My name is Julia Parkes and I am a fully qualified massage therapist. I work from home and am based in Tilehurst. I went into massage after having a back operation, therefore fully understanding the pain that some people suffer and wanting to be able to help. I am friendly, caring and down to earth. You can also have every confidence that anything that is discussed between us will remain fully confidential.


Soothe Away was established in March 2009. I have since gone on to practice several more massage techniques including pregnancy massage and aromatherapy to name a few.

I am quite often asked if I massage men - the answer is yes, but only evenings and weekends when my husband is in the building for safety purposes. There are no exceptions.

New: Beauty Facial

A facial is not just a facial, we can all cleanse, exfoliate and put a mask on, but when you receive a facial it is an hour long completely relaxing indulgence!

It is so relaxing for some of my clients that they fall asleep during the treatment.