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.
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
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€