Remedial Massage


Yasmin Lang

Ballina & Byron Bay Massage Therapist

About Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage is a massage technique which aims to support a person experiencing tight, tense or knotted muscles. It is used in a number of situations to address muscle, ligament and tendon problems.

What is Remedial Massage?

When a person experiences pain or spasms in the muscles the centre of the pain will often come from the site of the spasm of the muscle. However the reason for why the muscle has spasmed is often elsewhere in the body. Treating the whole body, a remedial massage therapist can trace the physical discomfort back to where it started. This supports you to look at and heal the original physical issue as well as finding support with the physical symptoms you are experiencing.

Everything in the body is connected and related and if one part is injured it will in turn affect the whole body. For example: a person with an injured knee may then start to favour the other leg which will throw out the muscles in the hip and back, leading to back ache. The tightening of these muscles may then cause an imbalance affecting the neck muscles which may then cause a headache. So while a client may complain of persistent headaches, what may be the primary physical cause of the problem in the case outlined, is in fact a knee injury. While particular injuries are addressed, everything in the body is connected and related. A remedial massage looks to go beyond the immediate issues and offers a balanced treatment for the whole body. A remedial massage therapist is a trained complementary health practitioner who delivers an assessment of what is causing the problem and how to treat it.

This involves a thorough evaluation of what is right for an individual’s particular recovery. The treatment is performed using a cream with oil that specially targets the affected areas. Depending on the injury, different massage techniques, such as deep tissue or firm and gentle, will be favoured. Specific techniques are used not only to ease pain, but to remove the source of the problem by encouraging the body’s own healing process.

  • Naturally Therapeutic
  • Ease Pain, Stiffness & Spasms
  • Thorough Diagnosis & Evaluation
  • Highly Trained Practitioners
  • Treating the Whole Body
  • Stimulate Body’s Repair Mechanisms

Does Remedial Massage Hurt? Remedial Massage should not hurt when it is applied, and if you are experiencing pain from the application of the massage please let the massage therapist know immediately. Many people come to remedial massage because they are in pain from tension or injury, for this reason we apply the massage with a great amount of tenderness and care for the client. Generally speaking the massage will begin gently and then become firmer.

At all times you can communicate with the massage therapist if you would like more or less pressure to be applied. However, please note while Innermost Harmony Massage Therapists can give you a very firm massage they do not apply excessive force because this will cause your body to recoil and go into more tension and no true healing can occur. This does not mean that the massage does not reach the deeper layers of tissue, many techniques are applied to areas where there is hardness that support the area to become more supple and for the body to release the held tension.

Does Remedial Massage Work?

Remedial massages can support a variety of different physical injuries or problems based on their severity. If there is tissue damage, a remedial massage can stimulate circulation. For muscular injuries, the treatment can stabilise joint mobility and stretch out tight muscles. Most commonly, remedial massages can be supportive for health issues such as:

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Muscle Spasms or Cramps
  • Arthritis

Does Remedial Massage work? For many people the benefits are very obvious. A trained remedial massage therapist will also work with your doctor’s recommendations to ensure you receive the type of massage treatment plan that works for you.

Benefits of Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage

– Encourages circulation and blood flow – Can support with decreasing of stiffness and swelling – Can support with pain management – Improves the mobility of joints – Overall, the improvement of mood and reduced stress – Assists in the recovery of soft tissue damage – Supports posture

Is Remedial Massage Physiotherapy?

No, remedial massage is not physiotherapy although the two techniques can complement each other While physiotherapy also addresses issues in the physical body, remedial massage has the added benefit of supporting you with stress levels and a greater sense of wellbeing and settlement


Is Remedial Massage a form of Deep Tissue Massage?

Remedial Massage and Deep Tissue Massage are often confused but they differ greatly. A fully qualified remedial massage therapist requires an extensive study and knowledge of the body so that they can assess issues and injuries in their clients. While the deeper layer of the muscles can be engaged in Remedial Massage this is not done through excessive force but through an understanding of how to gently but firmly engage the deeper layers of muscle.

While Deep Tissue Massage can give short term relief at the site of a tight muscle, a remedial massage will consider the way the muscles align in the body and apply movements and techniques that best support the bodies re-alignment. Deep tissue massage; – Has less in-depth assessment of diagnosis and treatment – Relies on pressure as a form of pain relief for numb areas of the body – Doesn’t treat the whole body – Takes as its sole focus immediate problems and not the source of pain

Why Choose Us

Remedial massage therapists should be dedicated to providing a comfortable experience while supporting the body to heal particular health issues, muscles problems and injuries. With Innermost Harmony Massage, this is exactly what you can expect during a session. With a high level of training and qualification, our therapists offer an in-depth assessment and evaluation of treatment options specific to the individual.

  • Treatment that supports the whole body
  • Trusted and qualified practitioners
  • High level of professionalism
  • Specialised techniques
  • Deep engagement of muscles
  • Relaxing and soothing experience

How It Works

Remedial Massage works with the bodies self-healing processes to support damaged areas or injuries that are affecting the body. Specialised techniques are applied for different purposes depending on the issue itself. How the problem is diagnosed and treated will determine which methods are best suited for you. The remedial massage is key when encouraging blood flow. Improved circulation improves not just the body’s system but also nourishes the skin.

Gentle and firm techniques can be used to ease stiffness in muscles and calm peripheral nerves that have been damaged. This can greatly reduce pain during treatment by relieving tension and spasms. After a remedial massage, the overall feeling reported by clients is often one of relaxation. A remedial massage can also decrease inflammation to allow freer joint mobility by loosening strained muscles around the joint swelling

  • Supports blood flow & circulation
  • Promotes healthier skin
  • May assist to decrease inflammation in Joints
  • May assist to calm peripheral nerves
  • Can support with the reduction of Pain
  • Can assist in relaxation

What Our Clients Say

Where We Service

Innermost Harmony’s clinic and mobile massage service is based in Byron Bay NSW. Our mobile service provides massages in the following areas: Bangalow, Ocean Shores and Ballina.

New Clinic Address: 22 Lawrence Rise, Cumbalum, NSW 2478

Frequently Asked Questions

  • $100 1hr- $140 1.5 hours

  • The therapist leaves the room while you undress and lay down on the massage table. A sheet or towel is draped over your body during the session and moved only to expose the part of the body being worked on at any given time.

  • The practitioners are trained to not only diagnose what is causing the problem but also to treat it with remedial massage techniques that will truly support the whole person. Several specialised techniques are used to locate and repair damage and to support and speed up the body’s own repair mechanisms. Massage is applied directly to the skin using a special massage cream with oil, which ensures that the muscles associated with the disorder are deeply engaged.​ Overall the remedial massage supports with calming the peripheral nervous system to ease pain, stiffness and spasms.

  • Yasmin Lang clearly identifies presenting conditions and will make a treatment plan to address those specific conditions and areas of the body for massage. Always consult your GP before embarking on a treatment plan.

  • Wear loose comfortable clothing for ease of getting dressed and undressed for the massage. It is a requirement of remedial massage that underwear is worn during the massage treatment. Our therapists will provide heated towels and drape any parts of the body not being massaged to ensure that you stay warm and comfortable throughout the massage treatment.