Holistic Massage Therapy in Portimao in The Algarve
Massage from the French word 'Masser' (to rub) dates all the way back to ancient China, approximately 3,000 years. It is a physical manipulation of the human body's softer tissues, i.e. muscles, tendons and ligaments. The massage therapist uses their hands to rehabilitate, stimulate and promote general relaxation of the whole body.
The benefits of massage are endless but after a massage treatment most clients report back to us that they: slept better, are more relaxed but at the same time have increased energy. Other benefits are: an improvement in skin tone and colour as a result of dead skin cells being removed (desquamation), a boost to the body's immune system, a decrease in stress and a more positive body image.
We offer a series of holistic treatments that includes a full body 'swedish style' massage. For us the term 'holistic' (from the Greek word for whole or complete) in the context of body and mind treatments means we need to pay attention to a number of factors that have impacted on a client's present experience. These factors could be from their past, or or an incident that has happened recently. For example, physical and emotional symptoms are two factors we pay attention to as well as the spiritual and mental well being of clients. Other factors to consider are a client's life decisions, personal issues, social and work circumstances/environments. All of these can have a significant impact on the physical body and affect homeostasis, i.e. our body's internal mechanism for ensuring our metabolism is stable and that it continues to keep us in balance and harmony.
Modern massage originates from Sweden and was developed by Per Henrik Ling. He studied the ancient techniques and developed them into a system of movments and strokes that we still use today.
How long is a treatment?
It can vary between 60-120 minutes. A full 120 minutes will include more repeated movements, as outlined above, and therefore may aid in a speedier recovery.
Call +351 910 636 518 or +351 910 665 601
You can book a 60 min, 90 min or 120 min treatment. 60 min is 55.00euro, 90 min is 75.00 euro and 120 min is 95.00 euro. .