Dirk Kuyt has admitted to using a touch therapist before every game to ensure he is at peak performance. The Liverpool hitman has a faith healer, Henk de Gier, from Holland fly to England, and has a session with the 28-year-old before every match.
Kuyt told the Sunday Mirror, "Before every home game I have a natural healer called Henk de Gier fly in from Holland. He does a session with me and makes sure I go on the pitch in top condition.
"And Henk is not the only one who helps me. For quite a few years I have been using a haptonomist (a touch therapist). I like to invest in my fitness and well being.
"I played more than 60 matches last season.
"The reason I was able to do that is because I let these healers fly in.
"It started after I had a bad spell at Liverpool in 2008. I even lost my place in the Dutch national team.
"Ever since Henk has treated me, I have been running like a steam train.
"Henk has a special treatment for me. He calls it 'the shaker'. He gets rid of all my physical problems and he loosens my body.
"He takes away not only injuries, but also stress and headache. He has helped me enormously."