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Some of Bens favourite therapists will be joining the centre, which you can choose to book online, or continue with Ben in his new ground floor treatment room.

Ben Taylor

“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.”

Tailored Massage in York City centre

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’.


I was born in Italy but l lived in different countries in the middle East with my family. Moving so often made me see how the world is an interesting place, full of possibilities. Growing up surrounded by people from everywhere, different religions and different approaches to life , it is definitely something l am thankful for and as an adult l kept travelling for fun and studying.

Years ago l started to study massage, just as a hobby, dedicating all my free time to it. l am passionate about it. l take people’s physical and emotional health very seriously and, if l could contribute to improve it, nothing would make me happier.

Relaxation space at Blue Frog Therapy Centre

More recently I became a sports massage therapist and am studying onward to become a physiotherapist.

Humbled by how little I still know about physical, emotional and spiritual health, I still dedicate myself to learn more, acquire more knowledge and to be of service.

Through my own journey with health and well being I realised how our body had a strong impact on our mind. For me, this was a discovery, as l always considered my brain the only relevant part of me. I came to realise how physical pain , fatigue and discomfort can impact our life and mind, to the point of changing who we are. I learned that, in most cases, this process can be reversed.

I believe that holistic therapies, along with a healthy life style, help our body and mind to be in balance.

Massage is one of the many valuable tools to get rid of the extra emotional and physical burden.

I consider a massage to be a reset button.

I appreciate the remedial side of the therapy as an undeniable pain management technique. My aim is, in fact, to keep studying and researching to acquire new skills to help people to live a pain-free life. There is more than that to massage therapy: a good session could help your mind to get back to “the centre” and, in this place, you can heal.

Sometimes all we need is a break and we can take care of the rest.


I consider myself passionate about my career as it is the outcome of a long journey driven by curiosity. Through these I have learned the importance to humble my point of view to become a better listener. Massage to me is the perfect tool to express myself because it enables me to create a bond with people and to take care of them in the most beautiful and authentic way I could think of. 

During my upbringing in Italy I had the chance to study the astonishing work of Latin poets, experiencing how deeply their mind was connected with their body. 


Relaxing back and head massage

“mens sana in corpore sano”

(an healthy mind in an healthy body)

As a professional therapist my aim is to tailor my treatments to the client’s physical and psychological needs through the variety of tools and techniques I acquired from my studies, in the hope of positively and effectively contributing to their contentment and well being.

I’m profoundly convinced that holistic therapy is the perfect tool to tackle with your daily hidden threats, carefully rebalancing your body and mind.

My training began with Swedish massage and since, I have continued to develop my skills including sports massage and cupping therapy.

I believe that understanding how the body works is an important feature of an effective treatment and being able to implement the theoretical understanding. 

Combining my training, experience and active listening skills with different hands-on techniques is crucial to offer an effective and valuable session truly tailored to the client’s requests and needs. My interest for anatomy and physiology is currently leading me to further deepen my knowledge through more specialised courses.

I am humbled and excited to learn as much as I am able and to have the privilege to work towards people’s wellbeing.

Having experienced in first person how holistic treatments can practically help to alleviate your body and mind issues, I decided to became a  professional massage therapist. Having completed my qualification in sport massage and cupping in York, I offer dedicated  customer-tailored treatments, with the aim of taking care of my customers, listening and guiding them through their needs.

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