Enjoy a relaxing massage in one of our treatment rooms or in the comfort of your own chalet

Relax with a Massage from Qualified Therapists

Sports / Relaxing / Hot Stone / Deep Tissue / Classic or Swedish / Indian / In your own chalet

Massage uses a system of therapeutic movements to relax, stimulate and tone the body. Massage utilises touch to bring about physical and psychological changes, creating a feeling of wholeness in the body and mind.

Benefits of massage include:

Various techniques are used including myofacial release techniques, trigger pointing and acupressure and neuromuscular techniques. This can be combined with stretches and exercise prescription for maximum gain.

Sports massage

Sports massage can be one of the most effective means for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the musculo-skeletal system.  It can help prevent overuse injuries, reduce pain and stiffness and relieve tensions in muscles that may lead to stresses on joints, ligaments and tendons.

Tensions and imbalances in muscles may cause discomfort or impede performance. Skilled massage therapists will be able to detect variations in the soft tissues and by using the correct techniques help relieve tension and restore flexibility thus helping the skier or sportsman 'keep fit to ski and achieve optimal performance.

Bien-ĂȘtre Relaxing massage

Here the emphasis is on relaxing your tired body and mind. A relaxing massage can help sooth tense and painful muscles, ease stress and relax the body and mind. Our aim is to give you the ultimate relaxtion. Our relaxing massages include use of hot packs, a heated bed and relaxing music to help you unwind. We also offer specific relaxation sessions to music to help you de-stress after a busy day.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone therapy is a complete body, mind and soul treatment. Hot and cold stones are used to produce a deeply relaxing and powerful treatment. The stones are made out of basalt, which is a black volcanic rock that contains beneficial minerals.

Physically, muscles become relaxed and circulation and metabolism are stimulated. Mentally you reach a state of deep relaxation within minutes and spiritually you become balanced and healing takes place. Hot stone massage is not a new therapy. The Native Americans used heated stones in their lodges and the Hawaiian people have been using basalt lava stones for hundreds of years.

The stones are gently heated in water and then applied to the body at the correct temperature. The therapist will then massage the body with the stones. The heat, combined with the stones delivers an incredibly deep massage to the muscles creating an all round feeling of relaxation and calm that has long lasting results. The therapist may leave particular stones on your body, or in the palms of your hands, or even between your toes as this will help to improve the flow of energy through your body and make you feel completely relaxed.

If you have any inflammation or muscle injury, the therapist may decide to use cold stones or a combination of hot and cold. This use of hot and cold is known as contrast bathing and is a method used with great success by physiotherapists.

Who can benefit from Hot Stone Massage treatment?

Hot stone massage can benefit anyone who is suffering from muscular aches and pains, chronic pain conditions and/or tension and stress. Many people say that they feel an increased sense of vitality and wellbeing after the treatment and that they sleep very well after the massage as it promotes a deep sense of relaxation.

Choose from:

Hot Stone Massage - 45 minutes
Luxury Hot Stone Massage - 90 minutes
Head and Face Hot Stone Treatment - 45 minutes
Hot Stone Back Massage - 45 minutes

Please be aware the hot stone treatments are only available in our treatment clinic.

Deep tissue massage

Deep Tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension and 'knots' in muscles and connective tissue. It particularly focuses on the deeper layers of tissue. It works by physically breaking down these 'knots' or adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this a combination of slow strokes, direct deep pressure and frictions are applied to the muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury.

It is not uncommon for receivers of deep tissue massage to feel sore for a day or two after treatment. Deep tissue work varies greatly. What one calls deep tissue another will call light. When receiving deep tissue work it is important to communicate what you are feeling.

Classic or Swedish Massage

A classic or Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage, including effluage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking.

Swedish massage can help to shorten recovery time from muscular strain by flushing out lactic acid, uric acid and other waste products. It increases circulation and stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable. Swedish massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system. It cab also help to reduce both emotional and physical stress.

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage, also known as Champissage involves techniques to
release stress and tension from the head, shoulders, neck and face. The
aim is to manipulate the bodies energy channels to promote feelings of
relaxation and well-being. Indian Head Massage is based on ayuverdic
healing which has been practiced in India for over 1000 years.

A range of different movements are used including application of deep
kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulders and scalp
areas. In addition, the therapist will also gently stimulate and stroke
pressure points on the face.

Indian head massage is especially good for relieving stress, tension,
fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis. Clients report that
the experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving them feeling
energised and revitalised and better able to concentrate. It helps
increase joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders,
improves blood circulation and lymphatic flow, frees knots of muscular
tension, relaxes connective tissue, and aids in the elimination of
accumulated toxins and waste products.

Following a treatment some clients may experience tiredness, dizziness, an
increased desire to urinate (as the body eliminates toxins and waste
materials) or aching muscles. These side effects usually last for no more
than a few hours, after which clients generally experience increased
energy and alertness.

Indian head massage should be avoided if you have a head or neck injury,
recent surgery, a history of thrombosis or embolism, spondylitis or
spondylosis. If you have high or low blood pressure, diabetes, epilepsy,
any kind of heart condition, cancer or osteoporosis, talk to your doctor
before arranging a treatment. Avoid alcohol for at least five hours before
having an Indian Head Massage.

Massage in your own Chalet

For those of you that would prefer a massage in the comfort of your own chalet, this can be arranged at a time convenient to you. Bonne Sante recognises that after a hard day's skiing, you may prefer treatment in your own environment and we do our best to accommodate your needs.

Chalet visits are also on offer for physiotherapy treatment for people who may be in a lot of pain and do not wish to come to the centre of town. We have a mobile bed and portable equipment to help get you fit to ski.

Choose from a selection of exquisite massage oils

Lavender - for ultimate relaxation
Citron -to refresh and revitalise
Violette- to soften skin, relax and unwind
Coco - for a tropical escape. Cooling and soothing
Sweet Almond - to soften and moisturize the skin
Arnica cream - to help ease muscular aches and pains

We also have a selection of unscented and hypo allergenic oils and creams