Walk in, sit down, chill out.
Relax Soho provide energetic massages in special chairs while you keep your clothes on - a great way to get those knots out of your shoulders if you simply don't have the time to enjoy the whole rigmarole of a full swedish.
Thinking about it, if you don't have time for a full on swedish massage, then you probably need all the help you can get. I've been here loads.
Chair Massage prices (at 2010) from £12 to £45
Relax is a cross between a quick pick me up place you see in shopping malls and a more serious beauty salon
It's located on busy Brewer Street and their big shop windows are designed to catch the eye and draw passing trade in for a chair massage. I can't think of many things less relaxing than being gawped at by passing strangers as you have your chair massage but there's usually a bit of a queue of customers waiting, so I guess that it works
They also offer more mainstream beauty treatments such as full body massage, facials and waxing, which I presume takes place somewhere more private!
The prices are on the high side and my Chinese Thrift Gene will only allow me to award them 3 stars on this basis
Brilliant chair massages ranging in duration from 12 minutes to 30. The massages are clothed so needn't cause embarrassment.
You can get hour long massages with oils etc. upstairs if you prefer.
They currently have a 4 massages for the price of 3 offer (which I've taken advantage of!) - great!!
Sometimes in this busy world we all need to calm down or take time to look after ourselves and this drop-in massage place in Soho has worked wonders for me on many an occasion.
Offering a range of massages I've only ever gone for the bizarre chair massage. Who cares if passers-by can see you as one of the higly trained masseurs digs their fingers in, the results are amazing. You can pay for a 12 minute session up to 30 minutes in the chair with prices matchin the duration of time spent. Oh and just so you know you are fully cloathed for these so even the shyest amongst you shouldn't mind.
The venue also offers many other massages none of which i've tried but which are done in private on another level, all of them legit as well, in case you were wondering.
When I go to get a massage it is usually because I am in pain. I get a massage for medical reasons to help my muscles release, I want to see results after a massage. What I do not want is to have somebody rub me for 10 minutes and then expect money. I suppose if you are heavily stressed and feel like being stroked would calm you down then try it out. If you are in pain seek out a different more specialised facility. I have no idea why a massage spa sells flowers, but it just seems a bit cheesy to me. I had a buy one get one free special and I was so disappointed I didn't even bother going back for my free "massage". There are several modalities to choose from but I think a warm bubble bath and a glass of wine could do just as much good as these massages.
Okay, let's make this clear, this place isn't for those who have genuine injuries and need a sports masseur or physio. It is aimed at those of us who may have picked up bits of tension living the London life. I'm 6'4'' and sometimes when I've been working lots and can feel tension in my neck and shoulders i pop down here, insist that they don't go lightly and for twenty minutes i zone out. Of course there are more treatments than just the chair massages available and if you are injured they will advise against a massage as it's about relaxing not curing. anyway, i think this place is great as every now and again you need to take time to do things for yourself and this is a quick, convenient indulgence which can leave you walking taller and feeling less uptight so yeah for Relax!
This is a perfect little haven right in the middle of busy Soho. It's next to Fresh and Wild, which in itself gives it a big tick, because you can go and top up on smoothies (and chocolate brownies) afterwards! :) The name speaks a thousand words - you can just walk in off the street and have a really good relaxing massage. It's in a chair, but the massages are really good - short, firm, and very effective! What more could you want? You can drink lovely herbal tea before or after, whilst chilling out in the aroma of incense that completely relaxes you and helps you drift away from the madness outside. They also sell beautiful flowers here which I have been known to pick up on the odd occasion for birthdays and stuff, as well as cards and gift vouchers. Wonderful little place..
You cannot beat the massages here, I always go for the non-chair massages upstairs (not dodgy even if it is in Soho) and they are fantastic. If I had to criticise one aspect it's that I'm so floaty and relaxed when I come out of my massage that it's a bit of a shock to the system to find yourself near the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street.
Thank you guys. You people have led me to this place. I had a deep tissue massage and it was wonderful and I really enjoyed it. The staffs are friendly too. The masseusse I had was professional and communicated very well. It's worth returning for another relieving massage. One thing, I learnt that I could listen to loud talks from the people on the street from the rooms facing the street. So I figure out that the rooms which do not face the street must be much quieter.
Its detox time for me so I went here for a deep tissue massage yesterday. Fabulous and reasonably priced.
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