Did you know that the simple act of touch has the power to heal? From a simple rub of the shoulders to a deeper adjustment to the hips, touch can relieve pain and inflammation at the surface, but also reach deeper to soothe and restore energetic pathways. Combine this with yin yoga, and you’ve got a recipe for the ultimate body, mind and soul restoration.
“I have always been obsessed with touch. It’s how we show love in our family, with my mother teaching me massage from a young age,” says Wallis Murphy, Founder and Director of Massoga Massage Yoga. “When I started practising as a yoga teacher, I intuitively gifted my students with minor adjustments and gentle massage during savasana (end of class meditation). My classes were always sold out, with participants feeding back to me that the adjustments were like nothing they’d experienced. So, Massoga Massage Yoga was born.”
Massoga Massage Yoga is a two-hour workshop with guided yin yoga poses, supplemented at intervals with massage therapists who guide and massage participants deeper into each pose. Wallis has been running her trademarked workshops for the past three years, with sold out sessions across Melbourne and regional Victoria.
“We are a completely mobile business, and partner with yoga studios who are seeking to host Massoga Massage Yoga workshops for their students. We provide the staff, the service and the experience, and both parties contribute to the marketing and setup costs. It’s great, as we get to offer Massoga Massage Yoga to a much more far-reaching target than if we ran a bricks and mortar studio.”
So far reaching, the Massoga Massage Yoga annual (Re)Treat is held in spa country, at The Continental in Hepburn Springs. “We ran a shorter weekend retreat here last August and it was simply divine. You immediately relax when the car door opens”. This year’s longer retreat will be held 23-26 August. We’re told some spots are still available, but they will fill up quickly.
For bookings, visit www.massageyoga.com.au/myretreat.