There’s nothing better than a pampering massage, and after a particularly long week, I knew that was exactly what I needed. Massage is one of the most effective forms of relaxation: by focusing on the body and the repeated kneading of muscles and joints, we allow our minds to be transported to more peaceful locales. I was recently introduced to Urban Massage, a fantastic new mobile massage service, that provides trained therapists to your exact location at just a few taps of a a smartphone screen. Instead of rushing over to a salon and getting undressed in an unfamiliar place, you can relax and unwind in the comfort of your own home.
The app is incredibly easy to use – you simply type in your postcode, choose your treatment and time slot, and select an available masseuse. You can access information about the various therapists, including star ratings, additional experience and training, and even other expertise they offer – such as dietary advice and skin treatment recommendations.
On this particular Sunday night, I booked myself in with Charlotte for an Urban Classic – described as ‘the Urban Massage take on the popular Swedish technique, with a combination of stroking, kneading, light pressure and flowing movements over your whole body’. The aim is to leave you feeling completely relaxed. The treatment is meant to increase the level of oxygen in your blood, decrease muscle toxins, improve your circulation and flexibility, and ease tension in your joints.
When Charlotte arrived, she was incredibly professional, and set up quickly with her own massage table and soothing music. I was offered a selection of three oils – lavender, peppermint and tangerine – and chose lavender, as I love using this at home to encourage deep and restful sleep. Throughout the treatment, she was responsive to any discomfort, and understood when I needed additional pressure. Her knowledge and expertise was apparent, and I felt fantastic by the end of the treatment. From downloading the app to my restful night sleep, the entire Urban Massage experience was easy, clear, and (most importantly), stress-free.
For moms looking for an at-home treatment, their pregnancy (second and third trimester) massages are fantastic too. Urban Massage therapists will pay special attention to back pain, swelling, circulation and joint issues, and you can customise your treatment to fit your exact requirements. Have a look here!
Urban Massage have been incredibly generous, and given Baby2Body a code for our blog readers – just type RMELINVG to receive £10 off ANY treatment! You can also access the £10 credit via the widget below.
What are your experiences with at-home beauty treatments? Will you be testing out the Urban Classic? Share your thoughts and comments below!
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