Massage therapy is one of the most ancient forms of healing, and has been practiced for thousands of years in all regions of the world. Today massage therapy spans a wide variety of therapeutic approaches, working to improve an individual’s health and wellbeing through hands on manipulation of muscles and other soft tissues of the body. It has been proven beneficial for reducing stress, enhancing blood circulation, decreasing pain, promoting sleep, reducing swelling, and increasing oxygen capacity of the blood. New uses for massage therapy continue to be discovered as scientific research on this valuable healing modality continues.
While there seems to be universal agreement that massage “feels good”, it also offers many specific benefits. The therapeutic use of massage affects all systems of the body, most particularly circulatory, muscular, facial and nervous systems. Massage therapy is also effective in the control of pain – both chronic and acute, in stress reduction and in creating a sense of relaxation and wellbeing.
60min 40 € / 90min 60 €.
Generally, massage is known to affect the circulation of blood and the flow of blood and lymph, reduce muscular tension or flaccidity, affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation, and enhance tissue healing. These effects provide a number of benefits:
Massage therapy also has a number of documented clinical benefits. For example, massage can reduce anxiety, improve pulmonary function in young asthma patients, reduce psycho-emotional distress in persons suffering from chronic inflammatory bowel disease, increase weight and improve motor development in premature infants, and may enhance immune system functioning. Some medical conditions that massage therapy can help are: allergies, anxiety and stress, arthritis, asthma and bronchitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive motion injuries, chronic and temporary pain, circulatory problems, depression, digestive disorders, tension headache, insomnia, myofascial pain, sports injuries, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
40min 30 €.
Head, shoulder and back massages soothe away tensions in your upper body, break down knots and improve your flexibility. It helps relieve headaches by stimulating the nerves on your scalp and the blood circulation within your head. You will feel relaxed and re-energized.
Good to know: Head, shoulder and back massage is the ideal solution if you don’t have time for a full body massage or if you have concentrated tensions in the upper body. Though if you suffer from chronic pain, check with a specialist beforehand. This type of massage can be performed seated or lying down.
60min 40 €.
Within us all there is a silent system working to keep us healthy- the lymph system. Without it our bodies would swell up like balloons, swamping our cells with stagnant fluid. The lymph system's impact is so far reaching that many don't even realize that minor aches and pains, low energy or susceptibility to colds and flu may be due to a sluggish lymph system and a compromised immune system.
Lymph vessels make an intimate mesh-work that covers every inch of your skin, and surrounds each organ in great detail. The lymph vessels start very small in what are called the initial lymphatic. Over 70% of the initial lymphatics are in and just under the skin. By performing lymphatic drainage massage correctly, we can stimulate the opening of the initial lymphatic and increase the volume of lymph flow by as much as 20 times. But if we push too hard, we collapse the initial lymphatic, diminishing the lymph flow. Excessive pressure can even break the filaments that hold the initial lymphatic in place.
60min 55 € / 90min 75 €.
Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve pain and muscle tension throughout the body. This type of massage is extremely beneficial because it reaches the deepest layer of muscles, fascia (connective tissue surrounding the joints) and tendons. The goal in deep tissue massage is to breakdown adhesions (tense areas within the muscle). Adhesions in the muscle are very important to address because they cause pain, inflammation and limit motion of the muscles and joints.
40min 30 €.
Reflexology is a deeply relaxing complementary therapy which uses the feet to treat the whole body. The treatment involves massage and specialized thumb and finger techniques to stimulate specific reflex points on both feet. The feet represent a map of the body, the right foot corresponding to the left side of the body and the left foot corresponding to the right side of the body.
Reflexology has the capability of bringing about a state of deep relaxation. When the body is relaxed and stress is reduced, physical and emotional healing is possible. Tension is released, muscles cease to contract, and blood vessels relax. This allows the body systems, including the excretory system and lymphatic system, to function efficiently, eliminating toxins and impurities.
Everybody can benefit from this natural, non-invasive therapy. It can be used either as a one-off relaxation treatment or on a regular basis in order to target specific health conditions.
60min 50 €.
Sports massage focuses on muscles relevant to the event. For athletes who train continuously, the goal is to enhance endurance, lessen the chance of injury and shorten the time needed to recover from an event. Sports Massage may utilize a variety of techniques such as classical Swedish Massage, trigger point therapy, and hydrotherapy. Prior to an athletic event, Sports Massage may be used with stretching in order to help athletes to loosen, warm and prepare their muscles so that their performance and endurance might be enhanced. Following an athletic event, Sports Massage may be used to relieve pain, prevent stiffness, and return the muscles back to their normal state. Sports Massage may also be used for injury rehabilitation.
60min 35 €.
A body scrub is a popular body treatment that is like a facial for the body. It exfoliates and hydrates your skin, leaving it smooth and soft. We use high quality sea salt combined with fresh graded ginger, lime and sweet almond oil.
40min 40 €.
Studies have shown that a massage is one of the most effective treatments for cellulite. Not only that, but it is certainly a most pleasing and relaxing treatment. A cellulite massage is a natural, effective and pleasurable way to reduce your cellulite.
100min 75 €.
Our NEW aesthetic facials combine the benefits from Avocado, lemon, turmeric, honey with organic cosmeceuticals to dramatically reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne and pigmentation for a healthier, plumper, firmer and more radiant skin.
During you enjoy your face peeling, you enjoy 15 minutes hand massage and during you have your fruit mask on, you enjoy the benefits of our relaxing 20 minutes reflexology treatment!
90min 60 €.
Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy but with highly concentrated plant oils, called essential oils, added to the massage oil or lotion.
The nostrils are attached to a part of the brain called the limbic system. The limbic system controls emotions and influences the nervous system and hormones. When you inhale essential oil molecules, messages are transmitted to the limbic system and affect heart rate, stress level, blood pressure, breathing, memory, digestion, and the immune system. Essential oils are also believed to be absorbed through the skin. Each essential oil has different healing properties. For example, some calm while others energize. Here are some widely used essential oils and their purported properties:
Sesame Seed oil has been used as healing oil for thousands of years. Sesame oil is mentioned in the Vedas, (the Vedas is a large body of texts originating in ancient India) as excellent for humans. It is naturally antibacterial for common skin pathogens, such as staphylococcus and streptococcus as well as common skin fungi, such as athlete’s foot fungus. It is naturally antiviral. It is a natural anti-inflammatory. Seed Oil has been used extensively in India as a healing oil, including in experiments which showed it was useful in unblocking arteries. In recent experiments in Holland by Ayurveda physicians, sesame oil has been used in the treatment of several chronic disease processes, including hepatitis, diabetes and migraines.
Muscle pain: If you are experiencing joint and muscle pain, massaging eucalyptus oil on the surface of the skin helps to relieve stress and pain. The volatile eucalyptus oil is analgesic and anti-inflammatory in nature. Therefore it is often recommended to patients suffering from rheumatism, lumbago, sprained ligaments and tendons, stiff muscles, aches, fibrosis and even nerve pain. The oil should be massaged in a circular motion on the affected areas of the body.
But why are massages so good for health? During a massage, as the skin is rubbed with oil and the muscles are subjected to light pressure, they are agitated and the blood circulation below the skin and in the muscles is stimulated. This increased circulation brings more oxygen to tissues and the tissues are revitalized, speeding up healing and growth. This increases the rate of metabolism as well. Furthermore, the oil that seeps through the skin keeps the skin soft, smooth, and moist by not letting moisture escape. This oil collected under the skin, when it reacts with sunlight, also aids in the formation of Vitamin-D.
Now, why is coconut oil such ideal massage oil? When massage alone can do so much good for the body, then think what it can do if it is done with oil like coconut oil. If you do your research, then you will find that there is hardly any oil that can match the quality of coconut oil when it comes to massage. Let’s look at some more specific reasons... First of all, the presence of such a high concentration of medium-chain fatty acids (saturated fats) makes it very stable oil. So, when you rub coconut massage oil on your skin and leave it for a few hours, you don’t need to worry that it will become rancid and damage your skin or invite infections. Second, the presence of powerful anti-microbial agents like cupric acid and lauric acid in coconut oil do not let microbes infect your skin.
The layer of such stable oil full of saturated fats on the skin does not let moisture escape, thus protecting it from drying and cracking. Coconut oil is rich in vitamin-E, your skin’s best friend. It keeps your skin rejuvenated, young, and healthy. Coconut massage oil is gifted with a lot of antioxidants, so it can keep you looking young even in your seventies. These antioxidants do not let the skin wrinkle and also protects it from other adverse effects of ageing, like sagging, peeling, and discoloration. Coconut oil penetrates the skin very easily while massaging and can serve very well if used as carrier oil for other herbal extracts, essential oils, or medicines. Last but not the least, the fragrance of coconut oil is unmatched. It is so earthy and soothing that it keeps you fresh all day and eliminates body odor.
Rosemary is an aromatic herb that belongs to the mint family, Lameaceae. It is native to the Mediterranean region (1). This evergreen plant has greyish green, needle-shaped leaves and produces small, pale blue flowers. Rosemary essential oil is extracted from the flowering tips of the plant through steam distillation. It is one of the most popular aromatherapy oils. It is basically a colorless to pale yellow liquid with a piercing woody balsamic aroma. This crisp and clean-smelling oil is rich in healthy properties like benefiting phytonutrients, antioxidants and essential acids. It has been used since ancient times as a medicinal and culinary herb by the Greeks and Romans due to its therapeutic properties. It was most commonly used for healing and purification. Rosemary essential oil is most widely used in aromatherapy as it is great for stimulating the brain, improving memory and mental clarity. It has other health benefits as well which include treatment of congested respiratory tract problems, stiff muscles, and boosting liver and gall bladder. It is also great for hair and skin care and is used as an ingredient in several products.
Relieve stress and tension, heal sore muscles and stiff joints, and get amazingly smooth and youthful skin with the healing touch of olive oil and don’t forget to share your massaging tips with us.
The benefits of olive oil are numerous. A nourishing olive oil massage helps in relieving sore muscles and strained joints and the powerful anti-inflammatory compounds present in the oil sooth arthritis pain, recovers inflamed tissues and protects the skin against infection. Helps Reduce Sun Burn, Reduces Cellulite, Helps Relieve Stiffness of Neck, Shoulders and Back, Reduces Stretch Marks, Slows Down Skin Ageing, Reduces Dandruff, Aids Better Sleep.
Relieves from Pain and Inflammation: Excessive strain, sitting in front of the computer for a long time or over exercise can often lead to strained and inflamed muscles and joints, although our instinct is to reach for over the counter pain killers, what it provides in realty is just temporary relief while what our body needs is a nourishing and intense body massage. Massaging the body with slightly warm, extra virgin olive oil helps in relieving muscle pains, spasms, sprains and inflamed joints. In addition, it also helps in relieving the pain caused by arthritis and gout.
Jojoba oil benefits include its wonderful ability to make your skin free refreshed and replenished, without leaving it feeling oily. It is widely considered one of the best massage oils for any type of bodywork. It has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant properties to help protect and renew dry, inflamed, acne-prone skin as well as improve the look, feel, and health of dry, damaged, and thinning hair. With all the different types of massage oils used today, this oil far outweighs the rest. It is considered one of the best massage oils with professional massage practitioners because of its organic qualities and benefits to the client's skin.
Sweet almond oil with its moisturizing qualities is ideal for dry skin. Rich in vitamin E, A, B1, B2 and B6, it effectively balances the moisture in dry and irritated skin. It is easily absorbed hence does not leave the skin sticky and oily or block the pores. Widely used as a pain killer almond oil is highly effective and when used as massage oil, it is proven to relieve muscle pain and physical stress. Derived from the almond kernel, almond oil is pale yellow in color, high on flavor and a rich source of essential vitamins and minerals. Calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamins E and D are found in great quantities in sweet almond oil hence it is a rich source of nutrients integral to healthy living.
Medical massage is directed by Monika Devecz, licensed massage therapist. My many years of experience ensure that you can enjoy a high quality service. We want you to take home not only the memory, but also the benefits for a long time to enjoy!
It is our duty to improve your health and well being!
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„Το πλέον επαγγελματικό μασάζ στην Πάφο. Ευγενής και απόλυτα επαγγελματίας.”
„Δοκιμάστε το επαγγελματικό μασάζ της κ. Μόνικας και θα δείτε μεγάλη διαφορά όπως εγώ!”
„Η Μόνικα κάνει το καλύτερο θεραπευτικό μασάζ. Μετά από τη θεραπεία νοιώθω ότι είμαι ελεύθερη από κάθε πόνο. Νοιώθω υπέροχα! Ευχαριστώ την Μόνικα, να είναι πάντα καλά.”
„I have been going to Monica about 6 weeks now and I am now feeling a lot more improvement in my back and shoulders. Monika is also a very nice bubbly person who you can talk to.”
Mo Hanilton, Messoi
„I have had a leg and back pain from years of sport and bad posture. I have been coming to Monika for medical and deep tissue massage, and is has worked miracles on me! Never felt better. Highly recommended! We are lucky to have a true and experienced professional in our small city!”
„Die Früchte eines effektiven Handwerks streicheln dich aus dem Schlaf. Mit Wohlgenuss erträgt man die Tortur.”
Vielen Dank, Branka