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You have probably clicked on this page because you are wondering who I am, and how I know so much about face massage and living a healthy & anti-aging lifestyle. Well, let me introduce myself!
My name is Tatiana van den Broek and I was born and raised in Omsk, a city in the middle of Siberia, Russia. When I was 17 years old, a modeling agent scouted me, and within two weeks I was already traveling to my first modeling job in Tokyo, Japan. It was incredibly exciting, scary, and super stressful, all at the same time, because I didn’t speak English or Japanese. But I loved it, and it became the start of a 10-year modeling career. Soon after my first modeling job, I began to travel all over the world, and I did runway shows for the biggest fashion brands, photoshoots for magazines and commercial campaigns in Milan, Paris, London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, and Bangkok. I ended up living and working in New York, where I met my husband, Dennis, in 2014. In April 2020, we moved to the Netherlands where I have since started Van Den Broek Life.
As a model your skin gets really abused by all the heavy make-up that is used for shows and photo shoots. The constant travel on planes, the time differences, long working days, and unhealthy eating, are also really bad for your skin. So, I was naturally concerned about my skin, and how to best take care of it. I remember well that my skin was sometimes as dry as sandpaper, dull and gray, with dark puffy bags under my eyes from lack of sleep.
My first experience with face massage was when during one of my photo shoots I was given a lymphatic drainage massage, and I was just “wow, what is this?”. Because I worked a lot in Asia, I first started learning about all the traditional Asian face massage techniques, such as Asahi. These techniques have been around for hundreds of years, and many books have been written about them. So, I started to read them, follow courses, and of course practice a lot on myself. These face massage techniques have really helped me to take care of my skin.
Around 2012, I realized that I couldn’t find the right skin care products for myself, and I therefore began to experiment with making my own organic creams. So, while I was already learning more about face massage, I now started to see how the right skin care products, together with face massage, and a healthy lifestyle all work in harmony to create a healthier and younger looking face. This was the start of our philosophy for Van Den Broek Life.
But then I also realized that something was still missing. And that something would really connect all the dots in our Anti-Aging & Healthy Lifestyle Approach. That something was, Self-Love and Positive Thinking.
During my modeling career I have suffered many verbal abuses from photographers, agents, clients, etc. Both men and women! There was always someone who didn’t like the way I looked: you’re too thick, too thin, wrong hair, wrong face, wrong body. And they made no secret about it. You would be in a casting and with dozens of people around you would be completely criticized and emotionally destroyed. For a young girl that was really difficult, and it left me with some self-love issues.
It was only when I grew older that I learned to ignore what other people think about what you should look like. And I started to become more at peace with myself. I don’t care what I am not, I don’t care what I have not, I don’t care what people think of my face, my hair, my body.
For anyone who is looking for a way to live a healthy & anti-aging lifestyle, the first step should be to love yourself, and to promise yourself that everything you do, you do for yourself. Accept who you are, accept your genes, and what your body looks like now. This is who you are today. All you have to do, is to try and become the best possible version of yourself, a healthy best possible version.
And with all the elements put together, we have created Van Den Broek Life. Our approach is to help motivate everyone who wants to start a healthy & anti-aging lifestyle. All information about face massage is for free, including dozens of face massage videos and fully guided courses.
Starting 2021, we sell our own line of organic active anti-aging skin care products and they are the perfect complement to our free face massage therapies.
Our goal is to make your anti-aging lifestyle a positive and easy one, and Van Den Broek Life will help you along the way!
Love yourself, for yourself!
Start today with a healthy & anti-aging lifestyle.