The Wellbeing Cottage
Set amongst the picturesque Village Green in Highfields overlooking the escarpment, The Wellbeing Cottage is the home of holistic health and wellness in Highfields. Previously known as Tranquil Minds Holistic Therapies, our purpose is to assist in balancing the mind, body, spirit and emotions for optimal health and wellbeing.
Our skilled therapists are trained and experienced in Therapeutic Massage, Swedish Massage, Remedial Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Acupressure, Reflexology, Bowen Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy® , Coaching, Counselling, Reiki, Crystal Healing, Sound Healing, Polarity Healing, Nutrition, Naturopathy, Access Bars, Lomi Lomi Massage & Ear Candling.
Our aim is to help clients ease from the stress of their daily lives, to manage fatigue, create effective & lasting change in their lives, and find a balance between life's demands and self care.
Our Treatments & Services
Therapeutic, Swedish & Remedial Massage
Massage can assist with reducing anxiety, stress, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, insomnia, & soft tissue sprains and injuries. Whether it be purely for relaxation, or some deeper tissue and remedial work & acupressure, we tailor our massage approach and pressure to your individual needs.
30 Minutes $55 45 Minutes $75
60 Minutes $90 90 Minutes $130
120 Minutes $180
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction & relaxation using Universal Healing Energy. Reiki treats the whole person including Mind, Body, Spirit & Emotions, creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation, feelings of peace and tranquillity, and wellbeing.
30 Minutes $55 60 Minutes $90
Distance Reiki 30 Minutes $50
Distance Reiki 60 Minutes $80
We offer a Naturopathy service to our clients, with an aim to treat the underlying causes of illness and disease. Naturopathy takes a holistic approach to wellness, with the core principle of healing through nature. Naturopath’s may use nutrition, dietary counselling, herbal medicine, flower essences, and lifestyle education to assist and support a person to live a healthy lifestyle, minimising symptoms of any illness, supporting the body’s capacity to heal, and balancing the body so that illness is less likely to occur in the future.
Our wonderful Naturopath Kate Gainey holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) and graduated in 2016. Kate is passionate about providing an individualised and holistic approach to her clients through a mixture of dietary and lifestyle changes, herbal medicine and nutrition. Kate has a special interest in supporting women's health and hormones across all life stages.
Initial Consultation (60mins) $130
Follow-up Consultation (30mins) $90
Online Consultations Available
We offer a Counselling service to provide a safe and supportive environment where our clients can tell their story, work through their emotions, and make positive changes to their lives. Our Counsellors provide a professional and gentle approach to providing counselling, we hold space for our clients with compassion and understanding. Our Counsellors deliver a strengths based/ person centred service, valuing holistic and intuitive practice. Our Counsellors may assist clients to build skills that they can use to solve other difficulties in their lives, assist clients to identify and define their emotional issues and better understand themselves by explaining options, setting goals, providing therapy, and helping them to take action.
60 minute Consultation $100
90 minute Consultation $150
Online Consultations Available
Bowen Therapy is a very gentle holistic technique that works on the soft connective tissue around the muscles (fascia). A Bowen Therapy treatment consists of sequences of small moves, each at a very specific sites on the body. Bowen Therapy can assist recovery from many conditions, illnesses, and injuries including fibromyalgia, pain, sciatica, chronic fatigue syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ syndrome, frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis, depression, anxiety and stress, asthma, sporting injuries, traumatic injuries and general joint pain.
Bowen Therapy can also improve health and flexibility, sporting performance, aid in relaxation, and emotional and mental well-being.
Our Bowen Therapist Annette Purcival had the honour of being instructed in Bowen Therapeutic Technique by the late Tom Bowen’s own assistant, Oswald Rentsch and his wife Elaine, making her one of the first Bowen therapists trained in the world.
60 Minutes $90
Reflexology is a massage that treats areas of the foot that correspond to organs and systems of the body to assist in overall health & wellbeing.
Peppermint Foot Bath & Reflexology - 45 Minutes $75
Peppermint Foot Bath & Reflexology - 60 Minutes $100
Full Body Massage & Reflexology - 90 Minutes $135
Signature Treatment - Reiki & Massage
A beautiful combination of Massage, Aromatherapy and Reiki to leave you feeling revitalised, resorted and balanced.
60 Minutes $110
90 Minutes $150
The Ultimate Pamper Package
For complete relaxation and pampering, using a combination of Relaxation Aromatherapy Massage, Reiki, and Hand & Foot Scrubs to exfoliate your skin and leave it refreshed and glowing. The Ultimate Pamper Package will leave you feeling completely relaxed and worry free!
2 Hours $210
Crystal Healing Treatment
This beautiful treatment incorporates Crystal Healing, Reiki, Sound Healing, Oracle Cards, Chakra Essential Oils, Acupressure, & Reflexology to help clear energy blockages, and restore balance to the body encouraging the bodies natural healing ability.
90 Minutes $140
Intuitive Healing Treatment
A wonderful blend of holistic body work, incorporating Massage, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Acupressure, Reflexology, Crystal Healing, Guided Meditation and Oracle Cards.
2 Hours $200
This therapeutic massage assists in supporting mothers through their body changes, and alleviates muscular aches and pains common during pregnancy. Specialised pillowing and support systems are used throughout the various stages of pregnancy to support mother and baby.
60 Minutes $95
Hot Stone Massage
This beautiful luxurious treatment uses warm basalt stones placed on acupressure points to help release tension and balance the bodies energy flow. The warm stones are used to gently massage the body leaving you feeling completely relaxed.
60 Minutes $110 90 Minutes $150
Lomi Lomi Massage
Lomi Lomi Heartworks Massage is an ancient Hawaiian healing art for the body, mind & spirit. It is a deeply hypnotic & relaxing massage, with gentle flowing movements. It is a beautiful way of opening up the heart and soothing the soul, bringing the client to a state of deep relaxation. Lomi Lomi Massage is helpful to reduce stress, promote muscle relaxation, improve circulation, encourage lymphatic drainage, and stimulate the client on both a physical and an emotional level.
90 minutes $150
Access Bars are 32 points on your head that, when gently touched release anything that stops you from feeling joy in your life. These points contain all the thoughts, ideas, beliefs, emotions, and considerations you have stored, and by working on these points you can let it all go. Access Bars can assist with many areas of your life, including sleep, health, weight, pain relief, mood imbalances, concentration, confidence, anxiety, stress, and more.
60 minutes $90
Other Treatments & Add On Treatments
A relaxing treatment that includes sinus, face & head massage, and ear candles to gently draw moisture & wax from the ear canal. Can assist in relieving ear irritations such as wax build up, swimmers ear & sinusitis.
30 Minutes $55
Crystal Chakra Balance
Add a Crystal Chakra Balance to any treatment to balance and harmonise your energy centers. Each Chakra corresponds to certain nerve bundles and major organs, and when blocked or out of balance you may experience physical and emotional symptoms related to that chakra.
25 Minutes $35
Add a Foot Bath to any treatment to leave your feet feeling refreshed and relaxed.
Peppermint & Magnesium Foot Bath & Herbal Tea
15 Minutes $25
Serenity Essential Oils & Salts Foot Bath & Herbal Tea
15 Minutes $25
Hand & Foot Exfoliation Scrubs
Add a gentle exfoliation scrub and aromatic moisturising massage to any treatment to leave your hands or feet feeling smooth, silky and nourished.
20 Minutes $35
Meet Our Wellbeing Team
Sarah Walton - Owner & Holistic Therapist
I'm Sarah and I’m the owner of The Wellbeing Cottage. I decided to open this business over 4 years ago as I’ve always had a passion for helping people, and after having my children I decided that it was time to work on my own business. I realised after having my second child that there was a hole in the system for other people like me. I wanted to create a space that offered a holistic approach to health & wellness, and so my business baby was born into this world. Originally called Tranquil Minds Holistic Therapies, the business has grown and evolved and I officially took over the reigns of The Wellbeing Cottage in 2020.
For those that know me I am a perpetual student and forever learning more to better assist my clients. I have completed a Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Diploma in Counselling, Certificate in Hypnotherapy, Practitioner Certificate & Master Practitioner Certification in Hypnotherapy, Practitioner Certificate & Master Practitioner Certification in Coaching, Practitioner Certificate & Master Practitioner Certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Practitioner Certificate & Master Practitioner Certification in Time Line Therapy, Reiki levels I, II and Masters, Certificate in Therapeutic Massage, Diploma in Therapeutic Massage, Certificate in Pregnancy Massage, plus a few more smaller courses in Counselling, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) & Crystal Healing.
I am the mother of two gorgeous girls that are my absolute world. I have a wonderful supportive partner and I love spending time with our blended family (which I admit is a bit of a circus sometimes), I absolutely love being out in nature, and going on adventures, and recharge my batteries when I’m at the beach or in a forest so will flock to these whenever I get the chance!
I hope to see you soon at The Wellbeing Cottage so we can help you recharge too, or assist you to make some amazing changes in your life!
Much Love, Sarah
Annette Purcival - Holistic Therapist
Annette commenced her career in natural health in 1990 whilst living on the NSW Central Coast. Following completion of her studies in Swedish and Remedial Massage, she had the honour of being instructed in Bowen Therapeutic Technique by the late Tom Bowen’s own assistant, Oswald Rentsch and his wife Elaine, making her one of the first Bowen therapists trained in the world. She found herself to be a natural healer, easily recognizing and working with imbalances in the body, which led to her studying polarity therapy and Reiki.
At the Ettalong Beach Gym, Annette came into contact with Kevin Owen, a very experienced sports massage therapist who encouraged her to join him as part of the sport’s medicine team for the Terrigal-Wamberal Sharks RLFC, and Pat Randall’s Tuggerah Sports World. After this, she opened her own clinic, Central Coast Natural Therapy Centre, where she continued working with local road cyclists, triathletes, swimmers and surfers. In 1995, she and her husband opened a new age shop attached to the clinic, and expanded the clinic to include a naturopath, a herbalist, a hypnotherapist and two additional massage therapists. The more she worked, the more she realised that for most of her clients, body aches and pains were just one of many symptoms of health imbalance they were experiencing, and so she decided to further her studies in health by studying Naturopathy at Nature Care College. Her areas of study included Naturopathic Nutrition, Herbal medicine, Flower Essences, Yoga and Meditation, Iridology and Homoeopathy. However, due to an imminent move to SW Queensland, Annette had to cut her studies short, and was granted a Diploma of Nutrition from the college. During this time, she also completed a Bachelor of Health Science through the University of New England.
Following her move to Queensland in 2004, Annette ran her own part-time clinic initially in Jandowae, then Dalby, before finally settling in the Highfields area.
She is really looking forward to being able to use her unique knowledge-base, experience and skills to improve the lives of others, as she works alongside Sarah and the other therapists at The Wellbeing Cottage.
Annette and her husband, Norm, are devoted to their large family, and love big family gatherings for special occasions. In her time away from clinic, Annette’s hobbies include making her own aromatherapy skincare products, growing organic herbs and vegetables, various handicrafts, and cooking. Her current favourite craft is mosaic with glass tiles, and favourite exercise is swimming. She and her husband also have a love of gardening, home decorating and improvement, and can often be found in the aisles of the local hardware stores and garden centres, especially the ones with cafes!
Kate Gainey - Naturopath
Our wonderful Naturopath Kate holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) and graduated in 2016 from Endeavour College of Natural Health.
Kate originally worked as a Naturopath in Brisbane after the completion of her degree. After starting a family, Kate and her partner have moved back to Toowoomba to be closer to family, and bring all of her knowledge and experience in Naturopathy to our wonderful clients at The Wellbeing Cottage.
Kate is passionate about providing an individualised and holistic approach to her clients through a mixture of herbs, nutrition, dietary and lifestyle changes.
Her special areas of interest include assisting women and their health across all life stages whether it be hormonal conditions, preconception care, stress and anxiety, post partum support, skin conditions, post OCP use and peri/pre menopause.
In her spare time Kate enjoys spending time with her family and friends. You will often find her at a cafe or park on the weekend, travelling, gardening, cooking and learning new crafts (currently learning to crochet). She also has a keen interest in living sustainably and is always working on ways her family can be better at this.
Angelique Fogarty - Counsellor
Briony Martyr - Holistic Therapist
Briony has always been interested in alternative healing and how you can heal not just physically, but also on a spiritual and soul level as well. Briony's journey really started when she got introduced to doTERRA Essential Oils and saw the amazing benefits that these gifts from nature helped in supporting herself and her children physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Shop at The Wellbeing Cottage
The Wellbeing Cottage Shop now stocks Crystals, Essential Oils, Diffusers, Beauty Products, Baby & Pregnancy oils and creams, Books, Crystal Jewellery, Aura Sprays, Smudging & Cleansing Sprays and tools, Oracle Cards, Tarot Cards, Ear Candles, and so much more!