Welcome to Recovery Massage

At Recovery Massage we believe that every woman deserves to feel nurtured and supported on their journey to well being.

Through our exceptional Remedial, Oncology Massage and Lymphatic Drainage services we also offer speciality services for Breast Health, Breast Cancer Recovery including Scar Care, Lymphoedema Care and education.

We are passionate about supporting your recovery and we aim provide the best quality treatments at our private clinic setting in Bangalow NSW, in the beautiful Byron Hinterland.

Remedial, Oncology Massage & Lymphatic Drainage services for women

Our Services

Offering a range of treatments from Lymphatic Drainage and Lymphoedema services to Oncology, Relaxation and Remedial massage, we have a treatment to suit every body.

Relaxing, rhythmic and gentle technique used to stimulate lymph flow. Useful in treating a wide range of health conditions including: 

  • Swelling of a limb: pre or post surgery
  • Lymphoedema prevention & management
  • Post Mastectomy or Breast Cancer treatment
  • Breast Tenderness & Congestion
  • Fibromyagia & lupus
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Recurrent infections such as colds, flu, tonsillitis, sinus and yeast infections

The focus of treatment is to improve the flow of lymph fluid through the affected area. This will help reduce swelling and improve the health of the swollen tissue. Reducing the swelling will lower your risk of infection, improve your wellbeing and make movement easier.

Best practice management has a holistic approach and is provided by qualified lymphoedema therapists. The treatment method is called Complex Lymphoedema Therapy (CLT).

CLT consists of the following components

  • Education (understanding risk factors, signs and symptoms as well as staging and self care practices)

  • Skin care

  • Exercise

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

  • Compression therapy

  • Low Level Light Laser

Treatment is individualised for each client and not all components of treatment may be necessary in all cases.

Gentle and mindful scar techniques are an important part of the healing process for mastectomy, lumpectomy, c-section and reconstructive surgery (TRAM, DIEP & TUG Flap).

Scar care enhances your recovery and is very helpful for cording (axillary web syndrome), adhesions and radiation induced fibrosis.

Using gentle scar care techniques it is possible to improve arm and shoulder movements and helps relieve discomfort and tightness.

Scar care can be accompanied with Manual Lymphatic Drainage to further support your recovery.

Supporting breast health naturally with painless treatment techniques and education for a range of breast conditions including;

  • Painful, dense breasts
  • Fibrotic tissue in breasts
  • Blocked Milk Ducts & Mastitis 
  • Tightness relief from expanders and implants
  • Scar tissue due to surgery and radiation for breast cancer

At times it can be overwhelming and confusing to navigate the unexpected changes to your body during and after treatment for breast cancer.

Bangalow Recovery Massage offers services exclusively for women for treatment of all types of cancers especially breast, understanding that every woman’s journey is different. We use techniques to alleviate and manage the side effects that could be hindering recovery & support you through all stages of recovery.

  • Reduce and ease pulling, tightness & cording
  • Relieve breast and chest wall tightness
  • Relaxing Massage to help with anxiety, nausea and other symptoms
  • Lymphoedema education, prevention and management
  • Gentle scar care after surgery & radiation
  • Advice and support breast implant issues
  • Self care techniques: massage and exercise
  • Referral for bra fittings

Oncology Massage is a gentle, safe and effective massage technique that is comforting and nurturing for anyone with cancer or in a fragile state of health. Oncology Massage is a very different style of massage with benefits for not just those clients that are very unwell or on a cancer journey but for anyone in need of deep relaxation.

Oncology Massage is a very light touch but mindful, focused, full contact massage technique that touches the client profoundly. Common feedback from clients is that it is quite simply exquisite, blissful, deeply relaxing and healing.

Oncology Massage has been shown to significantly assist with reducing;

• Anxiety
• Depression
• Fatigue
• Nausea
• Pain

Beneficial for many types of muscular and chronic pain ailments, remedial massage can treat the following:

  • headaches, including stress and tension headaches and migraines
  • chronic neck and shoulder pain
  • sciatica and other back pain
  • carpel tunnel and other over-use injuries
  • frozen shoulder
  • tennis and golfers elbow
  • relief from chronic pain

Various techniques such as myofascial cupping and trigger point therapy are used to get the best results.

About Us

Amanda Da-Silva

Learn about our absolute passion for supporting women. Click here to learn more about Senior Lymphoedema Practitioner and Recovery Massage Owner Amanda Da-Silva.

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Lymphoedema Care

Treatment and advice for breast cancer related lymphedema

Oncology Massage

Gentle, nurturing massage that can ease symptoms relating to cancer diagnosis and treatment

Lymphatic Drainage

Persistent swelling, Inflammation, Lymphoedema, Fibromyalgia

Scar Care

Gentle techniques for c-section scars, cording, radiation scarring & adhesions

"What you did yesterday loosened things up a lot and I was able to do a one hour workout with NO PAIN this morning!! The scar work really helped with flexibility. THANK YOU!"
T. Reynolds
"Mandy has become an integral part of my healthcare team. As someone with several chronic pain & health conditions she has made life bearable and helped me to come off pain medications. Her soft touch massage, experience & knowledge of R.E.S.T has been invaluable in moving forward with natural therapies in my journey."
Susan D.
Teacher
Unbelievable! Highly recommend to anyone undergoing cancer treatment or post mastectomy. Very knowledgeable and a great experience."
Joceyln
Business Owner