"Self care is a priority not a luxury"
METTA YOGA AND MASSAGE
My name is Joanna Leytham and I started Metta Yoga and Massage at the beginning of 2014 when I first began to teach Yoga in the UK. I have given therapeutic Massage since 2016. All the therapies I offer are holistic and work together very effectively to bring an individual back to wellness. To learn more about me go here. I offer a number of Massage treatments: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy (NMT), Myofascial Release, Aromatherapy, Raindrop and Vitaflex Technique, Pregnancy, Relaxation, Thai Body Massage, Thai Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and Facials - to find out what each treatment entails go here. I specialise in Deep Tissue Massage with Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release, which I find very effective to release chronic muscle tension; to oxygenate and hydrate areas; to allow the spine and joints to relax into alignment and to increase the pliability and mobility of the body. I tend to tailor treatments relating to the client’s needs and the results they would like so mostly offer personalised treatments combining various techniques. The benefits to Massage Therapy are abundant and can be found here.
I work from treatment rooms at Lansdown Clinic in Bath, which is central to Bath and has free parking via Camden Row - to locate the Clinic by map go here. It is next to the lovely Camden Crescent with beautiful views across Bath. You can find out more about the clinic here. This space offers a clean, warm and professional atmosphere so that you may feel at ease. In suitable cases I offer mobile visits to the client's home. I use Neal’s Yard remedies or Young Living essential oils for all the treatments I offer, which are natural, organic and ethical.
I teach Yoga privately, one to one or to groups. I also offer party or event Yoga classes which are a lot of fun and very restorative before or after a big celebration - you can find more information here. I also teach drop in group classes at the University of Bath and closed group classes at the Bath Spa University - you can see my timetable here. I offer lessons in Ashtanga, Hatha, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra or produce my own Yoga sequence - find more information here. I specialise in Ashtanga or dynamic style Yoga classes where the pace is faster, led by the breath and quite vigorous. I personalise classes for the individual or class, planning lessons after I have met the client or group. I am fully insured by Balens Therapist Insurance and Yoga Alliance Insurance and I am a member of Yoga Alliance Professionals.
When arranging an appointment for the first time I send you pre therapy screening questions, which lets me know you are safe to go ahead with a treatment and enables me to prepare the most effective treatment plan. Additionally, I begin to build a personal picture of you i.e. your lifestyle and treatment goals. To contact by email to arrange an appointment go here. We will go into more detail in person in the first face to face consultation.
If any of the total contra-indications below occur you must cancel your appointment and postpone until symptoms have subsided. There is a 24 hour cancellation policy so please do contact as soon as is convenient.
Under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs
Contagious or infectious diseases
Diarrhoea & vomiting
Undiagnosed lumps or bumps
“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.”
“Throughout my life I have had massage with different people from all over the world, and I guarantee that Joanna is one of the most skilled massage therapists ever! She not only has good technique but she puts her spirit into it, which makes the whole experience of having massage with her a spiritually healing process. I am grateful for this and I will be booking massage sessions on a regular basis.”
“An amazing full body massage! I've been left feeling relaxed, revived and re-energised! And tailored to my specific needs, it was absolutely wonderful.”
“Jo is an excellent teacher. She is patient and thorough and has a lovely calming presence.”