OUR STORY

The MASAJ journey began back in 2016, following founder Scarlet’s realisation that she wanted to shift her focus from publishing to starting a massage brand.

After an initial launch and successful year in Barcelona, Scarlet moved MASAJ back to London to continue its expansion in the place she felt people needed it the most.

In June 2018, MASAJ launched its first studio in The Gossamer City Project, Hackney; bringing on a team of highly qualified therapists, as well as talented folk on design, partnerships and social.

MASAJ continues to grow its brand, community and team; opening two new studios, a wait space and a shop, continuing the work with local, like-minded brands, in May 2019.

Read more about the expansion and re-launch of MASAJ in our Press Release.

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OUR TEAM

The MASAJ team comprises Scarlet, founder and CEO, at the helm, with right-hand woman Alice, co-founder, by her side. Dave and Bex deal with all things design, partnerships and brand, while Aisling heads up our Studio Management Team. Alongside is a highly qualified and incredible team of seven therapists; Adam, Rita, Kate, Elliot, Tessa, Hachim and Zuzanna, and a wider group of chair and remote therapists who are all freaking great.

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Scarlet
Founder + CEO

Scarlet is head boss woman a.k.a founder of MASAJ, having launched the brand in 2016 after moving from Barcelona back to London.

Her main focus nowadays is the smooth day-to-day running of the bizz, alongside her ever-expanding team; heading up the aesthetics and front end, as well as making sure the therapists, studio managers and MASAJ guests are happy chaps.

She continues to develop her deep interest in anatomy and the power of touch by expanding her massage therapist knowledge and training, promoting the importance of regular bodywork.

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Alice
Co-Founder + COO

With a background in operations and project management, Alice brings a much-needed number and spreadsheet-friendly head to the MASAJ team.

Before joining in early 2019, to support Scarlet in building partnerships and managing back-end operations, she ran product launches and community engagement for a number of tech companies, start-ups and non-profit organisations.

Not just an impressive business brain and data queen, she's also a believer in the power of alternative therapies and is currently studying to become a Reiki Master.

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Bex
Brand, product + Partnerships

Pretty much everything you read from MASAJ will have passed through her capable (and grammatically and stylistically neurotic) hands.

With a background in journalism, particularly wellbeing, which she still does alongside her work at MASAJ, consultancy and yoga teaching.

Bringing experience of the industry, she works on MASAJ’s branding, press, product and partnerships — including curating our Shop offering, writing our emails and organising our monthly collaborative competitions.

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Dave
Brand + Design

The brain behind much of MASAJ's beautiful imagery and aesthetics, Dave has been a part of MASAJ from the early days.

He deals with all things design, keeping our social media, content and communications looking pretty (and packed with sometimes-questionable-but-generally-pretty-shit-hawt puns).

He brings a nice, normal not wellbeing-centric mind to the team, with a useful focus on zeitgeisty food and music.

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ADAM
Therapist

Cool and calm as heck, Adam is a man of impressive skill and impressive technique.

What’s the vibe?

Strong bodywork, no BS. Maybe some jokes. Expect stretching.

Styles:

Swedish, Thai, Japanese Acupressure, TCM Reflexology

when they’re not at masaj, They’re…

In a band, writing his own music, looking after his family, doing incredible drawings (which you can see from the eye illustration in the HQ).


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Rita
Therapist

With her soothing Scottish accent and grounding strength, Rita is calming AF.

What’s the vibe?

Dubbed the ‘strongest elbows in the UK’, her technique is badass. Very good at giving a hug!

Styles:

Pre & Post Natal, Pregnancy & Labour, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic, Bamboo

when they’re not at masaj, They’re…

Running marathons, doing yoga, shopping in Aida. Smells like heaven, thanks Maison Louis Marie.

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Kate
Therapist

A total down-to-earth dreamboat, Kate is one energetically intuitive chick.

What’s the MASAJ vibe?

Working with the myofascia, it’s slow-paced and truly madly deep (though delivered in a way you don’t even realise the depth).

Styles:

Swedish, Sports, Neuromuscular Therapy, Pre & Post Natal, Pregnancy & Labour, Energy Polarity, Shiatsu, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Reiki Healing

when they’re not at masaj, They’re…

Doing super impressive paintings of humans in her nearby studio, at contemporary dance classes trying out styles like Gaga Technique.

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Elliot
Therapist

The gentlest fella you could imagine, Elliot is a kind soul with a deeply caring nature.

What’s the MASAJ vibe?

The dreamiest presence, but surprisingly hecking strong — and has magic Reflexology hands that seek to heal ailments within the body.

Styles:

Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Therapeutic, Ultrasound Therapy

when they’re not at masaj, They’re…

Guiding the MASAJ blends, thanks to his Aromatherapy credentials, travelling in sunnier climes.

Tessa
Therapist

The most calm, soothing and almost ethereal presence, Tessa is one helluva chiller.

What’s the MASAJ vibe?

Dreamy body and energy work that reconnects the mental and physical selves.

Styles:

Energy Work, Therapeutic Touch, Joint Mobilisation, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Trigger Points

when they’re not at masaj, They’re…

Doing yoga in Clissold Park, or further afield In Sri Lanka.

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Hachim
Therapist

An excellent all-round human, Hach has been called ‘the son you wish you had’.

What’s the MASAJ vibe?

Powerful bodywork and ability to fix injury due to a sh*thot knowledge of physiology and anatomy.

Styles:

Sports

when they’re not at masaj, They’re…

Working towards his ongoing master’s in Osteopathy, swimming, doing martial arts, playing American football, visiting home in Morocco.

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ZUZANNA
Therapist

Smiley and warm, all day every day, Zuz is a real mood-upper.

What’s the MASAJ vibe?

She just gets it. Technically sound and incredibly balanced, thanks to her unusual combo of scientific background, Tai Chi training and interest in holistic medicine.

Styles:

Swedish, Deep Tissue, Tai Chi with Traditional Chinese massage Tui na (ongoing)

when they’re not at masaj, They’re…

Cycling around London, going on surf trips.

 

Join Our Team

We're always on the look-out for talented and passionate people to join the MASAJ family. If you're interested in finding out more, send your CV and a short note on why you think you'd be a good fit to hello@masaj.me