Wondering 'how do I find a massage therapist near me?' This is our guide to the best mobile massage providers.
This year the pandemic meant that we all went months and months without our favourite beauty treatments. During the first lockdown our local beauty salons were shut and at home manicures became the norm, and a haircut or much-needed massage was out of the question.
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That said, even when the second lockdown lifts in England and Northern Ireland, and Tier 4 restrictions end in Scotland, you might be among the many members of the public who don't feel particularly comfortable venturing out to a salon.
While we advocate for supporting businesses big and small after a tumultuous year, and know that they will be following the strictest hygiene standards, it's OK if you're still hesitant when more normality returns.
That's where mobile masseurs 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 that can connect you with a message therapist who will help you relax in the comfort of your own home.
Many allow you to book online and choose a date and time that suits you, as well as choosing the specific therapist for your massage. You can also specify which type of massage you want, just as you would in a salon.
So, where exactly do I book a massage therapist near me, we hear you ask?
Some of the benefits of booking through Treatwell include last-minute appointments and the ability to filter thousands of venues by price and distance from your home. You're also able to book an appointment in advance if you're desperate for a massage as soon as lockdown ends.
To book, simply enter your treatment of choice, post code and the date you have in mind, and Treatwell will bring up all the relevant results for you to choose from. We recommend reading through some of the reviews as well as pricing info to help you make your decision.
Beauty services will be closed until at least the 2nd of December in England, when lockdown is due to end, while in Scotland, mobile services are restricted to Tiers 0 and 1. In Wales, beauty services are fully operational once more following the four week "fire break" lockdown, while Northern Ireland's similar circuit breaker ends on Friday 20th November.
Bonus: If you have a gift card that expires between November and January, Treatwell has kindly extended your expiration date to March 2021, giving you a bit more time to redeem on a treatment once restrictions ease.
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 offers a huge variety to its clients, from nails to hair and make-up – and even IV drips! They're available in London, Manchester and Brighton.
Secret Spa therapists also work outside of traditional hours, available from 7am-10pm, so you could even sneak in a relaxing pre or post-work massage if your local restrictions allow for that. You can also book as many treatments as you'd like for one appointment, to treat all your 2020 beauty woes at once.
Choose from the following types of massage...
- Swedish massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Organic glow massage
- Pregnancy massage
- Hot stone massage
- Sports massage
- 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.
Before England went into a second lockdown thee team were offering hair cuts and colours, nail treatments such as manicures, massages, waxing and spray tans, as well as close-contact services for brows and lashes.
Provided there are no additional local rules, these should still be allowed when England returns to the three-tier system.
Covid-19 hygiene-certified beauty experts will visit your home and time slots are available at 30 minute intervals, 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.
Uspaah is an at-home treatment service that serves London Zones 1-6. Some of the areas they cover include Kensington and Chelsea, Notting Hill, Victoria, Wandsworth, Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Battersea, Holborn, Islington and Hyde Park.
Operating from 7:30am-10pm, it's designed for people with hectic and busy lifestyles – but now that many of us are spending more time than ever at home, when lockdown ends it's the perfect option for those wishing to avoid public spaces for treatments.
To use Uspaah download the app from your relevant App Store and sign up. Then simply select your treatment, location and choose your therapist. You can then track their estimated time of arrival from the app. Great stuff!
Soothe is a massage-only service offering straightforward options of a 60-minute treatment for £72, 90 minutes for £90, or 120 minutes for £108. While they offer services all over the world, in the UK treatments are available in London and Manchester.
Simply download the app and book a date and time (they offer appointments from 8am through midnight!), with a qualified therapist.
Your 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.
Will you be opting for an at-home massage when restrictions ease, or be braving a real-life spa?
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