Marta is a portuguese Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher with worldwide experience in community development projects.
She has been a passionate yoga practitioner for 16 years old and since then the oriental culture and spirituality has always attracted her. Motivated by this passion she traveled frequently to India in the past years to deepen her yoga practice and knowledge.
While in India, she developed her skills through several formations in Traditional Hatha Yoga, Yôga Therapy, the art of Ayurveda Yoga Massage and, posteriorly, she studied the Champi therapy - Indian Head Massage. In Bali she studied Yin Yoga and fell in love with this taoist yoga philosophy and practice, and she also invested her time practicing the relaxing Balinese massage.
More recently, she dedicates my time and focus to giving yoga classes to children and adults. In 2017 she started a liquid journey with Flydeeper, a powerful aquatic therapy that combines dance and massage.
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Ayurvedic Yoga Massage
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage is a unique combination of Yoga stretches and Ayurvedic massage developed by the master Kusum Modak.
The treatment involves alternation between Deep Tissue massage and series of yoga stretches covering all regions of the body with the purpose of bringing a sense of openness and presence to the receiver. Another unique tool of the Ayurveda Yoga Massage is the use of Calamus powder which, when mixed with just a little bit of oil, helps to bring out the toxins from the body. Both hands and feet are used in the delivery of the massage, the scrubbing, stimulant feeling awakens the skin, blood circulation and senses.
Harmonizes the flow of vital energy and induces a deep sense of stillness and opening;
Stimulates breathing capacity and promotes the circulation of all the body’s fluids;
Releases tension in the muscles and loosens joint stiffness;
Enhances physical flexibility;
Increases the range of movement and improves correct posture;
Positive impact on central nervous system;
Balinese massage is a full-body, deep-tissue, holistic treatment. Balinese massage uses a combination of gentle stretches, acupressure, reflexology, and aromatherapy to stimulate the flow of blood, oxygen and "qi" (energy) around your body, and bring a sense of wellbeing, calm and deep relaxation. Balinese massage uses a variety of techniques including skin rolling, kneading and stroking, and pressure-point stimulation, combined with the aromas of essential oils.
Balinese massage is a good treatment to choose if you want to experience a variety of massage techniques, need some help to relax, or if you're feeling a bit low. A relaxation massage with attitude, this treatment will help you feel calm, but it will boost your circulation and target knotted tissue to address physical issues as well.
Champi - Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage, also known as Champi, is a therapy based on the ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for over a 1,000 years.
The aim of this therapy is to release the stress accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders. Indian head massage is especially good for relieving stress, tension, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis. Most people experience is deeply calming and relaxing, making them feeling energized and revitalized and better able to concentrate. Indian head massage helps increase joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders, improves blood circulation and lymphatic flow, frees knots of muscular tension, relaxes connective tissue, and aids in the
elimination of accumulated toxins and waste products.
The massage normally takes 30 to 50 minutes and is given seated in the chair.
Shirodhara is an ancient Ayurveda healing practice performed in India for over 2,000 years. It is one of the most meditative a relaxing ayurvedic treatments and consists in the application of warmed oil infused with herbs onto the forehead and the ajna chakra, our intuitive energetic center, for an extended period.
Traditionally it is used to calm and restore the nerves, harmonize Vata constitutions, release stored emotions and purify the mind. In Ayurveda Medicine, it is considered an important tool in the pursuit of higher states of consciousness. Shirodhara has been shown to help with fatigue, mental exhaustion, anxiety, insomnia, some mental disorders, headache, excessive thinking, nervousness, and many other conditions commonly suffered by some people as a result of today’s super-active and stressful lifestyle.
Kindly reschedule for another time if you are experiencing fever, head/chest inflammation, eye/ear/throat/sinus infections, flu and heavy cold.