Wondering ‘how do I find a massage therapist near me?’ This is our guide to the best mobile massage providers.
The Covid-19 pandemic meant that we all went months and months without our favourite beauty treatments. Following the lockdown, our local beauty salons were shut – and no longer could we get a weekend pedicure (in fact, at home manicures became the norm), a haircut, or, a much-needed massage. And, in fact, the pandemic has been a time when many of us could probably have done with the release of a massage, what with the stress of the news cycle and our new working from home routines, with all of the posture issues that that can throw up.
But the good news is, is that beauty therapists have now been given the all-clear to recommence doing massages in salons and spas across the UK. However, you might be among the many members of the public who don’t feel particularly comfortable venturing out to a salon just yet.
While we advocate for supporting businesses big and small following the financial upheaval of the lockdown, and we know that they will be following the strictest hygiene standards, some of us just aren’t ready yet. And that’s okay. In fact, that’s where mobile masseuse’s come in. You can get a massage therapist to come straight to your door, to iron out your kinks and knots in the comfort of your own home.
How do I find a massage therapist near me?
There are plenty of services online which can connect you with a message therapist who will come to your home to help you relax.
Most will allow you to book online, and choose a time and date suitable to you. Many will also allow you to pick out your own therapist for your massage. You will also be able to specific which type of massage you want – just as you would in a salon.
So where exactly can you book an at-home massage?
On UrbanMassage, you can book a whole range of beauty treatments – from deep tissue massages, to pregnancy massages, eyebrow waxes and manicures. They’ve even branched out into fitness and wellness sessions – some of which you can even take part in online, if you’d prefer not to bring someone into your home.
To book in a massage, simply enter your address, and click on your preferred type of massage lymphatic drainage, relaxing, anti-cellulite and reflexology are just some of the options. They even have sports therapists to hand who can give you an expert sports therapy massage, or a deep tissue massage if you’re suffering with any particular pain.
You can then choose the duration you’d like for your massage – between 60 minutes and two hours – and if the treatment is available in your area, you’ll be asked to book a time and a date when therapists near you are available. Be aware that Urban Massage doesn’t yet service all areas of the UK.
Like Urban Massage, Secret Spa also offer a huge variety to clients, from nails to hair and make-up – and even IV drips!
Secret Spa therapists work out of hours, from 7am – 10pm, so you can even sneak in a relaxing pre or post-work massage if you fancy it. You can also book as many treatments as you’d like for one appointment, to treat all your post-lockdown beauty woes.
But if it’s a massage you’re after, you can choose from a:
- Swedish massage
- deep tissue massage
- organic glow massage
- pregnancy massage
- hot stone massage
- sports massage
- or, a couples massage
Visit their ‘Book Now’ section, and select your preferred treatment. They’ll then give you a range of times and options and there’s the option to get a professional chosen for you.
Simply book it in, and you’re good to go.
Available in London, Birmingham and Manchester, Blow Ltd. will send a therapist to your home for as many treatments as you want.
At the moment, they are offering hair cuts and colours, nail treatments such as manicures, massages, waxing and spray tan treatments. From 1st August, as per the government guidelines, you will be able to book in more close contact face treatments, such as eyebrows, facials, lash and brow tints, LVLs, and brow laminations.
Covid-19 hygiene certified beauty experts will visit your home and time slots are available on the half hour, including on Saturdays and Sundays. It’s also worth noting that a temporary surcharge of £3.50 will be added to your treatment, to cover the cost of PPE and sanitisers.
A limited amount of therapists have now returned to work at Uspaah, which is a home-treatment service that serves London zone 1-6. Some of the areas they can come to include Kensington and Chelsea, Notting Hill, Victoria, Wandsworth, Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Battersea, Holborn, Islington and Hyde Park.
Operating between 7.30 am and 10pm, it’s been designed for people with hectic and busy lifestyles, but now that more of us are spending more time than ever at home – it’s the perfect option for those who would prefer to avoid public spas and beauty salons.
To use Uspaah, you need to download the app from your relevant App Store and sign up. Then, simply select your treatment and location, and choose your therapist. You can then track their estimated time of arrival from the app.
Soothe is a massage-only service, offering the straightforward option of a 60-minute treatment for £72, a 90-minute treatment for £90, and a 120-minute massage for £108.
All you need to do is download the app, and book in a date and time (they offer appointments from 8am to midnight!), with a qualified therapist.
The masseuse will bring along the all the essentials for a relaxing hour or two of your at-home massage, including the table, lotions, music and oils, so you needn’t worry about a thing.
However, if you are keen to enjoy an in-salon spa experience, there are some brilliant last-minute spa break deals on offer here!
So will you be opting for an at-home massage, or an in-person visit to your local spa?