Tucked away in the back streets of Hackney is London’s newest unique urban retreat space, MASAJ. As you walk into this contemporary shipping-container style development with a beautiful inner-city garden, your mind will drift away from the hustle and bustle of East London and into the tranquillity of MASAJ’s cosy treatment rooms, aesthetically designed with sustainability in mind. MASAJ’s five signature bodywork treatments have a unique style, drawing on Thai, Ayurvedic, Stretch and Sports massage techniques. MASAJ offers Nº 1 which is for total relaxation, targetting on any particular area in need of some TLC or go for the full body. Nº 2, which focuses on releasing chronic tension, this full body deep tissue treatment loosens muscle fibres and improves circulation. Nº 3 is a very restorative treatment helping to ease stiffness. A deep tissue massage for your neck and shoulders, head, hands or feet to manipulate and alleviate tension in those commonly overworked muscle groups. Nº 4 is for sport lovers, a recuperating massage on a problem area or a head-to-toe MOT for those who like to push their bodies to the limit. Nº 5 is specifically designed for pre/post-natal ladies. A self-care session with full body or focused muscle work, helping with the stresses and strains of carrying a little growing human. MASAJ’s ethos ‘come as you are’ means each treatment is uniquely bespoke to each client depending on their body and what they desire to get out of the treatment. Inhale the beautiful aromas of MASAJ’s hand-crafted natural oil blends, which you get to select to use during your treatment. With a huge focus on being environmentally conscious, MASAJ is paving the way for sustainable beauty by using all natural and organic skincare alongside eco-friendly lifestyle products. MASAJ is a modern twist on a traditional “massage parlour” and is definitely one to check out. Celebrating and embracing the nuances and complexities of each body, this beautifully designed space is the perfect place to treat yourself to some well deserved R&R.