Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Mona!

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Mona!

Meet Mona, our wonderful volunteer massage therapist!

Mona is a registered remedial massage therapist who first learnt the benefits of massage after witnessing first-hand the effects it had on her mother who was battling cancer. 

She was amazed at how massage and acupuncture reduced her mother’s pain and mental stress and helped her sleep through the night. 

After her mother passed away in 2016, Mona became interested in pursuing this path and completed a degree in Remedial Massage, dedicating her time to learning about body structures, muscle connections, traditional Chinese meridians and acupoints.

Today she is an extremely passionate and experienced massage therapist dedicated to helping people affected by cancer, and improving the wellbeing of the community around her.

“I always say to people, ‘a massage may not be able to save your life, but it can definitely improve your quality of life.'” – Mona 

Mona volunteers once a week at our Solaris Cottesloe centre, providing massage sessions to clients affected by cancer. Her gentle and friendly personality helps clients feel at ease, and they leave her sessions feeling deeply relaxed. 

Did you know that a 60-minute massage is equivalent to 8 hours of sleep?

Mona explains that a relaxation massage sessions boasts a wide range of benefits to the body and mind, including: 

  • Reducing stress and anxiety
  • Improving circulation
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Enhancing immune system
  • Relieving muscle aches and stiffness
  • Improving muscle and joint flexibility
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
  • Promotes healthy skin
  • Helps relieve tension headaches
  • Balances autonomic nervous system
  • Promotes faster illness/ injury recovery

Evidence shows that massage can reduce fatigue, pain, nausea, anxiety or depression, and improve the quality of life. Comfort-oriented relaxation massage can safely be given to people at any stage of their cancer treatment. To find out about booking into a massage session at our centres, please phone us:

  • Solaris Cottesloe – 9384 3544
  • Solaris Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital – 6383 3475
  • Solaris South West – 9791 1559

We thank Mona for her dedication to supporting our clients affected by cancer. It is thanks to the generosity of volunteers like her that we can continue being there for clients during their time of need. If you want to get involved and join the team of wonderful volunteers like Mona, we’d love to hear from you – please email