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Student Remedial Massage clinic gives back to the community

Wednesday, 9 August 2023

Veterans and families are the latest to benefit from Wodonga TAFE’s Remedial Massage and Massage Therapy program, with students setting up their newest clinic in central Wodonga.

Free appointments are now available to Veterans and families during clinic times on Tuesdays, July to November, 9am-3pm at the new Tim Fischer AC Veterans and Families Hub, 149 High Street Wodonga. Bookings are available for a professional remedial or therapeutic soft tissue treatment at the supervised student clinic, phone 0484 118 601. All clinic sessions are supervised by a qualified Massage Therapy Educator.

Educational Leader and Massage Educator, Marijke Gibbons, said the clinic opened up more opportunities to the students for supervised massage practice. “Students are excited to be giving back to the local community while gaining further proficiency in their skills and knowledge. This is also a great opportunity to make the most of the new spaces in the Veterans and Families Hub where the clinic is very accessible in such a central location.”

RSL Victoria is very supportive of the clinic, with Vanessa Dodd, Wellbeing Navigator (Wodonga), saying, “The Wodonga Veterans and Families Hub is excited to partner with Wodonga TAFE to provide this important self-care opportunity to the veterans in our local community. Self-care is often low on the list of priorities for veterans and their family members as they are busy managing other aspects of their life.”

“Many veterans do not have the finances available to treat themselves to a massage,” said Vanessa. “Being able to provide this free service to veterans will hopefully encourage them to prioritise their health and wellbeing, and convey the message that they are valued members of our community.”

Wodonga TAFE’s massage therapy and remedial massage programs are synonymous with producing the most highly skilled and reputable massage therapists in the region. With two courses offered each year, Certificate IV Massage Therapy (HLT42015) and the Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015) include extensive practical training to ensure students are confident, job-ready professionals on course completion.

For more information about remedial massage and massage therapy courses at Wodonga TAFE please visit Massage & Myotherapy ( or call 1300 698 233.


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