Meet our Chiropractic Kinesiologists

All of our wonderful practitioners below are highly skilled chiropractors who use a range of modalities in each of their sessions to support the body holistically.

These include a range of chiropractic techniques, applied kinesiology, N.E.T (Neuro Emotional Technique), Cranial Release Techniques, Bach flower remedies, nutritional supplements, diet recommendations and food intolerance/toxin testing.

They all have a great understanding of what the body needs to achieve balance, and are committed to continued growth and learning.

Dr Jolanta Williams (Founder)

BChiro., I.C.A.K.A., M.N.Z.C.A.

At 9 years old, Jolanta's mum took her to see her local chiropractor who specialized in applied kinesiology, and she knew by the time she left that office that chiropractic was going to be her future.

Jolanta graduated from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic in 2005 and has not stopped learning since. She has since become certified in applied kinesiology and also completed seminars in neuro emotive technique (NET), nutrition, Bach flower remedies and various structural chiropractic techniques including cranial release techniques and Retained Primitive Reflexes.

Jolanta lives the lessons she teaches and is always her own first guinea pig to prove that something really works! She believes that life is about balance. A balance of stress, fun, relaxation and love. A balance of body, mind, spirit and nutrition. Our job at The Healing Room is to direct the body in removing any interference to this balance.

Love & Empowerment

"My purpose at The Healing Room is to create a space where people can come to feel totally accepted and cherished. Where their worries and anxieties can be expressed and heard without judgement, and responded to with total heart and empathy. My desire is to empower people, especially women, to not only trust their bodies, but listen to them and begin to understand its language. I intend to disentangle the complexities of their health puzzle and lay it out simply for them to comprehend and invest in - with their whole being." ~ Dr Jolanta

Dr Kristy Watton

BChiro., M.N.Z.C.A., Nutrition

Dr Kristy Watton, a graduate of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, developed a love for chiropractic during her teenage years following a back injury whilst playing squash.

She has a huge passion for children and family chiropractic and believes everyone can benefit from gentle, specific chiropractic care.

Her values sit heavily with family and friends, and much of her time outside of The Healing room is spent cherishing this time.

Having grown up in Whangamata, her passions lie near the beach and being outdoors, which has made her the grounded, easy-going person that she is.

Balance & Support

"My purpose at The Healing Room is to support and nourish people who are accountable and proactive on their health journey. I love being a partner with my clients on their health journey, understanding them at a deep level, and being able to provide exactly what they need at any given time." ~ Dr Kristy

Dr Carla Bekker-Smith

MChiro., M.N.Z.C.A., I.M.T.-C., Nutrition

Carla is a South African born Chiropractor, who graduated in 2002 from Durban University of Technology. Growing up on a farm with her family she feels is a strong reason for her desire to have a family based practice with skills to support all family dynamics. Growing up in rural setting has had a big influence on her family values and importance of help in community settings.

Shortly after graduating, Carla lived and worked for 10 years in Hong Kong where she established Balance Health as a complimentary health care centre. This was a dream come true as it was a platform to put patient’s needs first and create a safe environment for healing. As with all health professionals, continued education is an ongoing process; Carla trained in Strain Counter-strain, Cranio-sacral Therapy and then Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) while living in Hong Kong.

Her next 10 years were in Hermanus, South Africa, where she practiced in a busy sports clinic . She has recently moved to Tauranga, New Zealand with her husband and family of five daughters to join the Healing Room. This is a very exciting next step in joining a well-established practice of Chiropractors who are individual, holistic and passionate about patients well-being and health.

Empowerment & Connectedness

"I believe in the body's ability to heal itself, I believe in the power of our mind and our connectedness as humans. We are here to empower each other to reach our potential in health, mental ability and life’s purpose for us.

With the skills and incredible teachers I have had in my career, this is my purpose. It has never been more important than in these changing times." ~ Dr Carla

Meet Our Communications Co-ordinator

Debbie Turbitt

Debbie has always had an interest in health and wellness, but this turned into a passion once she became a mum.The year leading up to her son’s birth was the hardest of her life as she cared for her father and watched cancer and diabetes rob him of his life.

Debbie realised how precious our health is more than ever during those months, and how important it is to eat well, exercise, try to avoid toxins in our lives and most of happy and fulfilled! She believes we have a responsibility to do that for our kids, not only to give them the best chance at a long, healthy and full life, but to do it for ourselves too - so that we can be the best version of ourselves for the people around us.

Once the time came to venture back into the workforce after being a full-time mum, Debbie decided to use her marketing and communications skills to help businesses that are doing amazing things in the world - helping people live happier, healthier lives. Which is how she found her way to us!

Warmth & Nurturance

"My purpose is to help people feel nurtured, warmly welcomed and beautifully supported each time they have contact with us. I love being part of a team that truly cares about helping people live happier, healthier lives. I strive to live by the words of Mother Teresa - Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." ~ Deb

Meet Our Practice Coordinator & Massage Therapist

Carol Kennedy

Carol, originally from Scotland as her beautiful accent portrays, moved to New Zealand in 2016 and it immediately felt like home.

Having worked in the freight industry for the past 16 years, she has always dreamed of a career in the wellness world. Carol is trained in Swedish massage and is currently studying Health and Nutrition coaching, alongside working here as part of our team.

Carol is the unwavering, friendly smile that greets you when you walk in the door or contact us. Her positivity and calm efficiency keep our offices humming smoothly. This mixed with her ever-growing knowledge of the body makes her the perfect mix to support your care with us!

Carol will also be providing a complimentary therapy at The Healing Room on Thursdays. She offers relaxation, deep tissue and pregnancy massage for those looking to destress, gain some relief from tired achy muscles or just switch off from the world for a while. Please feel free to enjoy Carol's amazing skills as part of your care.