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THE MASSAGES AND TREATMENTS OFFERED IN OUR CENTERS

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Massage is a treatment widespread since the most remote antiquity among the populations of every corner of the planet.
This word comes from the Greek massein, which means "modeling / kneading", or from the Arabic mass / mash, that is "rubbing", and refers to the typical gestures that the therapist perform with his hands on the body.
Massage therapy can be practiced both in rehabilitative contexts (such as physiotherapy), and within the area of holistic medicine or beauty treatments.

Origins of Massage
The origins of this practice are very ancient and the first written statements regarding massages were found in the Chinese text called Kong Fou, dated 2.698 BC, which lists different types of massage and a series of physical exercises designed to restore the perfect psychophysical balance.
Another historical documentation comes from India, the birthplace of Yoga: in the sacred text Ayurveda (about 1,700 BC) Brahma encourages his disciples to practice massage for hygienical reasons.
We find references to massages in many ancient civilizations, such as Japanese, Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, where it was very common to receive these treatments in order to promote healing from trauma, contractures, diseases and to reduce general fatigue.
Currently, it is possible to divide massage in four different limbs, according to the specific therapeutic indications:

  • Massage therapy: aimed to solve specific problems related to pathologies or functional deficits or specific organs;
  • Beauty massage: his purpose is to contrast skin blemishes and reduce the signs of aging at the level of dermis and hypodermis;
  • Holistic massage: the attention is focused on the overall well-being of the individual, from the physical, mental and spiritual point of view;
  • Sport massage: aimed to improve athletic performance and promote muscle recovery.

Benefits and Contraindications of Massage

The massage is a 100% natural treatment and can be done with the application of oils and ointments.
It can provide many benefits for the whole body, among which are:

  • relaxation and stress reduction;
  • bright and healthy skin;
  • loosening of muscular tensions;
  • lymphatic stimulation;
  • drainage of liquids;
  • stimulation of blood circulation;
  • lowering of pressure;
  • digestion improvement;
  • improved oxygenation of the tissues;
  • extension of respiratory capacity.

Although the massage does not generally present contraindications, there are some special circumstances in which it is advisable to refrain from undergoing a treatment, such as postoperative recovery, necrosis, central nervous system disorders, neoplasms, skin abrasions, fever, inflammation, infections, varicose veins or recent osteoarticular trauma.

Massage Techniques and Types
As previously noted, massage is a widespread treatment on a global scale and each population has developed, over time, different methods of massage. There are, however, some techniques that have been widely spread and still nowadays are among the most appreciated systems of treatments:

  • Swedish massage
    SThis is a type of basic massage, very popular in the USA. It is carried out through long manipulations and deep kneading, aimed to reactivate the muscles and circulation.

  • Ayurvedic
    Technique of Indian origin and based on the same principles of Yoga. Ideal for promoting relaxation, while working on the stimulation of the immune system, the circulatory system and flexibility.

  • Shiatsu
    A discipline of Japanese origin that uses acupressure along specific trigger points to reactivate the body meridians and release the blocked energy flows.

  • Thai massage
    Similar in many aspects to Shiatsu, as both focused on energy meridians, Thai massage uses a vast amount of friction and compression techniques to energize the body and improve joint mobility.

  • Connective Massage (Myofascial or Deep Tissue)
    Technique that acts on the deeper layers of muscle tissue and connective tissue, with slow but intense manipulation. Excellent as a decontracting massage and for the treatment of chronic pain, due to previous traumas or incorrect postures.

  • Plantar reflexology
    Relaxing type of massage dedicated to the feet. Based on the Eastern concept that each portion of the plant and the fingers of the lower limbs is in connection with one of the internal organs, whose stimulation would allow - anyway - to alleviate problems related to the reflex zone.

Furthermore, the Hot Stone Massage includes the application of pleasantly heated stones, the aromatherapy massage, which is based on the therapeutic properties of the essential oils, and the Tuina, of Chinese origin.

The massage allows you to take refuge in an island of relaxation, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Discover our treatments and take a break of well-being, to regenerate and fully regain all your energy.

MASSAGES and TREATMENTS:


AYURVEDIC MASSAGE: 50 minutes - € 50,00  //  80 minutes - € 70,00
According to the ancient tradition of Ayurvedic Medicine, Abhyangam massage is considered one of the most effective techniques for restoring the relationship between mind, body and soul. The therapist performs deep strokes alternating with light frictions and percussion, using diferent kind of warm oils. The benefits are many: it promotes the elimination of toxins; improves lymphatic, venous and arterial circulation; it is particularly suitable for those suffering from insomnia; regulates intestinal functions; premenstrual disorders decrease; loosens muscle and joint tensions; improves skin tone while maintaining proper hydration; helps restore harmony by rebalancing the nervous system.

PINDASWEDANA - WITH HOT HERBAL PADS: 60 minutes - € 70,00
Pindasweda is an Ayurvedic treatment, recommended in case of contractures or joint tensions. This treatment is performed with bags of hot medicinal herbs, therefore the heat of the pads allows the pores of the skin to open up and to better absorb the functional substances of the herbs. The bags are passed warm on the body, and are held a few minutes on the points to be treated, such as joints or muscles contracted. Their heat penetrates immediately spreading a pleasant sensation. This treatment provides several benefits such as preventing and soothing rheumatism, arthritis, arthrosis, muscle and joint pain, helps our body to sweat, thus eliminating toxins and impurities. It also reduces swelling due to the mobilization of liquids

NEERA ABYANGAM - LINFODRENANTE: 60 minutes - € 70,00
This technique helps to lose inches of circumference by restoring the proper balance of fluids in the body. Ayurveda uses a wonderful technique of relaxing massage, which can be described as a light dance on the body, to restore the circulation of liquids and help the body to drain them properly.

SHIRODARA: 80 minutes - € 90,00
Rebalancing treatment with a continuous drop of waem oil on the forehead, can be practiced after an Ayurvedic massage. Indicated for disorders related to the nervous system, stress, insomnia, panic attacks, psoriasis etc.

UBATANA ANTIAGE: 50 minutes - € 60,00
Beauty treatment for the face and décolleté. With mixture of herbs, flours, spices and essential oils. It makes the skin brighter and velvety.

MARMA ABYANGAM: 50 minutes - € 60,00  //  80 minutes - € 80,00
With this treatment we are going to stimulate the vital points of our body: Marma Points. It harmonizes and rebalance the functioning of the body, strengthens the immune system and works on the subtle energy (Prana).

VASTI - LOCALIZED OIL APPLICATIONS: 60 minutes - € 70,00

Medicated oil poured into a frame of flour paste, placed specifically on the body parts which need to be treated.
One of the most common is the one on the back, indicated in case of contractions, rigidity, disc herniation, sciatica, joint pain and neuralgia.
It can also be applied on the abdomen, neck, knee, eyes and forehead.


"Il corpo umano e’ un tempio e come tale va curato e rispettato, sempre"
 Ippocrate


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