I think I’ve found my favourite massage studio* in Sheffield and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. PLUS if you keep reading to the end there is a chance to WIN A 60 MINUTE MESSAGE of your choice with Instinctive Health in Sheffield.

Review: Instinctive Health- Massage, Sheffield

I arranged my first massage at Instinctive Health to compliment a 3-day juice cleanse (read here). Rachael Hibberd (the founder) was very helpful in suggesting that a Udvartana massage would suit my needs as I wanted to relax and help to my body promote the removal of toxins from my body.

The Instinctive Health website advertises the massage as “a cleansing treatment wherein ground up herbal powders are rubbed vigorously all over your body to help draw out impurities and reduce water retention. The 100% natural ingredients that make up the powder also exfoliate your skin leaving you with a lovely glow, both inside and out”.


photo courtesy of Instinctive Health


When I arrived for the massage I had a chat with Rachael (who was my massage therapist) about my general health, stress level and what I wanted to get out of the massage. She then told me what to expect from the massage and showed me the finely ground herbal powder she’d be using. She also explained about her training in this type of massage, which gave me confidence that I would receive a good treatment and feel the benefits.

I liked the opportunity to talk to the therapist before my massage and tailor the massage to my needs. I’ve never had that level of attention at other massage studios- usually it seems to follow a standard procedure even when I’ve paid a lot of money!



photo courtesy of Instinctive Health


The massage far exceeded my expectations. The coconut oil and herbal powder smelt lovely and helped me to relax during the massage. Plus, throughout the massage the towel covering the part of my body Rachael wasn’t working on was changed for a nice new warm one. I’ve never had that during a massage before and it was amazing- like when you hug clothes straight out of the tumble dryer or sink your shoulders into a nice warm bath for the first time. I don’t know why but I find it pure bliss.



photo courtesy of Instinctive Health


The only thing I was disappointed about was when my 60 minutes were up.

After the massage I felt physically and mentally more relaxed. My skin was super soft from the herbs and coconut oil. Plus, I was happy that at no time during the massage was I in pain – at other places I’ve had a massage therapist who’s decided to try and get all of the knots out of my shoulders and it really hurts!


Overall I would rate my Udvartana Massage at Instinctive Health a 10/10.


I have since been back for a hot stone massage with a different therapist and received the same great consultation at the beginning and a personalised massage. During this massage I noticed that the bed was heated, which I didn’t notice before. It was so nice and toasty and added a bit of luxury.


photo courtesy of Instinctive Health



WIN A 60 MINUTE MASSAGE with Instinctive Health, Sheffield

Fancy winning a 60 minute massage of your choice from Instinctive Health?

Tell us which massage you would pick and why you need it to enter.

There is a huge range of massages to choose from including sports massage and reflexology– click HERE if you would like to view the whole list!


Enter via facebook.

  1. Like the Instinctive Health facebook page
  2. Like the Healthy & Psyched facebook page
  3. Comment on the facebook post (link HERE) with which 60 minute massage you would pick if you won and why you need it.
  4. Share the facebook post (link HERE) post for an extra entry.



You MUST do steps 1-3 above to be entered.
The competition is open to new and existing clients of instinctive health.
The massage will take place at Instinctive Health Therapy Studio, Unit 12 Neepsend Triangle Business Centre, 1 Burton Road, Sheffield, S3 8BW.
Competition closes 31.01.2017.
Maximum 2 entries (1x comment, 1x share) per facebook account.
The competition is not affiliated with Facebook or Twitter.

If you have any questions please get in touch.


*I don’t know if ‘massage studio’ is the right term but I don’t want to say ‘massage parlour’ because that sounds dodgy!

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