Altai Massage Therapy

"By touching a body, we touch every event it has experienced. For a few brief moments we hold all of a client's stories in our hands.  We witness someone's experience of their own flesh, through some of the most powerful means possible: the contact of our hands, the acceptance of the body without judgment, and the occasional listening ear.  With these gestures we reach across the isolation of the human experience and hold another person's legend." Tracy Walton


Blending ancient, traditional and modern massage techniques with shamanic practices, this work releases imbalances, tension and blockages from the body, mind and heart.

Altai Massage Therapy has its roots in ancient forms of bodywork that have been practiced in different parts of the Altai region of Siberia for thousands of years. It is a flowing, rhythmic, deeply nurturing massage which has origins linked to Chinese medicine, Tai Chi, Yoga and the indigenous shamanic healing practices.

During a session, you will be taken on a healing journey where your practitioner will work with your muscles, joints, structure, energy body and emotional release of stresses to help your body rediscover the space within. She will focus on blockages within the physical or energetic body, using warm essential oils, breath, movement and intention to release and free you from that which is blocking the flow of your health.

This is a full body, deep tissue massage which incorporates Eastern meridian work to identify points for applying pressure to the body and loving massage movements using, hands, elbows and forearms in a dynamic, flowing form that mimics the ebb and flow of nature’s elements. The work is very beautiful, like an ancient dance, enabling both the client and practitioner to voyage into deeper realms of consciousnesss.Altai_Massage_2

Altai Massage and Intuitive Bodywork work to bring a person into alignment with his or her true nature - to what is pure and sacred. It addresses physical, emotional and mental blockages by working with the subtle energy, the physical body and the soul. These techniques work on all levels simultaneously: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

This work heals and clears toxicity and tension from the body, mind and heart, allowing the life force energy to flow so that the body can return to its natural state of balance, harmony and optimum health. Part of the process involves bringing awareness to and illuminating the places that hold tension in the body, and the patterns and wounding from life that are the root cause of the tension. During the session we work through these imprints and energetic blockages that relate to your history or current situation that need to be healed or cleared in order for you to move forwards in your life and know who you really are. 

Massage and shamanic bodywork can help to relieve tension and strain within your body, ease aches and pains, relieve stress and fatigue, and helps to balance and align your whole system. As well as this, it can help to release deep rooted emotional pain, trauma and energetic blockages. This kind of bodywork is refered to as holistic because it treats the whole person, on all levels of your being. It is a deeply nurturing therapy, which will leave you feeling relaxed, revitalized and freer in your body and mind.


Altai Massage therapy may help in the following ways:


  • Relaxes, soothes and relieves stress
  • Helps to ease feelings of depression, anxiety and fear
  • Restores and calms the mind
  • Helps to rebalance the energy system, leaving you feeling more energised, empowered and self aware
  • Relieves nervous tension
  • Supporting the acceptance and release of grief and emotional trauma
  • Helps in the releasing of mental and emotional blockages


  • Improves muscle tone and relieve muscular tightness, stiffness and spams
  • Increases range of movement in the muscles and relieves muscle fatigue and soreness by helping to clear toxins and waste products from the tissues
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Helps reduce excess fluid in the tissue by increasing lymphatic drainage supporting lymphatic functions to remove waste 
  • Helps to strengthen the immune system increasing the rate of blood flow 
  • Calms the nerves releasing tension and stress 
  • Improves circulation in the skin encouraging cell regeneration by increasing nutrition in cells 
  • Improves the skin's resistance to infection 
  • Improves circulation dilating blood vessels helping them to work more efficiently producing an enhanced blood flow 
  • Helps to decrease blood pressure due to relaxation 
  • Stimulates the flow of blood to different body parts 
  • Deepens respiration and improves lung capacity by relaxing tightness in the respiratory muscles which slows down the rate of respiration 
  • Increases peristalsis in the large intestine helping to relieve constipation, colic and gas stimulating digestion
  • Increases urinary output, which helps to flush out toxins 





Daniela's bodywork has been and continues to be a profound experience for me every time I return. The massage itself is blissful as Daniela just seems to know what my body needs to release and feel spacious and relaxed once more. She works deeply on many levels beyond the Physical, and although this can sometimes be quite painful for me - where I hold alot of tension, Daniela's insights into my emotional blocks - stored in the body have challenged and encouraged me to look deeper and more clearly at myself in a way that is completely loving and non judgemental, allowing me to move on gracefully into my Peace, my Truth, whatever is going on around me in this Life Journey.

- Tiffany - Kent

I have had many massages in my life that were momentarily pleasant and enjoyable. Daniela's are extraordinary, unforgettable and I have a feeling that they have long-lasting effects.  Daniela herself is a gentle, grounded, peaceful spirit, exuding love and well being, her handshake is a mere whisper, so it's an incredible surprise to receive such a deep, strong, powerful massage from her.  This is both emotional and physical and undoubtedly works on other energy levels too.  It feels transformative and as if she is drawing strength from the universe.  I recommend her highly to all my family and friends.

- Emma - Writer, Kent

I can not recommend this massage or Daniela enough. The amazing thing about Daniela is her intuitive nature that just knows what's going on in my body/soul without me saying a word. Daniela focuses on the issue very purposefully, while still giving attention to my whole body. I see Daniela for Altai Massage every five weeks as a major component of my basic health care. She can bring about healing, she can go deep, and Daniela's insights challenge me to look deeply and help to rebalance/find harmony from within.

- Kirsten Hart, Kent

As a therapist myself I have received many massages in the past but none quite like the Altai Massage that Daniela practises. Having a massage with Daniela is like going on a voyage of discovery of the body, words can't quite describe it and you really need to experience it for yourself for its unique healing properties on all levels. Daniela has wonderful warm, healing hands and is one of those lovely people that magically happen to cross your path and you never forget. Also, after 3 treatments my hot flushes/sweats have ceased completely which is AMAZING!

- Erica - Holistic Therpist, Kent

Thank you again for the amazing massage experience. As I said, I found it truly deep both within my physical & spiritual body. Since then, I've felt like I'm fully awake! Once the physical body caught up with the rest of me & the pain subsided, I have felt totally amazing - like walking on air! My brain is operating on full power again.

- Robin Lockhart - Social Worker, London

To have a healing session with Ali and Daniela is a oportunity on this earth not to be missed, it has changed my life for ever and still does every time I enter the light of their auras, these special light beings are here with a mission of re-uniting heaven and earth, especially inside our own selves.

- Nanci Cunha - Therapist 

I am about to give over both my body and mind for the fifth time to the power of touch and energy transmitted through the healing hands of Daniela. The experience enjoyed from the combined session of Altai massage and intuitive bodywork is difficult to express in words, but the state of physical relaxation and peace of mind that follows the 90 minute treatment has not been felt by me after any other pursuit. If like me you are in the process of soul searching to fill some gaps that appear as you  become “an Elder”, then a series of visits to Daniela will both assist in your mental search and enrich your physical well being.

- Keith Brannan, Kent