SOMA Retreat Day

Saturday 8 December


Feeling like you need a little TLC? Join us for a special retreat day at SOMA focused on Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Techniques & Reiki Healing. Our lovely Marianna will lead this London yoga workshop teaching students the art of Ayurvedic deep tissue massage techniques as well as Reiki healing.

You will learn more about the body and how to release tension from the back, shoulders and neck for yourself and your loved ones.

We will cover:

Body anatomy and common injuries;
How to use and blend essential oils and Ayurvedic oils;
Preparing for a massage;
Ayurvedic massage techniques;
Shoulder opening techniques;
Neck release techniques; and
Reiki healing.

What is Ayurvedic Yoga Massage?

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage is a unique system of bodywork. It combines deep tissue massage with coordinated breath and yoga stretching. The session is performed on a mat on the floor for free movement, stretching and flow.

Deep tissue massage helps to remove knots and adhesions in the muscles and soft tissues, while the assisted stretches and breath exercises realign the body’s posture and stimulate the natural flow of energy.

A topical ayurvedic herb is applied to the skin with a small amount of oil and acts as a blood detoxifier and nerve tonic.

These techniques incorporate the use of the hands and feet as tools for massage. The utilisation of the feet allows for deeper and more thorough pressure through long and graceful strokes.

This unique comprehensive approach to the body dissolves physical and emotional blocks, helps eliminate toxins, promotes correct posture, improves respiratory patterns, enhances energy levels and leaves the receiver with a profound sense of well being.

AYM is a full body holistic treatment where the whole body is massaged and stretched in each session.

What is different about Ayurvedic Massage?

This ancient Indian massage technique treats not just the body, but also the nervous system by bringing nourishment to the tissues, cells and energy channels. Special blended Ayurvedic massage oils are used to maximize the healing process. The oil is infused with Ayurvedic herbs for individual body-mind constitution composed of a Dosha, a combination of the five different elements. Marianna will help choose and personally blend your oils specific to your needs.

What are the benefits of Reiki?

Reiki works on different levels of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of your being. This ancient Japanese method of healing uses energy to balance the body and mind, and its benefits can be felt by both Reiki practitioners and their clients.

One of the greatest Reiki healing health benefits is the reduction of stress. It helps relax the body which  triggers the body’s natural healing abilities  through the immune system.

Reiki can also heal mental or emotional wounds by working through and alleviating mood swings, fear, frustration and even anger.

Tell me what’s included in the Retreat Day Package.

9-1:30pm – Unlimited Access to any SOMA classes

1:45pm-4:45pm – Workshop

Start your day with unlimited classes in the morning so you can detox through sweating it out. Choose from hot yoga, cycling, barre ballet and Sparta strength work. You can double up and take more than one if you wish.

Replenish with a complimentary, vitamin rich SOMA superfood smoothie of your choice to fill your body with nutrients and anti-oxidants. Choose from our curated menu.

Then get ready for the workshop to learn the Ayurvedic deep tissue massage techniques, how to blend Ayurvedic oils for yourself and others as well as how to do simple Reiki techniques.

Finish with a Reiki healing session led by Marianna.

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Ayurvedic Massage Treatments – Book Now

Experience 90 minutes of bliss.

We recommend booking a full treatment with Marianna to experience the ultimate benefits. There are limited spaces, so book as soon as you can.