What does the term wellness really mean? Dictionary defines it as “the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal”, but if you ask around, it will mean something different to everyone.


Sebastian Campanile‘s studies have taken him to Argentina, Colombia and most recently Peru, where he studied Cranio Sacral Therapy, a form of bodywork or alternative therapy that uses light touch to manipulate joints in the cranium, spine and pelvis.  He has dedicated the past 17 years of his life researching holistic healing techniques.


Sebastian is in charge of operating Gaia Bodywork and Wellness Spa, inside of Pranamar Villas, and guests who visit the area are lucky enough to benefit from his experience and that of his team, who are all trained and constantly learning new techniques in their field.  A very important player in the experience at Gaia B and W is the setting where the treatments take place, outdoors, overlooking the beach, listening to the sounds of the waves and feeling the ocean breeze.  The open huts are a short walk away from the Yoga Shala studio and through a lovely garden. The goal is to be as natural, relaxed and private as possible, and guests appreciate this effort, because 75% of them are repeat customers at the spa.  Once they try one of the massages, Reiki or reflexology treatments, they come back for more.


The spa uses only organic locally produced lotions as well as the highest quality essential oils imported from the United States.  The team is also available to design custom made treatments for guests with specific needs.


Sebastian considers that there are three pillars involved in a healthy lifestyle, the practice of yoga, healthy conscious nutrition, and massage therapies.  All these pillars are put in practice at Pranamar Villas and Gaia Bodywork and Wellness.

Article by Katie Widdowson





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