David Hutchins - Massage
David came to study massage at CIT as part of a major career change to help people through remedial massage.
After a successful career in Journalism, David came to CIT to study massage as part of a major career change. His achievements in remedial massage now see him working at Mel's Massage, Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy and Campbell Physio as a remedial massage therapist.
David came to CIT as a mature aged student as he wanted to retrain and qualify for a new career in helping people with remedial massage. David's journey was challenging and intense at times, however he said he "was well supported to resolve the challenges it presented" by the CIT massage teaching team.
During his study at CIT, David found the support services invaluable, which ranged from the approachable and encouraging teachers through to student services and the library services. This assistance helped David to more effectively manage study loads and to meet key deadlines. David word of advice is "The course is intense and moves quite quickly so people should make keeping up a top priority and seek help from the team as soon as they need."
David's journey was successful, and the completion of his Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015) has enabled him to provide remedial massage to dozens of clients per week, at two physiotherapy practices and one of the ACT's most successful massage businesses. He now helps clients of all ages, from teenagers to grandparents, and stockbrokers to stockmen. David increases mobility and decreases pain for people with injuries from jaw clenching to lower back pain and even chronic conditions like arthritis, cerebral palsy and sciatica'.
"I have succeeded as a remedial massage therapist because my CIT massage course provided me with the necessary skills, mindset and confidence to launch my career. Perhaps most importantly, it did not just immerse me into the discipline of massage, it introduced me to real massage environments and situations."