Michelle (Mechel) Pearson

Diploma in Remedial Massage

Despite having to travel thousands of kilometres from her home in Queensland to study, Mechel Pearson has achieved much since starting a Diploma in Remedial Massage at Kangan Institute.

As well as taking out the top student award in the Business Services Group, Mechel gained a sense of self-belief and renewed confidence in her abilities. Completing a diploma fulfilled her lifelong dream. To top it off, she opened a remedial massage clinic called 'Re-joovn'8 Body & Soul' within six months of completing her course. Mechel already had a wealth of experience running a large childcare business before taking up study.

'It's important to set small goals. You must believe that every day you can make a difference,' said Mechel.

Entering the course as a mature-aged student, Mechel took on a leadership role, taking the younger students under her wing. According to her teachers, Mechel was a big team player, forming study and support groups for her peers.

She said her experiences at Kangan Institute were 'brilliant and life changing' citing the student massage clinic; the sports massage remedial excursions and a dedicated teaching team as reasons for her success.

Now back in her hometown of Cairns, Mechel plans to set up a 'mini health-hub' where a range of services like massage, yoga classes, counselling and pediatrics are readily available to families.