** 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 9:00am – 8:00pm
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. Great for relieving tension and stress to leave you completely relaxed. Can be tailored to your specific requirements.

  • Deep Tissue massage. An energising massage to help relieve tight muscles due to over exertion, repetitive movement, or even a hard day in the garden or at the office.

  • Head, Neck and Shoulders. A seated massage, this aims to rid you of those hard to reach knots in your neck, shoulders and face, which can lead to tension headaches and stress.

  • Legs and Feet. Focusing on pressure points in the legs and feet, this massage is great for improving circulation in your lower limbs. It’s a surprisingly feel-good massage.

  • Pregnancy massage – Pre-natal. Pre-natal massage can help you and your baby become less stressed after your pregnancy’s first semester. Helps you to connect with your unborn child.

  • Pregnancy massage – Post-natal. Massage is fantastic for helping to restore your body to its pre-pregnancy state, re-energising you, balancing your hormones and aligning the spine.

  • Holistic facial. This is a luxurious facial treatment, cleanse, tone and face mask which helps improve the condition of the skin tone and texture through massage movements that are designed to give you smooth radiant skin, increase the sense of well-being and relief of headaches. A neck and shoulder massage is also added with this treatment.
  • 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.
  • Hawaiian Lomi Lomi (style). 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.
  • Reflexology. Reflexology is the application of pressure to specific points on the feet. These 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. An ancient therapy that has been practiced in India for thousands of years, Indian Head massage is part of the Hindu health care practice of Ayurveda. It focuses on head, neck and shoulders and was originally used to improve scalp and hair condition. It leaves the recipient in a deep state of relaxation.

  • Warm bamboo massage. This treatment is a new way to relax tight muscles, release stress, tension and improve performance. Heated bamboo sticks are used to roll and knead tissue to create an extreme sensation 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


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£25 for 30 mins.
All other massages

£40 for 60 mins.
All other massages

£60 for 90 mins.
All other massages

£35 for 45 mins.
Reflexology / Indian Head Massage

£40 for 60 mins.
Holistic facial

£40 for 60 mins.

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

£30 for 30 mins.
£45 for 60 mins.
£65 for 90 mins.
Warm Bamboo / Pregnancy Massage

£60 for 90 mins.

Charka massage
£70 for 90 mins.

Charka & Lomi 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