Ellis Remedial Therapies

Get to know us. Therapist number 2, Lucas Amicosante

Get to know Lucas


How many years have you been massaging?

3 years, studied at island health in hobart.


Who is the most famous person you have worked on/with…person or team?

No body too famous, I’ve  worked on a lot of international athletes from a lot of sports.


What do you like to do outside massage?

Go to the movies, eat out with my girlfriend, have been known to play a video game or two.


What’s your favourite food?

Pizza, I can be bribed with pizza.


Who inspires you?

As I am a big fan of Olympic weight lifting I’d say Pyrros Dimas who is the most decorated Olympic weight lifter.


Your secret Hollywood crush?

Kate Beckinsale


What’s number one on your bucket list?

Seeing the terracotta warriors, I’ve never traveled out side of Australia.


Best job you ever had?

(Really Nikki?) Ellis remedial of course!


What’s your favourite thing about being a massage therapist?

When I decided to give up being a chef, I wanted to do something where I could make a change in the world. I feel like massage helps people, so in a way it’s a little self fulfilling.


What do you enjoy about working at Ellis Remedial?

Free Mentos!, just kidding. It feels good helping the community and I feel Ellis Remedial has strong ties to the locals. Oh and Nikki is cool too.  😋





Get to know us. Who is Nikki?

Over the next 3 weeks I will be posting a questionnaire about our therapists just for a bit of fun. I’ll go first and the boys will follow in the coming weeks.

Just something I’m putting on the page.


Get to know Nikki

How many years have you been massaging? I graduated and opened the doors to the business in 2013 so coming up to 6 years next week.

Who is the most famous person you have worked on/with…person or team? Ooh there have been a few. We looked after the North Melbourne team back in 2014 that included Ben Brown and co, Boomer was there but was suspended at the time. Luke Jackson is our Tassie cult hero, I looked after him for about 4 years. Any of the international tennis players, I guess even though they are not necessarily famous to us here in Aus, to their country they are heroes. Monica Niculescu being one of my faves, great personality and very contagious laugh! Maxwell the Aussie cricketer, my opinion of him is not very high though.

What do you like to do outside massage? I love to exercise and make sure I am feeling good. It get’s tough sometimes when there is always something else to do but I do what I can. I also love to create and build stuff or restore old things, it’s fun using power tools!

What’s your favourite food? Definitely Thai or Vietnamese. The flavours are always so amazing, we lack some good restaurants in Hobart though, a trip to Melbourne is always good for good food.

Who inspires you? Ooh this is a hard one, I can’t just pick one person here. The 3 people close to me would be my best friend Emma who blows me away with her strength and ability to race competitively since the age of 17 in some of the craziest sports going around. My wife, who as a school teacher does what I could never so and readies our next generation for the real world while also juggling family life and continuing to amaze me with her ability to always make awesome dinners when we say we don’t really have anything in the house, it’s a mum thing. And Heather, my friend, confidante and mentor. She wears so many hats while running her own massage business, managing family life and living the best life possible. Her adventures with hubby ACe put a smile on my face every time I see the pics of their latest last minute dash to chase sunsets or rainbows and just to be in the great outdoors.

Your secret Hollywood crush? Definitely not a secret! Sandra Bullock hands down.

What’s number one on your bucket list? To visit the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. I was brought up on country music and the history of that place just gives me chills. To walk the halls that have hosted some of the greats would just be the ultimate experience for me.

Best job you ever had?  Definitely this one. Although I loved working in hardware I just hated the 7 day trading and the cold shed! 

What’s your favourite thing about being a massage therapist? The opportunity to meet so many people, make them feel awesome and also the chance to work with some really high class athletes. I love all of my clients, it doesn’t matter what they do and long as we can have a good laugh and they feel comfortable, I’m happy. I still have a few goals to kick before my massage career ends so I will be around for a while yet.

What do you enjoy about working at Ellis Remedial? As the owner I am proud of how far we have come. From a dream to reality and 6 years young now with 3 of the best therapists in Hobart I couldn’t be happier. My team are awesome as are our clients, what’s not to enjoy?