We aim to provide healing through skilled, caring massage in a beautiful, natural space.


Inspired by the relaxing holiday atmosphere of Sydney`s outdoor pools, Massage by the sea was launched in 1998. A massage on the decks of Wylie`s Baths is still a much-loved local tradition in Coogee. Massage by the sea is Sydney`s oldest outdoor resort-style massage therapy centre. Today happy customers also enjoy the benefits of massage indoors in our beautiful rooms at our Clovelly Indoor Centre.

Qualified Massage Therapy

All practitioners at Massage by the Sea are fully qualified Remedial Massage Therapists holding a Diploma of Remedial Massage (DRM). Our massage therapists are all registered with The Australian Traditional Medicine Society (Shareen McLeish ATMS 9288) or other accredited natural health associations and are registered providers with the applicable private health funds. We are able to provide treatments that are both relaxing AND effective in relieving pain and discomfort.

In addition, many of us have qualifications in sports and fitness, nutrition, beauty therapy and other massage modalities. (see Our Team)


“What a find! On a recent holiday, while staying in a cool heritage house B&B in Clovelly, and on my way to the fabulous Gordons for breakfast I walked passed an unassuming shop window, which I thought said ‘Massage by Theresa’ Why not? thought I, long haul travel leaves one rather out of sorts. Imagine my surprise when I was offered an appointment with Mark. Is Theresa on holiday then? No? Okay, but I thought it was funny. So I booked a massage and facial for the following day. Now I have had a few massages/facials in London, where, prior to treatment my feet have been cleansed and dried by dimmed light with accompanying crashing wave music filling the silence, heady scented oils and a feeling of other-worldliness. And I enjoyed the experiences very much. There are no such contrivances at Massagebythesea. Its the real deal. The room is warm, enclosed with white muslin ceiling drapes like a Mughal tent, and the treatment has to be the best I have ever enjoyed. As a woman of a certain age I was somewhat apprehensive, but Mark was amazing. My appointment was on time, Mark discussed any ailments or pressure sensitivity and afterwards I felt like a new woman. It wasn’t just a ‘massage’ but a restorative therapy. I had another a few weeks later before my long haul home. If you want the sounds of crashing waves music, you can have the real thing as massagebythesea has a summertime pitch down at Coogee beach. Thanks Mark. Great experience.”- Maggie Stott

“I highly recommend the pregnancy massage by Raquel! I have been twice already & booked in for my third massage. She is so considerate of me at all times whilst she massages me.”- Lee Honeyman

“I feel like I am floating! I feel instant relief from what felt like constant pain. Best massage I’ve ever had! Thank you” (being treated by Rudy) – Ashleigh Houlihan, Perth, mother of 2 from Perth

“Jason is in a league of excellence all on his own. Amazing healing hands. I believe I will have saved tens of thousands of dollars in acupuncture by having regular preventative treatments. Thank you for all your care and attention, Jason. It’s appreciated.” – Siyan

“Jason was fantastic. I feel so relaxed – Incredible range of techniques and exactly the right pressure. I should do this more often!” – Giselle

“I feel so much taller, energised and I can expect a wonderful sleep tonight. Very restorative.” – Nicole Manktelow, Croydon NSW, Journalist 2014

My massage was both therapeutic and relaxing. Simon was great”  – Paul McMahon, Clovelly NSW Manager 2014

“I was originally recommended to Massage by the sea by a friend to deal with chronic shoulder pain as a result of a previous injury.

I was teamed up with a therapist who took the time to understand my issue and worked with me to work out a plan of recovery; within a couple of months of regular massage I no longer had the pain that had been with me for several years.

I have kept going since because I recognized the ongoing benefits to my general wellbeing and it is an excellent stress relief.

I have since tried a number of different therapists in the Massage by the sea team and can say that their professionalism and dedication to detail have yet to let me down; I wouldn’t go anywhere else.”

Sean Cadogan

“10 years ago I had a brain tumour removed, and was left with very bad muscle tension headaches. Pain relief medication only worked for a little while so I decided to try a more holistic treatment. So for 10 years I have been a regular massage client at many massage studios.

Six years ago I came to Coogee and there are many places to get a massage here, but I found Massage by the sea. I can honestly recommend them to anyone wanting to have a massage. Shareen and the team there are fantastic. When the weather is nice, Wylies Baths is a great place, as you can hear the ocean as you get massaged, but the Centre in Havelock Avenue is also great (no matter what the weather).

After 6 years of regular massages with Massage by the sea I can say that, not only my physical body is feeling better, but also my soul.”

Logistics Manager, Coogee


Supporting our Community

Massage by the sea regularly donates gift vouchers to local schools, most recently, Rainbow Street Public School, St Catherine’s School and St Brigid’s School

Free massage treatments were provided my Massage by the sea therapists to women with, and recovering from breast cancer at the charity event: Pink Pamper Day, held at Wylie’s on 2nd November this year.

MBTS has made monthly donations to Amnesty International for the past 10 years and to UNHCR Australia for the past two years

Clovelly Road Indoors Centre – bookings: 02 9664 4400
Wylie’s Baths – bookings: 02 9664 4400
Postal Address: 199 Clovelly Rd, Randwick, NSW, 2031
Gift Vouchers: Please see Gift Vouchers for purchase options or phone us on 02 9664 4400