massage in winterMassage is extremely beneficial for lots of reasons. But as with most holistic treatments, some people find massage quite expensive. 

Why is massage expensive?

This one is quite simple to explain. When you get a massage, the therapist dedicates that allotted time just for you. 

Let’s say a therapist works an 8-hour day, including breaks and lunch; they can only work for 7 hours a day. That’s around seven one-hour massages. So, their entire day’s pay needs to come from those seven clients, unlike a yoga teacher who can teach up to 20 people at a time and spread out an hour’s pay between those people. A therapist can’t. Also it costs a lot of money to run a quality clinic so a large portion of the fee charged is allocated to rent, laundry, bills and equipment.

One of the most common massage types is remedial massage which is what we’re looking at the average cost of in this article. 

What is remedial massage?

Remedial massage is a targeted and focused form of massage. It involves assessment, analysis, and treatment. Remedial massage is more focused on identifying the underlying cause of pain and is recommended for chronic and long-standing conditions such as lower back pain. Lots of other conditions can be treated with remedial massage too. 

If you want more information on remedial massages and it’s benefits we have lots of articles on our blog that may help you.

So, what is the average remedial massage cost in Melbourne?

Across three of the top three clinics available in Melbourne (Us – Melbourne Natural Combined Therapies, Milk and Honey and Melbourne Myotherapy & Remedial Massage), there are two main appointment lengths for remedial massage, one hour and 90 minutes. 

We’ve worked out the average price for Melbourne remedial massage and compared them against our costs to help give you a clearer idea of what you’d be looking at paying for both.

Length of massage Average price of Melbourne remedial massage Our price
1 hour $113 $110
90 minutes $155 $150


Of course, you’ll always be able to find places offering prices lower and much higher, but this should help give you a rough guide. 

You can take a look at our massage cost and other options on our website

Can I get a remedial massage for less than an hour? 

remedial massage melbourneAbsolutely! It’s possible to get remedial massages for 30 and 45 minutes. 

Here at Melbourne Natural Combined Therapies, we know not everyone has the same luxury of time, and a lunchtime appointment may be all you can do, so we do have shorter appointments available. 

30 minutes – $80

45 minutes – $95 

We also offer remedial massage with cupping, remedial pregnancy massage and remedial massage with hot stones, as well as other types of massage. Take a look at our services and prices for more information. 

Price will always be a factor when booking a massage in Melbourne. However, it’s still worth considering experience, reviews, location and perhaps most importantly, that you’re comfortable and happy with your massage therapist. 

If you want to check our reviews, massage cost or services or book an appointment with us, you can do it here

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