About Martijn

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Hi… my name is Martijn and I am the man behind GOIN Massage. Originally Dutch, I left the Netherlands many years ago. Having lived in New Zealand, Romania and Portugal, I am now happy in Frigiliana, Spain. Travelling, experiencing other countries, cultures and people, but also the challenges of living abroad… it has changed my life. That was what I wanted when I left my Dutch home behind. I’ve opened my eyes and heart to the world, and had profound experiences. It all propelled me forward on my continuous journey of growth and consciousness, leading me to where I am now. Keep reading to learn more.

starseed, hsp and empath

I’m a starseed. Finding out has helped me to discover (remember) who I really am. I’ve felt like ‘an alien on earth’ my entire life. It was as if I didn’t belong here. I had a difficult childhood and an awful school time, I didn’t really fit in anywhere, was drawn to other things, never felt at home, and I saw and felt and knew things others couldn’t, etc.

It is my mission on earth to work with fellow starseeds. I started to write my experiences down in a blog… Humalien. I now offer sessions online or in-person in Spain, hoping to make a difference via guidance, sharing, and direct touch.

I’m also an empath, although there is overlap with my starseed and sensitive traits. As an empath, I sometimes pick up on emotions and blockages in my client (physically and mentally). Often, they are not even aware it themselves. It allows me to put myself in someone else’s shoes and to deeply understand or feel things from their perspective.

Apart from being starseed, I’m also a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Especially as a man this was a heavy burden for most of my life. When I was a child, I heard that boys had to be like this or that. So, there was something wrong with me, and I had to change or hide my true self. I heard this throughout my life. Modern spirituality sees a rebirth of all these ideas, though they now use different names.
 
HSP brains work differently (at neurological and physiological level). HSP’s experience and perceive things deeper, longer, more profound and with more ‘connections’ than most others. This goes for our senses, but also awareness of thoughts and intensity of emotions… Everything gets amplified.
 
It took me decades to embrace this innate trait as my gift. Only then could I start using it… like in massage. I intuitively feel where I need to go and what I need to do. Also, I am able to process things at a deeper level than most people. I combine many aspects of my clients’ life with all circumstances, and still have enough mental space to be fully aware of the present moment.

trivial essentials

I like working one-on-one with people. Groups are not my thing, let alone crowds. In a one-on-one contact I can deeply connect with someone, and put my gifts to use. Even if things get emotional during a (massage) session, I can always stay present and be there for them.

I have official certifications from massage courses in Relaxation Massage (advanced level), foot massage, dynamic massage (holistic pulsing), and Full Body Tantra Massage. On this page about sessions you find some of the options I offer, but we can always custom build any session to whatever you need. Just ask me and I’m sure we can find a way.

One of my biggest passions is to cook. I love creating something tasty every day, especially if when cooking for others. It’s my personal therapy moment of the day… like a meditation.

I love going on a hike in nature, away from the busy-ness and noise… connecting with what is real and alive. Here, I can unburden, connect, recharge, and just be…

I’ve visited 39 countries in the world, so far. The only continent I’ve never been to, is South America, but I would like to change that one day. My biggest wish and dream, one I’ve had since I was a child, is to go to Antarctica and meet penguins.

Speaking of which, I easily connect with animals, but cats are my personal favourites. They have a unique and independent character, and we can learn a lot from them. Eckhart Tolle once said: “I have lived with many Zen masters, all of them cats”.

living with abuse

I’ve experienced several toxic and psychologically abusive people in my life. This includes a relationship with a covert narcissist and being scammed by ‘spiritual teachers’. A downside of being an empath, is that we attract wounded souls. This happens especially if we haven’t yet properly healed our own childhood wounds. In general, many empaths feel the need to help and take care of others (people or animals). Some even create their entire identity and happiness on it, and that is exactly what unhealed people can take advantage of.

Most people have no idea of their inner wounds, while others convince themselves they’ve healed. Many people in modern spirituality never healed, but instead hide behind spiritual dogmas. We see this especially in women, but it’s not so easy to recognize this. Society sees narcissists as grandiose and vain men, but that’s just one type and it’s equally prevalent in both sexes. Also, some behaviour is considered normal among spiritual women. In reality, it is unhealthy and damaging for others, as well as for themselves. Many pay that price later…

If you’re recovering from narcissistic abuse, I may be able to help. I’m not a psychologist, but I’ve done a lot of serious psychological and scientific research. This can support your healing process. I can also help connect with what is real and what’s not, also from own experience,. You will get back into your energy and connect with your true Self again. Send me an email.

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