Testimonials of Healing Massage Bristol

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“ I have just had a Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage from the lovely Emilia Gzyl. I travel the world extensively and have had many massages at some of the world’s top resorts and I can honestly say this one I had today was the best of the lot. I was greet by Emilia, a very welcoming person with a calming voice and presence. She asked me in detail about myself and what I was looking for from the massage. The room, while not the most luxurious was nonetheless warm and relaxing. The massage was divine and Emilia used her arms to perform a series of long strokes and movements which felt very holistic and really got to the points that felt knotted and stressed. She was flowingly moving from one part of my body being deeply worked on onto another and I felt a sense of integration. I felt very relaxed and blissed out after the massage, this woman has lots of experience and really knows her stuff. She ended the session with some very useful recommendations on follow up exercises for me. I will be back!” Lorna B, Bristol, October'17 
 
'I have had a number of Lomi Lomi massages from Emilia and highly recommend them. Emilia strikes a wonderful balance between the personal and professional. Her massages hold appropriate boundaries while also allowing deeply intimate moments. I've had massages in the past where I felt like a piece of meat being moved around. This was the opposite: I felt Emilia saw, recognised, and respected the deeply intimate, human element of massage.The Lomi Lomi massage in particular was wonderful. Long a-synchronous waves meant my mind really could switch off, so that I just stayed with the contact, and this was very healing for me. This was an exercise in self-awareness, and self-love. Indeed, the practise brought up many feelings, and Emilia welcomed all of these wholeheartedly. I laughed, I cried, and went quite, still. Each moment Emilia welcomed with a confidence, encouragement, and curiosity that I felt nothing other than grateful for, and it really helped me to let go into the massage, and into my feelings, and I felt I could express them without shame. I found this process deeply healing, and as a man, to have found a space to really, sensually connect with myself and really allow my feelings to move, is deeply valuable for me. 
So, in short, I highly recommend Emilia. She is nothing short of the best massage practitioner I've ever come across, and I've had a lot of treatments in various countries. I wouldn't hesitate to define her as an expert in her field.' JM, Bristol, August 2017

'Thank you so much for the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi session. All my cells are tingling with an feeling of awakenening consciousness! I feel a deep remembrance of long lost times, of a temple connection and the mystery of this bodywork, a sense of spirit awake in flesh and a true shamanic freedom. I want to honour your sensitive touch and impecable space holding. I am also deeply impressed with your loving care and attention thats combined with a fierce, almost uncompromising, presence! Blessings and thank you once again! JK, Bristol, September 2017

'Just came home from the most wonderful massage. I felt totally blissed out at the end and now am at home with my body feeling open and my patterns of holding in my shoulder and hip have let go and I feel super rejuvenated... Highly recommend Thai massage with Emilia Gzyl to all you Bristol peeps.' N. Powell

'"I recently had a Lomi Lomi massage with Emilia as she had been highly recommended by a friend. She quickly put me at ease with her calm, friendly manner. She positively exudes a wonderful energy and that was evident right from the very start. She took time to carefully find out what I wanted from the massage holistically. The massage itself was amazing, with lots of long wave-like strokes, like nothing else I've experienced. I was so glad I'd booked an hour and a half as I would not have wanted it to end after just an hour. What struck me most was what a deeply immersive experience it was, not only for my body but also for mind and spirit too - I've never had a massage like it. My mind had stop trying to guess where she was standing and where I'd feel her stroke next and just surrender to the sheer physical experience of it. My body was literally still feeling the echoes of her beautiful, wave-like touch for days afterwards. It resonated deep within me. My spirit felt sincerely cherished and honoured throughout which felt nourishing at a deep soul level. It was healing in a truly holistic sense. I'm sure Emilia's own lovely energy plays a significant part in this whole experience. I strongly recommend her and would say that to get the most benefit from Lomi Lomi book at least an hour and a half. I can't wait to go back.' Kathryn, Portishead, July 2017


' I highly recommend Emilia's massages. She's incredibly professional and empathetic at the same time. She lets you set your own pace during the massage and respects your limits. I've had few massages with Emilia;  the most recent one I was in lots of pain and although I requested a very last minute one, she was able to see me on the day and alliviate my achy body. Totally worth visiting her- a truely holistic experience!Thank you!  Veli' Veli, Bristol, July 2017

'I received a treatment from Emilia to help release tension in my shoulders and glutes, combining both thai massage and deep tissue massaged worked perfectly! Emilia has a great energy and working environment, which helped me relax and fully let go of tension and any emotional blockages. Since the treatment i feel a lot better, stagnant energy feels like it has shifted and my muscles feel great! Will be booking in for another treatment for sure! Thanks Emilia' Jonny Fisha, Bristol, July 2017

'I've just had a two hour Lomi-Lomi massage from Emilia. To say that it was fantastic would be an understatement. Emilia has great hands and great techniques, varying her style gradually as she progresses through the session. It was both relaxing and muscular tension releasing at the same time. What was particularly enjoyable was her long flowing strokes from fingertips to toes, with both hands apparently working to different scripts. Emilia is very friendly, intelligent, and analytical in her quest to understand her client's needs, and it really is true to say that she takes a holistic approach to massage, trying to unlock their inner feelings. It's almost as much rewarding to chat with her as it is to receive her wonderful massage. I left the session feeling totally relaxed and at ease with myself and the world. What a great massage.'
L.  Northampton, Dec'16

'I agree with many of the other testimonials on this page. If you are looking for a massage that offers more than mere relaxation, I highly recommend Emilia. Her Hawaiian massage allows for a deep exploration of the mind/body relationship. During the session, I found myself exploring deeply held emotions, both wild and subtle, wilful and loving. After each session, I have experienced deep gratitude and relaxation. As a therapist myself, with a deep connection to my body, I am very appreciative to find a professional massage therapist who has clearly done a lot of work on her self and practise. The space is both open and non-judgemental, as well as boundaried and professional.  She is by far the best massage therapist I have had the fortune to meet, and I'm grateful to have found a professional who allows me to go as deep into my psyche as I am able to go. Highly recommended.' JM, May 2015

'Massage with Emila was a very positive experience for me and I am only sad that moving away from Bristol meant I could not continue to see her. Everytime she worked on my body - using Thai massage techniques in an intuitive and collaborative way - there was an experience of opening and healing, both on a physical and an energetic level. The truth is that Emilia is the best - of many - massage therapists I have been to over the years. Emilia has a remarkable quality of presence that seems to be the essential element in what she does.'Sam, Feb 2016

'I feel very grateful for my massage experience with Emilia. She was welcoming, easy going, respectful and understanding from the start. After some gentle exploration of what i hoped from the massage i relaxed onto a well prepared clean table and with a little relaxing music she began the treatment.I was very impressed. She followed a tailor made session according to my muscular needs that day with long flowing seamless wavelike strokes.Like the ocean waves, i.e. both unexpectedly strong and gentle at the same time we worked together toward loosening my body and helping me access a force of strong emotions to rise and fall.Emilia was present the whole time and her openess and flow allowed me to journey deeply through a lot of muscular tension.She was equally open and boundaried which allowed me to relax and let my energy open throughout my whole body knowing it was contained to my body and my experience and was safe to do so without offence.After the session ended i felt re-vitalised and grateful. She shared some of her own experience of resolving tension herself in the areas she discovered it in my own body. I slept very well that night.Thank you Emilia I will book another.' B.R. February 2015


'Wow Emilia, such a beautiful and profound massage today. Gratitude! It was so much more than a massage, it was more of a transformative spiritual energy healing session whilst being massaged. I truly believe you to be a Master in your field... you are very gifted and the way you seemed to work with my energy as you massaged, as if Divinely guided, working on the energetic level of my Being, in alignment with what was for my Greater Good. I experienced a beautiful sensation of undergoing a sacred rite of passage of some sort as you worked on me. I also felt a deep honouring of my physical vessel and my energetic Self incarnated in my vessel. By the time it came to an end I felt so loved and cherished... so embraced in Divine Love. It was as if you had brought the Divine Essence through you and I felt it so fully. I highly recommend your wonderful magical massages to everyone, particularly those looking for more than a massage... something much deeper and profound, something to assist them on their path of rediscovering themselves and remembering how loved they are. Truly magical! You are a gift indeed! Thank you' Amber Ariana  22 July 2014

‘Receiving Emilia's Lomi Lomi touch felt like surrendering to the eternal rhythms of the sea. After some timeless time, I felt as if I'd washed up on a warm shore, washed clean, worn smooth and polished to a shine.’
Tariq Edwards, Massage Therapist


‘The most deeply relaxing, unrushed, person-centred approach to massage I’ve ever experienced- a true antidote to the pressures of life. I’d thoroughly recommend to anyone needing some personal space & time out.’
Anne Davies, Lymphodema Specialist Nurse

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'Emilia has a very welcoming presence - both herself and the place she uses. Her massage is amazing! She has 'hands' which combine
firmness, gentleness, sensitivity and knowingness. I have had both Hawaiian and Thai massage with her. The Hawaiian massage is very calming and invigorating and I came out quite dazed - and very relaxed; although it also taps surprisingly deep emotions. The Thai massage was like a
very strong and supported yoga lesson - I never knew I had so many muscle groups and knots. I went in feeling very stiff and that old
age was creeping up on me. I came out straighter, lighter and with my body back!'
Annie 

‘Warm, compassionate, sincere and understanding, Emilia gives a deeply healing massage. Her ability to engage with people yet retain her command of the big picture is great asset in helping client move easily and cleanly into higher states of awareness.’

Rosalie Samet, Founder and Tutor of Hawaiian Massage UK Training Centre

'Suffering from a number of long term recurring sport injuries I have explored a number of massage techniques. I found that Emilia's Thai Massage took me to a whole new place. The heart of the experience is a thoughtful and tender approach that made me feel incredibly relaxed. Emilia's balanced technique of deep massage and stretching alleviated a whole world of stress and muscular tension which left me energised and ready for both the workplace and a return to sporting activities.' Chris John Architect 

'I have been to Emilia for regular Thai massages. Originally I went because I had a specific problem. This she addressed with care and expertise. But Emilia offers so much more: she is so "present" and intuitive, you feel great contact with her in every way and leave feeling healed, balanced and cared for in a way I have never experienced to such a degree before. I can say I am now completely "hooked"!'
Annie Wellings

'I have attended a number of sessions at Healing Massage Bristol, where Emilia treated my frozen shoulder using Thai massage. The result was very effective and long lasting. Recently I had a Lomi Lomi massage to relieve neck and shoulder tension and found that the treatment not only relieved muscle tension but also created a feeling of total relaxation and calm in the mind. Emelia creates a wonderful environment which enables the client to relax and gain the maximum benefit from her expertise. I would recommend her services to anyone looking to find peace, inspiration and maybe discover their inner being in the process.'
Peter Jenkins

‘I have had lots of massages over the years but after having had several Lomi Lomi massages from Emilia I can honestly say that they have been among the most relaxing and therapeutic of them all. Her technique is smooth, relaxing and energising and leaves you with a deep sense of peace and tranquillity. She is also one of the kindest and warmest people I have ever met, making you feel extremely welcome and at ease. I would highly recommend her massage to anyone.’ Richard Skeates, Hypnotherapist
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'I receive both Thai and Hawaiian Massages from Emilia on a regular basis. She is extraordinarily caring and comppasionate in her approach; she is very calm, warm and spiritual person; and she is also highly professional and thorough. The Hawaiian Massage id deeply relaxing and nourishing; and the Thai Massage is a wonderful way to release tension and stress. I can not recommend her highly enough.' Jacqui Porter, Chartered Psychologist


'From the moment Emilia opened the door I felt as if I was stepping into a safe sacred place. Emilia’s energy and persona exudes warmth, acceptance and nurturing. I had never experienced a Hawaiian massage before and found the whole method and approach beautiful and what I can best describe as very loving. The long continuous movements led to me feeling like I was being loved and cherished for all that I was, not just a part of me, but a total acceptance of Self which I wasn’t expecting to feel. It felt like coming home to the safety of somewhere deep inside. I felt encouraged to surrender and let go completely to the healing process. In particular I found the massage on my heart centre and stomach areas extremely powerful. It activated an energy release within my core and up through my spine. After a while I was actually trembling with the energy release for a while until it subsided. The whole experience was one of being loved and nurtured. Through the massage I felt unconsciously encouraged to open up my heart and receive the gift of Emilia’s nurturing healing touch. I came away feeling incredibly physically relaxed; mentally at peace; emotionally supported and nurtured; energetically I knew I had been healed. I even heard my heart say ‘thank you’. I would recommend Emilia and her amazing Lomi Lomi massage to everyone. Anyone on a personal journey of wishing to love themselves more completely will find this style of massage and Emilia’s presence and touch very healing. I am so grateful I received the gift of a massage from her!'
Amber – Spiritual Coach and Author

'I went to see Emilia, when my usual masseur was unavailable and it was the best decision i could have made, as i was in so much paid with a trapped nerve in my back that i could not drive my car. After 4 sessions there was a huge improvement and i am now 90% better than i was and continuing to get better. She was helpful kind and understanding of the pain  I was in and she’s  devised a plan of treatment that helped me enormously. I was given exercises to do at home that were easy and helped me maintain mostly pain free days. i cannot recommend her highly enough!!! and i got a free tennis ball - go see her and find out why!'
Min Bowen

'I have now had 6 Hawaiian massages with Emilia and cannot wait for the next. She greets you with a smile and is very welcoming courtesies, and professional.  When your massage starts Emilias hands fingers and forearms just flow over your body . Her massage is given with respect, love and passion, you simply feel in a different world. Just wonderful!' Peter

‘I was privileged to experience three sessions of Hawaiian Massage from Emilia and it was the best treat I could receive after recently giving birth. I felt completely renewed after the treatment and very relaxed, refreshed and energized. My face was glowing and I couldn't stop smiling. I would definitely recommend this massage by Emilia, she is very friendly, gentle and sensitive. It’s a real treat for both body and mind.’
Erika Ocilkova, New Mum

'I loved having a Lomi Lomi massage with Emila, she has a wonderful healing touch and I drifted off into some amazing visualizations. One of them felt particularly powerful: I was standing on a huge cliff overlooking the sea soaking up the sun's energising and nourishing rays. Afterwards I felt deeply relaxed and inspired!' Carla-Jo Geraghty, Shiatsu Practitioner

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' My first experience of Lomi Lomi massage with Emilia Gzyl completely blew me away! My body and my heart opened and melted with her beautiful, sensuous strokes. I felt profoundly loved, held and honoured by her and connected with the love that I was giving myself by being there, being fully present to the experience and open to receive. Emilia enabled me to connect with my body, with my soul and with spirit. Coming home to myself in this way transformed my world from fear and anxiety to love, openness and flow.With love and gratitude for offering your gift with such an open heart Emilia.' Eve Barlett

'I had my first Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage last Friday afternoon with Emilia and was blissed out for the rest of the day. I highly recommend her massages...and if you're going, don't book an hour, book the full hour and a half, even that is too short! :)' Melt into Yoga, Laura Ann Murphy

'I really enjoyed the loving touch that I experienced in Emilia's Hawaiian Massage. I could feel my whole body. I felt relieved, relaxed, nurtured and cared for. A loving and spiritual experience. I will definitely be coming again! '
Rachel Jacobson

'I have had three Hawaiian Massage sessions with Emilia so far. The experience was deeply relaxing each time in a way that I have never experienced before during massage session. Emilia is very friendly and clearly cares about her work- I thoroughly recommend her Hawaiian Massage.' Daphne Kourkanaki, Mentor Facilitator

' I was fortunate enough to have chosen Emilia for my very first Hawaiian Massage. The sesson began with Emilia explaining to me how the Massage would be and I felt very reassured and immediately relaxed by her calm manner and open-hearted approach. Her Massage strokes were flowing and wave-like and felt like the start of a sacred healing journey we were both taking together. There wasn't the usual feeling of separation between recipient and practitioner during the massage. Emilia was able to establish and mainatin a deep heaing connection throughout and I experienced a profound feeling of oneness that words can not adequately describe. I don't say it lightly, but as a Massage continued, I soon realised I was in the hands of a true healer who had nothing but the best intentions for my wellbeing, health and happiness at heart. A good Massage can be incredibly relaxing but Emilia's Hawaiian Massage takes it to another level and I would encourage anyone to try it for a deep relaxation, healing or both. It also had the effect of introducing me to Huna Wisdom itself, whose ancient secrets can readily be used to shed light on many aspects of modern day living.' Graham Bloy
 


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