Massage / Yoga / Fitness
The Hague / Amsterdam / Rotterdam
To move means so much more to me than just getting fit.
I started Body Quake because I wanted to better look after myself and those around me while I was recovering from a breakdown. In my work as a holistic practitioner I train my clients in somatic literacy, helping them tune into their bodily sensations and understand the messages behind them. We work together on becoming more aware of when we are stressed out, and find sensible solutions on how to counteract that state. We look for ways in which we can move better and breathe with joy.
Because movement matters. And in my work I want to encourage movement that expresses aliveness and joy. My massages, classes and events are fun, colourful, queer, and flamboyant, all the while providing a fantastic workout. Body Quake is a community hub for self care - a place where you can meet new people, feel like a part of a tribe, and care for your body and mind.
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Adam Nathan Schultz, the owner of Body Quake
LIST OF QUALIFICATIONS:
- VTCT Diploma in Swedish Massage
- ITEC Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
- CThA Diploma in Stretch Massage Therapy
- FHT Diploma in Manual Lymphatic Drainage
- FHT Certificate in Trigger Point Therapy
- Diploma in Indian Head Massage
- Diploma in Prenatal Massage
- 200 Hours Yoga TTC RYC Diploma
- Certified Peer Mentor
I established Body Quake in 2015 when a breakdown forced me into switching careers so that I could take better care of myself. It began as a massage practice in a vibrant area of Brixton in South London. It's the birth place of one of my greatest heros, David Bowie, and it is his lightning bolt that you can see featured as Body Quake's logo.
Setting this company helped me through my personal battles with addiction and allowed me to develop a business model that holds compassion and empathy as its guiding principles. Through Body Quake I teach my clients how to understand the language of their bodies. I believe that only by developing our somatic literacy we have the capacity to unlock our true potential. I learnt through my recovery that we all need to be kinder to ourselves, and I try to pass this teaching on to everyone I work with.
Today, Body Quake offers a variety of massage and yoga services, and holds a portfolio of over 1,000 satisfied clients, both in the UK and in The Netherlands. I now live in The Hague, but work between my home city, Amsterdam and Rotterdam, as well as other Europan cities like London and Berlin.
My love for nature and running turned me into an enthusiast of ultra trails. My biggest running attempt was the 128km Transgrancanaria race in Gran Canaria in 2020, but the proudest moment of my running career was winning the Himalayan Marathon in 2019 that challenged all participants with its high altitude of 4,000m.
I am a member of the advisory board and the organising committee for the European Chemsex Forum. Every Thursday I organise online yoga session for men who struggle with chemsex, and I do these in affiliation with Stichting ReShape/International HIV Partnerships. The classes are also part of the offering of the queer well-being space Berlin Village.
I have trained as a peer mentor at Positive East and I have been volunteering in this capacity for two years at Antidote, which is a harm reduction service within the oldest LGBT charity in the UK, London Friend. I cooperate with Wandsworth Oasis, a London charity that supports people living with HIV. In 2018 we fundraised almost £3,000 through community events and marathon challenges. The most recent project we did together was the 'Keep Moving' challenge in November 2020 which asked all donors to do a small run in commemoration of World AIDS Day. Despite the lockdown we gathered over £1,000 of personal donations from across different parts of Europe.
Community means everything to me, and I wish to continue building my local circles in The Netherlands, while I carry on with the projects across the continent. I am so grateful to have an opportunity to meet so many wonderful people through the work that I do, and I hope I get to meet you too at some point!
Keep your body moving, especially in those challenging times.
See you all soon.
2514 KK Den Haag
KvK nummer - 78485185