Suffering from aches and pains? Looking for a little rest and relaxation? On the hunt for the ultimate self-indulgence? Sounds like you need a really good massage.
Massage therapy works to relieve tension and discomfort in the body while promoting a sense of calm. While some people get massages to unwind, others use massage therapy to alleviate discomfort and pain. Either way, it’s essential to find a reliable, effective and compassionate massage therapist.
In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a massage therapist, and share where to find the best in the Queanbeyan region.
What makes a great massage therapist?
Your massage experience should be relaxing and enjoyable, not awkward and uncomfortable.
It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a massage therapist.
- Years of experience. The best massage therapists have years of industry experience. This means they know how to help you overcome pain, release tension and fall into a state of bliss.
- Personalised treatment. You’ll want a massage therapist who personalises service for your needs, to get the best value-for-money and the most effective treatment.
- Clean, comfortable environment. You should expect a high standard of cleanliness throughout the spa or salon, including in the therapy room. If you don’t find that, apologise and find another place to get your massage.
- Friendly staff. Having a massage should be an enjoyable experience and that includes being greeted and treated by friendly, caring and attentive staff.
- Well-priced. Check a few spas or salons for pricing, to make sure you’re paying a competitive and fair rate for your service.
The best massage therapists in Queanbeyan
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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.
Araya Thai Massage & Spa is a modern spa combining the best Western techniques with the soothing stretching and deep body pressure of Thai massage. The experienced team at Araya Thai Massage & Spa provides clients with a rewarding experience. The spa specialises in massage that relieves tension and pain.
Rebecca Young wrote on Google, “Araya is fantastic. The therapists are so talented and friendly. They maintain a spotless spa and are Covid safe.”
White Cloud Ka Huna Massage provides a unique experience combining Kahuna massage (carried out on a table) and Polynesian bodywork (carried out on the floor). The massage works actively with the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the body, effectively relieving tension and reducing discomfort.
On Google, Peter Richardson wrote, “I’ve searched many years for the right massage, and now the search is over … I went in stressed and tense, and left feeling light and relaxed.”
Dynamic Stone Massage offers remedial massage for chronic, persistent or unresolved pain. Other services include myofascial treatment, scar tissue massage and hot stone massage. Dynamic Stone Massage can help with many conditions, including migraines, lower back pain, pregnancy, frozen shoulder and post-surgery issues. With chronic pain, Dynamic Stone Massage helps people enjoy life more fully.
On Facebook, Melody Pond wrote, “Very relaxing. Helped with migraines and chronic pain management.”
Salaa Siam Therapeutic Massage is a place of rest and relaxation. The team of massage professionals provides calming, tension-relieving massages in a quiet, tranquil setting. Services include remedial massage, deep tissue massage, aromatherapy massage and head, neck and shoulder massage. Traditional Thai and Swedish massages are also available.
Karen van Geelen wrote on Google, “I loved my experience … The customer service was warm and welcoming; the atmosphere tranquil and relaxing; but most importantly, the massage was very good.”
Queanbeyan Physiotherapy Centre offers quality remedial massage services. This includes sports massage, trigger point therapy, pregnancy massage, myofascial release and deep tissue massage. Fully qualified therapist, Eva Papadopoulos, uses the best approach to address all types of soft tissue pain and tension. She has extensive experience in assisting clients with neck and shoulder tightness and treating clients with lower back pain and postural problems.
Deborah Olde wrote on Facebook, “Not only did I get great service, but outstanding results.”
If you’re looking for more information on massage centres, you might like our articles on best remedial massage centres, the best sports massage therapists and best Chinese massage centres Canberra has to offer.
Your experience with massage therapists in Queanbeyan
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is massage therapy?
Massage involves rubbing and putting pressure on muscles, connective tissues, tendons and ligaments. When massage is used to improve your health, it’s known as massage therapy.
What are the types of massage therapy?
Many types of massage therapy are available in Australia. Some of the most popular include pregnancy massage, remedial, sports, Swedish, deep tissue, Shiatsu and hot stone.
What are the benefits of massage therapy?
Many people find massage immediately calming and relaxing. Research shows that massage can help with issues like back pain, headache, depression, anxiety, and strains or soft tissue injuries.
Are there risks to massage therapy?
The Australian Government’s Healthdirect says there are some risks of massage and that some people should avoid it. Massage might not be right for you if you have issues like blood clots, burns, bruises, an infectious skin condition, osteoporosis or nerve damage.
Does Medicare cover massage therapy?
Medicare doesn’t cover the cost of massage therapy. If you have private health insurance, however, you may be able to get some rebate. It’s best to first ask your health fund what’s included in your ‘extras’ cover.