Healing hands good to go
FAMILY man and businessman Greg Murley opened the doors to his new venture, Gympie Massage Therapy, recently.
Located at 6 Hall Rd outside the Gympie 4WD Spares Complex, Mr Murley also operates from Araluen Retreat (the former Gympie Conference Centre) and has been massaging on site one afternoon a week at CrossFit Gympie, Durietz Court on the Southside.
Mr Murley has a degree in Applied Science - Human Movement Studies, Exercise Management - from the University of Queensland, and a Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy from the Australian College of Massage.
Originally from Pittsworth on the Darling Downs, he met his wife Brandy in his first year of university in Brisbane.
Going on to study and work in the sports science field for the next eight years, the family left Brisbane and returned to Brandy's hometown (Gympie) after the birth of their first daughter, Anna.
For many years they worked in the family business, Gympie 4WD Spares and Motorcycle Country.
"We had a baby, sold our house, moved towns and started new jobs all in the space of a couple of weeks," says Mr Murley.
In the past 18 months, though, he has returned to his area of passion and expertise - sports science.
"I have a strong medical background. Dad was a GP for 50 years, one sister is a midwife and another is a physio, so I guess you could say it's in the blood.
"I truly think that massage therapy can benefit all people, from those seeking relaxation, to improving sports performance and maybe more importantly all those in between who would just like to improve their functional mobility, to more comfortably do their day to day tasks.
"I have been involved for many years in local basketball and golf, and more recently a proud member of the Gympie Cats AFL team."
Mr Murley is a fully accredited remedial therapist with provider number status to all major health funds.
He can be contacted on 0407 655 027 or via Facebook - Gympie Massage Therapy.