Body Work Massage


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Therapy Room 2

Massage Therapist certified by the schools: IMT, A.L.B.A., Sunshine School and Dr. Shiatsu.


Healing Therapy Massage Session

Only for Women

Surrender yourself to the gift of receiving a massage done with loving hands.

The Healing Massage Therapy is a unique experience made by using techniques of Thai Yoga, Ayurveda and Swedish massage, Reflexology, Reiki and Tibetan singing balls, in a harmonized ambiance with Aromatherapy, Music, Crystals, Chromo therapy, fresh flowers and the smudging of medicinal herbs and incense. In the end, it will take place a counseling session, according with the state of the chakras and body of the client.

The duration of the session is 3h00.

A sincere desire and openness to the massage & healing therapy is required.

The Healing Massage Therapy payment includes:  The therapy itself, and counseling.

Before booking your session, send an email to check the availability in the dates that you request.

We have therapies available from Mondays to Thursdays*, between 11h am and 4h00 pm.

* Except the days with Courses or Workshops with Sonia Indigo. Please check the Events Calendar before booking your therapy.

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The Healing Massage Therapy is a therapy that uses different healing techniques in order to help the client reach a higher level of health, peace of mind and joy, by healing the physical, mental, energetic and spiritual levels.

Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability, promote relaxation and well-being, and as a recreational activity.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words: Rei means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki means “life force energy”. So Reiki actually means “spiritually guided life force energy.”

It uses a technique commonly called palm healing or hands-on-healing. The treatment usually feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being.


All sessions take place in a harmonized & spiritual ambience:

  • Using Chromotherapy, Aromatherapy, Crystals, music-therapy, fresh flowers, smudging of medicinal herbs & incense.

  • The therapist make a spiritual ceremony (puja) to the Medicine Buddha, Green and White Tara, Archangel Rafael, Reiki Guides, and Client Spiritual Guides & Praying;

  • The feet of the client are washed with warm water;

  • The massage is made using warm medicated Ayurvedic Oil and Essential Oils;

  • In the end, is offered to the client organic tea & biscuits.

The therapy:

  • Smudging of medicinal herbs around the Aura and chakras of the Client;

  • Smudging of Sandal Incense around the Aura and chakras of the Client;

  • Reading of the Chakras;

  • 2h Massage using techniques of Thai Yoga, Indian, and Swedish massage, Reflexology, made with hands and feet, passive yoga stretchings;

  • 20 min. Reiki;

  • Harmonizing of the Chakras;

  • With a use of a Crystal, drawing 4 sacred symbols* around the aura of the patient.

  • Massage with Tibetan singing  balls;
  • Conversation about the state of the chakras, the body,  and eventual counseling.

    Note: The client will be asked to remove all clothes except underwearOnly the area being massaged will be uncovered. Your privacy will be respected.

Crystal drawing 4 sacred symbols: These are ancient geometrical formations from the galaxy Kordulah. Used in old times from the Lemurian and Atlantic priests!
According to the information about these symbols, crystals can receive this energetic frequency and act on Transformation of human patterns, also on the arising energy of the whole planet. This Mandalas and the whole wisdom is channeled by Werner Neuner.


Featured Therapist: Sonia Indigo


Language: English, Spanish, French or Portuguese.

Included:  The therapy and organic green tea.

Before the Massage Therapy:

  1. Take out all the accessories, earrings, bracelets, watch, rings, etc. If you have long hair, put your hair in a pony tail; 
  2. One hour before the massage don’t eat, one hour before don’t drink a lot of liquids. 
  3. Make sure you go to the toilet. You don’t want to have to get up in the middle of your massage; 
  4. Talk to the therapist if you are concerned about anything related with your massage or your health state. Let us know if you are undergoing any medical treatment;
  5. Arrive on time to insure that you are not stressed or anxious.

Recommended Reading

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Click on the link to see the photos of the Healing Massage Therapy.

Before booking your session, send an email to check the availability in the dates that you request.

We have therapies available from Mondays to Thursdays*, between 11h am and 4h00 pm.

* Except the days with Courses or Workshops with Sonia Indigo. Please check the Events Calendar before booking your therapy.

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We have therapy sessions available from August to April, with Sonia Indigo.

Occasionally we invite other massage therapists.

WachPhotography by Paulo S. Yang 


We have therapy sessions available from Monday to Thursday*, between 11h am and 3h30 pm.

*Except the days with courses or workshops with Sonia Indigo. Please check the Events Calendar, and send an email to to check availability before the booking of your therapy.

Sessions lasts 3h00

Before booking your session, send an email to check the availability in the dates that you request.

We have therapies available from Mondays to Thursdays*, between 11h am and 4h00 pm.

* Except the days with Courses or Workshops with Sonia Indigo. Please check the Events Calendar before booking your therapy.

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South India, Kerala (God’s Own Country), Varkala beach, one of the Top 10 beaches in India, rated 3rd place by Tourists, and one of the First 30 Tour Destinations in the Planet, rated 28th place among the 100 top ‘Best Value Index’ around the globe.

The main beach is Papanasam beach. The word Papanasam means washing away sins. The legend says, that to take a dip in the waters of Papanasam Beach washes away all the sins in one’s life.

Sun Set Varkala Beach

Sun Set Varkala Beach

Shiva Garden Home Stay is located 5 min. walking distance from Papanasam beach, 10 min by rickshaw from Varkala town and 20 min from the picturesque Backwaters.


Ayushi Ayurvedic Retreat is located just next door to Shiva Garden Home Stay.

To see the google location, please click here.


For Accommodation, please click here.


For information’s about how to travel to Varkala, please click here.


For Tips to Travel to the Mother India, please click here.

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Lakshmi, Hindu goddess of  wealth, fortune, and prosperity (both material and spiritual).

In Euros & Indian Rupees*

Full Body Massage made with hands  1h30 ————————————- 3.000 Inr /  Euro

Full Body Massage made with hands, feet and strechings  2h30 ————————————- 5.000 Inr / Euro

Full Body Massage made with hands, feet and strechings + Reiki 3h00 ————————————- 6.000 Inr / 84 Euro

Price per each 1 hour extra (Counseling) ————– 2.000 Inr / 28 Euros

Price per each 30 min. extra —————————–1.000 Inr / 14 Euros

* The prices to consider are in Indian Rupees.

* Rates of Euro / Indian Rupee are variable according with the International banks exchange rates. Please check here.

10% of the total income will be donated to Donation Worlds, a non-profit Organization that develop and funds projects for the less fortunate, and brings innovative and altruist ideas to the community.

Read carefully: To reserve your place, the payment is required in advance, with the booking of the therapy.


Please note: Therapies are not available in the dates with courses or workshops, nor at weekends. Please check the Events Calendar, and send an email to to check availability before the booking of your therapy. Thank you.

For Booking of Therapies, Terms & Conditions, Cancellation Policy and Passport & Visa, please click here.

Before booking your session, send an email to check the availability in the dates that you request.

We have therapies available from Mondays to Thursdays*, between 11h am and 3h30 pm.

* Except the days with Courses or Workshops with Sonia Indigo. Please check the Events Calendar before booking your therapy.

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Therapist: Sonia Indigo Ayurvedic Massage Therapy 11

Massage therapy came into my life in 1997. Back then, I used to offer massages just to friends and family. 11 years afterwards, in 2008, I decided to learn Certified Professional Massage Therapy. During the following 2 years, I got certified in 6 different massage courses. Because the feedback of my clients was always so positive, it fueled me with greater motivation to continue learning. What a wonderful journey it has been!

I was enjoying so much being a massage therapist and helping my clients that I didn’t thought about teaching a Massage Course.

Until I met Nora.

Nora was one of my Yoga Course students in 2014. One day she asked me to teach her my massage techniques and suggested that I should consider building a Massage Course. Together we embraced that challenge. Nora helped me immensely preparing the course. Everything unfolded naturally without struggles or resistances. Somethings in life are meant to happen. This was certainly one of them.

Having someone giving us a massage is a real blessing!

I encourage you to try out a massage in your local area, choosing a therapist (that ideally you meet before), who you trust and feel good with. Is very important that the therapist have good principles, a good spiritual basis and does not work only regarding the money, but most of all, regarding the well being of the client.

Offer yourself a massage with good and loving hands will make miracles for you!

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To see the therapist’s certification, please click here.

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Massage: Relieve back pain, enhance immunity by stimulating lymphatic flow—that protects our bodies from infection with layered defenses of increasing specificity. Improve skin complexion, lessen depression and anxiety, pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation, release endorphin’s—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller, relieve migraine pain. Massage is proven to relieve stress, decrease anxiety, enhanced sleep quality, boost your energy, improve concentration, improve blood circulation, reduce fatigue.

It is believed that emotions and memories of an event or trauma are stored in the body’s tissues. Stretching and manipulation of these tissues can release this energy and tension, so that emotions surface. Clients are encouraged to let go. The more they let go, the more they receive from a session.

Whether there is a specific goal or not, massage therapy tends to increase the general health and well-being of the recipient.

Reiki: Creates deep relaxation and aids the body to release stress and tension, it accelerates the body’s self-healing abilities, aids better sleep, reduces blood pressure, can help with acute (injuries) and chronic problems (asthma, eczema, headaches, etc.) and aides the breaking of addictions, helps relieve pain, removes energy blockages, adjusts the energy flow of the endocrine system bringing the body into balance and harmony, assists the body in cleaning itself from toxins, reduces some of the side effects of drugs and helps the body recover from drug therapy after surgery and chemotherapy, supports the immune system, increases vitality and postpones the aging process, raises the vibrational frequency of the body, helps spiritual growth and emotional clearing.


Receiving a Massage is not recommended if you have: Tumors, cancer, cold, flu, bronchitis, open wounds, muscle ruptures, tendon ruptures, muscle and tendon partial tears, contusions, burns, chilblains and broken bones, periostitis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout, bursitis, myositis ossificans, infections of the skin and soft tissue, thrombosis, artificial blood vessels, bleeding disorders, menstruation.

Receiving Reiki is not recommended if you have A pacemaker, bone fractures  not set in a cast, burns, electrical devices in contact with your body (including watch).

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If you would like to see what other Courses and Workshops are taking place, please click in the Events Calendar.

You may also be interested in the:

COURSES: Yoga Beginners, Healing Massage, Thai Yoga Massage and Reflexology;

WORKSHOPS: Reiki I & IILaw of Attraction and Divine Feminine;

RETREATS: Yoga Retreat;

THERAPIES: Life Coach Personal SessionsReiki and Aqua-Floating.

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Note 1: If you wish to see the review on the Trip Advisor website or Facebook page, please click on the title of the review.

Note 2: A lot of our students, clients and guests leave us comments and reviews. Feel free to click their names, visit their websites (if applicable), get to know their work and send them some Love.


Review on Trip Advisor

5th  Review Reviewed by: Brenda From: U.S.A. On: July 2016

It was off-season for my Varkala experience, so everything, I hear, was quite different, including the availability of yoga & massage. I had gone there for a massage course and our accommodations were included at Shiva Garden. I chose the least expensive lodging, which was 600 Rps (about $10 USD) per day. It was minimal, but had indoor plumbing, which is more than I had been told to expect. The fact there wasn’t hot water wasn’t explained, but assumed, and it was a bit difficult at times due to the nature of being colder while receiving massage therapy. I know there were other rooms to choose from, which did offer hot water & even kitchens.
Speaking of kitchens, the food there was SO good! I highly recommend eating there wherever you’re staying in Varkala. It was authentic, natural, & very well prepared & presented. I find I still long for meals there & I’ve been home for over 6 weeks now.

I also highly recommend booking a treatment with Sonia. Her attention to detail & care for personalizing the time you book with her ~just~ for you is admirable. Her presence, intention, and touch are heightened with awareness & consciousness to lead a person into a great, relaxative, safe space. She is gentle, yet full of powerful pressure. Her division of the treatment among the senses was my favorite part: listening to the message she picked for my treatment, smelling the essential oils chosen for me, the coziness of the sheets she chose. Her treatment is also something I have been longing for since leaving. Relaxing, yet fulfilling muscularly. It was a 3 hour treatment, including the audial portion of the beautiful message played, the sound-vibration bowls used, and her expertise of Reiki.
I’m looking into traveling back now, and hope to meet with Sonia again. Next, to experience her yoga!”


Review in SoniaIndigoSchool Facebook page 

4th  Review Reviewed by: Chloe Titard From: France On: November 2015

1 week Healing Massage Course Level I in August 2015

Meeting Sonia change my life. She’s amazing!!!
Sonia is the Best massage therapist that I have ever met in all my travels so it was my dream to make the massage therapy course with her and my dream came true…
This course is really high quality! Sonia is a great teacher! She has real technical and theoretical knowledge. I learn so much…. I was so happy!
Sonia made me discover Reiki and I really felt the feels inside my body. What a wonderful experience!
I also discovered the
aqua-floating therapy: a trip inside myself, a sensation of lightness… I have no word… Just try it, it’s amazing!
And Sonia gave me so much more… Her smile, her supporting, her advises about the life, her share, her friendship and her very big heart…
She is a master!!! I discovered with her, with numerology, with the affirmation, the crystal … an other world, an other life.
Sonia and her lovely family make of Shiva garden a haven of peaceful and made my stays very powerful moments of my life.
Thank you so much Sonia.

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3rd Review Reviewed by: Biwa From: Germany  On: February 2015

I love the place  I always felt very familiar! it’s clean friendly, and competent Service and Information! I come to Varkala since many years and prefer to stay there! 

The most experience was the massage with reiki from Sonia
It healed immediately my swollen leg and i felt 10 years younger afterwards!
really amazing!


Yelica MontenegroMagical Garden of India” 

2nd Review Reviewed by: Yelissa, From: Montenegro, On: 30 January 2014

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: January 2014, travelled as a couple

 I’ve stayed in Shiva Garden a month ago, with my husband.
At this very moment I’m listening to some Indian song and thinking about all wonderful thing happened there. Shiva Garden is one of the best thing I’ve experienced. If you go to Varkala, you have to visit this place!
Accommodation is great, food is amazing, people are lovely!

Owners wife, Sonia, does amazing Reiki, massage, yoga classes, numerology… I feel blessed for meeting her. Miss everybody so much.

Hope to see you soon guys…
Beijo para Divia!

SarahThe Best Place in Varkala” 

1st Review Reviewed by: Sarah Gammon, From: UK, On: 6 December 2013

Stayed in Shiva Garden Home Stay: From September to December 2013

I have stayed at Shiva Garden for just over 3 months. It is easy to get stuck in Varkala but somewhere like Shiva Garden makes you want to stay forever. It is a haven of peace and the owners have created a real family atmosphere for backpackers travelling alone or in groups. I came here with a friend but decided to stay on when he returned home.

The yoga classes in the morning are brilliant – I was a complete beginner, couldn’t even touch my toes and now I’m almost at advanced level. The yoga teacher also offers massages, reiki and life coaching of which I’ve tried all three and they were really therapeutic, I’m very glad I did them.

The rooms are great and clean and the communal area is brilliant and a great place to hang out with other backpackers. Shiva Garden is my home in India and I’m already planning my next trip back.


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