. By being in the moment, all your energy and attention are focused on the present and healing can take place in your system. In addition, I am trained in Ayurvedic massage therapy and I use this as a basis. This means that in addition to relaxation I will also work on loosening blockages in the body, both physically and emotionally. And of course, a good massage helps to release oxytocin again. Partly thanks to the release of oxytocin, you return homewards again, completely relaxed and happy. The massages are also done on bare skin and I use warm natural oils and warm towels for extra relaxation.

For known clients of Tender Touch it is also possible to book a massage cuddle combination session. This means that there is room for 1 hour of massage, followed by a 30-minute cuddle session. The massage is given on bare skin and for the cuddle session the dress code applies again. You can find more about the code of conduct here..

* NOTE: This massage cuddle combination session is only possible for already known clients of Tender Touch. This service can not be booked as a first session for new clients.

In short, what you can expect during a massage or combi session:

  • A free and non-binding intake prior to the first session
  • A warm welcome with a cup of tea
  • A calm and safe start and ending of the session
  • Enough time and space for your own input and ideas
  • Aftercare is always available
Impression, Tender Touch practice space


Also called the cuddle hormone. This hormone is also a neurotransmitter for stimulating and transporting other bodily happiness and relaxation hormones such as serotonin and dopamine. It also helps with lowering the cortisol levels in your system. Oxytocin is produced by pleasant physical contact such as, a massage, cuddling and other forms of loving touch and attention. Oxytocin is our natural painkiller, it helps us relax our system, feel connected, experience more self-love and self-esteem, understanding the emotions of other people better and feel more compassion for ourselves and others. It is a natural booster for daring to start a "social" connection with others and yourself.

Sebastiaan about his experience with Tender Touch: Nice preliminary process and the information was extensive and complete. I experienced the session as very pleasant and after 24 hours I still feel relaxed and stress-free. The space was very cozy and Mimi is one of the relaxed cats ever!

-Self-care creates self-love-

Massages and massage cuddle combi session