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!
Ibiza Balance offers a program of daily personal Yoga lessons suitable for beginners and experienced yogis alike, with sessions tailored to your skill level and personal goals. Customised instruction can be adapted to fullfil a variety of aims, addressing physical limitations, developing a regular home routine or achieving a deeper and more intensifying practice.
Ingrid has been practicing yoga for more than 15 years. She initially studied it in Argentina and later continued her studies in Ibiza. “My primary objective”, says Ingrid, “besides turning more and more people on to a healthier, more peaceful lifestyle that continually challenges them to grow, is to teach a system of exercise that fully integrates the body, mind, and spirit. The new trend towards yoga is not surprising, given that the body is limited and the mind is limitless. The combination of body and mind creates an incredibly broad range of fulfillment, including top physical condition and a calm, peaceful, clear mind.”
Her teaching flows between the dynamic yang practices of Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga or Ananda Yoga. She loves to emphasize her classes on synchronized movements & the breath in order to deepen the experience of the practice.
She is a professional Yoga teacher since 2012. What she loves the most about her job is to be able to share with people a state of well-being, healing and happiness. Her personal journey started with the ‘Gestalt Therapy’ that lead her directly to India to study Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga. This is the reason why didn´t stop for the last 6 years developing those skills. Through Yoga practice she leads the discovery of inner
balance, surrounding peace, connection with your own essence and the physical body. As a Massage Therapist she focusses on nourishing, health-giving and rejuvenating elements of the treatment as well the awareness of the moment and the attention to our entire being. Her underlying passion and curiosity of personal development has been guiding her to wonderful discoveries of balance between mind, body and spirit. That becomes her life’s mission to share this with the world.
Claudia is certified a Kundalini Yoga Teacher, and when she teaches she finds her passion.Kundalini Yoga gives her the tools to be tolerant and flexible to the constant change of life. This is why she loves to elevate others watering the seed of awareness. Kundalini Yoga it´s a gradual process where we increase our consciousness breaking fears and limits with love and being kind to ourselves. A Kundalini Yoga class
includes a set of asanas (postures), meditations, mantras and pranayamas (breath techniques). Claudia’s teachings are full of love, light and she guides the students very carefully holding the space for a deep
experience. Yoga will always be her foundation and her path of life.
Claudia is a renowned expert in the field of natural health with a wealth of experience in yoga, pranayama,
Ayurveda, mindfulness, nutrition, detox, weight loss, stress management and natural healing therapies.
Her desire to focus more deeply on yoga and meditation practices led her to India where she studied
with great teachers such as Sri K Patthabi Jois of Mysore, the founder of Ashtanga Yoga and Sri O.P.
During her years of living in India, she experienced first hand, the ancient, traditional healing system of
Ayurveda. She completed her Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand, in a world renowned yoga teacher training and retreat center, where she spent three years implementing the spa, numerous successful detox, weight loss, health & wellness programs and leading yoga & wellness retreats.
His 15 years working and researching on “The Human Behaviour on the Social Field” led him to seek answers of the personal concerns, He is studying, teaching and practicing more than 10 years yoga, meditation, breathing techniques and how to integrate these tools in daily life in order to optimize the integral health. He studied the main yoga styles and meditation techniques in India, but his interests are far more profound as he is constantly challenging himself to fit the methods of each and every class to client’s anatomy and emotional needs. Since 2012 Tomas is offering high quality yoga sessions, meditation and breathing techniques for the Ibiza Balance. Tomas is Spanish nationality. He lives and works in Ibiza
all year long. It is here were he treats and trainings.
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
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.