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Doing nothing never felt so good...

Doing nothing never felt so good...

At The Rub we like to take good care of our bodies. We see massages as body maintenance. Just like a car that needs a fix-up, we also need to refresh the oil every now and then. Studies have shown a great benefits for those who regularly have a massage. We’ll help you conquer the side effects of life.

Go, go, go!” has become our mantra. A little me-time is something most of us don’t have time to think about. Unfortunately this regularly results in health issues such as stress, tiredness and/or physical complaints. Studies have shown 80% of these issues are a result of blocked emotions. But don’t worry, we’re here for you! The Rub raises awareness and will give you insights. We will help you balance a healthy relationship between mind, body and soul.


Our massages are all custom, based on your wishes. We spent a lot of time carefully developing the starting point and our signature treatment ‘The Rub Massage’. From here, just tell us what you need!

Of course we also offer classics such as Mommy Rub (pregnancy) and Rock ‘n Rub(hot stone).

We don’t give erotic massages, there are other places that do!


Mommy Rub
Signature Rub
Deep Rub
Rock ’n Rub
Anti Migraine
Jetlag Rub
Rub ’n Run


30minutes: €40
45minutes: €55
60minutes: €65
75minutes: €75
90minutes: €90

Mommy Rub

This is a treatment of subtle strokes and light massaging movements leaving you relaxed which will leave you with less physical issues. Blood circulation is stimulated increasing the body’s intake of oxygen and nutrition for both mother and baby. Regular treatment will reduce cramp in the calves and legs.

Signature Rub

This tailor made massage is created to cater your personal physical needs. Different techniques will be used to create the best result for you.

Deep Rub

A deep tissue massage treats the deeper layers of muscle and tissue. The deep tissue treatment is similar to a regular treatment, however, the movements are slower and more focussed on specific pain and tension areas. This treatment will be beneficial if you suffer from chronical tension and tight muscles such as the neck, lower back and shoulder region.

Rock 'n Rub

Using heat and movement enables the masseuse to reach deeper into the muscle tissue which makes the treatment more effective. A hot stone massage aides the healing process of the body, it promotes detoxing the body, stimulation the organs and creating an overall balance.

Anti Migraine

A treatment aimed to loosen up tense muscles in your neck, back and/or shoulders in order for you to relax: the two essential aspects to fight migraines. This is followed by a head massage.

Jetlag Rub

Nothing beats a professional treatment after a long flight. By stimulating the blood circulation you will feel fatigue leaving your body being replaced by new energy.

Rub 'n Run

A pampering moment for your feet, including a foot scrub and a relaxing foot massage.

Book your Yoga Class

Vinyasa yoga by Hailey

Vinyasa yoga means breath-synchronized flowing movement. You basically flow through positions incorporating the movements along with your breath. The idea is to warm your body up through a series of Sun Salutations and then hold the postures that follow for the duration of the class for 5 deep breaths and then transition directly into the following posture. This helps build focus, concentration, physical endurance and stamina. The end result is a relaxed body and a more quiet mind.


Pilates by Hailey

Pilates is a luscious, well-grounded and globally proven training method in which balance, muscle control and posture are central. Your back and abdominal muscles are structurally reinforced to work in harmony resulting in significant  improvements to your core stability. This class is ideal for beginners and by doing it more often you will really feel the progress, also in daily life.

Yoga Prices

Cost per lesson:       € 13,-
Cost per 10 lessons: € 120,-
(valid for 3 months)
For private lessons email: info@therub.nl
Hatha yoga – 75 min.
Vinyasa yoga – 75 min.
Pilates – 60 min.
Pregnancy Yoga – 60 min.

Prenatal Yoga by Irma

Prepare for labor and motherhood with Prenatal Yoga classes.

Prenatal Yoga classes are appropriate for beginner through advanced practitioners. This class will provide guidance in breathing, meditation, stretching and strength- ening techniques to allow for an easier transition into motherhood. Postures and sequences are de- signed specifically for the needs of pregnant women.

Yin Yoga by Nienke

Yin Yoga is a quiet and simple practice, but not necessarily an easy practice.

It targets our deepest tissues of the body, our connective tissues — ligaments, joints, bones, and the deep fascia networks of the body — rather than the muscles. Energetically, yin yoga improves the energy flow, enhancing the flow of chi in the organs. To be healthy, we need healthy organs as well as healthy muscles.

Hatha Yoga by Tessa

Most forms of yoga in the West can be classified as Hatha Yoga.

Hatha simply refers to the practice of physical yoga postures, meaning your Ashtanga, vinyasa, Iyengar and Power Yoga classes are all Hatha Yoga. The word “hatha” can be translated two ways: as “willful” or “forceful” or the yoga of activity, and as “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha), the yoga of balance. Hatha practices are designed to prepare body and mind for meditation.


I’m Jade (30), founder of The Rub! For the past 6 years I’ve happily been working in the massage-industry. After my study to become a massage therapist I worked at serveral major massage studio’s in Amsterdam, including Dokter Feelgood, Het Conservatorium Hotel and SOAP treatment store. Over time I gained experience and learned a lot about modern massage techniques.

Skills I could implement in giving treatments at my very first – co-owned – studio. Massage Boutique was a raging success and it empowered me to take the next big step: start a very own studio!


Hello! My name is Maria Torres, born and raised in Colombia then moved to United States where I learn massage and therapeutic work in 2001. In my search for growth, I traveled overseas to discover new landscapes and cultures… Living in Amsterdam now, enjoying this beautiful city and carrying on my passion and practice through the healing power of touch!
My area of expertise is Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Stretching and Trigger Points, the ideal combination for deep tissue therapeutic treatments.  I am also trained in Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology, relaxation techniques and Reiki (energy work).
For several years I practiced Taiko -traditional Japanese drumming, a martial art as well as a powerful instrument which philosophy taught me discipline, strength and confidence in life and everything I do.

Helping others has always brought big fulfillment to my life, and massage has been and continues to be the greatest instrument to my purpose.  It’s greatly satisfying to assist in relaxation or pain relief.  I look forward to working with you!


Hi! I am Alicia. I grew up in Philadelphia, PA, in the United States. I am a massage therapist and bodyworker whose style blends my experience in Myofascial Release, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Deep tissue, Pre and Post Natal massage, and Swedish massage with my focus on Thai Yoga Bodywork. I have owned and operated my own practice in the U.S. since 2008. Drawing from many styles of massage and years of experience, I strive to accommodate each person’s needs. Whether the receiver is looking for serene relaxation, improved flexibility, or deep structural work, my diverse educational background allows me to customize treatments for optimal effectiveness. I consider bodywork to be a necessary a practice in preventing stress and illness in a person’s life. I believe that the goal of wellness is attainable, and that receiving regular massage and bodywork allows individuals to heal harmoniously.


Hi I am Irma Blackmore (49) and I practice relaxation massages and I teach pregnancy- and hatha yoga because I believe in the benefits of both. Massage and yoga are extremely suitable to reduce stress levels in the body and the mind. Furthermore they enhance and stimulate the total feeling of wellbeing. People feel more energetic after a massage or yoga lesson.

In a world where we are more and more in our minds, hurried, on the go, making to-do lists, wanting more, better, faster… We often tend to forget to really feel our bodies and being in the present moment. For Nienke, yoga is a way of ‘coming home to herself’. Yoga brings her out of her mind and into her body. And that is what she wishes for everybody.

Nienke’s way of teaching focuses on letting go, creating more awareness and deeply relax. This seems to be very easy but can be quite challenging for the most of us. She integrates yoga with mindfulness. With her calm appearance and pleasant voice, Nienke guides you through a safe yoga practice. She offers modifications and variations throughout her classes so these are accessible for everyone.

Want to release tension? Experience less stress? Getting a more flexible body (and mind)? You are more than welcome to enjoy one of Nienke’s Yin Yoga classes @THE RUB.

Nienke is a certified Yin Yoga teacher (200 hrs, De Nieuwe Yogaschool) and coach.

Hi! My name is Tessa (30) and I’m a yoga teacher! 10 years ago I started my personal yoga practice in Amsterdam by trying out different yoga schools to find out what form I liked the most and which style fits me the best. Over the years I’ve developed my own expertise by practicing yoga weekly.

In 2015 I decided to take it to a next level and started a Raja yoga course to be able to teach others what I love doing so much. I finished my first year Raja yoga and started teaching indoor and outdoor yoga by the name “Yoga by Tes”. The yoga style I’m using in my class is Hatha yoga: a form of yoga that exists mostly of asana’s – yoga poses and pranayama – breathing exercises to strengthen the body and to calm the mind. The poses follow each other in a slow tempo to be able to pay attention to the right alignment of your body in each pose.

In september 2016 I will be starting a Yin yoga course to extend my expertise.

I’m sure you’ve noticed daily pace has been taken up a notch – or two – over the past years. We’re busy all day trying to live up to society’s crazy standards. This is why healthy issues increased nation wide. Start listing to your body and relax a little.
Massages can help you gain focus or relax, in contrary. Physically, massages stimulate blood circulation, reduce muscle tension and calms the nerve system. On the other hand, massages are also very beneficial for the mind.
Anyone can have a massage, fit or unfit. However, if you’re dealing with serious injuries it’s always best to contact the doctor at first.
So, relax and give your body a break. Listen to your body and discover what a massage can do for you!

Baby Rub

Babies are very sensitive to touch, loving attention and rest. During the massage these aspects are fully interwoven.
You will learn how to massage according to the so-called Shantalababymassage, a centuries-old, simple method which is easily applicable. Through the direct physical contact you will understand your baby’s body language better.
You can ease:
It may help your baby to sleep deeper or longer and find rest. But most of all babymassage is for both you and your baby relaxing, it will give trust and strengthen your mutual bond. 


The course consists of one meeting of 1 1/4 hour, oil and booklet included with a maximum of four babies and their mothers.
Of course you can feed or change your baby’s nappy during the course.

When – Sunday March 5th
Where – @The Rub
Time – 1:30 PM until +/- 3 PM
Cost – €50,- incl. tea, snack, syllabus
Age – 2 – 6 months
Teacher – Irma
Reserve – info@therub.nl


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1079 LD Amsterdam

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