Meet Amberley Jones our new massage therapist!!

From a young age I have always been passionate about health and well-being. Growing up mum and dad always kept me active and involved me in several different sports. As I was older, I found a passion for running and competed in track for University of Western Australia Athletics club with my main event being 400m. Training and competing was very demanding and took a toll on my body. From this I experienced never-ending injuries and would see specialists for a wide range of treatments and recovery techniques. After constant injuries I eventually decided to stop competing and training at 19 years old as I struggled to make training days due to work and study commitments.

In 2018, I went to university to study my Bachelor’s in Exercise and Sports Science. I also worked part time in retail for 6 years which wasn’t for me but anything to help me get some income while I studied. I also worked alongside Osborne Park Football Club as the sports trainer and thoroughly enjoyed my time there. I’ve always enjoyed watching AFL and then getting paid was an added bonus for me.

During my degree I met some incredible people that helped me get through the not so fun units. It was from my degree which sparked my interest in studying remedial massage. The sports massage unit I studied only went for approx. 4 weeks, but I remember how much I loved it, maybe I just enjoyed the free massage I was receiving but I guess it got me where I am today.

Fast forward to 3 years later after graduating, I decided to study my Diploma in Remedial Massage at North Metropolitan Tafe. During my time here I was lucky enough to be given an opportunity to work with some professional athletes such as Perth Glory, Wildcats and Fremantle Dockers Football club to help prepare players with pre and post event massage. This experience gave me the confidence I needed to get myself out there and start something I was so passionate about. While I was studying, I became more aware of the human body and the importance of remedial massage.

Three weeks before graduating, I applied for Nextmove and got the job. I was so happy to be working alongside physiotherapists as I believe massage and physiotherapy very much complement each other. Also working alongside other professionals will help me grow as a massage therapist and help further develop my skills and knowledge.

I enjoy educating clients in self-care, with the understanding that massage will make you feel great but also integrating stretching, self-release techniques and tailored exercises will help them with a long-term better quality of life. For me identifying and treating the root cause of pain is far more effective than

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