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"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

My name is Martyn Cawthorne and I’m a fully qualified and deeply committed gong practitioner/sound healer and I graduated from the College Of Sound Healing (the full one year training course). I’ve been playing various instruments for around 25 years, and practicing meditation for as long. I live in Trafford, where it meets Chorlton and Whalley Range and offer gong baths and gong showers in various forms all over the Manchester and Cheshire area.

Make space in your life for gongs and they will make space in your life for you.

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Come find me if you’re at any of these festivals in 2017…

Bestival

Kendal Calling

Blue Dot

Moovin

Belladrum Tartan Hearts

All Roots Yoga

Here are the Group Gong dates for the next month or two:

  • 17th September (Sunday), 7-8:30pm, Body Barre (with hammocks), Manchester City Centre (Northern Quarter), hammocks £15 (SOLD OUT), floor spaces £12 (SOLD OUT), see map (2nd floor), see Facebook event
  • CANCELLED AS HEATING BROKEN – 19th September (Tuesday) 1:30-2:30pm, St. Werburgh’s Upper Church Hall, Chorlton, £10, see map, see Facebook event
  • 24th September (Sunday) 8-9pm, One Yoga Studios, Chorlton, £9, see map, see Facebook event
  • 29th September (Friday) 7:30-8:30pm, Hale Yoga, Hale, (1st floor), £12, see map, see Facebook event
  • 30th September (Saturday) private yoga group in Sheffield
  • 1st October (Sunday) 4-5pm, Relax and Renew (Kundalini & Gongs) with Beth Morgan, Set Clement’s Church, Chorlton, see Facebook event
  • 8th October (Sunday), 7-8:30pm, Body Barre (with hammocks), Manchester City Centre (Northern Quarter), hammocks £15, floor spaces £12, see map (2nd floor)
  • 17th October (Tuesday) 1:30-2:30pm, St. Werburgh’s Upper Church Hall, Chorlton, £10, see map, see Facebook event
  • 22nd October (Sunday) 8-9pm, One Yoga Studios, Chorlton, £9, see map,
  • 27th October, (Friday) 7:30-8:30pm, Hale Yoga, Hale, (1st floor), £12, see map
  • 29th October (Sunday), 7-9pm, Breathwork with gongs (with Suzie Poyser), Manchester Yoga Central, Victoria Warehouse, Stretford, see map, see Facebook event.

I’m also running “Breathing, Striking, Being” meditation groups (6 people max) from 10:30-12:00 every Wednesday and Friday morning for £10 per person. After a cup of green tea and a conversation about meditation related topic, you each sit in front of a gong and, as part of a particular breathing pattern, you strike the gong in rhythm with the breath, enhancing your awareness and deepening your resonance with wave after wave of vibrations for 45 minutes. We then have another cup of tea and share a little before the session ends. The meditation groups are in my gong room at home (please call/email for the address and to reserve a place. Tel 07850 955810. Email supergongspa@gmail.com

August’s dates for the “Breathing, Striking, Being” meditation groups will be as follows:

  • August 30th (Wednesday), 10:30am – 12:00 noon, the Gong Room, Chorlton
  • September 6th (Wednesday), 10:30am – 12:00 noon, the Gong Room, Chorlton
  • September 6th (Wednesday evening), 7:00-8:30pm, the Gong Room, Chorlton
  • September 13th (Wednesday), 10:30am – 12:00 noon, the Gong Room, Chorlton
  • September 20th (Wednesday), 10:30am – 12:00 noon, the Gong Room, Chorlton
  • September 29th (Friday), 10:30am – 12:00 noon, the Gong Room, Chorlton

OK, back to gong baths….. 🙂

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 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 45 minutes, 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 🙂

Take a peek at my video “Streams of Consciousness”

Have a listen to my album… 🙂

Click here to see the article about Gong Spa in the Manchester Evening News!

Click here to watch the video “Thinking about experiencing a gong bath?”

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24 thoughts on “Home

    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

    Anthony

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      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 🙂

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      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 🙂

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

    Hi,

    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?

    Thanks!

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    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

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    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?

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      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.
      Martyn

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    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
    Martyn

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    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
    Rosie

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      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 🙂

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    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 …..

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      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. 🙂

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

        I look forward to buying your new CD Martyn

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

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

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

        Martyn
        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 ….

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

        That’s very kind Rosie, thank you 🙂

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    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

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      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.
      Martyn

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        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.
        Martyn

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    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?

    Thanks

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    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,

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      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

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    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!

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