Thai Yoga Massage

Yoga Fusion Massage blends traditional Thai Yoga Massage with deep tissue techniques from Swedish massage for the back, neck and shoulders. The treatment is given on a mat on the floor and is mostly fully clothed apart from the deep tissue work towards the end of the massage which is optional.

Traditional Thai Yoga Massage is believed to have been developed over 2,500 years ago by Jivaka Komarabhacca, a friend and physician to the Buddha. When Buddhist monks and nuns migrated from India to Thailand, they took the knowledge of Thai Massage and medicine with them. It is based on the idea that energy flows through the body along ten major channels or energy lines – sen lines. Similar ideas about ‘energy flow’ can be found in other Eastern traditions and medicine practices such as the meridians in Chinese medicine and the Nadis in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. Ancient Thais used massage to restore the flow of energy throughout the body

Yoga Fusion Massage is a unique combination of movements combining rhythmic massage, applied pressure to the sen lines, stretching of the muscles and gentle twisting. The addition of deep tissue work to the back, neck and shoulders takes into account modern environmental challenges to the body such as long periods of sitting and looking down at our phones and screens throughout the day.

The massage is designed to take body and mind to a deep state of relaxation. This is the perfect treatment to distress, unwind and let go of the stresses of everyday life.

£50 for one hour

£60 for 75 minutes

£75 for 90 minutes

Please email me at ayesha@garudayoga.co.uk to book.

Why massage?

I found yoga as an antidote to a fast-paced London-based marketing and PR job. Working long-hours and burning the candle at both ends was taking its toll on my health and I entered the yoga room initially as a way to bring more balance and control to my body, mind and life. Fast forward ten years and I’d left my day-job to teach yoga full-time

In the yoga room I was seeing many of my students carrying hours, days, weeks, even months and years (!!) of stress and tension in their bodies. Every day I see shoulders locked around the ears, tight hamstrings and rounded backs. These deeply-held tensions are sometimes too much for a one-hour yoga practice to unravel. I started to look for a therapy that would facilitate surrender, letting go and complete relaxation. I found it in Thai Yoga Massage.

Having worked for 13 years in busy jobs that required long-hours (up to 70 hours a week sometimes), I have first hand experience of how our bodies can be affected by stress and sitting for long periods. I offer my personal experience of balancing my body through a personal yoga and meditation practice as well as professional experience of studying anatomy, yoga and now Yoga Fusion Massage.

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