Therapists at First Things First Wellness Centre

Megan

Megan

Let me Introduce myself. My name is Megan Colwell, Owner and Director of The Beauty & Body Bar and First Things first Wellness Centre.

Throughout my working life I’ve had the opportunity to work in various roles within several diverse industries.  From each experience I’ve taken with me valuable knowledge and continually developed my commercial acumen.

I’m a passionate advocate of the wellness industry and Since 2010 have been the Director of First Things First Wellness Centre, Townsville’s leading Allied Health centre.  My highly experience team and I are motivated to provide our clients with the highest level of care, we do this with personal drive and integrity.

I’m very much a ‘hands-on’ manager and have successfully developed administrative systems and organisational procedures that enable our business to operate effectively and efficiently.

Establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with each of my team is the cornerstone to my management style.  I feel it’s these relationships that make my leadership more effective and in turn creates a very positive and supportive working environment.  Each of our clients benefits directly from this positive, healthy working environment which is something I’m very proud of.    

As I further my career and take on new roles I’ll do so with a positive attitude.  I’ll always seek to ‘pass-on’ knowledge and have a genuinely positive impact on business through my demonstrated experience, enthusiasm and dedication to achieving success.

I established the Beauty and Body Bar by First Things First Wellness Centre in 2019 and have managed it’s steady growth through the recent global pandemic.  I’m extremely proud of our team and the quality services we provide.

Most recently I continued my professional growth and accepted the role of business growth consultant at Townsville’s Smart Precinct.  At Smart Precinct we operate at level to provide up and coming business with genuine business growth strategies.  We also work with local businesses to apply for Government grants then, once secured, work with these businesses to improve their exposure via improved marketing and social media platforms.

Sheridan

Sheridan

Sheridan is an experienced Endermologist with a keen interest in relieving fascia and muscle related injuries as well as lymphatic drains.

Having a background in Health Science and Functional Nutrition, she is passionate about her clients health and well-being in a holistic sense and loves to make everyone feel at ease and well cared for during their visit.

Her clients often boast about the results that their Endermologie treatments bring - from improving the appearance of their skin to eliminating excruciating sciatica.

Eleanor

Eleanor

Eleanor is one of our Endermologists at First Things First. She has an interest in all things beauty related but is passionate about the health and wellbeing of people and how the body works. She is a qualified beauty therapist and also holds a business degree. She is strong believer that beauty does not just come from the outside but from the whole wellbeing and holistic experience.
Hannah

Hannah

Meet Hannah, she is one of our Endermologie therapists at First Things First Wellness Centre and will always make sure you are well cared for. 

Her favourite condition to treat-  “Sports treatments, specifically frozen shoulder - the machine gets such great results!”?

A memorable client result- I treated a client that hadn’t been able to have full range of movement in her shoulder for months (had tried all things) then after 1 treatment could she had full range again!”

Interests outside of work “I am a support worker, I like outdoorsy exercise and socialising with friends”

Rachel

Rachel

Rachel is an Endermologist with experience in the beauty and massage industry. She has a passion for helping people relieve pain and has a warm and nurturing personality. Coming from the beauty industry, Rachel is well versed in the results our Endermologie beauty treatments can bring, but has a keen interest in the sports and medical treatments also.

Alex

Alex

Health Fund Claimable Therapist {Excluding HCF}

Alex has 10 years experience working as a qualified remedial massage therapist. She knows that a well executed massage can do wonders for every aspect of your being. Alex's aim is to tailor your massage to suit your needs. She use a combination of techniques which include myofascial release, deep tissue and trigger point therapy. These techniques calm the nervous system, loosen muscles and tendons and improve circulation to help you with your aches and pains so that you can get back to doing what you love as quickly as possible. 

Alex enjoy the outdoors, spending time with her family, camping and doing her best to live a healthy lifestyle.

Rita

Rita

Health Fund Claimable Therapist
Rita is a Massage Therapist, and Reiki Master who has been practising for over twenty years all around the world. Rita worked in Russia, studied more in Australia and has continuing her education annually, learning more about human nature, different ways to help her clients and some ways her clients can help themselves.
Lucy

Lucy

Not Health Fund Claimable 

Lucy loves working as a massage therapist and has over 5 years experience. 

When she sees her clients walk in with muscle pain and tension then walk out feeling better with reduced pain, she is proud to have been part of that process.

Lucy enjoys learning new techniques that can add value to the relief a client receives during massage. This inspired her to study the Emmett Technique for clients who may not necessarily want a massage but still want the pain and discomfort they feel to go away. Whether migraines, discomfort during pregnancy, frozen shoulder, Emmett works directly for the solution. 

 

Martinus

Martinus

Born and Raised in South Africa, Qualified as Diesel mechanic in 1987

Used to play rugby and run marathons, love my motorcycles.

I always joked about being able to give a good massage, we did not have that luxury when I played sport so some of us learned a bit as part of our team support.

I came over to Australia in 2008 which would have been only for a few years but soon after I was here I decided that this is the country for me. After working in lots of places and seen many sights, loads of country towns and met wonderful people along the way I decided to make Townsville my hometown and settled here.

I decided that it is time to make massage part of my life and got some practice, enrolled in the Diploma course, with all the bumps from covid and working away it was a challenge but here I am. I am looking forward to a new chapter of my life, helping where I can and learning along the way, finding my inner peace and doing the best massage to my abilities.

I am up for a challenge and will do what I can to be the best version of me.

Thanks to everybody who has part in me being here.

 

 

Evie

Evie

Health Fund Claimable (excluding Medibank & HCF) 

Evie has been Massaging for over 4 years

She loves the idea of having the power and knowledge to help clients feel better. Evie has a strong interest in the human body, anatomy and muscular skeletal system and this helps her in understanding the clients condition to treat successfully. 

Evie has a Diploma of Massage and is working towards becoming a Yoga Instructor.

Evie enjoys the outdoors and walks Castle Hill Regularly.

Evie also treats sporting professionals from National teams on a weekly basis.

 

 

 

Tracy

Tracy

Health Fund Claimable Therapist

Finding a profession that enables Tracy to give back and improve the health and well being of people is very rewarding for her.  She gets tremendous satisfaction when assisting clients who enjoy a blend of remedial and relaxation to enable them to get the result they are after with an approach that suits them. Tracy holds a diploma of remedial massage and specialise in the following modalities:

-Pregnancy

-Sports

-Deep tissue

-Remedial

-Relaxation.

Tracy considers herself to be a Family Girl who grew up in Townsville and spends her time between massaging clients and enjoying being a mum.

She looks forward to treating you in the clinic soon.

Tanja

Tanja

Health Fund Claimable Therapist

Tanja has always been passionate about helping people overcome a range of physical issues through the use of Massage, communication, and listening.

In 2013 her journey into the world of Massage began, after a year of studying she then went on to complete her Diploma of Sports Development which then lead on to working with Professional Athletes. To start, three seasons with the Townsville Crocodiles NBL team.

From Basketball, NRL & AFL Football, Moscow Circus, Soccer, V8 Supercar drivers, Australian and England Cricket teams, the Australian Open,and at the NRL Grand final this year, to children, teenagers and the general public, Tanja is able to treat and help clients of any age and fitness level.

The 'participating in sports improves your health' is something she strongly believes in. To be a good athlete you must take care of yourself. This then gets you thinking about what to eat and how to treat your body to achieve peak performance levels.

After completing the Diploma of Remedial Massage, she then went on to complete her upgrade Diploma making her eligible and covered for all Health Funds.

Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, Tanja will be able to help you enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well being.

Mark

Mark

Health Fund Claimable Therapist (Excluding Medibank and HCF ) 

Mark is a Remedial Massage Therapist specialising in sports, deep tissue, Swedish, trigger point and relaxation massage.

Since his first course in 1995 in Swedish massage, he has had a desire to help improve people’s quality of life by relieving and assisting in the maintenance of pain and discomfort. Mark's yearn for learning and dedicating himself to this profession has been his driving force.

Mark has achieved self-worth and confidence knowing that the services offered by First Things First help complement his remedial massage and help his clients improve their health and wellbeing.

Call to book with Mark for a fantastic massage you will love.

Dallas

Dallas

Claimable with Selected Health Funds- See Below for Full List 

Dallas is recognized as a strong therapist who provides a therapeutic benefit to her clients with the aim of walking out of her sessions with much more range of movement. Dallas has developed herself as a firm deep tissue therapist who specializes in remedial massage to address issues and injuries.

Dallas has always valued health and wellness with a particular interest in natural therapy and holistic health which naturally lead her to a career in Massage. Dallas completed her Certificate IV in Massage Therapy through the Australian College of Massage (EVOLVE) in 2015.

Dallas has experience working alongside a local AFL team for warm-up, mid game treatment and recovery massage and has maintained a steady flow of regular clients working from home over the past 6 years alongside another career. 

Outside of work Dallas interests include weight training to keep her physically and mentally strong. 

 

 

John

John

Health Fund Claimable Therapist

John specializes in Sports and Deep Tissue Massage. 

He has over 30 Years Experience working as a Remedial Massage Therapists. 

John really cares about each and every one of his clients and will go that extra mile to help with their aches, pains & injuries. 

Roslyn

Roslyn

Claimable with Selected Health Funds- See Below for Full List 

Roslyn is currently completing her Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy.
Working in the corporate field for many years, Roslyn understands the stress points that can be associated with desk work and can deliver relief to held tension in the neck, back and legs.
Roslyn’s massage techniques relieve muscular tension, plus improves circulation and range of movement.

Lisbeth

Lisbeth

Not Health Fund Claimable 

Lisbeth is a medically certified masseuse and sport therapist from Scandinavia. 

Her sound knowledge of how the body works and her high focus on making every client leave with less pain, is the perfect combination for anyone in need of remedial massage relief.

She had been working on and off with massage for almost 10 years.

Lisbeth has experience working with sports teams. 

Specialities incude:

  • Deep Tissue
  • Trigger Points
  • Myofascial Release
  • Sports Massage 

Lisbeth is working towards becoming a physiotherapist. 

 

Debbie

Debbie

Health Fund Claimable Therapist

Debbie has been massaging for several years and recently obtained the upgraded Diploma of Remedial Massage.

She delivers treatments for Relaxation, Remedial, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy and Sports Massage.

Debbie is also certified in Hot Stone Relaxation Massage.

Debbie is health fund registered and a member of the Association of Massage Therapists (AMT).  She is also a certified rocktaping Therapist and Endermologist. 

Debbie believes a massage is beneficial for people of all ages. A Remedial Therapist can use specific techniques to address an individual’s injury, postural or joint issues, as well as improving circulation, reducing pain and bringing a sense of general well-being.

Tracey

Tracey

Health Fund Claimable Therapist

Whether you need to reduce muscle tension or just a moment of relaxation, Tracey can help you to achieve what you need with a blend of remedial and relaxation to get the results that suit you. 

 

 

Leanne

Leanne

Health Fund Claimable Therapist

Qualifications include:

-Diploma Remedial Massage

  • Deep tissue 
  • Trigger point 
  • Relaxation (for stress, physical and mental health condition)

-Endermologie (Not health fund Claimable) 

-Oncology Massage (OM2)

What is Oncology Massage?

Oncology Massage Therapy is a complementary treatment for oncological disease. It is a gentle, safe, effective and therapeutic massage technique that is comforting and nurturing for anyone with cancer, a history of cancer, degenerative illnesses, people in a fragile state of health or for anyone in need of deep relaxation. 

Oncology massage therapy can make the cancer journey a little bit easier by easing the side-effects from cancer treatment in a pain free and peaceful environment. Every massage treatment is tailored to each individual client and their needs.

Some key benefits of Oncology massage include:

  • A reduction in discomfort, nausea, fatigue, stress, anxiety and depression
  • Helps to ease pain, sore or tight muscles, improve circulation and enhance cancer patient’s quality of life

 A doctor’s clearance must be obtained before commencing Oncology massage treatment.

Leanne places a high emphasis on self care and believe it is a priority and a necessity for good health. Regular massages are not a luxury, they are a life long investment that requires little effort and have awesome health benefits.  Massage and the power of touch constantly amazes Leanne and she feels privileged to be a part of the industry. 

 

 

Wendy

Wendy

Health Fund Registered Acupuncturist 

Wendy is a Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs) with 30 years experience in private practice. She studied Acupuncture at Acupuncture Colleges Australia (Sydney), graduating with a Diploma of Applied Science Acupuncture in 1989. Wendy then studied Chinese herbs at a post graduate level, completing two courses, one in raw Chinese herbs and the other in Chinese prepared herbal medicines.

Wendy furthered her studies in 2011, completing a Masters degree in Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs) from the University of Western Sydney. The focus of the Masters Degree was Mental Health, Women's Health, Dermatology and Neurology. She also has a Nursing and Midwifery background, and has had wide clinical experience in hospitals and community settings. This gives Wendy a good understanding of both Allopathic  (Western Medicine) and Eastern Medicine.  

Wendy has an interest in all areas of health and wellbeing. She has a particular interest in chronic pain, sports injuries, womens health, including ailments of pregnancy, preparation for birth, wellness in the reproductive years, peri menopause and menopause. Wendy is also experienced in working with children. She has studied gentle 'no needle' techniques and Japanese meridian therapies. These are suitable for very small children and children up to 12 years of age.

Wendy believes that health and beauty go hand in hand. She has studied Facial Rejuvination Acupuncture (Cosmetic). This is where the client receives body balancing according to their diagnosed disharmonies, along with cosmetic facial acupuncture. There is a connection to the way that our faces tend to sag and wrinkle and the state of our inner health. A course of treatments give the best results.

 Qualifications

Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs)

DipAppSc Acupuncture

Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Post Graduate Certificates in Chinese Herbs

Registered Nurse

International Post Graduate Paediatric Nurse Certificate

Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)

Tracey

Tracey

Tracey is our vibrant Wellness Consultant at FTFWC. She introduces and guides clients through our Ultra Lite Ketogenic Weight Loss Program. 

Tracey comes from a diverse career background working in customer service, hospitality, tourism, retail and management. We feel this has given her the perfect career experience and people skills to excel in her current role. 

Tracey herself has had great success following the Ultra Lite Program. After being unable to lose weight for 9 years, she finally found the key to her health losing an impressive 10kg and 66cm in 12 Weeks following Ultra Lite. 

Tracey loves and is passionate about her job. For her the program is not about a diet but learning to live a healthy lifestyle while still being able to socialise and enjoy our North Queensland way of life. 

 

 

Gracie

Gracie

Gracie was drawn to the Beauty Industry as she loves making people feel good about themselves and forming a friendly bond with her clients. It makes her heart happy to see the end result of her work and her clients feeling beautiful and confident. 

Gracie has developed her professional skills by undertaking courses in Cosmetic Brow Tattooing, Lash Extensions, Tinting & Facial Waxing, Ellebana Henna & Lash Lifts and Make-up Artistry at the prestigious Make-Up School of Sydney. 

Gracie is a familiar face to most of our The Beauty & Body Bar Clients. She started her beauty services in one room of our wellness centre specialising in lashes and brows. Her bubbly personality and reputation for top quality work resulted in her soon being booked out. Gracie now has a expanded space and a team of professional therapists with her to offer clients the next level and an extended range of services. 

 

Maddy

Maddy

Maddy completed her diploma in beauty therapy at TAFE QLD in 2015, her true passion is beauty therapy, with a love for Make Up.

Her goal is to expand her knowledge in the Industry and become a very experienced beauty therapist who follows up to date industry trends and procedures.  

Maddy is a generous, organised, funny and tidy person. She loves making new friends and has a passion for skincare, motorsport racing and making barista made coffee’s.

Her hobby is motorsport racing. She has been competitively competing for 13 years now in Sprint Kart racing at local and major car racing championship events throughout Australia. This is something Maddy really enjoys and has always loved since day 1. She has recently become an Aussie Race Car Driver which Is a support category with the v8 Supercars to race all over Australia!

 

Eleanor

Eleanor

Eleanor is the Assistant Manager of The Beauty & Body Bar and brings the perfect mix of beauty & business experience to the role. 

Eleanor grew up familiar with the beauty industry, her mum being a beauty therapist herself. Eleanor took on her own studies completing a Diploma in Beauty Therapy. From her training and practice she has developed a particular passion for facial treatments and skincare. She loves to make a client feel relaxed, comfortable and part of an indulgent experience.    

A Business Degree is another achievement ticked off the list for Eleanor. In her management role at The Beauty & Body Bar she is able to apply skills such as organisational operation, communication, marketing and problem solving developed with her bachelor studies.

Eleanor has quickly become liked and respected by her clients & colleagues. She looks forward to flourishing in her leadership role.

Adelheid

Adelheid

After completing her Diploma of Beauty in 2019, Adelheid has gained experience in the field she is very passionate about.

Adelheid is motivated by seeing happy clients and this drives her to provide an exceptional service.

She love skin, and would like clients to love their skin they are in.

Adelheid is very experienced in body and face waxing and would love to help you feel smooth and confident with your body.

She loves applying make up and would love to be part of making you feel your best for your special occasion.

Adelheid looks forward to seeing you in the clinic soon.

 

Tayla

Tayla

Tayla is a Spray Tan Technician for our much loved Naked Tan. Tayla will access your skin tone and desired colour depth to choose the perfect formula for you. 

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