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Abdominal massage therapy

A gentle massage which stimulates elimination, supports the colon and digestive functions to effectively drain the abdominal and lymphatic congestion. 

Abdominal organ therapy

Abdominal Organ Therapy is a manual therapy consisting of gentle, specifically placed manual forces that encourage normal mobility, tone and tissue motion of the internal organs, their connective tissue and other areas of the body. Motion is a sign of life itself. Everything in the universe is in motion. Everything moves in space and time and humans are no exception to this rule. Our bodies need movement to be healthy. This same principle applies to every structure in our bodies including the internal organs. Tissues lose their normal motion when they become inflamed. It can be conceptualised as a localised drying out of the affected tissues. Many factors can cause tissue inflammation including: infections, direct trauma, repetitious movement, diet, environmental toxins and emotional stress. The natural healing process involves local disruption of these relatively inelastic, granular tissues and their restoration to normal tissue fibres with the reability for appropriate motion.


A warm oil Ayurveda massage using dosha specific oils.


A traditional synchronized full body massage given by two experienced Ayurveda therapists using herbal infused sesame oil; this experience is also known as the ‘four-handed-massage’. Abhyanga improves physical consistency, sleep patterns and eye sight. It helps to liquefy toxins and induces relaxation, whilst eliminating impurities. Often referred to as an anti ageing therapy.


An oil massage applied in strokes according to the circulation channels.

Absolute foot sanctuary

Treat yourself to a lavish open air foot massage using reflexology point techniques which stimulates the body’s healing abilities and rejuvenates stagnant energy flow. 

Absolute Thai stretch

Be invigorated and re-energised with this powerful open-air massage. Native to Thailand, this massage combines stretches and pressures to release pent up tensions and mobilize joints. 


Derived from ancient Chinese medicine, Accupunture involves fine needles which are inserted in certain areas of the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes. 


A fast-paced exercise with involves the repetition of movements to music. It burns calories and gets the heart pumping. 

Affusion shower

Hydro-massage consisting of a fine mist of warm seawater applied to the whole body by means of a horizontal shower.


Active oxygen is inhaled through the Airnergy device, enriching the tissues with oxygen and providing regenerative support

Algae body wrap

A warm seaweed wrap that relieves muscular and joint aches, pains and strains. It helps to relieve skin conditions. 

Ancient healing session at Preidlhof

Based on the concepts of ancient medicine and TCM, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Martin Kirchler has created an extraordinary therapeutic session combining exceptional quality of touch in massage, which delves deep to reveal and release, with personalised suggestions and exercises to be practiced at home. The session integrates mind and body and the function and interconnectivity of the internal organs and emotions.

Anmo Tuina at Preidlhof

Personalised massage based on the concepts of integral medicine, TCM, Traditional Chinese Medicine. Enjoy a refined massage that focuses on muscle bands, cervical tendons, arms, shoulders, back, hips and legs. Calm the nervous system and reactivate the qi.

Anti-cellulite massage

A massage using rhythmic motions, stroking and kneading to loosen fatty tissue and smooth the skin's surface.  

Aqua Organic Detoxifying Algae Treatment

Detoxifying from head to toe. An exfoliation stimulates blood circulation and enhances the detoxification process of the skin, which is intensified by the chlorella algae wrap and heat compresses

Aqua Organic Detoxifying Treatment

Head to toe detox. Exfoliation stimulates the circulation and the skin‘s detoxification process. A chlorella seaweed wrap increases the detoxifying effect. Heat compresses amplify the effects of the detoxifying hot pack. While the treatment is taking effect, we will nourish your face and pamper you with a lymphatic drainage

Arnica Deep Tissue Massage

A stimulating, deep massage enhanced with the anti-inflammatory benefits of arnica oil to relieve day-to-day muscular stress.

Aroma Cocoon

 Feather light lymphatic drainage movements are induced using a blend of grounding, invigorating, detoxifying, spice, wild rose, or stimulating essential oils. The recipient is cocooned in a warm blanket to enhance the absorption of the chosen blend into the skin. The treatment is complete with an application of warm cream to seal the moisture into the skin.

Aromatherapy massage

A Swedish massage therapy which uses massage oils or lotions that contain essential oil. 

Ashtanga Yoga

A type of yoga which includes swift succession, combined with deep, controlled breathing.


Ayurveda (meaning 'knowledge of life') is a 5,000 year old system of natural healing originating in Kerala in India. Recognised as an alternative medicine, it believes that health is balanced between the body, mind, spirit and environment and that we are all governed by a particular 'dosha' - Vata (wind), Pitta (fire) and Kapha (earth) which make up the characteristics of our mind and body. Your dosha is established at an initial consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor and then you follow a personalised programme to 'rejuvenate' you based on your dosha type.