Katerina Karatzi

Katerina Karatzi (Therapist in Residence)

Katerina Karatzi (Therapist in Residence)

Traditional Thai and Thai Foot Massage, Swedish (Holistic), Cupping Therapy and Gua sha facial and Lymphatic Massage

Traditional Thai Massage

“Thai Massage” or “nuad Thai” is a part of the traditional medicine of Thailand. It is carried out on a special mat on the floor. The recipient wears comfortable, light clothes. The therapist uses his thumbs, palms, elbows, forearms, knees and feet using his center of gravity.
It includes various massage techniques, stretches, reductions and pressures on the “Thai meridians” (sen lines).

It is a wonderful combination of energy and physical exercise for the body and mind with benefits such as:
• relief from chronic musculoskeletal pain
• Improving posture
• Improving joint mobility
• increase flexibility
It has immediate effects on athletes, dancers, people who do manual work or who exercise frequently.
Session: 60 min-80 euros

Traditional Thai Foot Massage

A widespread massage technique in Thailand, which is applied to the lower limbs and especially the feet.
It includes massaging techniques, stretching and applying pressure either with the fingers or with a special wooden tool.
It is a deeply relaxing but at the same time revitalising massage. It has immediate results on tired and swollen legs, it improves blood circulation, helps alleviate headaches, it relaxes and allows the whole body to rest.
The benefits of “Thai Foot” Massage are obvious from the very first session.
Session: 50 min-70euros

Swedish (Holistic) Massage with essential oils:
Swedish (holistic) massage with essential oils
“Swedish (holistic) massage” is the most common type of massage in the western world.
It includes various techniques and is performed with vegetable oils that are enriched with essential oils.
Essential oils can pass into our body through the skin or through the smell and have wonderful benefits. They are relaxing, analgesic, tonic, anti-inflammatory, etc.
Swedish massage can be from very relaxing to very dynamic.
Session: 45 min-60 euros
Session: 60 min-80 euros

 Cupping Massage Therapy
Cupping Massage Therapy
Cupping Therapy is a traditional technique that has been existed around the world since ancient times (China, Vietnam, Greece, Egypt).
Benefits:
Causes intense blood flow and therefore it is effective for many musculoskeletal disorders and pains.
Promote relaxation
By improving blood circulation, cupping therapy can improve the appearance of the skin.
It is a natural way to treat certain respiratory problems including the common cold, bronchitis, asthma and other respiratory.
During the therapy we use Vacuum Set Cups with Pistol Grip Hand Pump. It is without the using of fire.
Session: 60 mim-80 euros

 Gua sha facial and upper body massage

Gua Sha Facial Massage
Gua Sha is an ancient Asian technique and is part of traditional Chinese medicine.
It is performed with special tools (such jade plates and other) on the face or body.
It promotes skin rejuvenation and is rightly called “The Natural Botox of the East”.
Specifically:
· It has been proven to stimulate microcirculation in the first 7.5 minutes after treatment
· Εliminates wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes.
· Tightens and brightens the skin.
· Relaxes and relieves headaches.
It is a simple but quite effective technique without side effects. The results are obvious from the very first session.
Session: 50 min-70 euros

Lymphatic Massage
Lymphatic Massage
Dr. Emil and Estrid Vodder invented lymphatic massage (or lymphatic drainage) in the 1930s. It is a method of gentle-rhythmic massage that aims at the natural drainage of the lymph which is the basic fluid of the lymphatic system.Τhe lymph helps to the nutrition and the defense of the body and eliminates the toxins. The lymphatic system does not have a pump like the circulatory system (heart) and for this reason it easily falls into stagnation. So, with lymphatic massage our goal is to stimulate lymph circulation.
Indications and applications:
• Detoxification of the body
• Strengthen the immune system
• Fluid retention, edema, cellulite
• Improving skin quality
• Stress, fatigue
• Sports injuries
Session: 60 min-80 euros
Session: 90 min- 100 euros

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Any questions or if you have any specific needs talk with the massage therapist in order to shape your own massage session customised with your body.

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Biography

Katerina Karatzi was born in Chalkida, Greece, in 1986.

At the age of 18 she moved to Athens to study in the department of Public Health of A.T.E.I , where she graduated.

She travelled a lot around Europe and Africa studying the West African music and dance. She has been giving dance lessons to adults and children since 2011.

Her fascination for the human body led her to train as a Holistic massage therapist, also learning Traditional Thai massage and Thai foot massage, Aromatherapy and Herbal Medicine from renowned teachers and she successfully completed her studies in the BASI Pilates method (Body Arts and Science International Pilates Education).

She lives permanently in Ithaca and she continued to be trained around the nature of the human body.