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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.

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Feel like indulging in a little tactile healing? Help is at hand: Massage therapy is recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing, with references to it cited in medical texts as far back as 4,000 years ago. Some of the recognized benefits of massage include: relaxation, soothing, healing, eased tension, stiffness, and pain, improved breathing, circulation and enhanced well-being. At its best, massage is widely accepted to restore and rejuvenate physical, mental and spiritual health.Barcelona has a great selection of highly-trained, affordable Engish-speaking massage practitioners.

A mà Teràpies is a true urban oasis, set on a pedestrian street in the Eixample area, offering a variety of relaxing treatments including massages, facials, emotional therapies and beauty treatments. The philosophy behind the centre is to offer rebalancing, de-stressing, complementary therapies that enhance wellbeing and relaxation. Treatments must be booked in advance, are tailored to suit invidual requirements and carried out by a professional, competent team of holistic practitioners. Aromatherapeutic, Ayurvedic, Body Buffer, Polarity, Hot and Cold Stone and Therapeutic massages, Acupuncture, and Cranio-Sacral treatments feature among the diverse range of procedures. Yoga, pilates and other classes are also offered. A mà Teràpies is open Mondays to Saturdays from 10.00h to 22.00h, and from 10.00h to 18.00h on Sundays and gift vouchers are available.
Calle Enric Granados, 23, 2ª 2
0034-34 93 451 65 72

The Anahata Centre for Yoga and Holistic therapies has earned its reputation as a renowned organization offering great, detail-orientated and caring service. Choose from: Swedish Massage, Polarity Therapy, Chiro- Massage, Sports Massage, Traditional Chinese Massage (Tui Na), Reflexology, Pre-and Post Natal Massage, Acupuncture and Shiatsu. Sessions range from 30 minutes to 2 hours, and house calls are available. Core Synchronism sessions are also available at the centre, and involve a subtle therapy, which works with the flow of cerebrospinal fluid within the body and relaxes the patient while toning the nervous system. Depression, anxiety, insomnia, migraines and a whole host of other disorders can be effectively treated with this procedure. Yoga classes, alternative courses and events are also offered. Opening times vary, so call ahead for an appointment.
Carrer Aribau 61
0034 605 656 738

Essence offers a great selection of massage treatments such as Acupuncture, Ayurvedic treatments, Chiro-massage, Thai massage, Reflexology, Shiatsu, and Lymphatic Drainage. This friendly, helpful centre offers peaceful surroundings, experienced staff and great value treatments, starting from 25 euros for a 30-minute session. Essence also features Reconnection Therapy sessions based on US doctor Eric Pearl’s technique of healing energy work through rebalance along the body’s meridian (acupuncture) lines. Conferences, workshops and yoga classes and courses also take place at this centre. Essence is open Mondays to Fridays, from 10.00h to 21.00h, Wednesdays from 10.00h to 20.00h, and Saturdays from 10.00h to 14.00.
Carrer Caballero 87
0034-34 933 638 358

The Mukta Cinic offers numerous natural health therapies and alternative courses, with attentive English speaking practitioners. Massage and therapy sessions last from 30 to 90 minutes and an initial appointment involves a careful case study and examination in order to assess patients’ individual needs and offer suitable treatment. Natural health treatments include: Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Bach Flower Remedies, Cranial Osteopathy, Homeopathy, Massage, Nutrition / Naturopathy, Osteopathy, Reflexology and Reiki and Alternative classes include Alexander Technique, Pilates, Tai Chi and Yoga. Courses are also offered and opening hours are Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 10pm.
Carrer Consell de Cent 265, Pral 2ª
0034 93 451 5415

Shiatsu Assari opened in Madrid in 1999, and was the pioneering centre for Shiatsu therapies in Spain. Now there are centres in Barcelona and Valencia, all of which follow the Assari ethic of effective, high-quality, personalized service in a relaxing environment. Treatments include Shiatsu, Acupuncture. Physiotherapy/Osteopathy, Lymphatic Drainage and Anma (a Japanese massage technique similar to Shiatsu.) The centre incorporates The Back School, which offers an hour-long assessment using state of the art software and advice on realignment of the back, helping to correct posture and avoid back-pain; this procedure costs 78 euros. Sessions can be bought individually, or in blocks of 3, 5 or 10. Therapeutic kits can also be purchased and business service is offered, where practitioners visit company offices and treat employees to help alleviate stress and promote wellbeing.
Carrer Mallorca 273
0034-34 932 722 978

Thank you Sairica for publishing this article on where to places in Barcelona to receive treatments to reeeelaxxxxx and unwiiiiiind. I found it really helpful as a guide for my short weekend trip, although in the end I found another top english speaking health centre in Gracia called Studio Australia. I really recommend it! It’s beautiful inside and the therapist Charlotte gave me the most gorgeous Reflexology treatment! – see and!!!!!!

November 6th, 2009 at 11:50, posted by Laura Green

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