Shambala Gatherings / TREATMENTS


Shambala Treatments give you the opportunity to relax even further, connect to your ground nature and heal holistically. Both Johan and Melissa, and other invited guest therapists, are passionate about their bodywork practices and have had a deep commitment to them for many years. Please remember that sessions book quickly, so please ensure you book in advance. Please take a read at our offer below.

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with Johan Svanborg

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Using a soft touch, this deeply relaxing treatment guides you into a profoundly healing state, where your body and mind are allowed to unwind and clear long held tensions. This treatment can be preceded by a short Thai Massage session to slowly unwind into deep relaxation, prior to releasing deeper held tensions through craniosacral work.

Cost: 500kr
Duration: 1 hour

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Ocean Floating Tank

When you are going into a floating tank, you have no senses to relate to. It´s completely black with no sounds; you are floating in saltwater with warm skin temperature and you are forced to relax totally – this brings you faster to a deeper meditative state, strong connection to yourself and a very deep relaxation. The mind gets a break, thoughts get more clear and the brain’s creative capacity increases. Floating decreases stress hormones in the blood and increases the excretion of endorphins that control pain and stress. Brain theta waves are created by the brain, which give a state of deep relaxation that is only achieved during a long meditation practice.

Cost and duration:
290kr (1 hour)

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with Melissa Nuñez-Brown

This oil based treatment is a sensual and pleasurable massage that combines slow, long, calming strokes as well as deep tissue techniques. The focus is to ground, land in the body, relax and release deeply held tensions. Balinese massage mixes techniques from Swedish deep tissue massage, Thai massage and Shiatsu. Either coconut or sesame oils are used as carrier oils depending on the climate and constitution of the client. Aromatherapy is used through essential oils made of 100% pure ingredients brought from India. Longer sessions end with a short Tibetan bowl journey that restores the body to its natural harmonious state.

Cost and duration:
500kr (1 hour)
300kr (half an hour ~ only back and shoulders)


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Johan Svanborg has a long history within healing, yoga, meditation, nutrition and overall health. For the last 20 years he has followed his passion to pursue a lifestyle that is phsysically, emotionally and spiritually healthy. He has trained in Tatra Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, meditation, Yoga philosophy, Thai Massage and Ayurveda. He has recently completed the 4th Level in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with Dr Leonid Soboleff. 

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Melissa started her journey into holistic health in 2008. She studied Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, devotional dance, Yoga philosophy and meditation. She is passionate about holistic health and about empowering others to carry out more fulfilling lifestyles. She has trained in Thai Massage with Itzhak Helman as well as in Oil Massage with her teacher, the Baliense healer, Idha Bagus. She has also completed Level 1 of the Craniosaral Training with Dr. Leonid Soboleff. 

** Throughout the summer season, we will have special guests that will be share their gifts within bodywork and holistic healing with us. Sign up to our newsletter below for an update on this.



Färna Herrgård is situated only 10 mins drive from the Shambala grounds and is a delightful oasis of tranquility and rest. If you have a car, do consider taking a trip there during your time off from the retreat schedule.

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