What is Massoga®?
“One of the most valuable things we can do in life is to learn deep relaxation - making an effort to spend some time every day quieting our minds in order to create inner peace and better health”
— Herbert Benson, M.D.
Each immersion creates a state of mental and physical equilibrium through
Breath - focussed awareness
Postures - that allow for change. Adjustments and modifications are part of the experience to encourage deep release and relaxation
Massage - through intuitive touch and adjustments the body can find space. Massage creates awareness and freedom within the body and allows for a deeper relaxation
Essential Oils - dōTERRA high grade blends to ground and deepen your inner awareness
Music - dropping you deeper into relaxation with a mixture of relaxing tunes and binaural beats.
Switch off. Tune In.
In these workshops, we have time to explore the major joints in the body and
the surrounding soft tissue with continuous sequencing and longer holds. You can expect
to feel strong sensations while stretching in the postures followed by a palpable sense
of release when you come into rebound.
Rebound is the transitionary time between poses lying on your back
The sensations you can experience at this time are not always physical
The massage element will be applied during the postures and sometimes in rebound. This will both enhance your level of relaxation and encourage greater awareness of where you might be holding unnecessary tension in the body.
The experience is all encompassing with essential oils, music, yoga props, and intelligent sequencing designed to give you deeper awareness of your body and mind.
all combined with intuitive touch.
This provides the perfect setting for deep release and relaxation.
Get curious about your body and brain
and how they interact
According to the National Institute of Health; chronic stress causes anxiety, depression and heart disease. Massage is an effective form of stress reduction and management.
Massage provides physical and psychological benefits that counter the symptoms of stress.
We develop Massage Yoga classes specifically designed for deep relaxation and stress release. The style of the practice is based in Yin Yoga, with a focus on seated or reclined postures so you can get the most out of the massage elements. All of our teachers have massage training and will focus on deep relaxation while gaining the benfits of your yoga practice.
MASSAGE CAN BE A POWERFUL TOOL TO HELP YOU TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
Insomnia related to stress
Myofascial pain syndrome
Soft tissue strains or injuries
Temporomandibular joint pain
- Source: mayoclinic.org
A recent study from researchers at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found that eliciting the relaxation response — a physiologic state of deep rest induced by practices such as Meditation, yoga, and deep breathing — produces immediate positive changes in the expression of genes involved in immune function, energy metabolism and insulin secretion.
— Source: hms.hardvard.edu