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Holistic Massage Treatments ~ January 2016 Ski Yoga Retreat

Updated: Apr 15, 2020

While you may have come across other winter yoga retreats in the French Alps, our January Full Moon Ski Yoga Retreat possesses a powerful secret weapon – Rebeka Coverdale our talented and trusted holistic massage therapist!

Each retreat participant will receive a 45 minute intensive massage treatment with Rebeka as part of our ski yoga retreat package, and will also have the option of extending their massage or booking additional treatments.

We believe that massage is the perfect accompaniment to a week of intensive yoga and mountain sport. Rebeka specialises in treatments to facilitate and enhance mountain sports like skiing and snowboarding for beginners right through to professionals. She has an extensive knowledge of many different healing disciplines and we believe her to be truly gifted. Rebeka’s treatments work wonders with stress, fatigue, chronic pain and muscle tension, and also aid detoxification.

As a ski yoga retreat participant you will be able to choose from a range of different treatments, including Sports Massage, Thai Massage, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Indonesian Massage, Indian Head Massage and Facial Massage. Below is a brief description of each treatment on offer during Chalet Rosière’s Full Moon Ski Yoga Retreat this January, with a word on each treatment’s associated wellbeing benefits.

To request a Booking Form email

Sports Massage


Sports Massage is a technical massage ideal for anyone engaging in mountain sports, particularly skiing and cycling, but it is not just for athletes – Sports Massage is perfect for anyone looking to remedy specific stiffness or soreness. Sport Massage can target the whole body but will generally focus on one area that treatment is sought for. Sports Massage treatment uses a range of techniques, including: soft tissue release, myofascial release, Trigger Point Therapy, Muscle Energy Technique and stretching.


A Sports Massage at Chalet Rosière will prepare your muscles pre sport and aid post sport muscle recovery, allowing you to wake up the next morning feeling ready to do it all over again. Sports Massage can: reduce pain, reduce muscle fatigue and tension, improve circulation and lymphatic flow, assist in metabolic waste removal, reduce delayed onset muscle soreness, improve muscle length and tone, increase joint mobility, remove scar tissue, improve postural imbalances and assist in the physical recovery post sport.

Thai Massage


Thai massage involves acupressure, gentle twisting, deep passive stretching, rocking and gentle rhythmic pressing along the major muscles and energy lines. This oil free Massage is performed on a mat on the floor, where you will lie fully clothed. Using her hands, arms and feet your therapist will use interactive techniques to passively stretch your muscles, releasing all tension and improving flexibility.


Thais recognise that musculoskeletal pain and lack of mobility is often the result of muscles shortening due to repetitive strain. Thai Massage stretches the muscles back to their natural resting length and stops any further muscle shortening. Tension disappears, joint mobility is restored, and the risk of injury is reduced.

Swedish Massage


This full body massage uses oil and firm gliding strokes. Swedish Massage is gentler than Sports, Indonesian or Deep Tissue massages but is still an effective treatment. Swedish Massage is our most relaxing massage.


Swedish massage improves circulation, removes toxins, increase lymphatic drainage and boosts the immune system. It will leave you feeling refreshed and recharged.

Deep Tissue Massage


Deep Tissue is an oil massage similar to Swedish Massage that uses slower movements and deeper pressure. This treatment concentrates on specific areas of pain to release chronic muscle tension, focusing on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia. Deep Tissue Massage uses direct pressure, friction and neuromuscular techniques.


We recommend Deep Tissue Massage for guests wanting to get rid of serious aches and pains after a long day on the mountain. It can also be extremely relaxing. Deep Tissue Massage breaks down limiting adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. A great all round treatment.

Indonesian Massage


Indonesian Massage is an oil massage similar to Deep Tissue Massage but it is more intense and there are differences in how the massage is applied. Pushing and plucking techniques are used to work more deeply, and the body is moved into certain positions so that the treatment can reach deep into specific muscles and joints. Passive stretching is also introduced the get maximum length out of shortened muscles.

Benefits Indonesian Massage is incredibly effective at easing muscle and joint pain. This intense massage breaks down tensely knotted tissue and promotes harmony of body and mind.

Indian Head Massage


During Indian Head Massage deep kneading and compression movements are applied over the neck, shoulders and scalp with some gentle stimulation and strokes over pressure points in the face.


Indian Head Massage feels incredible and is intensely relaxing. It will leave you feeling grounded, energised and revitalised. Indian Head Massage can also help ease fatigue, headaches and insomnia.

Natural Facelift Massage

Description Combining a blend of acupressure and reflexology, this deeply relaxing facial massage will restore your skin’s natural suppleness by toning subcutaneous collagen and elastic fibres.


Mountain weather conditions can have a huge impact on your skin during both summer and winter, making it look and feel thin, dry and dull. The Facelift Massage is a natural, non-invasive method to achieve to lifted, younger looking skin. Our Natural Facelift Massage will leave your skin feeling tighter and your complexion glowing.

Chalet Rosière Full Moon Ski Yoga Retreat

Our Full Moon Ski Yoga Retreat will ground you in the realisation of your own potential and the magic of our wild surroundings.

Join for a week of yoga and mediation, skiing and snowboarding, relaxation and adventure, detox dining and fun at our idyllic rural hideaway in Les Laix, close to La Rosière ski resort in the French Alps.

7 nights, 23-30 January 2016, £1060 pp

5 nights, 23-28 January 2016, £725 pp

For a full breakdown of the retreat schedule and activities click here

To request a Booking Form email

We hope you can join us for this magical week at our wellbeing chalet.

With love,

Alex and Philip Volkers

Philip and Alex

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