About Me

My name is Jos. 

Since 2005 I lived and worked in Hilversum and before that 16 years in Amsterdam. 

Coming July 1st 2020, after 35 years, I will move back to Nijmegen, the city of my youth and student days. 

Back to the oldest city in the Netherlands, founded more than 2000 years ago by the Romans as Novio Magus. 

Famous for its beautiful varied nature of the Waal, the hills and major events such as De Vierdaagse ... 

Now we live in an uncertain time dominated by COVID 2019. 

That is why I also had to close my doors for massages. 

As soon as it is safe to resume my massages, and how I will do that, I will announce here. 

Stay healthy and take care of your life and that of others. 

Even though you think YOU have sufficient resistance to the virus, it does not become a communicator of a potentially horrific lonely death to others. 

Every human life is too precious to risk! 

Stay healthy and hopefully will i see you at my new practice address. 


My learning style is one of researching, experiencing, doing;

To enter into the experience with open mind; head, heart and hands ......
Much life experience, knowledge and patience, I spent years in meetings with vulnerable people, in psychiatric hospitals such as Community Mental Health Nurse Specialist and Social Worker in people's homes.

For almost 32 years I now work part-time as an outpatient social psychiatric nursing practitioner in the Dutch Mental Health Care & Addiction Care.

As a counterpart to this agitated busy existence, I sought the silence. I became acquainted with Zen Meditation in 1999. That's what I'm charging, I find my inspiration and acceptance, with all the ups and downs that life brings.

I have dedicated myself as masseur to the holistic massage techniques and trained myself with various trainers. Holistic and Relaxation Massage massage at Yvonne Koopmanschap and Evert Klaassen, the Massage Practice Education at Kees Reijn; Hotstone massage; Chair massage; Relaxation massage; Hands and feet massage and body awareness.

Subsequently, I specialized at a 2 years Post Graduate study program at the Hogeschool Utrecht to become a 1st graduate Mindfulness Stress Reduction Trainer and Mindfulness Cognitive Therapist. I am 1st degree accredited member of the professional association www.vmbn.nl   

From Coen Tuerlings  I learned how to treat and work with acoustic instruments, including singing bowls .   https://coentuerlings.mykajabi.com/p/soundfulness-home

The massage treatments that I offer, it is possible to choose from that combination of different techniques, tailored to your wishes and possibilities. You are well aware of it!


"In the massage the giver and receiver meet each other, this mutual trust and respect are the ingredients for recovery and rebalancing of body and soul, in which my love for the profession lies!"

Jos - www.MannenMassageWerk.nl/en