We’ve rounded up Brisbane’s best massages because, let’s face it, massage therapy is the Holy Grail of pampering and relaxation.
The locations in this comprehensive guide are capable of unlocking your ultimate feel-good potential and inducing deliciously high levels of bliss. You’ll find everything from no-nonsense treatments that won’t break the bank to splurge-worthy spa retreats that you’ll struggle to drag yourself away from. Athletes and expecting mamas, we got you covered, too.
So whether you’re feeling the post-workout burn or just wanna show yourself a little TLC, we’ve got Brisbane’s best massages right here.
One Wybelenna, Brookfield
Set against the lush green backdrop of Brisbane’s semi-rural suburb of Brookfield, you’ll feel a million miles away from anywhere at One Wybelenna, even though you’re only 30 minutes from the city.
Stepping inside this hidden oasis is like entering the home of an ultra cashed-up, super stylish friend. One Wybelenna is complete with a sunken lounge fireplace, slate walls, a huge infinity pool and sky-high glass windows. Try the Blissful Marma Massage, which uses essential oils from the exclusive ayurvedic range, Subtle Energies. Or try the Hahana Hot Stone Massage, which uses Lomi-Lomi techniques to massage a Peru Balsam and Ylang Ylang coconut oil blend all over the body. Mmm… bliss!
Best for: Their world-class menu of treatments and tranquil setting.
Price range: $145-$225
Move Well MST Clinic, Bulimba and Newstead
Matt Baker from Move Well MST Clinic is highly trained in the fields of Science, Remedial Massage and Body Psychotherapy. His massages are health based specialising in deep tissue that relieves headaches, fatigue, neck and back pain.
Best for: Musculoskeletal and remedial therapy.
Price range: By appointment.
Pho Thai Spa, New Farm
Head to Pho Thai Spa for a Thai massage that’s about as traditional as it gets without hopping on a plane. A quick Google search will lead you to the rave reviews from local and international clients. Sit back and enjoy a Thai green tea during a widely-renowned traditional Thai foot massage. Or for something a little different, try the yoga massage, which employs slow, firm movements and acupressure using passive stretches, which some people refer to as “lazy yoga”.
Best for: Traditional Thai techniques.
Price range: $60-$175
Health Place, Fortitude Valley
With a very sporty client list (counting the Queensland Ballet, Cirque de Soleil acrobats, The Wallabies, and the Broncos among their devotees), Health Place is a go-to for remedial sports therapies. But the good news is, they can also take care of the rest of us with their massage offerings!
With acupuncture, dietician services, and podiatry among their health-enhancing services, Health Place focuses on holistic wellbeing and aims to bridge the gap between a health clinic and day spa. Want chill beats to listen to? Or maybe some spa music for true relaxation? Sure thing! You can even choose the style of music you want to have during your treatment.
Best for: Sports remedial massage.
Price range: $60-$150
Ella Baché Post Office Square, Brisbane
A long-standing favourite and Mecca for all beauty treatments, Ella Baché in Post Office Square has a rep for providing consistently high-quality massage therapies to loyal Brisbanites. Try the Relaxation Massage to restore balance and vitality to sore, aching muscles. For a seriously unforgettable treat, pamper yourself with one of their Indulgence Packages.
Best for: Next-level Indulgence Packages.
Price range: $69-$495
Ripple Massage, mobile service
The only thing better than treating yourself to a massage is not having to leave the comfort of your own home to do so! With an impressively huge list of treatments on offer, ranging from pregnancy massages to Kahuna and Indian Head Massages and everything in between, Ripple Massage is one of the most widely-known mobile massage services in Brisbane. Think you’ve seen it all? Think again! Their innovative therapies use anything from honey through to chocolate and even heated and aromatherapy oil-coated reef shells for ultimate relaxation!
Best for: Mobile massage and out-of-the-box therapies.
Price range: $95-$380
Qi Resonance, Annerley
Situated in a cozy little room adjoining Paper Moon Functions and Coffee House, Qi Resonance is touted as one of the best massage studios in Brisbane. Masseuse Olivia doubles as a barista and specialises in Lomi Lomi and therapeutic massage. She employs a variety of techniques in conjunction with her messages such as Sonopuncture (similar to acupuncture but instead, using sound to tune forks to activate specific acupressure points), Shakra balancing using quartz crystals and the ancient Native American practice of sage smudging is used to clear negative energy in the space and start anew.
Best for: Ancient healing techniques
Price range: $25-$140
Q Academy, Newstead
Evolving from the Australian Institute of Massage established in 2008, Q Academy is a well-respected entity within Brisbane’s remedial therapies industry. Students practicing massage in the student clinic will have completed Q Academy’s extensive theoretical training program, and will have considerable practical massage experience. You can be assured of high-quality client or patient care; all clinics are supervised by a highly-trained, -experienced and -qualified therapist. Even better, the treatment costs are highly subsidised by the college, so you can enjoy a massage for as little as $25 per hour!
Best for: Cheap and cheerful
Price range: Around $30
Mind Thai Day Spa, Coorparoo
Mind Thai Day Spa offers remedial, thai and relaxation massage services and has just undergone a brand new fit out. With more than 10 years experience in Thai and remedial massage in Brisbane, owner Bee is from Thailand, and takes pride in the beauty of Thai culture and the unique style of traditional Thai massage.
Best for: Homely vibes and traditional Thai techniques.
Price range: $50-$229
Niggles and Knots, Ashgrove
Specialising in remedial massage, the massage therapists at Niggles and Knots in Ashgrove have the experience to identify problem areas and will combine a variety of massage techniques to assist in resolving them. There’s pretty much nothing they can’t do and techniques include remedial and postural assessment, relaxation and Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, pregnancy massage, musculoskeletal massage, hot stone therapy, cupping, Thai massage, reflexology, Indian head massage and Kahuna to name a few.
Best for: Remedial massage
Price range: $59-$179
Thann Sanctuary, Fortitude Valley
Founded in 1997, Thann Sanctuary is an award-winning worldwide spa chain. Conveniently located on James Street in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane’s Thann Sanctuary has been a local favourite since 2011. Priding themselves on using products that contain the finest quality natural ingredients, all Thann Sanctuary’s products contain 100 per cent natural ingredients with no artificial colours, synthetic fragrances, harmful preservatives, or chemicals.
Best for: Thann Signature deep tissue massage.
Price range: $90-$155
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