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Ali Saoirse – Ripple Massage

Who is Ali?Ali Saoirse

If you sign up for our newsletters, or read the stories on this site, you might be asking who Ali is.

So here is a face behind the name.

I live on Tamborine Mountain, with two beautiful sons, Luke and Jack.

Ripple was a glimmer in my eye for a couple of years before I started it up here in 2005. Just me, one therapist on a mountain.

Because I have been extraordinarily lucky and met some amazing people along the way, it has grown pretty quickly.

But the reasons for me starting it, an intense desire to make other people happy and to have a balance between my work and life, are still the same.

Oh and a few people have asked if we are a franchise or run by a big multi national company?

Nope, Ripple is wholly owned by me but is run by a group of amazing women and men who love what we do.Ali Saoirse

I’m mostly the chick who does the email newsletters and gets to decide where we open next. The super women and men in Ripple (our therapists, booking office girls plus the small army of superheroes who help with our marketing, admin and bookwork) are the ones who make it all run smoothly.

If you want to know more about us you can follow us on twitter at rippleali where you will probably learn far too much about what I do in a day. Or join us on Facebook.

Or drop me a line at

p.s I was formally Ali Shaw, but decided to change my name to Ali Saoirse (means freedom in Irish Gaellic)

Ali and Ripple Massage have been members of the Massage And Myotherapy Association (formerly the AAMT) for 12 years

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We are also currently hiring booking, marketing, admin and HR positions. More is here

Our Favourite Quote

kathmandu-herbal-ball-massage-ripple-ayurvedicA customer is the most important visitor on our premises.

They are not dependent on us. We are dependent on them.

They are not an interruption of our work. They are the purpose of it.

They are not an outsider to our business. They are a part of it.

We are not doing them a favor by serving them.

They are doing us a favor by giving us the opportunity to do so.

– Mahatma Gandhi


Ripple will come to you 7 days a week. We start our first treatment at 9 am and usually begin our last treatments at around 6 pm, however appointments are often available outside of these hours.

Our office is open 9 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Saturday. All Sunday bookings are by pre appointment. We close three days of the year, Christmas, Boxing and New Years, open for massage and beauty treatments every other day.

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