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The best massages in Melbourne

No two massages are the same, and while there are no happy endings here, you might try a spot of cupping, needling or kinesiology in the middle

We all need a little TLC every now and then. Leave your worries at the door and check yourself into the city's best massage parlours. Need a more thorough scrubbing down? Head into one of Melbourne's best spas and bathhouses or waxing salons as well.

Pamper yourself at these places


Nourish Body and Skin

Nourish Body and Skin is an oasis in what can be a hectic part of St Kilda. The day spa offers the complete pampering experience, from mani-pedis (bubbles optional), waxing, specialised facials to massages. The pamper packages are where it's at if you're in need of a complete relaxation experience. The Sensory Escape package ($165) is a totally luxurious experience that is 90 minutes of pure bliss and time well spent if you're after a thorough pampering.  

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St Kilda

Sakura Lounge

This Japanese lounge and spa provides something for everyone. Choosing from classic massages or opt for something more cultural and go with a signature Japanese massage such as shiatsu or seitei. Further delve into their services and experience kinesiology, a session that helps heal your mind, body and soul.

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Milk & Honey Remedial Massage

Milk & Honey keep it simple, merging regular massage with therapeutic healing techniques to tailor a massage experience that’s perfect for you. Next time a few aches and pains emerge, consider Milk and Honey for that long-overdue massage you need, not only can it benefit you physiologically with sports injury prevention and treatment, along with fitness, but will also aid you psychologically through increasing your concentration and quality of z’s.

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West Melbourne

Body Freedom Urban Spa Retreat

Body Freedom is exactly what its name suggests; freeing the knots from your muscles and the strains from your daily lives to leave you in a state of complete tranquillity. You can choose one of their many massages which will leave you completely satisfied however, if you’re willing to splurge a little we would recommend one of their packages, The Melt ($240). This full-body experience will dissolve all of your worries from head to toe.

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South Melbourne

Bayside Body Therapy

Bayside Body Therapy is one of the few massage joints that offer a special lymphatic drainage massage. Although it sounds peculiar, it works to help bloating, swelling, fluid retention, toxic build up and sports injuries. They also feature a stone massage that uses only selectively customised stones created from Australian Daintree granite and marble for the customers at Bayside Body Therapy.

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Mind Body Spirit Wellness Centre

Mind Body Spirit is the perfect place to unwind with sensual massages such as Holistic, pregnancy, Arabian and even a Hawaiian massage (Lomi Lomi). All will feel at home in this inviting and exuberant environment, with staff coming from various areas such as physiotherapy, beauticians and healing arts therapists to give you a service you won’t forget. Not to mention the staff are friendly and flexible, so if you can’t get there they’ll come to you. Plus you’ll come out smelling like a coconut. Winning.

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Vigorous Traditional Thai Massage

Vigorous Traditional Thai massage is a renowned establishment offering traditional Thai massages and their variations. With three other locations, they are very convenient, however if you can’t get there, there’s also the opportunity for a work-based group massage. Kind of like a get to know each other but I hope you already know each other enough to suggest getting half naked together and being muscle-pleasured…thing.

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Stable Massage

Stable Massage is the perfect go-to for sports-related aches and pains, or simply a remedial massage. With sites in both St Kilda (22 Alma Rd) and the CBD, you can be assured to be looked after professionally as all workers have Diplomas of Remedial and Relaxation Massage, and are members of AAMT and ANTA. There are many treatment options available such as deep tissue massages and myotherapy however Stable has gone one step further and features dry needling, which we can almost guarantee will hurt much less than a Thai full-body rub-down.

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Souri’s Myotherapy and Massage

Souri is one of Melbourne’s best myotherapists and masseuses, gaining experience through her Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy completed at RMIT, working for Melbourne Storm Rugby team and in high-class Melbourne hotels. Implementing remedial and deep tissue massages, Souri will help prevent and treat injuries to enhance the athlete’s performance.

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Doncaster East

Ripple Massage

Where to begin…Ripple mobile massage has almost every massage treatment you could possibly imagine, from Russian deep tissue to chocolate to warmed sea shells. They’ve really broken away from the norm, and it’s worked.

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