Best massage and relaxation treatments in London

Most of us have busy lives that demand our constant attention, energy and time, which can often leave us feeling deflated, stressed out and worn down. The key to avoiding this feeling is to recognise the symptoms of burn out before it actually happens, and then do something about it. Look out for when you’re feeling particularly fatigued or irritable, as this usually signifies that you are ready for some time out away from a hectic schedule.

One of the best ways to alleviate stress and symptoms of tiredness, is to book yourself in for a relaxing spa treatment. The mix of essential oils, sole attention and a quiet environment is admittedly quite addictive, but it really can be invaluable to your physical and mental wellbeing. One of the most popular treatments that are booked to relieve stress and tension, is a massage, though there are many different massage treatments in London to choose from dependent upon where your body holds the most tension.

Aveda stress fix massage

This is an indulgent treat for your senses, whilst your body is worked on using a mix of Swedish massage techniques, the careful blend of aromatherapy oils will have your mind at ease within minutes. With your knots and tensions kneaded away, you’ll leave feeling a hundred times better than you arrived, and your skin will be smelling gorgeous long after you leave the spa.

Deep tissue massage

If your aches and pains are from an over-energetic work out, rather than stemming from stress, then a sports massage may be just what you need. The therapist will be able to tailor the treatment to suit your needs, so if your leg muscles are hurting more than your back, then more time will be spent on those. This is a firm massage that will work wonders on your body, allowing you to get back to training sooner rather than later.

Clarins tri-active body treatment

This massage will uplift you, whilst helping circulation and boosting your skin’s appearance. Clarins products are always of the highest quality with gorgeous delicate scents that are a pleasure to have lathered over your body.

Upper back, neck and jaw rebalancing therapy

If you’re prone to headaches, neck pain, backache or jaw ache, then it could be down to a slight jaw misalignment. This rebalancing treatment works to specifically target the areas that are paining you most, so that once complete your discomfort will be alleviated and your emotional state will be balanced and collected. This indulgent massage is popular because it includes massaging the upper body, which is where the majority of people hold the most tension.


Naturally everyone’s body responds differently to touch, and it may well be that the only way you can relax is by having your feet massaged. If this is the case for you, then reflexology will be right up your street. Applying pressure to different parts of the foot or toes, can alleviate many common aches and ailments that can affect the whole body. This treatment is usually carried out in a treatment room that is lit by candles to add ambience and tranquillity to your experience.


If you prefer a facial instead, it can be hugely beneficial to your complexion as well as your emotional state. This treatment usually lasts around 30 minutes and usually consists of a mask being applied to your cleansed skin, before a gentle exfoliation and finished off with a gentle massage with an intensive moisturiser.

Cowshed back massage

This is a massage that would suit those whose schedules won’t allow for a full day of pampering at the spa. This massage lasts for just thirty minutes so it’s the perfect pick-me-up that can be squeezed into your lunch break, and will leave you feeling re-energised and ready to take on the rest of the day’s tasks.

Arrive on time

As a general rule of thumb, always try to arrive at the spa at least thirty minutes before your appointment time. Doing so will enable you to book in, find the changing rooms and get undressed without rushing or worrying about being late. If you are a little early, it’s not a problem, as there will undoubtedly be a special room that’s been designated for clients to relax in before and after their appointment.

Utilise the spa

Whichever treatment you decide to book, be sure to enquire about what other facilities are available to you on the day of your appointment. Most health spas will offer you the use of a robe and slippers for you to relax in prior to your treatment and even afterwards too, and many have a ‘relaxation room’ that will offer light refreshments such as herbal teas, water and fruit in an ambient environment for you to chill out in at your leisure. The spa will also usually also have a pool and Jacuzzi with a sauna or steam room too so you can really let your stresses and strains float away for the day. In order to get the full benefit from your massage, try and schedule out the whole day to allow yourself to completely unwind and indulge in some quiet time away from the grind stone of day-to-day life. Try the best spa at the Montcalm in London for a day spa package that includes the use of the spa facilities, one treatment and optional light refreshments too.It’s the perfect way to try out a new massage therapy whilst also taking some time to exercise in the pool before winding down again in the sauna.


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