Do you have a sore back from a stressful week at work...from a rough workout...or a big ol' pregnant belly weighing you down (ahem, me!)? Visit 4ForYou! 4ForYou visits my office once a month to provide chair massages to employees and after suffering for two days with a sore back, I decided to visit their spa.
As fellow Yelper FK mentioned, the lobby/entrance does not have a spa-like appearance (which is the only reason for 4 star instead of 5) but the massages are to die for. The massage rooms smell like yummy oils and are lit with candles. 4ForYou has a special maternity massage table with holes for growing bosoms and bellies, so pregnant chickies like me can get an actual back massage for a full hour. The prices are extremely reasonable (for office visits and spa visits). My sore back is a thing of the past thanks to my massage, but I'll certainly be heading back for another relaxing massage within the next few weeks!
Three stars is A-OK (according to Yelp), and that's exactly what my experience was.
Booked an appointment for a 90 minute massage a few days in advance. The receptionist said she would text back a confirmation, which she didn't... not a big deal. Besides that, the staff we're friendly.
The place itself is fairly small and cramped -- it's no spa, but for the price you shouldn't be expecting lots of great amenities. The massage itself was nice, fairly average, no complaints.
This isn't the sort of place to go for a relaxing spa day, but if you're just looking for a nice relaxing massage at a great place, it's definitely worth a visit.
Oh, I hate giving them two stars, because they're really, really, really nice. If it weren't for this one point (which I'll write below), I'd probably give them at least four stars.
The one point is this, which I hope they'll be able to rectify in the future: They forgot to ask me if I had any injuries. It's also my fault for not speaking up when they didn't ask, but from previous experiences of having deep tissue massages, a good masseuse would ask if her client has any injuries to avoid. I did have an injury on my left foot, but they didn't asked and since I only requested them to focus on my back, I didn't expect my foot to be worked on. The masseuse I had was brilliant on my back and thighs, but when it got to my foot--and this is me being stupid for not telling her to stop--she kneaded it in such a way that it exacerbated my injury. She didn't knead it for long, but it was enough to worsen my injury.
Again, I really want to give them more stars because they're very courteous, and my partner and I arrived late and they still took their time with us (my partner gave them a 16% tip afterward). However, because of the slip of not asking about my injury, my healing process has been set back for a while and it's currently inconvenient for me to walk.
That being said, my partner who has no injuries really enjoyed his massage and would probably give them four or five stars.
Right, so I'll admit that the name of this venue sounds slightly dodgy. Especially since they're advertising a "four hand" massage. So, I went into my experience with a little bit of trepidation and some faith in the stellar reviews that 4ForYou had received on tripadvisor.
However, the experience itself was actually really great! First off, the service is great -- booking an appointment was a breeze, and the receptionist even remembered my name when I called back to change the time of my appointment (I suspect that this is because the number that you call is a mobile number). Secondly, they've got a great venue that's pretty zen in its atmosphere and fairly centrally located -- but they can also do massages for you at your home. And finally, the massage was awesome -- great pressure, great technique, and an all-around relaxing experience. She really took her time, which I appreciated, since a few of the other places I've been to in London shove me out the door 45 minutes in, despite my having paid for a full hour!
And it's inexpensive, too. Only £50 for an hour of deep tissue/swedish massage!
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4ForYou - Professional Massage Therapists
07949 733 177
We are a team of talented and experienced massage therapists, confident that we can give you the best massage you've ever had as we hold strong qualification with physiotherapy background.
We believe in the service that is all about you and that is why we are dedicating you a tailor made treatments which will lift your spirits. Our concept leads towards building strong relationship with you based on trust and experience of excelled massage. Holding pride in what we do allows us to focus on you as an individual and each time makes you feel treated and special so you can experience a massage therapy with difference!
We know that in this era of hectic lifestyles, a good massage is a must which is why our service targets all hardworking Londoners focusing on specific needs of females, males and couples.
Enjoy a professional experience of Urban Spa which will leave you ready for life's challenges.
I've studied Physiotherapy for 5 years and I've completed nr of related courses.
Massage therapy is my real passion and I've been training my therapists over the years to achieve perfection. Please visit us and let me share your experience to help develop our service.
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Dear Madam and Sir,
We are a team of talented, educated to the MSc degree in Physiotherapy and experienced Therapists, confident that we can give you the best professional massage therapy you've ever had...!
Our skilled team covers all sorts of massages from Anti cellulite massage with Organic Honey, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy to Swedish Massage with Deep Tissue Therapy.
If you are seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life or would simply like to treat yourself to a pampering experience, try one of our tailor-made treatments.
Our background lays in physiotherapy and we also specialise in relieving any muscle pains and fatigue.
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