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A holistic approach to address your unique needs.

One of the many ways we like to help busy professionals get out of their head and into their body is through hands on body work. Stress, overwhelm, and anxiety shows up in the form of inflammation, tension, and chronic pain. Our highly skilled practitioners know how to alleviate this pain in a holistic and therapeutic manner.


Welcome to an Intuitive Therapeutic Massage, where we prioritize your well-being and provide a holistic approach to address your unique needs. We understand everyone’s body is different, so our experienced therapists take the time to leverage their intuition, assess and customize each session combining a variety of modalities, ensuring you receive the most beneficial and holistic personalized treatment.

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Karla Marchi

Karla is an intuitive guide to body-based therapeutic healing. She also co-leads retreats, guides nature adventures, and loves sharing her ancient wisdom about this beautiful island of Puerto Rico. She graduated from PR Massage & Bodywork Institute and attends regular continuing education. Certified in permaculture design and holistic coaching she brings 18 years of hospitality industry experience to our retreat center. Her foundational education, as a graduate of Natural Sciences with degrees in Microbiology and Chemistry, which stimulates her passion for forest therapy, aromatherapy, yoga and other movement classes.

Body Therapies

Lymphatic Drainage Massage:

A gentle and rhythmic massage technique that promotes the proper flow of lymphatic fluid throughout the body. It helps to reduce swelling, detoxify the body, and boost the immune system.


Muscle Stretching:

Our therapists incorporate targeted stretching techniques to improve flexibility, enhance range of motion, and release tension in specific muscle groups. This helps prevent injuries and promotes better muscular balance.


Myofascial Release:

A specialized technique that focuses on releasing tension and restrictions in the fascia, a connective tissue that forms a continuous web throughout the body, supporting and connecting muscles, bones, organs, and other structures. Using gentle, sustained pressure and stretching, this therapy targets areas of tightness to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall flexibility.



Reflexology is an ancient technique that focuses on specific pressure points on the feet and hands, which correspond to different organs and systems in the body. By applying targeted pressure, it promotes relaxation, relieves tension, and enhances overall well-being.


Deep Tissue Massage:

Our skilled therapists use firm pressure and slow strokes to penetrate deep into muscles and connective tissues. This massage is particularly effective for releasing chronic muscle tension and knots, improving mobility, and promoting better posture.



A gentle and non-invasive energy healing technique that aims to balance the body's energy centers (chakras) and promote a sense of harmony and inner peace. Combined with massage, we have found that Reiki can assist in reducing stress, increasing relaxation, and supporting emotional well-being.


Aromatherapy Massage:

Indulge your senses with our carefully selected essential oils, customized to suit your needs. Combined with soothing massage techniques, aromatherapy can uplift your mood, reduce stress, and create a blissful state of relaxation.


Sound Therapy:

Immerse yourself in a therapeutic soundscape that utilizes soothing tones and vibrations to promote deep relaxation and emotional healing. Sound therapy can help release tension, calm the mind, and enhance meditation. In recent years, proponents of 432Hz have suggested that this frequency is more aligned with natural harmonic frequencies and can resonate with the human body to promote healing.

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