Walkerston Natural Therapies Centre

Welcome to our relaxing and healing treatment centre located in Walkerston.


The year 2018 has started with a rush for many, but it doesn't change the fact that our health must stay paramount. Make this YOUR year. Some will start boot camp or gym, some will eat healthy (after all the good cheer) and some will seek advice and treatment to maintain the body for a hard working year ahead. What ever your reason or path, WNTC will assist you to achieve your goals. We deal in Pain and Health Management, so let us help you.
(We didn't do all our training just to fill in time)

The Walkerston clinic year has began for 2018 . These past years we have  added new services and extra staff. In 2015 -16 Julie did extensive training in Scenar and Homes Technique Therapy {Read our post regarding the Scenar technique.} We have had fantastic results and for many clients this has been the missing link they had been looking for.

2017 saw us add Spa massages. We have included Bamboo massage, Kanza wand massage and Aromatherapy massages. These gentle relaxing massages make beautiful and worthwhile Gift Voucher gifts.
New staff members Karen Bedford and Vicki Hunt, have joined our team. Karen currently works alternative Saturdays, sharing with Vicki Hunt. Karen has a nursing background and brings much experience regarding health management and treatments with her.Vicki Hunt has worked in the local pharmacy industry for many years , many of you will already know her. Both are qualified therapists with many years experience. 

Don't forget we have Gift Vouchers for you, and are happy to post them to your loved ones. We have over the phone credit card services and Health care rebates.

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Cheers
Julie

Julie Williams                                               

Julie is the owner of the Walkerston Natural Therapies Centre, which she has been operating since 1998. Julie holds relevant qualifications in Bowen Therapy, Remedial Massage, Tuina (Chinese Body Therapies), Reiki, Orion Healing, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Dry Needling and is also an instructor in Natural Therapy practices.
Prior to relocating to Walkerston in 1995, Julie worked as a Health Care Worker in outback Northern Territory before moving to Darwin to teach Natural Therapies and Beauty Therapy.
In 2006 Julie took extended leave from her business and sailed the Australian coast from east to west. 
Following this, Julie moved to the Philippines and set up a clinic in a poverty stricken area, teaching local people and health care workers Bowen Therapy for medical emergencies.
In 2010 Julie returned to the clinic in Walkerston where she continues to work as a practitioner.
In 2011 Julie taught Bowen Therapy in the Solomon Islands improving life and giving hope to those less fortunate.
Julie continues to donate her time in developing countries teaching Bowen Therapy for medical purposes.
Julie is an active member of the community and gives her time freely to many projects while still maintaining her main clinic in Walkerston 


Diane Murphy

Diane can this year celebrate 17 years’ service as a practitioner with our clinic. She has qualifications in advanced Bowen Therapy and Remedial Massage practices.                                                        
Locals will remember Diane's face from St Johns Preschool Walkerston, where she was an assistant teacher for over 22 years.                    
Diane works at the clinic every second Saturday.











Natalie Miles


Natalie joined the clinic in 2012 and currently works part time. She is an active member of the community and is married with two school aged children.            
Playing soccer and sports herself, Natalie understands the need for the body to always be in balance. She understands how it works and why it works.              
Natalie is qualified in Bowen Therapy and is currently furthering her studies in Therapeutic massage.












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Bowtech is a gentle form of bodywork in which very subtle moves performed over the muscles and connective tissue send messages deep into the body, retrieving cellular memory of a preferred relaxed way of wellbeing. Results can be remarkable, even from the first session; often only a few sessions are needed to correct the presenting problem.
There are frequent but very essential pauses throughout the session that allow the body time to respond and begin the healing process. The practitioner can target a specific problem or address the body as a whole.

Can the Bowen Technique help me?
The original Bowen Technique is extremely gentle and is considered appropriate for anyone from pregnant women to newborn babies, the frail and the elderly. It can assist recovery from many conditions, from traumatic injury to chronic illness, depending upon each individual’s capacity to heal. No adverse side affects have been reported.

The technique should be considered for:
Back pain and sciatica
Digestive and bowel problems including IBS
Earache, ear infections and migraines
Fibro myalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome
Knee, ankle and foot problems
Groin pain, pelvic tilt and uneven leg length
Menstrual and hormonal irregularities
Neck/shoulder problems including frozen shoulder
Respiratory problems and hay fever
RSI, carpel tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow
Sports and accidental injuries
Baby colic

Who to Choose?

Who to choose?
We are now getting more and more Alternative and Natural Healing businesses in Mackay and surrounding suburbs. This can become confusing for clients. They may have had the same therapist for awhile and wonder ,"Will I try someone else to see what they do?"
Someone may have just started up and will undercut the usual prices, so it looks advantageous to give it a go. So, do you go on price alone in these hard times?Can they fix my bad back or sore knee or shoulder. Your thoughts may be, you won't really know unless you" give them a go".
Having been a massage therapist for over thirty years, I have heard all the questions. When clients ask me how to choose a therapist, I tell them a few things to look for. Are the premises clean? Is their manner professional in the treatment room? Can you claim your health care benefits back. (You pay it each year, so you should claim it back.) Most importantly; What is their experience and qualifications?
If they are registered with a health care provider, this ensures they have insurance and qualifications of a professional body standard. eg. AAMT. (Australian Assoc. of Massage Therapists) BTAA (Bowen Therapist Assoc. Australia) BAA (Bowen Assoc. Australia) to name a few.
Never forget there are “horses for courses”.
If you want a relaxing massage to pamper yourself, then look to a Spa. This is their forte. You will be surrounded with relaxing music, darken room and all will be soothing to the soul as well as the body.
If you have an injury, muscle or tendon related , look to a clinic that specializes in repair and rehab. Rarely will you find them both in the same clinic, as they are different qualifications. (Bowen therapy does treat both).
When you are booking your appointment, ask the questions. You are the client so you want to know up front the best treatment they can offer you.
If the answers aren't what you want or you don't feel reassured,then keep looking. We aren't all the same.