The Best Remedial Massage Clinics in Canberra


Who are the best remedial massage clinics in Canberra? Photo: File.

Remedial massage is a complementary therapy that aims to treat muscles, tendons and bones, addressing aches, pains, damage and mobility issues. The benefits from remedial massage may stimulate blood flow and could result in improved range-of-movement, released tension, and could assist in the repair of injuries. Many people invest in remedial massages to improve both their physical and mental wellbeing and a massage session may be a fantastic antidote to sitting in an office chair all day!

If you’re looking for a quality remedial massage therapist in Canberra, we have you covered. After consulting local feedback, we’ve created a list of the top four remedial massage clinics in the region.

Let’s get started right away.

What makes a quality remedial massage clinic?

Not exactly sure what you want from a remedial massage clinic? That’s no problem. Try to find a therapist that ticks all of the following boxes:

  • Holistic approach. Systematic method of support to the treatment for each individual patient in order to understand the basis of diagnosis, goal/s to achieve, how to measure success, and follow up. The key to a good health relationship is one that takes it step by step, is long term and not transactional, and cares for the whole patient rather than an individual condition.
  • Experienced. Experience and qualifications are a must-have. Without these, you may not have a positive experience at your appointment or enjoy the benefits of remedial massage afterwards. Furthermore being able to have a meaningful discussion with your practitioner, and be understood through active listening, bodes well for health outcomes.
  • Compassionate. You are seeking a remedial massage therapist for a reason – whether that be to de-stress or heal an injury. The best in the business are compassionate and understanding and can perform a customised massage targeting specific areas.
  • Effective. There’s no point visiting a remedial massage clinic if your massages are ineffective in achieving your desired aims.
  • Accredited. Massage therapy is an investment in your health and wellness. Keep in mind that some therapists are covered by private health insurance.

The best remedial massage clinics 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.

Pivotal Therapies

Pivotal Therapies, in Canberra city, is a specialist clinic focusing on sport, remedial and postural injuries. The clinic’s goal is to help clients alleviate aches, discomforts, and pains, as well as improve performance.

As Jonathon Schwartz wrote on Google, “I had a massage to help with a shoulder injury from rock climbing and neck stiffness. Phil was very knowledgeable, professional and provided an excellent and effective treatment. I’ll definitely be going back ….”

Natural Health Massage

For more than 15 years, Natural Health Massage in Braddon has helped Canberrans heal their bodies through natural treatments and techniques. The clinic specialises in Chinese remedial massage and acupuncture and formulates customised treatment programs for each client for optimal, long-lasting results.

Grant Keys wrote on Google, “Having lived in China for 4 years I know a good Chinese massage and can honestly say Mr Hongxin is up there with the best … Very professional, knowledgeable and with the private Heath rebate very affordable.”

ACT Remedial Therapy Massage

ACT Remedial Therapy Massage is all about keeping bodies at their best. Qualified therapists help clients overcome discomfort, injury, and agitation using a personalised approach. Services include deep muscular therapy, sports/remedial therapy, trigger point therapy, therapeutic relaxation massage, reflexology and more. ACT Remedial Therapy Massage in Manuka is one of Canberra’s longest established massage practices.

As Kylie Ferrari wrote on Google, “If there were more stars, they’d get them. Best massage I have had in years.”

Therapy Masters

Therapy Masters with over 23 years of Massage Industry experience, focus on providing tailored treatments that best meet the individual health needs of their clients. The team specialise in Remedial, Sports and Relaxation massage, as well as Reiki and Sports Taping. The clinic is now located in Queanbeyan.

The Musiello Family wrote on Google, “Wonderful place to get a massage and nice atmosphere. I felt confident that the staff knew how to treat my issues and were professional from the moment I walked in.”

Capital Health Centre of Traditional Chinese Medicine

The team of practitioners at the Capital Health Centre of Traditional Chinese Medicine all have formal qualifications, are experts in their fields and have years of experience in helping clients feel better with remedial massage, acupuncture and other holistic services. Located in Canberra city, Belconnen and Woden, the centre was founded by Dr Qiong Xu and Dr Harvey Wang.

Remedial massage, also known as Tuina, is a type of Chinese therapeutic massage and an important component of traditional Chinese medicine. It includes various handwork massage techniques that complement the client’s mindfulness. Breathing techniques, heat and vibration can all be used depending on client needs. Remedial massage can also enhance acupuncture therapy to achieve the Yin Yang balance.

The team at Capital Health Centre of Traditional Chinese Medicine believe that Tuina is a therapeutic extension of Western massage. It’s effective, natural and increasingly popular for most mental, physical and emotional illnesses.

Capital Health Centre of Traditional Chinese Medicine also provide specialist acupuncture services as well as cupping, scrubbing, moxibustion, Chinese massage and herbal medicine.

Satisfied customer Ralitsa Dimitrova wrote on Google, “Fantastic professionalism, competent and caring doctors, friendly staff, clean practice. As a patient with more than 5 years’ experience with them, I would highly recommend the clinic to everyone looking for traditional Chinese medicine services.”

If you’re looking for more information on remedial massage therapy in Canberra, you might like our articles on the best massages in Canberra, and the best acupuncturists in Canberra.

Your experience with remedial massage clinics 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 in the comments in any of the remedial massage clinics listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is remedial massage?
Remedial massage is a complementary therapy that aims to treat muscles that are damaged, knotted, tense or immobile. Therapists aim to locate and repair damaged areas of the body and speed up the body’s own healing processes. Massage is used to stimulate the blood supply, make joints more mobile, and help repair damaged tissues.
Is remedial massage regulated in Australia?
Massage therapy is currently self-regulated in Australia. There is no Statute or Act that applies solely or specifically to the practise of massage. Many remedial massage therapists have undergone formal training to achieve qualifications. Many have years of experience.
What are the health benefits of remedial massage?
Remedial massage can stimulate the blood supply, make joints more mobile, and help to repair damaged tissues. Therapists aim to enhance wellbeing by balancing the length, tone and tension of muscles and tendons. Remedial massage can improve a wide range of problems, such as headaches, abdominal pain, low back pain, muscle cramps, whiplash, arthritis and frozen shoulder.
How much does remedial therapy cost?
Many factors can influence the cost, so it’s best to get an idea before your treatment starts. Factors include the length of a session, the experience of your therapist, the number of treatments you need and the type of treatment you need.
Does remedial massage hurt?
The pressure applied with remedial massage can be strong and deep or gentle and shallow, depending on the problem. If you’re concerned, talk to your therapist about your pain threshold.

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11 Responses to The Best Remedial Massage Clinics in Canberra
EllenC7 EllenC7 5:52 pm 05 Jan 15

Clare from ACT Smart Osteopathy in Monash 6161 2936 🙂
She’s got almost 8 years of experience and has worked with a variety of sporting teams too!

jar jar 6:28 pm 13 Jul 13

the best place is in Queanbeyan at Viva Massage he really does relieve back pain call 0402229485
a bit to travel but really worth the time

jb2906 jb2906 3:55 pm 28 Jun 13

TLC Massage Theodore – Call Lisa 0405 089 442. She is fully qualified and registered with health funds.

jb2906 jb2906 3:53 pm 28 Jun 13

TLC Massage in Theodore! I would and do recommend Lisa to anyone needs massage or Bowen Technique – she is qualified and is registered with health funds. Call her on 0405 089 442.

Zeital Zeital 10:27 am 28 Jun 13

Jungle Jim said :

Go see the team at Canberra Body Clinic

Definitely helped me out in the past with back and neck problems.

MrMagoo said :

Jungle Jim said :

Go see the team at Canberra Body Clinic

I know two of the Therapists there very well and can confirm they are quality practioners.

ohh that looks good and close to home. thanks : )

MrMagoo MrMagoo 3:56 pm 27 Jun 13

Jungle Jim said :

Go see the team at Canberra Body Clinic

I know two of the Therapists there very well and can confirm they are quality practioners.

FarrerGirl FarrerGirl 2:00 pm 27 Jun 13

I have been told good things about Leonie Stewart:

Natural & Positive Health-Leonie Stewart
2 Broun Pl
Kambah, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2902
02 6296 2660

Jungle Jim Jungle Jim 10:57 am 27 Jun 13

Go see the team at Canberra Body Clinic

Definitely helped me out in the past with back and neck problems.

Madam Cholet Madam Cholet 4:48 pm 26 Jun 13

Try the Thai place in Tuggeranong Square. Thai massage is utterly fabulous.

muntychops muntychops 4:46 pm 26 Jun 13

Vic Solomon 0411 614 885. Works out of Hughes, is only in town once every 3 weeks and is a miracle worker, he’s a big chap with strong hands but he has knowledge most don’t. I’ve had a dodgy hip for years he fixed it in 4 sessions.

Genie Genie 4:29 pm 26 Jun 13

Gaya Spa Phillip.

Not a very fancy joint. But I have no complaints regarding the previous massages I’ve had there.

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