Healing benefits of massage
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Modern life has its own benefits but it takes the toll on our health. Sitting all day, exposed
to artificial light and not enjoying fresh air, naturally grown foods, sunlight the we become unbalanced. The constant stress and worry accumulate toxins in our system. The best, easiest and most natural remedy is massage.
Regular massage (once, twice a week) prevent the development of skin disorders. Increases stamina, patience, self-confidence, forbearance, wit and intelligence, sexual vitality and physical beauty. Massage can stop premature ageing, reduce wrinkles, tone muscles, restores agility in the joints. Makes the skin smooth, strengthen the nerves and the immune system, help the body to retain its proper shape and elasticity.
Massage is therapeutically used for neurasthenia, headaches, insomnia, gout, polio, obesity, arthritis, blood pressure irregularities, asthma, mental disorders. It is increasing the production of white blood cells and antibodies, which provides resistance against viruses and diseases produces by infections. Strengthen the immune system, the defense mechanism of the body.
When massage (even self massage) is adopted to the daily practice it increases body heat and vitality as the circulatory and respiratory systems open to provide fresh oxygen and vital energy in the form of nutrient material.
(Source: Harish Johari – Ayurvedic massage)
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Ayurveda is a traditional Indian system of medicine, which originated 3000BC. The meaning of the word is: “the science of life”. The aim of ayurveda is to ENJOY the state of freedom from ailments.
Unique features of ayurveda:
- Holistic – takes the whole person not just certain parts of the body
- Based on the five elements (Ether, Air, Fire, Water, Earth)
- Focuses on the individual – does not apply one rule for everyone
- Treating the root cause of the disease
- Food is medicine
- 99% of the diseases are psychosomatic
Please read before you book your appointment!
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- All massage is performed with coconut or macadamia nut oil.
- What to wear: an underwear. Please make sure you are not wearing your latest buy as it might get oily. :o)
- After the massage drink a lot of water!
- Contraindication for all massage (if you have any of these below, please do not book appointment):
- Open wounds/cuts on the body part will get massaged
- Heavy cold/flu
- Menstruation (first three days)
- Strong/active headache
- Skin disease
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Zsuzsa Kohan is resident yoga teacher and massage therapist at Utopia, a magical and gorgeous ecohotel deep in the Guatemalan jungle near Semuc Champey. Zsuzsa gives her massages outdoors in a beautiful private space so it is a unique experience where you hear the birds sing, the river water babble and crickets and cicadas chirp while you are in absolute paradise for an hour:). You can choose between two types of massages, an Ayurvedic or yoga massage ( a little bit stronger and deeper). I always go for deep tissue massages but Zsuzsa recommended a Ayurvedic massage and that was the BEST recommendation EVER. Zsuzsa explains every step of the massage and what to expect before she starts massaging, but in no words can she describe the feeling you have after one of her delightful massages. It’s an hour of blissfulness where she carefully works every muscle, pain or issue you may have. Zsuzsa dedicates herself at her clients in an unique way: she offers a combination of complete relaxation, personal and professional attention and a very kind heart. Zsuzsa’s massage was definitely a highlight of my stay at Utopia, if you have an opportunity to explore this beautiful corner of the world, please make sure to enjoy one of her massages (or a yoga class)! Thank you Zsuzsa!
Zsuzsa is a wonderful therapist who has the gift of healing the body and touching the heart with her gentle and knowing hands.
Things I loved… well that is a long list! The pressure and technique was amazing and the oils you used. The setting is perfect you have a lot of attention to detail too on making sure I am warm, comfy etc. I loved it and you have such a great energy. It felt so wonderful receiving this treatment from you. I enjoyed every second.
This massage was simply amazing!! I have had Ayurveda massages previously but none so peaceful and complete as this. I was having fever for a while and fully recovered after this massage, it’s like all toxins were removed and felt my body totally renewed! Thanks, thanks, thanks Zsuzsa, I highly recommend it!! Don’t miss it!!!
Zsuzsa is a wonderful massage therapist. She’s gifted with an incredible healing touch. I’ve had massages in the past, including massages in posh spas in London. None of them came close to the experience I had when I had a session with Zsuzsa. I loved the massage and I felt so relaxed and calm afterwards. She was very thorough and I felt like she was attentive to my needs all the time through the session checking the pressure, making sure I was comfortable, etc. Thanks a lot Zsuzsa!
I really liked the back and the feet massage. It was very relaxing. I felt good after the hour session.
The massage was wonderful. I enjoyed it lots. Your energy is beautiful, calm and healing. Loved the tea after the session and the deep talk. I loved the space, plants, relaxing music. It was a great-great experience. I felt calm and relaxed after the session. I would love to do it more.
I had visuals during treatments two times in my life. One was a reiki healing session and the other was a massage session with Zsuzsa. I’m not sure what has happened but it was beautiful. I received the most relaxing massage I ever experienced. I felt so comfortable I drifted all to sleep. Thank you how I was so well treated.
Zsuzsa is very welcoming from the moment you walk through the door you are put at ease in an instant. The room I found to be warm and relaxing, I could tell Zsuzsa had taken time to create a calming environment and has succeeded.
I had a full body massage and was relaxing, and soothing which was just what I needed for my stiff neck & shoulders. I booked a massage Zsuzsa following a recommendation from a friend.
I would definitely be recommending her to my friends and family.
Dear Zsuzsa, thank you for amazing experience. I had the full body massage. It was relaxing and healing. You showed confidence, great patience and amazing technique. I would highly recommend everyone to go for a massage with Zsuzsa.