"Self care is a priority not a luxury"
METTA YOGA AND MASSAGE
Welcome to Metta Yoga and Massage, in central Bath and Bristol, providing eco-friendly 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, is the only constructive means to bring concord, peace, and mutual understanding.
Metta is opening back up for face to face therapies from Monday 12th April 2021. In the meantime, Metta runs online Yoga classes for you to keep stretching and strengthening to release your tensions and keep you supple. If you have any questions regarding pain relief and wellbeing please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help.
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. Please wear a mask when arriving at the clinic. 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!
There are various Massage traditions offered - find out more here. 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 or Young Living Essential Oils are used for treatments, which are natural, organic and ethical.
Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Restorative, and Personalised Yoga classes and Pranayama (Yogic Breathing) classes are available - find out more here. Yoga lessons are taught one-to-one or to small or large groups. Specialising in Personalised one-to-one Yoga classes, these classes are therapeutically designed for the client's specific needs, and clients benefit from detailed teachings of postures (additional modifications, where required), breathing exercises, and yogic theory. Drop in group Vinyasa Yoga classes are taught at the Sports Training Village, University of Bath - view the timetable here.
Yoga Therapy sessions are also 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. You can find out more here.
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. Onsite Chair Massage is offered where clients can receive back, neck and shoulder massage fully clothed in the workplace - find out more here.
Reduced price 6 hour therapy courses are available for your healing and recovery journey - go here to find out more.
Metta Yoga and Massage is fully insured by Balens Therapist Insurance and Yoga Alliance Insurance and is a member of Yoga Alliance Professionals.
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!!"