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!
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’.
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.
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.