Nearly 10 years ago Sophia's opened it's doors in the centre of Arboleas. The main focus and business
was on our Toning Tables led by Michele. We have not only moved to larger premises but increased the
variety of fitness equipment, classes and services.
The toning tables are still one of the most important and rewarding departments at Sophia's. The toning
tables are not only for clients wishing to increase their fitness in a controlled and supervised way, but
also to help people with reduced mobility.
Clients who have back problems, muscle wastage or even suffered from stroke can certainly benefit from
these machines. Post operation clients who have hip or knee replacements make an increased recovery and
reduce the time of the clients needing walking sticks or frames.
Our best advice is not to sit and vegetate and lose your quality of life but regain the dream of life
Living in Spain. It is not just the patient who has the pain and struggles but usually the partner or
husband who is caring for them. We have asked our client and friend Susan and her husband Fred to write a
few lines on the improvement it has made to both of them.
Susan and Fred's story
From Susan Harris
Fred and I have been coming to Sophia's for 2 years and finding this family was the best thing for us.
I had a stroke in July 2014, which totally disrupted our dream of moving to Spain. But, after 4 months
of intensive re-hab we made the move in March 2015.
Finding Sophia's later that year has given us hope of keeping that dream alive.
I am put through my paces at Sophia's by Michele - who is quite simply my rock, with her firm but
light-hearted approach to re-hab work and the variation of that work not only makes my body work better
but looks after my mental well being as well. To aid this I have the most relaxing massages ever from
The staff and members of Sophia's are like family and are so generous with their encouragement and
genuine concern. I believe, this has helped me in my progress on the road to recovery.
To you all I owe a large THANK YOU.
From Fred Harris (Susan's husband)
There is as much verbal exercise going on as well as physical, which is great, as it takes Susan's
mind to a different place for a short while. I can relax for an hour, have a coffee .... or two,
knowing she is in safe hands. So if you see me sitting on the sofa in the corner with my headphones
in, I am not being unsociable. I am just relaxing.
I say a big THANK YOU to you all and to Michelle, Claudia, Paula, Phil and Stacey for making it all
Henry and Stella on their recent engagement. A great couple who met at Sophia's and now plan a new and
exciting future together.
Get Ready for Summer Time
Hopi Ear Candle Treatment
Great for excessive wax, sinusitis, itching or discomfort - During April and May only 12.00 euros.
This nail polish can last up to a full month without chips, breaks or the need for extra coats.
Only 15.00 euros for either your hands or feet.
A Relaxing Pedicure
Our Pedicures include care not only for toenails but also dead skin cells on the bottom of the feet.
Your pedicure will include granular exfoliation, moisturizing, foot mask and a relaxing massage. Then the
icing on the cake is your toe nail file and paint. All you have to do is choose the colour of your nail
varnish and leave the rest to Gill. This will leave your feet smooth and silky and ready for your sandals.
This treatment will take about an hour and costs only 16.00 euros
Summer Waxing Package
Eyebrow wax, tidy and reshape - Plus Top lip or Chin wax - Plus Half Leg Wax and Moisturiser
- Complimentary Eye brow tint or lash tint. All for 25.00 Euros
We are excited to inform you, that we are now the proud new owners of a Table Tennis table. It will be
available for hire at only 2.00€ per person, this includes bats and balls or if you're an eager
table tennis player then only 12.00€ per person per month! PING-PONG!!!!
We will be closed for Easter, Thursday 13th April, Friday 14th April and
Saturday 15th April, but we will be open as normal on Monday 17th April.