Are you feeling stressed? Do your muscles feel tight? Do you have tension in your back, shoulders, or hips? A Chinese massage could help you feel better.
This form of massage originated in ancient China. It’s also called Tuina (pronounced twee-nah). Some say it’s the oldest system of bodywork. It’s one of the four main branches of traditional Chinese medicine, along with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a Chinese massage centre, and share where to find the best in Canberra.
What makes a great Chinese massage centre?
The underlying philosophy of Chinese massage is that you achieve true health when you find harmony and balance in yourself and your environment. The goal is to create harmony in the body’s yin and yang by removing blockages that manifest as illness, disease and emotional issues.
It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a Chinese massage centre.
- Experience. You’ll want a Chinese massage centre with therapists who have years of experience. These therapists will develop a treatment plan just for you.
- Communications. Look for a Chinese massage therapist who clearly communicates what they can do for you. This is a therapist who can also explain how treatments work.
- Price. Compare prices online with several Chinese massage centres, so you pay market rates.
- Availability. The best massage therapists are sometimes super busy. Hope online or call to check availability.
- Convenience. If a convenient location is important, look for a quality Chinese massage centre that’s close.
The best Chinese massage centres in Canberra
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Serving Canberra for more than 20 years, Capital Chinese Medicine improves patient’s wellbeing, including with Tuina remedial massage, acupressure, acupuncture and moxibustion. Traditional Chinese massage services focus on treating illness symptoms and body recovery, restoring balance to fundamental body functions. The team is highly trained and experienced in Chinese medicine. Capital Chinese Medicine operates three clinics — Canberra City, Woden and Belconnen
On Google, Sally Wang wrote, “Reliable Chinese medicine clinic!”
Since 1999, the Chinese Treatment Centre has helping patients with a range of medical issues. Alongside traditional Chinese treatments, the centre offers massage services. Practitioners work closely with patients to identify goals. They provide honest, accurate and professional treatment.
Craig Rippon wrote on Google, “Very professional, good explanations and very sharing with knowledge. I had some immediate relief and expect that things will get better with some additional treatment.”
Natural Health Massage is a Chinese remedial massage and acupuncture specialist located in the heart of Canberra. The centre has been open for more than 15 years, healing bodies using natural techniques. Therapists have deep knowledge of Chinese massage and extensive experience. They tailor treatment to specific needs.
On Google, Gemma King wrote, “This is my favourite massage place in Canberra! Hongxin is fantastic, the customer service is excellent, and the price is extremely reasonable. Highly recommended.”
Miracle Chinese Treatment Clinic, a massage and acupuncture centre, provides services used in China for thousands of years. The clinic team helps patients “keep fit the Chinese way”. The team has years of experience , including with Chinese medicine.
Michael Petrou wrote on Google, “Ever since I found out that I had a bad back years ago. I've been going to Dennis regularly for acupuncture and massage treatment ... I hardly get back pains ever since …”
Capital Complementary Therapies Centre offers Chinese massage, acupuncture, cupping and Gua Sha, dry needling herbal medicine and more. Dennis (Yunqin) Yu – the founder – is a qualified doctor of Chinese medicine, an acupuncturist and remedial massage therapist with qualifications from China and Australia. Massage is available seven days a week.
On Google Emma Hilton wrote, “Dennis got straight to the core of my issue (sciatic nerve pain) and offered immediate relief and exercises that are making a world of difference.”
If you’re looking for more information on massage in Canberra, you might like our articles on the best massage therapists, best remedial massage clinics, best sports massage therapists, best Thai massage and best pregnancy massage Canberra has to offer.
Your experience with Chinese massage centres in Canberra
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Chinese massage?
Chinese massage originated in ancient China. It’s also called Tuina (pronounced twee-nah). It’s one of the four main branches of traditional Chinese medicine, along with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
How is Chinese massage different from other forms of massage?
The underlying philosophy of Chinese massage is that you achieve true health when you find harmony and balance in yourself and your environment. The goal of Chinese massage is to create harmony in the yin and yang of the body by getting rid of blockages that manifest as illness, disease and emotional issues.
How much does a Chinese massage session cost?
The cost of Chinese massage, like other forms of massage, varies. Many factors can influence price, including the location of the massage centre, the therapists experience and the problem you want to solve.
What types of problems does Chinese massage fix?
Chinese massage can relive stress and help get rid of blockages that can cause you feel unwell. It can also increase blood flow. It’s best to research Chinese massage centres online to see what types of problems they can fix.
How old is Chinese massage therapy?
Chinese massage originated in ancient China. Some say it’s the oldest system of bodywork.