The Therapists working in our space each offer their own unique style of treatment incorporating a combination of remedial massage techniques and post graduate training in specific techniques and styles. Each therapist runs their own business with most being referral based – if you can’t find a time that suits you to see them at Niggles & Knots please contact them directly (or contact the clinic and ask us to pass a message on to them to call you back) to discuss other treatment options and locations as some therapists choose to provide treatments elsewhere as well. Here’s a summary of each therapist’s skills – please click through to read more about each therapist:

Ann ApolloniAnn Apalloni Massage Therapist

Ann was a research scientist in her former life, however after training in a range of massage skills and practicing part time for over six years, she chose to move to become a full time massage therapist, and we were lucky enough to have her join the Niggles & Knots team in 2014. Ann’s unique style of massage comes from a combination of her remedial massage training and her true passion for Visionary Craniosacral Work ®. She can capably treat a full range of musculoskeletal concerns including neck pain, back pain and head aches. Read more about Ann here.

Hours Available Monday       2:30 – 8:30pm

Tuesday      2:30 – 8:30pm

Wednesday 8am – 2pm

Also Available:  Sun 22nd April 2018

Not available: Mon 7th May

Qualifications & Membership ATMS, Diploma Remedial Massage, Craniosacral Levels 1-7 at the Milne Institute
Health Fund Provider Status Health Fund rebates available for Remedial Massage with all applicable health funds.

Cale ThomasCale Thomas massage and Musculoskeletal therapist at Niggles & Knots Remedial Massage

Cale is an experienced, caring and engaged musculoskeletal therapist who enjoys treating a wide range of conditions including postural problems, general muscle tension and stress-related musculoskeletal disorders. Cale has been treating for 10+ years and is passionate about working with his clients to relieve pain and prevent its reoccurence through lifestyle and exercise education. He is a great choice of therapist if you have a complicated injury, pathology or pain pattern and need lots of TLC as well as great advanced clinical skills.  Read more about Cale here.

Hours Available Monday          9:15am – 2pm

Wednesday    2:30 – 8:30pm

Thursday       2:45 – 8:45pm

Friday            9:30am – 3:30pm

Not Available:    All public holidays

Qualifications & Memberships ANTA member, Bachelor of Musculoskeletal Therapy (2010)
Health Fund Provider Status Health Fund rebates available for Remedial Massage / Myotherapy with all applicable health funds.

Cecilia Flux

Cecilia Flux remedial massage therapist ashgrove brisbaneCecilia is the founder and current Practice Manager of Niggles & Knots Remedial Massage. With eighteen years experience, Cecilia offers a versatile range of massage techniques and has experience treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions for all areas of the body. Her specialities are neck pain / headaches, and supporting clients with anxiety, depression, fatigue syndromes or chronic pain and / or pathologies. She applies a wide range of techniques in her clinical remedial massage, and she is also our ka huna practitioner and loves to give ka huna massage. Read more about Cecilia here.

Hours Available Please note Cecilia doesn’t take online bookings as she balances university study with treatment, please contact her direct to make bookings on 0423 779 960. If you wish to see Cecilia you are encouraged to book in advance as she usually booked out 4-8 weeks in advance. However she is also happy to assist with wait list and / or referral to an alternate therapist if you need a treatment before she can see you.

Tuesday    8 – 11:30am (til 2pm during uni breaks)

Thursday  8 – 11:30am (til 2pm during uni breaks)

Friday       3:30 – 9:30pm

Week ends: some Sundays, contact Cecilia for options

Not available: All Public holidays

Qualifications & Membership AAMT, Diploma Remedial Massage, Ka huna Levels 1-5, mBIT Certified Coach, Currently studying BSc
Health Fund Provider Status Health fund rebates for Remedial Massage available with all applicable health funds

Jess Clarkson

Jess is a highly experienced, compassionate and caring myotherapist. She can offer a wide range of soft tissue and myotherapy techniques, and loves to combine them to formulate a treatment plan that meets her clients needs. Jess started her career in the physical therapy space as a remedial massage therapist over twelve years ago, and previously worked with Cecilia at Ambience Body Therapies before moving on to build and run her own business for several years, Jessica Jade’s Massage in Clayfield. Jess is returning to study this year to qualify in psychology and / or councelling, so we are lucky enough to have her choose to be part of our team while she balancing treating with studying.  Read more about Jess here.

Hours Available Tuesday         9:30am – 1pm

Wednesday   2:45pm – 7:45pm

Saturday       9am – 3pm (every 2nd Saturday)

(note that if you are keen to see Jess specifically and can’t find a time with her at Niggles & Knots, she also offers treatment at North Brisbane Health Center in Nundah, please contact them to enquire about booking with her there)

Qualifications Advanced Diploma Myotherapy, Diploma of Remedial Massage, AAMT member
Health Fund Rebates Health Fund rebates for Remedial massage / Myotherapy available with all applicable health funds

Merryn Harpley

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Merryn finished the Bachelor of Musculoskeletal Therapy in 2007 and went on to post-graduate training in a wide variety of musculoskeletal and remedial massage work, including Finch therapy (low load exercise therapy), neural therapy and electroneedling. She utilises a range of advanced clinical skills including myofascial dry needling, cupping and taping to expertly treat your musculoskeletal complaints. Her treatments will generally involve active engagement from the client as she assesses, treats and reassesses the problem area, and she will often give specific therapeutic exercise “homework” to assist you with your recovery. Merryn is a very versatile therapist and can treat all major body areas with success, including elbows, wrists, knees and ankles as well as pelvic, lower back and neck pain. She’s a great choice of therapist for complex injuries, acute pain, joint and nerve impingement and complex cases in general. Read more about Merryn here.

Hours Available Monday 2:45 – 8:45pm

Tuesday 2:45 – 8:45pm

Wednesday 8:15am – 2:15pm

Thursday 8:15am – 2:15pm

Saturday 8am – 5pm (once a fortnight)

Not available:    All public holidays

Qualifications Bachelor of Musculoskeletal Therapy, Diploma of Remedial Massage, AAMT member
Health Fund Rebates Health Fund rebates for Remedial massage / Myotherapy available with all applicable health funds

Shae KarringtenShae Karringten, Remedial Massage Therapist at Brisbane Massage clinic Niggles & Knots Remedial Massage

Shae is an experienced remedial massage therapist who has trained both in Australia and in the UK.   She uses a variety of techniques in her treatments, including cupping and dry needling, and in 2014 received her qualification in kinesiology.  Her massage style is quite unique as her training path has been so different to therapists purely trained in Australia, and is influenced by her kinesiology work as well as her primary drive to get to the cause of your pain and solve it.  Shae’s treatments will usually include a lot of very specific firm point-work along with active movement from the client to assist with release of the problem muscles and tissues. Her prior career in an office has given her great insight to the musculoskeletal issues associated with it however she also enjoys treating athletes and dancers. Her specialties are the pelvis, lower back and glutes. Read more about Shae here.

Hours Available Monday        8am – 2:15pm

Thursday      2:30 – 8:30pm

Friday           8am – 2:15pm

Saturday       8am – 7pm

Sunday          8am – 7pm

Also Available:      Most public holidays, please enquire for details

Qualifications & Membership AAMT, Diploma Remedial Massage, Diploma Kinesiology
Health Fund Provider Status Health Fund rebates for Remedial massage available with all applicable health funds

Kylie MetcalfeKylie headshot

Kylie is a gentle soul and offers an amazing holistic massage. However don’t let her quiet nature fool you, she can also apply excellent clinical reasoning and assessment skills to treat specific muscular injuries, pain and complaints. After completing her Diploma, Kylie has done post-graduate training in cupping, Joya Crystal massage and Zen Thai Shiatsu. She also loves to incorporate hot stones into your massage if you desire, and can provide a beautiful relieving pregnancy massage. Read more about Kylie here.

Hours Available Fridays:       2:30pm – 8:30pm
Qualifications & Membership AAMT, Diploma Remedial Massage
Health Fund Provider Status Health fund rebates for Remedial Massage available with all applicable health funds.

Jackie Davy

Jackie is a long-time client and now one of our locum therapists at Niggles & Knots. As a therapist, Jackie enjoys partnering with her clients for individualised treatments. She listen’s to her clients to get the whole picture and treats accordingly, working with the client’s own goals. Her clients say she has a calm vibe and they leave feeling like they’ve been listened to.  Jackie’s remedial treatments usually incorporate myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy (for example trigger pointing), muscle energy techniques and stretches within a swedish massage framework.

Hours Available Currently treating semi-regularly at No More Knots in Newmarket around full time corporate work, if you are seeking Jackie’s treatments please contact her there.
Qualifications & Memberships ANTA member, Diploma Remedial Massage
Health Fund Provider Status Health Fund rebates available for Remedial Massage with all applicable health funds.

Jake GriffinJake Griffin Myotherapist and Remedial Massage Therapist

Jake is an experienced Myotherapist, remedial massage therapist and personal trainer. We were sad to see him leave our team at the start of 2018 as he took a break from the massage industry. We are very excited to confirm however that Jake has returned to treatment! For clients seeking his treatments, you can find him at Northside Massage and Natural Therapies.

Hours Available N/A
Qualifications & Memberships Diploma Remedial Massage, Advanced Diploma Myotherapy, Cert IV Personal Training
Health Fund Provider Status Please enquire at Northside Massage and Natural Therapies

 

Andrea PhillipsAndrea-photo-230x220

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Andrea, who has been part of our team for the past five years and one of our founding massage therapists. Andrea is moving with her family to the Sunshine Coast. If you would like to continue to see her for massage there, you can find her at the Ka Huna Hub at Cotton Tree.

Hours Available N/A
Qualifications & Memberships AAMT, Diploma Remedial Massage, Ka Huna Levels 1-5, Reiki
Health Fund Provider Status N/A


Lucy Banks
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Lucy has been practicing full time as a remedial massage therapist and reflexologist for several years, and previously worked with Cecilia for several years at her previous clinic (so Cecilia was very excited to welcome this wonderful therapist to our team in 2015!). Her passion for helping her clients achieve health through integrated natural and conventional therapies led her to naturopathic studies, and then in 2015 to take on a nursing degree. Lucy completed her degree mid 2017, and secured a graduate position at the Mater. While she hopes to return to massage in future, she has taken a hiatus until further notice while she settles into her new career as a full-time nurse.

Hours Available N/A
Qualifications & Memberships AAMT, Diploma of Remedial Massage, Cert IV Reflexology
Health Fund Provider Status N/A