Functional Massage, For Health & Wellness

Knots and Niggles was founded in 2017 and merged with Wellness Embodied Cairns Physiotherapy in 2021. The business has grown over the years, to meet increasing customer demand. To ensure all clients receive excellent care and service, our Cairns Remedial Massage Therapists form part of our Allied Health team, who are all committed to providing functional massage which provides real outcomes for your body. As a team, we continue to expand our knowledge, expertise and modalities, striving always to exceed your expectations with service and results.

What can you expect when you book an appointment at Knots & Niggles Massage by Wellness Embodied? Outstanding customer care and treatment, with the focus on creating pain free bodies, able to perform at their very best. Our team passionately believes in massage as being an integral part of health and wellness. We tailor our services to meet your specific requirements and commence each new appointment with a thorough assessment. Our team are experienced professionals with appropriate qualifications. We look forward to seeing you for a treatment.

ADAM PHILLIPS

Diploma in Remedial Massage.

Adam is committed to helping his clients be pain free and takes a particular interest in sports related injuries. A Cairns local resident for 32 years he completed his Diploma for Remedial Massage Therapy in 2013. His clinical areas of specialty include, but are not limited to, Soft Tissue Release Post Surgery, Myofascial Strain, Postural Instability, Sports Injuries, Chronic Pain, Myofascial Trigger Point Release, ROM (Range Of Motion) Issues, Suboccipital And Neurogenic Headaches, Whiplash, Lower Back Pain, Neuropathy And Radiculopathy And Tendonopathies.

In addition to massage, Adam also brings Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling to his treatment options. He has first-hand experience treating players and athletes on and off the field including local rugby union teams, rowers, triathletes, cyclists and martial artists.

GREGORY BARNES

BA (English); Diploma in Health Sciences – Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies, including Lymphatic Drainage; Diploma Hatha Yoga Teaching; Certificate in Tantric Yoga Teaching; Certificate in Massage Therapy; Reiki Master Level 3, and Advanced Theta Healing.

Gregory understands physical and emotional pain first-hand after dealing with chronic pain for 7 years and having to navigate various tricky relationships: “life is the best class room”. With a wholistic approach, he brings 30 years of clinical studies and experience to your sessions to help address your issues. His wide-ranging treatment techniques are drawn from training in remedial, reflexology, Hawaiian and Japanese healing modalities. His yoga training, study of TCM dietetics and corrective exercises enables him to provide home-based interventions to facilitate your progress between sessions.

His clinical interests include: acute and chronic injury management; treatment of painful physical adaptations due to poor posture; employing manual therapies to reinstate homeostasis (balanced functioning of bodily systems); stress-relief via the relaxation response; helping clients through difficult patches in their emotional histories with talking therapies.

Outside of his work, Gregory enjoys lap swimming, singing, playing the keyboards and running local Acting and Improvisation classes. He’s a lover of nature and has recently completed the scuba diving training necessary to volunteer replanting corals on the GBR with the Reef Restoration Foundation–a long term dream of his.

JACQUELINE OLIVEIRA

Degree in Physical Education; Diploma in Remedial Massage.

Jacqueline is originally from Brazil. She was a professional handball player there and loved street and mountain racing, traveling and the freedom of movement. Having completed her degree in Brazil she worked with triathletes (assembling training, assessments, posture correction, physical conditioning) and assisted handball technique (physical preparation, fundamental handball skills, leadership and encouragement during training and competitions).

She arrived in Australia in 2019 and had the great opportunity to work with massage, where she could help people in terms of physical well-being, by helping to release tension, improve flexibility and body posture. Having completed her Diploma in Remedial Massage in 2021, Jacqueline can perform a wide range of massage and therapy techniques for clients, which includes but is not limited to: Postural Assessment, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Cross Fiber Friction, Articular Mobilization, Trigger Point Therapy, MET, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Hot Stone Massage and Pregnancy. She also provides advice on how to care for yourself at home using stretching and exercise.

Jacqueline believes her mission in life is to help people and she enjoys the beautiful impact massage can have on her clients’ lives. She is passionate about the power of massage and works with great dedication in every massage she does.

TOMOKO FUJITA

Degree in Food Culture (Nutrition/Dietitian); Diploma in Remedial Massage.

Tomoko has been a massage therapist since 2011 and is passionate about promoting pain and stress relief through massage. She believes that massage is very important for a holistic approach to health. Tomoko has treated clients with conditions ranging from chronic pain, lower back problems, stress, tension headache and sports injuries. Tomoko can perform Trigger point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Hot Stone Therapy, Traditional Thai Massage, Lymphatic Drainage and Women Health Massage. She understands there are many body types and therefore modifies her approach for each client. Tomoko is a warm and friendly therapist with a care for the wellbeing of her clients.

Tomoko completed a Bachelor degree in Nutrition in Japan and a Diploma of Remedial Massage in Australia in 2014. She has also completed further study in Thai Traditional Medical Massage and Womens Health Massage.

ASAKO OTAKA

Diploma in Remedial Massage.

Asako received her Diploma in Remedial Massage from Demi International in Cairns in 2021. This adds to her long history of education in healthcare, having studied her Bachelor of Nursing in Japan in 2002. Asako is passionate about finding out where clients’ pain and issues originate from, working with them to provide long term solutions.

She provides Remedial Massage, Cupping, Hot Stone Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology, Swedish Massage, manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Trigger Point Therapy and more, as required for your needs.

PART OF OUR TRAINED TEAM

The Wellness Embodied Team

Wellness Embodied was founded to promote healthy, pain free bodies, through physiotherapist-led holistic treatment including massage, naturopathy and sports physiology. The team is lead by owner Suzanne Rath. BSc. (Hons) Physiotherapy. MSC. Sport & Exercise Medicine. Craniosacral Therapist. Supported by a team of like-minded professionals.

As a team we all specialise in individualised and comprehensive assessment and treatment, with personalised treatment plans. Our team of trained professionals provide hands on therapy and evidence-based rehabilitation, in private treatment rooms. We pride ourselves on treating the person, not the body part.

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