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At home with Andra Ciupercea

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At the end of the island, on the southwestern tip overlooking the sea, you will find what is often described as the “Millionaires’ Playground”, Puerto Andratx. If you haven’t been, you really should, as it’s a beautiful natural harbor home to very expensive yachts, and overlooked by even fancier villas housing the aforementioned millionaires. These types of people often expect and demand the best: Puerto Andratx’s service, restaurants, results and businesses have met these demands and risen to the challenge. It is here in Puerto Andratx that you will find massage therapist Andra Ciupercea.

Where do you come from? “I’m originally from Romania, but I’ve been living on the island for about a year.” Where did you work before moving here? “I have worked in spas in luxury hotels and on cruise ships. I had seen Palma before as it was on the boat route and decided I wanted to live here. Do you miss being on board? “I liked seeing different places, but I’m very happy here too. I can’t wait to see more of the island when the season is over.”

Andra has been very busy this summer working at Cap Hair in Puerto Andratx, and that’s where I visit her to see her at work. She has a peaceful treatment room, which once you enter it, you can easily forget that you are in a first class and busy hair salon. What types of treatments do you offer? “I do different types of massages, as well as body and skin care.” What kind of products do you like to use? “I love using Gaia Natural’s products. They are made here on the island from locally grown herbs, and I think customers love them for that authentic touch too. Where did you train? “I am a certified beautician, beautician and makeup artist. I was trained in Romania and then in the UK at Elemis, but I really started to learn when I started working with other therapists and on different clients. You really start to refine your work and your style as you gain experience.

What are the benefits of massage? “Clients come to me with a lot of different issues, but you can often trace the cause of their pain back to the same things: stress and anxiety can create a lot of pain in the body. Massage helps to reduce the client’s stress level, improve the functioning of their immune system which means they can better fight off viruses, it improves their mental health and sense of well-being and helps them to feel better about your body. A happy body equals a happy customer, which means the customer is happier and more pleasant to be around. »

Tell me about the different types of massage you offer? “I have learned and used many massage techniques and treatments, but some of my favorites are the Hot herbal stamps, hot bamboo sticks and hot stone massage. They are all very nourishing and nourishing and help the client feel safe and relaxed. I find that massage is very much like dancing with the body. When the client is on the treatment table, his eyes are normally closed and he cannot see where I am. I don’t encourage them to talk, and I’ll only talk if I need to check in with them, but we’re kind of in flux together. Sometimes the body can tell me more than its owner ever could, I can tell by looking at the skin how relaxed the person is and what I need to do to help.

How do you know if you have a good massage therapist? “It depends on what you need, but the therapist must be able to listen to you and your body and adapt as needed to resolve the issue you introduced them. In many ways, massage is an unspoken language, a communication between therapist and client.

You can find Andra at Cap Hair in Port Andratx.