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Meet Peter – Massage therapist and key member of 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.

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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

The power of Cupping Therapy

Cupping is well known as pain relief and as a combination with other treatments such as Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Detoxification Massage, Anti-Cellulite Treatments or General Wellbeing.

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The effect of Cupping

-The vacuum formed by Cupping draws up the old non-circulating stagnant blood and sticky fluids from the area, bringing them up to the surface and away from the injury, so that healthy free circulation can be restored to the affected area, thus creating space for oxygen, living cells and nutrients for faster recovery.

-Where there is dead, static blood, lymph, cellular debris, pathogenic factors, and toxins present in the body, Cupping can leave marks which indicates that the stagnation or disease has been moved from the deeper tissue layers to the surface.

-A vacuum is created within the cup to draw the skin and underlying tissue into the cup. The produced vacuum creates a suction effect that increases blood and lymphatic circulation systemically and to the local area, relaxes muscle tissue and support, draws stagnation, pathogenic factors and toxins out of the body and releases a myriad of pain causing factors.

 

Forms of Cupping

  • Facial Cupping
  • Wellbeing Cupping
  • Pedi Cupping
  • Orthopedical Cupping
  • Abdominal Cupping
  • Thai Massage Cupping
  • Sports Massage Cupping
  • Sinusitis and Jaw
  • Detoxification Cupping
  • Lymphatic Drainage Cupping
  • Triggerpoint Massage Cupping
  • Myofascial Cupping

 

Massage Cupping

Is the combination of massage movements and negative pressure with the use of a suction device on the skin. A cup is positioned at the area to be treated and, depending  on the type of cups being used. The intended suction can range from light to heavy. This, along with the movements performed and areas treated by the therapist will produce stimulating (toning) or sedating (draining) effects.

 

Bruises after Cupping

The most common misunderstanding regarding one of the most powerful and beneficial after effects of Cupping, is the marks that sometimes result.  When injuries occur deep in the muscle, bleeding often occurs causing deep bruises. There will also be edema in the area involving the coagulation of sticky proteins. The combining presence of these elements usually results in stagnation of circulation to the area – resulting in pain, dysfunction, and chronic conditions.

 Once you understand what these marks are, and feel the results – the concerns disappear!

 

Ibiza Massage: Interview with Physiotherapist Alessia

Ibiza Massage I Late Summer Rejuvenators

When you’re in need of a recharge after another spellbinding summer, or are just looking to rejuvenate before heading home after a whirlwind holiday, mobile Ibiza wellness service Ibiza Balance has the perfect antidote to a week, a month or even a full season of hedonism.

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The Ibiza Balance bespoke delivery spa service allows you to indulge in tailor-made rebalancing to reset mind, body and soul, without so much as setting a toe outside of your villa. The spa comes directly to your door, pool or pergoda – the island’s very best therapists, towels, robes, massage tables, juices and more – with a selection of reviving late summer packages on offer to set you back on track before its time to say adios to Ibiza.

Choose from the following rebalancing packages or enquire directly with Ibiza Balance for a personalised group or individual program designed specifically for your needs:

  • 1-day Recharge Special
    This is just the ticket for those who want a quick fix; if you aren’t trying to repair too much damage or simply deserve a revitalising day off. It’s a 24-hour experience that includes a one-on-one yoga session with an expert island teacher to ground and rebalance plus a detoxification massage to soothe tired muscles whilst releasing any toxins. A relaxing Hydrafacial rejuvenates your skin after any late nights and long days by the pool, plus a healthy full-day juice program is supplied for a quick but very effective detox.

Reflexology

  • Rebalancing Special
    If you’re feeling particularly drained after a hectic holiday buzzing between the island’s exotic beach clubs and world famous nightclubs, you may need more targeted rebalancing than a basic package. The Rebalancing Special includes acupuncture and cupping performed by one of the island’s leading experts, a thorough Shiatsu massage, a reflexology session to put the spring in your step and an amazing Microneedling facial treatment with stem cells to restore a youthful complexion. You’ll go home looking like you slept for eight hours a night!

  • Exclusive 4-day Package (4-6 people)
    This four-day experience is a reviving yet relaxing way for couples and friends to end their stay and can also serve as an extended pamper party at the end of a girly holiday. The package includes daily private yoga sessions for you and your group and a private chef to create vegetarian, vegan and detox delights in addition to energy boosting and detoxifying juices. Each guest receives a private wellbeing consultation and daily, personalised treatments to re-connect, rebalance and re-energise. Choose from abdominal massage, detoxification massage, Shiatsu, an anti-ageing facial, or manicure and pedicure to provide the finishing touches to the new you.

Reflexology

September and October are said to be the hippest months to drop into Ibiza and rub shoulders with the world’s movers and shakers. The closing parties are upon us, the sun is still going strong and it’s the perfect time to charter a boat around Ibiza’s crystalline waters. All this sun-worshipping and excessive partying can mean your skin is definitely be in need of some TLC and booking a rebalancing wellness package at the end of your stay is evidence of a dedicated commitment to looking after number one.

Once you’ve topped up and boosted your own energy levels you’ll be better equipped to take on the world, your family and all the other commitments that make up a busy and well-balanced life back in ‘the real world’.

Ibiza Therapy I Benefits of Chiropractic

About the benfits of chiropractic

At this time of year when stress and strain are intensified, it’s more important than ever to look after the body and mind. We realize that it can be difficult while balancing busy lives, stressful jobs, families, and soaring heat, but here at Ibiza Balance we’re on call to help relieve some of that pressure. Whether you’re looking for physical or mental rejuvenation in August, give us a call and we’ll happily lend our expertise to help you breeze through one of the most testing times of the year. In the meantime, read our advice on the importance of chiropractic treatment.

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Why chiropractic?

Your spine and nervous system hold the key to your body’s overall performance and incredible self-healing potential. Spinal misalignments or subluxations can alter or distort the nerve messages from your brain to your body leading to poor function and eventually to health problems.

Chiropractic works by aligning your spine and improving nerve communication between your brain and your body allowing your body to function and heal more effectively.

People of all ages and health levels choose chiropractic as part of their healthy lifestyle. Some come with specific health complaints and others want their body and mind to perform like a top level athlete. With a healthy spine and well connected nervous system your body can perform at its best.

The team of Chiropractors are highly trained (Australia & UK) doctors with over 10 years of experience who enjoy a great reputation on the island.

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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.

MedSpa Ibiza: Mesoestetic Moisturising Sun Protection

Mesoestetic moisturising sun protection SPF50+ is one of the best products on the market and stocked here in Ibiza at MedSpa Ibiza. Designed for normal and dry skins, it combines various solar filters to create an effective barrier to UV and UB rays while also hydrating the skin. It’s a lightweight, oil free, broad-spectrum sunscreen that is perfect for daily use and ideal after clinical treatments.

Med Spa Ibiza Mesoestetic

Recent studies have shown what Mesoestetic dermatologists and beauty experts have known all along; over exposure to UV rays is the major cause of premature ageing, wrinkles and irregular pigmentation. The older you get, the more susceptible you are to the adverse effects of the sun’s rays.

It’s not only on the beach or by the pool either. Running errands without proper protection, even on a cloudy day, can be just as bad for you. UV rays attack elastin and collagen causing a loss of structure leading to sagging, wrinkles and roughness. Sun exposure also increases the production of free radicals, which attack the skin’s cells. When the skin is over exposed the top dermal layers release chemicals that cause the blood vessels to swell and lose fluids creating a cycle of dehydration and damage. While you may appreciate a darker skin tone what’s actually happening underneath is making you look older than you really are!

Mesoestetic sun protection is about much more than aesthetics; it can mean the difference between life and death. People who spend a lot of time in the sun are more susceptible to developing skin cancers via damaged and injured dermal cells. It is never too late to start protecting your health.

Ibiza Massage I Meet our team at Ibiza Balance

Meet our Ibiza Massage Team: Massage Therapist Ingrid

How long have you been on the island?
I have been living here for the past 10 summers, and this will be my second year with Ibiza Balance.
Which treatments are your speciality?
Full body massage experience fusing different techniques like Thai, Californian, deep tissue, and reflex ending with a face lift up.
I bring a totally renewed and relaxed state of being to our customers. I also specialise in a deep therapeutic and relaxing massage, during which I apply some energetic healing techniques. At the moment I’m studying face shiatsu massage to lift and rejuvenate the face. And of course, I do yoga classes. My favourite teaching yoga style is Vinyasa Flow Yoga.
What do you like the most about your job?
The possibility of bringing pleasure and wellbeing to our clients. And to see their happiness after a treatment.
What are your qualifications?
I’ve studied different massage techniques, such as holistic, masoterapie, foot, Thai, hot stones and Ibiza Balance trainings in deep tissue massage, detox massage and Asian massage.
I’ve also taken energetic healing courses in cellular memory, Reiki, frequencies of brilliance and Cristaltherapy.
I have a certificate in Alliance Yoga Teacher training.

Meet our Ibiza Massage Team at Ibiza Balance

What’s the best thing about working for Ibiza Balance?
I think it’s the most professional company on the island. The team is amazing and I’m very happy to be part of it.
How would you describe Ibiza Balance customers?
They are great! Lovely people from all around the world who give great feedback and true fidelity once they try my massage.
What are your favourite things about the island?
There are so many magical places. Some of my favourites include Es Vedrà Mirador, Benirràs beach, Salinas, and Cap des Falco sunsets. I love to go to Formentera by boat and I enjoy Ibiza’s nightlife and amazing restaurants.
How do you maintain personal balance?
I practice yoga and meditation and I like to swim and dance.
How do you see Ibiza’s future?
I see Ibiza is growing fast – the seasons are getting longer and every year new great places open. More and more people from all around the world choose to live on the island.
Passion: learning as much as possible about the body
Mission: to improve clients’ lives using different techniques
Belief: alternative therapies offer unending benefits
Style: well educated, experienced
Character: lively, open and keen to share energy

Ibiza Balance I Wellness summer package

What better time than now to treat yourself to our unique wellness programs!
PURE BLISS PACKAGE
  • 3x Private Yoga Class
  • 1x Detoxification Massage
  • 1x Collagen & Hyaluronic Acid Facial
  • 1x Thai Massage
  • 1x Foot Reflexology
Enjoy your very own wellness retreat with our spa services by our highly skilled Ibiza Balance health experts, providing you with a full ränge of wellness, bodywork, massage and beauty treatments during your very own private retreat.

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Mobile Spa professionals who can deliver our services anywhere on the island and in the comfort of your own surroundings, from a one-off indulgent facial or deep tissue massage to a tailor made wellness retreat, we are the perfect solution for your relaxation!

Book from a carefully chosen, highly qualified and impressive international multilingual team of health experts, including Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Wellness Experts, specialised Massage Therapists, Beauticians, Personal Trainers, Yoga Instructors, Swimming Instructors, Life Coaches and health food Chefs.

Our primary focus is to provide comprehensive medical and wellness care in an environment which integrates spa services as well as conventional and complementary therapies and treatments. We offer a contemporary mix of both Eastern and Western spa favourites and our extensive range of spa treatments and high quality spa products will ensure that our clients every need is catered for, leaving them feeling totally transformed in a special environment.

From request to delivery, we offer a discreet, efficient and professional service. Booking couldn’t be simpler – call, text, email, or book with ease through our online booking system and pay by card via our website

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A beautiful young woman relaxing in a spa

Ibiza Wellbeing

About wellbeing in Ibiza: Interview Anika Hölting, Founder Ibiza Balance

After years working as a physiotherapist and wellbeing expert in hotels, spas and cruise liners, and further years spending travelling and studying in different countries, Anika was looking for a place that would combine a healthy lifestyle and the sunshine of the south. She fell in love with the island, the people and its energy and came to Ibiza in 2003.

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Why do you think Ibiza is such a draw for health and wellness?

Ibiza is becoming a heaven for international jet-setters who lead fast-paced lives, travel all around the globe and work hard, seven days a week, for the majority of the year. And of course, that’s because the island is the ultimate place to let off steam, to eat well and to party, but it’s also because it’s now considered the perfect destination for rest, relaxation, and kickstarting a fitness. So whether you’re looking for a week of complete and utter blissed-out indulgence, or you’re looking to detox, iron out niggling body issues or start on the path to fitness, the island is the place to do it, and the team at Ibiza Balance are the people you need to call to help make it happen.

 

How do you stay on the cutting edge of treatments?

Much of my training took place in Europe and Asia.  I’m constantly on the lookout for the most up-to-date developments and frequently attending seminars and workshops to further my knowledge of medical and lifestyle treatments. My current focus is in the areas of osteopathy, yoga and medical spa treatments.

 

Do you experience very high expectations from visitors to the villas for villa packages?

Yes of course,  clients renting a villa and spending their most important time oft he year, holiday with family and friends, want to make sure, that all is perfectly arranged and taken care of.

Ibiza Balance brings their entire professional spa set-up directly to the home or villa, creating customised day packages and wellness retreats designed with you in mind.

A variety of packages are available, or the team can design a bespoke experience to suit you. You can opt to have the spa set up anywhere you like – by the pool, in a tranquil bedroom, in a chillout hut, on the deck of your boat, and the team can work with groups or single people at a time – and Ibiza Balance bring everything needed with them, from beautiful towels, relaxing oils and beauty products, massage tables and music, setting up, cleaning up and packing up before and after the experience. The only limit is your imagination, and all you have to do is enjoy…

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What treatments are you especially excited about?

Highly recommended is the Ibiza Balance signature massage, combining eastern and western techniques adapted to your needs.

 

What are some common concerns or questions you get from clients?

Most bookings, especially for villas, are massages for group of friends and family or couples, at sunset or morning times who want to enjoy the villa and just relax. To be time-efficient our Spa concierge organises several therapists who work parallel for groups.

 

What are the most popular treatments?

‘Villa Welcome Package’ – a simple massage for yourself and villa guests on arrival to help ease you into your Ibiza holiday

 

Does the Vitamin Drip really cure an Ibiza Hangover?

Vitamindrip® Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy is a treatment that enriches your body with vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants; before, during and after all of life’s draining activities.

With IV Vitamindrip® the nutrients enter your bloodstream directly and immediately help the body begin healing itself. Your cells receive a much higher concentration of nutrients when delivered directly via intravenous therapy, thus allowing your body to better absorb and utilize these nutrients and feel empowered again.

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What trends in wellness will we see in 2016?

Medical Wellbeing is he next level of health and beauty. HydraFacial®, a revolutionary, non-invasive skin technology hailing from Los Angeles that delivers instant results.

MedSpa Ibiza in the heart of Botafoch offers HydraFacial® treatments to men and women of all ages, skin colours and types. Only available in-spa, due to the nature of the high tech machine used by a trained therapist during your treatment, HydraFacial® – the current ‘it facial’ with the Hollywood A-list – targets fine lines and wrinkles, elasticity and firmness, skin tone and vibrancy, texture, hyperpigmentation, congested skin, enlarged pores and advanced signs of ageing.

 

Can you tell us any fun stories about your experiences or any wild requests from clients?

The Ibiza Balance Team is always from new surprised about extraordinary requests from clients such as Yoga morning sessions on a yard infront of Formentera. As well we receive a lot of requests from groups, renting a villa who want to create relaxing moments for their friends and book wellbeing days with yoga and massage at the pool, followed by IV Therapy by our medical doctor, to get recharged for the day after the party. Private drivers bring clients to our permantent location at MED SPA Ibiza to get time-efficient treatments such as HydraFacial®, Vitamindrip®, follwed by an energising massage

 

Can you tell us a little about the private retreats?

Ibiza Balance clients enjoy their very own wellness retreat with our spa services by our highly skilled Ibiza Balance health experts, providing a full range of bodywork, massage and beauty treatments during their very own private retreat. We develop a personalised wellbeing plan from personal training and yoga exercises to medical services and detox programs.

Our aim is your complete relaxation and the feeling of pure bliss!

 

What is a typical day like for you in the high season vs. the low season?

In high season our day starts quiet early, at 8h morning latest. Our trainers and therapists are already on the way to villas and boats, as clients like to be finished with health and wellbeing programs till midday, so they have time to enjoy the beach or seaside programs. Usually the morning and evening times after the beach and before dinner are very busy and highly demanded, too. Many clients already book weeks in advance to make sure they needs are taken care of.

In low season I enjoy island-health offers such as pilates and yoga retreats in different venues, having my juice or raw food breakfast at healthy restaurants

 

Can you tell us a few of your favourite spots on the island, for food,drink, shopping relaxing?

I like „Passion Cafe“ or „Wild Beets“ for healthy food, wellbeing and drinks for breakfast and lunch. Fish Restaurants such es Sa Caletta or Sushi at Harbour Club. Shopping in Ibiza’s small streets for individuals.

 

What do you do to stay healthy?

Living healthy is a big part of my life. I do my daily workouts, mostly early in the moring starting around 7am with one hour condition training such as cicling or running. Parallel im practicing yoga and pilates. We have every morning cold-pressed juices in the house. For my wellbeing & relaxation I do every week a 90minutes massage such as deep tissue with the Ibiza Balance Team. Once a month I receive a ®, Vitamindrip®  for the immune system and HydraFacial for a healthy looking skin.

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