MASSAGES & THERAPIES

We have several massages and therapies during our retreats and generally at Martinheiras for our guests. Please see below for more information. Please book in advance with us to ensure the availability of the therapist.

Massage

SHIATSU WITH ANAIIS:

Shiatsu is a therapeutic massage from Japan : Shi means finger and Atsu means pressure.

 

It is deeply connected to Traditional Chinese Medicine and beneficial to all (including children and pregnant women).

 

Receiving shiatsu provides a great relaxation by restoring the flow of energy in our body. A better flow of energy creates a powerful feeling of relaxation and calmness, and helps to restore our body-mind-soul’s harmony, boost our immune system and help our body to adjust to seasonal changes and life events.

 

Shiatsu helps to relieve common disorders such as :

  • tiredness, stress and anxiety

  • digestive and elimination troubles

  • sleep problems

  • muscles and joints stiffness

  • emotional struggles (anger, sadness, fear, grief, dullness, dispiritedness, heavyheartedness,…)

  • chronic pain and disorders

Shiatsu is a path of self-knowledge, as it brings light to our blind spots and shadows, and regulates our emotions.

 

A session lasts around 1h30 (sharing + massage + integration time)

Shiatsu is given over clothes.

Energy exchange : 50€ For 1.5 hours

RELAXING OIL MASSAGE WITH ANAIIS

This holistic massage is given with conscious movements all over the body with warm oil, to calm down the nervous system and allow deep relaxation. The touch is slow and soft, sometimes deeper and stronger but always focus on the subtle movement of energy allowing the release of emotional blockages. It can include Qi Nei Zang, the traditional chinese medecine belly massage.

 

This massage is given on naked skin with warm oil.

A session lasts around 1.5 hours (sharing + massage + integration time)

Energy exchange : 50€ for 1.5 hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

THAI MASSAGE WITH SELMA

Thai massage uses gentle pressure and stretching techniques to relax the whole body. This is an ancient healing practice that originated in India. It dates back to around 2,500–7,000 years ago. The technique that Thai massage practitioners use is very different from what people in the West may be accustomed to. Unlike Swedish or shiatsu massage techniques, in which a person passively lies on a bed, the client lies on the floor and participates more actively in the massage. 

For a Thai massage, the client usually lies on the floor. A licensed massage therapist will slowly work the client’s body through various stretches. The therapist may use their hands, knees, legs, or feet to help manipulate the person’s body into different positions.

This should not cause pain or discomfort, but a person should alert their massage therapist if they do experience either of these things.

People do not need to prepare for a Thai massage in advance, but they should consider the following advice:

  • Inform the practitioner about any significant medical history, because Thai massage is not safe for some people with certain health conditions.

  • Come to the appointment wearing loose-fitting or athletic clothing. Try to avoid tight clothing because it can cause discomfort and limit the range of motion during the massage.

Thai massage also uses energy work, which involves applying pressure to specific points on the body to open channels that will improve the flow of energy throughout the body.

A session lasts 1-1.5 hours

Energy Exchange 55€ 

THE FOLLOWING MASSAGES & TREATMENTS BY POLA:

Pola has trained and practiced as a holistic bodyworker and energy worker since 2007, and she has worked and taught mainly in Portugal and Germany. Below you will find more details about the massages and treatments she offers:

AYURVEDIC OIL & WELLNESS MASSAGE WITH POLA (ABYANGHA)

Performed on a massage table using warm oil. The massage can be either softer to RELAX, or dynamic with stronger pressure creating heat in the tissue to DETOX, following your physical constitution and your needs. The oil is worked into the skin so that it can be fully absorbed and help the body to heal and balance from inside.

 

Having a hot shower after the massage will help the oils to be more absorbed by the body.

Full Body Oil Massage: 1.5hrs=55€

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTUITIVE MASSAGE & HEALING WITH POLA

These are intuitive treatments that are tailored to your individual needs. I combine holistic bodywork with a mindful and loving touch to achieve balance and flow in the body and to channel hidden emotional messages behind physical issues. I follow my hands and my intuition. Together we can work with these messages during the session, uncovering the truth behind it. If you wish, you can receive energy, affirmations or prayers through me.

Session 1,5-2hrs=55-65€

 

 

THAI YOGA & OSTEOTHAI MASSAGE WITH POLA

 

THAI YOGA MASSAGE, also called Sen Massage, is one of the most beneficial holistic massage therapies. The massage is performed fully clothed on a floor mat with stretches and acupressure on the main energy (sen) lines and points along your whole body, similar to Chinese meridian system. Thai Massage sometimes has a reputation to be too strong and painful, but I personally work gentle and slow to be able to really feel you. The strength of pressure and stretches are aligned with your individual needs and capabilities at the moment of the treatment, and your overall well-being and balance is always the main focus of the massage.
Thai Yoga Massage is generally very beneficial to gain more flexibility and there are numerous techniques to for instance open the hips and shoulder, ease lower back pain and much more.

OSTEO & DYNAMIC THAI MASSAGE - For deep relaxation, joint flexibility and to release blockages, I work with rocking and rhythmic movements, and cranio-sacral techniques. The techniques is based on ancient Thai massage teachings and also used in Osteopathy nowadays.

SIDE POSITION MASSAGE - For pregnant women and people with back problems the Thai Yoga Massage can be performed fully in the side position with lots of support elements to stay really relaxed and pain-free through the whole massage.

Full Body Massage: 90min=55€, 2h=70€
Back-Shoulders-Neck-Head-Face: 30min=25€, 1h=40€
Stomach Chi Massage: 30min=25€ 1h=40€
Foot Reflex: 30min=25€

Please note:
• In prior of any massage your health condition will be discussed with the practicioner to meet your needs at the time of the massage.
• Please wear comfortable clothes that allow free movement and keep you warm. Bring a pair of socks to keep your feet warm.

YIN YANG & CHAKRA BALANCING WITH POLA

Deep Touch Oil massage with lots of long strokes to balance the Yin and Yang energies and the chakra system of the body. Through harmonization of the body, alignment of the energy pathways, and balancing of the Yin and Yang, you will feel wonderfully relaxed and vitalized for a long time afterwards. This massage does not include a Yoni or Lingam massage but to balance the 1st and 2nd chakra, the genitals are naturally involved in the flow of the massage.

Sessions: 90min=80€, 2h=100€
Each session includes a prior talk and integration time afterwards.

 

 

TANTRA MASSAGE WITH POLA– A deep Journey into yourself

 

An authentic tantric massage is a sensual-erotic ritual, and a dance with the sexual energies. Your whole body is massaged with warm oil, and sensually explored with very attentive and loving touch.
Each tantric massage is clearly structured but absolutely genuine, and meditative passages alternate with dynamic sequences. 
A tantric massage can help you release sexual and emotional blockages, your chakras are being balanced, your whole energy field cleansed, and you will experience deep relaxation and a boost of energy.
Tantric massage is deeply rooted in the holistic healing philosophies of Tantra, Taoism, Ayurveda, and Sexual Bodywork, and the genitals are naturally included and extensively spoiled. The genital massages allow us to feel deep pleasure but also give access to healing energetic blockages and trauma. Like our feet, ears, or hands, also our most vulnerable zones, the Lingam and the Yoni, have reflexology points that affect corresponding organs and can release stored energy through their stimulation.
A genital massage – in Tantra called Lingam massage for men and Yoni massage for women – is a very pleasurable and healing massage in which orgasm is joyfully welcomed rather than expected: Tantra focuses on the unblocking of energy flow in the body and prolonging an orgasm in order to prolong the feelings of incredible ecstasy. Yoni and Lingam massage worship the power and beauty of women and men as energetic beings, our sexuality and our sensuality.

Sessions: 2h=100€, 2.5h 125€, 3h=150€
Each session includes a prior talk and integration time afterwards.

 

 

 

BIODYNAMIC CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY WITH EVI

Évi has been working with different massage therapies since 2003 and enjoys the subtle connection that can happen between two people through the physical touch. she believes that our body is a vehicle that allows us to recognise who we are and as such deserves good care. 

 

This very subtle technique is based on the latest scientific researches that show the importance of the fascias and the different body rhythms in our general health condition. The gentle touches allow the body systems to get back to their harmonious rhythms and our inner healing potential to flush away the energetically blockages which might create tension in the muscles or dysfunction in the different organs.

The aim of the treatment is not to interfere with this natural and organic healing process but facilitate it to happen.

The treatment brings the body into a very deep state of complete relaxation and surrender where this healing naturally takes place simply by the inherent wisdom of the human body.

 

Craniosacral therapy is good for releasing:

- muscle pain and tension

- stress and anxiety

- sleeping disorder

- headaches 

- exhaustion, chronic fatigue

- and by making sure the proper flow of body fluids strengthens the immune system and promotes general well-being

 

The treatment happens on a massage table. Come in comfortable clothes.

The session lasts 1 hour

Energy exchange: 45 euro

 

YUMEIHO MASSAGE WITH EVI

This Japanese technique is a holistic full body treatment with deep tissue massage along energetic lines (meridians) of the body.

It is based on the principles of Chinese and Japanese natural medicine and uses elements of massage, manual therapy and acupressure.

It helps to release pain and tension from the muscles, enhance circulation, metabolism and helps to adjust the proper flow of energy in the body.

 

It can be useful in case of:

- muscle pain

- back problems due to too much physical effort or sitting lifestyle

- headaches

- muscle weakness

- pain in the neck and shoulders

- stress related physical symptoms

 

The treatment happens on the floor, over clothes.

The session lasts between 70-90 min, depending on the actual state and needs of the body.

Energy exchange: 55 euro

 

 

GENERAL MASSAGE WITH VANIA:

Vania gives a very nice gentle massage and uses a medium to gentle pressure to relax your body. She works evenly throughout the entire body leaving you rejuvenated and relaxed. Warm oil is used in this massage.

A session lasts 1-1.5 hours

Energy Exchange 40€ 

AYURVEDIC MASSAGE WITH TANIA FAISCA

Ayurvedic massage is a healing massage originated in India more than 5000 years ago. Ayur means life and vedic refers to the old knowledge knowned as the Vedas.This is a deep relaxing oil massage, with a lot of sweeping and circular movement's, adapted to the specific needs of each body, which might include pressure points (known as marma points) or stretching movement's.

 

Benefits:

Detoxifies

Improves blood and lymphatic circulation

Strengths the immune system and prevents diseases

Rejuvenates - nurturing and oxygenating the body cells

Realigns bone as muscular structure

Improves self-awareness

Removes physical and emotional blockages

 

Note: please inform of any health issues previous to any massage

 

Energy Exchange: 50€/90 mins + integration time

SINGING BOWLS MASSAGE WITH TANIA FAISCA

 

Singing bowls are a musical instrument originated in the Himalayas, with a deep healing vibration, that reaches all levels of our existence.

In this massage singing bowls are placed in different specific points of the physical body, and it's strongly felt vibration smoothly removes tension and blockages, while inducing very deep and enduring states of relaxation.

It's a specially good massage for persons with a very active mind, and a lot mental stress.

Notes: 

Please inform of any health issues previous to any massage. This massage doesn't require the removal of clothes

 

The healing vibrations of singing bowls stay in the body after the massage, and might bring you visionary dreams at night, or an increased sensibility during the day.

 

 

Benefits:

Alignment of the energy centres (chakras)

Improves the ability to reach deep states of relaxation

Reduces anxiety, physical and emotional stress

Energises the body

Removes blockages and physical pain

Improves creativity, ability to concentrate and self-esteem

Brings a deep sensation of well being

 

Energy Exchange: 50€/60 mins + integration time

 

 

AYURVEDIC MASSAGE WITH SINGING BOWLS WITH TANIA FAISCA

In this session we unite the benefits of the singing bowls massage to the benefits of the Ayurvedic touch. 

We start by using the singing bowls to relax deeply, opening the body and mind for a full absorption of the Ayurvedic massage.

 


Note: please inform of any health issues previous to any massage

 

Energy Exchange:

55€/90 mins + integration time

60€/120mins + integration time

REIKI WITH AMARI

Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a "universal energy" is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage emotional or physical healing.

A session lasts about 40 mins

Energy Exchange 30€ 

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