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If you want a perfect massage you need to find a perfect spot for your massage, right? In London, there is a pool of massage salons that you can choose from, but are all salons equal to each other? Of course not. That’s why we want to share some ideas and thoughts to help you choose the right massage salon for you. The industry of wellbeing and wellness is booming and when something is growing, professionalism, unfortunately, goes out of the window due to lack of quality and market demands.
In our guide today we will share with you how you can find a perfect treatment while not breaking the bank. We believe that taking care of ourselves should be a priority and it should be affordable for everyone.
What most people assume is that all massages are different and all massages have a similar outcome, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Different massages have different outcomes; for example, if you have back pain you need to choose a different massage. If you want a relaxing massage after work you need to choose a relaxing massage. To understand if your therapist/salon understands on a deeper level what kind of massage is good for you, you need to ask them questions; ‘What is the difference between a Relaxing Massage and Lymphatic Drainage Massage?’ If your therapist is qualified and truly understands massage they will be able to answer this question.
2. Don’t buy the most expensive or the cheapest treatment
There is a saying, ‘You get what you pay for’. If you want to save on something, don’t save it on your wellbeing and health. Save it on dinners out or your uber rides. Don’t choose the cheapest salon in your area and definitely don’t choose the most expensive salon. We’ve had clients come to our massage salon and tell us they’ve been to the most luxurious massage place in England and paid triple what they paid at Siam Body & Soul and the quality wasn’t there. Andrew, our MD, knows first hand as he used to work at luxury resorts and hotels doing massages. Expensive doesn’t equal quality – we all know that, but sometimes we get seduced by great brands. Choose a massage salon that is in the middle, not very expensive and not very cheap.
3. Check some reviews
This goes without saying, in a world where people review their toasters of course every salon has a review. Every single person on planet earth has an opinion, not all reviews are equal because different people have different expectations. What we recommend is that you check out some reviews and see some patterns. For example, if there are 20 reviews and 15 of them are five-star reviews with genuine people praising the salon then it’s a green light, the rest (5) negative might be people that had different expectations or just hating, you know, there are plenty of those unfortunately in this world.
4. Check their website and social media
People that run a business and are professionals will most probably invest in a good website, and in great social media. If you see a salon that has dodgy pictures and an old website that is outdated, they most probably are not the right salon for you. But having said that, you probably knew that already and made your mind up within the first ten seconds. But just make sure to check their presence in general. People that are not passionate about what they do, will usually not invest in a good web and social presence.
5. What therapists work there?
Ask where your potential therapist was trained and what is his/her qualification. People that are professionals always have some sort of qualifications, attend conferences, speak at conferences (in their industry) they have some sort of involvement. At least they are learning something about the industry. So, ask a simple question where your therapists were trained, and you will get the full picture.
6. Are Thai people better at massage?
There is a misconception about Thai People doing massage right? We’ve been told Thai people are very good at massage. Is it true though? Well here’s what Andrew W our Managing Director has to say about this myth; What does he have to say?
7. Consultation Forms
This is a very easy thing to check. Every professional massage salon needs to have a consultation form to check what pains you might have. This is a health and safety requirement, it shows professionalism and how much the massage salon cares about your wellbeing. The reason why your therapist needs to know if you have any back pain or any pain is so he/she knows what not to do with your muscles. If you go to a massage salon and they don’t have a consultation form; run and never go back because most probably your muscles might be twisted or even worse you might leave the massage with a bigger problem than before.
There you have it. Now you can ask the above questions before you book your next massage and understand more about massage salons. We believe it’s important that we ask smart questions before we buy and we believe that questions make us look smarter and wiser. If you have any questions in regards to massages and wellbeing please do get in touch with us via email, phone, comment below or reach out to us on Instagram.
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At Siam Body & Soul we believe we have to prioritise our wellbeing. When we take care of ourselves, we are happier, we help people, we love people, and share our energy with the world.