Stay in our fully appointed apartment for a Stress relieving and healing holiday break in a little known part of France with optional natural treatment. We are close to the ski slopes of Gerardmer and in the Natural Park of The Ballons des Vosges.
Enjoy a summer or winter break in this beautiful part of northern France with optional "hands off" or "hands on" amma and Californian massage and Reiki healing with an introduction to Home Cures natural remedies. Nathalie Osborne is a fully qualified practitioner, has full inurance cover and is one of those gifted people with "massage hands". Very empathetic, she relates as well as helps. This is what just one client has said:
I have been suffering from a more than painful sciatica for over a month. I have had several sessions with my osteopath, but with little success. After visiting your home and having ... accepted to have a session of your Amma Massage...the most fantastic thing happened. ALMOST ALL THE PAIN DISAPPEARED! How do you explain this? I do not know, but I do know that the awful discomfort just disappeared.
And now, just one week later, I have a new life. Mr. D, 54, France.
Amma Massage is practiced with the client sitting in a "kneeling chair" (see photo) and involves the gentle stimulation of the back, arms and leg muscles. (It should always be remebered that the greater part of back problems arrive from stress!).
Californian massage is of the more traditional style, with the client wearing a bikini or trunks receiving a similar form of massage using essential oils in a base of Nathalie's own therapeutic carrier oils. The effect is certainly on the "WOW" scale, as some of her clients have said.
Here, you can stand outside and hear nothing but the sounds of silence and nature.
On arriving with us you will immediately be regaled by the beauty of The Vosges, with its forests, hills and waters. Your welcome in our converted 17th. Century home, to join us in a tranquil and relaxing setting, along with our small menagerie of domestic animals of horses, dogs and cats will be warm and friendly. Enjoying the comfort of your own rooms and bathroom, with optional main meals provided, cooked by my wife, a rather good French cuisinière, and using almost all locally produced meat and vegetables, subject to availability, you have the chance to profit from this little known and idyllic part of Northern France. We are 488 metres (1600 feet) above sea level and enjoy fabulous summer weather, with real winter weather of snow, bright, frosty mornings and sunny days with Natural Beauty all around us. On offer is French or English TV, WiFi, in fact most of the amenities of modern life in a traditional setting.
While you stay with us you will have the chance to visit the resorts around us, including Gerardmer, a spa town where the ski-ing is normally exceptional, Colmar, Epinal and the nearest main town, St.Die. Depending upon the season there is skiing, water sports, hill walking, cycling, all terrain biking, wine festivals, fantastic flea markets - "marchés au puces" - almost every Sunday in the summer, the list is endless. As the home of both www.home-cures.net and its French cousin, www.remede-naturel.net, you will have the chance to learn of some of Mother Nature's wonders in the form of the oils, creams and cures that, with the backing of time and research, are now accepted as effective forms of treatment. We have also a lovely range of Therapeutic Magnet Braclets that are the "wow" of our customers.
Taking only two people at a time, (we can accommodate two others/children as well, but remember, this is a "stress relieving holiday!) so that we may devote the maximum attention to you. Prices start at £250 per week. While you stay with us you can be self contained or become "en famille" when all main meals are provided. Towels, linen etc. are also provided. However, extras such as wine and spirits and special excursions are not included; all arrangements are made at the time of booking as well as possible pick up points such as railway stations or airports.
For full details of availability, starting in October 2011, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with your telephone number and we will contact for your future enjoyment.
We look forward to seeing you.