Abhijeeta Emma Saraswati
+441323815729 / 07940 470 072
I am a devoted yoga & meditation teacher, therapist, mother, truth-seeker, nature-lover, food-grower, medicine woman and passionate lover of life.
I live my life in service to Love, offering classes, retreats, workshops & 1-1 therapy:
- Personalised Yoga
- Yoga Therapy
- Traditional Thai Yoga Massage
- Intuitive Healing / Bodywork
- 'Awaken to Life' Soul Guidance
Work with me for practical life tools, guidance, in depth support, sharing, enquiry, clarification, healing and wholeness. Please see my website for more about the above sessions, classes, workshops and retreats or read more about Thai Yoga Massage below...
What is Traditional Thai Yoga Massage?
Traditional Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing art, which has its roots in India and is widely used in Thailand and Western countries today. It concentrates on an energy line system through which the body’s natural life force (prana) flows. Blockages in this life force may cause aches, pains and dis-ease.
The massage is applied through the therapist’s use of hands, feet and elbows to apply pressure to important points along the energy lines, in combination with gentle stretching and applied hatha yoga. This releases blocked energy and frees the body’s own natural healing potential, thus restoring balance, health and harmony.
The gentle stretching movements, energy line and pressure point work produces a uniquely relaxing yet energising and highly effective therapeutic treatment, ideal for anyone regardless of their level of flexibility.
Thai Yoga Massage is a shared experience, a gift for both the practitioner and the receiver, a chance to explore a meditative space through movement and breath.
What should I do before a massage?
Please ensure you wear loose, warm and comfortable clothing, so as not to restrict movement during the massage.
Avoid having a large meal in the two hours before the treatment.
What happens when I come for a massage?
Prior to your appointment, a detailed case history is taken to identify any medical problems or symptoms. The treatment is performed on a floor mat - you will remain fully clothed during the massage.
The massage is applied according to your own needs and bodily challenges & takes into account your 'prakriti' or Ayurvedic constitution.
How long is the massage?
Thai Yoga Massage can be performed in a minimum of 1½ hours, but a longer, more extensive massage is performed in 2 hours. In both massages, the whole body is treated, starting at the feet by limbering, relaxing and preparing the body in a logical sequence of stretches and postures.
How will I feel after the massage?
Thai Yoga Massage usually leaves the receiver feeling energised, calm and centred.
There may be some temporary healing reactions as toxins and emotions are released and the body’s energy rebalances, although most people feel an increased sense of well-being.
What conditions can Thai Yoga Massage treat?
Regardless of whether you receive a Thai Yoga Massage for healing or relaxation purposes, Thai Yoga Massage has an overall therapeutic effect, improving suppleness, flexibility and joint mobility, and releasing tension to help bring well-being and vitality to the body. It can provide relief from aches, pains, stiffness and stress, as well as improve circulation, strengthen the immune system and help aid digestion and elimination.
Changes within the physical, mental and emotional body take place over a period of time and therefore Thai Yoga massage is particularly beneficial when received as a course of treatment.
How can it help me?
Some examples of the conditions Thai Yoga Massage can treat are:
- Back pain / sciatica
- Respiratory problems such as asthma & bronchitis
- Digestive disorders
- Menstrual problems & irregularities
- Headaches / migraines
- Neck / shoulder pain
- Circulatory problems
- Depression & anxiety
- Stress & tension
- Tiredness & low energy levels
- Pregnancy related stresses.
Training, qualifications & experience
THAI YOGA MASSAGE, HEALING & BODYWORK
I completed Practitioner training in Thai Yoga Massage with the London School of Thai Yoga Massage in 2001, along with additional advanced training with the renowned Asokananda, who created the Sunshine Network Thai Massage School in Thailand. I have had a regular therapy practice since then, treating various conditions, physical, mental and emotional.
Over the years, I have developed a form of intuitive healing/bodywork and 1-1 therapy and I am currently completing Psychosomatic Therapy training.
I began practising yoga and meditation when I was 19. I have been teaching Satyananda Yoga (qualified through the Bihar School of Yoga) for the past 16 years, for 5 of which I owned and ran a Yoga & Holistic Therapy centre in London. I am a dedicated yogi and karma sannyasin. I love teaching yoga and seeing the transforming effects that yoga has on the students (and me!). I live yoga and I believe that yoga is for everyone. It is my goal to pass on the ancient knowledge of yoga, so others can experience the true spirit of yoga and begin to integrate some of this wisdom into their lives.
For some years, and particularly since my initiation into motherhood in 2011, I have been passionate about empowering myself and other women to activate and heal our wombs to realise our full potential as Divine Women. Women who are in deep womb resonance will birth a new human society that will restore our connection to the web of life over time. When we heal ourselves, we heal the planet.
Please see my website for more about all my offerings and me.
Other available therapies
- Thai yoga massage
- Intuitive Healing
1½ hours £70
2 hours £90
10% discount on courses of 10 treatments or more
Introduce a friend who benefits from a Thai yoga massage and receive 10% off your next treatment.
Please note, that a deposit of £30 will be required on booking your treatment, the balance to be paid at your appointment.
Should you cancel your appointment with less than 24 hours notice, a 100% cancellation fee will be charged.
I offer a free 15 min phone consultation to discuss what is happening in your life and how we can best work together in your awakening, healing, and embodiment.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Maps & Directions
Mon - Fri during between 9am & 3pm and some weekends.