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Remedial Massage

About the treatment

Our Remedial Massage is more than just a relaxing spa treatment; it’s a therapeutic experience that targets a wide range of physical and mental health concerns. With the guidance of our skilled and compassionate massage therapists, you can discover relief, relaxation, and rejuvenation like never before.

How long does a typical remedial massage session last?

  • Remedial Massage 45 mins: Experience focused relief in just 45 minutes. This option is ideal for those with busy schedules who still crave the benefits of a therapeutic massage. Target specific areas of discomfort, whether it’s muscle tension, joint stiffness, or pain from daily life.
  • Remedial Massage 60 mins: Dive into an hour of deep healing. Our skilled therapists will address your unique needs, from chronic pain to stress-related tension. Feel your body unwind and your mind relax as you experience the full benefits of remedial massage therapy.
  • Remedial Massage 90 mins: Immerse yourself in relaxation and recovery. With 90 minutes of therapeutic touch, our therapists have the time to thoroughly address your concerns. This extended session is perfect for those seeking comprehensive relief from chronic pain, sports injuries, or the burdens of stress and anxiety.
  • Remedial Massage 120 mins: Elevate your well-being with our 2-hour Remedial Massage. This is the ultimate self-care experience, allowing for a complete transformation of your physical and mental state. Whether you’re dealing with complex health issues or simply craving profound relaxation, this session provides the time and expertise you deserve.

So, the duration of your remedial massage session depends on your specific choice, ranging from 45 minutes to 2 hours, ensuring that you receive the level of care and relief that suits your needs best.

What conditions can remedial massage help with?

  • Physical Pain: Bid farewell to muscle tension, back pain, neck discomfort, and other bodily aches that have been holding you back.
  • Sports Injuries: Speed up your recovery and reduce the need for pain medications and surgeries with targeted massage therapy.
  • Stress and Anxiety: Escape the clutches of stress by reducing cortisol levels and elevating positive mood hormones through our soothing massage treatments.
  • Insomnia: Say goodbye to sleepless nights and improve your sleep quality, allowing you to wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
  • Joint Stiffness: Regain your mobility and flexibility as our skilled therapists work on your stiff joints.
  • Circulation: Enhance your overall health and medical treatments by boosting blood circulation and lymph flow.
  • Migraine Symptoms: Experience relief from the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches through our specialized massage techniques.
  • Chronic Pain: Manage and alleviate chronic pain by reducing cortisol levels and releasing endorphins, your body’s natural painkillers.
  • Cancer-Related Fatigue: Find comfort and support in our massage therapy, which reduces the physiological burden of stress and eases pain and anxiety.
  • High Blood Pressure: Complement your treatment plan for high blood pressure with our effective massage therapy sessions.
  • Depression: Rediscover a positive outlook on life as massage therapy helps alleviate symptoms of depression.
  • Arthritis: Improve your quality of life by reducing arthritis pain through our expert massage techniques.
  • Whiplash: Promote healing and recovery from whiplash injuries with our targeted massage therapy.

Choose the Remedial Massage option that aligns with your needs and embark on a journey to improved well-being. Our dedicated massage therapists are here to guide you toward a healthier, happier, and pain-free life. Experience the transformative power of therapeutic touch today.


What is remedial massage?

Remedial massage is a type of massage therapy that aims to treat damaged, knotted, tense, or immobile muscles using tactile, often concentrated, massage and other soft tissue techniques. It is a complementary therapy that can be used to treat a wide range of health disorders. Remedial massage is different from many other types of massages that you may have had in the past, as it is usually focused and specific versus full-body relaxation massages. During a remedial massage session, the therapist will use a wide range of massage techniques to treat muscular problems, decrease muscular tension, reduce pain, and mentally relax the body. Remedial massage is often used as part of a physiotherapy treatment plan and can be painful in some cases. Any licensed massage therapist is qualified to do remedial massage if they have training on how to treat specific problems.

Why is it called remedial massage?

Remedial massage is called so because it is a type of massage therapy that aims to remedy or treat specific muscular problems, such as damaged, knotted, tense, or immobile muscles. The term “remedial” comes from the root word “medicine,” which implies that massage treatment is provided by a qualified therapist to help heal injuries, relieve pain, and prevent and cure illnesses. Remedial massage is different from other types of massages as it is usually focused and specific versus full-body relaxation massages. During a remedial massage session, the therapist will use a wide range of massage techniques to treat muscular problems, decrease muscular tension, reduce pain, and mentally relax the body. Remedial massage is often used as part of a physiotherapy treatment plan and can be painful in some cases.

How effective is remedial massage?

Remedial massage has been found to be effective in treating a variety of health conditions. Here are some of the benefits of remedial massage, as supported by research:

  • Encourages blood flow: Remedial massage can stimulate blood flow, which can help to repair damaged tissues.
  • Increases joint mobility: Remedial massage can increase the range of joint motion, which can help to improve mobility.
  • Releases tight and overworked muscles: Remedial massage can release tight and overworked muscles, which can help to reduce pain and improve flexibility.
  • Reduces pain and disability: A study found that therapeutic massage resulted in better pain and disability scores than self-care.
  • Improves pain intensity: A study found that deep tissue massage therapy and supervised strengthening and stretching improved pain intensity.
  • Reduces stress: Remedial massage can reduce stress by decreasing cortisol levels and increasing endorphins.
  • Boosts immunity: Remedial massage can boost immunity by increasing the number of white blood cells in the body.
  • Corrects postural issues: Remedial massage can help to correct postural issues by releasing tight muscles and improving joint mobility.
  • Improves flexibility: A meta-analysis found that massage induces a small but significant improvement in flexibility compared with no intervention.
  • Reduces delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS): A meta-analysis found that massage provides a small benefit in reducing or preventing DOMS.

It is important to note that the effectiveness of remedial massage may vary depending on the individual’s needs and concerns. It is always best to consult with a qualified remedial massage therapist to address any specific questions or concerns.

Can you shower after a remedial massage?

It is generally safe to shower after a remedial massage, but it is best to wait at least an hour after the massage to allow the oils and lotions to be absorbed by the skin. It is also important to consult with your massage therapist to determine what is best for you.

Is it normal to feel sore after a remedial massage?

It is normal to feel sore after a remedial massage, especially if it is your first time or if you have not had a massage in a while. The soreness is usually temporary and can last for a few hours to a day and a half, depending on the treatment, your body’s reaction, and how well the ache is managed. The soreness is a physical response to the inflammation as your body heals, and it is a sign that the massage has stimulated muscles that you may not usually use. Certain types of massage, such as deep tissue massage, are more likely to cause post-massage soreness. However, post-massage soreness can be managed with simple tips, such as staying hydrated, taking a hot shower or bath with Epsom salts, resting, and stretching gently. If the soreness or discomfort is severe or lasts for an extended period, it’s important to consult a healthcare professional to rule out any underlying conditions or injuries. It is important to communicate with your massage therapist before, during, and after the session to ensure that the massage is tailored to your needs and preferences.

What should you not do after a remedial massage?

  • Drinking alcohol: Drinking alcohol after a massage therapy session can dehydrate your body and make you feel dizzy or lightheaded.
  • Taking a hot shower: Taking a hot shower immediately after a massage can wash off the massage oils and lotions, which may reduce the effectiveness of the massage. It is best to wait at least an hour after the massage to allow the oils and lotions to be absorbed by the skin.
  • Exercising: Exercising immediately after a massage can put unnecessary stress on your muscles and cause them to tighten up. It is best to wait at least 24 hours before doing any strenuous activity.
  • Overexerting your body: You’ll want to avoid doing anything strenuous after getting a remedial massage. Overexerting yourself by doing things like heavy weightlifting or going for a five-mile jog can cause new muscle knots to form, which you’ll want to avoid.
  • Eating a large meal: Eating a large meal after a massage can make you feel uncomfortable and bloated. It is best to eat a light meal or snack after the massage.
  • Not drinking enough water: It is important to drink plenty of water after a massage to help flush out toxins and rehydrate the body.
  • Not resting: It’s important to give your body time to recover after a massage. Try to avoid doing any strenuous activity for at least 24 hours after your massage. Taking a nap or just relaxing on the couch with a good book are great ways to spend some time after a massage.

It is important to note that the decision to avoid certain activities after a remedial massage is a personal preference, and it is best to consult with your massage therapist to determine what is best for you.

Is remedial massage good for back pain?

Yes, remedial massage can be good for back pain. Remedial massage therapy has been shown to be extremely beneficial for patients with low back pain, especially when treatment is combined with other therapies. Massage therapy can provide substantial healing and pain relief for many lower back problems. The therapist can identify trigger points in the back, buttocks, and thighs and target the specific muscles to reduce lower back pain. The massage therapist can focus on the quadratus lumborum and gluteus medius muscles when you decide to have massage therapy for lower back pain. Massage can also help to relax tight muscles, improve blood circulation, and remove the build-up of pain-causing chemicals, such as lactate and acetylcholine. It is important to note that the effectiveness of remedial massage may vary depending on the individual’s needs and concerns. It is always best to consult with a qualified remedial massage therapist to address any specific questions or concerns.


Izaleah Mikael
Tried a reflexology session at the newly opened Daydream Thai Massage & Spa on Toorak Road, South Yarra and I couldn't be more grateful. The highly skilled therapist took the time to listen to my concerns and target pressure points that would benefit me the most. The atmosphere was calm and serene, allowing for complete relaxation during the treatment. Thank you for providing such an exceptional experience. Highly recommend!
Catherine Unger
massage with Lisa at Daydream Thai Massage & Spa. She was able to pinpoint and relieve all of my tension and knots. I left feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Lisa is truly skilled at her craft and I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a deep tissue massage. On top of this, the whole space is like a modern gallery, it's so relaxing even just to sit in the lobby or walk inside. Great work and good luck with the new business adventure in South Yarra.
Carl Hamilton
Hot stone and deep tissue massage was amazing and thoroughly done. I'm so looking forward to recommending Daydream Thai Massage to my peers. Thank you for your friendly and accommodating staffs, I had a great time!
The best massage experience we’ve ever had. Me and my friend tried many Thai massage in city’s, this one hour experience is definitely worth than other 90 minutes massage. The deep tissue relieves so much stress after the workout, We will definitely visit again and recommend it to anyone who like firm pressure massage.
The decor is gorgeous It's a good price and I chose the 120mins package with a great massager and the different styles of the room look new
Stephanie Harris
I have gotten a deep tissue massage from Daydream Thai Massage, and I highly recommend trying it. Daydream Thai Massage works wonders, and they seem to be experts at it. They are very skillful, very personable, and very professional. They have comfortable facilities with a relaxing atmosphere and reasonable rates. I give them five stars for my overall experienced.
Kaisong Wu
I am beyond thrilled with my experience at Daydream Thai! As a first-time customer, I was immediately impressed by the unique atmosphere of the spa. The staff were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about different massage techniques. Angie gave me the most relaxing and rejuvenating relaxation Thai massage I've ever had. And to top it off, the prices were very reasonable for the level of service provided. I can't wait to come back and try out their other services.
Devonne Hugh
Daydream Thai Massage & SPA is magnificent! I was looking for a massage place close to home and was able to reserve two massages that same day! The staff was very kind and accommodating, and the atmosphere was exceptionally calming. Dimly lit, has peaceful sounds, and the themed room is so cool. The person who worked on me asked me where I was most sore/tight and made sure to focus on those areas while still showing the rest of my body attention during the hour massage. Worth a visit!
Iris S
The best massage in Melbourne!! I’ve been here by their interior looks interesting and different from another Thai massage I’ve been to. My first massage was with Lisa and second time was with Anne. They both were amazing! They are the best massage I’ve ever had before. They could feel and know what my muscle problems are! Very experience and well trained. This place will be my favorite and regular massage place ever.
Highly recommended👍🏼
Justine Henderson
I'm visiting from a town and badly needed a massage from all the walking, never regret walking in when I pass by Daydream Thai Massage. A+++ job, Thank you for your great work!
Alicia Hubbard
We spent our Valentines day for a massage at DayDream Thai, and we're not disappointed! The front desk was friendly and welcoming. The ambiance was calm and serene you will really feel at ease and rejuvenated.
Nehemia Lewis
It was a great experience I had with Daydream Thai Massage. They accommodated me, and my sister very well, making our ladies' day at the spa wonderful! They are professional and good at what they do. I tried their signature Thai massage and came back two days later for a SPA facial. This SPA will now in my list as a go to if I need a massage.
Marcus Cruz
I went there for a deep tissue massage, and my therapist made sure I stayed comfortable with the perfect level of pressure on my body. Absolutely amazing! 10/10
Luna Tian
Very refreshing and relaxing experience! Definitely come back again! All staff are professional and friendly. A good choice without going to Thailand. 😊 thanks
Tim French
As a customer of Ann's for almost 4 years now due to her fantastic massage skills and it makes me extremely happy to see her open her own Thai massage shop.
Daydream Massage has had a lot of time and effort put into both the customer experience & design from the moment you walk through the door.
The customer service is excellent & massage is very professional and intuitive, Ann is extremely good at finding the points that need to be worked on & is adaptable to her clients in terms of pressure and understanding her customers.
Highly recommend experiencing Daydream Massage for yourself!
Melina Morrison
Hands down the best Thai massage I’ve ever had! The therapist provided an amazing deep tissue and was so professional. I’ll be back again very soon. Thanks for a 10/10 experience Daydream! =)
The place is soooo dope. Especially the deep tissue with Lisa.TBH, the professional Thai massage is actually what I want and What I have in Bangkok. Miss that place soooo much. The most relaxing time in my life. Trust me, have a good time in Daydream they will make your dream come true.
Kaitlyn Hines
Such a lovely new spa and with super cute decor I had a 1hr deep tissue massage and couldn’t recommend enough. Feeling relaxed and refreshed after my visit
Dean Crawford
My back felt lighter than ever, the 120 deep tissue massage is amazing! The smell of the place is so soothing, clean and relaxing. Everything you'd want from a massage place.
Thalia Cobb
Daydream Thai Massage will be my happy place whenever I visit South Yarra. I got deep tissue massage but and it felt relieving on my back and neck. Definitely not my last visit :)

Things to know

  • Appointments online can be made for multiple people. To make a group booking, simply click 'Add Another Service' when you finish the first round of booking and create a booking again and checkout for all at once, or simply give us a call
  • Please leave a comment to tell us whether you prefer to have a same-room session when you booked for 2.
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your appointment time to sign in. A late arrival to your appointment may shorten your session.
  • We require a non-refundable full payment when booking online.
  • To cancel your appointment, we require a minimum of 24 hours notice, and we will charge a 20% cancellation fee.
  • To reschedule your appointment, we require a minimum of 4 hours notice.
  • In some circumstances, we may need to move your appointment (10 mins to 30 mins). We will contact you via email or phone if the time changes.

Room Themes

Our world’s first themed treatment rooms offer a variety of settings and experiences to choose from. Whether you want to relax by the ocean, escape to the twilight sky, shop with KICKSTW or explore the spirit of Thai, we have something for everyone. Our experienced therapists will work their magic to help you relax and escape the stresses of everyday life. So close your eyes and let yourself be transported to another realm...
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Daydream Thai Plain & Simple Massage treatment room



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  • 71 Toorak Road, South Yarra, VIC 3141

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