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
- 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
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Poor Posture
- Overusing or injuring your muscles
- Unhealthy eating habits
- Poor sleep quality
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.
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
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.
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
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!
Acupuncture is now becoming widely recognised as a scientific therapy with far ranging results and possibilities.
Accupuncture and prevention
It is also important to note that Acupuncture is also a preventative medicine.
A bi-monthly treatment can help to build immunity, boost liver function and clear post viral fatigue.
Acupuncture is particularly effective for Pain syndromes, Hormonal Imbalances, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia Arthritis and other Inflammatory conditions.
This is a treatment based at pulling the toxins put of the body through cupping and auricular acupuncture. It is a strong treatment that often helps to relive pains in the muscles and joints created through toxicity. It stimulates blood flow and stimulates the body’s vital energy. Whilst providing a strong surface level detox through the cupping the auricular acupuncture as been shown to affect the internal organs encouraging them to restore balance and rejuvenate their function.
Preparation for ‘Arrival’ Acupuncture
This acupuncture treatment is especially designed to prepare the mother for the birthing journey. It is useful to being this preparation several weeks before the due date, normally suggested from week 37 onwards, unless the baby is showing a breech presentation in which case it is more beneficial to begin the treatment around week 35.
It helps to establish a state of calm and to help prepare the body for the big job of giving birth.
About Accupuncture Specialist Helen
During the last 25 years she has been studying intensively as well as delivering treatments and classes. She began with the aromatherapy in 1991 and being a naturally curious person with a strong desire to assist in people’s wellness in an effective and targeted way it led herto the comprehensive study of acupuncture. This was an 8-year study resulting in graduating through The University of Beijing at their associated school – Acu Medic in London.
For appointments at home or in our permanent location MedSpa Ibiza please contact Ibiza Balance
After three successful years providing cutting-edge medical grade health and beauty treatments to Ibiza’s residents and holidaymakers, MedSpa Ibiza has now expanded its Marina Botafoch clinic space to include an all new three-room sophisticated treatment area in the adjacent space to the original headquarters. Here, teams of expert therapists provide a variety of face and body treatments to clients, from the medically oriented styles MedSpa Ibiza built their reputation on, to the holistic, relaxing and aesthetic enhancing based treatments and therapies the Ibiza Balance team are known for.
The three new treatment rooms are airy, all-white, spacious and tranquil – the ideal place to relax and take time out not just for the skin and body but also the mind and soul. Vitamindrip infusions – the core of the original MedSpa Ibiza offering – are still offered in the original two treatment rooms, and while many treatments are services are available on a mobile basis, there are new high-end technologies and equipment in the new spaces that are only available as in-salon treatments.
One treatment room is dedicated entirely to hydrating, anti-ageing and contouring facial treatments, including the popular MedSpa Ibiza therapy Micro-Needling, Hydrafacials and the all-new Thalgo iBeauty system. An innovative piece of equipment that uses sound-vibration as exfoliation, vibrational ultrasound waves and warm radio frequency to help purify and hydrate skin, with anti-ageing benefits. After the treatment, skin is deeply cleansed and rebalanced, much brighter and clearer and free of impurities.
Choose between three new treatments: the iBeauty Skin Purity Reviver – a power 30-minute express experience working to balance the skin and remove impurities with Zinc, dual-sound vibration and sequential ultrasound technologies. The innovative 45-minute iBeauty Hydration Corrector is a dream for those in need of serious hydration. Fusing Hyaluronic Acid and Seve Bleue (an active mineralizing and hydrating ingredient taken from the ocean), sending them directly into the skin’s cells. At the same time, oxygen works to clear the skin and ultrasound technology contributes further to moisturisation.
The premium iBeauty Youth Activator is the star treatment, working with Spirulina-based marine extracts alongside radio-frequency to restore plumpness and firmness. Emerge younger after just 45-minutes, with bright, glowing, younger looking skin. All three of the iBeauty treatments are non-invasive, gentle on the skin and completely safe, starting to revolutionise skin treatments here in Ibiza.
The remaining two treatment rooms are dedicated to body treatments, from firming and relaxing to contouring, healing, acupuncture, cupping and other holistic therapies. New to the island, the Velashape II is the show-stopping piece of equipment at MedSpa Ibiza, a special piece of non-invasive equipment that contours, shapes and slims the body – choose from the butt, legs, love handles, abs, arms or a combination – in as little as six treatments.
The recent expansion at MedSpa Ibiza is just the beginning. In addition to the core MedSpa Ibiza activity, IV therapies by Vitamindrip – a highly effective treatment to support immune system and athletic performance, restore micronutrients levels, fight free radicals and severe dehydration – the clinic will also regularly welcome a doctor specialising in aesthetic medicine.
Visiting international therapists will also regularly be invited to host guest residencies at MedSpa Ibiza, with the aim being to create a hub of science-based aesthetic treatments, IV treatments, healing therapies, naturopathy and holistic face and bodyworks in the months to come. MedSpa Ibiza connects islanders with some of the world’s best therapists and offers special accessibly priced residents packages, now open all year round.
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