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Beth McFadden4 years ago

Chinese food & massage for a pick me up

If the day has caught up on you and you’re feeling a bit flat, then the last thing you’ll want to do is cook dinner. Why not indulge in the culture of China and spoil yourself with some delicious cuisine and relaxing traditional Chinese medicine or acupuncture to end your week on a high note. We’ve found delicious Chinese restaurants in Darwin, along with massage therapists and practitioners trained in traditional Chinese techniques for making you feel better. Don’t dread spending the weekend with a sore back or neck from a week in the office; let yourself relax and experience all of the treasures that China has to offer, from the food to amazing massages in Darwin.

Kerry’s Traditional Chinese Massage Centre

Relax with a massage, Kerry's Traditional Chinese Massage - Darwin
Relax with a massage, Kerry’s Traditional Chinese Massage – Darwin

First things first; get rid of those sore muscles and back pain. After work why don’t you pop down to Kerry’s Traditional Chinese Massage Centre to get those nasty computer knots out. Traditional Chinese massage is effective in reducing chronic pains and helping with muscle and overall relaxation. At Kerry’s Traditional Chinese Massage Centre you can indulge in a Chinese massage, or try Gua Sha also known as cupping. This technique is used to mobilise blood flow to heal specific parts of the body and can be effective on areas of the body such as the shoulders or back. Step into this centre in Darwin and relax into the comfortable bed for a massage or cupping to release any tension. This first stop off will leave you relaxed and ready to brave the week ahead.
Where: Shop 16, Oasis Shopping Village, Temple Terrace, Palmerston NT 0830

Noodle House

Relax in their alfresco dining, Noodle House - Darwin
Relax in their alfresco dining, Noodle House – Darwin

The Noodle House on Mitchell Street in the middle of Darwin is the perfect place to go for an amazing dinner out. With alfresco dining to enjoy the best tropical weather in Australia, you can sit down in this restaurant and instantly feel at home in the modern décor with an Asian influence. This award-winning restaurant serves up Asian dishes of all sorts (not just traditional Chinese meals) and has a huge menu with lunch, dinner and takeaway options. Choose from delectable entrees such as spicy salted quail or steamed oysters with garlic. Dive into a hearty main, whether it is noodle soup, a pork, chicken, beef or seafood stir-fry. One highly recommended dish is the generous serving of mud crab served in black bean sauce. If you’re still finding it hard to choose a meal, pick from one of the Chef’s recommendations including spicy salted bugtail with black pepper or mapo bean curd with wild chilli sauce. At the end of the night, you can indulge in one of their desserts such as the deep fried ice cream and be happy you chose not to cook tonight. If all you want to do is curl up on the couch after your relaxing massage, make sure to order your meal to go.
Where: 84 Mitchell Street, Darwin NT 0800

Four Treasures Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine to heal you, Four Treasures Traditional Chinese Medicine - Darwin
Chinese medicine to heal you, Four Treasures Traditional Chinese Medicine – Darwin

If a massage and a good meal haven’t fixed you yet, head down to Four Treasures Traditional Chinese Medicine for some alternative therapy. David is a registered acupuncturist and traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, and his therapies can help to relieve chronic and acute pain in all areas of the body. Focusing largely on women’s health and musculoskeletal conditions, he’ll be able to work with you to find a treatment best suited to your needs. At Four Treasures Traditional Chinese Medicine you can even indulge in cosmetic acupuncture; this treatment is rumoured to be like a facelift without the invasive surgery using only acupuncture needles and other alternative therapies. Head down to Four Treasures Traditional Chinese Medicine for an appointment today to rejuvenate your body and mind (or face!).
Where: 103/12 Salonika Street, The Gardens NT 0820

Do you have a favourite piece of the orient in Darwin you’d like to share? Comment below!