Although I was born in Brisbane, I spent most of my early childhood living with my family in Port Moresby the capital of Papua New Guinea. This is where I developed my love for warm weather and my interest in the diversity of human beings. As a young boy I enjoyed playing with the local people.
When I was eight, I moved with my family to the Australian capital city of Canberra. My parents enjoyed sport and I followed this interest enthusiastically playing many sports. These included rugby union, rugby league, touch football, cricket, softball, basketball, tennis, and table tennis. I enjoyed the hand eye co-ordination of bat and ball sports and I loved running fast.
After I started work, I spent my holidays travelling extensively throughout Australia in a car, a van, or on a motorcycle visiting and enjoying the beauty of over 90 National Parks. In 1982 I bought a BMW motorcycle in Munich, Germany and rode around Europe for 8 months. This opened my eyes to a new world of experiences and relationships with people. I realised that we are all fundamentally the same regardless of culture, race or religious beliefs.
After my first massage course in Canberra in 1985, I travelled to Brisbane to continue my massage studies and I have been massaging ever since. Massage has led me on an amazing discovery to understand the body and human behaviour.
During the last thirty years, I have massaged pregnant women and their families; I have massaged fathers anxious about the birth of their first child, I have massaged people as they were dying; I have massaged people during the joyous and wonderful times of their lives; and I have massaged people during the painful and challenging times of their lives. I have massaged Olympic and World Champion athletes and I have massaged people who are severely disabled physically and mentally.
I am blessed to have met all these amazing people and to be able to feel the beauty that lies within.
I have studied many religious institutions and spiritual practices and have found numerous commonalities. For many years, I was seeking something outside of myself to explain something I felt inside. It was not until I started to move in a way that was more loving and to deeply care and nurture my physical body that I found a deep inner settlement and joy. I thank all the practitioners that I have met, who have supported me to come to this deeper understanding.
I would also like to thank the thousands of people who have come to me for a massage. I feel very honoured and blessed to have met you.
"When I booked in to get a massage at Brunswick Heads Massage, I was expecting a 'usual' massage. Kevin far exceeded any massage I have ever had prior, and I have had plenty. He was very patient and made me feel very comfortable. I walked out feeling amazing and light. I wish Kevin was more local so I could book in more. Thank you Kevin for a wonderful massage, I hope to be back in town for another visit soon! :)’
Warrawong, New South Wales
2021 Current First Aid and CPR
2011 Diploma of Yoga Teaching, International Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA)
2000 Certificate IV Assessment and Workplace Training, 2000
1988-1990 Diploma of Remedial Therapies, Australian College of Natural Medicine, Brisbane
1993 - Present Australian Natural Therapists Association
2015 - Present Brunswick Heads Massage, NSW
PAST CLINICAL POSITIONS
2004-2015 Core Yoga Studios, West End, Qld
2002-2008 LifeCare Taringa Physiotherapy, Qld
2001-2006 Bardon Counselling and Natural Therapy Centre, Qld
2001-2006 Abundant Health Centre, Bardon & Auchenflower, Qld
1999-2000 Royal Brisbane Hospital renal unit at Keperra, Qld
1993-1994 Baroona Road Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic, Qld
1992 Newmarket Physiotherapy and Specialist Centre, Qld
1991-1994 Albany Creek Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Centre, Qld
1990-2001 Mitchelton Sports and Remedial Massage, Qld
1994-2001 Australian College of Natural Medicine, Brisbane
Lecturer “Clinical Assessment” (1996-2001)
Lecturer “Sports and Exercise Therapy” (1994)
Clinic Supervisor, Remedial Therapies (1994-2001)
2001 Australian College of Natural Medicine, Gold Coast
Lecturer “Clinical Assessment”
Lecturer “Structural Balancing 1”
Clinic Supervisor, Remedial Therapies
1992, 1997 Academy of Natural Health, Brisbane
Lecturer “Sports Massage”
1996 Queensland Academy of Sports
Presenter “Self Massage” workshop to QAS volleyball squad
1996 Australian Sports Medicine Federation, Qld branch
Lecturer Advanced Principles of Sports Medicine Course
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Since Kevin’s first massage course in 1985, he has continued his professional development through courses, workshops, seminars, conferences, educational videos and books on human anatomy, physiology and psychology, musculoskeletal pathology, history taking, clinical assessment, and Western, Eastern, Hawaiian and Esoteric forms of massage.
This has included:
Completing Julie Willoughby’s in-depth course in Pregnancy, Labour and Post Natal Massage Therapy
Myofascial release techniques with Robert Granter and Tom Myers
Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy and Sacred Esoteric Healing, Levels 1-4 with Universal Medicine
Kevin's sports massage skills have helped athletes from Australia, New Zealand and Europe win National and World Championships as well as Olympic Gold medals. His love of dance led him to work as a remedial massage therapist with The Australian Ballet and The Queensland Ballet.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Mr Fitzgerald has provided his services as a sports trainer and first aid attendant for our 3,000 members and proved his efficiency and expertise.
Mr Fitzgerald travelled with our representative teams to the 1992 nationals as Manager/Sports Trainer, and his services were invaluable to the Association and our representative players. His interaction with players and officials has been marked by his pleasant disposition and it ensured his popularity in all circles."
Loraine Decker, B.E.M.
Brisbane Netball Association