Alex Vaughan

Alex Vaughan

Health Fund Claimable Therapist {Not Bupa or 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.

Wendy Pilley

Wendy Pilley

Health Fund Claimable

Qualifications: Diploma of Remedial Massage

Modalities include:
• Remedial / Deep Tissue Massage
• Sports Massage
• Relaxation Massage
• Pregnancy Massage
• Hot Stone Massage
• Trigger Point Release
• Myofascial Cupping

Whether you need to have a moment of relaxation and pampering, or need relief from muscle tension and pain ... come and see Wendy for a therapeutic massage to enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well being.

Tracy Lane

Tracy Lane

Private Health Fund Claimable  

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.

Tracey 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.

Evie Elizalde

Evie Elizalde

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, has completed 2 years of a Nursing Degree and also 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.

 

 

 

Moana Burgess

Moana Burgess

Moana has her Health Funds and is claimable via hicaps on the machine at the clinic.

Moana is a Remedial Massage Therapist with 5 years experience. She is a strong therapist who knows exactly where your sore spots are and how to fix them. She is highly respected and regarded by her clients and peers.

Her experience includes working with National Sporting Teams.

Her other Modalities are:

  • Pregnancy
  • Cupping
  • Myofascial Release
  • Sports Remedial / Deep Tissue
  • Trigger Point
  • Relaxation

 

 

 

Sarah Lewis

Sarah Lewis

Health Fund Claimable 

Tanja Gourley

Tanja Gourley

Health Fund Claimable 

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.

Linda Coyle

Linda Coyle

Linda's Treatments are Health Fund Claimable

Modalities include:

  • Remedial/deep tissue massage
  • Relaxation massage - (for self care, stress relief and mental illness conditions such as anxiety and depression) 
  • Sports massage.
  • Endermologie Sports, Medical, Body & Face Treatments 

 

Massage therapy to Linda is not just a career but a passion, she loves seeing the physical, mental and emotional benefits of regular massage treatments and how it can provide balance and stability to the body and mind.

A massage treatment with Linda is about working with a variety of techniques and formulating a treatment plan specific to your needs. She endeavours to reduce stress, relieve tension and enhance performance during her session with you.

Being able to help give her clients relief from stress, tension and pain after a treatment is extremely rewarding.

 

 

 

Leanne Govett

Leanne Govett

Health Fund Accredited

Qualifications include:

Endermologie 

Oncology Massage (OM2)

Diploma Remedial Massage

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

 

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.

 I place 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 amaze me and I feel privileged to be a part of this industry. 

 

Yours in Good Health 


Leanne Govett

Davalee Jaswinsky

Davalee Jaswinsky

Health Fund Claimable

Davalee has over 12 years experience working as a Remedial Massage therapist. She has worked with the NQ Cowboys and opposing teams conducting Remedial and Sports massage. Davalee has also worked with the NQ Fury. She aims to tailor her massage to suit every clients needs, and uses a combination of Remedial, deep tissue and trigger point therapy to assist her clients. Davalee’s massage style is best described as being firm. 

John Thompson

John Thompson

Health Fund Claimable

Sports Therapist

Over 30 Years Experience

Stephanie Bowater

Stephanie Bowater

Not Health Fund Claimable 

Stephanie is currently undertaking a diploma of Remedial Massage. In her spare time she participates in various local trail running events and regular strength training, she is very familiar with the aches and pains of an active body. Stephanie likes to work through knots and tension with a variety of techniques for restoration and revitalisation. Leg and shoulder work is a specialty. Stephanie also enjoys taking her children on outdoor adventures around Townsville instilling a love for an active lifestyle.

Debbie Lewis

Debbie Lewis

Health Fund Claimable 

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.

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.

Melissa Sherrington

Melissa Sherrington

Not Health Fund Claimable

Melissa is a therapist that has a deep comprehensive understanding of chronic pain. It was Mels own personal experience that began her on the journey to help others. Melissa has suffered extensive injury related to nerve damage and uses her own experience to deepen her understanding. Mel is a heart centred authentic and transparent Certificate IV Massage Therapist currently building her knowledge and skills further to attain her Diploma of Remedial Massage. Melissa holds a Qld Blue Card and is a member of two massage associations being (AMT) Association of Massage Therapist and (MMA) Massage & Myotherapy Australia.

Her mission is to bring true healing and compassion back to the massage industry. Melissa is an example of a true healer and a compassionate human, here to listen, to serve and support her clients through chronic pain to acceptance and healing.

 

 

 

Mark Thurlow

Mark Thurlow

Health Fund Claimable (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.

Tracey Royes

Tracey Royes

Registered with all major Health Funds 

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. 

 

 

Wendy Carter

Wendy Carter

Health Fund Rebates Apply

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 Minehan

Tracey Minehan

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. 

 

 

Megan Colwell

Megan Colwell

Owner/Director.

Megan joined First Things First in 2007 and has been owner/director since 2010

Megan comes from a sales and marketing background and has a true passion for helping people and seeing people reach their full potential.

Sarah Lewis

Sarah Lewis

Health Fund Claimable 

 

Christelle Kriek

Christelle Kriek

Hi, My name is Christelle,

I have over 20 years expereince in the beauty industry. I have a heart for people and my work is my passion. I believe the secret lies in attention to detail and listening to what my clients need. Seeing their happiness and satisfaction is my motivation and I can't wait to help you achieve the look you want.

Can't wait to see you soon, or meet you soon.

Christelle xx

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