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Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage

Also known as deep tissue massage. This massage is delivered to relieve muscle stress, tension and aches, improving movement and comfort. Tailored to provide the relief you are seeking.

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Sports Massage

Sports Massage

Faster massage movements to increase circulation and awaken your muscles. Will invigorate and rejuvenate, enabling peak performance and speeding up the recovery process.

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Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is a deeply relaxing and effective massage. It uses the heat from stones to relax muscle tissue and fibres, enabling a deeper massage, while incorporating the benefits of heat therapy.

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Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

A gentle massage, performed using slow and rhythmical movements focussing specifically on the Lymphatic System. It stimulates the circulation of lymph fluid, assisting with the removal of wastes and toxins from the body.

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Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage is good for Mum and baby. It helps to relax your muscles and ease the various forms of discomfort that pregnant women can experience.

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Dry Needling & Cupping

Dry Needling & Cupping

Dry needling is an effective way to loosen your muscles, with minimal pain. Cupping also relaxes muscles, relieves pain and enhances circulation. Combined with massage for amazing results.

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Relieving Muscular Stress, Aches & Pains

Knots & Niggles Massage is passionate about people and their bodies, using massage and movement as a tool to relieve muscular stress, aches and pains. In short, it’s all about easing and unwinding those annoying knots and niggles which can cause discomfort, limited movement, pain and sometimes headaches and even migraines.

Who benefits from a Knots & Niggles Massage? Everyone. From the cross fit fanatics to cane farmers, triathletes, exhausted office workers and Mums needing a break, Knots & Niggles will provide the massage you need to feel better and move forward. Each of our massage services are designed to help clients achieve freedom of movement, reduction of pain and optimum outcomes for their unique situations.

“I’m passionate about people and their bodies. I want to help them work better, easing tensions and enabling freedom of movement. My ethos is to get rid of your knots and niggles, to help you get the relief you need to function your best.” – Lizzie McVicar – Owner, Knots & Niggles

Lizzie McVicar, founder and owner of Knots & Niggles has a personal ambition to use massage as a medium to provide healing and holistic care for the body. This former personal trainer is conversant in muscle movement and integration. She draws on this knowledge to assess your situation and tailor her massage and movement to provide best results, for you. Whether that is providing relaxation, releasing tension from stress and poor posture, helping to ease aches and pains from the gym or help you prepare or recover from a sporting event or injury, she can do it all. Lizzie has a Certificate 4 in Massage and a Diploma in Remedial Massage.

She’s invested in the power and practicalities of trigger points and myofascial treatment, as a part of the massage process. Big words, with simple meanings. A muscle knot is also called a myofascial trigger point, which can be described as a small patch of muscle tissue in spasm. By identifying and working on your key trigger points, Knots and Niggles Massage can effectively relieve muscle aches and pains.

Lizzie has assembled a team of professional Cairns massage therapists, who share her vision and values. Each has areas of expertise, all committed to their clients and providing functional massage, providing real outcomes for your body. Treatment is provided at inner-city rooms, located at Suite 3, 111 Spence Street, Cairns. Entry is via Draper Street and parking is available in the Harvey Norman car park.

For Cairns physiotherapist services, we recommend our partners Wellness Embodied. They’re located on Sheridan Street, in Cairns city.

WOW what a wonderful remedial massage with Juliana. She is absolutely brilliant. I am now going weekly to release my shoulders, neck and sciatica in the hips. Originally went for my very sore feet but now continuing for other issues I have. Juliana really knows the mechanics of the body.


Lizzie is a super star! Both knowledgeable and intuitive - Lizzie clearly knows her craft but also 'feels' what's needed in terms of problem areas and pressure required with confidence and precision. Get in to see her while she still has room in her Diary. You'll be glad you did!!


Lovely relaxing Lymphatic Drainage Massage from Salena this morning. I felt an improvement with my energy levels with the first hour after my massage. I look forward to benefiting from future massages.


Luke Bulian was absolutely brilliant! I highly recommend and am looking forward to my next massage.


I first saw Lizzie about a year ago now after reading the exceptional reviews and recommendations, and to say I was impressed was an understatement. Lizzie is a massage goddess! She can tell where I’m tight and muscles that need working on just by looking at me, and the difference I feel after massage/dry needling with her is incredible. I see her religiously every week now and there is no one else I trust more with my body, especially given my intense training regime and the importance of me being in top shape. She genuinely cares about her clients and is also one of the most loveliest people you will ever meet. I look forward to our sessions every week and could not recommend her higher. Would give 6 stars if I could!


Very impressed with Luke! He listened to what I felt was wrong and then worked appropriately to loosen up my chest and shoulders. A couple of sessions and I feel great!


I have had a pregnancy massage with Lizzie and Salena, both were amazing. I highly recommend.


After reading her 5 star reviews on Facebook I decided to book in for a remedial massage & glad to say it was the best massage I’ve ever had!!! I went to Lizzie with tight muscles & knots & she worked her magic & soothed my whole body. There were muscles in my body I didn’t even know I was having dramas with until after when I could actually move pain free! She is so down to earth & friendly too - Amazing!


I had a Sports Massage by Luke. I'm a cyclist and have all the tightness and pain that comes with that. He really hits the spots and I feel a lot looser. I will definitely be back.


Wow ... thank you sooo much for the amazing massage today Lizzy. You are one talented lady with special hands. Cannot recommend Lizzy enough. Feeling great and will be even better tomorrow and the next day. So relaxing and very professional. Lovely studio and nice environment.


If you want a massage that fixes up your knots and niggles, you must go to Knots and Niggles! I always have a tight back due to the nature of my work and getting a massage here makes both my back and me feel so good. I can sit straight and get through the work week much easier. Very professional team and they make you feel very comfortable too.


Lizzie has been working on me for a few sessions now. She's amazing! Professional, witty, down to earth. With her additional skills with Dry Needling and Cupping I'm well and truly on the way to feeling like I did 4yrs ago pre injury. Highly recommend for your remedial massage cure.


Excellent therapeutic treatment and a real focus on getting the most out of your session.


Had a great 1 hr massage with Salena! Feel so much better, will be back in future.


Don't let this perfectly accurate review of Lizzie's incredible knowledge and magical skills make your mind up on whether or not you want to book an appointment asap with her - Go and see and feel for yourself! Her skill to pin point where you're feeling pain throughout your body is ridiculously accurate. Stop wasting your money elsewhere and do yourself a tremendous favour and BOOK NOW with Lizzie. Lizzie is phenomenal! 5 Stars from me!!!


I went and saw Lizzie because of scar and adhesion issues. She was very knowledgeable, and I felt at ease straight away. I felt so comfortable and relaxed! Finally, some blood flow and I had this warm belly feeling that was just amazing! Highly recommend seeing Lizzie.


It takes a lot for my fiance Matt to say that he had a really good massage, he's pretty hard to impress...but that's what he came home and said to me after he went to see Lizzie! Highly recommend her, she's a wonderful person inside and out, she loves what she does and it shows. Thankyou! I now have a knot and niggle-free fiancé.


I love Lizzy’s massages. She’s the one person I trust entirely to make me feel better and allow me to continue to massage every week. Thanks Lizzy for making me feel human.


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