Seeing things differently has long been part of the Deia spirit. Jane Winterbottom, founder of the Centre Holistic Deia, is one of the people in the village guided by that spirit.
Deia needed a holistic centre
Jane, a Kinesiologist, created the Centre Holistic Deia in summer 2014 after she had been living in the village for three years. A highly successful globetrotting DJ and sound engineer for 16 years, Jane quit when the lifestyle became too much and her health suffered.
Studying and practising Kinesiology in England for 10 years restored Jane’s health. “The beauty of Kinesiology,” she explains, “is that the practitioner communicates with the patient’s subconscious to bring the body into balance. The patient actually heals themselves. I wanted to share what I had learned with other people but I wasn’t quite sure how and where.”
Deia provided the answer. “It might sound strange,” Jane says, “but I thought Deia needed a holistic centre. It’s as if it was meant to happen here and I’m just the medium. Perhaps that’s why the Centre boomed right away. Many people come to Deia just to party but there are also a lot of holistic minded people in the village. The Centre is for the residents as much as it is for everyone else.”
So, when you drop into the Centre, you’re as likely to meet a waiter having a massage for a sore back as you are a highly successful entrepreneur taking a time out.
The Centre Holistic Deia offers a range of treatments the equal of any in the world. Alongside massage, Kinesiology, reflexology and nutritional advice, people who drop in to the Centre can benefit from Naet, a remarkable treatment which eradicates allergies permanently.
Gwyneth Morgan, the Centre’s physiotherapist uses an AN-DI energetic corrector which treats and corrects energetic imbalances in the body. AN-DI machines re-energise cell mitochondria which lose their strength after chemotherapy or if people are on long-term antibiotic treatments. AN-DI energetic correctors are also used in the treatment of Lyme’s Disease.
“The AN-DI machine is a good example of how keen we are to offer holistic treatments that are at least the equal of anything you’d find anywhere in the world,” Jane says. “And there’s always something new to experience here.”
Educating people to the benefits of complementary holistic medicine is fundamental to Jane’s vision. “We’re delighted if people drop in to simply find out what we offer and how we can help them,” she adds.
A community Centre
As a teenager growing up in Mallorca, Jane was always fascinated by Deia.
“Deia has always been special on the island,” she explains, “a place that’s more diverse than other villages and which has welcomed and embraced foreigners. I always thought there was a lot more going on beneath the surface here and, now I’m part of the Deia community, I know that’s true. I love being able to give back to the place – for instance, our striking logo is designed by Arturo Rhodes, one of the Deia artists – Being a member of the community is the thing I love most about my life here.”
Drop in to the Centre Holistic Deia
You’re welcome to drop into the Centre, which is on the Deia main street, for a chat during opening hours.
Alternatively, email email@example.com or call +34 971 636 233, +34 649614856 (Spanish) and +34 600113657 (English).
David Holzer is a freelance writer who has been coming to Deia for almost 20 years. Apart from loving the village, he is fascinated by the – without being too pretentious – cultural history and significance of Deia.