Taking time out of your busy life to enjoy a holiday is one of life’s greatest pleasures… but have you thought about taking time out of your Ibiza holiday to completely relax, unwind and pamper yourself? Ibiza mobile spa service Ibiza Balance brings their entire professional spa set-up directly to your home or villa, creating […]
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
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’.
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.
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.
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?
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.
The Ibiza Balance team is made up of qualified therapists, beauticians, nutritionists, osteopaths, personal trainers and many more. So indulge, as you’re lulled into a state of blissful calm thanks to a range of therapeutic spa treatments, or get back on the path to wellbeing with a healing massage and an invigorating yoga session – take advantage of the Ibiza Balance dedication to both internal and external wellness and you’ll soon be on your way to optimum health.
Our Massage Tip
Consider going for detox massage that is not only relaxing but also aids your body in the removal of toxic waste. A detox massage can be of great support to any cleansing program you are in. It can address health conditions including fatigue, headaches, fibromyalgia, and other system dysfunctions that result from the presence of toxins in your body.
A detox massage is helpful because of the rhythmic strokes that your therapist apply to stimulate your body. The therapist uses a combination of massage movements including irregular and altering applications of pressure that gently compress and stretch your muscle tissues.
Me – time: Private retreats
Ibiza Balance clients enjoy their very own wellness and detox 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 plan from personal training and yoga exercises to medical services and detox programs.
Med Spa Ibiza
New treatment: Microneedling
Microneedling is a fast, hygienic and efficient transdermal delivery system that works on two levels. Thousands of microchannels are opened via a pen, stimulating the natural production of collagen and elastin. Conversely, the pen delivers active ingredients chosen specifically for your skin type directly to affected areas, allowing for a concentrated and precise result.
There are three Mircroneedling treatment options available at Med Spa Ibiza – consult with our professional team to determine which is right for your skin.
Cost: 120€ for a 45-minute treatment or three sessions for 300€.
CTC 109 + Vitamin C. NCTC is a special ‘cocktail’ made by Mesoestetic that contains vitamins, coenzymes, amino acids and minerals
This contains plant stem cells that activate your own stem cells to start multiplying while skin is recovering
Hyaluronic acid + organic silicon, which helps the metabolism of skin cells
Product of the month
Mesoestetic Stem Cell serum restructuractive
Ultraconcentrated intensive restructuring serum. Its main ingredient is the extract of vegetable stem cell NanoTech Stem Cells whose aim is to reactivate renewal activity of stem cells protecting and stimulating dermis and epidermal cells. Stem Cell serum restructuractive is a powerful shock treatment for the skin degradation process.
What’s your main role as Ibiza Balance Spa Concierge?
Mostly I coordinate between our clients and therapists. I try to find the best fit between the client’s needs and the therapist’s qualifications and experience. I also take care of all the administration for the company.
How long have you been on the island?
I’ve lived here since 2012 – this is my second year working with Ibiza Balance.
What do you like most about your work?
The people and their energy – Ibiza Balance has such a lovely team. They’re amazing people but pure professionals at the same time, so I 100% believe in our service – I’m always sure that new and returning clients will be completely satisfied, and that I will always get positive feedback. It’s a wonderful feeling that really makes me love my job.
What qualifications do you have?
By profession I’m a master of pharmaceutical engineering and at our new base – Med Spa Ibiza in Marina Botafoch – I really have the chance to use my knowledge to improve the service, which I’m very grateful for.
What do you think sets Ibiza Balance apart from the rest?
As I already mentioned, it’s the people, including the clients and therapists, who really make a difference – we have so much confidence in each other. Furthermore, I see Ibiza Balance as one of the most professional companies on the island, without any doubt. We aim to have consistency in everything we do but also to challenge ourselves with new plans and projects.
Do you enjoy interacting with clients?
My experience with the clients has been really nice. Most of them are here on vacation, so they’re looking for treatments to relax and recover themselves, and it’s a great feeling for me to be able to fulfil their needs and help them refresh their energy.
What’s your favourite thing about the island?
Watching sunsets and taking long walks in search of new areas and secret beaches.
How do you maintain calm with a chaotic summer schedule?
In order to balance I usually distance and make a moment for myself. Then I use that moment to do yoga, read a book, take a walk – something that allows me to be left with my own thoughts.
How do you see the island changing in 2016?
I see Ibiza developing rapidly, with the possibility for longer season becoming more likely. Every year more and more people decide to stay and enjoy quiet winter time, so let’s see. Anything is possible on this island.
Passion: ensuring client satisfaction
Mission: to deliver the best possible service for Ibiza Balance clients
Belief: you can find calm in the quiet
Style: seamless service with a smile
Character: calm, collected and ready for anything