Ensuring your confidence in the new normal

Important information for your visit (Updated 8th August):

It is now mandatory to wear a mask/ face covering during your visit. Please bring and wear one when you enter. One will be provided if you do not have one with you.

Arriving:  Please arrive as close to your start time as possible. We advise you bring your own drink, however, water and single use cups are available. Please bring as little belongings with as you are able.

There is a sanitiser you must use in the entranceway when you arrive and in each treatment room. Take a seat on the bench or wait in the entranceway and your therapist will meet you. Your therapist will take your temperature with a contactless thermometer and check that your COVID-19 form answers are still accurate, before taking you in to the treatment room if it is safe to do so. 

People who are deemed at risk or vulnerable should not make a booking until it is deemed safe to do so by the government. Here is a link to the NHS guidelines. This includes the over 70’s, pregnant women and asthmatics as well as some other underlying health conditions.

Forms: There is an additional form to fill in online or when you arrive. This form is a safeguard for Covid-19 specifically. Your therapist will also fill out this form and you will receive a copy if you request one. 

Test and trace’: The NHS has begun an initiative which ensures communication to anyone who has been in ‘close contact’ with someone who has received a positive test result for COVID-19 so that they can take necessary measures for all of our protection.

PPE: Your therapist will wear face protection during your treatment and a mask will be provided should you not have one and must be worn at all times.

Social distancing: Measures have been taken to minimise contact between clients including staggered start times for sessions with different therapists. Seating has been arranged to allow the required space and we are grateful for your considerate social distancing of 1m+ while wearing face masks/protection and while in the centre.

After your treatment: Once you are ready to leave the treatment room and have sanitised your hands you are welcome to sit in the relaxation area for a few minutes before you leave- we look forward to offering you more comforts and time in the future.

Cleaning measures: There is added time between clients so you can be assured some time to yourself, but most importantly to allow for the complete cleaning of each treatment room, all surfaces, seating, toilet and areas throughout the centre to ensure your confidence and well being. Your therapist will change their uniform or wear a protective apron and change that between each client.

Cancellations: If you get in touch and cancel your session at any point before you arrive you will not be charged. If you arrive for a session and are deemed unfit by your therapist you will be charged.  

Vouchers no longer have an expiry.  Prepaid courses will continue to be valid as before. 

Introducing Sensory Relaxation therapy

Unless you have already tried it, we are sure you will never have experienced anything like it. It’s difficult to describe or share the sense of calm and peace from this session so we really do recommend it! Either as a stand alone non contact session or to finish a massage or other kind of therapy

Sensory Relaxation therapy is a unique session designed and implemented by Ben, drawing from his own experience of meditation, relaxation, retreats, holidays and memories.

The session is designed to allow each person to use their own experiences and recreate them in a private space to immerse your senses and access a deep state of relaxation.

Each session begins with a warmed sonic vibration session where minute and super speed vibrations from head to toe soothe you into a state of relaxation.  Once that finishes the immersion begins and takes you to your chosen place or into a specific healing environment.

These experiences are all unique to each person but with the inclusion of senses, the mind creates a strong link to sounds, smells and to places that when experienced recreate a deep sense of wellbeing……

Colours – temperature – sounds – smells – touch –  vibration.

Environments include but are not limited to:

Rain forest – Tropical beach – Deep in the ocean – Campfire at night – Waterfall garden

We have officially moved!

Thank you all for your kind and generous support. Blue Frog therapies is now officially moved to our fabulous new centre at 38 Bootham and there will be some enticing photos to share soon!

It is with humble sadness that I share with you that in line with government recommendations the Blue Frog Therapy Centre had opened as planned on March 23rd, but we are unable to welcome clients in or take bookings at this time.

Shortly after the announcement by the government on Friday 20th March, a list of businesses asked to close was updated and included massage businesses and so we are Closing our fantastic new centre until the advice changes.

All existing bookings will be cancelled, any prepaid sessions can be refunded (please email if you would like a refund) and ongoing packages and vouchers will also be extended so that they can be used when we open.

If you would like to show your support you can make a donation here.


There will be a video tour too!

I really feel that there is a growing sense of community and connection as people show their willingness and openness to find a way to be together through this. Hope through the fog of uncertainty, connection through separation. We will get through this.

Managing the health crisis in March 2020 and beyond.




We appreciate that everyone is concerned about public health and so I wanted to let you know that I am watching the ongoing coronavirus situation closely, and if government advice changes then will act appropriately. In the meantime, Blue Frog Therapies will be open as usual and at the end of this week will be moving to our exciting new premises just 100 meters away at 38 Bootham, York.

Health and hygiene practices will be followed as always to protect and reassure each of you. Increases in disinfecting and raised levels of sterilising will be implemented in accordance with government recommendations.

We have the following recommendations:

Please keep abreast of current NHS and UK Gov’t recommendations.
Please do not come if you are unwell (this is always our advice) or if you have been told to self-isolate.
Please do not come if you have recently returned from travelling or live with someone who has been travelling in areas specified on the government website .
Please do not come if anyone in your household has any symptoms or if they have a confirmed case- advise is isolation for 14 days.
Current advice is that the very best thing you can do is wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds with soap and water, so please arrive in time to do so before your session and or use hand sanitiser upon entering the centre.
Hand sanitiser is not particularly effective and is hard to get now, so we recommend that if you have your own, you carry it with you and use it. We will supply what we can in treatment rooms, by the entrance/exit and the waiting/relaxation area.

Cancellations: You will no longer be charged for short notice cancellations. If you have any symptoms or suspicion of contraction you can text, email or call (leaving a voicemail if necessary) at anytime before your session and no charge will be made.

Should you arrive and not be deemed ‘well’ enough for a session you will be charged in full and sent home.

Any ongoing prepaid packages will be extended to enable you to use at an appropriate date. Prepaid packages which have not begun and prepaid sessions can be refunded or extended in the same way.

And finally……. a new therapist is joining me (Ben), Allessandra will be available to book from April 1st and we are so excited to be opening the new premises and beginning the next chapter of Blue Frog Therapies

Big news for Blue Frog therapies




It’s official.  March 23rd sees the opening of the Blue Frog Therapy Centre. It’s been a year in the making and with the final touches being made I can finally announce the news. 

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***click here for information about how we are managing the March 2020 health crisis***

Most importantly I am not going far. In fact the new place is 38 bootham, once Garden of Eden florists and only around 100 metres from Millers Yard. 

Parking will be more straightforward than ever and you can still use the cycle lock in millers yard. Marygate car park will be the place of choice to park- not only is it less expensive than bootham row (radio York) but you only need pay on exit so staying longer than you intended couldn’t be more simple. Also the evening rate is reduced and there are many many spaces. You may have noticed that bootham row car park has undergone changes and has often no space and increasingly irate people trying to park.  

It’s a sad day to be leaving Millers Yard, Blue frogs home for 5 years but just wait to see what we have in store. 

The new place has three prepared treatment rooms (mine is still on the ground floor) complete with all the familiar comforts you will recognise.  There’s a relaxing and waiting area too and a ground floor bathroom. 

Instructions for parking will all be very clear on your confirmation email and your reminder email so you have no concerns before your first session. 

So whats new? Well…… I (Ben) have designed (not true i have had a lot of help from an amazing designer of Plaskitt and Plaskitt) the place from the ground up, creating a space that would be the kind of place I would visit could I choose to. There’s an area to relax, complete with relaxing chairs which offer you a little sanctuary after your session.  You can still take your time, chat with Me (or one of our new therapists) and drink your tea as you are used to but now you can also take your choice of tea with you from the treatment room if you like and enjoy some time relaxing before you go on your way into the world in a quiet and private space.  

There’s a weighted blanket for you too which is super relaxing. 

There’s filtered and chilled water to drink while you relax or wait for your session too. 

Theres a Vanity station with mirror and some accoutrements to assist your post treatment look and the whole area is softly lit, carefully warmed and soothed with music.  

Not just this, but there is more to come too. I shall keep that under wraps for now but suffice to say that there are other exciting things in development.


I will be introducing guest therapists as well as inviting some of my favourite therapists to join Blue frog. That means you’ll see some changes to the website and one or two new faces but you’ll always be able to book your preferred person so you can still make sure you see me, or always avoid me even!  The online payment system will be updated too to make it easier to pay ahead if you like, to get vouchers and pay for courses. There will be lots of new photos to see what’s new too. 

To add to the comfort and peace, the Blue frog therapy centre will include some other new comforts. The main door will be open to you and you alone.  You will use a 4 pin entry code to enter the building. Your booking confirmation, reminder email and your text will have this code so you can have it to hand whenever you have need of it.

So there it is. I’m really proud of the design work that has gone on and how the place has come together and i hope you will feel comfortable and share in how special it is.

LUX life health, beauty and wellness awards winner 2019 for best massage and holistic therapy centre in York

Blue Frog therapies is delighted to announce that we have been awarded as the best massage and holistic therapy centre in York for 2019.

Best massage and holistic therapy centre in york
Award for best massage and holistic therapy centre in York


We are humbled and so very grateful for consideration and for the award from LUX life magazine.

UK Urban Massage Salon of the year award winner

We are so very proud to share that the Luxury Travel Guide have awarded us with UK URBAN MASSAGE SALON OF THE YEAR. 

Best uk urban massage salon

We are humbled and so grateful for the nomination.  To have won is simply marvellous.  Thank you all for the continuing fantastic feedback!!!

Christmas vouchers available now

Christmas vouchers are now available to buy online…

Personalise them with a massage or select individual treatments for that perfect gift.


You can also now buy packages as vouchers.  “Restorative Frog 60” is the perfect package of 3, 60 minute treatments of your choice, once a week for just £100.


follow the link about for vouchers and to find out more….


Christmas vouchers on sale now

Christmas vouchers are now available and you will find a button on our homepage. Due to their popularity last year and as many of you bought several, this year there’s a little something for you in return. (Ends 25/12/2017)

Buy 2 vouchers and get your own voucher for just £10!
That’s gifts for two and one for you as a thanks for thinking of us this season. All for just £100

Plus, a special treatment……..

Introducing “The Soother”.

A 2 hour session crafted to offer the most calm and deeply relaxing treatment. Treat yourself, or someone deserving, to a truly nourishing session to soothe and be restored.
Beginning with a full body tailored and soothing massage to address aches, soreness and tension.
An indulgent and deeply relaxing Indian head massage is followed by an Ayurvedic facial pressure point massage that will allow you to almost drift away.
Stillness and calm continue with a few minutes of grounding energy work as you lay in the warmth, and lastly a short guided relaxation lets you sink further into the space you’ve found yourself in.
Specially selected ambient sound and soothing warmth from head to toe as you drift into relaxation.
To finish, a Tibetan singing bowl rings you back to the world as you are left with time to contemplate and a choice of loose leaf tea you can stay and enjoy, or take with you as you wander away. All this for just £85


All treatments and packages are available to buy for that special someone.

We have been awarded as one of the three best massage therapists in York!



We have just received this award from ThreeBest awards of excellence as one of the three best massages in York.

You can find out more by clicking here


“Handpicked Top 3 Massage Therapists in York. How do we actually find the most highly rated massage therapist? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That’s not all… businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!”

Award winning therapies here at Blue Frog therapies

Award winning treatments with Blue frog therapies in York city centre

Award winning treatments!

Treatment excellence award
Award winning massage treatments


We have just been informed that Blue Frog therapies have won the Luxury Travel Guide European award for treatment excellence!


We feel humbled and so very very greateful for this publicly nominated and independently judged award for the whole of the UK and Europe.


Book in now for one of our award winning treatments

Therapies and specially selected treatments for you at home, work or as part of your special event

With the very same equipment and all of the benefits that Blue Frog offer at the breathe treatment rooms, The wandering frog will visit your home, place of work and even take bookings for events.
Get in touch on the contact page, email or call Ben to find out more and book all or an individually selected menu of treatments to suit you perfectly.