stress free zone team

Stressfreezone team…our story

Stress Free Zone was created in 2003 by a team of three women. When their paths crossed in the middle of Alentejo, the three of them had been in a deep change of professional and personal lifestyle. This emphasized and empowered them to create this space, where now, two decades later, art, technique, wisdom and love are integrated in order to bring you all the wellbeing you need, through massage treatments and body-mind therapy.

Stress Free Zone became a member of Casas Brancas in it’s early days and is co-founder of the Rota Vicentina. Serving to release stress in all meanings, for you, us and our surroundings.

The Therapists


Anne Vidanne

Anne is from Germany, and has lived in Portugal since 1991. She has the certification “Heilpraktikerin Psychotherapie”= Health Practitioner in Psychotherapy – Health Department, Cologne, Germany). Her treatment is a synthesis of all classical techniques with energetic work. She sees every person holistically: soul, spirit and body. Her work is the result of studies and experience since 1998 in Assistent of Physiotherapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Biodynamic Massage, Integral Psychotherapy, Method Hatmara-Merkava and others. Anne has more than 25 years of practice and her qualifications ensure a safe and deeply knowledgeable therapeutic space, so needed in our modern, challenging times.



Mayra grew up between Brazil and Portugal and she considers Nature as her greatest teacher. The skill she wants to keep developing as a therapist is the ability to listen deeply and hold space for healing to unfold.

She has practiced yoga since very young and started the more formal studies in massage therapy in India, in 2016. 

Her massage combines ayurvedic tradition, shiatsu, reiki and a great deal of intuition.



Vanda is portuguese, originally from the Alentejo, where she still lives with her family.

She began her studies in 2008 and is a fully trained complementary therapist, specializing in Naturopathy; Wellness Spa Massage; Indian Head Massage and Cranial Sacral Therapy.

She skillfully combines all her studies and knowledge of herbalism in the use of essential oils in her treatments.



Lives in São Luís, and has always lived in Alentejo. She began her path with the Ayurvedic massage course given by Akisintasaúde, certified by DGERT and with accreditation by AMAYUR – Associação Portuguesa de Medicina Ayurveda.

She is a Meditation teacher, with training certified by Yoga Alliance Professionals and DGERT.


Arupa Judith

German born, but living in Portugal for over 25 years. She started her journey with Reiki in 1997 and she is today both a master and a teacher. Judith’s skills also include hypnotherapy, NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) and family constellations.



Originally from France, Christine has been living in Thailand for more than 17 years, where she studied different alternative techniques, like Reiki (practitioner and teacher), Traditional Chinese Medicine, aromatherapy energetic, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Thai oil massage, Shiatsu, Tok Sen.

She had the chance to learn with incredible teachers and to practice with the Thaï villagers around Chiang Mai.

Through practice, she has developed her sensitivity and works with intuition, being fully present and letting the body come into a space of stillness or deep relaxation, where it will heal and adjust at his own pace.

She also likes to give people tools so that they can take care of themselves and their dear ones in their everyday life.