Welcome To Healing Massage Bristol

My name is Emilia Gzyl. I am a massage therapist based in Bristol and I offer Hawaiian Massage, Thai Massage, Thai Foot Massage and Indian Head Massage and more.

Events & Workshops

Yin Yoga + Rejuvenation Practices Autumn Retreat in Devon, Woolacombe

Fr 9th September 2022 from 15:30pm to Mon 12th Sept 2022 11:30am

Practical info: 
3 nights including accommodation, 3 vegetarian meals a day, all the classes
Arrival: Friday 9th Sept 15:30 Departure Monday 12th 11:30am
It’s a small retreat (12 people) , limited spaces. Don’t wait too long too book.

* Couples/friends sharing double bed £555 each
* Shared room with 1 or 2 others £459
* Own room with double bed ( limited option) £650
To secure your booking:
Required £200 non refundable deposit
Emilia 0782158453
In this retreat you will deepen your connection to yourself, with nature & yin yoga practice, exploring physical, mental and spiritual balance through yin yoga practices & other simple healing exercises.

Open to all:
beginners & advanced yogis.
We’ll have 3 nights stay, 3 organic homemade meals a day, two Mindful Yin Yoga sessions a day in the beautiful studio or int he garden weather permitting with optional Partner Yoga/Thai massage skills sessions. In our free time students like doing hikes, surfing, horse riding, beach walks ( 15 mins from our cottage) or simply rest and nap.
Yoga Nidra &  camp fires in the evening.
We will reconnect with nature and with our natural selves.
This retreat is suitable for anyone who would like to spend a weekend in nature; rest, learning about wellbeing, nourish from inside out.
Beginners are welcome as well as all ages.
Let yourself rest and rejuvenate.
Let yourself go inwards and explore the places that need attention.

LOCATION:  A quietly tucked-away village farm in Georgeham, within walking distance of pub and shop, and just a few minutes from the famous beaches of Putsborough, Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe. Address: Crowborough Farm, Georgeham, North Devon, EX331JZ, UK.
A Typical Day
08:00-9:30 Yin Yoga class with core strengthening
09:30-11:00 Breakfast
1:30-13:30 Morning session optional: learning traditional Thai massage, partner yoga, self massage techniques, walking meditation
15:00-17:30 free time/rest
17:30-19:00 Restorative/Yin yoga & meditation class
19:00-20:30 delicious evening meal
20.30-21.30: Yoga Nidra / meditation / movie/ live music journey
Please email me to book or for more info info@healingmassagebristol.co.uk or call 07821584532

Connection through Partner Yoga, Contact Improvisation, & Thai Massage (clothed). In Bristol at St Michael’s Parish Hall
15th October 10:30am -17:30 & 16th Oct 10:30- 17:30 ( non residential)

Join Emilia Gzyl and Asher Levin for an indulgent weekend of 3 complementary practices to deepen your sense or deep connection and relationship with yourself and others.
The workshop will: boost energy levels, nurture a sense of well-being, lower stress, broaden your movement range and vocabulary, deepen your body’s ‘listening’ skills, release muscular tension. You will have fun and experience creative opening.

Open to all. You may choose to bring a partner to work with for the yoga and clothed massage, though this is not essential as we will intuitively coordinate and there will be flexibility of partner.
While the whole weekend will provide the full immersive experience, if you are not able to make the whole weekend, you are welcome to purchase a 1 day ticket for either Saturday or Sunday.
Location: St Michael’s Parish Hall. A lovely, warm bright hall in the centre of town,  with views over Bristol.

Weekend £85 / £110 / £130
1 Day: £47/ £59 / £71
as you feel fair and right for you.
*We also have a couple of bursary places available, if the concession price would be a bar to participation. Please send a brief email to Asher.

Enquiries and info:
e: asher.levin.mail@gmail.com
t: 0799 9934369

The 3 Practices

The thread through all 3 practices is an interwoven deepening – intimate & spacious, softening & strong – relationship through body, mind, and spirit.

Partner Yoga… Not to be confused with Acroyoga, Partner Yoga allows two people to relate to and support one another’s practice through mutually assisted poses. From stretching your levels of trust to strengthening your communication, partner yoga can have a positive effect on you and your connections that extends far beyond the physical. It’s a gentle, strong practice, available for everyone’s level, including those without previous experience.

Contact Improvisation… is a form of improvised movement or dance. It takes inspiration from and involves exploration of physically being in relationship to others. We use the fundamentals of shared touch, weight, and movement awareness. Rather than focusing on ‘dance moves’ we train our bodies to listen and observe the wonder of shared spontaneous movement and, maybe, dance. Listening, following, leading and suggesting without attachment are at the fore. Letting go of control of all that happens opens us to playfulness, surprises, creativity, dynamism and tenderness.
Thai Massage… is a clothed massage practice. Guided and supported throughout, to release tension and stress in a safe & respectful manner. Thai Massage uses gentle pressure, stretching techniques and joint mobilisations to relax & open the body. The theory suggests that tight muscles cause blockages within energy lines, called Sen lines in the Thai Massage tradition. These blockages reduce the flow of life energy, resulting in stiffness, pain, and illness. Thai massage uses techniques that open the Sen to correct the flow of life energy.

Creative afternoon of Partner Yoga & Traditional Thai Massage Skills Workshop
Creative afternoon of Partner Yoga & Traditional Thai Massage Skills Workshop
Saturday 7th March’20 15:00-17:30 at Bristol Yoga Centre, 10 Park Row Bristol
Singles, friends and couples welcome. No experience of Yoga or Thai Massage required.

‘The highest form of bliss is living with a certain degree of folly’ – Erasmus ‘Without relationship, there is no existence: To Be is to be related.’ – J. Krishnamurti

The afternoon is a combo of Traditional Thai Massage and Partner Yoga both practiced fully clothed. You will both learn and receive gentle ways to release neck, shoulders and back tension to open and relax the body in a safe & respectful environment. Then Emilia will show you ways to connect with others using touch, breath, each other’s body to balance the asanas & the partnership – to cultivate a peaceful, clear and creatively curious mind. Some postures challenge your balance, strength and flexibility, while others address trust and communication. Some feel so goofy you’ll fall to the ground laughing, while others bring up such profound feelings they might make you shed a tear or two. In the culture driven for independence & deprived of healthy touch this lighthearted afternoon gives the body a chance to relax and open. It also gives the heart to feel alive and connected in creative and playful way in a community of like minded people.

The famous psychologist Carl Jung once said, ‘ Like any chemical reaction, when two things make contact, both are transformed’.

This workshop is available on MoveGB. Costs: £30 or £25 for concessions.

Contact Emilia to find out more & to book your place.

Email: info@healingmassagebristol.co.uk or call Emilia on 07821 584532


Mindful Yin Yoga monthly workshops Saturday 4th April’20 15:00-17:30 at Bristol Yoga Centre , 10 Park Row

Deeply open, nourish & revitalise

In this workshop we will practice Yin Yoga and Mindfulness (MBSR) with elements of Restorative Yoga to create a space of allowing a deep letting go at all levels. At the end completing the practice with breathing practices of pranayama to bring profound sense of internal balance and harmony.
Opening deep connective tissues ( fascia) by holding a long relaxed based floor poses will leave you feeling more flexible, rejuvenated and calm by unblocking energetic pathways in the body. Bring in deep calm and a sense of deep internal wellbeing.
You will access a deep state of tranquility and relaxation to take with you to your every day life.
It’s a real treat for the body mind spirit as we welcome in dark and winter this season.

All levels of experience welcome. Available on MoveGB.
Costs: £30or £25 for concessions

Contact Emilia to find out more & book your place

Info@healingmassagebristol.co.uk or 07821 584532

What students say about my Mindful Yin Yoga workshops:

Thankyou for the Sunday Yin yoga today. Every time it opens me to my authentic self.. ..not always easily compatible with my programmed lifestyle – but it brings a chance to realise my truth, and discover what I need. Proof of a genuine teacher and practice.

Ian G

Dec 18

So good to let go and enjoy the benefit afterwrds, knowing Emilia holds such a safe and skillsful space. My long term held body stress and attitudes really shifted for the first time, in a sustainable and grounded way.


Jan 19

I had a pleasure of attending Emilia’s Yin Yoga classes the other week and was amazed at how my body responded. I have done Iyengar Yoga for 15 years and although this has given me a fantastic foundation in knowing my body and learning the asanas, Emilia’s yoga class seemed to allow my body to stretch and ease into a deeper sense of surrender than I had experienced ever before. I am hence a complete convert and will be incorporating Yin Yoga into my regime. Part of the reason this class was so nourishing was due to Emilia’s calm and mindful approach, her instructions were clear, and she was very attentive to everyone’s individual needs during the poses. It really was nourishing for my mind, body and soul! Thank You.


Oct 18

I can’t recommend Emilia’s class enough. Mindful Yin Yoga combines long deep stretches, gentle relaxing music, warmth and a cosy nest like room, leaving me feeling deeply nourished and grateful that such a thing exists. Go and feel the Bliss.

Joan W.

January 18

I first met Emilia when I attended one of her Yin Yoga classes.  I had been suffering from chronic fatigue for a year and a half and was looking for a class that addressed my symptoms linked to the fight or flight response mechanism being stuck on ‘on’ all the time.  I was surprised at how effective Emilia’s classes are at redressing this balance and have been a regular attendee ever since.  When I attend one of Emilia’s classes the effect stays with me for several days after.

Nick D.

Sep 18

Thank you so much for a wonderful workshop, it really is transformative to ‘go deep’ with poses and your calming voice is divine. Neil and I are converts. 


Jan 19

Thanks for a great workshop. Can’t believe I’m still a bit emotional! It’s a totally great release. You kept reminding us to bring it back to the moment which helped me focus.


Dec 18

*Special Partner Yoga & Thai Massage Day for couples *
With intention to create more connection, affection, nurturing touch to any relationship that wants to uplift, refresh, rejuvenate, reignite their Love & Connection! Very useful too if there is a stagnation energy and some struggle in a relationship as it requires to get in touch with the body & let go of the mind and see each other from a a completely new angle!

I’ve guided couples in that setting few times already & this wonderful couple have inspired me to share to the wider audience.

The *Special Partner Yoga & Thai Massage Day for couples * includes 4 hrs of quality 1 to 2 teaching on how to offer each other effective and simple Thai Massage techniques, partner yoga that is deeply bonding, my massage demonstration on each and my attentive presence and feedback, healthy snacks and gentle heart opening tantric couple exercises.

*The Special Partner Yoga & Thai Massage Day for couples’ is a luxurious gift 2 people can give to each other to bring their relating to another level with more connection, fun, intimacy and discovery at the centre of it!
The investment per couple is £250
Location: My spacious therapy room located in Clifton BS8

Location: spacious and beautiful converted barn in Springhead house, Barns Close, Barrow Gurney, Bristol, BS48 3RL

3rd and 4th December 2016 10:00am- 4:30pm

This is what they wrote to me after that special day:

I found Emilia through google she is one of the very few people who actually do a couples based practise. We spent 4 hours with her and felt completely relaxed and felt we got a deeper understanding of the massage as it was only us 3, it is a brilliant way to connect and bond with your partner and came away feeling refreshed and connected to each other, i would 100% recommend this to any couples.

The setting was very comfortable with enough room to manoeuvre round and Emilia provided refreshments and healthy snacks as it is quite labour intensive as we use each other bodies to stretch. Emilia was brilliant she was very clear on her instructions and made us feel comfortable and relaxed. Thanks so much

Jessica & Alex


2 days of full immersion into learning easy yet effective Thai massage techniques. This will be combined with learning powerful self massage techniques to help release tension from various parts of the body and we will also do fun and engaging Partner Yoga to stretch and open the body in pairs. 

AFTER the weekend you will be able to share with your friends relaxing and very effective Thai massage techniques on their neck, shoulders, back, hips and legs that are the most common areas of tension. 

You will also leave empowered knowing your body so much better through learning self massage techniques using tennis/lacrosse ball that I’ll provide on all major trigger points of your body. You will learn specific points and know what to do if in emergency of tension/ache in your muscles knowing exactly how to release it using a ball, a wall/floor and your body weight. Also what a gift to pay it forward & share it with others who could benefit from this simple yet very effective method. 

We’ll be having lots of fun opening our bodies with the simple Partner Yoga moves. No yoga experience required! Those exercises are very easy and done in pairs with emphasis on stretching, breathing, opening and connecting with one another in a relaxed and fun way:-) 

Thai Massage is wonderful for increasing flexibility and mobility in the body combined with Partner Yoga and deep Trigger Point Release techniques you will leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and much more flexible and open. Thai Massage is done through clothes so no oils needed. 

After last year successful 1 day Thai Massage workshop in Sept’15  I’ve been asked to organise a whole weekend one as participants expressed a desire to go deeper into Thai massage techniques. So here it is

: ) 

I’ve been offering massage therapies professionally for over 7 years now and teaching massage workshop for last few years in UK and Europe. Bodywork is one of my main passions. I’m endlessly expanding on my knowledge of the human body through my daily professional practice and continual participation in various educative workshops and courses in UK and abroad. I gain so much from every encounter with a body I massage and I’m grateful I have opportunity to witness some of the most amazing healing occurring when a person lets go, connects with the power of breath and release of blockages ( physical, emotional, energetic) through allowing my touch to assist them in journey of restoring natural wellbeing. 

I’m also a Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher and my own ongoing yoga practice helps me further to understand the human body and respect its limitations and unique ways of expression. 

With over 10 years of contact improvisation dance explorations I’ve learned a lot about body’s mechanics, movement, respecting its own wisdom and developing receptivity to listen to IT, and!!! allowing to switch off the monkey mind;-)

My last 9 years have been almost entirely focused on studying all about alternative therapies, healing, nutrition and much more. 

I am both honored and happy to share this magical weekend with you! 😀 


COST: £105 for whole weekend 
1day is optional however I strongly recommend participating in a whole weekend ( ask me for details if its your only option). 

TO BOOK: Call or txt 07821584532 or email info@healingmassagebristol.co.uk to discuss a suitable way to pay your DEPOSIT: £65 for a weekend, reimagining £40 can be paid on a day. Cash and online transfer acceptable.

If you’re participating in 1 day, deposit of £30 is required.

FOOD: We’ll break half way through the day for lunch so bring something to share if you wish or order a delicious vegetarian homemade lunch made lovingly by Howard ( £9)

TRANSPORT: Hoping some of us will be able to share lifts

WHAT TO BRING: yoga mat, cushion,  small blanket if you can, water

Below is a feedback from my recent Thai massage workshop:

Last year I experienced Emilia’s Thai yoga massage day in this sweet venue. Emilia holds a wonderful combination of playful not-too-serious, nurturing atmosphere, and a real technical competence clearly borne from experience and devotion.Hopefully I’ll be able to move into regular practice and more formal learning this year.


And here I share feedback from my student who I was teaching 1:1 massage skills to share with his family & friends: 

Emilia is incredibly professional, with clearly planned and thought out lessons and extra material to take away and learn. She’s dedicated to sharing her clear love for the subject as well as her deep knowledge and years of experience. She stays totally engaged throughout the lessons, and really listens and watches carefully to make sure you understand, are improving and having fun. Through bespoke one on one sessions we explored some of the philosophy, exercises and wider context of massage before learning each of the individual strokes. Working together on a volunteer, I could watch and copy her strokes as she and the volunteer gave great feedback. It was never rushed across our many sessions, and we took the time to really enjoy the learning process and master the different areas of the body. It’s been a wonderfully positive and enlightening experience and I can’t wait to take my new found skills out and practice. Emilia is amazing!


Oct 16

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