** Important: If you experience any COVID 19 symptoms before or after your treatment please inform me as soon as possible **


As a fully insured member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, Melissa has been a professional masseuse since 2015.
With a background in fitness and wellbeing, she fully believes in the therapeutic power of massage. She has even been told that she has “healing hands”. Melissa offers a range of bespoke massages, as listed on her treatment page. Her young and vibrant personality will make all customers feel at ease, whether experienced or completely new to massage. Melissa looks forward to welcoming you to Drift Away.

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Opening Times
Monday 10:30am – 8.00pm
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday 9:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday 10:30am – 8:00pm

Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday – Closed

Later or earlier times please call.

Please call Melissa Crooks
[email protected]

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  • Swedish massage. The classic relaxation massage! This massage is great for relieving tension and stress. You will leave feeling completely relaxed and distressed, this massage can also be tailored to you specific requirements.

  • Deep Tissue massage. An energising massage! This massage technique will help treat strains, tension build up and pains from over exertion, repetitive or stress. its involves deep pressure using slow, dep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues.

  • Head, Neck and Shoulders. This treatment is a deep style massage that concentrates on the head, neck and upper back. These techniques will reduce stress and release tension. A head massage will help to stimulate nerves and blood vessels to improve blood flow around the body.

  • Legs and Feet. This massage focuses on pressure points feet, and a lymphatic drainage massage on the legs. This massage is great for improving circulation in your lower limbs and lighten the load of the legs. It’s a surprisingly feel-good massage.

  • Pregnancy massage – Pre-natal. This massage can help mums to ease away headaches, oedema, musculoskeletal and tension after their first semester.Massage during pregnancy can empower and help you connect with your unborn child, a relaxed mum leads to a relaxed baby.

  • Pregnancy massage – Post-natal. A full body massage for mother’s after 12 weeks after giving birth. This treatment will help restore your body to pre-pregnacy state, re-energise and lign spin leaving you feeling happy and chilled.

  • Express facial. This is a luxurious facial treatment – cleanse, tone the face then apply natural skin cream and massage through face. Pressure points to release with facial pressure point massage and lymphatic drainage massage to eliminate toxins, leaving your face looking clearer and more radiant.
  • One hour facial with mask. This is a luxurious facial treatment- cleanse, tone and then apply Hydro Jelly face mask, leave for 20 mins during this time a foot massage or a head, neck & shoulder massage can be added to help ease off tension. After 20 mins the mask is removed and a 30 mins holistic facial using a natural cream with face using rollers, mini cups / hands. This treatment is designed to give you smooth radiant skin and increase the sense of well-being.
  • Thai massage. Think of it like effortless yoga – you feel all of the benefits without lifting a finger! This is a time-tested bodywork tradition and a great way to relieve stress, increase blood circulation whilst promoting deep relaxation, alignment and wellbeing. Thai massage works on acupressure points and energy lines. One-to-one sessions are with Holly. Her sessions are tailored to the individual needs, working together, using traditional practices, to invite more balance and harmony to your life. Wearing comfortable clothes, the body is stretched and the muscles are massaged. Please note: at the moment this treatment is offered to females only.
  • Lomi lomi. Lomi Lomi massage is based on ‘loving touch.’ Lomi Lomi practitioners believe that by directing all of their love to a client that both physical and emotional blockages can be released. This massage is all about long flowing strokes, using the forearms and hands over the entire body. It is said to be one of the most relaxing massages of all.This helps the client to relax as the brain can’t focus on two different area in isolation, deep sense of stability and peace is achieved
  • Reflexology. Reflexology is a type of massage that involves applying different amounts of pressure to the feet. Theses reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and it’s believed that pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and person’s general health and wellbeing.

  • Indian Head massage. This treatment is a deep massage using a variety of pressure and techniques, including circular massage strokes on your scalp, deep tissue work on your shoulder, and stretching the neck. pressure point on the scalp and face with help release tension. You will feel totally relaxed, mind and body.

  • Warm bamboo massage. This treatment is a new way to relax tight muscles, release stress and tension and improve performance. Heated Bamboo Sticks promotes circulation, sensory nerve perception, lymphatic drainage and provide a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.
  • Reiki. This is a widely popular and well-known form of energy healing which originated in Japan. The session involves me channelling “life force energy” through you. This treatment promotes relaxation, stress reduction and rebalances, re-energises, detoxifies and brings a feeling of letting go of anything that no longer serves you. This treatment is carried out fully clothed, so just lay on the couch and receive! No two sessions are the same, but I guarantee you will always leave feeling ‘Zen’!

  • Chakra Massage. A choice between Deep Tissue, Sweedish or Lomi Lomi style massage combined with a Chakra clense to re-energise the Chakras and restore balance

  • CBD Massage. You can add CBD massage balm to any standard massage. The ingredients of the CBD balm is comfrey infused sunflower oil, coconut oil, candelilla wax with lavender, rosemary and ginger. This is a much deeper sensation for sore muscles and pain relief.


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£35 for 45 mins.
All other massages

£44 for 60 mins.
All other massages

£64 for 90 mins.
All other massages

£35 for 45 mins.
Reflexology / Indian Head Massage

£40 for 60 mins.
Reiki / Holistic facial

£50 for 60 mins.
£70 for 90 mins.
Hawaiian Lomi Style / Thai  Massage

£65 for 90 mins.

Charka massage

£70 for 90 mins.

Charka / Lomi massage

£34 for 30 mins.
£49 for 60 mins.
£69 for 90 mins.
Warm Bamboo / Pregnancy / CBD Massage

Please note: a 50% fee will be applied to any bookings cancelled with less than 24 hours notice

** Important: If you have booked a treatment and concerned you may have contracted COVID-19, or have recently received a positive test result, please contact me ASAP **

  • We accept cash, card, PayPal and gift vouchers.
  • Discounts for NHS workers and students
  • Loyalty scheme – 5th booking 20% off
  • Block bookings – Buy 4 treatments, get 1 free.


Melissa was great and took the time to understand why we were there and any special attention that was needed, and actually attended to the problem area.

Highly recommended massage experience. Melissa was very professional and pleasant. I had for the first time a Reflexology treatment and I got surprised how relaxing was. My partner had a Deep Tissue Massage, he truly enjoyed it and relieved his pain. We will be back for sure!


Melissa was really friendly and welcoming, she went through a consultation wit me first to get an understanding of the areas which has knots them and which areas to concentrate on. The massage was very relaxing and helped ease the muscular pain and strain I have been feeling for while. It was only a 30 minute session but my back and shoulders especially were feeling so much better and I could get a restful nights sleep for once. Thank you Melissa 🙂


A lovely and inviting masseuse, who makes sure you’re getting exactly what you need, that you feel comfortable and the massage felt great. Being able to book last minute was a huge bonus!

I loved the Indian head and pregnancy massage I’ve received from Mel! So amazing she’s replacing my usual massage lady! Highly recommended 5 star
Sarah E

I saw Mel yesterday for a massage. I suffer with a very stiff back, but after an hour with Mel it feels so much better. I went for deep tissue and she definitely has the strength to get those knots out. I feel amazing today and will certainly be back soon. Thank you so much!!!

Ian A

I have had the pleasure of having two treatments from Mel, and have enjoyed it. As a sufferer of whiplash on my shoulder, neck and back I have found Mel has helped ease the pain and pressure in my neck as well as improve my back. Her massages are a great relaxing experience and her happy attitude is infection that you end up leaving her feeling uplifted. I would definitely recommend her and have actually bought treatment vouchers for my friends as well.

Cheryl G