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Blue Frog Therapies with Ben Taylor as owner and practitioner. His objective was to create nourishing, restorative and deeply valuable treatments that focus on the whole person.

The story began during Bens’ adventures.   Whether it was during his practice of Chi Kung in a peace resort in New Zealand, his experience of living in the Caribbean, volunteering in Africa, in retreat in temples in Asia, train-hopping across the USA or meditating on the beaches of Australia, Ben encouraged his own mindfulness, observed and immersed himself into culture and absorbed and composed what he considered to be most important to health and well-being. Ben followed Buddhism for five years as a member of the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order, has been a carnivore, vegan and vegetarian at times and continues to meditate daily, retreat yearly and adventure when he can.

You will find Blue Frog Therapies in the Breathe treatment rooms at Millers yard.  Nestled in the middle of York, yet hidden from the city-centre bustle, it’s a sanctuary during the day, evenings, and weekends. With Ben’s more than 10 years’ experience, you can be assured and confident of your comfort.

A carefully warmed room and oils.   A thick fleece layer under brushed cotton sheets.   Time to consider and to tailor your session.  With your comfort assured and Bens attentive and mindful nature you can be confident you will be taken care of.  Complement your session as you wish, making a massage more relaxing or concentrate on aches and knots.  Make your meditation calmer or more focused. Draw attention where it is needed.                  

  • You personal form
  • Treatment room with Ben
  • Calabash and tea for you
  • Basalt hot and cold stones
  • Holistic and meditation therapies

There is ample parking close at hand and Millers yard has a cafe, dance studio and meeting rooms.

Choose a treatment, combine different therapies together or keep an open mind as Ben will offer you time before the session begins to discuss and consider all your options.  This will not reduce your treatment time.

There’s more on Ben below….


Oh. My. God. This was the best massage experience I have ever had! I ran a marathon 2 days ago and was in so much pain, felt tense in my shoulders, lower back and thighs. Ben did a fantastic job of making me feel immediately relaxed, comfortable, extremely attentive. I received a comprehensive, thorough and overall enigmatic treatment which made me feel on top of the world. Then recieved a beautiful cup of caramel rooibos tea to walk home with in a total daze. Fully recommend!!
First time for Hot Stones and wow, Ben talked me through the process and customised it for me and my aches and pains. Then quick change and you are in a warm relaxed state feeling of bliss, so lovely the heat from the Stones soaking into your aching muscles, Thank you for a Wonderful Birthday gift Guy your turn next and Thank you Ben it's the best I have felt in a very long time.
Everything about the hour was perfect. I asked for back, neck and shoulders and lower back. I got all that plus a head massage that left me wanting more and some energy work. I would definitely recommend Ben to anyone as he tailors the session to your needs unlike a lot of others out there.
I have experienced many massages before but this one really does put the the others to shame, out of this world.
I really enjoyed this experience. A great way to relax after a tough few weeks and I'll happily go back again in the future, even if it's for a relaxation treat then to resolve back issues. I was able to tailor the treatment according to my needs. My mood had been quite low and I felt very stressed in the days before - afterwards I felt like a literal weight had been lifted.

“I regard myself as a mindful, considerate and capable practitioner, using my experiences of training and my travels around the world to create therapies and sessions individually tailored to ensure the most can be offered to each person, each visit.

I am dedicated to, and sincerely aim to help through the treatments I offer. As a professional therapist, member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, daily meditator and keen observer, I offer my time generously and deliberately so that each session ensures your comfort and confidence and will not take time from your therapy. I focus on individual care with a holistic approach to health.”

Ben is from York and is a qualified, insured and experienced therapeutic massage therapist.  His first professional training, in 2007, was after lifelong experience of holistic and complementary therapies.  He studied hot stone therapy in New Zealand where he also practiced Chi Kung and was trained in the ‘rejuvenation’ therapy.  After further training Ben became self employed as a massage and holistic therapist in 2010 creating Blue Frog therapies in 2012.  He is a qualified Reiki practitioner, has certificates in Indian head massage, seated massage and has been meditating for 15 years.  He learned meditation throughout his travels around the world from different faiths, cultures and agendas.  Ben uses his experience to work with both the physical body to release tension and stress, and the non physical body for balance and integration of relaxation and mindfulness into everyday life.

In 2017 he received a diploma in sports massage therapy as part of his continuing professional development.

Since 2016 Blue frog therapies with Ben as practitioner has won multiple independent and reputable awards including the Luxury Travel Guide’s 2018 spa and wellness award as ‘Uk Urban Massage Salon of the year’.

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