A complete range of international massage experiences are available at Ananda, each addressing a specific aspect of mental and physical well-being.
A nourishing blend of sunflower and wheat germ oil with a hint of rose is warmed and applied to the skin. Rhythmic flowing movements over the back, shoulders, neck and scalp release deep seated tension and stress, relieve aches and pains, encourage deep breathing, calm the mind and make you feel at one with your body.
Swedish massage is the manipulation of the superficial layers of the muscles against the bone; it relaxes the body, increases circulation, removes metabolic waste products, and can help the recipient obtain a feeling of connectedness. The strokes and manipulations of Swedish massage are each conceived as having a specific therapeutic benefit.
A holistic experience based on the application of carefully blended essential oils in a nourishing vegetable base using lymphatic and pressure point massage techniques to maintain and promote physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. Choose from grounding, invigorating or detoxifying oils, to intensify the therapeutic effects of this age-old treatment.
Earth Stone Massage
Earth Stone therapy creates a deep structural, powerful form of massage, improving posture and circulation. Allow the warmth of the hot basalt stones to give a deeper massage creating sensations of comfort and warmth, relaxing and releasing tension. In contrast the cold marble stones help the body to detoxify and heal. Helping to strengthen the mind- body connections, leaving you feeling refreshed, energised and rebalanced.
Reflexology is performed to help restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium. This gentle therapy encourages the body to work naturally to restore its own healthy balance. It is a myth that reflexology should be painful to be effective, the slightest touch can have a marked effect on a persons overall well being, stimulating reflex points to restore energy flow to the body as a whole.
Traditional Thai Massage
Traditional Thai Massage, also known as passive yoga, combines gentle rocking and rhythmic compressions with targeted point pressure and assisted yoga stretches. Thai massage revitalizes both body and mind and balances the energy flow within. The therapist will tailor each treatment to meet your individual needs.
Deep Tissue Massage
An experience recommended for those really tense, knotted and painful areas. Using a variety of muscle release techniques, the therapist will work within your pleasure/pain threshold to release and relax chronic tension.
Create your own massage. Does your back and neck need more attention than your legs? Would you prefer a deep tissue with a touch of reflexology, aromatherapy, or maybe an experience that ends with some holistic energy work? Our therapists will be glad to tailor a massage suited just for you, utilizing their individual areas of expertise.
Kundalini Back Massage
Kundalini is said to be the sleeping Goddess of Awareness in the base of the spine. This treatment is deeply healing and revitalizing to the nervous system. It includes cupping the hands and focusing awareness (and so encouraging prana!) on each of the energy centres along the spine. Clients with stress and exhaustion, as well as muscular back tension, will greatly benefit from its balancing effects.
Manipura means ‘beautiful jewel’ in Sanskrit. The essence of this treatment is to open this jewel thin allowing and inner glowing radiance and vitality to shine. An energizing scrub with Himalayan salt crystals stimulates the lymphatic system.
Indian Head Massage
This ancient experience relaxes tones and eases muscle tension in the neck, head scalp and shoulders, it also aids in the elimination of toxins by stimulating circulation, creating a positive energy flow through the chakras leaving you in a state of tranquility and peace.
Aroma Hot Oil Treatment
The essential oils of Geranium, Lavender and Rosemary are massaged into the scalp for hydration, regenerative and calming effects. To help the absorption of the oils your hair is steamed with a warm towel, improving the hydration and elasticity of the hair. This treatment is excellent for dry, dehydrated and sensitive scalp as well as improving the condition of your hair.
Bamboo Massage Bamboo massage has its origins in Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese Cultures. Bamboo is known for its healing properties and the massage works at all levels to balance, calm and energize, mentally and Spiritually. The bamboo sticks of various length and widths provide a deep and soothing massage that helps to stretch and elongate the muscles. It loosens the fascia that binds muscles and breaks down scar tissue. The oil used contains rosehip, sunflower and Vitamin E with pure bamboo essential oil known for its silica content which is a natural collagen.
Ananda Expectant Mothers experience
An experience with herbal extracts of Lavender, Chamomile and comfrey in rosehip seed, pomegranate and Argan oil, bringing peace, balance stillness, nurturing and harmony. Warm Himalayan and herbal poultices with lavender are gently massaged in to marma and meridian points for deeper relaxation and well-being.