About Martijn

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Hi… my name is Martijn and I am the man behind GOIN Massage. Although I am Dutch, I left the Netherlands many years ago and have lived in New Zealand, Romania, Portugal, and since October 2023 in Frigiliana in southern Spain. The travelling, experiencing other countries and cultures, meeting different people, going through the challenges of living abroad… it has changed my life. That was exactly what I wanted when I left Netherlands so many years ago. I’ve opened my eyes and heart to the world, and had some profound experiences. It also propelled me further on my ongoing spiritual journey of awakening, leading me to where I am now. Keep reading to learn more about Martijn.

starseed, hsp and empath

I am a starseed… Andromedan, to be precise. When I found out, things finally started to fall in place. I’ve always felt like ‘an alien on earth’, but now it actually made sense. The difficult childhood and awful school time, not fitting in anywhere, drawn to things others weren’t, never feeling at home, seeing or feeling or knowing things others couldn’t, etc.

It has also become clear, that it is my mission on earth to work with fellow starseeds. I started to write about my experiences (as Humalien), so I could share them with others. I also want to organize special holidays and retreats (not just for starseeds). And I want to make a difference for starseeds with this work… via guidance, by sharing, and through direct touch.

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

Apart from being a starseed, I am also a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Being a highly sensitive man was a burden for most of my life, especially during my childhood, because society said men have to be like this or that, and not be sensitive. These ideas are experiencing now a rebirth in modern spiritualism… although they call it different names.
HSP brains work differently (down to a neurological and physiological level). HSP’s experience and perceive things deeper, longer, more profound, intenser, and with more ‘connections’ than most others. This goes for stimuli from our senses, but also thoughts, awareness of emotions… and intimate experiences.
It took me decades to finally embrace this innate trait as my gift. Only then could I start using it… like I now do 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 unique and much deeper level than most people. This way, I combine many aspects of my clients’ life and circumstances, and still have enough mental space to be fully aware of the present moment. After all: “It is all connected”… and that is not just a metaphor.

trivial essentials

I like working one-on-one with people. Groups are not my thing, let alone crowds, because they easily overwhelm me. One-on-one I can deeply connect with someone… and thus put my gifts to use. Whatever happens then in that connection, it can never overwhelm me. So, no worries… even if things get rough or emotional, I am always there for you.

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 custom build whatever you need. Just ask me and I’m sure we can find a way.

One of my biggest passions is to cook. I just love creating tastiness every day, especially if I can cook for others. It’s my personal therapy moment of the day… almost like a meditation.

Apart from massage trainings, I’ve also followed courses in the field of guidance/coaching, working on qualities like leadership, teaching/training, and professional communication.

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, 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. A deeper wish and dream, however, one that I had since I was a child, is to go to Antarctica and meet penguins.

Speaking of penguins, I easily connect with any animal, but cats are my personal favourite. 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”.

Narcissistic abuse

And finally a personal share… I have freed myself from a toxic and psychologically abusive relationship with a covert narcissist (she is also a spiritual narcissist). One of the downsides of being an empath, is that we attract wounded people into our lives, especially when we still haven’t properly healed our own childhood wounds. Empaths will feel the need to help others and take care of them. In fact, many empaths tend to base their whole identity on the helping of others (or animals), often so they don’t have to face their own issues. 

Some people have no idea they are wounded. Others convince themselves (and the world around them), that they’ve healed. Many people in the modern spiritual world never truly heal, but instead hide behind spiritual dogmas. Society thinks of narcissists as grandiose, aggressive, vain men, but that is only one type of narcissism. Also, it’s not just a male issue, as narcissism is equally prevalent in both sexes. However, it is more difficult to recognize covert narcissism in women. Much of the behaviour is considered acceptable, even normal for (spiritual) women. Nowadays, this may also include sexual manipulation and infidelity.

If you find yourself in a toxic relationship with a possible narcissist, or if you are recovering still from such a relationship, I might be able to help and guide you. Even though I’m not a professional psychologist, I have done a lot of serious psychological and scientific research. Also, I have my own experiences on the receiving end. I can help connect with what is real and what is not, by untangling the lies, your own beliefs and other imprints, from the truth. You can get back into your energy to connect with your true Self again. Send me an email.

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