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Top 10 Body Massage venues

Here is our pick for the top venues offering Body Massage from around Australia.

  1. Elwood Thai MassageElwood Thai Massage

    Elwood Thai Massage

    77 Glen Huntly Road, Elwood 3184
    Rating:
    (55)
    Escape your stresses, aches and pains with Elwood Thai Massage. Their fully trained therapists specialise in traditional northern Thai techniques.
  2. Buppha Thai MassageBuppha Thai Massage

    Buppha Thai Massage

    105 Douglas Parade, Williamstown 3016
    Rating:
    (70)
    Buppha Thai Massage offers affordable authentic Thai massage, incorporating the use of hands, legs and knees to treat sore muscles to aid relaxation.
  3. Thai Orchid MassageThai Orchid Massage

    Thai Orchid Massage

    72 Ormond Rd , Elwood 3184
    Rating:
    (11)
    Thai Orchid Massage specialises in Thai massage techniques that promote optimal peace and relaxation. Visit the talented team for a personalised experience.
  4. Nana Thai Massage and BeautyNana Thai Massage and Beauty

    Nana Thai Massage and Beauty

    146 Harcourt Street, New Farm 4005
    Rating:
    (12)
    Nana Thai Massage and Beauty offers an impressive range of massage therapies. Choose from invigorating traditional Thai, to indulgent pregnancy massage.
  5. Kinnari’s Thai MassageKinnari’s Thai Massage

    Kinnari’s Thai Massage

    652 High Street, Kew 3101
    Rating:
    (18)
    Kinnari’s Thai Massage practices the oldest and most traditional style of Thai massage. Feel wonderfully energised with a hot stone and deep tissue massage.
  6. Paradai Thai Massage - BrightonParadai Thai Massage - Brighton

    Paradai Thai Massage - Brighton

    154 Church St, Brighton 3186
    Rating:
    (84)
    Paradai Thai Massage specialises in traditional Thai techniques, offering deep tissue, stone massage therapy and more to comfort and nurture your needs.
  7. Pukkai Thai MassagePukkai Thai Massage

    Pukkai Thai Massage

    7/180 Toorak Road, South Yarra 3141
    Rating:
    (7)
    “Pukkai” is a term used to describe the resting of the body. Pukkai Thai Massage invites you to indulge in a traditional Thai, warm oil, or deep tissue massage.
  8. Oriental Thai RelaxationOriental Thai Relaxation

    Oriental Thai Relaxation

    219/480 Collins Street, Melbourne CBD 3000
    Rating:
    (17)
    Oriental Thai Relaxation can transform you body, mind and spirit with tailored experiences including deep tissue, relaxation and traditional Thai massage.
  9. I Do Thai MassageI Do Thai Massage

    I Do Thai Massage

    79 Russell Street, West End 4101
    Rating:
    (67)
    Leave your stress at the door and escape with I Do Thai Massage. Improve your physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing with specialised massage therapies.
  10. SansiriSansiri

    Sansiri

    83 Bay Street, Port Melbourne 3207
    Rating:
    (68)
    Sansiri is a high quality Thai massage and day spa facility in the heart of Port Melbourne offering premium massage and facial treatments by highly qualified therapists.

Body Massage

Massage is probably the oldest healing therapy in the world. It's been used throughout time by pretty much every civilisation that has ever existed. It offers not only physical healing benefits but can also soothe the mind and spirit.

Massage at its most basic involves stroking and kneading the skin and manipulating muscles to bring relieve pain and boost mobility. It also incorporates the ancient practice of acupressure, using key points on the body to treat major organs and improve our natural energy flow.

Holistic Treatment

Massage works on muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, joints and pressure points, making the most holistic treatment available.

There are many different forms of massage now including relaxation, Swedish, remedial, deep tissue and sports massage. All of these techniques and more share a common base but are used to target different conditions. For example, an aromatherapy massage is soothing and relaxing and uses essential oils to improve mental and physical health.

Some forms of massage are performed using just the hands whilst others, like a traditional Thai massage, use hands, feet, elbows and knees. A Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage is quite different again, in that the forearms are also used and the therapist may massage two areas at the same time. A Lomi Lomi massage may also incorporate chanting, stretching and manual manipulation.

Myotherapy

A very specialised form of massage is myotherapy. This includes the assessment and treatment of soft tissue injury, pain and dysfunction affecting movement and mobility. Myotherapy is generally recommended to help restore and maintain the function of the soft tissue structure - muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.

Massage can be used to treat many conditions including chronic back and neck pain, headaches and migraines, Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), stress and anxiety, high blood pressure and insomnia.

Whilst not a cure, regular massage has been shown to be very effective in supporting people with serious illnesses like cancer and chronic disease.

Relief for Cancer Patients

A major American study looked at the effects of massage on 1300 people with cancer over a three-year period. Those patients in hospital received 20-minute massage treatments whilst those treated as outpatients had a 60-minute session. The study revealed that massage therapy helped practically all the patients by reducing pain, nausea, fatigue, anxiety and depression. Interestingly, the benefits lasted longer for those who had the 60-minute session.

Generally, the first benefit you feel when you have massage therapy is a feeling of deep calm and relaxation. This is because massage decreases cortisol levels and prompts the release of endorphins (neurotransmitters) to encourage feelings of wellbeing. Other stress hormones like adrenaline and norepinephrine are also decreased.

As research has shown that high levels of stress hormones can damage the immune system it's clear that massage will lead to better general health.

Increase Mobility

On a physical level massage will reduce muscle tension, boost the circulation of blood, oxygen and lymph, increase joint mobility and flexibility, improve skin tone, speed up soft tissue injury recovery and boost mental alertness

Here's a general guide to choosing a massage therapy:

  • Remedial: Assesses and treats the signs, symptoms and causes of biomechanical dysfunction or injury.

  • Therapeutic (Swedish): Very popular in Australia and used to promote relaxation and boost circulation.

  • Lymphatic drainage: Used to relax the nervous system and improve the body's immune system.

  • Aromatherapy: Uses essential oils to treat different conditions.

  • Baby massage: A very gentle form of massage that can improve sleep and treat colic.

  • Reflexology: Uses acupressure points, particularly in the feet, to treat a range of conditions and stimulate the body's natural healing process.

  • Shiatsu: An oriental massage technique based on acupressure that improves energy flow by working certain points on the body.

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