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.


Diane Murphy

Diane can this year celebrate 14 years’ service as a practitioner with our clinic. She has qualifications in advanced Bowen Therapy and Remedial Massage practices.                                                        
Diane also works as a preschool assistant; she is married with 2 adult sons.                           
Diane works at the clinic on Saturdays.











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.











Gail Busbridge



Gail holds a Diploma in Specialised Bowen Therapy (BowTech) and is a member of the BAA and BTAA.
Prior to joining the clinic at the start of September 2015, Gail had her own home based clininc in Moranbah. 
Originally drawn to Bowen Therapy for treatment for her son who has mild cerebral palsy, Gail found her passion for this therapy after the remarkable results her son received and decided to learn the therapy to share with members of the community.
Gail is married and has two sons.






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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.