Massage at the Beach: nothing better to relax
Wilma Dias arrived at the Ferradura Beach four years ago, promising beachgoers some relaxation. Under a tent set on the rocks, listening to the sound of waves, this therapist discovered that the people who came for summer and to the beach wanted much more than just a swim in the ocean. She practically doesn't have time off. Once in a while she takes a day off to rest at home, but that's it. And that is when she can, because she also has an office at the house.
The masseuse had to learn Hebrew to go to Israel, where she studied for five years improving her techniques. This type of oceanfront massage started in Thailand and soon spread out to the beach cities in Europe. Different from Thailand, where the masseuses go up to beachgoers, here the professional calmly waits for her customers under her tent. And they just keep coming. For Wilma, just the fact of the person being in a relaxed environment already sparks curiosity in relation to massage. She says that this type of relaxation, done at a beach environment is very different than one done in a closed place, between four walls.
The tent where Wilma stays is at the left corner of Ferradura. A wooden plateau serves as a support for the bed, which is stored there, in a wooden box. The ocean, the rocks and the green contribute for a relaxed environment. During summer she can handle 14 to 17 people per day and a huge line forms, seeking her skillful hands and the thousand-year old oriental techniques to heal the body and soul. Through massage, people seek the solution to problems that go from depression to stomach aches.
During this season, Wilma, who in January has an assistant, gets to the beach a bit before 9 am and works until almost 8 pm, under moonlight. People of all ages go to her, be it Brazilians or foreigners. To gain time, the therapist massages one part of the body while the assistant massages the feet, using the reflexology technique, which has the objective of massage the organs through certain points on the foot. During the low season, she opens at around 10:30 am and stays until the last customer leaves. Not to mention that she has a steady clientele, made of local people or summer people who have a house in the region.
Wilma started working with the principal of polarity. This technique was used mostly on terminal cancer patients. The benefits could be seen in short time: "the people who were submitted to the treatment, receiving energy from the Cosmos felt much more willing", says Wilma. She doesn't work with only one technique during the beach massage. The mixture of techniques, she says, has pleased the clients very much.
The techniques Wilma uses most are the vertebral spine alignment, the energetic cleaning and expansion (stretching). The gyro-kinetic, which is nothing more than stretching, done by the masseuses' hands and seeks to transmit energetic waves. As such, the "energetic wave" grows in the masseuses' interior and seeps through into the body of the person receiving the massage. The Bio-energetic is a bit more complex. The priority is to relieve the body's negative energy.
Wilma Dias charges 30 Reais for 35 minutes and 45 Reais for 50 minutes of beachside relaxation. The masseuse can be found every day at the left corner of Ferradura Beach
Tel: +55(22) 2623-8058.
Other places to relax in Búzios:
Centro Holístico Integrado
Yoga, massage, acupuncture, belly dance, therapeutic tarot e reiki
Rua Maria Joaquina 181 - Canto Beach
Tel: +55(22) 2623-2020
Casa da Paz
A pleasant environment, where several services are offered, such as tantric autocure, watsu, active meditation, dozen
seichushin, Yurvedic massage and osho divine healing. Rua Armindo Bertoldo, 31 - Canto Beach
Tel: +55(22) 2623- 2106