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Top 20 Massage Venues
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  1. Paradai Thai Massage - Brighton

    Paradai Thai Massage - Brighton

    154 Church Street, Brighton 3186
    (150)
    Paradai Thai Massage specialises in traditional Thai techniques, offering deep tissue, stone massage therapy and more to comfort and nurture your needs.
    Ear Candling, Foot Spa, Spa, Body Scrub, Hot Stone Massage
    Next available: Today 12:15 PM
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  2. The Massage Studio

    The Massage Studio

    735 Nicholson Street, Carlton North 3054
    (118)
    This tranquil studio on Nicholson Street in Carlton North is home to a phenomenal team of highly trained massage therapists. Book online today.
    Neck Massage, Head Massage, Back Massage, Shoulder Massage, Remedial Massage
    Next available: Today 1:30 PM
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  3. Ton Tum Rub Thai Massage and Spa

    Ton Tum Rub Thai Massage and Spa

    201 Victoria Street, Potts Point 2011
    (365)
    Tired, or stressed? Head to Ton Tum Rub Thai Massage and Spa. Try a Traditional Thai Massage, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone or Signature Deep Tissue Massage.
    Relaxation Massage, Back Massage, Foot Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Foot Reflexology
    Next available: Today 12:15 PM
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  4. Royal Lotus Thai Massage

    Royal Lotus Thai Massage

    261 Glenferrie Road, Malvern 3144
    (50)
    Escape from our busy world with Royal Lotus Thai Massage. Enjoy some 'you' time with a traditional Thai massage, relaxing warm oil, or pregnancy massage.
    Neck Massage, Head Massage, Leg Massage, Back Massage, Shoulder Massage
    Next available: Today 12:30 PM
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  5. Elwood Thai Massage

    Elwood Thai Massage

    77 Glen Huntly Road, Elwood 3184
    (126)
    Escape your stresses, aches and pains with Elwood Thai Massage. Their fully trained therapists specialise in traditional northern Thai techniques.
    Aromatherapy Massage, Sports Massage, Reflexology, Neck Massage, Head Massage
    Next available: Today 2:30 PM
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  6. Green Palm Massage - Glen Waverley

    Green Palm Massage - Glen Waverley

    L-044 /235 Springvale Road (The Glen Shopping Centre, Near Coles), Glen Waverley 3150
    (3)
    Looking to ease that tension in your neck and shoulders and work out those tight knots in your back?
    Foot Treatment, Relaxation Massage, Oil Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Remedial Massage
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  7. Thai Siam Thai Massage

    Thai Siam Thai Massage

    Shop 12 / 23 Norton Street (Inside the Italian Forum), Leichhardt 2040
    (10)
    Head to Thai Siam Thai Massage for the ultimate traditional Thai massage. Relax with an Oil Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Massage or healing Remedial Massage.
    Remedial Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Oil Massage, Thai Massage, Deep Tissue Massage
    Next available: Today 12:30 PM
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  8. Pen Pen Wellness

    Pen Pen Wellness

    Shop 205/206T, 220 Spencer Street, Watertank Way, Melbourne CBD 3000
    (38)
    Pen Pen Wellness is a health and healing facility in Melbourne specializing in a natural approach to body and beauty treatments.
    Ear Candling, Back Massage, Couples Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Neck Massage
    Next available: Today 1:00 PM
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  9. Red Lotus Massage - Cheltenham

    Red Lotus Massage - Cheltenham

    2 / 250 Charman Road, Cheltenham 3192
    (16)
    Red Lotus Massage – Cheltenham are highly skilled in massage services. Choose from traditional Siam massage, Deep Tissue, Relaxation and Hot Stone Massage.
    Hot Stone Massage, Oil Massage, Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Thai Massage
    Next available: Today 2:30 PM
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  10. Buppha Thai Massage

    Buppha Thai Massage

    105 Douglas Parade, Williamstown 3016
    (185)
    Buppha Thai Massage offers affordable authentic Thai massage, incorporating the use of hands, legs and knees to treat sore muscles to aid relaxation.
    Hot Stone Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Neck Massage, Oil Massage, Shoulder Massage
    Next available: Today 12:15 PM
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  11. Newcut Hair Design

    Newcut Hair Design

    55 Elgin Street, Carlton 3053
    (31)
    A new haircut feels amazing, especially with Newcut Hair Design. With a new cut, colour or bouncy blow wave, you won't be able to resist the new hair swish.
    Straighteners, Men's haircuts, Keratin Treatment, Hair Highlights, Hair Treatments
    Next available: Today 3:30 PM
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  12. Serenergy Thai Massage Centre

    Serenergy Thai Massage Centre

    1146 High Street , Armadale 3143
    (41)
    Serenergy Thai Massage Centre is the cure for your mind and body. Therapists perform traditional Thai and deep tissue massage, reflexology and aromatherapy.
    Back Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Head Massage, Neck Massage, Shoulder Massage
    Next available: Today 12:30 PM
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  13. Sansiri

    Sansiri

    83 Bay Street, Port Melbourne 3207
    (192)
    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.
    Hot Stone Massage, Oil Massage, Foot Treatment, Pregnancy Massage, Shoulder Massage
    Next available: Today 12:30 PM
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  14. Deluxe Aura - Wellness, Massage & Beauty

    Deluxe Aura - Wellness, Massage & Beauty

    Level 1 / 20C Blackburn Road, Blackburn 3130
    (15)
    Deluxe Aura – Wellness, Massage and Beauty offers high-quality body treatments in a modern studio centrally situated in Blackburn Road Blackburn.
    Sports Massage, Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Oil Massage, Back Massage
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  15. My Personal Therapy

    My Personal Therapy

    256 Carlisle Street, Balaclava 3183
    (265)
    My Personal Therapy is a serene spa on Carlisle Street in Balaclava, where you can enjoy a revitalising massage treatment from experienced professionals.
    Ayurvedic Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Cupping, Dry Needling, Body Massage
    Next available: Today 12:15 PM
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  16. ET Chinese Massage - North

    ET Chinese Massage - North

    599 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056
    (96)
    If it’s deep tissue massage, reflexology, cupping, remedial or traditional Chinese massage that your body requires, an appointment with ET Chinese Massage in Brunswick is a must!
    Cupping, Reflexology, Chinese Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Remedial Massage
    Next available: Today 12:00 PM
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  17. Healthy Thai Massage - South Yarra

    Healthy Thai Massage - South Yarra

    119 Toorak Road, South Yarra 3141
    (5)
    Overdue for a revitalising massage? Indulge in a thorough pampering from the trained professionals at Healthy Thai Massage, on Toorak Road in South Yarra.
    Back Massage, Shoulder Massage, Neck Massage, Head Massage, Thai Massage
    Next available: Today 1:00 PM
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  18. Rin's Traditional Thai Massage

    Rin's Traditional Thai Massage

    13 Parkside Crescent, Mornington 3931
    (46)
    Escape to a Thai inspired haven with Rin's Traditional Thai Massage. Relieve stress and tension with Sciatica or Thai and Oil combination massage.
    Relaxation Massage, Back Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Oil Massage, Foot Reflexology
    Next available: Today 12:30 PM
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  19. ET Chinese Massage - South

    ET Chinese Massage - South

    367 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056
    (195)
    E.T Chinese Massage is your destination for authentic Chinese Massage and Cupping. Treatments are based on traditional Chinese and deep tissue oil massage.
    Cupping, Foot Reflexology, Chinese Massage, Oil Massage, Deep Tissue Massage
    Next available: Today 12:00 PM
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  20. Kinnari’s Thai Massage

    Kinnari’s Thai Massage

    652 High Street, Kew 3101
    (42)
    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.
    Deep Tissue Massage, Relaxation Massage, Foot Massage, Thai Massage, Body Massage
    Next available: Today 12:15 PM
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Massage Bookings in Melbourne, Sydney and Across Australia

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Massage has been around for millennium. Some of our most common everyday activities involve massage in one form or another. The reassuring caress of a mother to her baby or how one consoles a troubled friend. Even a big bear hug involves gentle stroking or patting on the back. Only the most cold and isolated of humans can survive devoid of human touch.

Nobody will argue that receiving a massage is one of life’s most pleasurable sensations. However, the familiar singular therapeutic practice that is most common today, massage is a recent phenomenon. In fact, as medical practice, ancient texts reveal massage to have been widely used. Dated circa 1800 BC, a Chinese medical text called Con-Fu of the Toa-Ts describes in detail the purpose and methods of therapeutic massage. Reflexology has been depicted in Egyptian hieroglyphs, while India was developing the philosophy of Ayurveda which is widely practiced today. Moving on to the Greeks and Romans, massage was used widely as sports medicine and joint ailments.

Unfortunately, even in antiquity not all massage practice was “respectable” and the negative implication of massage took a nose dive during the Middle Ages. Behavior considered wanton or depraved were unacceptable and things didn’t improve much until the 19th century. Thanks to a Swede by the name of Pehr Heinrick Ling and his work with athletes, massage regained some of its respectability. Regarded as the “father of modern massage” his techniques are the foundation of European massage practice as we know it today.

Since the early 20th century, massage as physical and rehabilitative therapy has been widely practiced in Australia and is often recommended adjuvant medical therapy. Still, the myriad of massage types available can often seem more confusing than helpful. For the uninformed, a deep tissue massage is more pain than pleasure, while a relaxing aromatherapy massage does little to help severe joint pain.

To help you choose the proper therapist, spa or practice, here is a rundown of the most common forms of massage. And the less common, too.

Swedish

Gentle and soothing using long and smooth strokes. Ideal for relaxation and the best choice for first timers.

Deep Tissue

Widely used for chronically painful or tight muscles, Deep Tissue targets deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue with slower strokes and friction techniques. You might be sore for a day or two afterward.

Shiatsu

A Japanese practice using a rhythmic sequence of localised pressure on acupuncture meridians. Relaxing yet firm without the accompanying soreness of deep tissue.

Reflexology

A complex system of applying pressure to points of the foot which correspond to organs and body systems. Ideal for those who stand on their feet all day or experience pronounced foot pain.

Aromatherapy

Most commonly accompanying Swedish massage, the therapist adds one or more scented plant oils tailored to a client’s need. These essential oils can promote relaxation, relieve stress, promote emotional balance or give a burst of energy.

Hot Stone

By applying heated smooth stones to certain points of the body, muscles can be loosened and energy centres return to a balanced state. Comforting yet therapeutic, it is great for relieving tension with a lighter pressure.

Thai

Combining yoga and gentle pressure point therapy, the practitioner moves and stretches the client to reduce stress and improve flexibility and range of motion. It can be quite energising with many physical benefits.

Sports

Combining rapid strokes with facilitated stretching, Sports Massage is most common among athletes and those who work out often or injured. The attention is on healing, preventing further injury and improving performance. Pregnancy – An increasingly popular practice that requires special certification. Designed to decrease swelling, relieve aches and pains, and relieve anxiety and depression.

For those seeking something a bit out of the ordinary, below are just a few of the wide array of exotic and advanced options available.

Lomi Lomi

A type of Hawaiian massage becoming more widely practiced. Long and fluid strokes emulating gentle ocean waves, Lomi Lomi is performed and intended to release a loving energy and aid emotional release.

Craniosacral Therapy

An extra light touch releases cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds and cushions the brain and spinal cord from skull to sacrum. Migraines and learning disabilities are but a few of the conditions thought to benefit.

Reiki

A Japanese technique based on channeling life force energy to revitalise, heal, and soothe. Accomplished with light or “near” touches to balance energy flow.

Tui Na

Also called Tunia or Tui Na An Mo, a traditional Chinese method to treat illnesses and injuries, even in children. Like other forms of Asian massage, this utilises life force energy systems of the body.

Watsu

A type of Zen Shiatsu performed in comforting warm water. The water massages and supports the body while the therapist guides you in continuous stretching motions. The warm water helps decrease resistance to the stretches and helps loosen muscles.

Venik

Apparently not for the faint of heart, the Venik (sometimes called Platza) is performed in traditional Russian bathhouses called banyas. With the aid of a leafy birch or oak tree twig, Venik is intended to improve circulation and metabolism, detoxify, and intensify skin capillary activity.

Indulge in an elaborate Moorish hamman or retreat to a Balinese inspired sanctuary. From urban chic wellness clinics and grand European luxury spas, to spas where you could swear you were in a Thai temple. Bookwell is your premier source for locating and booking the massage or treatment that is exactly right for you.