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Remedial & Relaxation Massage, Oncology Massage & Pregnancy Massage.


  • Lowers blood pressure and improves circulation

  • Beneficial for back pain and reduces the need for pain killers by 36%

  • Reduces the stress hormone cortisol by up to 50%

  • Increases body awareness and body connection

  • Supports overall health & well-being and a sense of being cared for

  • Eliminates toxins due to increased oxygen around the body

Research indicates that massage is also effective in managing: 

  • sub-acute/chronic low back pain

  • delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)

  • anxiety

  • stress

  • soft tissue injuries

  • high blood pressure

  • insomnia


Massage can also be effectively used to support people with:

  • a chronic disease

  • a life threatening illness such as cancer.

And for women:

  • during pregnancy

  • post-natal support

Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage involves systematic assessment of the body to treat muscle-skeletal ailments to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. The massage is designed to support a return to balance of muscle/soft tissue length; increase the flow of blood and oxygen to the tissue; reduce or eliminate pain and restore function.  Using specific techniques a this massage can access the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue and may also combine stretching and joint loosening. 


At Living Stillness our Remedial Massage is based on the foundation of understanding that a massage does not need to be painful to be effective. Massage that goes straight into strong and force-full pressure will cause surface muscles and surrounding fascia/connective tissue to respond in a protective manner, thus tensing up and not allowing effective access to deeper tissue. Our practitioners come with absolute respect for a client’s body, thorough consultation & assessment we develop a treatment plan that will effectively meet the needs of the presenting condition or injury. Our knowledge of anatomy and physiology supports us to understand that in order to access the deeper layers of muscles and tissue, a client’s surface muscles must first be appropriately warmed, elongated and relaxed to allow deeper tissue work to be effective and not cause pain or additional damage to a client’s muscles.

If you have a particular musculoskeletal condition that needs attention or need to work on a specific area of the body, Remedial Massage may be for you. 

Session duration is usually 30, 45 or 60 minutes, depending on the issue and you may require follow-up appointments to complete the treatment. 

Remedial Massage can be claimed by your health insurance fund


Oncology Massage

Oncology Massage is a complementary medicine therapy that uses specialised massage for people who have been diagnosed with cancer, have a cancer history, are receiving active treatment, are recovering or in the survivorship phase, as well as for those who are at end of life. Due to the specialised nature of all the stages involved in the cancer disease process, a trained oncology massage therapist is the most appropriate type of massage therapist for clients within these stages to see if they would like to add massage to their support plan.

Oncology massage involves gentle, nurturing touch, deep care & respect for the client, and an absolute attention to detail in every moment, ensuring the therapist is responsive to the changes observed from the client during the massage. This responsiveness is essential, ensuring the massage is tailor made to the client’s physical experience in the present moment. 

At Living Stillness we work in conjunction with your medical team to ensure that you to receive support that is in line with your treatment plan. Each massage begins with a consultation to update your massage therapist on the stage of your treatment cycle, how you are feeling both physically and emotionally and any consultations you have had with your medical team. 

Oncology Massage training ensures that the massage therapist has specialised knowledge that understands the disease and the many ways it affects the body. Practitioners have an informed understanding of treatment and the side effects that may occur from medications, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation as well as having an understanding of the impact that Cancer has on the person as a whole.


"I was diagnosed with breast cancer in my left breast 12 months ago and had a total mastectomy which left me with a big scar and restriction in my movement. There was always a tight, pulling sensation in the area and it was difficult to raise my left arm above my head. After having my first Oncology massage with Bianca, I felt immediate relief in the area, there was less restriction in my movement and my scar felt softer." 

~ EW 60yrs.

...more about oncology massage

Client’s who receive Oncology Massage are often surprised by the depth of relaxation they receive and the effects it has on reducing the side effects associated with cancer treatment & the disease process itself.


Medical Research has found with Oncology Massage: Pain improved 47%, Fatigue improved 42%, Anxiety improved 59%, nausea improved 51%, depression improved 48%, and 48% improvements in levels of shortness of breath, memory problems, dry mouth and disturbed sleep.

In addition, following surgery patients also found reduced post-surgical pain, easier recovery from anaesthesia, improved mobility & appearance of surgical scars, improved range of motion and easier adaptation to implants.

Following radiotherapy & chemotherapy reduced post treatment fatigue, and improved peripheral neuropathy.


Oncology Massage at Living Stillness is applied by a therapist who is highly experienced with understanding cancer conditions and patient care.

Pregnancy & Post-Natal Massage

Pregnancy is a significant time in the woman's life cycle, where she has enormous opportunity to heal and to connect deeply to her innate stillness. Specialised Pregnancy Massage at Living Stillness supports women with the physical discomforts that may arise throughout her pregnancy, particularly in the hips, lower back, shoulder areas and also prepares her body for birth, whilst also supporting her to stay connected to herself, to allow the opportunity for deep rest by providing a nurturing space for her to let go and surrender.

There is much change that occurs for a woman from week to week during her pregnancy, where massage can help to relieve the discomforts that may arise, with a focus on a woman's connection to herself & mother baby connection by creating a warm, safe, secure and nurturing environment where the woman can deeply relax and restore.


...what to expect for a pregnancy massage

  • Your initial session will involve a longer consultation to discuss your medical history.

  • Each session will begin with a consultation to get an update as to how the pregnancy is progressing and to inform your practitioner of anything noted by your prenatal health care provider.

  • Pregnancy Massage is a side-lying massage. You will be covered with a sheet and blanket for warmth as needed.

  • Your therapist will work on one side and then ask you to turn over to work on the other side - including your back, shoulders, neck, legs and arms.

  • Your belly will also be included in the massage at the end of the treatment.

  • Ensure you drink enough water pre and post your treatment.

  • Pregnancy Massage packages available

  • Health fund rebates available

We work in conjunction with your prenatal health care providers ensuring that you are receiving the most supportive care for your pregnancy.

...benefits of massage during pregnancy, labour & beyond.

Massage Relieves many of the discomforts

during pregnancy including:

  • backaches & stiff neck

  • leg cramps

  • headaches

  • oedema

  • sore, swollen ankles & feet

  • carpal tunnel

  • muscle tensioin

  • depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes

Massage Promotes:

  • Greater vitality & less fatigue for women

  • Helps soothe nervous tension resulting in improved sleep

  • A relaxed woman, leading to a happier & healthier pregnancy

  • Muscular flexibility, which is most helpful during the last trimester and birth itself

Massage for labour & beyond:

  • Massage during birth promotes ease and comfort

  • We can assist in educatin partners to support you during labour

  • Post natal massage will assist the mother in regaining her strength and will ease muscular tension

  • Massage during birth promotes ease and comfort

  • We can assist in educatin partners to support you during labour

  • Post natal massage will assist the mother in regaining her strength and will ease muscular tension

At Living Stillness we support you to be the expert in your health & well-being.

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