How to find your dream massage therapist
A massage therapist who gets you can make the difference between a good massage and an incredible one. But finding that person can be a bit like browsing a box of chocolates. Take a sumptuous looking white chocolate shell that’s fruity on the inside. It’s interesting, sure, but you’ll probably want your therapist to be a bit more predictable.
Do some background checks
Before booking your massage, head to the review section and have a nosey. With so many venues to choose from, checking out experiences of other salon-goers is the perfect way navigate your decision (and since all Treatwell locations are rated, we reckon that’s a good place to start). From massage pressure, to the consultation process, reviews add a little context to the salon’s you’re searching.
Suss out the salon...
We know, ringing someone up and having a conversation is a) a lot more effort than sending them a row of emojis on WhatsApp and b) does anyone actually make phone calls any more? But it's worth it. Ask about the styles they offer, the environment (dim lighting will help you relax) and the therapists they've got on their books.
... and tell them what you want when you're there
Yes, they're professionals and they know what they're doing, but they'll prefer for you to speak up at the time rather than never go back. If you're after some seriously deep tissue work and they're stroking you lightly, don't be afraid to tell them to go harder.
Match your mood
Do a little salon stalking to find your perfect location. Take a look through images of the venue and their treatment rooms to see which suits your vibe. From calming tranquility, to cool and contemporary, find a salon that meets your idea of luxury.
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