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Church St. Massage & Acupuncture Centre

42A Church St
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Servicing area: Hawthorn, Melbourne, Eastern Suburbs, Victoria

Church St. Massage & Acupuncture Centre

Our Massage, Acupuncture and Cupping Centre provides massage in Hawthorn, Melbourne, including deep tissue (remedial) massage, relaxation massage, Chinese massage, sports massage, Shiatsu massage, acupuncture and traditional glass cupping.

Massage therapists work "from the outside in," manipulating specific muscle groups to release tension. Reflexology practitioners see themselves as working "from the inside out" -- stimulating the nervous system to release tension.

Two practitioners (Massage and Reflexology/Acupuncture) achieve the most successful results and are available for one treatment.


Swimmer Michael Phelps recently competed in the 2016 Olympics swimming events and used cupping before racing.

Cupping helps diminish pain and swelling. Cupping combined with gua sha is extremely effective for relieving pain syndromes of the neck, shoulders and back. This technique brings deep, old injuries to the surface so the body can more easily release them. Old injuries have often worked themselves into the deeper musculature of the body, causing stiffness and pain, especially in the morning.

Cupping, or cupping combined with gua sha is suitable for treating:

Sports injury Back, neck and shoulder pain
Some internal problems Muscle sprain
Arthritis Sciatica
Headache Cold, flu and cough

We provide private health insurance rebate cover (including AHM, Australian Unity, Australian Regional Health Group (ARHG), BUPA – Members First, Commonwealth Bank Health Scheme, Grand United, HBF, HCF/Manchester Unity, Medibank Private, NIB and more) and also Workcover.

Church Street Massage & Acupuncture Centre

Massage, Acupuncture and Cupping in Hawthorn, Melbourne

  • Acupuncture & Acupressure
  • Herbal Ball Massage
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Hawaiin Lomi Lomi Massage
  • Deep Tissue (Remedial) Massage
  • Chinese Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Honey Massage
  • Shiatsu Massage
  • Foot on back Massage
  • Glass cupping and Gua Sha
  • Moxibustion
  • Reflexology

  • Deep Tissue (Remedial) Massage

    Using deep muscle compression and friction along the grain of the muscle, the purpose of Deep Tissue Massage is to unstick the fibres of the muscles and release both toxins and deeply held tension points. Specific hand positions and strokes are used to respond to various tissues while breath and movement techniques are employed to release muscular congestion. It helps to loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. It is both corrective and therapeutic. It is beneficial for many physical problems, including sports injuries and chronic pain. Because it works very deeply, emotional issues can also be addressed, when these have been stored in the body.

    Herbal Ball Massage

    The blend of traditional herbs used in these compresses has a relaxing and invigorating effect on the body and mind, soothing sore and overworked muscles while giving the body's energy reserves a huge boost. The hot compresses are ideal for alleviating pain, stiff, sore or pulled muscles and ligaments, chronic back aches, arthritis, and chronic stress or anxiety.

    The herbs in the compress possess properties that are anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent and antioxidant. They are used to address sprains, bruises and sore muscles, cleanse and heal the skin by promoting cell growth, and aid upper respiratory ailments such as bronchitis, asthma and the common cold.


    Health benefits of acupuncture include relief from chronic pain, arthritis, anxiety, insomnia, depression, migraine, nausea, postoperative pain and obesity. Acupuncture is one of the most widely used alternative medicines throughout the world, and in simplest terms, acupuncture is the practice of penetrating the skin with small needles at specific points on the body. This stimulates certain nerve endings of the body, and can relieve a wide variety of health conditions.

    Herbal Medicine

    Herbal Medicine is still the first choice of medicine to treat the body, prevent disease, strengthen and support hereditary weakness and treat imbalances of the body due to lifestyle choices, environmental toxins and physical and emotional stresses of the body and mind.


    Moxibustion is another supplemental therapy in Chinese Medicine used to treat and prevent disease by applying eat to specific points on the human body. This type of treatment is commonly called "moxa" and has strong medicinal value for many illnesses. The Chinese classics state, "When a disease fails to respond to herbal medication and acupuncture, moxibustion is suggested". Moxibustion uses dried and aged Chinese mugwort and is applied to specific acupuncture points on the body to create warmth and stimulate healing.


    Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet. Reflexologists believe that these areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and person's general health. For example, reflexology holds that a specific spot in the arch of the foot corresponds to the bladder point. When a reflexology practitioner uses thumbs or fingers to apply appropriate pressure to this area, it affects bladder functioning.

    Although reflexology is not used to diagnose or cure health disorders, millions of people around the world use it to complement other treatments when addressing conditions like anxiety, asthma, cancer treatment, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, headaches, kidney function, PMS, and sinusitis.

    Specialised treatments for:

    Motor System Problems

  • Arthritis
  • Sports injury
  • Tennis elbow
  • Back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Stiff shoulders
  • Protrusion of lumber intervertebral disc
  • Stroke
  • Brain Damage

  • Neurotic Problems

  • Stress
  • Migraine
  • Insomnia
  • Paralysis
  • Neurosis
  • Sciatica
  • Rehabilitation from stroke
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Quit smoking
  • Weight loss

  • Internal Problems

  • Hay fever
  • Asthma
  • Impotency
  • Hypertension
  • Digestive problems

  • Gynaecological Problems

  • Menstruation
  • Menopause

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    All Massage, Acupuncture and Cupping practitioners are fully qualified.

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