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Suburb / Postcode
Service / Treatment
ENTA
5 Lloyd Street, Strathmore 3041
Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage, Stone Massage Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Remedial Massage
BV Beauty & Laser Clinic
Suite 1 95 Fullers Rd, Chatswood 2067
IPL Skin Rejuvenation, Scar Removal, Microdermabrasion, Spray Tanning and Sunless Tanning, Stone Massage Therapy
Crescent Beauty & Lash Salon
Level 1, 168 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD 3000
Face Waxing, Eyelash Tint, Photo Rejuvenation, Eye Treatments, Facial
Ladda Health & Wellbeing - Paddington
440 Oxford Street, Paddington 2021
Remedial Massage, Body Scrub, Foot Spa, Aromatherapy Massage, Oil Massage
Lowood Natural Therapies
81 Main Street, Lowood 4311
Acupressure, Shiatsu, Myofascial Release, Relaxation Massage, Psychotherapy
Pure Beauty By Jenny
865 High Street, Thornbury 3071
Shoulder Massage, Nail Polish, Makeup, Eyebrow Waxing, Nail Refill, Removal & Repair
Thai Royal Orchid Massage
2 1192 Sandgate Road, Nundah 4012
Foot Treatment, Thai Massage, Couples Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Foot Massage
Bamboo Therapeutic
215A Glenferrie Road, Malvern 3144
Leg Massage, Neck Massage, Head Massage, Body Massage, Shoulder Massage
Blush Beauty Cheltenham
Shop 4 / 321 Charman Road, Cheltenham 3192
Leg Waxing, Shellac Polish, Lip Fillers, Eyelash Extensions, Face Waxing
Beauty Brow & Lash Bar
6/5 King Street, Prahran 3181
Lip Tattoo, G String Wax, Eyelash Tint, Microblading, Bikini Waxing
Endless Beauty
4 / 116 Cockman Road, Greenwood 6024
Eyebrow Waxing, Bikini Waxing, Aromatherapy Massage, Body Massage, Manicure
Andrea Adele Hair and Beauty
1134 South Rd, Clovelly Park 5042
Hair Colouring, Formal Hair, Blow Dry, Student's Haircuts, Hair Highlights
The CACI Clinic
Shop 2, 210 Toorak Road, South Yarra 3141
Microdermabrasion, Lip waxing, Neck Massage, Oxygen Therapy, Body Massage
Pixie Hair & Makeup
Suite 3, 202 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee 2034
Men's haircuts, Balayage, Children's Haircuts, Hair Highlights, Hair Styling
Paradai Thai Massage - Brighton
154 Church St, Brighton 3186
Back Massage, Oil Massage, Foot Treatment, Head Massage, Shoulder Massage
Le Beau Monde
1/60 Hardware Ln, Melbourne CBD 3000
Eyebrow Extensions, Men's Facial, Face Waxing, Body Scrub, Relaxation Massage
Stage 6 Health & Fitness
9 Nundah Street, Nundah 4012
Personal Training, Sport Massage, Body Massage, Remedial Massage
Vibe Ayurveda
6/54 Kilby Road, Kew East 3102
Neck Massage, Pedicure, Eye Treatments, Indian Massage, Head Massage
Minu Threading - Subiaco
3 40 Subiaco Square Road, Subiaco 6008
Head Massage, Body Massage, Eyebrow Tint, Eyebrow Threading, Skin Lightening
Noah Therapy
20 Falcon Street, Crows Nest 2065
Reflexology, Body Massage, Chinese Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reiki
Suggar Beauty Clinic
Shop 1 466 Swanston Street, Carlton 3053
Stone Massage Therapy, Relaxation Massage, Cupping, Deep Tissue Massage, Organic Treatments

Massage Bookings in Melbourne, Sydney and Across Australia

Bookwell allows you to book your next massage with your favourite venues in Sydney, Melbourne, and all over Australia.

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 utilizes 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.