Macarena was born in Chile in 1972 and has lived in the Oxfordshire countryside for the past 10 years. She trained at the Mudita School of Thai Yoga Massage. Macarena's original training was in the field of dance, in which she holds a degree. She has performed in New York, Houston, Italy, Chile and Japan. Some of the most important influences on her work were the studies she undertook and the several residences she did in the countryside of Japan at the Body Weather Farm led by well-known dance maker Min Tanaka. After more than 20 years of dance and searching for new languages of expression and training for the body , Macarena developed her own form of dance to which she has given the title Human Landscape. The understanding that developed from her career as a dancer led to a growing interest in applying her knowledge as a form of physical therapy. Macarena is now trained as a body therapist and qualified as a Thai Yoga Massage practitioner.
Macarena at Bonn Square Therapy Room offers traditional Thai massages in a bright, quirky space in the heart of Oxford.
Treatments are carried out by Macarena, a graduate of the Mudita School of Thai Yoga massage. Previously a professional dancer, Macarena has a unique understanding of both movement and the stresses and strains which can accumulate in the body.
Macarena's treatments are performed exactly as the original, with the client fully clothed, on a futon mat on the floor. Using her thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet she will apply a combination of acupressure, gentle rocking and twisting, joint and spine mobilisations and assisted yoga stretches to help restore balance and calm to the body and mind.
As with all therapists at Bonn Square, Macarena is a fully insured member of the industry body, adhering to strict codes of conduct and ethics.
Less than a 10-minute walk from Oxford train station, you'll find Bonn Square Therapy Room just across the street from the Westgate Centre. Macarena's treatments are available Monday through to Friday until 8 pm.