Treatments

At YogaFest Studio we believe a balanced body and mind brings lasting happiness. Our treatments are aimed to support your wellbeing by re-energise you or bring calm and relaxation. People around the word, from the East and the West, discovered ages ago the power of touch in relieving pain, prevent and cure illness. In many cultures massages became a ritual to accompany the passage between different stages of life and in some other it was aimed to restore balance on a body and mental level. Our masseuses and therapists bring you these traditional arts reinterpreting them in a contemporary way. Welcome to your body, welcome home.

 

Relaxation massage

A gentle treatment that aims to relax you. Performed with warm aromatic oils and the chosen pressure, it includes long strokes, gentle kneading and rolling of skin and muscles. This full-body massage will reduce any stress-related symptoms improving among all the quality of your sleep, peripheral circulation, skin tone and appearance.

 

Deep Tissue Massage

A specific type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscle and fascia in the body and alleviates chronic pain. By increasing the flow of blood through the body, it helps in reducing inflammation that causes pain and alleviate muscular tension. The therapist might focus on contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper or lower back in order to reduce pain, leg muscle tightness or sore shoulders.

 

Thai Yogic massage

Traditionally rooted in Ayurveda and Buddhism, this ancient healing system has been developed as medical practice to support the body to heal itself. Performed on the clothes and over a futon style mattress, it combines broad and targeted acupressure, stimulation and manipulation of energy lines called sen, and assisted yoga postures. The rocking and stretching assisted movements work on loosing tensions and improving mobility.

 

Ayurvedic Abhyangam

A full body technique aimed to detoxify body, mind and spirit. These ancient Indian treatments are performed with warm herbal oils  that do strengthen your immunity stimulating the lymphatic system. The herbs penetrate your skin and the soft but long and deep touch of the therapist enhances the flow of Prana: all together this will open the channels letting the energy flow freeing you from toxins (emotional and physical blockages).

 

Ayurvedic Marma Therapy 

Marma in Sanskrit means hidden or secret. By definition, a Marma point is a junction on body where two or more types of tissue meet, such as muscles, veins, ligaments, bones or joints, when a blockages is present in one of this connection points either if it is sore or blocked, related organs and channels can be malfunctioning. Pressure can be applied to related marmas to balance the activity of related organs and nerve, and to relieve pain. This gentle treatment creates an opportunity to experience powerful and dynamic transformation at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level  by building a positive link with the unconscious mind.

 

Ayurvedic Shirodara Abhyangam

Shirodhara means the dripping of oil like a thread (dhara) on the head (shiro). Next to the traditional Ayurvedic massage you will enjoy an ancient technique that soothes and invigorates the senses and the mind. A total feeling of wellness, mental clarity and comprehension is experienced in this process.

 

Shiatsu

Shiatsu is practiced on the whole body, fully clothed, on a futon mat. It includes the use of finger pressure (thumbs), but also palms, elbows and occasionally the knees along the meridians or energy channels running through the body. The treatment aims to release tensions from the body and mind, and helps energy flow freely. Thus receiving Shiatsu often leads us to live with and recognise, a mind-body connection and be more aware of subtle energy movements in one’s body and life. Shiatsu is a natural and empowering way to fight stress and prevent health imbalances such as insomnia, headache, asthma, nervousness, back pain, muscles and joint pain, poor digestion and burn out. Most people benefit immediately from deep relaxation and feeling refreshed after each session.

 

Japanese Acupuncture

Like its Chinese counterparts, Japanese acupuncture is praised for its ability to open energy channels within the body, relieve tension and cure other ailments. In contrast, Japanese acupuncture techniques are often gentler and more subtle than the techniques used in China. Japanese acupuncture treatments have been known to assist in helping with a range of complaints, including aggravated stress (fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression), localized pain (migraine, knee pain, back pain), gastric problems.

 

Prenatal massage

Carrying and growing a baby requires a lot of energy so giving back to yourself is equally important. Massage can do wonders for the overall wellness of a pregnant woman. It relieves some of the discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as hip & back pain, muscle tension, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling). In addition, prenatal massage reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax improving sleep contributing to relieve depression or anxiety.

 

Shantala Baby massage

This ancient technique, rooted in India, is a well-respected massage technique from which many other techniques arise. The therapist will teach you those gentle, relaxing and rhythmic strokes that are apt to release tensions and improve the child’s capacity to cope with the separation of the birth process, dealing with stress and stimulate the physical and psychological development. By affecting different systems of the body (respiration, circulatory, digestive, immunity, nervous, muscular, skeleton, endocrine and eliminatory) it promotes relaxation, better sleep and alleviates colics.

 

Prices for all treatments except Ayurvedic Shirodara Abhyangam:

60 minutes: €80/90 minutes: €110

Prices Ayurvedic Shirodara Abhyangam:

60 minutes: €100/90 minutes: €130

 

For bookings please email studio@yogafeststudio.com or call +31 20 21 49 521.

Monday to Friday from 10.00 – 20.00

Saturday & Sunday from 10.00 – 17.00

 

Treatments can be cancelled or rescheduled free of charge till 24 hours in advance.