The Best Places for an Indulgent Massage in Canberra
A massage is one of life’s most sought-after luxuries and there's no time like the present to book one in. Keep it easy with this edit of the best massages in Canberra.
Taking time out from a busy schedule and booking yourself an hour of relaxation is always a good move. You're investing in your future self and we're all about that. But we also recognise that the investment of time and money needs to be worth it, so we've done the research for you.
Whether you're looking to rehab a sports injury, to relax and unwind or just need a bit of TLC, massages are an essential pillar of wellbeing. Luckily, Canberra is a haven when it comes to health and wellbeing, from day spas to facials. Don't hesitate and read on to discover the best places for a massage in Canberra.
Endota Day Spa
Endota Day Spa is very conveniently located in the city. A well-trusted beauty brand, this is the spa to visit when you’re having a stressful day at work and need to unwind – but quickly. Known for their express massage options, you can be in and out in 30 minutes, then back at your desk refreshed and ready to continue your day.
Canberra Centre, Shop DG20, Petrie Plaza, Canberra City
Hale Gym Day Spa
Hale Gym Day Spa offers a wide variety of treatments, however if you’re after a bit of a bougie, luxurious massage to treat yourself with, this is the place to go. Book yourself in for a hot stone massage, their signature massage service, or buy a gift voucher for an expecting mother to indulge in a pregnancy massage. Bonus: you can jump into the cave-like spa pool or hit the sauna when you’re done.
10-14 Macquarie Street, Barton
Are you pregnant? Or have a loved one expecting soon? Nothing beats a pregnancy massage to ease all the aches that get thrown at your body during those precious nine months. In fact, Sui Spa pregnancy massages have been known to be the highlight of a woman’s pregnancy journey – with a promise of ultimate relaxation and the chance for a nap. The entire process is so calming, you won’t want to wake up. They also offer traditional Thai massage, hot stone and remedial if you're not in need of the above.
Shop R2/2 David Street, Turner
Adytum is a holistic health and wellness retreat based in the Nation’s Capital, offering visitors a place to immerse themselves in ancient rituals of self-care and indulgence. They offer up all of the usual suspects from Swedish massage to deep tissue but if you're short on time, their 30-minute scalp, foot and face massages are targeted delights.
101/16 Lonsdale Street, Braddon
Canberra City Health Network
The place to go for a massage in Canberra. Run by qualified allied health practitioners, CCHN offers massage services from three convenient locations: Civic (on London Circuit), Casey and Swinger Hill. Remedial, Swedish massage and even pregnancy-safe options are available at all locations. Plus, you can access health services such as osteopathy, physiotherapy and even nutrition. It’s your one stop shop for all things massage and health.
71-73 London Circuit, Canberra City
La Terre Day Spa
If a serene space is crucial to your relaxation experiences, this is the massage destination for you. La Terre Day Spa are all about bringing that resort-style luxury to the city and the serene interiors and attention to detail deliver just that. La Terre offer a selection of 30-minute, 60-minute and 90-minute massages. Don't forget to make use of the on-site jacuzzi, sauna and rain shower whilst you're there.
Unit 50/11 Thynne Street, Bruce
Thai Bliss Therapeutic Massage
Need a place to unwind after a long day, or even a lunchtime treat yourself moment? Thai Bliss Therapeutic Massage is an incredibly sought-after massage location. With no natural light and nothing but chilled music, it’s the best option for when you need to relax. Opt for a traditional Thai massage, that combines elements of yoga, shiatsu and acupressure, for something invigorating or go for the hot stone massage if you need to rest and repair.
2/14 Childers Street, Canberra City
Canberra Day Spa
Canberra Day Spa is probably the most well-known day spa in Canberra. And let’s be real, a massage always pairs well with a little beauty pampering on the side. Whether you’re after an indulgent scalp massage, or you’re a runner and need pampering directly on your feet, there are so many options at this location!
Shop 6/2 Akuna Street, Canberra City
Mudd The Spa
Located within Hotel Realm, Mudd The Spa is super luxe, made for solo massage visits but equally great for couples – hint, hint at anniversary presents! However, while their body massages are great, book yourself in for one of their popular facial therapies, which combines a facial, skin diagnosis and facial massage in one. It won’t disappoint.
Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton
Mint ‘n Co.
For the ultimate relaxation experience, look no further than Mint ‘n Co. This Japanese-owned spot has an incredible range of massages available, including aromatherapy, deep tissue, hot stone, foot reflexology and pregnancy, along with facials. But their specialty is the Irotsuya treatment, a facial massage combining Japanese and Swedish techniques to help you glow.
186B/15 Coranderrk Street, Canberra City