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
Chemical peelings are typically used to restore a youthful, vibrant appearance to wrinkly, blotchy, sun-damaged skin.
There are three main types of chemical face peel, and each has unique benefits for the skin. The light chemical peel improves acne scars and skin texture, and reduces the effects of sun damage. The medium chemical peel improves acne as well and also smoothes fine surface wrinkles, and corrects pigment problems such as age spots. The deep chemical peel helps treat sun-damaged skin, eliminates deep, coarse wrinkles, and can remove pre cancerous growths.
MedSpa Chemical Peelings options:
– Anti- Acne
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
Having already cemented a reputation as the island’s go-to destination for those seeking innovative, medically-sound health and beauty treatments, the team at MedSpa Ibiza is striding firmly into summer 2018 with a renewed devotion to providing the very best remedies for each and every one of their dedicated clients’ requests. From ground-breaking facials to all manner of health-enhancing therapies, here, you can be sure you’re getting world-class service provided by highly-trained professionals. As the official home of renowned group of therapists, Ibiza Balance, you’ve got everything you need to look and feel your very best, all in one place.
Located in Ibiza’s bustling Marina Botafoch area, MedSpa Ibiza is a sleekly designed space, created specifically for delivering the world’s most cutting-edge developments in the health and beauty realm. Each of the pristine, polished rooms is dedicated to a particular treatment, and every specialist has an in-depth background in delivering medical-grade care. So while any time here leaves you feeling pampered, refreshed, and revived, you’re also aware that there’s real science behind the methods – an essential for modern-day wellness.
Take VitaminDrip IV Therapy, for instance. Undoubtedly recognised as MedSpa Ibiza’s signature treatment, this is the only place on the island where you can receive this revolutionary therapy. Designed to give your body a quick, efficient boost it needs after a particularly long week, or if you are just generally feeling tired, it works by replenishing electrolytes and vitamins that have been lost by your body, seamlessly replacing them in a process that takes as little as 30 minutes. Often used by those suffering from sallow skin, stress, and dehydration, it’s the perfect pick-me-up pre or post holiday, and unsurprisingly, has proven to be one of MedSpa Ibiza’s most sought after offerings. There are custom blend VitaminDrip therapies designed for immunity boosting, hydtation, skincare, detox and much more, and your treatment will always be authorised by the in-house medical team at MedSpa Ibiza.
Elsewhere, MedSpa Ibiza specialises in a variety of other high-tech treatments designed to suit every need. Those looking for an injection of radiance to the face should look no further than the Hydrafacial, a procedure that offers instant results with no downtime. Combining a unique combination of cleansing, exfoliating and rehydrating, it works by infusing the skin with antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid. The result is a deeply satisfying, clear complexion, with improved tone and texture, and a decrease in fine lines, breakouts and pigmentation. Naturally, a series of treatments can produce truly staggering results.
For those unafraid of slightly more invasive therapies, there’s Microneedling. A procedure made made famous by the celebrity A-List and its effectiveness combined, this therapy involves using tiny needles to puncture the skin at its very deepest levels, in the process stimulating elastin and collagen, which then work in unison to deliver plumper, more glowing skin. The results are proven to be particularly effective in dealing with acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles – things we would all appreciate a little less of. Choose from a range of three targeted treatments, to really get to the crux of the problem you’re trying to address.
Another radical series of treatments spearheaded by the MedSpa Ibiza team is Thalgo’s iBeauty. Coming in sessions of 30, 45 or 60 minutes, each procedure is designed to deeply cleanse, removing impurities that leave the skin looking luminous. The latest generation of treatments from the highly-acclaimed Thalgo brand, it uses a combination of sound vibration, ultrasound and radio frequency – tuning into the industry’s most high-tech, scientific advancements to smooth wrinkles, firm tissue and leave you feeling as fresh-faced as a newborn.
It’s not just skin and face the MedSpa Ibiza team specialise in – they can also help to hone and improve a myriad of other elements on the body. The VelaShape II for example, uses infrared light and radio frequency alongside a vacuuming process and massage to successfully shrink fat cells and tighten the skin. While this may sound like something from Star Trek, you can actually see proven results after only the first treatment, with some patients in clinical studies reporting an incredible surface reduction of 2.5cm in the area they had treated, not to mention generally smoother, silkier skin. You also have the ability to focus on specific troublesome areas, so if you’ve struggled to lose your love handles, or suffer from cellulite on the legs, this could well be an option for you.
These are just a few of the key treatments available at MedSpa Ibiza, and for anything else on the pampering spectrum, you can look to the Ibiza Balance treatment menu. Based at the spa, but providing treatments island-wide with their mobile service, Ibiza Balance are experts in their field. Offering a range of feel-good regimens that include lymphatic drainage, pregnancy massage, reflexology, physiotherapy, osteopathy, acupuncture and beauty treatments, among many other things, the team can provide everything you need in order to overhaul mind, body and soul, either at the spa itself, or in the comfort of your own home or holiday villa.
On that note, there are special packages available throughout the whole of summer 2018, so you can curate your own MedSpa Ibiza package, dependent on your needs. Choose one dedicated solely to detoxing, beauty, or wellness, or mix and match by cherry-picking a handful of treatments that you feel will deliver optimum results for you. Buy six treatments, for example, and you get around a 10-percent discount, saving money and boosting your wellbeing in the process. So whether it’s prep for a summer holiday, revving up for a red carpet event taking some well-need down time after a stressful cycle of events, MedSpa Ibiza practice the science that sparks the solution.
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’.
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.