To add to your yoga retreat experience we have our own massage therapists offering a range of expert treatments. We work with 2 very experienced and qualified bodywork professionals who provide creative, healing treatments on most of our yoga retreats. They also happen to be trained yoga teachers as well, so they are experts in understanding what could be going on for you during a retreat and how they can help support you.
Our massage therapists are very much part of the team and they work alongside the yoga teachers to make sure their treatments add to your retreat experience. An initial consultation serves to find out what your needs are so the therapist can create a personalised therapy treatment for you.
We always have enough sessions for everyone on the retreat to have at least one treatment, often more. However, there are limits to how many many treatments we can offer each day as they need to fit in around our yoga retreat schedule.
You are welcome to book a treatment before you arrive on your retreat or once you have settled in and decided how to spend your days. You can pre book when we send your yoga retreat welcome pack 8 weeks before your retreat.
Here’s a list of the massages we offer on our retreats:
With over 10,000 sessions and more than 15 years massage experience, Amanda is highly regarded within the wellbeing circles of London and Ibiza and listed by Conde Nast Traveller magazine as one of the top body fixers in the world. She uses advanced bodywork techniques that include Thai, deep-tissue massage, myofascial release and trigger point therapy.
She is a also a master in Craniosacral Therapy and Transformational breath work and uses a combination of these techniques in every session, shifting your mental and emotional well- being and allowing you to drop down into your body in the process.
Amanda’s sessions are collaborative, intuitive, holistic and prescriptive. With a down to earth approach, Amanda responds to the unique needs of each individual client, and works with many issues ranging from aches and pains, to long held tension, trauma, anxiety and insomnia.
A session with Amanda usually starts with bespoke deep tissue massage to release fascial tension and build rapport to allow sub-conscience dialoguing. Amanda then hones in on any energetic restrictions in order to give any tightness form, before being released. This enquiry allows clients to feel and heal, giving flow and vitality to the whole body.
She offers 60 minute sessions for £70 and 90 minute sessions for £100.
Lauren graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Therapeutic Bodywork in 2006. More recently she has advanced her studies in reflexology and has travelled around the world to further her experience and expertise, including Thai yoga massage in Chiang Mai and Myofascial release techniques with John F Barnes in Arizona. Lauren has worked with Reclaim Your Self for many years now and her treatments are highly recommended.
Hot stone/deep tissue massage (60 mins £70)
A deeply relaxing and therapeutic treatment incorporating warm stones and hands-on massage techniques. The heat gently eases muscular aches and pains, whilst improving overall circulation of blood and lymph around the body. It can be incorporated into a deep tissue massage, with focus on treating specific problematic areas of the body or as a gentle relaxation massage.
Myofascial Release (John F Barnes Technique) (30 mins £35 or 60 mins £70)
A gentle sustained stretch applied to parts of the body, that promotes physical and emotional wellness, decreasing pain and encouraging healthy movement back into the body by relieving restrictions and imbalances of the connective tissue.
Cranial release (30 mins £35)
A deeply relaxing yet profound treatment, focusing on relieving tension in the head and neck. Ideal for those who might suffer symptoms such as TMJ dysfunction, migraines or tinnitus.
Holistic Reflexology (30 mins £35 or 60 mins £70)
A holistic treatment through the massage and pressured touch of reflex areas on the feet to help encourage balance within the body and mind. Reflexology can help reduce stress levels, ease digestive and respiratory conditions, as well as many more ailments. It stimulates the nervous system to release tension, thus ‘working from the inside out’.
Natural facelift massage (30 mins £35)
A wonderfully relaxing face massage, incorporating a unique blend of highly effective techniques from Indian Face Massage, with gentle acupressure and lymphatic drainage technique- a face lift without surgery.
*This treatment is perfect before bed to help you sleep well and can take place in your bedroom*
Indian head massage (30 mins £35)
An ancient Ayurvedic massage treatment to the head, neck and shoulders, which can ease tension in the head and neck, helping to prevent headaches and migraines. It also encouraging detoxification through improving the circulation of blood and lymph around the body and can promotes hair growth. A relaxing treatment with very revitalising effects.
Chakra Reflexology (30 mins £35)
A deeply calming and meditative reflexology treatment, which focuses on balancing the main Chakras of the body, through specific techniques applied to the feet, stimulating the associated endocrine reflex areas. This treatment is perfect before bed to help you sleep well.
Lauren can also combine 2 therapies within one treatment if preferred. e.g. 30 mins massage and 30 mins reflexology.
Our best yoga holidays for massage are…
Yoga Retreat in Tuscany
18-24 August 2019
Teacher:£995 – £1,795 Select
Emma Henry & Adam Husler
Adam Husler’s Iceland Yoga Retreat
12-17 October 2019
Teacher:£1,295 – £1,895 Select
Jean Hall’s Costa Rica Yoga Retreat
9-16 November 2019
Teacher:£1,995 – £2,995 Select
Yoga & Digital Detox
22- 24 November 2019
Teacher:£375 – £675 Select