Walkerston Natural Therapies Centre





 

Welcome 2022

I relocated this clinic to this address in 2000. We have walked this journey of health with you through the installation of GST,
GFC, floods and now Covid.
 And we all survived. 
One thing  these changes had in common, is the effect it had on many peoples health. Stress!!

Let 2022 be the year to let go of all that no longer serves you well.

Covid continues to march through our communities and mutate and change when it suits itself. 
This means we are going to have to be diligent for a while longer, all of 2022 at least. 
While covid has been the the topic of conversation with lock downs, distancing, isolation and so forth,  let us not forget that we have a complete body of muscles, bones, and emotions that still need our attention. 

 Make an appointment to visit our clinic to maintain your every day health. Don't live with a bad back, sore shoulder, physical injury or stress. Talk to us, let us work with you to put a plan into place to make 2022 your 'health year'.
(Rome wasn't built over night, and some of your health issues are not a quick fix, but don't give up)
We have your back.

 We have different therapies to get you feeling your best again.

Last year we  welcomed Athena Wilson to our team. Athena offers Reiki, Massage, Bowen therapy and crystal healing.  Previously Athena owned her own clinic in Gracemere, Qld before relocating  to Walkerston. 

This will be our 27th year in Walkerston, 22 years at this address. Julie Williams, Practitioner and founder of the clinic is still seeing clients.  

The clinic isn't only about Physical therapy. Did you know emotional problems, eg.(stress and worry) can cause physical problems too. We treat you holistically.
Take a little time with us and ask how we can help. Unresolved things take on a life of their own, often creating  simple aches and pains, to major anxiety or depression. 
We can make a difference.

We have Gift vouchers for the perfect present and we are  happy to post them for you. We have over the phone credit card services for convenience.

Let us help you make this year your best year.

Please find and  like our Facebook Pages. 
Walkerston Natural Therapies Centre, and Walkerston Bowen Therapy and Massage.

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, Scenar Therapy, 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.
Julie has spent many years in outback communities both in Australia and  overseas working to improve the health of others.
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.



Athena Wilson                                                                              

Athena Wilson  joined our team in 2021. Athena is married with 2 sons. Her eldest played football for many years and Athena found herself at the sport fields 7 days a week. With her training she was able to treat the entire football team with their  many sports related injuries. Athena has for many years been a Reiki practitioner and is now a trainer. She previously had her own clinics in Gracemere and Rockhampton before relocation. Her skills include Massage therapy, Bowen Therapy, Crystal healing and readings and Reiki.


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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.