The powerhouse of the Midlands, Birmingham is Britain's second-largest city, in size and population as well as in economic strength. The city played a key role in the Industrial Revolution, and in recent years it has transformed itself into a thriving service economy. Indeed, there is plenty for everyone to do here, but for those looking for a relaxing escape from the buzz of big city life - whether it's to heal a sports or work injury or just for a general feeling of well-being - there are plenty of Birmingham massage therapists to discover. Check out the many great deals on Groupon and save money on a massage in Birmingham.

Massage for rest and relaxation

For those in search of a relaxing, therapeutic massage, Birmingham offers plenty of choice. Since 2006, Jane Hobbs of the Therapy Hub on Clarendon Road, Edgbaston, has been offering clients a range of different massage treatments to suit various budgets. These include Indian head massage, hot stone massage, a back, neck and shoulder treatment, or a tailor-made holistic massage. For an all-round pampering session, the experienced staff at Luxury Spot Salon on Station Road, Wythall, provide customers with a wide variety of different services, including hairdressing, facials, beauty and nails and a range of different massage techniques.

Massage as a way of healing

Sports and remedial massage is a collection of techniques whereby the body's soft tissues are massaged and stretched, aiding the relief of not just sports-related injuries, but also post-operative recovery and chronic muscular conditions. Based in Sutton Coldfield, LiveWell Health offer a mobile sports massage and injury therapy service for a whole range of clients across the West Midlands. Working out of The Big Peg in the heart of Birmingham's now rejuvenated Jewellery Quarter is Anjali Mukerji. Highly trained in a range of both conventional and alternative therapies, Anjali uses a combination of the two and has clients across the West Midlands and beyond. When seeking a massage to help deal with injury recovery or prevention you should ensure you visit a licensed professional and you view the ISRM directory of qualified practitioners here.

Massage from the Far East in the West Midlands

Almost everyone who has been to Thailand would agree that few things beat the simultaneously relaxing and rejuvenating effect that a good, authentic Thai massage has on the mind and body. Combining both energetic and physical aspects, it works from the feet upwards, clearing the body's energy lines of blockages. For Thai massage Birmingham has a few options including Sabai Thai Massage, based in the city centre, near Victoria Square offer a diverse range of services such as a four hand massage or a hot oil fully body massage. You can also find excellent massage services at Nuad Thai. Located in the Wing Yip Business Centre, just north of central Birmingham, this parlour offers authentic Thai massage in a traditional setting. Both practices cater to a range of clients and are qualified both in Thailand and the UK.

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