Benessere…

…means wellbeing. Fall is a great time to reboot and refocus mind and body. Clearing is an important part of honoring what came before and preparing for what’s next. In our Aveda spa you can chose from a grand variety of treatments, tailorized to you own taste. Be sure we are using natural products only. Many frangrances, herbs and fruits arrive straight from our vegetable garden. Take the chance and relax in our steam bath before or after your massage or stretch out on cosy matrasses right in front for a nap. Serve yourself from tea and refreshments in our spa bar. If there’s anything missing feel free to let us know. Now just enjoy, cool down, relax and stretch out. We are wishing you a pleasant holiday.

Pool Beauties

Ever tried a wellness session by the pool? Our jacuzzi is sure one thing not to miss, especially with Your head under water listening to beautiful music tunes. The sportier ones of you may have joined one of our fitness classes: Emotional Pilates with Luana Lula Giannoccaro, every second morning under the big olive tree on the upper pool deck of Maizza. Or Yoga with Giuseppe Intermite, 4 times a week at sunset, always on the upper deck. Not to forget his rejuvenating Shiatsu and Thai massages. For those who haven’t had the pleasure so far – might be something to try next time.

Tai Chi Chuan in Masseria

Ever tried the peaceful movements of Tai Chi that millions of Chinese practise every day? Martine Balanza, an ex makeup artist from France living in Puglia today, introduced the beautiful discipline to the heel of the italian boot. She keeps travelling back and forth to meet her maestro in China every now and then. But which is even more important she’s also available for private or group lessons under the ancient olive trees of the masseria. Check dates and availability via reception. This is to get you into the mood…

  

Women Only: March 8

Born at the beginning of the 900 in the U.S., International Women’s Day in Italy is associated with mimosa, a delicate but colourful and energetic flower blossoming in the first days of March. At the Masseria we`re celebrating Women’s Day in a special way every year. The swimwear fashion show in the spa of Torre Coccaro for example was something to remember!
This year we’re offering an exclusive and intimate hedonisnim package, tailormade for our women guests and their best friends: A wellness package for body and soul to wipe away the stress and celebrate the beautiful things such as friendship in life.
Breathing pure nature, stretching out one’s mind and enjoying our chefs’ and bartenders’ delicacies you’ll understand what Sophia Loren meant by saying:
Every woman will look at her best if she feels good in her own skin. It is not a matter of clothes and makeup, the only important thing is the way she shines”.
Discover the “Friends in Love” offer or our Women’s day Spa special.

 

Eating is Energy: The Maizza-Garuda-Meal

You may have read about the GARUDA retreat, taking place at Masseria Torre Maizza from april 18th till 22th. We’re proud to have famous James D’Silva, teacher of Sting, Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna, over here in Puglia to offer four intense workout days (www.thegaruda.net).

And what are we going to eat? Vito Giannuzzi asked himself. Our Maizza chef is more of a dancer than a Yogi (foto below) but since he wanted to prepare a wellness menu for the GARUDA group, with a couple of dishes that should stand out as much as the fitness part, he came up with unique ideas like this one:

Cappelletti out of Senator grain, vaporized, with a stuffing of beans and liquid chicory, with candied red onion and a paté of dried tomatoes  

Senator Pasta 100 gr
Beans puree 100 gr
Chicory 100 gr
Gelatine 10 gr
Dried tomatoes  10 gr
Red Onion 10 gr
Prepare the pasta with a stuffing of pureed beans and chicory. Cook the red onion in slightly acid water. Cook and prepare as seen on the picture.

Vito Giannuzzi, Maizza chef:For the practising GARUDA student eating is pure energy. Keeping up the energy flow – that’s the idea! Consciusness is the key: Eating without haste, enjoying every bite as a part of a big flow. Harmony and consciousness were my inspiration for the dish I created. The ingredients are supposed to reflect the poverty of our territory and the history of our ancestors. They used to work hard on the fields and in the evening they ate what the land had to offer. Simple but nutriscious food like Senator grain, flour of raw wheat, beans and wild chicory – all that sort of stuff. The dish expresses simplicity, pureness and a healthy approach to food – in respect for nature, rediscovering natural flavours, and, most of all, listening to what our body needs.

PS: This foto is for those of you who wouldn’t believe that our chef actually is a semi- professional dancer. “Bella figura!” Not only behind the kitchen pots…

Spa Special: Yoga & Shiatsu Cabin

For those of you who like extraordinary body & wellness experiences, here’s something new:
Coccaro just opened up its first Yoga & Shiatsu only Spa cabin! Giuseppe, experienced Yoga teacher and Shiatsu master from Ostuni, is expecting You for Yoga individuals (all levels) or intense Shiatsu sessions. You don’t need to bring anything but enthusiam – he’ll provide all the rest. Just check it out!

Hata Yoga & Vinyasana Yoga

It consists of body exercises, positions, dynamic and static sequences, guided relaxation and breathing cycles coordinated with the asanas. Asana postures allows to re-educate wrong postures, to correct repetitive and purely routine movements and to acquire greater stability, solidity and flexibility. It also allows to loosen up muscle tension, inner conflicts and to experience a state of unity between body and mind. It helps the development of a deeper sensibility, enhancing the expansion of consciousness and intelligence and the awareness of one’s own resources and strengths.

Shiatsu

Shiatsu derives from the Japanese words shi (finger) and atsu (pressure).
Shiatsu considers body, mind and soul in their totality, that is each of these parts integrated with each other. This is why this practice tries to understand the causes of energy unbalance producing physical distress, rather than considering the symptom of the problem alone.
Shiatsu uses different diagnosis and treatment techniques employing the most simple and essential of man’s means: hands. The mere pressure of thumbs and palms acts on localized areas of the body along the paths of energy meridians. In this way organs and inner systems are stimulated and harmonized, thus activating the natural process of self-recovering.

The treatment can take place on the floor on a comfortable futon with the original technique of master Namikoshi. The session lasts about one hour. The treatment is practiced with loose clothes and, above all, not made of acrylic or synthetic fibres, therefore tracksuits, sweatshirts, kimonos.

The Zen Shiatsu practice gives manifold benefits. Though it is not possible to make a thorough list of positive benefits, some of the advantages of the treatment can be mentioned: it gives total psychophysical wellbeing, fights stress, improves and promotes metabolism; it helps to solve hormonal and bowel problems and disorders, alleviates neck pain, backache and headache, improves circulation, improves the drainage of the lymphatic system and the sleep-wake cycle.

For detailed information contact our reception desk.