Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM) is a unique system of bodywork that combines deep tissue oil massage with assisted yoga stretches and coordinated breath-work, which works on physical, emotional, mental and energetic levels.
releases muscle tension & joint stiffness
promotes relief of stress, anxiety & exhaustion
improves blood circulation
promotes relief of digestive issues
increases flexibility & range of motion
stretches fascia & realigns body structure
promotes correct posture
enhances muscular coordination
harmonises the flow of vital energy (prana)
induces a deep sense of stillness & opening
improves respiratory patterns
enhances energy levels
helps develop greater body awareness
leaves the receiver with a profound sense of wellbeing
To allow a full range of movement and flow during stretching, Ayurvedic Yoga Massage treatment is performed on a mat laid on the floor, similar to Thai massage.
Each treatment is adjusted to suit clients' needs, whether that is relaxing, energising, soothing, deep or remedial.
The treatment is initiated with a sequence to warm up the body, which allows the session to become a moving meditation.
During the treatment, a mixture of oil and ayurvedic herb - Acorus calamus - in the form of powder, is applied to the skin.
Ground Acorus calamus, a root of wetland plant from the sweet flag family, stimulates the flow of blood, which not only helps to further warm up the muscles but also supports the body’s detoxing processes as well as giving a pleasant, warm, exfoliating feeling.
Here's how an ayurvedic yoga massage treatment can look like, performed by my teacher Despina Psarra
Deep tissue massage helps to remove knots in the muscles and soft tissues, dissolving physical tension, while the assisted yoga stretches and breath exercises realign the body, help correct postural imbalances and stimulate the natural flow of energy, leaving you feeling renewed, calm and centred.
During the treatment, the client is eased progressively deeper into assisted yoga stretches, through synchronised breathing, which both synergistically help the nervous system to relax.
AYM techniques incorporate the use of hands as well as feet as tools for massage. Skilful use of feet allows for a deeper and more thorough pressure through long and graceful strokes.
90 min or longer treatment is recommended to clients suffering from chronic pain or experiencing high levels of stress.
Please note, 90 min is recommended for first-time clients to allow time for consultation and full body treatment.
1 hour £75
90 min £90
2 hours £120