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Kiko-Mercedes Restorative Sound Bath with Thai Massage

  • Kikospace 2104 Dundas Street West Toronto Canada (map)

Join us for a night of self care to recalibrate your body and mind. Our evening will begin with a guided meditative journey into restorative yoga postures that will allow your body to enter a state of total relaxation. From this place of peace, you will receive a 60 minute sound bath by Kiko and treated to thai massages by Mercedes. This event is limited to a very small group to ensure you receive special attention and care.

About Kiko Sounds

Kiko is a teacher and artist specializing in sound therapy, meditation, yoga and relational aesthetics. As the co-founder of Toronto's contemporary design shop Magic Pony, and art gallery Narwhal, she spent over a decade collaborating with artists from around the globe, curating exhibitions, publications and interactive environments. Now she combines her experiences in contemporary culture with holistic modalities to offer ephemeral, immersive experiences intended to guide you back to a state of wholeness. Kiko creates settings for deep listening that induce profound states of relaxation and meditation, inviting in opportunities for intuitive awareness, self-healing and expansive creativity. Kiko is a certified yoga instructor who has studied Integral Sound Healing at the Svaram Music Research Center in Auroville, India, sound meditation with Sara Auster and Biosonics with Dr. John Beaulieu. She studies Sri Vidya and the Himalayan Sage Tradition via the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy and is certified in Contemplative Psychotherapy through the Nalanda Institute (NYC).

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About Mercedes Leggett

Mercedes has been an athlete her entire life. With this has come lots of injuries. After receiving her first Thai Massage, she knew she wanted to share the healing powers of this 2000 year old body work with others. She practices on a floor mat with the client clothed, no oils or lotions are needed during the session. Thai massage is a combination of massage and stretching in restorative yoga postures and is suitable for everyone.

She uses compression techniques with her hands, elbows, shins and feet with moderate to strong pressure, depending on what is needed in the treatment. Her sessions promote mobility, flexibility, body awareness, mindful breathing, uplifting energy and deep relaxation. Mercedes also uses heated bundles during sessions. The heated aromatic bundle ingredients include tiger balm, ginger, lemongrass, camphor and eucalyptus. When an area of high tone, stiffness and tension are found, Mercedes applies the aromatic bundle over the area, encouraging deep relaxation in order to help go deeper in releasing the tension. It promotes rebuilding and nourishing blood flow, deeper aromatic relaxation, mobility, flexibility, and releasing stored stress in the body.

Earlier Event: September 17
Sound~Bath at Kikospace
Later Event: September 18
Sound~Bath at Lotus Yoga