Spa Therapies and Treatments
Bodywork / Massage
Esalen Style Bodywork
Esalen is the ultimate stress buster! The massage starts with the head and face, which releases key points where stress is stored. The body is then prepared to receive luxurious and soothing strokes. Esalen Massage works with gentle rocking of the body, passive joint exercises and deep structural work on the muscles and joints, together with energetic balancing of the body.
Alchemy of Touch
This is a unique, divine treatment performed on a table with Indian oils. It helps your body to deeply relax by soothing and releasing any physical and emotional disturbances. The session includes a number of massage techniques: Deep Tissue in Motion Rebalancing, Joint Mobilization Technique Assisted Yoga Stretches, Holistic Massage, Energy Work, and Fluid Touch.
This style uses rhythmic spinal movements to open the muscles in the most effective way, providing space for the nerves and helping the body to restore its natural flexibility, from where it can heal and rejuvenate itself. These wave-like movements allow energy to vibrate through the body, improving fluidity and oxygen flow.
(60 / 90 mins)
Swedish massage is more commonly known as "traditional" massage. In the 1820s, a Swedish doctor, Dr. Per Henrik Ling, developed the first modern method of massage through his study of physiology, gymnastics, and massage techniques borrowed from China, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. The techniques that are used in Swedish massage include long, gliding strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, and shaking motions; all applied in the direction of blood returning to the heart.
It is effective for most ailments, because massaging the skin, (the body's largest organ) sets up a chain reaction that produces a positive effect on all layers and systems of the body. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing levels of oxygen, decreasing muscle toxins, and improving circulation and flexibility whilst easing tension. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands and circulation, and promotes health and wellbeing.
(60 / 90 mins)
The body’s internal organs are often overlooked and go untouched in our day to day lives and in treatments, yet in many ancient (and now modern) therapies, they are viewed as more than just functional components of the body. Holding tension and emotions, the organs are an essential part of the holistic functioning of any organism.
A deeper understanding of the gut in particular and its mass of neural tissue, (filled with important neurotransmitters), reveals that it does much more than merely handle digestion or inflict the occasional nervous sensation. The little brain in our innards, in connection with the big one in our skulls, partly determines our mental state and plays key roles in certain diseases throughout the body.
Based on Traditional Thai Massage and Chinese Chi Nei Tsang, this treatment will address the 5 elements of the visceral body in the thorax and abdomen and release the tension and pressure of the surrounding muscles and ligaments.
(60 / 90 mins)
Deep tissue massage helps to ease tense and stiff muscles and help regain muscle flexibility. This treatment helps to release any knots in muscles throughout the entire body. An all-encompassing, circulatory oil massage that relieves specific areas of stress and tension. Furthermore slow, yet deep pressure is applied to tight areas and knots in the muscles to release crystallized lactic acid held within these areas.
The treatment is very beneficial in cases of arthritis, lower back pain and sciatica. In addition, it is a wonderful treatment for anyone who prefers a stronger massage.
(90 / 120 mins)
Based around the Chinese Meridian System, this is an in-depth healing art which shows us how we can use Ki (life-force) to keep our bodies and minds in a state of equilibrium. Shiatsu is more than a simple massage. It is a therapy that rebalances the physical, emotional and energetic bodies. It works through acupressure on specific points along the body and the energetic meridians.
This pressure can be applied with fingers, hands, forearms, elbows or feet. Stretches can also be used whilst applying pressure to specific points, establishing the natural and healthy functions of the person.
All these techniques are used to re-establish the energetic level of the body, regulate and strengthen the functioning of vital organs, and to remove tensions and blockages. It also helps to treat all the osteo articular, muscular, lymphatic, glandular and circulatory systems. Shiatsu is great way to relax, relieve tension, treat back pain, headaches, lower back and cervical pain, fatigue, depression and emotional problems.
(90 / 120 mins)
Creating a Sacred space through the invocation of healing energies and active listening, where many therapies merge into an essence of Mindful touch, offering an experience like no other. A fusion of different therapies that work at the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical level with the aim of treating the body as well as changing negative concepts and belief systems, creating openings for emotional release.
The process can merge different Bodywork Techniques such as Shiatsu, Ayurvedic massage, Swedish, Deep tissue, Zen Thai massage, Reflexology, Trigger point Therapy & energetic healing work as Reiki, Shamanic Healing and Light language. All these are integrated through the lens of Shamanic processing.
Thai Yoga Massage
(90 / 120 mins)
Thai Yoga Massage is an interactive manipulation of the body using passive stretching and gentle pressure along energy lines to release blockages, offering an ultimate relaxation. This treatment starts with a consultation for the therapist to understand about any imbalances that may cause you discomfort. This ancient form of massage dates back to the time of Buddha and is a cross between shiatsu, acupressure, and yoga.
The massage is performed on a comfortable mat and the client wears loose clothing. The practitioner applies pressure along meridian lines with their thumbs, hands, elbows and feet to stimulate the movement of energy in the body. During the treatment, the therapist may move and stretch the client into yoga-like poses to free muscular and joint tension.
Thai massage improves flexibility in muscles and joints, reduces tension, stimulates internal organs, and balances the body's energy system.
Rebirthing (Gates Method)
This treatment is a unique energy work to help you go deeper into working with your emotions. The “gates” are a series of acupressure points, which correspond to the key emotional holding areas. When used by a skilled therapist in conjunction with Rebirthing (which charges the body with surplus oxygen), these gates act to stimulate integration of old, withheld patterns and emotions.
Integration into bliss is the final result, when previously resisted feelings are brought into conscious awareness. An internal shift can occur that will help you make a significant move towards integration of the emotional body. Ideally, five sessions are recommended.
Cranio Sacral Therapy (CST)
(60 / 90 mins)
The Cranio Sacral System is a physiological system that exists in humans and all animals possessing a brain and spinal cord. Within the Cranio Sacral System is the cerebrospinal fluid that moves in a slight, but perceptible, tide-like manner. By using a gentle, light touch, this fluid becomes more rhythmic and balanced, and the central nervous system is restored.
This system's formation begins in the womb and its function continues until death. The system includes the bones of your skull, face and mouth, (which make up the “cranium”) and extends down the spine to the sacrum.
An imbalance in the Cranio Sacral System can adversely affect the development and function of the brain and spinal cord, which can result in sensory, motor and intellectual dysfunction. By complementing the body’s natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
Cranial Sacral Therapy is helpful to those with nervous disorders, motor-coordination impairments, attention deficit disorders, insomnia, chronic neck and back pain and other problems.
Stress Pattern Release
(60 / 90 mins)
Stress Pattern Release could offer you ways to rebuild your emotional, mental and physical health.
Discover and release the habitual patterns that do not serve you any longer through various techniques like; tremor releasing, touch, energetic rebalancing, constellation work, kinesiological muscle testing and belief repatterning.
Recommended if you have been dealing with:
- occasional or regular bouts of anxiety, worry or gloom
- encounter periods of high stress
- intense sadness or emptiness / loneliness
- (chronic) physco-somatic aches and pains
- feelings of tiredness, burn out
- difficult work-, family- or other interpersonal relationship issues
(60 / 90 mins)
A meditative practice that reduces stress and relaxes the body and mind deeply. It was rediscovered by Japanese Buddhist and Christian scholar of theology, Mikao Usui, around 1921. Reiki is the combining of universal energy with individual energy to open pathways of healing.
Reiki treatments work by dissolving or eliminating toxic energy and substances from many levels of one’s being, whether it is physical, emotional, or mental. This works to strengthen the harmonic flow of energy within the body.
This energy healing method involves placing the hands on or just above the client’s body in order to align chakras and bring healing energy to organs.
The practitioner, trained to access and serve as a channel for the life energy, uses a passive touch that some clients experience as warmth or tingling. The hands remain in position for three to five minutes, alternately covering ten to twelve positions over the body.
With a single treatment you can experience a deep relaxation and well-being in both body and mind. For releasing deeper issues or tensions, a ”Healing Detox” program with daily sessions for four days or more is recommended. It can have a therapeutic focus and may include crystal healing.