Gillian is a qualified Thai Yoga Massage therapist, training first in 2009 with Sunny Klaber, a Thai Yoga Massage therapist, teacher and inspirational traveller. She then continued her training with Metta College in Glasgow, developing her massage techniques and deepening her practice. Qualifying in 2011 from Metta, she calls her style of massage 'Metta Massage' and offers a full body massage in a two hour session, as well as working on different aspects of the body in shorter sessions. This is usually combined with mindfulness and relaxation.
What is Thai Yoga Massage (TYM)?
Thai Yoga Massage (TYM) is the ancient art of therapeutic healing massage. It is a massage experience that leaves you feeling totally relaxed, whilst helping restore your energy levels.
TYM has it's origins in Ayurvedic medicine, Buddhism and Yoga. It has evolved into a unique massage of the whole body with the application of rhythmic compression, soft tissue manipulation, deep stretching and gentle rocking. The aim is to create a sense of well-being, harmony and balance for you.
Gillian's Metta Massage takes place on a padded mat or futon on the floor, or the top of a bed. You stay fully clothed in loose, comfortable clothes. She uses a combination of gentle pressure from the palms of her hands and acu-pressure using thumbs and fingers to warm and relax the muscles, works along Sen energy lines, offering you assisted stretching and rhythmic, gentle manipulation. Gently being moved into positions familiar in yoga, your muscles get a deep stretch, your body relaxes and your mind becomes quiet and calm.
The benefits of Metta Massage include increased flexibility, improved circulation, restored vitality and relaxation. It can help you manage your stress levels and create a feeling of well-being.
A full body massage lasts at least 2 hours and costs from £35 per hour but you can choose from a 'menu' of shorter massages, tending to different areas of the body with a variety of techniques. These last from an hour in duration up to two hours. You can pick and mix or go for the full body as a complete relaxer!
Gillian offers this either in her comfortable yoga room, or in your own home. If neither is convenient, the massage can be arranged at a venue near you, but there might be an extra charge for this. You will feel great afterwards and if you have your massage in the morning, you will be sure to.....