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Relaxing

Get a massage in El Born

Written by Miguel

Craving a massage? With how busy the world is nowadays, finding time to relax regularly has become essential for our physical, mental and emotional health. Massages are a wonderful way to release stress, relieve muscle aches and make us feel better overall.

If you’re staying in Barcelona and you need a relaxing break, don’t worry because there are many places in town where you can get a good massage. In this article, we focus on the district of El Born, where you can easily have access to experienced professionals and top quality facilities.

Related article: The best spas and wellness centers in Barcelona

Aire de Barcelona

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Grupo Aire is a spa chain that first started in Seville with the objective of recovering the ancient traditions of Greek and Roman baths, using historical buildings renewed specifically for that purpose. Met with success in Seville, the brand decided to expand – first to Barcelona, where it is located in a 19th-century warehouse in the El Born Market, then to Almeria and most recently to Manhattan.

Wherever it is present, the Aire brand has become a symbol of tranquillity, relaxation and serenity. Taking advantage of the ancient traditions of water and temperature contrasts, it offers various kinds of services and treatments (thermal salt baths, hot, cold, steam, vinotherapy, rituals, massages and more), all designed to give you the most pleasurable sensations. Set in lovely surroundings, Aire de Barcelona is arguably the best place in the city centre to give your body and mind the care they deserve.

Address: Paseo Picasso, 22.

Related article: Get a romantic massage for two

Kiromasaje

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Photo by Tara Angkor Hotel via Visualhunt

Located behind the Picasso Museum, this massage centre resembles a small cave, offering a cozy, intimate and peaceful atmosphere. The name Kiromasaje is a fusion of the words “chiromassage” and “Ki”, reflecting their core concept – massaging the muscles in order to regulate the flow of a vital body energy.

Kiromasaje’s experienced staff of 6 is specialized in relaxing and therapeutic massages that have a physical, emotional and psychological effect, taking care of each person as a whole – body, mind and soul. In addition to fostering a friendly atmosphere that makes every client feel special, their price-quality ratio is also unparalleled in Barcelona – not only that but 10% of every payment is donated to NGO Intermón Oxfam, which fights against poverty and injustice all over the world.

Address: Carrer de la Cirera, 5.

Spa Hammam Rituels d’Orient

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A space inspired by eastern traditions, Spa Hammam is another great option for massages in the El Born district. In the Arab world, a Hammam is a steam room, simular to a Turkish bath, where people go to purify their bodies. These traditional spaces are so faithfully reproduced here that even though you’ll be in Barcelona, you’ll easily feel like you’re in Morocco or Turkey.

Offering an atmosphere of calm and total disconnection from the outside world, Spa Hammam is all about wellness and beauty. It offers a variety of treatments and facilities such as Turkish and Arab baths, massages, steam zones and pools. The Spa also has a small shop where you can buy the same products and cosmetics used during treatments.

Address: Carrer Loreto, 50.

There you have it! Now you know where to go in El Born when you need to relax.

Have you been to any massage centre in Barcelona yet? Which one of these are you going to try first? Let us know using the comment box below.

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About the author

Miguel

Miguel is a freelance writer and copywriter who believes that words can really take you places - so hop on his words and dare to discover the wonders of Barcelona with him.

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