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at Yurt in the City

Are you in need of some nurture, tranquility and self-healing? Welcome to Wild Wood Therapies, based in South Wales offering tailored holistic massage and aromatherapy treatments from a beautiful Mongolian yurt in the heart of the city. Let Marcos guide you into a deep state of blissful relaxation, taking care of your physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing, all within the walls of this stunning yurt.

Combining structure & energy through bodywork.

In a friendly and relaxing environment, Marcos provides a range of natural and affordable treatments to revitalise, relax and rejuvenate your body and mind.

How about therapeutic treatments in beautiful spaces? Or thinking of holding a party or event? Wild Wood Therapies can also create the perfect event or festival space for you, with a selection of tents, including a marquee, tipi, bell tent and yurt plus interior decor available to hire, and a wealth of experience to advise you further.

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    ** All treatments include aromatherapy

    Swedish massage, Cardiff

    A relaxing full body massage using light to medium pressure with flowing strokes. A great introduction to massage therapy!

    120 mins £85 90 mins £65 60 mins £45 30 mins £30

    Holistic massage, Cardiff

    Holistic means “whole” and holistic therapies are concerned with an individual’s whole being – physical, mental and emotional. Unlike a standard massage that is often a set routine focused on the physical body, a holistic massage is an individual treatment specifically tailored to you. A holistic approach treats the body as a whole and will take into account your emotional and spiritual well-being as well as your physical body.

    120 mins £85 90 mins £65 60 mins £45 30 mins £30

    Deep tissue massage, Cardiff

    Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots.

    120 mins £85 90 mins £65 60 mins £45 30 mins £30

    Back neck and shoulder
    massage, Cardiff

    Stress, tension and anxiety all melt away with this rejuvenating treatment. This intense back, neck and scalp massage eases stress, rejuvenates the body and revives fatigued muscles, restoring harmony to mind and body.

    120 mins £85 90 mins £65 60 mins £45 30 mins £30

    Couples massage, Cardiff

    We offer luxurious holistic massage treatments for couples/friends at the Yurt ranging from Indian head/holistic massage to hot stone therapy and deep tissue work. Ideally 24-48hrs notice is required for this service.

    120 mins £170 90 mins £130 60 mins £90

    MLD (Manual Lymphatic drainage), Cardiff

    Manual lymph drainage massage (also called lymphatic drainage and lymph massage) is a very gentle massage that encourages lymph flow in the body. It is good for detoxification, edema, pre- and post-plastic surgery and post-liposuction. It can also help with cellulite treatments, scar tissue, spider veins, redness and acne. The lymph system is a slow-moving system of vessels and lymph nodes that is supplementary to the body's system of blood circulation.

    120 mins £85 90 mins £65 60 mins £45 30 mins £30

    Aromatherapy, Cardiff

    Aromatherapy massage uses relaxing massage techniques with the use of essential oils. This treatment is particularly good at combating stress on both an emotional level as well as a physical one, as the smells from the essential oils have a direct effect on our moods through the limbic area of the brain.

    120 mins £85 90 mins £65 60 mins £45 30 mins £30



    Meet Marcos

    My name is Marcos Martin Suarez and I have been an Holistic Therapist since 2004 after completing a level 3 Diploma in Holistic Therapies in Cardiff. My interest in alternative and complementary therapies started over 20 years ago while in the healing fields of Glastonbury Festival. I was drawn to a therapist there who was able to explain how massage could help me in relieving tension both physically and psychologically as for many years I had been suffering from chronic neck and shoulder pain. The experience I had from that first treatment was healing and profound, and I have continued to explore alternative therapies ever since.

    I have had a strong interest in Vipassana meditation for nearly a decade and believe this has allowed me to become a more grounded practitioner. I have travelled extensively through India and have been influenced by their teachings and philosophies. This has filtered through into my work with people today.

    I am as comfortable in a festival field as I am in a clinic or a work-space and I have broad experiences in working with a wide variety of people, including: dancers; gymnasts; and sports people. I have toured with No Fit State Circus as their in-house massage therapist, and worked with performers from the Welsh National Opera. I have organised healing fields at many festivals, and continue to do so, creating and managing spaces where therapists can practice in a vibrant and relaxed environment.

    After 10 years of practising many different massage techniques, I now include elements from: Traditional Swedish, Ayurverdic, Aromatherapy and Deep Tissue Massage. I draw on all the different styles in order to tailor each massage uniquely to the individual client. During an initial consultation I will focus on a holistic approach looking at how balance can be restored both physically and emotionally. When the mind is fully relaxed, the body can let go of deep seated tensions which allow the healing process to start. In addition, through muscle manipulation and aromatherapy, a state of physical, mental and emotional relaxation can occur. To see how massage may benefit you, your health and well-being, or how I assist your business, please feel free to contact me for further information.

    Marcos Suarez is a fully insured member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists



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    What to expect from your treatment

    Before the massage An initial consultation will take place, in which Marcos will gain an understanding of how you feel, what you want from your treatment and any medical or emotional considerations that need to be taken into account, and you will fill out a consultation form together. Anything discussed will be treated in complete confidence and Marcos  will be able to make suggestions to enable you to get the best from your treatment.

    During the treatment

    Unless you need assistance getting onto the table, your therapist will wait outside until you are undressed as far as you feel comfortable, settled and ready to begin the massage. The room will be warm, and relaxing to encourage you to switch off and enjoy the deep relaxation. Gentle music can be played if you like, or if you prefer silence then your treatment can be carried out in peace. During the session, a blanket will be used to keep you covered and warm and your therapist will work on one area at a time. Massages are typically performed unclothed and with oil but if you prefer techniques can easily be adapted to work through clothing. During your session generally Marcos will work in silence, other than when he will check in with you regarding pressure and comfort. However he is happy to tailor the session to your needs, so if you want to chat feel free!  


    When your massage is complete Marcos will leave you to dress before discussing any after care. Please ensure you keep hydrated after your massage, in order to flush out any toxins released during the session. It’s always good to continue the relaxation by planning quiet time after the session so you can gain the maximum benefit. Avoid alcohol/strenuous exercise and heavy meals right after your session if you can.

    What is Holistic Massage?

    Holistic massage treats you as a whole. As a holistic therapist Marcos will consult with you about your emotional wellbeing, as well as how you are feeling physically. Each session is specifically tailored to your needs and so the treatment you receive will be unique. Treatments draw from a wide range of massage techniques and may include gentle massage, stretches, relaxation work and deep tissue massage. As well as understanding the muscular-skeletal structure of the body, Marcos also understands key body systems, such as circulatory, lymphatic and respiratory, in order to fully understand the impact of massage on all aspects of the person. By tuning in to all aspects of the person and adopting an holistic approach, the intention is to create a space where you can experience relaxation at a very deep level. This not only means that the muscles are more receptive to massage, but also provides an environment where the body is more able to rest and restore itself. This is your treatment, your space and your time to relax. A truly holistic approach involves working ‘with’ you rather than doing ‘to’ so as well as agreeing a massage plan at the consultation your feedback is encouraged both during and after the session.

    What is Deep Tissue Massage?

    A massage treatment that uses slower strokes and deeper pressure, designed to reach the deep sections of muscles. Deep tissue usually focuses on specific or problem areas that you have highlighted.  It aims to release muscle tension, increase blood circulation, increase body motion, improve body posture and improve emotional health. For those of you who suffer from strained muscle tension, muscle cramps and other chronic muscle pain, you can find lasting relief with deep tissue massage techniques. It can be especially beneficial to sportsmen and women, or those suffering from muscle injuries.

    What is Swedish Massage?

    A massage treatment that works on all the muscle groups, and can be deep and invigorating or light and relaxing depending on which you prefer. Using classical techniques it helps relieve muscle tension, aches and pains, helping restore proper function and movement to muscles. It aids in a general feeling of well-being, helping reduce poor circulation, insomnia, backache, headaches, anxiety, improves blood and lymph circulation and the functioning of the immune system, promoting relaxation.

    Effects of relaxation on the body and mind.

    Relaxation is more than a state of mind; it physically changes the way your body functions. Relaxation gives the heart a rest by slowing the heart rate, Meaning the breathing slows blood pressure and oxygen consumption decrease, increasing blood flow to the muscles and decreasing muscle tension. This is called the “relaxation response.” Being able to produce the relaxation response using relaxation techniques may counteract the effects of long-term stress, which may contribute to or worsen a range of health problems including depression, digestive disorders, headaches, high blood pressure, and insomnia. As a result of relaxation, many people experience more energy, better sleep,  enhanced immunity, increased concentration, better problem-solving abilities, greater efficiency, smoother emotions — less anger, crying, anxiety, frustration and less headaches and pain A primary benefit to all types of body massage is relaxation, which can lead to stress reduction. Benefits of a single massage session can include reduced anxiety, lower blood pressure and a slower heart rate. Multiple massage sessions can lessen anxiety, depression and pain, and have a healing capacity. Marcos will counsel you on how the chosen type of massage will benefit your own body. Deep tissue massage can involve slight discomfort as he works to relax contracted muscles. Ayurveda and lymphatic drainage massages are useful for detoxification. These massages use oils and light pressure strokes to help the body release toxins such as food preservatives, allergens and pollutants.


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    I am currently working at the Yurt most days although my hours vary from week to week. Please contact Marcos on the above contact details for more information or for available time slots.