THERAPIES

One to one therapies in Vilamoura and Albufeira, The Algarve, Portugal

Massage, Pilates, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Meditation and BodyTalk Therapies

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is the most well known type of massage. It is a full body massage using techniques ranging from superficial to deep massage movements. These movements warm up the muscles, releasing tension and breaking up muscle “knots” or adhesions. Massage oil is used, usually sweet almond, olive oil or grapeseed.

Swedish Massage can help to:
* Enhance tissue elasticity and reduce pain
* Improve circulation and flexibility
* Increase the level of oxygen in the blood
* Decrease muscle toxins and reduce muscle strain
* Reduce emotional and physical stress.

Swedish Massage Algarve Portugal

Pilates

Pilates in Portugal

Pilates is a physical fitness system that was developed during the First World War by Joseph Pilates to improve the rehabilitation of casualties. Pilates was designed to aid injured soldiers in regaining their health by strengthening, stretching, and stabilising key muscles.

Pilates uses correct alignment, centering, concentration, control, precision, breathing, and flowing movement (the Pilates principles) to establish a perfect working body from the inside out and builds strength, flexibility and lean muscle tone with an emphasis on lengthening the body and aligning the spine, rather than on bulking and shortening the muscles.

Pilates has a focus on the core which can basically be thought of as the ‘powerhouse’ of your body. Your core is the area between your shoulders and your pelvis (without your arms and legs) and encompasses all the muscles within this area.

Because of its core focus, Pilates is popular not only in the field of fitness, but also in rehabilitation. It can be used to progress individuals through movements that represent their day-to-day activities. The focus on strengthening the core and improving postural awareness are especially well indicated for the alleviation and prevention of back, neck and joint pain.

You can also expect overall slimming, greatly improved flexibility and increased mobility, even in a short space of time. Alignment and postural correction will have you holding yourself differently, standing taller, sitting straighter and moving with better balance and coordination.

You will feel an inner strength and heightened body awareness as you become in tune with the subtleties of your individual needs. 

Reiki 

Reiki is Japanese for Universal Life Force Energy and is a system of natural healing developed by Dr Mikao Usui (1865 – 1926) who was, amongst other things, a Japanese Buddhist monk. 
Ki, Chi or Qi is the name given to the life force energy that flows through every living thing. When the flow of Ki is low or blocked we can become tired, stressed and susceptible to illness. It is a safe and gentle technique, which can help to restore balance and harmony. Reiki is a holistic system, which promotes physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being and can be used alongside conventional or complementary treatments.

The treatment is carried out on a couch or chair and there is no need to undress as Reiki works effectively through clothes or blankets. There is no massage or manipulation, just the gentle placing of hands on or near the body. Each person experiences Reiki differently; you may feel sensations of heat or tingling or see colours. It is quite common for clients to fall asleep during a treatment.
Reiki can help to:
* Promote relaxation
* Provide a calm and peaceful sense of well being
* Encourage healthy sleep

Reiki in Portugal

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy Portugal

Aromatherapy combines the benefits of a traditional massage with the additional advantage of the therapeutic and medicinal qualities of essential oils obtained from plants. The oils are used for both physical and psychological conditions and promote a healthy and balanced mind, body and spirit.

Aromatherapy Massage can help to:
* Improve blood and lymphatic circulation
* Strengthen the immune system and removes toxins
* Improve flexibility and reduce stiffness
* Provide feelings of relaxation and relieve stress symptoms
* Encourage healthy sleep
* Enhance energy levels
* Help to reduce pain
* Balance the hormone production of the endocrine system
* Enhance mood and general feeling of well-being
* Reduce nervous tension
* Improve digestion

BodyTalk Sytem

BodyTalk System is a holistic therapy grounded in the belief that living organisms have the capability to heal themselves more effectively than any technology used today, combines elements of both Eastern and Western medicine to facilitate personal healing and growth.

By addressing the entire person rather than one specific issue, BodyTalk provides a “whole-healthcare” system that promotes emotional, physical and physiological well-being. Therapists who practice BodyTalk use a number of techniques, all of which are non-invasive, to help those in treatment tap into the body’s natural system of healing. 

BodyTalk Portugal

Mindfulness and Meditation

Meditation in Portugal

I am a trained TM meditator.

Mindfulness and meditation practices have been shown to decrease stress, improve sleep quality, increase compassion towards oneself and others, and improve overall well-being.

Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment—and accepting it without judgment.

Mindfulness is now being examined scientifically and has been found to be a key element in stress reduction and overall happiness.

To discuss your requirements, please telephone (00351) 912 605 356
WhatsApp on (0033) 787 378 408

or email me at nvcarpediem@hotmail.com