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started by: Trix018 · last update: 1518888696 · posted: 1518888696

Can anyone with long thick curly hair recommend a good hairdresser within 25km of Albufeira. I need my hair relayering and trimming. I have had so many experiences of people cutting it and making a mess, or cutting it too short. So would like a rcommendation from someone with difficult hair like mine. Thank you

started by: island55 · last update: 1502290872 · posted: 1498897294

I see that I posted a few years ago for the same and was kindly answered regarding a practitioner in Monchique/Luz.   I tried the link again, but this no longer works.  Can anybody help, please - he/she needs to be McTimoney?  I won´t be able to see mine in the UK until I go home for a short period in late August - really need to do it before then!  Thanks in advance :)

started by: marlenemfr · last update: 1502186946 · posted: 1502029298

Hi, Can anyone tell me where I can get Cod Liver Oil Capsules here in the Algarve. If not, does anyone get Holland and Barrett Cod live oil capsules delivered here? without any import problems.

started by: SueWilson49 · last update: 1501017795 · posted: 1500566712

I am now in Portugal for 6 months in the year and would like to apply for residency.  Portuguese law states that I have to apply after 90 days in the country.   One of the stipulations is that I must provide proof of health care entitlement, the S1 form, from the British authorities. I should state now that I am a pensioner, aged 70.  Upon contacting the relevant authorities in the UK, I am told I can only have an S1 if I leave the country for good!  What do I do to satisfy this requirement of the Portuguese system as I shall continue to spend 6 months of the year in the UK and therefore will not be entitled to the S!!?   Any answers  gratefully received! 

started by: Cathy-McKay-900050 · last update: 1494935448 · posted: 1494873107

Hello-  I am a retired U.S. citizen thinking about moving to the Algarve area for retirement. I have been told that you are able to utilize the public healthcare system once you have applied for and received long term residency.  Can anyone expand on that?

started by: Jennie-Tucker-896837 · last update: 1491396469 · posted: 1490975850

Please can anyone advise me of where we can get an inr blood test thank you

started by: Nataliya-irishdancer · last update: 1488192559 · posted: 1488192559

Hello! I am moving to Albufeira and plan to organize irish dancing classes there starting from mid May 2017.I am collecting information if it would be interesting. And if positive, classes also can be organized also around Albufeira.Admittance: from 7 years old.Language of classes: English-Portuguese-RussianAbout myself: I am the dancer of Iridan Academy Russia (Moscow) since 2009. Took part in numerous competitions of irish dancing in Russia and abroad. The founder of a small branch of our school in my hometown near Moscow city. Give irish dancing lessons for few years.

started by: island55 · last update: 1486486274 · posted: 1486112497

Does anybody know if/where I can purchase the above in the Lagos/Luz area, please?Thanks in advance....

started by: Kayjal · last update: 1479896604 · posted: 1479207997

Hi I was wondering how much it cost to visit a doctor in Portugal, plus how much would a hospital visit, i.e. For a broken leg would cost 

started by: sadieladle · last update: 1476087321 · posted: 1475791556

Does anyone know where you can go for a blood test to check for a problem without the need to see a doctor first?

started by: Amy-Ter Beke-868396 · last update: 1475696482 · posted: 1475696482

Would you know of someone in the Algarve (Lagos, Portimao area) who is in need of care at home? We are a team of two caretakers, speaking English, Dutch and German. One of us also speaks French. We have lots of experience with elderly people, for instance dementia, Alzheimer's disease, physical restrictions because of age, and much more. We also assisted mentally and/or physically challenged people. We would love to come and assist you, in your home, and provide the care you need for you stay in your own home. We can do days, nights, weekends and even live-in care when needed. We simply love taking care, and will always do so with, love, joy, kindness and patience. If you need more information, please connect to us via email: amy.makaitrw@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you. Warm regards,Amy

started by: aylesbury · last update: 1473086943 · posted: 1473060072

hi all , my wife is looking for an English speaking hairdresser in vilamoura quarteria area tks ray

started by: Lauren-Gilbert -857218 · last update: 1470663213 · posted: 1470661413

Hello,I will be relocating to the Lagos/Portimao area before the end of the year after spending the last 4 years in France. I'm a fully qualified beautician and have my own salon here at the moment but I'm just wondering what the need for an English/French speaking beautician would be like in the Algarve area? I offer a range of treatments and I'm happy to offer mobile services too. I'd be really grateful for any advice. Many thanks in advance.

started by: sadieladle · last update: 1466965076 · posted: 1466593334

Does anyone know of a good English speaking Osteopath (not chiro or physio) in the Algarve, preferably between Albufeira and Lagos? Many thanks.

started by: milla · last update: 1464257537 · posted: 1464098407

Hi, I am a pro athelte and am looking for a fully equipped gym to train at  while I am staying in the Lagos area.. Could anyone suggest anywhere?Thanks!

started by: davedarave · last update: 1458570553 · posted: 1458379702

Hi all. I'm thinking of moving to the Algarve after buying a small property there 2 years ago. I'm a registered physical therapist with a successful business in Ireland. I would like to start a practice up when I get there but can't find any other physical therapists. Is there a need for us /me. I do soft tissue manipulation and deep tissue massage to relieve painful joint and muscles and specialise in dry needling which gives huge relief to my patients at the moment. I don't do skeletal manipulation like an osteopath or chiropractor but concentrate on mucular/joint pain for things like ankle sprains , Chronic knee pain, post and pre op hip rehab, lower back chronic pain and shoulder and neck strains as well as specialising in Fibromyalgia and similar auto immune and arthritic conditions. Appreciate any feedback on current therapists or need for this service . Looking at setting up in the Portimao / Lagoa district.Thanks Dave 

started by: davidr1312 · last update: 1456078591 · posted: 1456078591

Does anybody know of a walking group for retired age folk that is based in or near Sao Bras del Alportel ?

started by: massimo181 · last update: 1455144465 · posted: 1455095137

Hi, I am looking for a good Dcotor surgery in or near Faro, My family Doctor in Conceicao is not the best and need to find a better one, I go to the main hospital in Faro when need too now. I was waiting for an appointment in the hospital Faro and then they reffered my appointment to the Centre de Saude in Faro. Has anyone used the Centre de Saude in Faro and is it more expensive? If anyone knows a good Dr's surgery or Dr in Faro or near please let me know? Thank you in advance

started by: pamtheham · last update: 1454034622 · posted: 1454034622

Hi  all  Any one know if there is a medium group in silves or messiens  ?    As  i am  new to portugal .  Or  would i have  to start one up ? Thank you.

started by: Portie · last update: 1451591214 · posted: 1451572024

Hi everyone, We are currently living in France but are considering a move to Portugal. I've been searching for an answer to my question but haven't found so the answer so hope someone can help. My husband is (semi) retired and has his S1, I'm not retirement age. In France I would get health/medical as I am covered by his S1 (although in France we haven't actually used his S1). Is it the same in Portugal?  As my OH is doing some consultancy work he has been paying his social contributions to the french system so I have got my medical cover through that. If he continues to do some work and pays NI in Portugal would I be covered for health through his contributions or is it individual?   Many thanks  

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