Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Glasgow
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM) was developed by Master Kusum Modak in Pune, India, after many years of studying traditional Ayurvedic massage and Iyengar yoga.
The style of each session is adjusted to serve client needs, so sessions can be more or less dynamic, deep, energetic, slow, nurturing and soothing. In the tradition of Ayurveda, we recognise that it is not only the quality of the soft tissues that we need to work with – our minds and our feelings affect our physical bodies. The aim of AYM is to help the client feel more centred and for energy to flow more freely through the body, working in a way that allows the client to feel relaxed, safe and able to breathe deeply.
We work to relax the tissues around the rib cage, abdomen and pelvis, activate breathing muscles and promote awareness of the breath in a nurturing space. Then focus on physically softening any tension in the muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia, and on promoting healthy joint mobility through oil massage, passive stretches, tractions and mobilisations as appropriate. This can encourage the nervous system to relax, reduce stress levels and promote the healthy function of all the body’s systems.
Treatments can be focused on an area where there is an injury or pain but we tend to work with the body as a whole as everything is interconnected through the nervous system, fascia, circulation and our movement patterns.
AYM is performed on a futon on the floor. This means therapists can use their body weight to offer pressure with their hands/palms, thumbs, knuckles, elbows, fists, feet or knees and always work in the best direction, with the best pressure, and using the optimal surface area so that we can manipulate tissues as necessary.
We use natural oils and a powder from the ground root of Acorus calamus, a wetland plant in the sweetflag family. This gives a pleasant exfoliating feeling, but mainly helps improve circulation and warm up the tissues, intensifying the benefits of the massage.
Sam is a fully qualified Ayurvedic Yoga Masseuse and Sports Massage Therapist with a background in naturopathic nutrition and holistic therapy. Every body from first time massage client to professional sportsperson is encouraged to feel confident and relaxed in a comfortable and inclusive environment.
To make an enquiry with Sam or book a massage contact her below.