Ayurvedic Yoga Massage
£70 per hour
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM) combines traditional Indian deep tissue massage with yoga stretches and assisted breathwork. The original method of AYM was developed by Master Kusum Modak, a student of BKS Iyengar, in the 1980’s. AYM draws together the therapeutic aspects of mobilisations, tractions and passive yoga stretches with the restorative propensity of Ayurvedic massage to create a powerful method of tension releasing bodywork.
Book an introductory call to discuss which treatment is best for you
What to expect: The session is given on a mattress on the floor using natural oils and (where appropriate) essential oils. The session involves alternation between deep tissue massage and stretches covering all regions of the body (the ratio of which alternates in relation to the client’s needs). Both hands and feet are used as well as Calamus root powder (unique to Ayurvedic Yoga Massage) which draws out toxins and stimulates sensory awareness and blood circulation.
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage will...
• Release tension in the muscles and loosen joint stiffness
• Stretch and revitalise the fascia and realign body structure
• Stimulate breathing capacity
• Promote circulation of the body's fluids
• Increase or regulate the flow of vital energy (Prana)
• Diminish mental agitation and induce a sense of stillness and peace
• Correct postural alignment
• Enhance muscular coordination
• Heighten sensory awareness
• Realign anatomical structure
• Induce a state of deep rest and increase energy
...and it benefits these conditions
Mental and physical stress and tension
Joint and muscle pain related to stiffness or illness such as tendonitis and arthritis
Respiratory problems: shallow breathing, asthma
Circulatory problems related to lack of exercise
Bad posture and all forms of back, neck, shoulder, hip pain such as: scoliosis, slipped disc, pelvic girdle imbalance, frozen shoulder
Pain in the limbs, repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), knee pain, tennis and golf elbow, Rheumatoid Poly Arthritis, imbalance in the hip joints, Hallux Valgus (bunions)
Constipation, excessive wind, IBS
Anxiety disorder and panic attacks
Body-mind issues: dissociation, dysmorphia, binge eating disorder, anorexia, bulimia
Migraine and headache
Insomnia and other sleep related problems
Not suitable for:
Acute circulatory problems (thrombosis, phlebitis)
Early post-surgery recovery
Cancer: except in cases where the doctor’s permission has been granted
How to prepare:
Avoid drinking alcohol or caffeinated drinks or eating heavily prior to the session. Fill in and return the health form sent to you on booking. Although it is not fundamental (and not always possible!) some find it useful keep some space free following the session in order to fully integrate the effects of the treatment.
If 24 hours advance notice is given I will be happy to reschedule your appointment for another day with no extra charge; otherwise the fee for the allotted appointment time will be charged in full.