LUKE Watson is a sports massage therapist.
That’s in his spare time, when he’s not studying a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Nutrition full time, working for his father training horses, or standing on the sideline alongside Keith Naylor with a watchful eye on the Kyabram Bombers.
Luke has spent the past five years working with Keith, as part of the team that prepare the Bombers, gaining valuable experience.
Yes, he’s a busy man. The typical day is up at 5am and out with the horses before it’s back home at 10am for a quick change to start work at his business, Synergy3620.
Thanks to the support of Kim and Craig Ferguson and the team at Craig’s Creations, Luke has been operating for six months, utilising a room in their salon.
“It’s building really nicely. This month has been really good, heading into winter it’s a lot busier with netball and football every weekend and players coming in for treatment,” Luke said.
“I’ve had great support from the local clubs. The Tongala Football and Netball Club invited me to spend last Saturday with them, it was a great opportunity to gain experience at a different club.
‘‘I try to make myself as available as possible for all sporting codes, not just football.’’
However you don’t have to play sport, Luke also treats a large number of clients with different issues such as plantar fasciitis, sciatica, shin splints and frozen shoulder just to name a few.
“I’m having a lot of clients book for relaxation massages, which I wasn’t originally targeting but am more than happy to provide,” he said.
And he says it doesn’t look like he’ll be slowing down any time soon, unless he decides to study part-time.
“You just push yourself. I’m a big believer that you only get out what you put in,” he said.
“There’s nothing more rewarding than when someone comes in for treatment and you know that you have genuinely helped them.”
He’s also a big believer in using top-notch products from the Keune range of all-natural oils.
As part of Ky in July, this Saturday only Luke is offering half-hour appointments for $40, weekdays the winter special is $50 for a one-hour Remedial or Relaxation Massage. Cupping is available on request at no further charge.
To book or for more information, call Luke on Craig’s Creations’ number, 58532023. Also follow Synergy3620 on Facebook and Instagram for information on specials and available appointments.