The art of massage holds an important place as a therapeutic modality in Greek Medicine.
by Hippocrates, “the father of medicine”. Anatripsis ( to rub up) was developed by Hippocrates as a method of rubbing toward the heart to increase circulation and to eliminate pathogenic wastes and toxins from the organism.
The treatment begins with ‘dry kneading” of the body, that is, without the use of any oil, after which the therapist covers the skin with powder, and with a brush made from horse hair, brushes it in circular movements into the skin, activating the circulatory movement of the blood while ‘drying’ any humid areas.
Using hot extra virgin olive oil mixed with pure essential oils made from Greek herbs and flowers, the therapist then proceeds to massage the entire body, pressing points to relax and ‘open’ knotted muscles and energy meridians.
The massage concludes with a focus on the neck, head and face, which Hippocrates called ”disposing of tension” (especially the jaw, which tightens even when one has negative thoughts).
Kalari therapy is an ancient form of treatment based on ayuverda specializing in orthopedic disorders sports injuries and neuromuscle problems (back pain, neck pain, arthritis, etc). It’s a deep tissue full body, head and face massage that activates the 107 vital spots(marmas). the combination of specially formulated oils and herbs helps the nervous system to relax.
This all natural calming ayurvetreatment is perfect for the travelled, sun exposed skin and ideal for brides! It includes gentle cleansing, toning, application of an organic greek hydrating mask, followed by a rejuvenating face massage with luxurious organic face oil. This deeply calming treatment leaves the skin brighter, plumper and nourished.
Duration: 60 minutes