Gavin has had extensive experience in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. He has been in practice for over twenty years and treated thousands of people with a multitude of injuries.
He first studied at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies in Sydney in 1998. He completed a Certificate level 4 Bodywork Therapist course and then took extra electives to complete Diploma's in Remedial Massage, Sports Injury Therapy, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Shiatsu.
His studies then took him further into completing a Bachelor of Naturopathy Degree at Southern Cross University in Lismore. It was here that he explored the use of herbal medicine and nutritional supplements on a person's musculoskeletal health.
More recently he has completed a Myofascial Dry Needling Course, Kinesiotaping Techniques and an Onsen Therapy Course. Myofascial Dry Needling is the use of acupuncture needles on specific trigger points and muscular adhesions - It is getting some great results for athletes and specific injury treatment. Whereas Onsen Therapy is the systematic assessment of musculoskeletal dysfunction and treatment using Muscle Energy Technique, Post Isometric Relaxation and Transverse friction massage.
Gavin has had work experience with The Australian Institute of Sport Physiotherapy and Massage Department in Canberra and has also been contracted through Julia Russell Massage to massage the Gold Coast Titans.
A Remedial Massage Treatment or Naturopathic consultation with Gavin will vary depending on your needs. It can have a treatment / injury focus or it can be for on-going prevention and wellness. The level of pressure is also individually applied depending on the nature of your injury and the focus of your massage session.
Apart from Massage Therapy and the study of the human body, Gavin is also a Sifu of Wu-Chi Kung-Fu and teaches classes for kids, teens and adults at Durrumbul Hall in Mullumbimby. If he's not training Kung Fu, running a half-marathon, participating in obstacle course races, surfing or working on Bonsai's; he'll be spending time and loving life with his wife and two girls.