"Take the time to do what makes your soul happy"
There’s no better place to unwind than in the sea breeze and salty air of Byron Bay, or off the beaten track, surrounded by the lush, green Byron hinterland. It’s an area well known for its nurturing, healing and positive energy.
Take time out for yourself, indulge in a little luxury. Improve your well-being and find natural balance.
To unwind the Byron way, we recommend the following healing centres, day spas, yoga specialists and local beauty experts for the best luxury experience in Byron Bay and the hinterland.
A guide to Byron Bay's best massage and wellness centres:
DAY SPAS & MASSAGE
933 Fernleigh Road, Brooklet
One of Australia's most awarded luxury day spas. Gaia Retreat & Day Spa is set on 25 acres in the Bundjalung Country hinterland of Byron Bay, the region known as the healing heartland of Australia. Poised on the highest point in the Byron Shire, Gaia, meaning spirit of Mother Earth, will seduce you with its endless spectacular vistas. The Gaia Goddess spa treatment will have your body relaxed and your soul glowing. Space, privacy and inspiration to embrace change, refocus, rebalance and truly restore. Gaia is all about you.
By appointment: 02 6687 1670
77-97 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay
A sanctuary of relaxation beside a rainforest. Refresh the spirit, remedy the soul and replenish the senses. Exclusive range of luxury beauty and relaxation treatments. Indulgent massages, divine facial treatments. Specialising in Hawaiian ka huna, heated stone, remedial, integrative and pregnancy massage. Natural ingredients designed to deliver maximum relaxation and an enhanced sense of well-being. Mineral spa and steam room. One of the finest luxury day spas in Byron Bay.
By appointment: 02 6639 2110
144 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay
Head to toe luxury spa experiences, enjoyed alone or with another. Elements’ day spa offers a wide variety of quality spa services. The Coastal Dunes Freedom Ritual will leave you feeling carefree and fabulous. Facials, body treatments, massage or spa packages. Private yoga, pranayama or meditation sessions available. Eliminate stress and lighten your mind in a beautiful beachside resort setting.
By appointment: 02 6639 1555
Downstairs: 6 Lawson Street, Byron Bay
Upstairs: 13 Lawson Street, Byron Bay
An integrative health care centre in the heart of Byron Bay. Extensive range of services including osteopathy, yoga, pilates, dietitians, and massage therapists specialising in remedial massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage and pregnancy massage. Easy online booking system and HICAPS facilities for massage. Find relief. Start the unwind.
By appointment: 02 6685 5993
Mobile Remedial massage service
Experienced Remedial massage therapist specialising in women’s health, pregnancy and relaxation massage. Benita will unwind any trouble spots your body has been enduring, and have you in a state of Byron bliss. Benita believes massage benefits the whole being, from healthy breathing to your nervous system. It relieves tired, overworked muscles and allows your mind essential ‘switch off’ time. While on holiday, relax your body and your mind in the luxurious comfort of your Byron accommodation. Let the stresses and tension slip away. The convenience of an in-house massage allows you enjoy the peace and tranquility of your own surroundings.
By appointment: 0425 777 248
Mobile massage and healing service
With over 25 years experience in massage, healing and natural therapies, Katie Connelly works with clarity, deep intuition and confidence. Offering a wide range of massage styles from remedial, deep tissue and Reiki to Polynesian hot rock, intuitive, rebirthing or chakra balancing. Try the Radiant Healing package, an energy rebalancing massage in the comfort of your own luxury accommodation. Katie will help you balance the subtle energy centres in your body, using sound, colour and crystals followed by a beautiful foot massage or warmed oil head and scalp massage to ground you. A range of other luxury spa packages and services available. Truly relax and have the Byron luxury spa experience come to you.
By appointment: 0410 751 008
Your relationship with your hairdresser or beauty therapist is an intimate one. When you’re on holiday and looking to freshen up your style, it almost feels like having an affair. Your regular won’t mind this once though, when they see the care that’s been taken of you on your return. We recommend and trust:
Corner Fletcher and Marvell Streets, Byron Bay
After a day on the sand, pamper yourself and be transformed for the night ahead. Byron Beauty Bar is a one-stop beauty experience in the heart of Byron Bay. Hair, makeup, nails, lashes and brow bar. Pre-wedding hair and makeup styling. Easy online booking system and accommodating at last minute if possible. Relaxing, coastal vibe and friendly, professional team.
By appointment: 02 6678 1202 or book online
13 Station Street, Bangalow
At Mudhoney hair salon and barber shop in the beautiful hinterland town of Bangalow, you’ll instantly feel relaxed in the hands of these professionals. Exceptional cutters and specialised colourists. Special occasion and pre-wedding hair and makeup styling in a tastefully renovated 1920s heritage building. It feels more like being in a beautiful home than a hair salon. It’s a luxury experience you came to Byron for.
By appointment: 02 6687 2000
YOGA & PILATES
Town Studio: 2/142 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay
Industrial Studio: Unit 6b, 11 Banksia Drive, Byron Arts and Industry Estate
Get ready to step into a beautiful community, a clear mind, and a vibrant body. Creature Yoga was manifested through two beautiful souls and yoginis, Bess Prescott and Tahl Rinsky. Now, with two studios and over 50 classes a week, Creature Yoga is home to a diverse range of wise and kind teachers. Offering classes in dynamic Vinyasa to link breath and movement as well as restorative Yin, great for releasing physical and mental tension through gentle poses, props and massage balls. Yang to Yin combines the two styles, and Slow Flow uses modified poses and a chilled slower pace for beginners. Sign in online, and drop in for one class, or a whole week. You’ll find a new steadiness, a new perspective, a new understanding to take with you – wherever you go. Suited to all levels.
8 Grevillea Street, Byron Arts and Industry Estate
If you like it hot, try this hatha based style of yoga. Bikram Yoga is completed in a room heated to 38 degrees. The heat helps warm your muscles, allowing a greater range of motion and reduced risk of injury, as well as helping your body burn fat more easily. For a hard work out of the body and mind, try Vinyasa Flow in 60 or 90-minute sessions. Bikram Yoga is a combination of exercise, therapy healing, strengthening the body and calming the mind. Suited to all levels.