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Osteopathy: Fascia the connective tissue

Your body is held together by fascia. Let us tell you how it moves and slides:

Fast facts about fascia:

  • Fascia connects all connective tissues ( means muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, and blood)
  • Fascia holds together the entire body
  • There are four different kinds of fascia ( structural, intersectoral, visceral, and spinal), they are all connected
  • In a healthy state they are flexible, supple and glide

 

Osteopathy Ibiza: Fascia Release
Benefits of keeping fascia healthy:
  • Improved Body symmetry and alignment
  • Increased blood flow which means faster exercise recovery
  • Reduced appearance of stretch marks and cellulite, scare tissue breakdown
  • Reduces risk of injuries, less day to day pain
  • Improved sports performance
What causes unhealthy fascia?
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Poor Posture
  • Dehydration
  • Overusing or injuring your muscles
  • Unhealthy eating habits
  • Poor sleep quality
  • Stress

 

Meet Peter – Massage therapist at Ibiza Balance

How long have you been on the island? 

I moved to Ibiza in August 1995 and I’ve been living on the island since. I’ve been working with the Ibiza Balance team for six years now.

 

What’s your speciality? 

Deep tissue massages.

 

What’s the best thing about your job? 

Helping people. It’s the best thing when a client gets off the table with a smile on their face.

Ibiza Balance: Massage

What are your qualifications? 

I studied Swedish body relaxation massage in London. And I’ve taken courses with Anika to hone my expertise in therapeutic deep tissue massage and stomach massage.

 

What’s the best thing about your job? 

Ibiza Balance is so well organised with really high standards. The team is great and inspiring.

 

How would you describe the Ibiza Balance client? 

Ibiza Balance clients know what they want, so I always experience good moments with them. There are a lot of clients which over the years keep coming back and for a therapist it’s really interesting to work with clients over longer periods.

 

What do you love about the island? 

Its beauty and its variety – one day it’s an early morning, energising swim in aguas blancas, the next day, it’s a crazy afternoon party on a beach. I also love to cook a lot and work in the garden.

 

How do you maintain your own personal balance? 

For me, personal balance includes sport, having a good diet (every morning warm lemon juice on empty stomach, followed by porridge only with water, then a couple of cups of green tea). Although I do also love my chocolate… What do you see in Ibiza’s future?

Ibiza has changed lot since I arrived. Over the past three years the island has got much more busy, but it is still possible to find your peace here.

 

Passion: deep tissue massage 

Mission: to make a real difference to clients through massage 

Belief: balance includes exercise, diet and chocolate!

Style: skilled, strong masseuse 

Character: trained in excellence

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Ibiza Massage: Miriam Shiatsu Therapist

Meet our Shiatsu Therapist Miriam

With a genuine passion for helping her clients feel better – be it via a therapeutic massage to ease pain or for overall relaxation – qualified massage therapist Miriam is renowned as one of the best in her field on the island.

A long-standing member of the Ibiza Balance team, Miriam has been using her healing hands to deliver Shiatsu, Traditional Thai massage and deep tissue massages to Ibiza Balance clients since 2010. She is also trained in Quiromassage and pre-natal massage and says she loves discovering the island through the wonderful places she goes to treat clients.

“I love Ibiza in the winter, to enjoy markets, local festivities and outdoor life,” she says. “In the summer, I love visiting places like Pou des Lleo with family and friends.” Miriam is also a firm believer in practicing what she preaches, ensuring she receives a massage twice a month, following a healthy diet filled with locally grown, seasonal organic food and stretching daily to stay in good shape.

Ibiza Massage I Miriam Shiatsu Therapist I Ibiza Balance

 

How long have you been in Ibiza?

I’ve been living in Ibiza since 2005, and I’ve been part of the Ibiza Balance team since 2010 – it’s been a great six years!

What do you specialize in?

Shiatsu, Traditional Thai massage and Deep Tissue Massage

What do you love most about your job?

I love to help people to relax, feel better, and get rid of aches and pains. It’s a pleasure to see the change in attitude after people have received one of my treatments – you can see it all over their faces.

What are your main educations?

I have studied Shiatsu, Quiromassage, Traditional Thai Massage, various Spa technics and massage for pregnant women.

What do you enjoy most about working for Ibiza Balance?

I like to work with Ibiza Balance because it’s a very professional team that embodies the spirit of partnership and mutual trust. I feel like I am an integral member of the company and I also feel there is a lot of opportunity for professional growth. I have always felt fully endorsed and supported, which makes me feel confident in my own skills.

What are Ibiza Balance clients like?

I have always had very positive experiences with Ibiza Balance clients. In general, the people I have worked with are very polite.

How do you spend your free time?

I love to discover the island through the wonderful places where I go for work. I love Ibiza during the winter, when the island is quiet and it’s without its summer madness. I enjoy the markets, the local festivities and outdoor life. In summer, I like to enjoy my free time by going to the Pou des Lleo beach with family and friends.

What do you do for your own personal balance?

I like to stretch everyday, and to eat as healthily as I can – local and seasonal food. I also like to get a massage at least twice a month, and I also practice yoga.

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