Relax – expert therapists have a new base for their popular treatments

April 24 2015

MASSAGE practitioners have come together to form a new centre of expertise, following the closure of Clifton's 22-year-old Relaxation Centre.

MASSAGE practitioners have come together to form a new centre of expertise, following the closure of Clifton's 22-year-old Relaxation Centre.

The centre's tenants, who were to be left without a venue after the sale of its premises, were approached by the owner of The Family Practice in Gloucester Road who suggested that they could use the Bishopston osteopathy for their work.

The new massage hub, called Relax, offers a wide range of therapeutic treatment, including holistic, Thai, aromatherapy, Indian head massage, shiatsu, reflexology, reiki, deep tissue, sports massage and pregnancy massage.

Relax will take over the entire practice clinic at the weekends, but some appointments will also be available in the week and during the evening.

Osteopath and owner of The Family Practice, Juliana Hounsfield, said: “When we heard that The Relaxation Centre was going to have to close, we knew that there would be a large number of highly skilled therapists left without a base to work from.

“We approached some of them to suggest forming a centre of massage expertise at our clinic on Gloucester Road – and as a result Relax was born.

“We are so pleased to be able to support them and enable people in Bristol to continue to benefit from their knowledge and experience. I think it'll be great for Gloucester Road.”

Steve Mallinson, a massage therapist from the Relaxation Centre, said: “The centre was a very well respected hub for therapeutic massage. Its closure, with no new premises identified, meant an uncertain future for all of us who worked from there, as well as our clients.

“We are delighted to be able to offer this new massage hub at The Family Practice, which will house around 10 massage practitioners, offering a range of massage therapies.”

For more information, visit: www.thefamilypractice.tv, or follow Relax's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/relaxinbristol.