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A slow, flowing sequence of movements which originates from China. 

Targeted Body area sculpting at Absolute Sanctuary

A stimulating massage that uses Black Pepper, Cinnamon and Ginger to help sculpt the figure and re-define the shape. An excellent way to drain and regenerate tissues while dispelling the tensions that have built up and attain a state of absolute relaxation. Brief: cellulite massage, focus on leg & stomach area, medium to firm pressure, use many movements technique like kneading, sliding, pinching 

Thai massage

A traditional massage developed by Buddists which uses stretching and gentle pressure to increase flexibility, relieve join and muscle tension and balance the body's energy system. 


Medicinal herbs selected to your dosha and made into a paste, are applied to the scalp. 


The heart of the Spa. Powerful healing water from Fiuggi, float in our magnesium enriched mineral pool follow with the dense salt pool and finish the circuit off with a cold plunge to refresh and rejuvenate.


Thalassotherapy slowly helps to loosen body stiffness and eliminates stress, insomnia and chronic fatigue through the use of seawater in baths, jets and showers. The feeling of wellbeing continues long after the treatments - de-solving tension and helping to regain calm and tranquility.

Thalatherm at Masseria San Domenico

Dead sea mud wrap in a special machine that spreads steam reaching the temperature of 38°C. This treatment is remineralizing and detoxifying good for muscular pain.
Available at Masseria San Domenico.

Thalgo Body Palp at Masseria San Domenico

Thalgo Body Palp combines the sculpting effect of cupping with the reducing and firming action of active oxygen and menthol wraps.ù

Available at Masseria San Domenico

Thalgo jet at Masseria San Domenico

Deep massage with water jets that relieves sore muscles, improves circulation, specially recommended for the prevention of cellulite.

Available at Masseria San Domenico.

Thalgocéane at Masseria San Domenico

A sea water bath with programmed jets on different parts of the body, with essential oils that reactivates blood circulation and stretches muscles.

Available at Masseria San Domenico.

Thermographic Evaluation

Thermography is a preventive and non-invasive diagnosis that through infrared spectra allows you to visualize the different temperatures that exist in an area or in the whole of our body. It is a painless test that does not emit any type of radiation.

Tibetan Healing Bowls Therapy SHA

An ancient healing technique traditionally used by the Lamas or Buddhist masters, which works on the damaged areas of the body through sounds and vibrations. It unloads and releases physical or emotional tension, thus favouring an internal state of peace.

Toning Massage

An ideal burst of energy thanks to fluid, gliding movements that can go deep into the tissues to release tension and eliminate toxins accumulated in the muscles and tone the entire body. 

Total body resistance (TRX)

An effective exercise which uses 2 straps and helps to build muscle combining strength with cardio training. 

Traditional Chinese medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the contemporary version of China’s 3,000 year-old medical system originating in Taoist philosophy. This ancient healing tradition is based on the recognition that there is a natural energy that resonates with the rhythms and cycles of life to which we are all connected. It is a comprehensive theoretical system based on the knowledge that vibrant health on all levels is the direct manifestation of a life lived in harmony with the principles of nature. The cycles, rhythms, and principles of nature are thought to be fully expressed within the human body in the form of the Five Elements. Therapies and treatments used include well- established techniques such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, nutrition, Qi Gong and forms of Chinese internal practices (breath, visualisation and movement) for cultivating Qi or vital energy and directing it towards the healing of self and others.

Traditional Thai therapeutic treatment

Traditional Thai Therapeutic Treatment is also known as ‘medical massage’ and is based on the Royal Thai style, ‘Rajasamnak’ which was historically only used to treat the Thai aristocracy and the Royal Family. Furthermore, the theory behind Traditional Thai Therapeutic Treatment is also based on the medical inscriptions and illustrations displayed at Wat Pho temple in Bangkok. This temple is renowned for its prestigious massage school which utilises ancient pressure point techniques. These therapeutic points and energy pathways known as Sen, are based on the principle of energy flow where applying massage techniques at precise anatomical locations produces specific therapeutic effects.

Tradtional Chinese medicine (TCM)

TCM is traditionally from China and has evolved over thousands of years. The use of herbal medicine and mind & body practices are used to treat or prevent health problems.