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.

Leanne

Leanne

Leanne is a highly knowledgeable and skilled Endermologist with an exceptional knowledge of anatomy and injury management. She has 8 years experience as a physical therapist and is result driven, aiming for her clients to walk out feeling better than when they walked in.

Leanne communicates with her client to obtain a full health picture and goal of what is to be achieved by the treatment. She has a respect for the positive effects Endermologie can achieve on both a subtle and deep tissue level to improve range of movement, connective tissue and nerve restriction.

Leanne educates that a healthy lifestyle compliments and enhances the effectiveness of Endermologie treatments.      

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.
Lisa

Lisa

Health Fund Claimable Therapist 

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. 

 

Georgia

Georgia

Not Health Fund Claimable 

Georgia is warm and caring to everybody she meets. She loves all things Creative, Beauty, Wellness and Spirituality.  Specialising in Relaxation Massage, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone Massage and Indian Head Massage.  Georgia holds a Diploma of Beauty Therapy but she wants to pursue more of her interests in Reiki, Energy Healing and Reflexology.  You can also find her at the Beauty & Body Bar. 

Let Georgia make you feel amazing today! 

Martinus

Martinus

Health Fund Claimable Therapist 
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 Therapist (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.

Dallas

Dallas

Claimable with Selected Health Funds- See Below for Full List 

Dallas is recognized as a skilled therapist who strives to assist her clients to manage and resolve injury and pain. Her wholistic approach provides clients with comforting and therapeutic treatments that are unique and customized to each clients needs.  Dallas has developed herself as a firm deep tissue therapist who specializes in remedial and sports massage.  Dallas is able to adapt her style to best suit her clients needs to ensure clients are walking out of treatments feeling amazing.  

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 and treating sporting teams including local level AFL and Rugby League, NRL and International Rugby.  

Outside of work Dallas' interests include strength training and holistic health.

 

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.

Debbie

Debbie

Health Fund Claimable Therapist

Debbie has completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage and has many years experience as a massage therapist. 

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.

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 Weight Loss and Accountability Programs. 

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 our Ketogenic eating 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. 

Tracey loves and is passionate about her job and learning to live a healthy lifestyle while still being able to socialise and enjoy our North Queensland way of life. 

 

 

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.

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!

 

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.

 

Georgia

Georgia

Creative at heart, Georgia is your girl for any form of makeup for any event. Having had professional makeup experience for more than 6 years she can make you look fully glamorous, bring out your natural beauty or turn you into a movie character in less than an hour! Also having a passion for Beauty and Wellness -  Georgia loves doing Facials, Brow shaping and Tinting and Massages and can make you feel relaxed and refreshed in a heartbeat.  Warm and caring to all she will fill your heart from the moment you meet her to the end of the treatment.  You can also find Georgia working at the First Things First Wellness Centre.  

Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn is a qualified Lash Technician. She is currently studying towards a Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

She prides herself in striving for quality treatments with a focus on enhancing the clients natural beauty, and loves making her clients feel good about themselves.

Her relaxed and friendly demeanour ensures her clients to feel welcome and comfortable.

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. 

Rachel

Rachel

Rachel is a hairdresser with years of experience in the Hairdressing & Beauty Industry and holds a Certificate III in Hairdressing. Her passion has always been hair and beauty with her goal to help her clients feel pampered, relaxed and beautiful.

Take the effort out of having to wash, blow dry and style your hair and let Rachel do all of the work for you. Receive a wash and deep condition with our gorgeous smelling shampoo and conditioner. Your hair will be feeling super soft and smell amazing. Lay back and relax in our lounge whilst you get a head massage. Finish your style off with your choice of a bouncy blow dry, smooth and straighten, glamour wave or gorgeous curls. 

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