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
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!
Harmonise Mindful Yoga & Lifestyle Detox
Harmonise your lifestyle, spring clean your life reflecting the gentle yet profound transformations that you can expect to receive.
-27th May or 24th June
for 5 nights with space in a shared room for €1445
-Private single occupancy suite for €2095.
Get Glowing Vinyasa Yoga & Energy Boosting
This retreat starts on the inside – your heart. Feel the glow radiate from within to reveal a new you – inspired, energetic and shining, get your glow on!
2nd July for 6 nights
Spaces in shared rooms with en-suite bathrooms for €1850.
Single occupancy rooms for €1995 (sharing a bathroom with one other guest.
Single occupancy suite with private en-suite bathroom for €2295.
All retreats include full-board accommodation with delicious vegetarian / cow-dairy free, locally sourced food. Pre-yoga bites, a hearty, healthy brunch, afternoon snack, nuts, seeds, fruit, teas, and a delicious supper.
All guests receive a One-to-One Wellness Consultation and a luxurious holistic massage to ease them gently into the retreat experience. Also included in every retreat is morning yoga, daily workshops and nutrition talks, evening yoga or other therapies, a beach yoga session, an evening hike in nature, dinner out on the last night at a beautiful local restaurant (drinks are extra) and a ‘Back-to-Life’ wellness consultation – and lots more other lovely additions along the way!
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.
Ibiza mobile spa service Ibiza Balance takes hiring very seriously. Only the very best, most highly qualified, ultra professional wellness experts make the cut – hand-picked by founder Anika Hölting after a rigorous selection process. This means no matter what therapy or treatment you seek –be it a relaxing or therapeutic massage, a results-driven facial or a private yoga session or personal trainer – you are always in the very best of hands.
With a philosophy that Ibiza Balance is for everyone, treatments can take place in your home or holiday villa, or in a sleek wellness clinic in Marina Botafoch. Below, we meet some of the key team members for the 2016 season, however the team is extensive. If you don’t see the treatment or therapy you’re seeking below, contact Ibiza Balance to be connected with the right therapist for you.
Massage therapist and yoga teacher
Having lived in Ibiza every summer for the past ten years, Ingrid joined the Ibiza Balance team in 2015. She strives to improve her client’s lives through the use of different techniques, while continuing to learn as much as she can about the body.
Ingrid’s specialty is a full body massage experience, fusing different techniques including Thai, Californian, deep tissue and reflex, finishing with a face lift-up. She’s also popular with Ibiza Balance clients for her deeply therapeutic and relaxing massages with energetic healing techniques and is qualified in a host of other styles: holistic, foot, Thai, hot stones, deep tissue, detox and Asian massage.
A qualified Alliance Yoga teacher, Ingrid practices what she preaches, using yoga and meditation alongside swimming and dancing to maintain her own balance in Ibiza. “There are so many magical places here,” she says, citing Es Vedra lookout, Benirras beach, Las, and Cap des Falco sunsets as some of her favourite places.”
Personal trainer and nutritionist
Passionate about any and every form of fitness, Johannes is as qualified as they come, with degrees in Nutrition and Science, Fitness Economy, is certifications from the renowned Yoga Alliance, Les Mills and more.
After living in Ibiza and working with the Ibiza Balance team for just over a year, Johannes says the highlight of his work is seeing his clients get results, and more importantly, seeing them happy. “For me, every hour is a challenge, but the job is so diverse that I never get bored and I never stop learning,” he says.
In addition to nutritional support, Johannes offers his clients a range of personal training options, including Pilates, Yoga, Body Pump, TRX, Nordic Walking and much more. In his own time, he keeps on the healthy tip, hiking, cross biking or wave surfing (when he can!) and also practices yoga and meditation.