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Published November 2nd 2017
Massages in Toowoomba City
Massage Philosophy know how to treat a customer.
Grand Central Shopping Centre is conveniently located in the heart of Toowoomba city in Margaret St. It boasts four massage salons. As a former professional masseuse, I can speak with some authority in providing some comparisons.
Keep in Touch Health Therapies
The Asian-feel at Keep in Touch continues inside with a practical, minimalist look.
The digital Ion Spa is used for detox cleansing. This is a wooden-look foot bath. Your wrist-strap will connect to the ion spa, while your feet are immersed in warm water. A monitor sits in the water between your feet. As the ion spa 'reads' your body toxins, they will be drawn from your body into the water. This changes the colour of the water, depending on the types of toxins being removed. It's a welcome relief after the powerful foot reflexology, which can be painful.
Keep in Touch remedial massage will assess and assist in rehabilitation with pain and injury management. Stimulating blood flow removes toxins, calms the nervous system and eases discomfort. Hot stone massage is available, which expands blood vessels, increasing blood flow, good stress relief. Lymphatic drainage and ear candling are also available.
Regular prices include:
Remedial Massage 30 mins - $40 Reflexology & Foot Bath 40 mins - $45 Acupuncture - $50 for first session
Thai Massage 30 mins - $40
Whole Body Massage 60 mins - $65
HICAPS is supported, claimable for all health funds.
Located level 1, Grand Central, enter off Margaret St opposite Coffee Club. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Ph: 07 4599 9117.
Banners of encouragement front the foyer of Massage Philosophy. Reminders such as 'relaxation is the state of being free from tension', encourage one to check out this salon.
The banners of Massage Philosophy encourage new clients.
You don't want to be too shy for some treatments, as the lounges are in view of the shopping mall. Philosophy banners create partial privacy. Shoulder massage is done right in the shop window, but the price is right at $25 and the treatment is excellent. During this treatment, you will feel so much more relaxed, you won't care if people are looking. Modesty hint - wear a loose top that can be pulled down at the back, while covering the cleavage.
Chinese Acupressure from $25 - 125
Relaxation / Deep Tissue / Oil Massage from $45 - 105
Chinese Foot Massage (reflexology) /Body Massage from $45 - 125
Remedial Massage from $45 - 80
Sciatica Massage 45 mins $60
Many other services are available including cupping, acupuncture and aromatherapy.
The service is warm and friendly. If you like your therapist, you can ask for them next time. Two salons on level 1, one near Wallace Bishop and one beside Central Health Foods. Ph: 07 4632 1112.
Ah, glorious pampering as well as muscular relief. With all-female therapists, Pure Indulgence also offers skin treatments and lotions. Inner and outer health and beauty are the core of this peaceful escape. Luxurious cubicles are designed for privacy and comfort.
Relaxing back massage with hot stones at Pure Indulgence.
Hot stones add another dimension to the affect on the mind and body. Dermabrasion is effective for a more youthful appearance. Personally, I felt I should have stopped at one or two treatments.
Some therapists at Pure Indulgence are more experienced than others in both massage and skin treatments.
Facial treatments include hand and arm massage during treatments that require time to affect the skin, such as masks. It's a wonderful way to finish off your dermabrasion and gives the client a feeling of total care.
Relaxing Back Massage 30 mins $69
Add hot stones to this $89
Total Body Indulgence 60 mins $109
(back massage with hot stones & salt scrub)
Pure Indulgence Signature Massage 80 mins $149
(Indian head massage, aromatherapy oils, hot stones, recovery balm)
Eye Brow Sculpture $26
Bikini Wax $34
After every treatment at Pure Indulgence, a chilled glass of purified water is offered as you relax in the foyer.
Located on level 2 near Coles. Ph: 07 4638 2893.
Fours Day Spa
What is dry brush massage? It's something Fours Day Spa does very well. It's on special at $69 until mid November 2017.
Dry brush massage is a skin detoxification. After all, your skin is the largest organ of your body, so an all-over skin detox is very beneficial. The treatment will unclog pores, reduce cellulite, stimulate the lymph system, expel toxins and stimulate surface circulation. Brushing is applied with a natural-bristle brush using sweeping motions towards the heart. The client will lie on their side. As they say 'awaken your skin'. After this tingly experience, you will have a special oil applied.
The salon's look is a mix of Japanese and European with sensual candle light. The lounges are semi-visible from outside of the store, but private enough. Main services are:
Soft Detox 60 mins - $85 (popular)
Fours Spa Signature Facial 60 mins - $80
Healthy Breasts 60 mins - $90
(lymph node massage and gentle scraping and breast mask)
Detoxifying Facial 90 mins - $120
Anti-Cellulite Massage 60 mins - $85
Service is ultra-respectful. You may claim health fund rebates. Advise staff is you have an existing medical condition. You may request a specific therapist.
Located opposite Nextra newsagents, level 1, Shop 29, Grand Central. Ph: 07 4599 9038.
Fours Day Spa for ultra polite and expert attention.