Newcastle engineer Cheryl Pollock struggled to find relief from the pain and swelling of lymphoedema while undergoing cancer treatment.

Unable to find a solution, she took to her trusty old sewing machine and developed a home-made passive massage insert that provided much needed relief.

Word quickly spread and – from her kitchen table – she made passive massage inserts for others she met on her cancer journey. Interest and demand for the product grew.

Cheryl has now completed product testing trials with more than 30 people. The company’s first passive massage wear product is a bra insert, designed for women living with pain and swelling due to scarring or lymphoedema after breast cancer treatment.