Posts from the ‘Massage’ Category

Massage … an extraordinary gift

Have you been knotty?

Ask for some well-deserved pampering this Christmas.

You deserve some pampering this Christmas.

Ask Santa for a Massage gift voucher in your stocking this year!

And if you’re looking for something different for your Christmas presents, why not offer  your loved ones the gift of relaxation.

Who wouldn’t be happy with an hour or more of blissful pampering?

Gift vouchers available for a 40, 60 or 90 minute massage.

Image by Genuine Massage& Spa, Minneapolis

Image by Genuine Massage& Spa, Minneapolis

Book your gift voucher now to avoid disappointment.

For your gift vouchers or for a home massage appointment in and around the Mérignac and Pessac area (near Bordeaux, France), call:


Take a massage course “à deux”

If you fancy taking up a new hobby why not consider a massage course – but not alone. Book one for you AND your partner.

According to new research from Northumbria University, couples who took part in a three-week basic course not only reduced stress and improved their well-being, but also felt more satisfied with their relationship.

It backs up previous studies that regular massage from a loved one can reduce symptoms of depression, too.

If you live in the UK, check out

If you are in and around Bordeaux, contact me for courses with you and your significant other, all in the comfort of your own home (by the way, you can learn the basics in a few hours, you don’t need three weeks, like above!).

The ultimate pamper experience in the comfort of your home

Let Just Massage teach you how to massage








PS I tried once to book my hubby on a back massage course with my Tuina teacher here in Bordeaux but he refused to go saying it didn’t interest him! He didn’t seem to realize my (OK, selfish) motive for wanting him to do it was so he could give ME a massage at the end of a busy day for a change!!

Now I have the research results, I may try again…My mistake was to try and send him off on his own, whereas I should have booked us both in!

Source: Good Housekeeping magazine September 2017

Robots to replace massage therapists?

Oh no!

Apparently even massage therapists can be replaced by robots.

Check out this article which details how a robot has been developed in Singapore for use in a Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic.

The robot even has a name – Emma, short for Expert Manipulative Massage Automation!

Personally I prefer the human contact, but the future will tell…

Release tension in your muscles

Do you have specific problem areas?

I have terribly tight muscles in my neck and shoulders.

Not good for a massage therapist, huh?

But I do practise self-massage and try to do regular movements to release the tension.

If you have the same problem here are some suggestions for a tight neck and shoulders (to be done REGULARLY, it goes without saying).

With the tip of one shoulder, make the biggest, smoothest circle you can. Do this a couple of times then put the opposite hand on that shoulder, push down gently on the shoulder and make a few more circles. This will take the dominance off the tightest muscles to disperse the pressure.

Lie down and let your head fall from one side to the other. This is a very simple mobilisation technique but it recognises that the muscles in your neck will never fully relax when you’re standing or sitting. A good one to do in bed in the morning or at night (minus your pillows of course).

For even more relaxation of your knotty muscles, why not try an Indian Head massage with Just Massage which targets the upper body, neck and scalp. Perfect for stress relief.

Improve your skin’s appearance

Massage is an effective way to improve your skin’s appearance, as it increases blood circulation which in turn aids collagen production. Use a commercial facial oil, make your own (try these ideas), or just use some olive or sunflower oil from the kitchen cupboard.

Put a few drops of oil into your palms and rub together (this warms the oil).

Press your hands onto your forehead and work down to your neck and chest.

Now sweep your palms from the centre of your face outwards to the ears and massage your ears (they have reflexology points like your feet and hands!).

Use your fingertips in circular movements to work around the face, feeling for the muscles (along the jawline is often a tense area) and pressure points (around the eye socket and along cheekbones, for example). A key area to relieve tension and aid sleep is above the brow; press your four fingers along the brow bone, hold for 3 seconds and release. Repeat six times.

Circle around your eyes 6 times using your ring fingers. Finish by pressing your index finger and thumb along your jaw, starting from the chin and finishing by your ears.

And if you’d rather someone else did it for you, just book a rejuvenating facial massage with Just Massage (there’s a special offer on all this month – 35€ for all one-hour massages), then curl up on your sofa and carry on relaxing (yes, we come out to YOU!).

Relax with a face massage

Just Massage provides blissful pampering and relaxation in the comfort of your own home (Mérignac and surrounding area).

July closure

Just Massage is closed from 8 July to 30 July 2017 inclusive.

Have a great summer and see you all in August!

Lake Monowai, Fiordland, New Zealand

Holiday closures – July

Just Massage will be closed from 8 July to 30 July 2017 inclusive.

That leaves you a whole week to book a last minute massage.

Choose from:

Tradtional Chinese Massage or Tui Na

Swedish massage

Stimulating pressure points

Indian Head massage

Hawaiian massage or Lomi Lomi

Hawaiian massage uses long, flowing strokes with the forearms

Rejuvenating Facial massage

Revitalizing Foot massage

A foot and leg massage relaxes the mind and body

Back massage

Head to feet massage

Walking on air (feet and legs)

Members only (legs and arms)


Available for 40, 60 or 90 minutes.

Just call for an appointment

Just Massage offers home massage in and around the Mérignac and Pessac area (near Bordeaux, France).