Soothing anti-stress massage with highly aromatic plant oils.
Massage has both physical and mental benefits. It encourages the release of tension in the body’s muscles and joints, but it is also positively energizing once the tension has been successfully dealt with. Skilful manipulation of the muscles assist the circulation of the blood and lymphatic fluid, stimulates the organs of digestion and improves the performance of the lungs and skin.
The use of essential oils enhances the effects of massage and is particularly effective in releasing emotional tension. Psychological studies have shown that scent is capable of adjusting a person’s mood. It is this quality that intensifies the effects of massage and has a deeply relaxing and soothing impact on the person that receives it. It increases awareness of the body, raises the levels of energy and leads to an enhanced feeling of well-being.
Massage for Pregnancy
Pregnancy is the most beautiful adventure in a woman’s life, but it can also be very taxing on a psychological and physical level. The excitement is accompanied by apprehension about the outcome: the baby’s health, the possible pain and danger of childbirth, the unknown future. It is a time, therefore, when sensitive emotional support is as important as proper physical care. Preparing for childbirth also means learning how to relax and to look after oneself well. Massage during every stage of pregnancy helps to condition both the body and the emotions of the mother and her unborn baby. It is soft and reassuring. It provides a pregnant woman with a time of quietude and enables her to establish an early, reassuring contact with her unborn baby.
Cost: 40€/30 minutes, 65€/60 minutes
Hot Stone Massage
A hot stone massage uses heated basalt stones of various sizes, shapes and weights to deliver effective tissue and muscle massage at a pressure level comfortable to the client. The heat from the stones relaxes muscles and increases the blood flow to the area being worked on which accelerates the healing process. The increase in circulation and the relaxation of the muscles also aids in mental relaxation.
Cost: 80 €/1h30
The ancient Japanese healing art of Shiatsu, which means ‘finger pressure’, emanates from the same oriental tradition as acupuncture and acupressure. Instead of needles, however, the hands, thumbs, fingers elbows, knees and even feet are used to massage and stimulate the meridians or energy pathways which flow through the body like a system of rivers and canals, thereby harmonizing the body’s vital energy known as Ki in Japanese or Qi in Chinese.
When the smooth flow of energy is disturbed, blockages or weakness may be caused leading in turn to physical symptoms and/or psychological disturbances. Shiatsu uses physical pressure and meridian stretches to unblock the dams, which show up as tight muscles and areas of stiffness, and to revitalize the empty areas, which may feel cold, weak or just needing to be held.
Shiatsu has a deeply relaxing effect on the body and, being a holistic therapy, promotes emotional, psychological and spiritual harmony.
Which conditions are particularly suitable for Shiatsu treatment?
- Headaches and migraines
- Acute and chronic back pain (especially if of muscular origin)
- Muscular stiffness and injuries
- Some forms of arthritis and rheumatic complaints
- Anxiety, tension, depression and emotional instability
Cost: 60 €/hour