Bio Niels ->

Hi I am Niels Brouwer accredited massage therapist and I am co-owner of Vitaal-welzijn. Together with Marjolein Koeman psychologist we work together on the mental and physical health of people.

Aangesloten bij:

VBAG massage Amsterdam
RBCZ massage Amsterdam Noord
Massage Amsterdam Niels Brouwer

My story:

After a 20-year career working as a service technician in testing, inspecting and certifying lifting equipment, I found myself sitting at home in 2018 with burnout and depression symptoms.

During this period, I started asking myself what I wanted and what I definitely did not want to do with life anymore.

I found that movement helped me with the release of thoughts and that it also helped me regain control of myself.

Then I started exploring what else I could do. I trained as a fitness instructor and did an internship at the VU sports center. There I found out that fitness instructor was not my thing.  

But I was triggered by the body and movement. That's how I came to take a course in sports massage.  My interest was piqued and there arose the need to learn more about massage.

To this day, I have not stopped learning and I am in the process of getting my 4-year college degree in massage therapy. I am almost there and because of this diploma, my massage therapy will soon be partially reimbursed.


Who is Niels:

I am a calm and patient person who likes to be ready to help another person. Because I found out later in life that I am interested in learning more, I am extra driven. With this drive and desire to learn I am working toward becoming a top massage therapist.

And I am a true HSP. After much self-examination, reading about HSP and writing my thesis on HSP, I have now embraced this "curse," as I used to see it. I do a lot by my gut and that works very well for me.

Because I am now more in touch with myself and feel what is good for me, I am better able to help others. The position of massage therapist is right up my alley!

Besides work, I love taking vacations by car or train. You can find me regularly at the gym to keep connected to my body. I love Italian and Spanish food. Furthermore, I love to keep developing and continuing my education. This way I stay up to date in the field of massage and more. Furthermore, I love massages in various styles to build in a restful moment in the day.

Why should you choose me?

There are so many massage therapists offering their services that even I myself sometimes don't know where to go.

Are you looking for a massage therapist who has a thorough education and who looks beyond the body? Do you have a complaint or do you come for a nice moment of relaxation? With me you get a massage that is completely adapted to your body. No set or routine or a pre-rehearsed massage. Everything is adapted to your needs and body. Meanwhile, many clients come back to my practice for this form of massage.

Will I see you soon?

My courses

Basis opleiding massage(therapie):

Esoterra: Geaccrediteerd massagetherapeut (09-2020 t/m 12-2022)

Lian Bart: Sportmassage (9-19 t/m 5-2020)

Triggerpoint coach: Lvl 1&2 (3-22 t/m 6-2022)

Medischebassis kennis

Esoterra: Medischebasis kennis Volgens Plato norm 2 (1-21 t/m 12-21)


Nederlof Centrum: Reiki 1 (2020)

Upledger: Workshop Basis Cranio (2020)


Aalo: Diploma Fitness trainer level 1 (6-2019 t/m 10-2019)

Aalo: Certificaat Kettlebell Trainer Level 1 (6-2019)

Start2move: Certificaat  Ademhaling, Sport en Stress (6-2019)

Start2move: Certificaat Coachen en Gedragsverandering (6-2019)

Diverse cursussen

Lian Bart: Certificaat Hot-Stone-Massage (2019)
Lian Bart: Certificaat Borst- en Buikmassage (2019)
Lian Bart: Certificaat Honingbindweefselmassage (2019)
Lian Bart: Certificaat Cupping-Massage (2019)
Mood: Certificaat Lage Rugpijn Massage (2019)
Lian Bart: Certificaat Stoelmassage (2020)
Kops: Certificaat Deep Tissue Massage (2020)
Mood: Certificaat Bamboemassage (2020)
Mood: Certificaat  Massage bij Fibromyalgie (2020)
Esoterra: Aromatherapie (2021)
Esoterra: Handmassage (2022)
Myos: Gespecialiseerde sportmassage bij hardlopers (2022)
Myos: Gespecialiseerde sportmassage bij Wielreners (2022)
Myos: Gespecialiseerde sportmassage bij Voetballers (2022)
Myos: Gespecialiseerde sportmassage bij Tennisers (2022)
Esoterra: zwangerschapsmassage (2023)
Triggerpoint coach: Massage kaak klachten (2023)