Hans has always had a curiosity and passion for the human body and how it functions. This led him to become a physical therapist, EMT and a medical massage therapist. Understanding the complexity of the human body and its energetic and spiritual components, he studied and became a Reiki Master/Teacher and an ordained Universal minister.
Growing up in The Netherlands, Hans’ father was in medical research and became a Family Practitioner here in America. He inspired Hans to graduate with a science and philosophy degree. Hans worked for many years, during his schooling and after, inspiring others in teaching swimming and skiing to the disabled population. He has always loved making a difference and contributing to the human spirit and its potential.
After running a successful healthcare business in Oregon, he moved to Florida where he learned CranioSacral Therapy at the Upledger Institute. This lit up his passion for what was possible in health and healing. He discovered that this was the only therapy that was successful in treating his former wife’s essential tremor.
Hans now has a health care practice in beautiful Sarasota, Florida, called Opt For CranioSacral Therapy. His compassion and his in depth knowledge of the body make him unique in this field. Using a whole body approach to health and healing, he brings specialized methods and modalities into each of his sessions.
Hans has a master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. He studied at the Upledger Institute in Palm Beach, Florida as a CranioSacral Therapist. In addition, he became a Usui Ryoho Reiki Master and Teacher. He continues to expand his knowledge by exploring new discoveries in alternative health and healing through seminars, courses and certifications.
“Having worked together with many clients, I am amazed by the ability of a body to self-correct and re-balance. There are times when this process requires some added encouragement. When support is asked and given, sometimes over time, a new level of function and homeostasis is realized often resulting in an improved Quality of life”
– Hans Hoogeveen