METTA YOGA AND MASSAGE
Welcome to Metta Yoga and Massage, in central Bath and Bristol, providing eco-friendly, remedial and holistic Massage treatments and Yoga lessons, for aligned, flexible, pain free bodies, as well as mental and emotional wellbeing. Metta means loving-kindness. In a world tainted by all kinds of destructiveness, Metta in thought, and deed brings unity, calm, and mutual understanding.
If you are: in pain; feeling tension and "sticky" in your muscles and joints; or are suffering with reduced mobility and/or an injury; are feeling depressed, sluggish, stressed, low energy etc; are feeling very busy minded, overwhelmed or confused; or feeling out of balance in any way, then Metta Yoga and Massage therapies will help you back to well-being. Metta offers a large array of holistic therapies, based in both Eastern philosophy and Western science.
Metta is owned and run by Yoga and Massage Therapist, Joanna, who currently provides all services. She is highly qualified and has trained in Yoga and Massage therapies in India, Thailand, London, Bristol, and Bath, with over 8 years experience teaching Yoga and providing Massage. You can see her main qualifications and her additional qualifications. She was a Massage therapist at Five Star The Gainsborough Bath Spa and taught Yoga at the renowned Sports Training Village at the University of Bath, and many other studios in Bath, before starting Metta Yoga and Massage.
Massage treatments and one-to-one/small group Yoga sessions are carried out at The Lansdown Clinic in Bath, and Back In Balance Osteopathy in Bristol. The Lansdown Clinic offers FREE parking behind the clinic, and is in Central Bath. Back In Balance Osteopathy, in Central Bristol, has on street parking or there is Trenchard Street Car Park nearby. Metta follows strict Covid-19 guidelines. Please wear a mask and wash your hands on arrival at the clinic. Once in the treatment room, you are able to take your mask off, if you wish. The therapist will wear a mask throughout your appointment.
An array of remedial and holistic Massage traditions are offered, to relieve the client of pain and mobility problems, align muscles; and to bring them back into balance: physically, as well as mentally and emotionally. There are also various Additional Massage traditions offered. Often a holistic approach is used for the client, tailoring treatments for specific needs, drawing and combining techniques from many Massage traditions. Specialising in Deep Tissue Massage, musculature and fascia is worked on from the deepest layers, relieving tension and chronic muscle pain. Neal’s Yard Remedies are used for treatments, which are natural, organic and ethical. Metta clients are offered 10% off all Neal's Yard Remedies.
An array of remedial and holistic Yoga traditions taught, to improve the client's mobility, flexibility, strength, posture, and to balance them mentally and emotionally. There are also various Additional Yoga traditions taught. Yoga lessons are taught one-to-one or to private small or large groups. Metta specialises in private one-to-one Yoga classes and Yoga courses, personalised and creatively tailored for the client's specific physical, mental, and emotional needs. Metta now additionally runs Online Yoga Classes; if you have limited time in your day or have a long way to travel to reach us, online classes could be for you.
Remedial Yoga Therapy sessions are offered to assess the client bio-mechanically and to offer Yoga postures to relieve them of pain and mobility dysfunction. Yoga Therapy is the practice of therapeutic Yoga to clear discomfort, pain, injury and limitations in the client's body, and/or to prepare for, or rehabilitate from surgery. This includes a full body assessment, focusing on body alignment and the bio-mechanic condition; and includes the teaching of yoga postures in modified and intelligent ways.
Gift Vouchers are available at any time of year. Vouchers are valid for 6 months. The gift of a wellbeing experience really shows you care about your loved one!
Hen or Pamper Parties are available for your group at your venue. Corporate Yoga classes and Acupressure Chair Massage treatments are available for you at your workplace - to contact us about this go here.
Metta creates blogs regularly, on anything holistic therapy related that might be of use to you. If you have any questions regarding pain relief and wellbeing please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help.
There is a 24 hour cancellation policy and a 50% treatment charge if under 24 hours cancellation notice is given. If any of the total contra-indications below occur you must cancel your appointment and postpone until symptoms have subsided.
Under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs
Contagious or infectious diseases
Diarrhoea & vomiting
Undiagnosed lumps or bumps
"The Restorative Yoga class that we booked at our rented accommodation in Bath for a hen party was the perfect ending to a lovely hen weekend and just what we needed! It was super relaxing and rejuvenating and eased our hangovers no end!! We will be telling friends having hen parties to book Joanna!"
"This was one of the best (if not the best) massages I have ever received. Joanna spent some time understanding what I was looking for, and which areas to focus on. I explained some specific injuries and areas needing attention. Joanna then had a huge range of techniques and worked on exactly the right areas we'd discussed. Afterwards Joanna gave me some good advice and followed up by email with some written exercises. From beginning to end this was one of the most competent and professional treatments you could wish to receive. I highly recommend Metta."
“I have a form of MS and my massages with Joanna have a massive impact on my physical wellbeing - she works my full body and tailors each session to my needs on that day. She is amazing and was much missed during lockdown.”
"Joanna is always so tuned in to how I'm feeling and what I need. I work at a computer all day: her shoulder and back massages are a necessity, not a treat!"
“Jo's massage is excellent. She has an ability to intuitively know what pressure is needed and I always come away feeling, looser, more relaxed and de-stressed. I would recommend her services to anyone who cares about their body.”