How often do we bring out hands to a sore spot on our body? When we feel pain, soreness or ailment somewhere in our body, we instinctively tend to touch and rub that spot.

In fact, the word “massage” comes from the Greek “massein”, which means “to knead, to mold”.



Massaging is an ancient art – an instinctive healing art that has been passed on in different civilizations as a way of alleviating pain and releasing tight muscles. Nowadays, it isn’t a prerogative of spas and wellness centers only, but it is also used in physiotherapy and in alternative medicine.


The expert touch of a professional massage therapist allows the guest to release tension, warm up and relax in a quick and natural way. Although there are a lot of different massage techniques for as many specific purposes, massaging has plenty of benefits that concern the health and well-being of each and every one of us.



Massage is generally chosen because of the desire -or need- to relax, and this is indeed its primary function. In the frenzy of our daily life, massage is one of the best tools to re-connect with oneself and slow down. It releases muscle tension, breaks up knots in specific areas and it relaxes the central nervous system, giving a lasting sensation of well-being. The relaxing effect of a massage on both body and mind also helps the heart to work better.


Thanks to the pressure, the touch and the energy transferred on specific areas of our body, massage is a key ally to our well-being. It improves peripheric circulation, favors the elimination of dead cells and helps the pores to absorb nutrients. It has a purifying effect on our body, making our skin look smoother and brighter. Massage is an actual elixir of youth that prevents the aging of tissues.


Some massages serve the specific purpose of lymphatic drainage, consisting in the elimination of toxins from our body through the handling of lymph stagnation. When the excessive liquids are drained, our body eliminates impurities and is perfectly hydrated –the perfect state to fight and reduce the formation of cellulite. Lymphatic drainage improves our immune system and helps the regeneration of irritated and inflamed skin.


In general, the reduction of psychophysical stress allows the body to ease the strain on our nervous system, which is greatly involved in situations of unease. During massage, our body releases beneficial hormones, such as endorphins, which can alleviate anxiety and depression, therefore improving our general state of well-being.


Massage is often associated with beauty treatments, which unfortunately doesn’t say a lot about its true nature: an ancient art, rich in skill and knowledge about the right movements to perform in order to ensure both physical and mental well-being through the pressure and stimulation of different areas of our body. Massage is a real trust leap: it means putting yourself completely in the therapist’s hands.


Which is the perfect massage, then?


Simple: it’s the one that meets the mental and physical need of that moment. A professional massage therapist is able to capture that need and tailor it through their expert touch.

That’s why the Nuvola Experience team didn’t just realize a traditional or water massage bed. Thanks to 45 years of experience and scientific research, we created Soffio: a sophisticated system with an innovative water-filled membrane that boosts the operator’s touch, making it even more central in an unforgettable massage of undoubted success.