about us

At Calico Massage Therapy, all our therapists are experienced, fully insured, trained to leading international and national standards and are members of the Complementary Therapists Association. We always operate within industry standard codes of ethics and practice. We take our professional development seriously primarily because that is what keeps us growing as massage therapists and also because we are required to undertake training and skills development each year to maintain membership of our professional body. We've worked with a huge range of clients with physical and emotional issues over the years and pride ourselves on being responsive, empathic and most of all professional. We love what we do and hope that shines through all aspects of our work.

  • Insurance by the Holistic Insurance Services
  • Professional Body membership with the CTHA ( Complementary Therapists Association)
  • Professional guidance from the GCMT (General Council for Soft Tissue Therapies)
  • Training by ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council) and VTCT (National Vocational Training Trust) 

how we came about

Calico Massage Therapy is owned and managed by Gillian Gray. She spent many years working in the NHS and Universities and had many massages to help her deal with the effects of a busy career and social life. After having treatments for back, neck and shoulder pain from years hunched over a computer, she decided that she wanted to help other people feel the freedom and benefits that massage therapy can bring and so retrained and launched Calico Massage Therapy. Calico has now been running for almost a decade now and her enjoyment of the work has not diminished a bit over that time.  She likes to balance her love of all things massage related with an equal passion for good music, good wine and good chocolate.

"Went for my first pregnancy massage with Gillian and was so lovely. She is a lovely friendly lady, the room was very cosy, calming and relaxing. She asked what I needed which was general back pain and some pain down the hips which she targeted in the massage as well as the rest of the body so was the full experience. Will definitely book again for next month and probably continue after my baby is born."

Rebecca, Leeds

"Calico Massage have been to my home a number of times over the last few months for aromatherapy massages. As to the basics, they are reliable, always on time, and efficient at setting up. Their therapists are technically excellent and know their stuff. What makes Calico a bit special is that their therapists are really tuned into what you're hoping for from the massage, what sort of week you've had and how you're feeling, and the treatment is tailored to that. Great value for money and highly recommended." 

Emma, Solicitor - Pudsey, Leeds

"This was a lovely experience. I was sceptical as I have never been a great fan of massage, but really needed one. I was made to feel relaxed and comfortable throughout" 

Jason, Physiotherapist - Leeds

"It was bliss to have a therapist arrive at my door with everything needed for a gorgeous treatment. An hour and a full body aromatherapy massage later, it was like I was reborn - as someone calm, relaxed and refreshed - magic! I just wish I could book every week." 

Anna, Child Advocate - Horsforth, Leeds

Thanks so much for my massage! It was all so simple - just having to turn up in my living room for a treatment was so easy. And the bonus is that after the wonderful massage you're already at home to just crawl gratefully onto the sofa. Perfect for a frazzled mum of two young kids with back-ache and no babysitter to take over while I go off to a spa.

Abby, Marketing Manager - Adel, Leeds

feedback and reviews

We love to hear your feedback and reviews and so if you'd like to leave a review you can either contact us through the website, leave a review on our facebook page or a Google review would be wonderful! Thanks!

If you have any feedback on how we can improve our service to you then please also don't hesitate to contact us, we have broad shoulders (which also helps with being good massage therapists!) and so do want to hear from you if you feel we could improve anything!

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