Hi, my name is Indah,
Having studied physiotherapy in the Netherlands (BSc. in Health, from the Hogeschool van Amsterdam in 2009) and fully licenced in Portugal, I have been working as a physical and massage therapist in the beautiful Algarve (where I grew up), for 10 years now.
Before that, i gained experience working in private physiotherapy clinics, extensive experience in customer service (technical and tourism), elderly home care and teaching languages.
Back in Portugal, I started with a mobile physiotherapy service, visiting people with mobility restrictions, working especially
with geriatric patients. I have experience in treating patients with neurological, post-operative & musculoskeletal conditions, and still visit some of my patients that cannot come to me, on a regular basis.
Simultaneously I have been bringing a combination of sports, relaxing, energetic and therapeutic massages to locals and tourists. Regarding the body and person as a whole, during massage treatments, general relaxation is equally important as the techniques employed to give you a therapeutic & effective treatment.
My passion lies in helping people regain mobility and strength by using exercise therapy, in giving physical exercise classes and in offering integrative massages.
Listening to what you would like and (feeling) what your main areas of tension are, I adapt every massage treatment to your personal wishes and to your body´s needs.
I have been giving Pilates classes since 2012 and have completed my 200hr Hatha Yoga instructor course in 2018. I gained experience giving pre & post natal Pilates courses over a few years. Having done my professional Pilates training during one year in Brazil. In my regular 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.
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!
I am fully licensed as a physiotherapist in Portugal, with professional registration nr. 11014 in the physiotherapists´´´´ order and work with receipts (recibos verdes).
About Anjana, (mobile massage treatments available Fridays and Saturdays):
My name is Anjana.
An energetic & experienced massage therapist with a special interest & passion for mindful, embodied touch.
I have five years of experience in Swedish massage, Deep tissue massage, Sports massage, Reflexology , Stress relief & hot stone massage .
Each treatment is tailored to individual massage needs from light relaxation to remedial deep tissue work.
I am specialized in Ayurvedic treatments, Panchakarma, Chavutti Thirumal ( Indian foot/rope massage developed by the Kalari martial arts).
I do my best & I believe in the power of touch from my heart.
Education: Graduated in Ayurvedic & Folklore studies, Calicut university, Kerala, India.