NIBBANA Spa is a concept of #homecarespa, delivering the best quality of bodywork and wellness to people in Switzerland, at the comfort of your home (Luzern or Zug), or on-site at LiLi Centre, where is “your home away from home”.
NIBBANA is ran by Barbara Santos, a massage therapist, massage teacher and Reiki Master with over 10 years’ experience. She attended training in different techniques in Brazil, Thailand, India, Switzerland and worked as masseuse in Australia, Brazil and Thailand. Since 2020 in Switzerland, she is continuing to promote well-being and quality of life to people.
NIBBANA was officially launched in June 2013 in Brazil and it was a spa/school located in Curitiba, southern Brazil. Barbara teaches Thai massage and therapies across the country, and it became a well-known and respected school of Thai traditional massage in Brazil. Since in Switzerland, Barbara brought NIBBANA’s concept and idea to the Swiss community, where have been then providing the same quality of service to people.
Meaning of the word “Nibbana“
Nibbana originates from the Pali, an extinct language spoken in India 2,500 years ago. It is said to be the language that Buddha used to communicate with his Sangha (group of followers). Nibbana has the same meaning as the Sanskrit word “Nirvana”, which means Enlightenment, the extinction of suffering. It is the stage of mind that made Siddartha Gautama to become the Buddha – the Enlightened one.
The word Nibbana represents what Barbara intends through her work, the cessation of people’s suffering, on the mental and physical levels. Combining Reiki, that works on the energy level, with her bodywork techniques, she aims to help people to achieve a better quality of life.
Meaning of the logo
In relation to the meaning of the word Nibbana, Barbara carefully choose the logo to represent her work. The tree is known as the Bodhi Tree, the tree where Siddharta Gautama sat down and achieved Enlightenment – Nibbana. The Bodhi Tree is known as the tree of wisdom, respected as a channel to obtain spiritual enlightenment.
A massage therapist and massage teacher for over 10 years, student of Osteopathy and Reiki Master with several bodywork experience and studies in Brazil, Australia, Thailand, Europe. My work is my passion, a hobby that was transformed into my career. After treating so many different people around the world, I understand that bodywork does not only ceases body aches by working on muscles tissues. It goes far beyond that, body and mind are one, and therefore, it brings consciousness – a mental state of being aware of and responsive to one’s surroundings. Something that is lacking in nowadays lifestyle, where there are less consciousness when one has intense work, home-office, long hours sitting in front of computer and has not enough time to practice exercises. Allow me to help you and look after your body/mental healthy.
Originally from Brazil, I began my studies in my home country, but it was in Australia where my career as masseuse began, back in 2011, where I had the opportunity to transform my hobby into my job. I learnt massage informally during my early childhood, around the age of 5 with my nanny. Who besides taking care of my and my siblings, was a masseuse. So I am forever thankful for being able to be introduced to this field, and work with something that I love!
As a lifelong learner, I believe that learning is the key to find my truth. My interests on bodywork and alternative therapies leaded me to attain various trainings in different countries, including Brazil, Thailand, India, Switzerland. Studying massage, bodywork, energy healing, philosophy, yoga, meditation, osteopathy.
“Massage is not just a bodywork, it goes far beyond that. It elevates the mind and relaxes the body in more subtle dimensions. We work on the physical sphere, but we reach deeper layers, that allows the person to break free and find him(her)self as a being. All we do is to connect the mind and body, providing the necessary balance for one’s life.”
|studying||Osteopathy||Swiss International College of Osteopathy||Weggis, Switzerland|
|2018||Advanced Thai Medical Massage Therapy||WatPo Massage School||Bangkok, Thailand|
|2018||Infant and Child Massage Course||WatPo Massage School||Bangkok, Thailand|
|2017||M.A. Philosophy & Religion||Assumption University||Bangkok, Thailand|
|2016||Reiki Master: Usui Shiki Ryoko||Reiki Master Margarida Velhinho||Curitiba, Brazil|
|2015||Thai Traditional Massage||WatPo Massage School||Bangkok, Thailand|
|2014||Reiki Level III-A: Usui Shiki Ryoko||Reiki Master Margarida Velhinho||Curitiba, Brazil|
|2014||Reincarnation’s Psychotherapy and Therapeutic Regression||ABPR||Curitiba, Brazil|
|2013||Yoga Teacher Training||Ayur Yoga School||Rishikesh, India|
|2013||Advanced Ayurvedic Therapy||Ayuskama Ayurveda Institute||Rishikesh, India|
|2013||Saint Germain Florals module I e II||Neide Margonari, Saint Germain||Vitória, Brazil|
|2013||Lymphatic Drainage for Pregnant||Sociedade Educacional Curitiba||Curitiba, Brazil|
|2012||Thai Massage Teacher Training, Advanced Level||ITM School||Chiang Mai, Thailand|
|2012||Thai Pregnancy Massage||ITM School||Chiang Mai, Thailand|
|2012||Thai Traditional Massage, advanced level||ITM School||Chiang Mai, Thailand|
|2012||Thai Massage on the table||ITM School||Chiang Mai, Thailand|
|2012||Hot Stones Therapy ||The School of Massage for Health||Chiang Mai, Thailand|
|2012||Deep Tissue & Sport Massage||ITM School||Chiang Mai, Thailand|
|2012||Thai Herbal Hot Compress Massage||ITM School||Chiang Mai, Thailand|
|2012||Thai Foot Reflexology||ITM School||Chiang Mai, Thailand|
|2012||Human Anatomy Observation Course||Chiang Mai University, |
Faculty of Medicine
|Chiang Mai, Thailand|
|2012||Reiki Level I & II: Usui Shiki Ryoho||Reiki Master Jennifer Lee||Chiang Mai, Thailand|
|2011||Massage Therapy Course||Instituto de Ensino |
::: INTERVIEWS AND CONTRIBUTIONS BY BARBARA SANTOS
YouTube Channel: A serie of Thai massage sequence
Academic Article in the Journal of the Public Ministry of Health – Thailand [ENG]: The meaning and contribution of the Wai Khru for the preservation of Thai traditional medicine of modern times.
Rosicrucian Order AMORC Brazil [PT]: Thai Traditional Massage
SBT-ES Ponto Cult Program [PT]: What is Thai Yoga Massage?
Virtual Magazine Nowmastê [PT]: How I became a Thai Massage Practitioner
Personal Blog [PT]: About Thailand
Since 2013 in Brazil, and now in Luzern, Switzerland.
Mon-Fri: 9.00 am – 9.00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
(+41) 76 201 25 33