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Sports Massage By a Personal Trainer

Sports massage Cairns is perfect for any and all active individuals who are experiencing muscle aches and pains, strains and fatigue. It’s delivered with faster movements, designed to invigorate and rejuvenate, rather than relax and unwind. It awakens the muscles and helps achieve peak performance and aid recovery. Perfect for pre and post match and/or events, but timing can be critical. Contact us today on 0466 277 581.

Lizzie McVicar, owner of Knots and Niggles Massage is a former personal trainer, who has worked extensively with sports teams and triathletes in Cairns and abroad. She understands how debilitating muscle pain can be and how effective sports massage is at treating those problems. So, if you have a sport or fitness related injury, she can assess you, help you and also provide advice on stretches, exercises and things to avoid. Her team share her passion at providing functional massage, to enable you to perform at your peak.

Sports Massage Cairns

Knots and Niggles Massage has a practical name and provides practical and functional massages. Sports massages are tailored to suit your needs and can assist with preparation for a big event, or assist with recovery. Sports massage doesn’t get any better. All treatments are claimable on Private health.


Sports massage Cairns is a great way to flush out lactic acid from your muscles and tissues and remove knots (and niggles). Sports massage can be very effective both pre and post a big match and/or event, but timing is critical.

Pre-event sports massage must be given no less than three (3) days prior to your event. Designed to enhance your bodies functionality and range of movement, it will assist peak performance when you need it most. Taken too close to the big day, it might adversely impact your tissue balance.

Post-event sports massage should be given within 24 hours of the event, to assist with the recovery process. It can be very beneficial in the healing process for muscle strains, by softening the tissue and preventing scar tissue formation. It also helps to align healing fibres with muscle fibres, for optimum results. Can even help prevent re-injury.


Knots and Niggles Massage wants to help your body work at its very best, on the physical side of things. We combine massage and movement, to unlock tired and aching muscles.

If you have one muscle or body part that always seems to get sore, it might be because there are some alignment issues. Having regular massage can help ease pain, release those tight areas and get your body working, the way it should be.

All of our sports massage Cairns sessions start with a full body assessment. This enables us to target your treatment, to suit your needs. Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment, to allow time for this.

Our sports massage focusses on your limbs and muscles, rather than the head and torso. For more information on our Cairns sports massage treatments, call Knots and Niggles today on 0466 277 581.

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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