Therapies at retreat

All available therapies are listed below. Please note the therapist's available dates and times before requesting an appointment. Once you submit your request, a member of our team will call you back to process the payment and confirm your booking. Please read our terms and conditions at the end of this page.

Aromatherapy Massage and Pregnancy Massage

Fatima Hammal

Mondays and Tuesdays 12 - 7pm • Sundays 12 - 6pm

A 60 min session is priced at £65 and a 90 min session is priced at £90.

 

Fatima is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist MIFPA. Specialised in Aromatherapy massage, Fatima has accomplished her Diploma in Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Science at Neal’s Yard Remedies School of Natural Health in Covent Garden 2017. She combines her passion for nature and health with her expertise of the therapeutic properties of the essential oils. 

Fatima will blend an oil with you and lets you choose between a large variety of essential oils. She will explain the reasons for picking each oil that addresses your current needs. The main focus and approach is finding one’s balance to a state of wellbeing and harmony. 

 

Fatima is a member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA), which ensures the highest standards of professional practice.

 

Description of Holistic Aromatherapy Massage:

 

Aromatherapy massage helps releasing resistance in our bodies - any tensions, tightness and emotional memories that are held in our muscles. Together with the essence of plants, the essential oils, we can create an environment of allowing. A safe space to open the path of your own healing process. Each essential oil is unique in their chemical composition and is used to treat you physically and mentally.

Holistic Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue and Cupping.

Anna Fabiszewska

Mondays and Wednesdays 4pm - 8pm • Fridays 5pm - 7pm • Saturdays 8am - 9pm • Sundays 8am - 2pm

A 60 min Swedish or Deep Tissue massage is priced at £60 and a 30 min Cupping session is priced at £30.

 

Anna gained her ITEC qualification in 2009. Holistic Massage not only focuses on tense muscles as a physical result of stress, but it also takes into account a client's emotional and spiritual wellbeing. The suction and pressure provided by Cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure) Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migranes, rheumatism and even cellulite.

Indian Head Massage and Reiki treatment

Anja Pettersson

Mondays 9am-3pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9pm

A 60 min session is priced at £50* and a 30 min session is priced at £20*. 

*Introductory prices, available for a limited time.

 

Anja is a meditation teacher, reiki practitioner, massage therapist and a psychotherapy student. Through studying the mind and mental health in her journey towards becoming a psychotherapist while separately training in anatomy to work as a massage therapist, she became aware of the importance of combining the two. Additionally, she incorporates breathwork (meaning some breath techniques) in all her sessions as she believes it is an easy tool for healing and mindfulness which you can take home with you. She strongly believes the mind and body are connected and work from a perspective of understanding that the body reacts to the mind and vice versa.

In all sessions Anja will start by having a little chat about your expectations and what your goals are. This is to assess what you need and address which areas you might need extra support with. She uses incenses and music to engage all senses in the session and adding a comfortable feeling in the room. Once you have decided how you wish to receive the treatments, she will give either a combination or a separate session of reiki and/or Indian head massage.  

 

Description of Indian Head Massage:

Indian Head Massage has its origin in the ancient system of medicine known as Ayurveda. The underlying philosophy is that health results from harmony within one’s whole self.
The head, more than any part of our body, represents who we are. It is the centre of our nervous system and home to our identity and intelligence. “If our head feels good, we feel good”. Indian Head Massage has both physical and mental benefits such as providing relief from tension headaches, migraine and insomnia, it further releases anxiety and stress. As it increasing oxygen uptake in the tissues, it offers alertness and lifts feelings of mental tiredness.   

Description of reiki:

Reiki means “universal life force energy” and originates from Japan. It encourages emotional, spiritual and physical healing through transferring energy using the practitioner’s palms. I am trained using my hands directly on non-intrusive positions on the body but can perform reiki without touching, holding my hands above the body if this is preferred. The treatment is made with all clothes on as energy travels through any clothing. Reiki has many benefits and sharing touch alone has been shown to heal people, which is remarkable in its simplicity. Reported benefits include: Relieve of emotional stress, physical pain relief, better sleep and re-energized sensations.

Reiki Healing

Madeleine Honor

Wednesdays 9am-1pm

A 50 min session is priced at £60, £45 concession price for students and seniors.

Reiki means "spiritually guided life force energy”. This energy is facilitated by the practitioner placing their hands, on, or over the participants body to help activate the natural healing process. It’s highly beneficial for stress reduction, relaxation and provides healing on many levels; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

Madeleine has been practicing for over a decade. She has her Reiki practitioner qualifications at levels 1, 2 and Master. She is a kind, sensitive and deeply intuitive women who is inspired to share this gift of hands-on healing with whomever may benefit from it.

A typical session will involve a short consultation followed by Madeleine using ‘hands-on’ Reiki (a non-touch option is also possible). First she will work her way through your body’s energy centres, and then come back to areas that need special attention. She may also use gentle sound healing techniques to help you let go and relax more deeply.

 

Madeleine is also a mother, singer, sound healer, Kundalini Yoga teacher, and creative workshop facilitator. She has also trained in shamanic journeying and Theta Healing.

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage

Max Williams

Wednesdays to Sundays 11am- 7:30pm

A 30 min session is priced at £40, £70 for 60 minutes, and £90 for 90 minutes.


Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM) is a distinctive form of bodywork that combines deep tissue massage with coordinated breath and assisted stretching. To facilitate a full range of extension the work is performed on the floor and both hands and feet are applied to dissolve physical tension and stimulate fascia.

 

A unique element of this method is the use of calamus powder - the ground rhizome (root) of Acorus Calumus - which is used alongside natural oils to generate heat, improve circulation, and encourage healing. The overall aim of AYM is to engage the parasympathetic nervous system and remove stress that has manifested in the body. A standard session is 60 minutes and is highly adaptable to suit the needs of each individual. 

 

Max is trained in the tradition of Kusum Modak: http://www.yogaspira.com/kusum_interview.html

Thai Massage

Miles Joseph

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 10am - 9pm

A 60 min session is priced at £60, and £75 for 90 minutes.

 

The practice of Thai massage is holistic, clothed, whole body treatment carried out on a futon on the floor. The recipient is positioned in a variety of yoga positions coupled with deep static pressure and dynamic movement. The practice is a form of meditation in action. Each treatment relies on listening to the needs of the person receiving the massage and is unique for each person. The massage is performed with fluidity and rhythm, incorporating movement and stillness, a mindful connected flow of energy between giver and receiver. Thai massage is a perfect complement to a yoga practice, its aim is to re-balance the body, to create movement where there are restrictions and relieve stress.

Miles has been practicing Thai massage for six years has trained with a number of leading teachers including Krishnatakis, David Lutt, and Kira Balaskas, having taken the Diploma course, Dymanic Thai massage and Advanced Thai massage trainings.

Miles has also taken trained in Ayruvedic Yoga massage, also a mat-based massage style, with oil that integrates well with Thai massage. He has also taken two yoga teacher training courses to develop his personal yoga practice that he enjoys on a regular basis.

Deep Tissue Massage / Private and Couples Gong Bath and Energy Healing

Theresa Royle

Mondays,Thursdays and Saturdays - 2 to 9pm

Deep Tissue £65 for 60 minutes - £90 for 90 minutes

Private or couples Gong Bath & Energy Healing £80 for 60 minutes - £105 for 90 minutes

Theresa is a highly intuitive and empathic healing practitioner, who stumbled upon holistic therapies in her early 20's after moving to London from her native country of Austria. She struggled with depression amongst other health issues and conventional treatment methods only helped her up to a certain point.

 

It is then that she discovered energy healing and after seeing all the positive changes that unfolded in her life, she decided to train in it herself. The journey of attending her own healing sessions and simultaneously training as an energy healing practitioner spun over a 5 year period. She also qualified in massage therapy and holds the ITEC diploma in holistic massage and specialises in deep tissue treatments.

 

She has recently also discovered the transformative powers of the gong and hosts regular gong baths and sound meditations in London. The mystical tones of this ancient tool can be felt throughout the body during the session and many people describe the experience as being a magical one. She always advises her students to remain open minded and to go into the experience without any preconceived ideas of how they "should" or "shouldn't" feel. 

 

The vibrations of the gong help to realign the chakras, detox the system on a very deep and cellular level, bring about a feeling of well being, lower the heart rate and bring the brainwaves into a slower state which in turn makes it effortless to tap into a state of surrender and meditation. Emotional blockages are also likely to be unraveled and this means that at times, unpleasant feelings may rise to the surface to be healed and integrated.  

 

Theresa offers deep tissue massage treatments and private one to one or couples gong baths & energy healing sessions. The deep tissue sessions will concentrate on areas in the body that feel tense and where a little more pressure is needed to work on those stubborn knots. Her routine includes use of elbows and forearms in order for the full body weight to be used efficiently. 

 

One to one and/or couples gong baths & energy healings will see the you receive an energetic cleanse with sacred herbs such as sage or palo santo, hands on healing, followed by the gong bath/sound meditation. Theresa plays the 32" Chiron gong and she may also include some storytelling/guided meditation, use her Shamanic drum and voice, chimes, rattles and other instruments during the session.

 

Please note that gong baths are not recommended for pregnancies in the first trimester, anybody with metal implants/pacemakers or anybody with a history of severe mental illness or epilepsy. 

Terms and Conditions

Bookings can should be made at least 24hrs in advance, through our website or directly with the therapist. 

Full payment is taken upon booking.

If a cancellation is made with more than 24hrs notice, your therapy credit will be available for you for a later date.

Cancellations made within 24hrs will not be refunded. Monetary refunds will only be processed if the booking is cancelled by the therapist or Retreat Yoga Studio.

Please email hello@retreatyogastudio.co.uk to cancel or amend your booking.

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