Described as the ‘Uber of Massage’, Urban Massage is an on-demand mobile massage service connecting you with quality and professional therapists that deliver treatments to your home, hotel or office. It is revolutionising the world of on-demand massage therapy by seamlessly connecting the public with elite, fully qualified and insured therapists online. This is fast becoming London’s go-to-place for a professional, consistent and trusted massage – in urban areas, all-over. Unwind anywhere in the city within the hour!
We gave our beauty editor Scarlett the oh-so-difficult job of testing the Urban Massage booking service and massage skills….
“Everyone loves a massage, especially makeup artists like myself who are constantly hunched over and bending into small spaces and awkward positions to get the job done, so I was thrilled to be sent to try Urban Massage. Booking the massage is super simple! You can book directly online or via your smart phone using the Urban Massage App that you can download. All you have to do is,
- Enter your postcode
- Select the date and time, your treatment and therapist
- Provide your payment information – and you’re done!
This service is great for freelancers or people with really busy schedules who never know when they may get a free hour. I booked my massage 11pm the night before as my job cancelled for the following day, but they say you can book within only an hours notice and your therapist will arrive! I chose Emslie, a female therapist of similar age to myself who has 10 years experience but you’ll have trouble picking which therapist you want as all of their credentials are impressive. Urban Massage recruiters handpick, screen and certify each therapist in-person and they must pass numerous reference checks and a rigorous training programme. In addition, all therapists are fully insured and frequently checked for quality. Within 12 hours of booking, she was in my house setting up a massage table for my treatment.
The one thing I must note is that you need to find a suitable place for the massage table to go as it is rather large (think a fully grown 6ft something man laid horizontally) so keep this in mind when choosing your location.
The massage itself was exactly as you would expect from a top spa. Relaxing music, beautifully scented oils and I haven’t even had to leave the house. I chosen the Urban Classic massage which is a traditional Swedish style treatment but there are many others to try, including the unusual Thai Yoga massage where you adopt yoga positions whilst your therapist massages specific areas to release tension and the Pregnancy massage for newly expectant mums!
The whole process of Urban Massage couldn’t be simpler; from booking to massage, every aspect is clear, simple and completely relaxing, as a massage should be. Ill definitely be booking a therapist again and maybe even try one of the more adventurous massage treatments!”
Urban Massage operates in London and Bristol in the UK from £65 for 60 minutes.