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.


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. Please note: Jacqueline is currently on maternity leave.


Elysha offers Remedial Massage, Swedish Massage and Relaxation Massage with techniques such as Dynamic Release, Trigger Point Therapy, MET, Mobilisation, Deep tissue, Cross Fibre Friction and Muscle Compression. She also offers two different energy healing and clearing modalities, including Reiki.

Originally from Canada, Elysha grew up in a caring family where her mother supported anyone in pain, feeling unwell or who felt sore in their body. Over the years this quality rubbed off on Elysha, who is passionate about the wellbeing of others and focuses on the areas requiring attention to be relieved of pain, enabling clients to feel free and fabulous in their body. She has recently graduated with a Diploma in Remedial Massage (2022) and now she incorporates her intuitive touch, with the skills and knowledge gained in training.

Elysha finds great benefit in all kinds of body work and energy healing modalities, as it all contributes to the overall vitality and health of the mind, body, heart, spirit and soul. In her spare time she studies Yoga Teacher Training, loves to cook and enjoy delicious food for the soul, drink tea, soak up the sun and marvel in the lush surroundings we all love in Far North Queensland.


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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