Three years ago my life revolved around pain, painkillers and no sleep. I was diagnosed with bone degeneration in both my hips and lower back. I spent a small fortune on specialists, scans and x-rays, but short of two major operations, one a full hip replacement the other a spinal re shaping of the bone around the nerve cords.
I was told there would be no relief from my regimental day of swallowing up to 10 to 12 paracetamol and codeine painkillers and being confined to the couch, pain was constant, any beneficial sleep was virtually unobtainable without 2 or 3 sleeping tablets. But waking up to severe pain every morning was taking its toll. In 18 months my weight dropped from 76kg to 58kg. Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Massage Therapists were also things that I desperately tried to get relief from the pain– to no avail.
My wife asked me to try Bowen Therapy as her mother in Townsville has been able to get some relief from her back, hip and carpel tunnel wrist pain. I went searching on Google for a local Bowen Therapist and found Toni Nicol. After the first two treatments I didn’t notice much difference or improvement in my pain levels. After the first two treatments I didn’t notice much difference or improvement in my pain levels. However after treatments 3-6 I noticed a fantastic change in my pain levels! I was able to be relatively “severe pain” free for some days after treatment, returning weekly and now fortnightly. Toni has really “Saved Me” my pain levels are easily tolerable without painkillers and I am now able to go back to work and ride my horses once again!
Thank you Toni—you are a real blessing!
I cannot praise Toni’s application of the Bowen Therapy craft enough. Her work with my husband has brought about a new opportunity for us both to enjoy life again without fear of unacceptable pain levels and a constant stream of painkillers. I highly recommend that anyone with this type of injury should be investigating Bowen Therapy with Toni – she has healing hands! – Ross & Sharon P., Kingscliff NSWAs an Oncology patient for the last 5 months, Toni has been a great help to me getting over my anxiety to the chemotherapy, treating me with Oncology Massage. I found that the symptoms of nausea I have been suffering has also improved significantly. I thank you Toni, and would recommend her treatments to anyone undergoing cancer treatment.
– Illona S. Lamington, Qld.
I started going to Toni for treatment on my lower back, I had pain from years of working as a mechanic. I also started to notice other aches and pains were disappearing as well.
I have been going to Toni every week now for 4 years, having a mixture of Bowen Techniques & Massage. She has also helped me through two knee replacements, which I am sure the recovery time would have been much longer without her treatments.
– Ian McM., Tweed Heads, Qld
It used to be only back pain. Chiropractors took care of that for years. Now, at 83, pain in the right hip causes met to often limp. My Doctor said when it keeps me awake in bed at night, a Hip Replacement will need consideration, and though it sometimes does, the thought of an operation is reprehensible to me!
Chiropractic seemed to give mild relief for a day or two… even perhaps #! As a last resort, thought I’d try Bowen – about the only technique I’d not tried. Googled for my area and saw Toni and her captivating photo.. felt I’d known her all my life, so made the appointment with extraordinary confidence – though somewhat unsure of the outcome of success.
Toni didn’t disappoint – though the technique was so gentle, I found myself wondering how it could possibly be effective! After sessions 1 & 2, felt I’d been hit by a Mac truck! Session 3’s follow-on was not quite so bad – in fact, I decided to have another 3 until all aftermath totally subsided. It did – and now, my Bowen sessions with Toni are the highlights of my life. They are all gentle, the results profound, and the procedure baffling in its effectiveness. I see Toni only “as needed”…. many weeks, or a month or two apart. Not only am I walking without pain, am playing Croquet 3-4 times a week. In the beginning (about 5 months ago) could play 2 consecutive games in a morning without hip pain. Now, I can complete 3 games in pain-free comfort.
On occasion, my body feels the need for a massage. The touch of Toni’s gentle, healing hands relax even before the massage begins! I am always lulled into profound meditative relaxation – in itself a remarkable healing process, which, I am sure, enhances the Bowen experiences.We in the Tweed are exceptionally fortunate to have Toni’s outstanding healing ability accessible – and for this, I am truly grateful.
Thank you, Toni…
– Roma N., Kingscliff, NSW
I can not recommend Toni’s gentle touch enough for the relieve she gave me when I was pregnant with both my children. I had bad lower back and sciatic pain and swollen feet and ankles, it was just pure bliss to receive a treatment from Toni– Nicole ApplebyAs a regular jogger and a scoliosis sufferer (curvature of the spine) my body is often stiff and sore in all the usual places – hips, back, neck and legs. Toni’s ability to target these inflamed areas and pinpoint what needs work is simply amazing.The relief that comes from the treatment is absolutely wonderful.
Toni has also been able to target constricted nerves in my arms which hampers my sleep at night. When I have this treatment I find that my sleep is improved as I don’t wake with pins and needles in my hands.
I have a stressful job and after Toni’s massages I feel as though the tension has just drifted away and I am recharged to face another day.
Toni is proficient in a variety of massage techniques but it is not only her exceptional skills but also her relaxed and friendly personality but it is not only her exceptional skills but also her relaxed and friendly personality that puts you at ease that makes her one of the best in her field.
– Kathy Keogh, Daisy Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
I would like to express my sincere thanks to Toni for her very caring & compassionate demur during my recovery from a fall incurring broken femur.From my first gentle massage in hospital to my home visits during my rehabilitation, whether I was confined to bed or with limited movement she always had a holistic approach with aiding my recovery and improving my circulation.
I would recommend you contact Toni to experience it for yourself.
– WendyToni gets the point with her massages.– Wongari Eco Resort, Lamington Being a happy recipient of her massage technique I can recommend her as do all our guests here at Wongari. So too our neighbours. Toni’s experience in the Bowen method and oncology therapy makes her massages varied and nuanced. Great for health and relaxation. Highly recommended. I decided to find a baby masseuse that could provide my baby boy with some nice calming, relaxing, and enjoyable moments, as opposed to his usual flurry of special needs therapists and specialists. I found Toni, who lives locally, and Cooper loved her from the first visit! She was so kind, gentle, welcoming, friendly, and definitely knew how to handle a little wriggly worm! Weekly appointments with Toni were something we both looked forward to.– Emily
My wife and I were having aches and pains. A relative recommended Bowen Therapy, we searched the internet and found Toni. That was over five years ago. – I and J Findley, Coolangatta, Qld Toni is not only knowledgeable, but is also caring as well as sensitive to our needs. After treatment we feel a lot more relaxed.Toni treated my 5 week old baby boy with Bowen therapy because we were experiencing issues with feeding and lower wind. The Bowen treatment is just like baby massage, my baby was relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed his treatment. He was content and didn’t seem as agitated with wind pains. Over the coming days, I noticed even more changes. He was feeding better, sleeping better and happier. I would recommend Toni’s Bowen treatments to anyone but especially new babies.– Narelle Bakes, client I have been having Bowen Therapy done by Toni since August 2015 as a couple of days after having my baby, my lower back was aching and sore.
Once I had my first Bowen Massage done, I felt amazing. My body was not aching. I felt good, refreshed and ready to start my week with my beautiful baby boy.I look forward to having my fortnightly Bowen Massage and I will never stop getting massages. Toni is amazing at what she does and I would never go to anyone else but her.– Emma, Banora Point
- Myofascial Release
- Therapeutic Massage
- Aromatherapy | Aroma Touch
- Stone Therapies – relaxing hot or refreshing cold
as well as my Specialty Treatments
- Bowen Therapy
- Baby Bowen
- Lymphatic Drainage with Bowen
- Reflexology | Aromatherapy with Bowen
Our lifestyles are becoming increasingly stressful due to the demands we place on ourselves; a massage treatment should no longer be deemed a luxury but rather a necessity.
At Toni Nicol therapies my bowen and relaxation massages can assist people with the recovery from sore backs, stiff neck, muscular tension, hamstring, headaches and migraine to name a few.
There is a difference between a massage that makes you feel good and a therapeutic massage.
Clients are encouraged to specify which muscle groups or areas that you’d like targeted. An assessment will be made and your treatment customised paying particular attention to those areas so that your needs will be met and you will leave the clinic feeling the ultimate benefits of the treatment session.