In the final blog in getting to know your therapist, the newest member to the Restore family, Jimmy Cochrane, answers a few questions, with some surprising answers!
Q:How long have you been a massage therapist for, and where did you study?
I studied at Wodonga Tafe, graduating in 2008, so I’ve been a therapist almost 9 years now (OLD!).
Q: What do you like about being a massage therapist?
It’s great doing a job that I actually enjoy, that makes a positive difference to people’s health and lives. It fills me with lovely warm fuzzy feelings every time I see people moving/feeling better and hurting less.
Q: What is your favourite food?
I’m definitely a mood eater, variety is the spice of life, though it’s hard to beat good Mexican food.
Q: What do you do in your spare time?
I enjoy rock climbing, live music, and learning new skills such as acroyoga, slackline, handstands, dance….but really spend most of my spare time on facebook, ha ha!
Q: What are your favourite childhood movies? (Disclaimer: This was supposed to be about childhood memories, but Jimmy had obviously had too much Mexican food and misread the question!)
The Lion King (of course), though I recently re-watched The Little Rascals and The Sandlot Kids and remembered how much I loved them as a kid.
Q: What was the craziest job you’ve ever had?
Riding in Blackhawk helicopters and getting shot at with 9mm paintballs working with Aussie Special Forces as an Army Reservist was pretty fun. Working in a Bar in Amsterdam was another kind of fun altogether.
Q: Do you prefer dogs or cats? Coffee or Tea?
Dogs are generally more fun than cats for me, because they actually enjoy your company rather than just tolerate you for your subservience…though some cats are cool. Coffee and tea are both lovely. Coffee when I need a perk up, and Tea when I want a relaxing hot comfort drink
Q: To finish with, can you tell us something random people may not know about you?
I’m a bit of a gypsy, having lived in over a dozen different towns/cities in my life (so far). Also, there is basically no food I won’t eat, and willing to be tested on it as long as it involves free food.