Now the chilly Autumn days are here why not treat yourself to a relaxing massage or ‘kriya yoga & harmonic gong bath’ session to ease tense muscles, dissolve away stress and deeply soothe the mind.
We have a wonderful selection of massages to choose from on this year’s Wellbeing Day – from harmonising Tibetan, to relaxing and healing Ayurvedic and aromatherapy, to invigorating energetic massage based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
And it is all for a good cause as all donations go towards supporting the work we do at Jamyang Leeds to create a beautiful oasis of calm in the city where people can learn how to meditate and explore Tibetan Buddhism.
To book a relaxing massage treatment and / or a kriya yoga and harmonic gong bath session follow these 3 simple steps.
- Select your massage, reflexology and / or kriya yoga & gong bath session from the list of wellbeing sessions below
- Check the timetable and choose a session time
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred therapy, session time, name and contact number and we will send you details of how to make your donation to confirm the booking. On Sat 18th text 07972 395 272 and the event organiser will call you back to book you in.
Don’t forget, Jamyang Leeds can match fund every donation we receive for this event so please support us (and pamper yourself) by coming along for session and by sharing details of the Wellbeing Day with all your friends, family and colleagues.
Finally. we would like to say a special thank you to all the therapists who have kindly donated their time and expertise to this event. You can read more about who they are, the services they offer and how to get in touch with them at the end of the page.
Reflexology with Roisin, Roisin Cara Massage
Reflexology has been used since the age of the Ancient Egyptians and Chinese as a way of treating problems within the body. It is an alternative therapy that involves applying pressure to reflex points on the feet to encourage healing in the body. It is also considered an energy therapy and works with the idea that there are 12 vertical zones within the body called Meridian lines and these reflex points work to stimulate the energy flow along them. The feet, hands and ears are thought to map out the rest of the body, so each reflex point corresponds to a specific part of the body. The aim is to bring a state of balance to the whole body and promote holistic healing. Over the years reflexologists have had positive results with a range of ailments. As a result, reflexology can be an ideal supplementary treatment to work alongside medical advice as well as a regular treatment to maintain your physical and mental well-being. Reflexology works equally well as a preventative treatment, by maintaining the homeostasis of the body to keep you healthy and happy.
What to expect: Reflexology is a non-invasive therapy done solely on the feet meaning that modesty is maintained at all times – I would recommend wearing loose fitting trousers that can be rolled up to expose the lower legs but this is not essential. The treatment can be done either on a table or seated. Pressure is applied to certain reflex points on the feet using mainly the thumbs and index fingers.
Duration: 30 minutes. Suggested donation: £20
Tibetan Harmonising Massage with Chelsey Needham, Inner Sense Guru
Tibetan Massage is a powerful harmonising oil massage technique. The holistic sequence starts on the back for deep relaxation and closes with the neck and the face to gently bring your awareness back into the room. The sequence uses well known techniques including acupressure, gentle kneading and rubbing along with heat compression. Aromas/scents and conscious breathing are extra tools used to help clients clear the mind and drop into a rejuvenating meditative state of relaxation. Tibetan massage is often referred to as ‘ocean massage’. The philosophy that underpins this holistic massage recognises the intricate interconnection of the body, mind and environment. It is from this knowledge the beautiful herbal oils work in harmony and compliment the special massage sequence to bring balance and relaxation, particularly to areas of stress and tension held at the top of the shoulders.
What to expect: Tibetan harmonising massage is done either on a massage table or sitting in a chair, depending on your preference. You will be asked to wear comfortable clothes and either a loose fitting t-shirt or vest top. You will experience harmonising herbal oils and get a feeling for the different techniques used in the sequence on the arms, hands, neck, face and head. Please be aware due to the nature of the massage a little oil may get on your top or in your hair. Privacy is maintained by screens. Duration 30 minutes. Suggested donation £15
Energetic Massage based in principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine with Esther García Escamilla
Traditional Chinese Medicine considers human beings as a whole in which physical, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions are indivisible. Accordingly, it provides holistic treatments to encourage the flow of natural, healing energy throughout the body by working on meridian points. It is especially good for neck and back pains, tired and aching legs, plantar fasciitis, period pains, lack of vitality and stress.
What to expect: Energetic massage is done on a massage table. It is recommended to wear comfortable, loose clothing so your top can be rolled up and the back and lower legs exposed for work on these areas. Modesty is maintained with a screen. A mixture of pressure will be applied with fingers, thumbs, palms and knees over the top of the clothes and on the back and soles of the feet. Duration 30 minutes. Suggested donation £20
Aromatherapy Massage with Sarah Robinson, Spirit of Life Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is the use of natural aromatic oils obtained from plants for holistic treatments to improve health and counteract disease. It is an especially effective treatment for stress-related problems and for achieving good health. The essential oils used have proven therapeutic benefits for promoting and maintaining positive health and vitality on both a physical and emotional level. The main benefits of an aromatherapy massage treatment include inducing deep relaxation to relieve mental, emotional and physical fatigue. It stimulates the mind and body without negative side effects, improving the function of every bodily system and detoxifies the body. The treatments can be relaxing or stimulating depending on the essential oils selected by the therapist to meet your requirements.
What to expect: Aromatherapy massage is done on a massage table. The client is required to remove outer garments but modesty is maintained at all time with towels covering the body and screens for privacy. Areas that can be massaged are the back, the abdomen, arms, décolletage, face and head. Aromatherapy massage includes stroking, kneading, lymphatic drainage, and pressure point techniques. Sarah will ascertain a blend of oils suitable for your massage from a brief chat before the session starts. Duration 30 minutes. Suggested donation £20
Ayurvedic Massage with Lea Horovitch
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage is a unique style of massage that combines deep tissue massage with coordinated breathwork and marma pressure point treatment. The deep tissue massage helps to remove knots and adhesions in the muscles, releases tension and prepares the body of the receiver for the therapeutic effect of marma practice to release energetic blocks in vital nadis (energy channels) and restore harmony to the body. There may be some gentle physical manipulation involved, if the body allows for such. This unique comprehensive approach to the body dissolves physical and emotional blocks, helps eliminate toxins, promotes correct posture, improves respiratory patterns, enhances energy levels, and leaves the receiver with a profound sense of well-being.
What to expect: Ayurvedic massage is done on a therapy table and preferably with oils, but can also be done over clothing if preferred. The client removes outer garments and modesty is preserved with screens and towels. Duration 45 mins. Suggested donation £25
Relaxing Yoga Kriya session and Gong Bath with Joseph Brown
This non-strenuous healing yoga session will start with a breath (Pranayama) sequence to calm your mind and help you let go of that frazzled feeling we so often carry around with us. There will then be a guided sequence of seated postures, simple kriyas to ease negativity and tension in the body and mind (a kriya is an exact, dynamic combination of postures (asanas), breathing and sound that balance, body, mind and soul and increase mental clarity and physical vitality. Finally there will be a 30 minute gong bath where the melodic, vibrational sound of the gong works on the parasympathetic nervous system as you immerse yourself in the gentle sound and deeply relax into the space. The healing vibrations also stimulate the glandular system to a higher level of functioning, flushing out any blockages or toxins and clearing the chakras (energy centres) of the body allowing a freer flow of prana throughout the systems. Joe’s gong is tuned to the Moon Sidereal (new to full moon). Its harmonic frequency cocoons and supports you in a blanket of sound allowing deep relaxation and inner harmony. Duration 60 minutes. Suggested donation £6 per person
Ayurvedic Massage with Lea
Session 1 – 13:00-13:45 (BOOKED) Session 2 – 14:00- 14:45 (BOOKED) Session 3 – 15:00-15:45 (BOOKED)
Reflexology with Roisin
Session 1 – 10:30-11:00 (AVAILABLE) Session 2 – 11:15-11:45 (AVAILABLE) Session 3 – 12:00-12:30 (AVAILABLE) Session 4 – 13:00-13:30 (AVAILABLE)
Session 5 – 13:45-14:15 (BOOKED) Session 6 – 14:30-15:00 (BOOKED) Session 7 – 15:15- 15:45 (AVAILABLE)
Tibetan Massage with Chelsey
Session 1 – 10:30-11:00 (BOOKED) Session 2 – 11:15-11:45 (BOOKED) Session 3 – 12:00-12:30 (BOOKED) Session 4 – 13:00-13:30 (BOOKED)
Session 5 – 13:45-14:15 (BOOKED) Session 6 – 14:30-15:00 (BOOKED) Session 7 – 15:15- 15:45 (BOOKED)
Energetic Massage with Esther
Session 1 – 10:30-11:00 (AVAILABLE) Session 2 – 11:15-11:45 (AVAILABLE) Session 3 – 12:00-12:30 (BOOKED) Session 4 – 13:00-13:30 (AVAILABLE)
Session 5 – 13:45-14:15 (AVAILABLE) Session 6 – 14:30-15:00 (BOOKED) Session 7 – 15:15- 15:45 (BOOKED)
Aromatherapy Massage with Sarah
Session 1 – 10:30-11:00 (AVAILABLE) Session 2 – 11:15-11:45 (BOOKED) Session 3 – 12:00-12:30 (AVAILABLE)
Session 4 – 12:45- 13:15 (BOOKED)
Yoga and Gong Bath with Joe 16:00-17:00 (Fully Booked)
About the therapists
Roisin is a holistic therapist based in Leeds and Headingley. She holds Level 3 Diplomas in Massage and Reflexology and is in the process of completing her Reiki II qualification. Her practise aims to promote healing the natural way, with a holistic view of mental, physical and emotional well-being. So often we get caught up in the pressures of daily life and forget to look after ourselves. Roisin’s aim is to provide a safe haven where you can receive treatments that are designed to relax, recover and revitalise. By dedicating some time for yourself with holistic therapies, you can drastically improve your well-being and overall quality of life.
Chelsey is a yoga teacher, holistic therapist and founder of InnerSense Guru, a holistic well-being company that offers holistic therapies including various styles of yoga and massage as well as hosting a new wave of social events including successful Sober Club Nights, The After Glow and Morning Raves.
InnerSense Guru encourages us to be in touch with our intuition and our emotions (InnerSense) enabling us to be our own teachers (Guru); so we can follow our creative passions to create the world we want to see, more in harmony with nature and our true nature. InnerSense Events promote well-being, authentic relationships, community and natural joy.
You can contact Chelsey about the range of yoga and events offered by InnerSense by emailing email@example.com
Esther García Escamilla
Esther studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Neijing School in Spain. She has also completed a PhD and published papers about the collaboration between Western and Chinese Medicine. Esther has been practicing as a holistic massage therapist since 2011. She has also collaborated on healthcare projects at The Integrative Medicine Clinic of San Paolo Hospital in Naples, Italy and for different programmes supporting the health objectives of people with limited resources in Bogotá, Colombia. At present she works as a Support Worker for people with learning difficulties in Leeds, applying Traditional Chinese Medicine approaches and resources for the improvement of service users’ well being. Esther also receives private patients and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org / 07857750860
Sarah qualified from the Shirley Price International College of Aromatherapy in 1997. As a dedicated specialist aromatherapy and aromatology college, it is committed to the promotion of education and research into the art and science of essential oils with a holistic and modern approach. In 2009 she gained a BSc (Hons) in Complementary Medicine in Healthcare and in 2011 completed her Licentiate Diploma (Aromatology) with Penny Price Academy of Aromatherapy. Most recently Sarah graduated from the University of Westminster with an MSc in Complementary Medicine and is a full member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA). Besides running a private practice for nearly two decades, Sarah has worked in many diverse fields including palliative care and mental health as well as working with people with learning difficulties. Sarah also has a great deal of experience of teaching complementary therapies in both the FE and HE education sectors. Currently Sarah is running a satellite centre for Penny Price Aromatherapy to teach clinical aromatherapy to the same high standards that she trained to. Her areas of interest and research are chronic inflammatory disorders and body/mind medicine.
You can contact Sarah through the Spirit of Life Facebook Page here.
Yoga came into Lea’s life when she was a young child, attending classes at a local community centre with a wonderful Sivananda teacher. Yoga stayed with Lea as she travelled the world, often practicing on her own to deepen her own understanding of yoga and all its limbs. In 2008 Lea decided the time was right to start teaching and she completed a teacher training course, acquiring the 350 hours yoga teaching certificate, with Godfrey Devereux in 2010. The dynamic method of yoga Lea practices grounded her further in learning how to progressively re-calibrate the neuromuscular habits of her students’ bodies so that they become habituated to acting with integrity, while releasing tension and developing deep functional and structural strength, as well as helping them to experience the deeper connection with their true selves. You can contact Lea through her website at: https://yoginilea.wordpress.com/
Joe first started doing Kundalini yoga as he was drawn to the philosophy of the practice and as he had suffered a sports injury, he thought that yoga could both heal his body and expand his mind. Joe personally found practicing Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, to be a very transformative process and the teachings helped him understand life more clearly. Joe said: There are many great tools to learn from this ancient technology – each lesson one learns can help to accelerate or calm life, expand an area of one’s personality or strengthen aspects of the body / /brain /nervous system. It helps you to act with more connection, awareness and direction.
Kundalini Yoga can be done every day as a Sadhana (spiritual practice) based around Sikh Dharma and the coming of the Aquarian age or shift in astrological energy. Joe also says of Kundalini Yoga; ‘It allows you to begin to set and meet the challenges of your life, it has helped and touched me profoundly and I would recommend it for anyone to try and see how they get on.
Joe teaches a regular Kundalini Yoga classes at Leeds Dance Studio and a light yoga class at Jamyang Buddhist Centre. He can be contacted at Jo_sephbrown@outlook.com / 07854950952