Natural therapy treatments are available every day, subject to availability. Treatments are explained in detail at the beginning of the retreat and if you want some help in choosing which therapies to have, we are happy to guide you according to your needs.
Managing your online devices
On a yoga retreat it is good practice to switch mobile devices off or use flight-mode during mealtimes, yoga classes and at the pool. Switching off at other times can support everyone who wishes to unplug mentally from being online 24-7. When you need to make a call or connect to the web whilst on retreat, please connect in your room, or in the library, or find a quiet spot in the garden.
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Holistic massage fortifies your overall health and wellbeing. It will deeply relax and balance your mind and body. It restores energy, soothes tension into tranquility, settles emotions, and leaves you calm and refreshed. Receiving the treatment is a deep self-knowledge journey, like a form of meditation and a powerful way to let go of worry, fear and pain, improving your overall sense of well-being.
This Therapy promotes healing through a gentle and subtle technique that works with the body's core natural rhythms. From the skeletal system and bones of the cranium to the ebb and flow of your endocrine system, Craniosacral therapy helps to resolve issues on several levels: Physically, it affects the central nervous system, brain and spinal column, as well as the cerebral spinal fluid that nourishes and protects it.
Emotionally, it influences deep and primary patterns to help you get in touch with your innate resources and space. Spiritually, it enlightens the heart and soul to transform and heal on profound levels.
Combining two traditional disciplines, Thai Yoga massage and Shiatsu bring your body back into balance.
TYM is a unique form of bodywork that incorporates Hatha Yoga, acupressure and reflexology. It is a deep, full-body treatment, which includes both stretching of the joints and muscles and applied pressure to the sen lines. Thai massage helps to relieve deep muscle tension and improved joint mobility as well as nerve, muscle and ligament balancing.
Shiatsu Shiatsu derives from the Japanese words shi (finger) and atsu (pressure) and considers body, mind and soul in their totality. The practice tries to understand the causes of energy unbalance producing physical distress, rather than considering the symptom of the problem alone. The pressure of thumbs and palms acts on localised areas of the body along the paths of energy meridians. In this way organs and inner systems are stimulated and harmonized, activating the natural process of self-recovery.
The intent of this work is to free congestion of the muscle attachments. Deep work brings about realignment of postural distortions and restores proper range of motion. A liberation of emotional tensions may also result. Muscle function and awareness are balanced, and elasticity is revived.
Somatic Bodywork integrates the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of living. Whenever we have had a painful or traumatic experience, we carry the memory and feelings connected with that experience physically. Luckily this is the same for happy events in our lives! It is a bodily memory of that event and it is expressed through a contraction of muscle or tissue or energy blockages.
Working with this mindfulness based somatic approach this therapy may reduce stress and put you in touch with your own lived experience. Through touch and deep tissue massage, sharing and talking we become more aware of our bodily sensations, our thoughts and feelings.
Traditional Thai Yoga massage is a unique form of bodywork that incorporates Hatha Yoga, acupressure and reflexology. It is a deep, full-body treatment, which includes both stretching of the joints and muscles and applied pressure to the sen lines. Thai massage helps to relieve deep muscle tension and improved joint mobility as well as nerve, muscle and ligament balancing.
This unique treatment combines a hot oil massage with hot volcanic stones. Hot stone massage is a natural therapy in which warmed stones are placed on key points of your body - known as energy centres which are sometimes clogged or blocked – and allow for greater deep tissue manipulations. Hot stone massages are beneficial on both physical and psychological levels.
This technique is a good way to manage stress. It offers some relaxing time for your mind, does wonders in releasing muscular tension, releases toxins from your body, provides relief from pain and muscle spasm, reduces chronic tension, increases flexibility in joint, aiding in easier mobility and movements.
The warmth of the stones improves circulation and flow of energy, lymphatic drainage, calms the nervous system. Poor circulation can lead to fatigue, which tenses the muscles, and a buildup of fluid and lactic acid in the muscles. A hot stone massage also helps you combat some of the symptoms of anxiety disorders, depression, insomnia. Hot stone massage gives you a happy feeling. A calming and soothing massage can do wonders in giving you an emotional boost, leaving you with a happier and more positive outlook in life.
Ayurvedic massage helps relieve body aches and pains and is used in India as a preventive medicine. You will enable increased circulation and stimulate the lymphatic system.
This treatment also includes the stimulation of the so-called Marma points. By definition, a marma point is a juncture on the body where two or more types of tissue meet, such as muscles, veins, ligaments, bones or joints. Yet marma points are much more than a casual connection of tissue and fluids; they are intersections of the vital life force and prana, or breath. Many historians believe that other point therapies, including acupuncture, acupressure and reflexology, grew out of the science of marma. The key difference is that most other point practices work through the body's network of energy meridians.
Essential oils used in Ayurvedic massages are very nourishing and detoxifying. Sesame base oil (cold-pressed, chemical free, organic) contains antioxidant properties, and is helpful in protecting the skin from free radical damage. It is considered highly nourishing for the physiology.