Sports & Swedish Massage with Jass

The Swedish Massage is a soft, relaxing full body oil massage. Using long and gentle strokes and friction on the muscles and joints, it brings relief to the entire body. It will help let go of stress and tension, stimulate blood circulation and the lymphatic system, nourish the skin and help cleanse and rejuvenate the body. Duration 60min (back, shoulders and limbs) – 90mins (including face, head, hands and feet).


Sports massage is a strong therapeutic oil massage that works deeply on the muscles of a particular part of the body. It generally uses the same techniques as Swedish massage, but applies more pressure and focuses on specific areas (eg back/shoulders, arms or legs). It is meant for people who live active lifestyles in order to prevent injuries or for those who experience muscle tension or fatigue because of repeated straining of the muscle through exercise or (bad) posture. Ideal for relieving general back pain or shoulder tension.

These therapies lasts for about one or one and half hour; the cost is accordingly Rs. 1500 or 2000 for guests, we offer a 50 % discount for Auroville volounteers, and Aurovilians & Auroville New Comers. For more information or to make an appointment (book at least one day in advance), please contact directly by phone or Whatsapp Jass (+91 733 945 9425) or write to For more information about activities, therapies and events in Joy Community, you can visit our Facebook page.

By appointment only:

Jass (Whatsapp +91 733 945 9425)

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About the Therapist – Jass

Jass (Gijs Van den Broeck) learned to meditate as a child. The past 10 years of his life he has dedicated to deepening his practice, studying with different teachers and travelling far and wide. He has lived and studied with Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh for more than 1 year in his mindfulness practice centre ‘Plum Village’ in France. This is where he learned about tea meditation. After this he has traveled through China, exploring tea in depth in different Zen monasteries. He has also been connected with ‘Global Tea Hut’, a worldwide community of traditional tea & meditation lovers. The past 5 years he has been sharing and teaching meditation across continents, conducting small tea ceremonies wherever he goes. He is also a massage therapist certified by the Belgian Massage Federation and has been practicing massage therapy for a number of years; specifically, he studied massage therapy at the Wellness Academie in Belgium and ayurvedic massage at Ayuskama Ayurveda in Rishikesh. He has been living as a volunteer in Auroville for a few years and he keeps on with his path..