Q Academy Students provide massage therapy for AFL umpires and Brisbane Roar Players
Research shows that massage can reduce inflammation, meaning that sports massage can reduce pain, and help build and repair muscles. It also helps to reduce stress and improve relaxation in the athletes.
Local massage school, Q Academy, in Newstead provides a unique career path for massage students interested in working within the professional sports industry.
A new Diploma of Remedial Massage with a Sports Therapy Specialisation Course is the first of its kind providing students with an opportunity to enter the professional sporting world.
‘The AFL clinic opportunity provided by Q Academy has been awesome! I have gained a greater understanding of the pressures that athletes place on their bodies and the type of treatment they require to remain functioning at their peak. I totally recommend this for anyone studying remedial therapy, particularly if your goal is to work within the sporting sector’ says one happy Q Academy student.
Alternative study options like Q Academy’s Diploma of Remedial Massage Sports Therapy Program is attractive for young adults who don’t fit the “university mould”. With real-life experience and placement options within professional sports clubs, students can gain industry experience through work placement options within sporting clubs, so they have hands-on experience before they graduate.
‘Participating in the AFL clinic was a really worthwhile experience! It felt great to be a valued part of the team as I assisted in the warm-up & recovery of the umpires. It gave me insight into working with serious athletes & real injuries, whilst having the support of Q Academy teachers to give guidance when needed. It was a valuable part of my massage training!’ says local student.
For students interested in getting more information about this course do not hesitate to contact a career specialist or phone 1300 20 40 80.