Ayurveda at the Brussels Yoga Loft

Book your appointments for Ayurveda Consultation and Massages with Ayurvedic Therapist Katrien Maes every Thursday between 10h00am and 21h00pm.

Read more about Katrien below.

Ayurvedic Massage

One of the best ways to restore and support the harmony between body and mind is through massage of the body and head. Katrien uses warm Ayurvedic oil to:

– alleviate and / or remedy a range of physical complaints
– overcome symptoms of exhaustion, stress and fatigue
– improve circulation, strengthen the nervous system, promote uptake of oxygen throughout the body
– promote removal of toxins and regulate the digestive system
– strengthen muscles, bones and blood vessels
– enhance the immune system
– strengthen the skin, increasing suppleness and purity
– promote a good sleep

For the massage, Katrien uses warm herbalized sesame oil. The amount and temperature of the oil and the pressure applied are adapted to each individual.

Price for a Consultation / Massage of 75 minutes is EUR 65.

For more information, send an email to info@theyogaloft.be

Food Advice

In Ayurveda, good digestion is the key to health.

You can eat the most expensive, tastiest, ‘healthiest’ food, but if it’s not digested properly, you can’t have (the full) benefit of it.

Disruption of the dosha balance. Eating and drinking too many ‘bad foods’ according to your constitution. Suppressing emotions, not listening to the body. All are causes for unbalanced, weak digestion.

This creates an accumulation of waste in the body as well as in the mind, and thus results in disease.

If the processes of digestion, absorption and defecation function optimally, then we receive the nutrients we need. And we remove the toxins we do not need.

In a consult/food advice I try to give clear advice on how to remove toxins from the body, to highlight the food that is good for each individual’s constitution, and offer individual advice for proper digestion and optimal balance.

For more information, send an email to info@theyogaloft.be

Ayurveda and Pregnancy

During pregnancy a woman often faces with pain in the back, shoulder, pelvis and legs and other areas; an Ayurvedic massage with warm oil can soothe these symptoms. A massage is also relaxing, giving your pregnant body the rest and attention it needs.

During pregnancy digestive problems can occur, sometimes only during the first months, sometimes throughout pregnancy.

During an individual consultation we explore:

how food and nutrition can solve discomfort (nausea, vomiting, fluid retention, excessive weight gain, blood pressure problems etc)
what general things you can do to protect against toxoplasmosis and other infections such as listeriosis
which foods to avoid/take according to your own constitution
which foods to avoid/take for the optimal development of a healthy baby
In 2009, in India, I witnessed several treatments that support the female body throughout the pregnancy cycle, encouraging a smooth delivery and, above all, promoting recovery after childbirth. I attended another pregnancy massage course given by Lies Ameeuw at her School of Ayurveda in Ghent, and while I was pregnant (2011), I could experiment myself.

For more information, send an email to info@theyogaloft.be

About Katrien

As a certified Ayurvedic therapist, Katrien helps people reconnect with their body by means of bodywork (Ayurvedic Massages) as well as food advice.

Her main specialties are:
– Stress related problems, both physical and mental
– Burn-out-symptoms
– Digestion problems

Next to her Ayurveda education in the School of Ayurveda in Gent and by doctors in India she followed several courses in macrobiotics, orthomolecular medicine, shiatsu as well as pregnancy massage. She also educated herself in Vipassana silent meditation and yoga. She is a Dutch-speaking Belgian and lives in Schepdaal with her husband and daughter.

Be Inspired by the Experience of Others

“I thoroughly enjoyed the very recent Ayurvedic massage done by Katrien to reduce my stress and body tensions. I wasn’t used to this type of massage and it felt a bit strange in the beginning, but the warm towels, warm oil and gentle but firm strokes soon did their magic and I fully relaxed and very nearly fell asleep. After a good 70 minutes I felt much calmer, a little tired, but very relaxed and de-stressed. I slept extremely well that night and hope the effects will last a few days longer. All in all it was a great experience and I will be back soon for more. Thank you very much Katrien for this wonderful experience. Guy”

“I went to see Katrien with exhaustion symptoms and tension in my shoulders and arms. I had been to see a physiotherapist for several sessions and he had been unable to release this tension. After one session I really felt the difference. Katrien is very professional in her approach and also provides useful advice. Thank you Katrien.”

“Dear Katrien, I really enjoyed very much the Ayurvedic massage you gave me last time. My back felt really relaxed afterwards. I have taken a second appointment with you and above all hope that the Brussels Yoga Loft owners keep this new fantastic treatment.”

“I recently met Ms. Maes for a consultation at the Brussels Yoga Loft.I highly appreciated Ms. Maes’ attention, care and presence. I appreciated her calm and respectful way to engage with ​me (it was my first session). She made me feel confidence and this trust is part of the Healing process. I will certainly recommend Ms. Maes to my friends and family.”