Estelle Smits

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Estelle Smits is the director and lecturer at the Institute massage at Kanker. As a massage therapist, she specialized in massage in cancer. In addition to her work at the Institute of massage at Cancer, Estelle has her own practice and gives weekly massages to patients in the oncology department at HMC Antonlushove. Keeping track of deepening and broadening knowledge and experience is important to her. She has followed training with Gayle Mac Donald (founder of oncology massage in the US) and in Scotland she has done the '5-day Hospital Intensive at the Western General Hospital Cancer Center. In April 2016 and 2018 she participated in the Oncology Massage & Healing Summit in Minneapolis, organized by the Society for Oncology Massage. Touching with loving attention is central to Estelle. The power of loving touch, in which everything may be there, is for her the core of restoring trust in the body and the balance between body and mind. This and her passion for passing on knowledge and experience are Estelle's motivations as a massage therapist and teacher/trainer. Estelle is a professional member of the Society for Oncology Massage and meets the International criteria for lecture and practitioner Oncology Massage.


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The Hague, ZH 2562 XL


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