Moments from the insania of Oxford Street is an oasis of calm. Dismiss the dodgy connotations associated with the words ‘Thai Massage’ and follow the signage down into a little haven where Spa & Massage offer reasonably priced massages and reflexology all day, every day. A massage is never something I actually make time for, but this is the perfect tonic for the time-strapped Londoner as these folks are ready to give you a rub down whenever you drop in, right up until 11pm at night. Choose your time and your massage style (thai, swedish, deep-tissue, reflexology, sports or a mix) and get ready to relax. I was a reflexology virgin so was encouraged to try it out. My therapist was knowledgable, strong and friendly, telling me all about my bodily ailments just from rubbing my feet. Amazing. If you aren’t based in the West End, they also have spas in Earls Court, Bayswater, Camden and Belsize Park, open seven days a week. And if you spend over £60, you get a fiver off your next visit. Sonya Barber
For info, see spaandmassage.co.uk.