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.


Please note Soothe Away will be closed from 24th August to 24th September.