Her philosophy is focused on healing dis-harmony and dis-ease by treating the mind, body and spirit of the individual in a very personal and unique way as a complementary therapy to work alongside conventional medicine and providing a listening intuitive touch mixed with professionalism. She has been a professional bodywork practitioner since 2001 and am registered with the Federation of Holistic Therapists in the UK and trained at the City College and Jing Institute of advanced massage training in Brighton, UK. Specialising in Advanced Clinical Based massage, Myofascial Release, chronic pain conditions and trauma she has the skills to confidently and successfully treat pathologies in a clinical and holistic fashion. Alongside this she is a certified Reiki Practitioner and hold a Certificate in Thai Massage from Wot Poh in Bangkok Thailand and trained to deliver a wide range of alternative, holistic therapies, including Aromatherapy Massage. Living in Central Portugal for several years, working mainly from home, she also works at various exclusive retreats and villas in Portugal.
Advanced Clinical Massage
Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy creatively combines and applies a range of advanced techniques including: Hydrotherapy, Myofascial release, Trigger Point Therapy. Acupressure points, Soft Tissue Release, Sports Stretches. Amma fusion Eastern style techniques. Spinal and Sacrum Bodywork This treatment can help with chronic pain conditions, may help avoid painful surgery , decrease recovery time in post-operative patients, all scar tissue, for example after cesareans which may eventually lead to lower back pain; fibromyalgia and life trauma. Aoife is a specialist in this type of treatment having undertaken years of advanced training in the UK and finds these techniques very powerful and healing with a good success rate.
Beautifully relaxing and is designed to transport you into a world of pure bliss and Relaxation.
The fascia of the body is the tough connective tissue that holds our physical tissues together. In a normal, hydrated, healthy state, fascia has the ability to stretch and move without restriction. However it is very common to develop fascial restrictions due to factors such as: postural imbalances, accidents, surgeries, emotional trauma, stress, repetitive strain issues, and tension. Because fascia is entirely continuous throughout the body, a restriction in one part will affect every other part. Injuries to the muscular system will cause fascia to tighten and dehydrate.
Where other traditional massage approaches often do not impact on fascia aspect of physiology, myofascial release techniques combined with other techniques from advanced clinical massage is one of the most powerful clinical soft tissue treatments available today for aligning and balancing the whole body with very deep healing and relaxation. The overall intention of MFR is to relieve pain, restore mobility and release emotional tensions in a safe way, leaving the body in optimal alignment increasing range of motion.