The best Chinese massage centres in Canberra

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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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Miracle Chinese Treatment Clinic

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 Chinese Medicine

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!”

Natural Health Massage

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.”

Chinese Treatment Centre

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.”

Capital Complementary Therapies Centre

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

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

Have you had experience with any of the Chinese massage centres listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

 

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.

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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).

Cheers!

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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