My neck, my back… aches. It’s true that none of us is a stranger to those day-to-day pains; we’re only human after all. And let’s face it, you deserve to treat yourself to one of the finest massages Melbourne has to offer. Whether it’s a quick 15-minute foot massage or a tailor-made massage experience, there’s a rest and relaxation session somewhere in Melbourne with your name on it. Here are 9 of Melbourne’s best massages.
Nourish Body And Skin
Nourish Body and Skin is a tranquil space with top-notch therapists. You can select from their menu of four massages—and the best part? You can upgrade your experience with add-on extras to your massage including aromatic body scrubs, dry body brushing, a spa foot treatment or a hair conditioning treatment.
Vigorous Traditional Thai Massage
West Melbourne, CBD, Fitzroy, Richmond
One of the most reputable massage houses in Melbourne, Vigorous Traditional Thai Massage has a fully loaded menu of massages for all of the bodily aches. But what should you go for? Try selecting from their premium body sessions menu where you’ll find four vigorous treatments, in particular, the vigorous combination option. This one’s a combo of a Thai yoga massage followed by a deep tissue massage. And did we mention that the session is wrapped up by wrapping you up in a hot steam towel?
Four words: inner peace, outer glow. Hidden in a quintessential Melbourne laneway, the Sakura Lounge is housed in an urban warehouse where it appears industrial on the outside and but oh-so stylish on the inside. This Japanese-inspired oasis also doubles as a progressive natural healing centre, where they fuse the finest Japanese and Western therapies. Our recommendation? Their aromatherapy massage, think essential oil blends all of the relaxation.
V Hotel Spa
Located on the lower ground level beneath The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins Street, V Hotel Spa is not only one of Melbourne’s best luxury space and massage joints; it’s also one of the CBD’s best-kept secrets. And if you’re after a massage that’s a little more on the luxurious side of things, V Hotel Spa is what you’re looking for. Their massage therapy treatments offer hydro-steam, spa bath and holistic body treatments. You’ll leave feeling reborn and wondering why you hadn’t visited sooner.
South Yarra, CBD
You guessed, it, these guys are all real Thai massages—with a contemporary feel. At True Thai, they focus on remedial, therapeutic and relaxation massages. Where therapeutic meets relaxation. If you’re short on time, you can opt for one of their 15 or 30 express massages, where you might be cutting the time on the massage, but certainly not the relaxation. Benefits include internal organ stimulation, blood and lymph circulation.
Body Freedom Day Spa
5-star experience? Check. Three-storey 1850’s fully refurbished hosiery mill location? Check. This unique wellness spa boasts tailor-made massage experiences, where they’ll take into consideration all aspects of how you’re feeling including muscular tension, injuries and so on. The massage will be created especially for you, meaning that no two massages at Body Freedom Day Spa are the same. And if you’re feeling like a post-massage stroll, Albert Park Lake is always around the corner.
Luna Massage Therapy
If you ever find yourself wandering around the Docklands, wander into Luna Massage Therapy for a massage. Their therapists are fully qualified and offer a range of massage therapy services including remedial, deep tissue, hot stone and more. You can sign up for a Luna massage for anywhere between 30 minutes to two hours and you can even read all about their therapists on their website so you know exactly what you’re in for.
The best way to experience this Japanese-inspired wellness day spa? By following up one of their epic Shiatsu massages back-to-back with one of their float therapy sessions. A Shiatsu massage is a hands-on, oil-free massage (where the wearing of loose clothing is permitted) and aims to relieve your body of blockages. Jump into one of Sensu’s float therapy cocoons and drift away into a realm of relaxation like no other.
Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs
The Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs certainly needs no introduction. And if you haven’t experienced this garden of earthly delights, have you even lived? While this natural wonder may be located 90 minutes out of Melbourne, that’s a short trip to take if you know what’s in store. Treat yourself to one of their massage and bathing combos for the ultimate hot springs experience.
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