"Self care is a priority not a luxury"
METTA YOGA AND MASSAGE
Welcome to Metta Yoga and Massage, in Bath and Bristol, providing eco-friendly Massage treatments, Yoga lessons, and Yoga Therapy sessions 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, is the only constructive means to bring concord, peace, and mutual understanding.
The update on 31st October from the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, that England will move into a second national lockdown effective 00.01 on Thursday 5th November, for a period of 1 month, has meant that Metta will be closing their doors, from 5th November through until 2nd December. Any appointments already booked in this lockdown period will be rescheduled until after 2nd December, when lockdown ends. Metta will stay in touch with self care and wellbeing tips and advice in this period!
Metta gives face to face Massage and Yoga therapies under government plans regarding the Covid-19 virus, and adheres to strict protective measures, using full PPE. There are some changes in how your appointment will proceed, in order to continue to prevent the spread of infection. Firstly, if you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms, please postpone or cancel your appointment. PPE precautionary measures provided by the government will be respected. After entering the clinic or, if your therapy is at your home, please wash your hands before it starts and after it finishes. Please try to reduce touching things in the clinic to reduce contamination. Hand sanitiser is provided at the treatment. You can wear a mask or choose not to. Masks are sold at the treatment for £1.50. The therapist will wear a visa or a mask and will wash hands before and after the treatment and regularly throughout the day. All surfaces and equipment will be cleaned before and after treatments and, as usual, fresh towels and covers will be used for each appointment. If you are having a mobile treatment you will be expected to provide your own towels for your appointment. It is encouraged that you drink more water before and after your treatment, to reduce virus transmission and to keep you hydrated, as therapies will provide detoxifying benefits.
Massage treatments and one-to-one Yoga sessions are carried out at The Lansdown Clinic in Bath, and The Treatment Rooms in Bristol, or mobile services are available in Bath and Bristol. Mobile treatments cost between £5 to £10 extra per appointment to allow for time spent to get to the location and travel costs. The Lansdown Clinic offers free parking and is in central Bath. The Treatment Rooms, in central Bristol, has on street parking or there are public car parks nearby. Group Yoga classes are carried out at various companies and venues in Bath and Bristol. Metta now additionally offers online Yoga lessons; if you have limited time in your day or have a long way to travel to reach us, online classes could be for you! Find more information here.
There are various 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 tight and chronic muscle pain. Neal’s Yard remedies are used for treatments, which are natural, organic and ethical.
Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Pranayama (Breathing Technique) Yoga classes are available. Specialising in Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga, these classes are dynamic, flowing, strengthening and fat burning, stepping up cardiac activity. Yoga lessons are taught one-to-one or to small or large groups. Drop in group Ashtanga Yoga classes are taught at the Sports Training Village, University of Bath - view the timetable here.
Yoga Therapy sessions are available. Yoga Therapy is the practice of personalised therapeutic Yoga to clear discomfort, pain, injury and limitations in the client's body. This includes a full body assessment, focusing on correct body alignment and the bio-mechanic condition; and includes the teaching of and performance of asanas (postures) in modified and intelligent ways, when the individual has injuries, pain or physical limitations and/or to prepare for, or rehabilitate, from surgery.
Corporate and Party Event Yoga classes and Onsite Massage treatments are available. Regular sessions of Onsite Massage and Yoga therapies can be held at your business.
Metta Yoga and Massage is fully insured by Balens Therapist Insurance and Yoga Alliance Insurance and is a member of Yoga Alliance Professionals.
When arranging an appointment for the first time you will be sent pre-therapy screening questions, to make sure you are safe to go ahead with a treatment and to begin to prepare the most effective treatment plan for you. To contact by email to arrange an appointment go here.
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 and a 50% treatment charge for room rental and time lost.
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.”
"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 - we enjoyed stretching, opening and easing our tired bodies and also loved the Yoga Nidra relaxation at the end! It was super relaxing and rejuvenating and eased our hangovers no end!! We will be telling friends having hen parties to book Joanna!"
“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.”
"I had a deep tissue massage with Joanna as I had been signed off work because of my bad leg and was recommended to her by a friend. She worked on trigger points in my lower back, hamstrings and calves. I'd had pain in my right leg for months and months and nothing else I was trying was helping; but after the massage the pain went away and I have enjoyed a few weeks with no aches! Now I am going back to her to maintain the results! Definitely recommend her!!"