Bayden O'Halloran receives massage technique instructions from Jeff Murray.
Bayden O'Halloran receives massage technique instructions from Jeff Murray. Contributed

Teacher eases tension of TAFE massage students

A MASSAGE therapy teacher with more than 20 years of experience is inspiring students at Kingscliff TAFE to realise their potential.

With career highlights including being director of sports massage for the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the director of massage for the NSW Institute of Sport and the 2006 Massage Therapist of the Year, Jeff Murray has a wealth of experience for students to tap into.

One student, Bayden O’Halloran, said he had been driven to succeed while attending Mr Murray’s classes.

“Jeff’s expertise and passion have given me the motivation to strive for the best results I can achieve,” Mr O’Halloran said.

Mr O’Halloran’s drive to succeed in his career switch was planted during a chance meeting with a former student of Mr Murray’s during a remedial massage treatment while he was holidaying on the Gold Coast.

Mr O’Halloran was surprised by the level of professionalism he’d received from Mr Murray and got talking with the former student.

“We spoke about Kingscliff TAFE and more so about Jeff Murray and the passion and knowledge he has to offer his students,” he said.

Mr O’Halloran was so impressed that he made the decision to change careers and made the move from Victoria to study under Mr Murray.

“I am extremely grateful and privileged to be studying under Jeff at Kingscliff TAFE,” he said.

Mr Murray spends several months of the year in Japan, and is involved with the Olympic Organising Committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

For information on massage therapy courses, visit northcoasttafe.edu.au or call 1300 628 233.



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