How to Get Rid of (Chronic) Pain and Restricted Range of Motion

“(What many) people have in common, other than chronic pain, is that they aren’t getting the help they need. … They’ve seen doctors, had tests, done physical therapy … tried chiropractic, acupuncture, magnets, pain diets, and herbal therapy.

They take their pain medicine and dutifully do their stretching exercises. Sometimes they feel better for a while, but the pain always comes back. …They fear surgery may be the only solution, despite being told there are no guarantees of success.” (Clair Davies,Trigger Point Therapy Workbook)

If you recognize yourself in this description Enso Massage Amsterdam may provide the help you are looking for.

1 Enso Massage Therapy May Aid You in Getting Rid of

  • headaches and migraine; neck pain and shoulder pain; pain in arms and hands (RSI/CANS); reduced range of motion, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow etc.
  • upper back, midback and low back pain; lumbago; chest and abdominal pain
  • pain in hips, legs, ankles, feet; reduced range of motion
  • physical disorders like sciatica and fibromyalgia
  • any muscle problem resulting from over-exertion and repititive stress

“I want to let you know that I haven’t felt so well in a very long time! My headaches are gone and feel like a distant memory. Everything is moving again. Thanks!” (Jolanda, scientist)

2 Specialists in Pain Relief and Freedom of Motion

Only the best is good enough. Enso’s therapists have more than 20 years of experience.

qualified (Sports) Masseur since 1998, continues with professional development by treating many hundreds of clients, by following courses and workshops every year, and studying to improve his abilities.

Born in a family hailing from the Dutch East-Indies where massage was the most normal thing in the world, he started his massage training in 1997 and one year later founded Enso Massage Amsterdam.

Thoroughly trained in Triggerpoint Therapy since 2006.

Massage and Triggerpoint Therapist, and more

It is my mission to help you find the natural balance in yourself, to become free of pain, recover completely and prevent complaints.

The desire to follow my mission has grown strongly according to my growing awareness how I could live pain free, find the balance in myself and of my abilities to help individuals and groups in this respect. 

Specialized in Shiatsu and Triggerpoint Therapy

3 What Can You Expect of Enso Massage Therapy?

Enso Massage Therapy is based on the holistic orientation stemming from Eastern views on health and on Western scientific insights. This fundamental approach means not just treating symptoms but rather taking your entire person in your environment into consideration.

It also acknowledges the fact that what happens in one part of the body may influence other parts. So don’t be surprised if for instance we treat a spot on your back when you have a tingling sensation in your fingers.

Enso’s Eastern philosophical outlook founded in Chinese Traditional Medicine is completed with Western medical research in Trigger Point Therapy. This therapy has been developed by dr. Janet Travell who was the White House physician during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations and David Simons, M.D., with his long experience as a research scientist.

At Enso Massage Amsterdam we use Trigger Point Therapy a lot, combining the best of two worlds.

This type of therapy may have what some consider disadvantages, like

  • – the treatment may be painfull (give feedback!)
  • – it may leave bruises (not dangerous, disappear after a while)
  • – you may feel rather tired after a session (plan some time to rest)
  • – you may feel sore for a couple of days

The great advantage of Enso MassageTherapy is its effectiveness in the treatment of serious problems where other treatments have no answer.

“Hi Raymond, Things are going much better with my shoulder, so I am very grateful to you. Warm regards, Rob” (Rob, furniture maker)

4 Treatment, Sessions, Fees and Insurance

A treatment at Enso Massage Amsterdam takes at least 2 sessions. It seldom happens that 1 session is enough.

Succes depends on various factors beside the skills of your therapist, like e.g.:

  • cause(s) of your problem,
  • duration,
  • intensity,
  • continuation of cause(s),
  • your cooperation during the treatment and more.

A session lasts as long as is necessary to achieve the result that is possible in that phase of the treatment. We therefore reserve a timeslot of 120 minutes. In this way we will not be limited by the clock although we usually achieve our goal of that session within 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

A session costs €125, no matter how long it lasts. Prices may change without notice according to market conditions. Payment in advance, cash or by bank.

Despite the money-saving succes rate of our treatments, insurance companies tend to not compensating your payments


Treatments are given through thin clothes. Please wear nothing but a thin, long sleeved t-shirt and thin tights, yoga pants or the like.

Do not wear a belt, a bra, a necklace, bracelet or watch and any other thing that may hamper the treatment.

Normally we do not use any oil.

“The massage has worked out miraculously, the pain has almost totally disappeared.” (Woman, 32, researcher)

5 Make and Change an Appointment

Enso Massage Amsterdam is open

  • Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. and
  • Saturday from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Closed on Sundays and national holidays.

You’ll feel a warm welcome if you had no covid-19 symptoms in the 10 days before your appointment and if you had no contact with a person who had or may have had any covid-19 symptoms in that period.

Appointments can only be made by sending an e-mail to:

Please include the following information:

  • first name, family name
  • address
  • telephone number
  • what is your problem and what kind of result do you want
  • preferred days/times

Your mail will in principle be answered after 12 p.m. of the next working day.

For your personal integrity and safety please note that we do not accept anonymous clients and that visiting a massage therapist is your own responsibility. Always consult your physician before you make an appointment for massage therapy to rule out potentially severe conditions.

Appointments may be cancelled for free up to 1 hour before the scheduled time. Thereafter full payment is required. Phone: 06 44 55 83 50 (for texting and whatsapp only; when we are busy we cannot pick up the phone!)

By making an appointment at Enso Massage Amsterdam you agree to the rules mentioned on this website.

6 Location and Access

Johannes van der Waalsstraat 26H
1098 PL Amsterdam

The practice can easily be reached by

  • bike (15-20 minutes from the city centre),
  • car (always enough parking space) and
  • public transport:
    • train: station Amsterdam Science Park (7 minutes walk)
    • train: station Amsterdam Amstel, bus 65 (5 minutes ride, 3 minues walk) tram 19, bus 41, 46, 320, 322, 327: stop Kruislaan/Middenweg (5 minutes walk)
    • bus 65, 240: stop Radioweg (3 minutes walk)
    • bus 40: stop Linnaeusparkweg (5 minutes walk)

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