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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. 


A warm oil Ayurveda massage using dosha specific oils.


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


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

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.