Change brings rewards
NURSE RETRAINS AS A MASSEUSE
A FREMANTLE resident’s decision to change careers has seen her win the Challenger Institute of Technology’s vocational student of the year award.
Margaret Gibson (54), a registered nurse and midwife, decided to further explore an interest in pain management by studying a diploma in remedial massage last year.
Ms Gibson said massage could have a key role in health promotion.
“Body awareness, self-management and preventative health can reduce demand on the healthcare system and help clients with their general wellbeing at the same time,” she said.
“Challenger’s massage course has enabled me to continue and expand on my chosen career in health, which would not otherwise have been possible.
“I now also have the potential to start my own business, giving me independence and confidence.”
Ms Gibson was one of five major award winners on the night.
A decision to change careers has paid off for former nurse Margaret Gibson.