Thus called because someone else does the stretching for you no doubt, Clumber Park Hotel and Spa’s Spa Therapist, Siobahn Ecclestone explains what Lazy Man Yoga is all about …
What exactly is Lazy Man Yoga?
It’s a one hour full body massage that is a bit like yoga, but on a bed! We massage and stretch the body using a poultice instead of hands and use a relaxation oil, detox oil, or energising oil from the Ytsara product range.
Where does it come from?
It was designed by Ytsara – whose products are from Thailand and are all organic. The stretching element is derived from yoga which originates from India.
What is it supposed to do?
The treatment is designed to relieve tension across the whole body and the stretches help to improve flexibility in the same way as yoga does, while the products are particularly good for anti-ageing. It’s all about total relaxation.
Is there anything you do to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment?
We do a series of stretches to cool down, and also offer guests a herbal tea after the treatment to re-hydrate and take some time to continue relaxing. The poultices that we use are also extremely aromatic – you can smell them throughout the spa, and you can take them home as they are reusable – put them in the bath, or around the house – I have mine in my car and it smells wonderful!
Is there anything you recommend clients to do pre or post-treatment to get the most out of it?
Just totally relax. After your treatment you will be really tired, so sleep, eat healthily and avoid alcohol.
Is there anyone you particularly recommend the treatment for?
It is good for anyone who does a lot of sport or for aching muscles, and a lot of men tend to like it because of the focus on stretching.
Is there anyone who shouldn’t have this treatment?
You should avoid the treatment if you are pregnant or if you are suffering from cancer because the massage element stimulates the lymph glands. If you have any recent scar tissue or allergies highlight them to your therapist before the treatment as well.
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