Testimonials & Benefits


Tim Watson (Hall of Fame AFL footballer & Sports Media Commentator)

” I have no hesitation in recommending Ivie. Playing sport taught me how important not only training was but also the recover from exercise. It was always a part of my recovery to receive massages.  Post my career I continued to do so and through word of mouth I lucked out with Ivie.  She is as good as anyone I have ever encountered and have been recommending her ever since. Ivie knows her stuff. and there is no better way to describe her work. You won’t be disappointed. Getting a regular massage is important to overall health management. ”

Matt Tilley  (Radio Announcer / Media personality) 

“I have been lucky enough to know and enjoy the professional services of Ivie Kapitan for over 20 yrs. In all this time, I have known her to be one of the most positive , life affirming massage therapists I have ever met. Her amazing intuitive approach and deep understanding of the human body is a unique combination that enables her to treat a range of physical  problems – all with a precision and certainty that is quite remarkable. 

I have always found her to be a such a positive person and is just magic dealing with the psychological side of patients. She connects with every patient with a warmth and humour that makes every visit a quite uplifting experience ” 

Stephanie Ng (Nurse) 

Ivie has magical hands ! 

Kathryn Kosloff

Ivie is brilliant at treating my chronic pain condition . Highly recommended

Natasha O

Highly recommend Ivie, she is very friendly. By far the best massage I have ever had. I will only go to Ivie from now on for my massages

Kelley Jones

Ivie is the bomb. Awesome deep tissue massages that fix just about anything. Do yourself a favour….

* All reviews are independent as published on google business 

The Overall Benefits of Massage:

With over three decades of experience my therapeutic massages are a means for also treating mental health conditions. More specifically, certain types of massage therapy I can administer complement traditional treatment for mental health conditions like depression or anxiety, and have proven to have a profound and positive effect on my clients overall mood and mental state.

Mental health conditions that massage therapy can help treat

In recent years, people have become more mindful of the benefits of alternative medicine and holistic treatment, with massage proving to be a safe and relaxing way of achieving a positive mind and body balance. It has also been found that massage therapy can be a great companion to psychotherapy in treating mental health conditions. The following are some conditions that massage therapy has a proven positive impact on:


While the modern way of living would have you believe that stress is a normal part of day-to-day life, it can be very traumatic on the body and the nervous system. Physical symptoms of stress can culminate into frequent headaches, muscle spasms, stomach cramps, joint pain, fatigue, and high blood pressure. The body’s “stress hormone” cortisol is elevated during testing times (for example, when we’re juggling a lot of tasks at the same time or working to finish something before a tight deadline), and this leads to a reduction of the body’s “happy hormone”, dopamine. Massage can help to relax the body and mind, which increases dopamine levels and improves the mind’s ability to be calm and focused.


Massage therapy can assist in relieving symptoms of anxiety and panic disorder by helping the body to relax, making it easier to let go of fearful or negative thoughts. This is because massage therapy is a relaxation technique that can help to manage the body’s fight-or-flight response by inducing a relaxing response that calms down the nervous system, lowers the heart rate, and eases the physical symptoms of worry. Reductions of trait anxiety and depression were identified as the largest effects of massage therapy in a study carried out by the Psychological Bulletin.


Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions, and it negatively impacts people’s lives and makes day-to-day tasks difficult and sometimes impossible to manage. Massage therapy has been shown to alleviate symptoms of depression by activating the sympathetic nervous system, resulting in an increase of ‘feel-good’ hormones and a calmer, focused state of mind. Massage therapy also activates neurotransmitters like serotonin, which is responsible for stabilising mood and promoting sleep.

I Look forward to seeing you soon, Ivie