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!
She pictures elegance in her movements as pilates
teacher, fitness instructor and yoga teacher with more
than 10 years of experience.
Pilates, as a method, got her attention for being a
comprehensive fitness regime where the body works as
a whole, from the deepest to the most peripheral
muscles, where the mind and body are both involved.
Whether to increase upper body strength, develop
cardiovascular fitness, improve body shape and tone or
develop regular fitness habits, her one-on-one
instruction enables optimal results.
He is Personal Trainer with a background in PHD in
Nutrition and Science, focussed on Living-Food-
Lifestyle. He is specialised in weight loss, muscle gain
or body shaping, physiotraining, swimming, as well he
is class instructor for Body Pump, Body Combat, Body
Balance, Yoga, Pilates, Aqua Fitness, TRX and Nordic
Johannes is creating holistic programs for his clients by
fixing nutrition plans to reach their personal fitness
goals. He loves working with people, making them
happy and seeing results.
She is really good with people and children and has a
lot of experience with groups, children and private
Her speciality is to use many different kind of materials
such as TRX, weights (ankle etc), Bossu bal, TRX,
Paddle board, elastic bad, pool or ocean, and so on.
She loves rock climbing, paddle boarding, surfing and
all watersports in general.
She is a beauty. Her passion for sports started at an
early age – skiing, rock climbing, hiking, playing netball
and hockey competitively for her country and
University, kayaking, and more recently, obstacle
races, triathlons, half marathons and the London
She takes a 360-degree approach and firmly believes
that balanced lifestyles are achieved through
structured, intelligent, functional training programmes,
and sustainable, healthy habits for life.
Training methods are drawn from a wide range of
disciplines e.g. weight training, HIIT, calisthenics,
Kettlebells, TRX, yoga and running, to keep workouts
fresh, and build strong, healthy physiques.
She is a though lady and she likes to work with people
who really go for it or who practice professional
She has been an athletic individual since she was a
child and has competed in different sports with major
successes achieved in athletics, marathons,
basketball and Thai boxing.
She always loved any form of physical activity and
She loves movement and is extremely strong.
Acrobatics, circus movements, pole dancing- she
loves to push her clients to limits with easy exercises.
She best uses bodyweight instead of kettle bells or
other fitness materials.
She studied a lot and has licences in PT, Pilates mat,
Calisthenics, Pole instructor, Yoga flow, Power Flex,
HIIT, Aerials skills.
He started training at the age of only 8 years old in his
home town of Turin, Italy. He started fighting at age of
16 and quickly gained a reputation on the local circuit
as a strong Muay Thai figther, winning 20/23 fights,
5K.O, 2 draw, 1 lost.
He moved to Thailand to train at the famous camps all
over the country to have a deep immersion with their
culture, where he becomes a passionate Muay Thai
Now he is back in Europe with the FIKBMS title and
goal of sharing his inspirational experiences, skills and
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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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.
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.
- 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.
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’.