massage therapy

A lady receiving a head massage

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage has many benefits for recovery, injury prevention, and health. The benefits of massage include loosening muscles, stimulating muscles and improved energy. The list goes on to also include aiding in recovery, enhanced metabolism and circulation, and stress reduction. And yes there is more, stimulated blood supply to allow the elimination of toxins, easing of pain and discomfort, and improved joint mobility.

Types of Massage

Our massage therapists are some of the most experienced in Sydney. They specialize in the following techniques:

  • Remedial and sports massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Relaxation
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Cupping
  • IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft tissue mobilisation)
  • Dry needling

Call 9525 7200 to make your Massage Therapy appointment today

Meet the Team

Nicole is a Massage Therapist

Nicole Powell

massage therapist

Nicole has been a part of the GAHC family since 2010. Nicole began working on reception and then gained an interest in remedial massage after observing the benefits of multiple experienced health care Practitioners including massage all in the one place. Completing her Diploma in 2016 Nicole has gained a lot of experience in a short period of time. Nicole transferred from the front desk to the treatment room and has continued to broaden her knowledge completing numerous professional courses.

Particular Specialties:
Dry Needling, Taping, Cupping, IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft tissue mobilisation)
Myofascial Release, Lymphatic drainage, Pregnancy Massage.

Nicole also works with several NRL teams providing game day, pre and post-massage treatments. Nicole has travelled internationally with the Australian Kangaroos and Jillaroos and her hands-on experience with elite athletes has helped her develop techniques in injury prevention and physical conditioning.

Nicole puts a lot of importance on health and fitness and can be regularly found at the gym or out hiking. When not working Nicole spends her time with her husband, 3 boys, and Aussie bulldog.

Lovella is a Massage Therapist

Elizabeth (Liz) Davitt

massage therapist

Liz trained in massage therapy whilst living in England acquiring a Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology at Morley College and an Advanced Diploma in Shiatsu Massage from Middlesex University. She worked predominately with women during pregnancy and was a regular practitioner at Positively Women, a charity for women living with HIV.

After the birth of her two daughters Liz moved into massage therapy full time. Upon returning to Australia in 2012 she retrained in Remedial Sports Massage at Loftus TAFE. And has current hands-on experience with several NRL rugby league teams, Cricket NSW teams and individual pursuit athletes such as swimmers, cyclists, boxers and marathon runners.

Liz enjoys piecing together the specific patterns of use that are causing discomfort and being able to help return the body to a more optimum functioning. Liz is able to integrate her prior learning in Shiatsu into her current practice. She continues to develop her knowledge and skills to date through further study.

Specialties include: Remedial and Sports Massage, Myofascial Cupping, Dry Needling, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM), Pregnancy Massage.

Daveena is a Massage Therapist

Daveena Doyle

massage therapist

B. Sp Sc; Dip Rem Massage; Cert IV – Fitness, (Strength/Conditioning & Coaching)‖

Daveena brings to her therapy a wealth of knowledge of the musculoskeletal system, sports injury – prevention, rehabilitation, and recovery. This experience has been gained from her own endeavours in the ‘elite’ sporting industry, which includes National and State honours in a number of sporting codes and experience as a professional therapist with affiliations with various elite sporting associations and athletes, including NRL, AFL, Cricket, Football (Soccer), GAA and complimented by extensive work in the corporate arena.

Daveena has a holistic approach to her therapy that incorporates the physiological symptoms and psychological wellbeing of her client. With a variety of modalities and techniques including all facets of massage, including dry needling and cupping which is complimented by her personal training, strapping, strength/condition, and coaching experience.

Daveena continues to improve her personal and professional development by pursuing other areas of study. Developing her skills and knowledge base by her ongoing commitment to education in the musculoskeletal system as well as the technical application needed to be a great and successful therapist. Daveena thrives on the challenge of the assessment and treatment of all types of afflictions, both acute and chronic conditions presented by the clients. Daveena treats the symptoms but also endeavours to discover and treat the cause.