Meet the pro: Cristian


We caught up with Urban for teams pro Cristian to find out what he enjoys most about working with our corporate clients.

Hey Cristian! Mind telling us what treatments you offer on Urban?

I offer Chair massage for teams and also massage for customers on the Urban app. One of my specialties is Deep tissue massage.

How long have you been working with Urban?

As of March I have been working for five years with Urban – I started with corporate bookings.

What do you enjoy most about working with corporate clients?

I love working in the corporate world for many reasons. First of all, I love being part of a community and corporate bookings allow me to work with other therapists more closely. Secondly, working with corporate clients means I often finish by 5pm and I have the evening off which is great. I love to see different places and travel around London, and working with corporate clients allows me to do this.

What tips do you offer to clients after a chair massage to keep them feeling great? 

I always tailor my treatment according to the client and suggest stretches that suit that particular client. I like to bring awareness to the importance of wellbeing and motivate clients to start moving and doing exercises at least two-three times a week. I also recommend that clients pay attention to their posture. I try to correct their posture and suggest ways they can adjust their desk set up to help with this. For example, make sure their laptop is at eye level to avoid bending over and explaining the benefits of a standing desk.

How do you create a relaxing atmosphere for clients when booking a chair massage in their office?

It’s really dependent on the offices. A good way is to bring a diffuser and to do some aromatherapy.

How do you like to relax and unwind after a day of bookings?

I try to practice what I preach, so I normally go to the gym and spa three times a week. I also have one-two massages a week from my brother and sister in law as they are both physiotherapists and sport massage therapists.

What’s your standout highlight of working as a massage therapist?

I love my job and I love being able to promote wellbeing. I enjoy constantly studying and improving my skills.

Any tips for your fellow massage therapists?

One tip that I have for all therapists is that we should all develop our emotional intelligence and be more empathetic. If we do this we will be able to tailor our treatments better to our clients needs and therefore be more successful. A way to do this is by asking your client how you can help them today. By reading your client you can see what type of treatment they need.

To book Cristian for your team head to our website.

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