We have several available services for you: back massage, legs massage, neck massage, feet massage, foot reflexology, shiatsu, restoring massage for pilgrims and more!
Relax your muscles. Relieve tension and pain
Ideal massage to loosen up the muscles and release the tension caused by stress, poor posture, carrying extra weight on the back or inadequate rest.
Calm your mind and forget about stress
This massage is designed for relieving and removing muscle tension, calming the nervous system, improving your circulatory and lymphatic system and reducing day to day tightness, stress and anxiety levels.
Remove toxins, feel more comfortable in your body and improve your health
This massage was created to reduce body fat in specific areas such as: gluteus, abdomen, hips, waist or legs.
Release pain and muscle tightness. Balance your posture
This is a therapeutic massage based on acupressure, using fingers and palms to apply pressure on specific areas on the body. It is designed to improve general health and energy levels.
OMG. Everything was so relaxing and Jose was able to get all my knots out and made me feel so... read more - 2/06/2021
After 10 days of Camino Portugues, Jose helped ease off my sprained ankle and pinched nerve on my lower back... read more - 10/19/2020
A massage so good, I went twice!
I had my first massage here after finishing the coastal leg of the Portuguese... read more - 9/15/2020
Recommend Massage of Susanna was relaxing and I’m very greatful 😊 also I have received a gel for muscles as a... read more - 8/11/2020
One of the best massages I had.
José is a really good masseur, especially for the pilgrims. I enjoyed a... read more - 8/06/2020
Thank you Jose! Jose is the best!! I was so sore after 13 days of straight walking on the Primitivo. After I finished... read more - 8/05/2020
Praza da Quintana, nº 3 Instituto Europeo Campus Stellae
15704 Santiago de Compostela
Contact Phones: (+34) 671 287 351 – 981 52 27 88
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Tips for Pilgrims
• Do not wear brand new footwear. Using a new pair of shoes on your Camino experience is not advisable. The more used you are to them, the better. This will save you some wounds and/or blistering. The best recommendation is to put on light and comfortable sneakers with a thick sole. Contrary to what is often said in many guidebooks about the Camino, using trekking boots it is not desirable, unless it is winter. This sort of footwear overheats the feet and soften the skin.
• Wear light and breathable clothes. In order to walk as comfortable as possible, the secret is to wear something that allows you to move freely. As you will be walking for many hours a day, it is important to avoid excessive sweating and overheating of your body.
• Taking trekking poles or sticks with you can definitely help to ease the journey, BUT it is a better option to carry two instead of one in order to avoid back, hips and leg imbalance.
• Take it easy, walk at your own pace. The Way of Saint James it is not a race. We often receive pilgrims with messy feet because they have done the Camino “marathon style”. If possible, take a 5-10 minutes break each one and a half hour. Enjoy this pause to take off your shoes so they can be refreshed and cool. Better yet, whenever you can soak them in cold water, and dry them thoroughly later.
• Taking care of your feet is key. Showering in the morning is not the best option (preferably, take a shower after the daily exercise) but if you do so, do not use excessive hot water, as you will be more likely to get blisters or wounds that way.
• During the summer, do not forget to apply sunscreen especially on your face, so you can avoid sunburns. And remember to wear a hat.
How to treat blisters
When blisters are completely developed:
• Wash your hands before touching the blister or the wound.
• Clean the wound or blister and its surrounding area carefully, applying a tissue or an antiseptic gauze. After that, dry it with a new gauze.
• Use a sterilized sewing needle, pop the blister and drain it by gently applying pressure on the edges.
• Clean the area again once the blister has been drained and cover it with Compeed or other similar bandage.
• Leave the bandage on the wound until it falls off on its own. (IMPORTANT: do not remove a Compeed. It will fall in a few days). If you don’t have a Compeed, cover the blister with antiseptic cream a non-adhesive tissue and held it with adhesive tape.
• Do not pop if the blister is not open, its size is less than 1 cm or if it has thick skin.
Before Your Massage - Recommendations
Arrive at the centre 5 minutes before your booking time, so you will have some time to relax and can embrace the experience and enjoying some time exclusively for yourself.
Wear comfortable clothes and, before the treatment, store any personal belongings such as earrings, necklaces, bracelets and watches. We would appreciate if customers could put their phones on silent.
It is advisable to go to the restroom before starting the massage.
During The Massage - Recommendations
During the session, it is crucial for you to be comfortable. Please, do not hesitate to let the therapist know if you don’t feel at ease for any reason such as: the room temperature is not adequate, the therapist is talking too much, the noise, etc.
Occasionally when working on specific muscles, you can feel some pain. Although this happens mostly in therapeutic massages, it is important that you tell your therapist that you are experiencing discomfort if this is excessive.
When the massage is over, do not stand up abruptly as you could feel dizzy. The therapist will remind you about it.
After The Massage - Recommendations
It is essential to drink plenty of water after a massage. Muscles dehydrate after the treatment, so it is important to replace all that lost water by drinking more. This will help eliminate the metabolic waste produced by the muscles through the urine.
After the massage do not drink coffee or other stimulating beverages. This can add tension to your relaxed muscles and even cause a weird feeling.
If you are hungry after the massage, do not eat too much, but if you need to, drink enough water first.
When Not To Get A Massage
Severe wounds or surgical areas should not be handled directly until checked by your doctor.
A massage is contraindicated if you suffer an acute contagious illness, skin rashes or infections, fever, hypertension or have had a heart attack recently.
People with cancer who are being treated with radiation and/or chemotherapy should check with their doctor prior to getting a massage.
It is vital that you inform the therapist of any health issues and medications you are taking. Written approval will be required for each massage session if you are undergoing medical treatment.
I Have Muscle Pain, Should I Use Heat Or Cold?
In case you are experiencing pain for a few days, apply heat. The heat will increase the diameter of the blood vessels, improve circulation, decrease stiffness and have a soothing effect. It is especially indicated for chronic injuries that are not inflamed but it is IMPORTANT to use it exclusively during the first 72 hours. Heat is extremely helpful for muscle knots, poor posture or even before exercising to help warming up the muscles. You must apply it for 15 up to 25 minutes, one to three times a day, using a hot water bottle, an electric blanket or a bag of seeds.
How Often Can I Get A Massage?
You can also have a massage for prevention, maintenance of your health, or purely for wellness. You can schedule your treatments as you please.
Getting regular massages is beneficial for your health. A massage every week or two can make a big difference to your health and stress levels. Even a monthly massage can improve your wellbeing. Make massages a regular practice for health purposes, along with good nutrition and exercise and you will feel so much better!