Aran Bright – Course Creator & Presenter
Aran is our lead course creator and presenter here at Bright Health Training. He’s got the knowledge and a passion for sharing it with others!
Aran started working as a massage therapist in 2003 and has been teaching at both tertiary and vocational education training level since 2008.
After graduating with his Bachelor in Musculoskeletal Therapy he established himself as an industry academic, teaching Remedial Massage and Musculoskeletal Therapy at the Australian College of Natural Medicine. Now, the Endeavour College, it is Australia’s largest provider of natural health courses, and where he developed the current Bachelor of Health Science in Musculoskeletal Therapy.
His clinical experience has given him a wealth of knowledge, having worked in a wide variety of environments including elite sport, hospitals, corporate sector and private clinical practice over the years.
Aran continues to work with education providers, teaching and creating courses in health and fitness, myotherapy and massage. He is part of the national “Massage Therapy Technical Advisory Committee” working with a team of industry representatives, reviewing the Diploma and scoping out a new Advanced Diploma of Remedial Massage.
Aran likes to deliver the content he is most passionate about, in a straight forward and open teaching style and he gets amazing feedback here at Bright Health Training! Because he can genuinely relate to the needs of Therapists and convey his own experience.
Aran is constantly updating his skills and currently completing his Masters in Sports Coaching with the University of Queensland.
Aran’s clinical skills include:
- Soft Tissue Therapy – musculoskeletal assessment, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and stretching.
- Myotherapy – myofascial dry needling, joint mobilisation, cupping, rehabilitative exercise, taping, TENS and Muscle Energy Techniques.
- Remedial Massage Therapy – deep tissue, relaxation and sports massage.
- Personal Training – strength, cardiovascular and flexibility training.
- Sports Coaching – Aikido
Aran’s has worked as a practitioner with these sporting teams:
- Cricket Australia
- Queensland Cricket
- Brisbane Lions
- B. Health Science (Musculoskeletal Therapy)
- Grad Cert Sports Coaching
- Adv Dip. Myotherapy
- Dip. Remedial Massage
- Level 2 Sports Coach – Australian Sports Commission
- Cert IV Personal Training
- Registered with ANTA (Australian Natural Therapists Association)
You can read more about Aran on his LinkedIn profile.
Sheree Bright – Course Content Developer
Sheree is part of our content development team and assists Aran with exercise demonstrations in the videos. “We are therapists ourselves, who want to share our experience to inspire others and help them get the most out of their career” she says.
Sheree had a career change and re-trained as a massage therapist in 2006. From a corporate background, she understands the challenges of posture, ergonomics and symptoms of overusing the body. In particular, she has an interest in treating musculoskeletal disorders, preventing injuries and movement therapies to manage stress.
Sheree is currently practicing hands-on as a remedial massage therapist and is also a qualified Yoga teacher.
Also a Director of a successful Corporate Massage business in Brisbane since 2010, Sheree personally develops and trains her team to carry out effective seated massage techniques. She likes to give her clients the best of both worlds, with a combination of remedial and relaxation techniques, to help restore balance in the body. Sheree enjoys helping organisations create a positive culture and work-life balance for their employees. She specialises in facilitating events such as sports days, health days and Stress Down days.
Sheree likes to keep fit by doing body-weight intensive exercise such as Yoga and Pilates, that is low impact on joints.
- Dip Remedial Massage, Cert IV Massage Therapy
- Cert IV Training and Assessment TAE 40110
- Cert IV Business Administration BSB40407
- Level 1 Yoga Teacher
- Registered with AMT (Association of Massage Therapists)
You can read more about Sheree on her LinkedIn profile.
Steve Richard-Preston – Digital Producer
Steve is our resident digital producer. He has a passion for technology, expensive studio toys and software and lives and breaths high quality production ideals. In other words Steve loves being in the studio pressing the buttons and directing us to look and sound great!
Steve brings a varied skillset to the Bright Health Training team, having worked in a range of technical roles over the past 10 years such as music producer, audio engineer, live sound engineer and AV technician/installer both in large organisations and a freelance capacity.
Now he lives in the world of the web development, mobile applications and digital content production. Steve has experience in both agency and client side website project management roles working with technologies such as iOS, WordPress and Magento.
Steve appreciates a healthy lifestyle (when his back isn’t playing up) and enjoys ocean swimming, calisthenics, pilates, meditation and running after his 2 young daughters, wherever that may lead him.
- Diploma Music Industry (Technical Production)
- BA Tourism Management
You can read more about Steve on his LinkedIn profile