Hi, my name is Indah,
Having studied physiotherapy in the Netherlands (BSc. in Health, from the Hogeschool van Amsterdam in 2009), I have been working as a massage therapist in the beautiful Algarve (where I grew up), for over 8 years now.
I realized how much gain there is, both physical and emotional, in receiving massages.
I started with a mobile physiotherapy service, visiting people with mobility restrictions, working especially
with geriatric patients but also athletes and others, treating neurological, post-operative & musculoskeletal conditions. I still visit my elderly patients on a regular basis.
Simultaneously I have been bringing massages to locals and tourists, who
were happy to receive a massage treatment in their house or under the blue
My main passion lies in giving massages, looking at the body and person as a whole, always employing general relaxation, along with a combination of massage techniques to help you to an efficient & relieving massage experience.
A greater awareness of your body (and underlying issues), will also help you to feel yourself better and make your well-being a higher priority.
Listening to what you would like and (feeling) what your main areas of tension are, I adapt every massage to your personal wishes and to your body´s needs.
I have also been giving Pilates classes since 2014 and have done pre & post natal Pilates courses for a few years. Having done my professional Pilates training in Brazil, where Pilates is widely practiced. In my regular Pilates classes, all ages are welcome (classes are beginners - intermediate level). Classes can be specifically tailored to you or your group.
Among the continuing education courses I have done in the past years are:
- Pilates for the pelvic floor
- pelvic floor functions and dysfunctions
- manual lymphatic drainage
- aqua - Pilates
- pregnancy & post natal Pilates
- manipulation of the spine - osteopathic method
- 200 Hr Yoga instructor course
- NLP practicioner course for coaching purposes
- Balinese Massage
- Curso de formadores (instructor course)
My mother tongue is German, I speak Portuguese, Dutch and English fluently, Spanish and French on conversational level.
You can currently visit me in my
treatment room in Raposeira, near Vila do Bispo and Sagres and i offer mobile treatments and classes in the area.
Contact me for any further information, thank you!