In Shantom we offer many different types of alternative and massage therapies, in the form of private sessions, by knowledgeable and experienced therapists.
Alternative therapies energise the body in a holistic way and bring relief from physical and psychological pain, restoring body-mind balance. They offer revitalisation, relaxation, detoxification, energy balancing and in many cases – either in synergy with traditional medicine or on their own – bring about effective healing for a variety of illnesses.
These are ancient and more modern healing arts that effectively contribute to the prevention and therapy of health complaints, according to the individual needs of each patient.
Ayurveda means “the science of life”. It originated in India and is the world’s most ancient scientific medical system. Ayurvedic massage, if performed regularly, can bring a long life as well as a healthy and beautiful appearance. If needed, it can be combined with other techniques.
Massage with essential oils
Aromatherapy effectively combines the action of massage with the properties of the essential oils. It’s a holistic, gentle method of natural therapy that helps the natural self-healing capacities of our body.
Indian head massage (Shampissage)
Indian head massage is part of the ancient, holistic tradition of Ayurveda and offers many benefits for the health of the body and the mind. It is done on the head, the face, the shoulders and the upper back – all the spots where tension and stress tend to concentrate. It is also very effective on the scalp and for hair health.
Lymphatic massage (cellulite massage)
The lymphatic massage for cellulite promotes micro-circulation and helps eliminate the swelling from fat deposits. Thanks to its swelling-reducing and decongesting action, the lymphatic hand massage eliminates toxins and is of considerable efficacy against cellulite. It is performed on the legs, the belly, the buttocks and the arms.
An alternative method of face care
Rejuvance is a natural and effective method to rejuvenate the face, while also having effects on the whole body and the mind, offering a deeply relaxing experience. The Rejuvance technique is applied with the fingertips on each part of the face, the head, the neck, the décolletage, from the surface to deep inside the tissues. A whole Rejuvance therapy involves six hourly sessions, once a week.
Reflexology is a very ancient technique based on the existence of reflex points on the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands. These points correspond to each organ and each part of the body. The reflexologist relaxes and energises the body by stimulating the reflex points, thus helping the body’s own self-healing mechanisms.
This technique was developed in Japan at the beginning of the 20th century, but its roots are in the holistic therapeutic approach of traditional Chinese medicine. It works with vertical pressure of the fingers on the energy channels of the body (called “meridians”), which regulate the flux of energy in the whole organism.
Muscle-relaxing massage of the whole body, effective on the muscles, the joints and the nervous system. It promotes well-being and therapy, relieving musculoskeletal pains and all kinds of tension. It is suitable for people of all age groups.
Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing art with roots in yoga, ayurvedic medicine and Buddhist spiritual practices. Its techniques include soft pressing movements, rhythmic massage, gentle twists and passive stretching exercises taken from yoga. This massage restores the normal flux of vital energy, “opening” the places where it has been blocked.
Sound massage with singing bowls
Sound massage using the Tibetan singing bowls, is an ancient method of healing the body, the mind and the soul, with roots in Tibet, China, Nepal and India. It was first related to the shamanic aspects of the earlier Bon religion of the Himalayan region, which later was integrated into tantric Buddhism. It has been used since then to balance the chakras and create harmony between the left and right hemispheres of the brain, as well as to release blockages.
The method used is the one by Peter Hess, who studied it for many years in these countries and adjusted it to the Western standards.
You just lie down and the bowls are put on your body. The therapist will then strike them with a certain sequence and you will feel the healing vibrations in your whole body, while entering in a deep relaxation.