What better way to escape the hustle and bustle of city life than to treat yourself to a relaxing and rejuvenating massage? A quality Thai massage can be an excellent way to let go of any tension, worry and stress, as the qualified masseurs help you stretch your body.
Canberra is home to numerous Thai massage salons, each offering their own unique packages and supplemented by other spa treatments and facilities. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of Thai massage or you’re looking to treat yourself, knowing where to start looking can be quite overwhelming. You’re quite literally putting your body in the hands of a stranger – so how can you be sure that you’re picking the perfect salon before you even try it?
You’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll tell you about what makes a great Thai massage salon, as well as an informative guide to some of Canberra’s best.
What makes a great Thai massage salon?
Not sure what exactly you want out of a Thai massage salon in the Canberra area? No worries. The following features will ensure you leave the spa feeling as good as new.
- Qualified therapists. The best massages are performed by therapists that are not only qualified and educated in the art of Thai massage, but also have years of experience.
- A clean environment. There’s nothing more unsettling than a less-than-hygienic massage salon. Cleanliness is vital.
- A peaceful atmosphere. You go to the spa to relax, to escape the craziness of everyday life. You want a spa that goes above and beyond to ensure you can rest both your body and your mind.
- Well priced.No one likes to be ripped off. Although you most often do get what you pay for, opt for a spa that’s priced competitively. And, if you pay premium prices, ensure you get premium treatment.
- A range of treatments. Whether you’d like to be pampered or healed, the best spas offer a range of treatments that can be tailored to your specific needs.
The best Thai massage salons in Canberra
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Since opening in 2010, this family business has served the people of the Tuggeranong area and supported the local community with a caring and friendly approach. Sawasdee Thai Massage uses only premium oils, balms and scrubs to ensure all their clients have the best experience possible. And, if you’re feeling particularly indulgent or like you really need some proper relaxation times, you can schedule a traditional Thai massage with them for as long as 2 hours!
‘Local Guide’ Emily Newman-Martin writes, “Best massage place in Canberra. Honestly, this place is amazing. (…) Looks and smells wonderful, clean, everybody is so courteous and makes you feel very comfortable.”
Thai Bliss is a luxurious retreat located right in the heart of the city. With a team of hand-picked and master-trained Thai massage professionals ready to delivery optimum results in every treatment, Thai Bliss is here to help you revive your spirit, indulge your senses and relax with a soothing therapy that has been specially tailored for you and your needs.
See what ‘Local Guide’ Hemanth Sagar had to say in their Google review of Thai Bliss, “My experience is really good here. Such a pleasant and soothing place it is. The ambience there is amazing, and the staff are really friendly.”
Touch of Siam offers a range of traditional Thai massages along with other therapies, all designed to help with relieving muscle tension, aches and pain in all areas of the body. If you’re interested in a remedial Thai massage, they’ve got you covered with their deep tissue Thai massage, which is perfect for those recovering from sports injuries, deep tension and stubborn pain points.
Facebook user Acia Perez is particularly happy with her experience at Touch of Siam, writing, “I’m now coming here once a week. My body always feels relaxed and soothed after coming here. I’m very picky with Thai massages as I am Thai myself, so I know what a real Thai massage is and touch of Siam are authentic in their techniques.”
With humble beginnings in a one-room garage studio back in 2016, the team at Mor Thai Massage has worked tireless to become a fully functioning massage and day-spa in the heart of Gungahlin. Along with their facials, body scrubs and spa packages, Mor Thai offers Thai foot massage, Thai oil massage, and traditional Thai massage, all with the philosophy of providing meaningful, effective and high-quality service.
As Facebook user Tania Mathie writes, “Fantastic massage from Mai today. The staff were very friendly and the whole place was so relaxing. I’m looking forward to booking in again soon.”
Sui Massage & Day Spa offers a range of signature massages aimed at realigning energy flows with stretching, deep pressure and soothing movements. Inspired by ancient Eastern healing traditions, the massage specialists are here to guide you to optimum body and mind equilibrium. Not only does Sui offer traditional Thai massage, but they also offer Thai oil massage for those who truly wish to indulge.
Google reviewer and ‘Local Guide’ Rachael Buckland writes, “Our favourite massage in Canberra – tailored to injuries / specific issues. We always appreciate the high-quality service at Sui Spa.”
Your experience with Thai massage salons in Canberra
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