A treatment at Awesome Thai Massage in South Melbourne leaves you feeling seriously de-stressed – even if you’re just popping in on a cheeky lunch break
The massage shop is clean, calm and tranquil from the moment you walk in. The ground floor shop space has big, comfy, leather recliners against one wall, and organic treatment products lined up on discrete shelves on another. The private treatment rooms are upstairs.
There are four main massage types for you to choose from at Awesome Thai Massage: relaxing, Thai, deep tissue and remedial. The masseuses are professional and tailor your massage to your exact preferences. Like the pressure firm on your back but gentle on your legs? No problem, just let them know.
Get the deep tissue massage to really see how highly skilled the masseuses are. They get right into the spots you can’t reach – manipulating your arms in order to get to those muscles lying under the shoulder blades.
If that sounds a bit intense for you, there’s always the relaxation massage, which uses a mixture of moisturising cream and oil to apply smoother strokes.
The traditional Thai massage includes all the great stuff about a traditional Thai massage and leaves out the bits that people often dislike – namely, the over-aggressive finger and toe pulling. The particular type of back stretching implemented here is immensely satisfying and noticeably improves range of movement and tightness after the session.
If you’ve got muscle pain in particular areas, a remedial massage may be the one for you. It focuses on muscles and tendons that are knotted, tense or less mobile than others in order to loosen them up. You’ll also get some light stretching moves with this one. The aim of a remedial massage is to calm the nervous system, ease joint pain and stiffness, and improve joint mobility.
The treatment rooms are spacious – owing to the fact that the shop is actually a converted house – and relaxing string-guitar music plays in the background as you lie comfortably on either a massage table or firm mattress on the floor (depending on which massage type you’ve opted for).
They’ve got 45-minute, 60-minute, 90-minute and 120-minute body massages available, as well as foot massages and neck and shoulder massages. Prices are very reasonable and range between $40 and $149, making Awesome Thai Massage ideal for a quick, convenient and guilt-free escape from the city madness.
By Christina Wylie
Awesome Thai Massage w: www.awesomethai.com.au p: (03) 9690 4888 a: 221 Clarendon St., South Melbourne 3205
Awesome Thai Massage is open 10:00 am – 10:00 pm 7 days a week.