The Best Chinese Massage Centres in Canberra


Are you feeling stressed? Do your muscles feel tight? Are you carrying tension in your back, shoulders, or hips? Are you experiencing pain? A massage could be just the solution.

Chinese massage is a popular treatment for common aches and pains. It’s also a fabulous way to check-in with your mental wellbeing and take some time for yourself. Chinese massage therapies often include remedial massage, but may also incorporate contemporary and Western techniques.

If you would like to give Chinese massage a go, you’ve come to the right place. We asked Canberra’s residents to share their honest feedback – and now, we have the information we need to put together a top three list.

Ready to read more? Great. Let’s get started right away.

What makes an great Chinese massage centre?

If you have never tried Chinese massage before, you might not know what to expect. To help you have the best possible experience, we suggest keeping an eye out for the following traits:

  • Experience. With years of experience under their belts, the best Chinese massage therapists can deliver a comprehensive range of services. They can also help devise a customised treatment plan that targets your specific needs and concerns.
  • Relaxing environment. Massages should be relaxing. When you step foot in a Chinese massage salon, you should instantly feel at rest.
  • Well priced. Price is always a top priority. Typically, when it comes to massage, you get what you pay for. That being said, be wary of salons that overcharge for their services.
  • Convenient location. Many nine-to-fivers use their lunch break as an opportunity to squeeze in some much-needed R and R. If that appeals to you, look for a therapist that’s conveniently located.

Do you agree with our list? Is there anything else you are looking? Let us know below.

The best Chinese massage centres in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Let’s take a look at the top Chinese massage providers in the region according to you – Canberra’s locals.

Natural Health Massage

The dedicated team behind Natural Health Massage deliver some of the best Chinese remedial massage and acupuncture in the region. Located a stone’s throw from Canberra’s bustling downtown, Natural Health Massage has provided client-tailored, all-natural treatments to local residents for more than 15 years. Visit their experienced team of therapists and walk out feeling lighter, more relaxed, and ready to take on the day.

Chinese Treatment Centre

Since 1999, the Chinese Treatment Centre has helped patients overcome a whole range of medical issues. Alongside their traditional Chinese treatments, they also offer a variety of massage services. Their practitioners will work closely with you to identify your needs and goals and devise a therapy plan that utilises several traditional and contemporary techniques, including remedial massage and soft-tissue manipulation. You can expect relieved muscles and minimised pain.

As reviewer Anthony Carr says on Google, “The staff at this place are very professional and nice. They can treat a lot of different problems. I would highly recommend it.”

Traditional Chinese Massage

Traditional Chinese Massage is conveniently located in Canberra’s city centre, making it the perfect lunch break getaway. The team behind Traditional Chinese Massage have years of experience delivering personalised services that meet your specific needs, all of which are provided in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Males, females, and couples are welcome.

If you’re looking for more information on massage centres, check out our articles on the best remedial massage centres and best sports massage therapists in Canberra.

Your experience with chinese massage centres in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you ever been to the massage centres listed above? Do you have another favourite Chinese massage therapist? Share your thoughts and feedback in the comments area below for our readers to check out.


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17 Responses to The Best Chinese Massage Centres in Canberra
Bluprint82 Bluprint82 11:37 am 17 Dec 08

I recommend Soul’s Desire Beauty & Grooming – 6288 2587, ask for Cassy.
She does remedial and relaxation massage.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 10:42 am 17 Dec 08

Thanks to everyone for all the suggestions – I really appreciate it.

I don’t think paying for a couple of massages is gonna get me off the hook, but it’ll give me a break, and give the missus a treat at the same time.

I’m gonna pick up some vouchers from a couple of the places suggested above (one close to home, and one close to her work).


Xbikee Xbikee 11:15 pm 16 Dec 08

Northern northside [read: Gunghalin], Chinese Massage inthe main street. At least if you are pregnant the wind blowing down that well-designed piece of @#$%^ will not blow you over. Shat, I diversified quick there….

Overheard Overheard 8:12 pm 16 Dec 08

Jean Mc said :

Yes. There’s a great massage therapist in Florey – across from the shops. It’s called Body Kneads. They specialise in remedial massage and in particular for pregnant women (although that’s hardly a remedy I suppose!). They are in the Yellow and White pages.

Jean Mc

Another vote for Bodykneads. They’ve helped this battered about old body get rid of the daily pain of old injuries. Going there for another session tomorrow.

che che 6:10 pm 16 Dec 08

ditto on Natural Options at Macquarie Shops

poptop poptop 5:28 pm 16 Dec 08

BTW Jim, do you really believe that outsourcing this service will get you off the hook?

Ho ho ho!

Griffith Massage Centre – Griffith Shops.

R. Slicker R. Slicker 5:03 pm 16 Dec 08

I recommend Northside Studios in Fyshwick. Ooops, wrong sort of massage . . .

deye deye 4:04 pm 16 Dec 08

Therapy Masters Civic.

Genie Genie 3:45 pm 16 Dec 08

I highly recommend Natural Options at Macquarie Shops.. and the Chinese Massage place on Bunda Street…

Dunno if they offer pregnancy massages or not..

emd emd 1:44 pm 16 Dec 08

I like Massage for Health at Ainslie Shops. They do pregnancy massage. I had a post-pregnancy massage there and the masseuse gave some good tips on reducing neck & shoulder strain while I was spending ten hours a day feeding a baby. Have given gift vouchers from there before, they’re always appreciated.

Delish Delish 11:16 am 16 Dec 08

Massage Practice and training – they did the olympic team…

Vic Soloman done the Olympic team but I use Anthony or Tony for short. He is fantastic… 6280 9054
14 Ipswich St
Fyswick (across from Shell petrol)

PM PM 11:12 am 16 Dec 08

There’s a Thai place that does a variety of massages, including Thai foot massage as well as Swedish etc. Not sure about pregnant women’s requirements. I think it’s called “Foot & Thai”, and it’s at Weedon Close Belconnen (just down the hill from The Pot). Quite reasonable rates.

Mrshmellowman Mrshmellowman 10:58 am 16 Dec 08

Mrs Mrshmellow swears by the Canberra Day Spa over near the ACTEW building in town.
They have a pregnancy specialist masseuse and do gift vouchers

54-11 54-11 10:37 am 16 Dec 08

I go to Om Shanti in Griffith.

Cameron Cameron 10:07 am 16 Dec 08
Jean Mc Jean Mc 9:58 am 16 Dec 08

Yes. There’s a great massage therapist in Florey – across from the shops. It’s called Body Kneads. They specialise in remedial massage and in particular for pregnant women (although that’s hardly a remedy I suppose!). They are in the Yellow and White pages.

Jean Mc

Thumper Thumper 9:52 am 16 Dec 08

harden up Mr Jones and get those fingers working 😉

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