“Martyn is a gongtastic gong master! I’ve been gonged in a cave, in a hammock and plain and simple on a mat. His playing is magical and hypnotic, his energy resonates calmness, sending soothing ripples of peace and love throughout the room. He is gentle, kind, patient and loves to share the experience with you and answer questions over a cup of herbal tea.
Each time has taken me on a different journey- I’ve cried until I couldn’t see the road on the drive home, I’ve laughed as though I was a little girl who’d eaten too many sweets and just been tickled. I’ve been swimming underwater and flying up in space. The gongs take me on an adventure out of my body or deeper into myself. I’ve seen colours swirl behind my eyes and I’ve felt my aura expand until it might burst into a billion stars and shower the room!
There might not be any water at a gong spa but it’s like being a baby having a bubble bath and then wrapped in a fluffy blanket and cuddled while a lullaby plays you to sweetly sleep.. Bliss 🙂 Thanks Martyn”, R.

Upcoming Gong Baths

Please be sure to read the description of the session carefully before booking and ask me if there’s anything you need to know. Ticket Tailor will send you confirmation of your booking by email (check your spam folder or contact me if you don’t receive it).

My name is Martyn Cawthorne and I’m a very experienced, deeply committed gong practitioner/sound healer. I graduated from the College Of Sound Healing (a one year training course) and I’m fully insured. I’ve been playing various instruments for over 30 years, and practicing meditation for as long. I live in Old Trafford, where Chorlton meets Whalley Range, and offer Gong Spas in various forms all over the Manchester and Cheshire area, and further afield as required.

"The Gong Spas that Martyn deliver are incredibly powerful, and transformative. He has a fantastic calming presence, and his musical creativity is healing and restorative." M, Chorlton

If you’re interested in a private gong bath, contact me directly on 07850 955810 or supergongspa@gmail.com. Thanks 🙂 x

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A Gong Spa, or Gong Bath can be………

  • A moment in your life that is yours and yours alone
  • An entirely unique, physical experience of sound and vibration in your whole body
  • An incomparable, personal journey that is beyond words or description
  • A timeless space in which physical, mental, emotional and spiritual blockages are worked upon
  • An invitation to open up and remember who you are, here and now
  • An opportunity to just ‘be’

What to expect (the practicalities)…..

  • In a one-to-one gong bath we will meet and have a short conversation about how you are and your reason for coming (could be anything from ‘just for the experience’ to something much more direct and personal)…..
  • I will give you a basic overview of the sounds you might hear
  • You can have some water to help flush away any toxins that might be cleared during the session
  • You’ll get into the most comfortable position for you (laying down on a comfortable mat is usual but not essential)
  • I’ll play the gongs and other instruments for around an hour, with a 5 minute silence at the end to allow the session to come to a natural end
  • At the end of the session there’s time for a chat and a cup of jasmine tea or glass of water 🙂

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    Anthony said:
    August 10, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Hi there, I’ve just read the article in the M.E.N and I’m really intrigued by this form of meditation/treatment. Can you please let me know what availability you have this week, as I am keen to book an appointment. I am also based in whalley range, just near Withington road shops.

    Many thanks


      Gong Spa responded:
      August 11, 2015 at 9:02 am

      Hi Anthony. Thanks for getting in touch. I’ll drop you an email with some info re dates, booking etc 🙂

      Gong Spa responded:
      November 7, 2015 at 10:21 am

      Hi Anthony. I know we were in touch before, but I just thought I’d ask if you’d like to be on the Gong Spa newsletter. If so, please send me your email address. Thanks. Martyn 🙂

        alison said:
        July 24, 2020 at 4:34 pm

        hi, when will there be new classes on?


        Gong Spa responded:
        July 24, 2020 at 4:38 pm

        Hi Alison.
        Thanks for writing.
        The first own will be on Saturday 1st August at One Yoga in Chorlton. Tickets should be available on this website very soon.
        Other venues are opening here and there so I’ll be wherever I can be.
        If you keep your eyes open on this website, and on the Gong Spa Facebook page you’ll see everything as it becomes available.
        Martyn x

        Gong Spa responded:
        July 25, 2020 at 1:51 pm

        Just an added note – you can now buy tickets for the Gong Bath at One Yoga on 1st August here https://www.magnapass.co.uk/partner/gong-spa, Thank you xxx

    Vicky said:
    September 9, 2015 at 8:48 am


    I’d like to buy my husband a gong bath for his birthday- do you do vouchers? And would I be able to come too? Do you have any appointments on 1st October for him and possibly both of us?


    Miki christi said:
    September 20, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Awesome experience this evening!!! My daughter loved it too as did my friends!
    We are all definitely coming back in October, thank you x

    Jennifer said:
    November 7, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Hi I would like to attend your gong bath this Sunday 8th Nov, do you have to book and how much is it?

      Gong Spa responded:
      November 7, 2015 at 10:19 am

      Hi Jennifer. Thanks for getting in touch.

      The gong bath on Sunday 8th Nov has already sold out, but there is another at the same location (One Yoga, Chorlton, Manchester) on Sunday 22nd Nov. If you’d like to reserve a spot for that one, just email me on supergongspa@gmail.com).

      Alternatively, I have a gong bath on:
      Sunday 15th November at the Wonder Inn on Shudehill in Manchester City Centre (again, email me on supergongspa@gmail.com for tickets), or…

      Thursday 19th November at Z-arts on Stretford Road in Hulme, Manchester (tickets available from the following link – http://www.z-arts.org/events/gong-bath-z/).

      I also have one to one sessions at my gong room in Chorlton 🙂

      If you’d like to be added to the Gong Spa Newsletter, just let me know.

      Thanks again Jennifer.

    Gong Spa responded:
    November 18, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Hi Bev. Thanks very much for writing. Sounds really interesting… let’s make contact tomorrow. 🙂 x

    Rosemary Plunkett (Rosie) said:
    December 1, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Hi Martyn,
    I have experienced a Gong Bath before and found it so profound I would dearly like to join you this month….. Have you any places free please…..
    Love and light

      Gong Spa responded:
      December 1, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      Hi Rosie. Lovely to hear from you. I have quite a few slots available so just let me know when you’re free. Do you prefer daytimes or evenings? Thanks Martyn P.S. If you’d prefer, just call/text me on 07850 955810.
      Looking forward to hearing from you.
      Martyn 🙂

    Rosie Plunkett said:
    December 8, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Dear Martyn,
    The one to one Gong Bathe today was beyond my expectations….. I felt so privileged to receive this session. The music you make with the Gong’s is amazing …. I felt as if a deep cleansing was taking place and that I was being programmed with my own sounds…. Two hours later I was listening to Bach’s Air on a G String and for the first time I felt as if I had speakers built inside me and I could feel every note and tone deep within me….. See you on the 22nd Dec for my next Gong Bathe. I picked that day because it’s the Winter Solstice …. Thank you for my retuning …..

      Gong Spa responded:
      December 8, 2015 at 6:37 pm

      A truly lovely experience to meet you today Rosie, and what a fantastic review! Thank you very much. I’ll look forward to our next session too. 🙂

        Rosie said:
        December 8, 2015 at 6:45 pm

        I look forward to buying your new CD Martyn

        Gong Spa responded:
        December 8, 2015 at 6:47 pm

        Just finalising some details Rosie and then it will be yours 🙂

        Rosie said:
        December 8, 2015 at 7:04 pm

        I wrote in the Solar Logos forum about the Gong Bathe and already one of the group is asking about the experience ….. The 600 people in the programme are from 23 different counties so it will be exciting when your music is travelling the globe ….

        Gong Spa responded:
        December 8, 2015 at 7:45 pm

        That’s very kind Rosie, thank you 🙂

    Joshua Molyneux said:
    August 8, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Hi martyn, apologies if somebody’s asked this above and I’ve missed it, but I’ve read some things about sound baths having a palliative effect on tinnitus. Is this the case in your experience?

    Thanks, josh

      Gong Spa responded:
      August 8, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      Hi Josh. Thanks for writing. Ive heard mixed responses regarding the issue you mention, and am unaware of any official standing. As such, I would recommend that anyone with tinnitus take sensible precautions. Many of the benefits of gong baths are the result of vibrations upon the whole body (not just the ears), so perhaps a good place to start would be to wear high quality ear protection (not just cheap foam ear plugs). A one to one session (as opposed to a group gong bath) could also be a good idea as you could speak to the practitioner in advance, and they should be able to modify the session accordingly.
      Hope that helps Josh.

        Gong Spa responded:
        August 9, 2016 at 9:53 am

        Hi again Josh. Just to add a little to my previous reply….. the mixed responses I’ve had have included some people saying they felt that their tinnitus was soothed during and after the session, and others who have said that they felt it was soothed during the session but not afterwards, and others who’ve said that their tinnitus was not affected.
        OK, hope that’s of some use Josh.

    Ash said:
    October 24, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Hi I would like to attend in Chorlton on the 30th?

    How do I book a place for me and a friend?


    Liz said:
    June 11, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Hi I’d like to book a gong spa for me and some friends, can you tell me your next available session? We are in Altrincham,

      Gong Spa responded:
      August 22, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      Hi Liz. Lovely to hear from you. The next gong spa in your area is at Hale Yoga at 7:30pm this Friday (25th August).
      I hope that helps.
      If not, please drop me a line on supergongspa@gmail.com
      Thanks 🙂
      Martyn x

    Steve said:
    August 22, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    I’ve been to 3 of Martyn’s Gong Spa’s in Alderley Edge, once a month. I’m the sort of person whose mind never shuts off and is permanently whirring and thinking about work, issues, life and the usual day-to-day rubbish (I work in the legal sector), and I also don’t get to sleep that early.
    I can say with all honesty that a Gong Spa is the only thing I’ve found that totally switches my mind off completely, when it’s finished I literally have to re-start my brain to get it thinking about things. (music gigs, clubs and other such events occupy my mind briefly, but never switch it off) I also find that instead of feeling tired about midnight, I’m tired at 9:30!
    If you have a busy, high pressure professional life I can highly recommend this as a way to switch off.
    If I’m honest I was very sceptical before I went, but I can’t argue with the results … and the people are really really nice to boot.
    This is now a monthly thing for me!

    Louise said:
    April 27, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Do u have any training course I would really be interested in doing this

      Gong Spa responded:
      May 7, 2018 at 6:21 pm

      Hi there. I do indeed. Feel free to email me any time on Supergongspa@gmail.com for upcoming training dates and locations.
      You can also look on http://www.northernschoolofsoundsmiths.co.uk for more generic details of my training events.
      The next one in holding is a Gongs For Yoga Teachers – Introductory Level in early June.

    Nicola said:
    May 7, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    I would like to buy a voucher for 2 for the gong bath. Please could you let me know how I go about this? Thanks

      Gong Spa responded:
      May 7, 2018 at 6:15 pm

      Hi Nicola. Wonderful. Can we discuss further by email? My email is Supergongspa@gmail.com. would you mind dropping me a line there and I’ll get right back to you.
      Thanks Nicola. Martyn x

    Siân said:
    November 19, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Hi Martyn,
    Just to let you know that, after weeks of trouble falling asleep, I slept like a baby last night after your wonderful gong bath at One Yoga! I’ll definitely be booking another one soon 🙂

      Gong Spa responded:
      November 19, 2018 at 11:35 am

      Hi lovely. That’s so wonderful. Thabks for letting me know, and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Martyn xx

    Louise said:
    September 8, 2019 at 3:19 am

    I’m unable to make the gong bath tonight, is it always the 2nd Sunday of the month in body barre?

    Do you recomended no more than 1 a month due to any effects?

      Gong Spa responded:
      September 8, 2019 at 8:05 am

      Hi Louise. Thanks for writing. The gong baths at Body Barre are actually usually on the first Sunday of the month. This month is very unusual on that front as I’m there twice and not on the first Sunday of the month! Haha. Anyway you can always find my listings here on the website. The next one at Body Barre is on September 29th. Thank you x

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