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Trauma Informed Massage
For Domestic Violence
Victim Survivors

Ripple Massage specializes in bringing professional, trauma-informed massage to victim-survivors of domestic & family violence.

All treatments are undertaken by our highly experienced practitioner, Ali Saoirse.

As a professional massage therapist for the last 20 years, Ali holds a Diploma of Remedial Massage and qualifications in pregnancy, hot stone, shiatsu, reflexology, Kahuna, aromatherapy, and other styles of wellness care. 

She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Psychology.

Since November 2020, Ali has been undertaking trauma-informed massages in a domestic violence refuge located in Southeast Queensland.

Domestic violence shelters can now access free trauma-informed massages by Ali for their clients. For all referral inquiries please email

Please note - due to safety considerations, we only offer this service through selected DV shelters in Qld.

Trauma Informed massage therapist Ali Saoirse smilng with massage table in background
Woman having massage in sunshine with massage therapist behind

Ali has a strong ethical practice and understands the impact that domestic and family violence has on the women she is supporting.

The women are finding the massage therapy improves their health and well-being. 


Domestic And Family Violence Service Manager

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Benefits Of
Trauma Informed Massage

Undertaking massage in this sector

requires a niche combination of skills.


  • A wide range of massage skills to tailor the treatments to each client. For example, not every client feels comfortable with an oiled massage, so our qualified massage therapist is able to offer shiatsu massage where the client remains fully clothed.

  • Broad experience and knowledge of massage. Our massage therapist Ali has 20 years’ experience with a wide range of clients

  • Psychological/counselling knowledge integrated with the massage treatment. It’s critical with this massage to have a therapist that also understands trauma psychology and skills, along with an understanding around the complexities and impacts of domestic and family violence.

  • Safety/do no harm – At Ripple we hold a strong code of professional ethics as a qualified health care professional, with a focus on client safety, professional conduct, and a base ethic of do no harm.

  • One hour pamper package – Ripple offers a one hour pamper package, including a peppermint scented foot soak, massage, reflexology and hot steamed towels and nourishing face mask. The treatment it completely tailored to the client, adding, or removing elements as required.

  • Consent consultation – The treatment involves detailed consent consultation with client, with the emphasis all consent, power and control resting with the client.

  • Client details – By working in partnership with specialist domestic and family violence services, Ripple Massage provides an add-value service. As a measure of preserving client confidentiality, no client records are retained by Ripple Massage.

  • More information on how powerful massage is for the body. It affects every system, so with a knowledgable trauma informed therapist, the whole clients health and well being, including psychological, can be enhanced. More here

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