Tobacco smoking is widely known as the leading cause of preventable diseases and death in Australia, but almost 12% of adults still smoke daily. On average, these smokers puff more than twelve cigarettes per day.
Comfortable shoes might not always be the best looking option, but they are the path to better health.
Research from the USA indicates that allergans in the environment are often to blame for acute itching in people with eczema, but there’s new hope for a cure.
We’ve all been there. In the run-up to the New Year festivities, we feel very certain that turning the page on yet another year in our journey is a perfect time to reframe, restart, reshape and recommit to higher standards in our health, our practice and our aspirations to better ourselves. The details of how […]
CSIRO has developed a free, personalised weight loss tool to help Australians combat motivation slumps in the new year and beyond.
Fears for the future of life on Earth are different to other forms of anxiety, and require a different response.
New Year is the traditional time to change your life by giving something up or starting something new, so what works and what doesn’t?
Loving relationships of the romantic kind are pretty important for human well-being and survival, but 2020 brought a whole new set of words, and challenges, to the ancient art of romance.
Recent studies at Monash University are beginning to understand the long-term impacts of ‘baby-brain’ and how the hormonal changes that take place in a mother’s brain can benefit women later in life.
A new organisation was recently launched to take on the national loneliness epidemic, by bringing people together.
Essentially, everyone wants to be happy. For many of us happiness is elusive. There can be long periods of elation, until life throws us a curve ball. At the other extreme we can be living in a state of despair that seems endless. For others and perhaps most of us, happiness is an experience that […]
As Mind Medicine Australia awaits the results of a rescheduling application before the Therapeutic Goods Administration to allow psychedelic medications to be used more widely in clinical therapy, the charity organisation has announced a new partnership with the company Emyria.
It’s Food Safety Week, and Ballina Shire Council is urging everyone to take food poisoning seriously.
‘My daughter was diagnosed with ADHD and struggled with learning difficulties and mood swings. After just one session with Kari, she has improved significantly. She is now excited for school and much happier. I can’t recommend Kari enough!’ – Bernadette
‘I don’t think words are enough to thank Kari. Especially from people who suffer from PTSD and trauma… one session and the shift is real!’ – Darlene
‘I was under a lot of stress. … conventional paths helped to a point, but I felt I needed assistance from another perspective. After a couple of sessions I’ve managed a complete turnaround in my relationship, healed on many levels, and I’m extremely grateful to Lin … my health problems are diminishing …’– Michelle K, B.Sc (Hons) GradDipEd – scientist
‘I’ve had three crystal healings with Emma and each time I felt an impenetrable shield of positive energy around me for weeks after – it was impossible to have a negative thought! Truly an amazing experience. I can’t recommend it enough.’ – Samantha Horton
Experience deep peace, healed expansive boundaries, comfort in body and mind and alignment with joy!
‘It was the deepest therapy I have ever known. I have been so tranquil, so present and so happy. I trust in life again… I am not afraid of being alone anymore… It has been a miracle’ – Melissa Collins
‘I am confident in saying Attunement Therapy is the most profound healing therapy that I have ever experienced.’ – Brijana, NSW
‘The space Tristan holds is impeccable so that I could fully surrender into his heartbeat, which nurtured my soul.’ – Sarah, WA
‘One of the most knowledgeable and caring practitioners that I have ever worked with! John takes the time to listen to me and explain any concerns that I have. Having an HTMA to track my results has been a god-send. Can’t recommend him enough! His work is truly the future of health-care.’ – JF
‘Julie held a warming and kind space for me, making me feel very comfortable through the session. She formulated a specific meal plan for me to follow to help re-balance my body. She listened and offered simple lifestyle changes that I now see as a treat to have in my life. Julie catered to me individually, and provided guidance on ways I can live a more simple, balanced and healthier life.’ – A Ahmet
‘I can’t believe you turned my life around in a session. Everything is different and I’m so excited to dive again. My whole focus has changed’ – Jodi Passmore
- Hypnotherapy, neurofeedback, breathing.
- Blue Mind therapy specialist.
- Sleep, smoking, tinnitus, addictions, anxiety, weight loss, sports performance, PTSD and more.
‘Kate is able to immediately sense what is needed in a healing session. I arrived feeling tense and fearful and left with a sense of calmness and optimism which lasted for days. I gained great insight into my own condition during the session. I can’t recommend Kate highly enough’.
Karlyn offers the experience of inner Sacred Alchemy by sharing the life changing benefits of breathwork mastery, yoni mapping therapy and sacred sexuality. Her focus is on soothing the nervous system, integration of unresolved past events and empowering people to tap into their own healing capacity.
Katie Dillon is actively working to turn the tide on the type 2 diabetes epidemic through prevention and reversal. Not only can type 2 diabetes be prevented, but it can be reversed. Through education and support, Katie will set you on the right path, and motivate you to stay there.
‘Ruby is a gifted healer and her angel like soothing voice makes you feel so safe and comfortable. She took the time to thoroughly understand where I was coming from and was spot on in recognising my limiting beliefs and emotional blocks. My sound healing and hypnosis was so healing. I was truly amazed!’ – Hira Hanif
Steve was awarded the 2005 life awards from suicide prevention Australia (indigenous section). He was also nominated for Human Rights medal awards 2006 and nominated for Australian of the year 2005 and 2020, for his outstanding achievements. Steve has trained students from over 42 countries, showing that most can be trained.
Meet Ryan, a qualified acupuncturist and Chinese herbal medicine practitioner. An avid meditator, Ryan has spent much of his life travelling and studying Chinese medicine. With a background in Ayurvedic medicine and massage therapy, Ryan was drawn to Chinese medicine after spending time meditating in Himalayan caves and in various ashrams and monasteries in India. There, he practiced yoga and worked to understand the body’s subtle energy (Qi) system.
‘At two years Aston was diagnosed with autism and was non verbal. It’s like a fog has been lifted from his eyes and he is now living in our world. Belle celebrated with us watching him blossom.’ – Steph
‘Infectious illness left me depressed, in constant pain, overweight, hypertensive and pre-diabetic. Today I am none of those. Belle was often strict, but always compassionate and good humoured. I owe my health to her work.’ – Simon
Holistic nutrition advice, exploring physical, emotional and spiritual health. Yoga, meditation, and pranayama for private and group sessions. Tamika has a special interest in mental health disorders and offers one to one NDIS funded support. Gentle yoga, meditation and nutrition are provided in the MyCare package.
‘Tracey is one of the most gifted healers I’ve ever encountered. I felt so calm and centred after leaving. It really inspired me to let go of a whole lot of stuff that was exhausting me. Incredible masseuse too!’ – Sal Jade
‘Tracey really knows her stuff! She is caring, experienced, relaxing and fun.’ – Fiona P
Get back your clarity, focus, energy and be pain free and fit – naturally. Verona Chadwick helps clients untangle the knot of their myriad and sometimes obscure symptoms like brain fog, anxiety, fatigue, chronic pain, digestive issues, and weight gain – so they can get back their healthy selves.
Grant’s unique skillset of hypnotherapy, strategic psychotherapy, an elite sports coaching background, and an uncanny intuitive ability, will help you remove the weight in your life, and put the ground back underneath your feet. Taking away the complex and putting you back into touch with your true nature is Grant’s passion as a therapist.
- One-on-one seasonal personalised cleanse programs to help reset mind, body and spirit.
- Ayurveda consultations, daily wellness and lifestyle practices, therapeutic Ayurveda treatments and medicines to promote health and wellbeing.
- Yoga and yoga therapy sessions that can also be integrated to connect with Ayurvedic daily wellness and lifestyle practices.
- A light portal activated for those in search of spiritual healing, to find one’s soul purpose, lessons, gifts, talents and mission in life.
- Art of High Colour Vibration Energy for upliftment, balance, peace and healing the mind, body and soul!
- Spiritual services to awaken mankind to a higher plane of awareness.
Psychotherapy sessions are not only for building resilience and relieving psychological distress. Martin is here to also support you to extend your wings – explore in a safe place your empowerment, connection with your deepest sense of meaning, find the juice in your relationships and discover the magic in your dreams.
‘I cannot recommend Jo’s work highly enough – l have benefited immensely from health to career issues – Jo’s honest and supportive approach has been wonderful for many components of my life, from self-esteem to relationship issues, and was absolutely magnificent for getting my finances back on track. Give it a go, you will be amazed at the results from just one session.’ – Jennie, Brooklyn
- Do you think too much?
- Think your next thought before you finish your last?
- Ever been suicidal?
- Like drugs/alcohol?
- Compulsive behaviour?
- Mean to yourself in your own head?
‘I was convinced I wasn’t brave enough to do sexology sessions. It took about five minutes of speaking with Laura-Doe to sweep those doubts away. She’s welcoming, discreet, frank; her expertise combined with her attitude took sex and self-love from being elephants in a room to a thrilling safari.’
- Over 30 years practicing Ayurvedic medicine and teaching yoga. Raman has the expertise and insight to help reveal your true health and life potential.
- The ultimate ‘personalised medicine’ approach – customised Ayurvedic preparations, diet and lifestyle advice – an effective treatment for many chronic lifestyle related health problems.
Book an introductory session to experience the inBODIFY Method. Tailored uniquely to you, this gentle blend of a body reading, breathing, movement and alignment allows deep embodiment and grounding, and a stronger connection to yourself. This calms the nervous system, softens tension, and allows your energy to flow.
Gerold sees his role as guiding and assisting you to find your way back to your innate vitality. He works in a fluid, client-centred style, with his preferred modality being Emotional Freedom Techniques. Gerold has been an EFT practitioner, facilitator and trainer in the Tweed Shire for 10 years.
- Look younger naturally with Face Yoga. It targets wrinkles, droopy eyelids, double chin, asymmetry, weak eyesight, Bell’s Palsy, and TMJ.
- Vanamala is a non-surgical facelift expert. People contact her from around the world for her unique approach and diverse skillset.
- Sessions, classes and workshops online and in person, co-operative events, private groups.
Mullum Herbals is primarily an over the counter natural health service that has been serving the local community for 24 years. The staff at Mullum and now Bruns Herbals are all qualified Naturopaths offering professional health care and product advice.
Jacinta is a Nurse, Naturopath, Ayurvedic Consultant, Herbalist, Massage Therapist, and Yoga teacher who has been practicing the healing arts for over thirty-five years. She uses pulse, tongue and iris assessment as well as Kinesiology to individualise a specific health plan for you. She also teaches workshops and trainings.
‘As a coach, educator and healer, Ana brings an authenticity to her work that is rare in any professional setting. I feel as though I’m on a healing journey and my learning focuses on achieving “flow” when exchanging energy and on being authentic and present as a sexual partner.’
‘I had my first reading with Rhonda and the clarification that she gave was incredible. I have had several readings since – personally and via phone, Her communication from Spirit is clear and concise, and the guidance is always given with loving intent. I highly recommend a reading with Rhonda.’ – Patricia, Sunshine Coast
‘From the moment I spoke with Mimi on the phone when my husband passed, Mimi wholeheartedly embraced us with endless love. She “held my hand” throughout and I felt so loved and safe. I am truly grateful for this experience and the perfect farewell for my man. I’ll forever hold this week in my heart’. – Jo Grenfell
‘So profound are the gifts his soul shares. His energy is constantly in the vibration of love. Spirit flows through Shimara with such grace and ease, delivered with power and intention of highest divine love and magical sacred language.’
‘I feel clear, lighter with a fresh perspective in life. Amazing transformations happening in me, my home. You are an angel.’
Lomilomi massage and Ho’oponopono talk therapy offered in Mullumbimby. Lomilomi massage and Hawaiian wisdom courses across Australia.
‘I was totally impressed by Charlie’s knowledge, integrity and professionalism along with a deep connection to the Hawaiian teachings. If you want to learn Lomilomi this is the course to do.’ – Jan Gibson
‘We could have walked out on a marriage and family that has a lot of substance … Deena got us to see what we were doing that took us down a rabbit hole. … We applied what she taught us and humbly learnt to talk, listen, and respect. We can now go with the ups and downs – together rather than feeling so alone .’ – N & R
- A truly holistic approach to the health of the mouth, teeth and gums reflected in the balance of body, mind and spirit.
- Whole health dental kinesiology integrating left and right brain consciousness with whole health and wellbeing.
- Dr Jon Dental Oral Health Products.
- Cos·mol·o·gy noun
The definition of cosmology in the dictionary is: a science of how the universe started and how it is structured. An example of cosmology is the study of the big bang theory.
- Have you considered your own personal cosmology?
- How did your universe start?
The Apotheca offers a diverse range of holistic health services and support from a professional team of alternative and allied health practitioners who create a path upon which to journey to the temple of your heart and your individual purpose.
A wellness centre for body, mind and spirit.
Evolve Health Labs is a new era well-being centre providing modern holistic treatments, founded on the principles of ancient practices to enliven your being and optimise the bodies capacity to reach its full potential.
- Multi-modality holistic clinic with a large range of qualified and experienced practitioners offering physical, emotional, mental and spiritual support to your wellbeing.
- Detox health spa with colon hydrotherapy, far infrared sauna, hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
- Therapy and workshop rooms available for hire.
BodyMindLife Byron Bay is a place of healing dedicated to yoga, Pilates, health and wellness. Sustainably-built, the large-scale centre located in the heart of Byron includes three yoga and Pilates studios, an apparel boutique, full-spectrum infrared sauna with Himalayan salt wall, hot and cold plunge pools, oxygen therapy and more.
‘I use Byron Massage Clinic to treat little niggles and injuries picked up during martial arts training. Byron Massage Clinic is definitely the best in the Bay. Karina and Brooke both take plenty of time to get to know you and leave you feeling 10 times better.’ – Andrew Dennis
A senior Prana Vinyasa yoga teacher trainer and mentor, Delamay’s dance background provided her with a natural progression to teaching yoga with a curiosity to delve deeper into the rhythm of the breath, the flow of the body and the formlessness of meditation.
A unique boutique studio nestled in the heart of Byron Bay. Space Yoga offers Pilates, barre, meditation, reiki, energy healing and a string of workshops to provide a holistic experience for individuals of all abilities. Each session is a personalised invitation to optimise wellbeing, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
- Byron Bay’s Jonson Street is home to Thai Sabai Massage where, for the past ten years, ancient Eastern techniques are practised daily.
- Take time out to de-stress, relax, rejuvenate and re-align your life force, maintaining your health and vitality through massage and therapeutic manipulation. A quality experience!
- Thai Sabai is Byron Bay’s ‘best massage experience’.
Unfold Massage derives its name from the act of unfolding. From this action springs a philosophy: First the table unfolds. Next, you unfold. And then, things begin to unfold.
- Remedial massage therapy
- Sports massage therapy
- Health fund rebates available
Mint Pilates teaches the true and original, Pilates method exercise system by passionate, highly trained and skilled instructors. The studio is fully equipped with the best apparatus from Pilates Designs LLC, New York. Learn to make your body strong. Really strong.
Movement Intelligence offers five training systems for optimal postural re-education:
- Bones for Life – building bone resiliency
- Chairs – healthy sitting for good postural support
- Walk For Life – improve your walking pattern
- Mindful Eating – uses the ‘Hungry Wolf Model’
- Solutions for Dysfunction
‘I have attended many retreats for over 10 years but none of these compare to the transformational journey I experienced at Byron Bay Detox Retreats. If you’re looking to reconnect with yourself at a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level, this is the retreat for you. Nat and her beautiful team of healers were amazing. I felt safe and supported to open up and do the steps to make the shift.’ – Mel
Eléme Day Spa has been designed for the ever-evolving, ever-changing, magnificent you. Their stellar menu is designed to flex, so their therapists can personalise each treatment to best suit you… your body, your skin, your mood on the day of your visit.
- Byron Bay’s best eco-luxe accommodation for large groups.
- Inspiring architecture and interiors, stunning rural location fringed by rainforest, 10 minutes to the beach and within cooee of all that Byron has to offer!
- The perfect venue for wellness and healing retreats.
- Self-inquiry guided by Gangaji and Eli Jaxon-Bear.
- Waking up from the personal trance of suffering through the teachings of the Enneagram.
- Offering courses and personal mentoring for awakening from egoic suffering, and learning the skills to assist and guide others in their awakening.
Sangsurya, a Sanskrit inspired word meaning ‘a place where the sun reaches everybody’, is a unique jewel in Byron Bay’s crown. A social enterprise built on the foundation of love, pure intention, and service to humanity, this beautiful sanctuary in the heart of Byron has been a place of refuge and healing for thousands, for over 30 years.
‘When Sarah is working with you she holds the space; you get the special attention you need. Her program was very beneficial using traditional fasting techniques together with meditation / energy balancing and the use of modern technology. White Lotus Cleansing helped us detox our bodies and also our minds.’ – Tara Melwani, PA to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Singapore
- A short scenic journey into Byron Bay’s hinterland lies a magical sanctuary.
- Stand between two of the tallest crystals on earth. Sit in an ancient amethyst cave. Wander through the tranquil Shambhala Gardens and rainforest.
- Enjoy the breathtaking views while you sip on local coffee, enjoy a delicious lunch and homemade desserts.
- Surf Getaway’s mission is to inspire and empower women to reach their full potential through surfing.
- Designed by women for women, you’ll be coached by some of the best females in the business.
- Join one of their surf clinics or surf tours and learn to surf today!
Holistic facial, intuitive massage, energy healing, face reflexology.
‘Lea’s approach is meticulous and five-star luxe all the way and I felt like a queen! A must-try!’ – Judy
‘I loved my facial and I mostly loved that it was not only about skin beauty but a little gift for my soul as well.’ – Augustina
‘I had my first HIFU with Kirsty just before The Logies in 2019 and was inundated with so many compliments, that it took me by surprise. My skin quality continued to improve over the next few months and so did the positive remarks! I’ve since had another HIFU with Kirsty, and once again, I’m being asked questions, mostly about what my secret is. It’s simple, my secret is HIFU with Kirsty.’ – Kerry Armstrong 2020
‘Michael Bartura is an accomplished therapist and gifted teacher … and deeply knowledgeable about mindfulness and positive neuroplasticity. He combines high analytical intelligence with the imagination and verbal abilities of a poet. He’s warm, off-the-charts emotionally intelligent, and profoundly trustworthy … anyone who works with him will benefit greatly. I have!’
– Rick Hanson PhD, author of Buddha’s Brain and Hardwiring Happiness
- HLT42015 – Certificate IV in Massage Therapy.
- Course runs from January to September 2021.
‘Laura has been exceptional. Her knowledge is second to none. The way she teaches is very concise and flows extremely well. A pleasure to have her as our tutor.’ – Certificate IV in Massage Therapy student
Bangalow ‘Aura-Soma changed me, changed my thinking, my feelings, the way I move. I’ve gained an awareness of my intuition and an awareness of my body.’ – Gregor ‘I reached a point where I knew I had to change, I was so far away from myself. The process with Aura-Soma was like peeling the layers […]
Byron Bay Exotics continues an alchemic tradition of carefully extracting the therapeutic qualities from the calendula flower. The organically grown and hand processed Gold+ Calendula flower oil is an infusion with hemp seed, macadamia and olive oils to create high potency nourishing oils and medicinal balms for skin and body care.
100% pure, genuine, certified organic oils ethically sourced from around the world. Free Spirit honours environmental, regional, economic, indigenous and social values with sustainable integration. Their commitment is that their business dealings only impact positively in any of these aspects.
Founded in 1979, Fundies Organic Wholefood Market is a leading retailer of natural and organic foods in the Northern Rivers region. Offering free naturopathic support and advice in store plus a great range of quality vitamins, supplements and organic food options. Located on Keen Street, in Lismore’s town centre.
- Happy Belly Probiotics manufacture high quality probiotic kombucha and water kefir sodas that are batch brewed in Billinudgel.
- Delicious, naturally flavoured and made with certified organic ingredients sourced as close to home as possible.
- Happy Belly Probiotics also produce kombucha scoby brew kits to make your own delicious beverage at home.
The Happy Herb Company supplies a wide variety of herbs and herbal blends that support healthy living, alternative solutions, and protect the environment. Their mission is empowering people to optimise their health, whilst promoting sustainable, ethical, and heart-based living practices. For nutrition, well-being, ceremony, reconnection with nature, conscious partying, or breaking addiction
Life Cykel is an evolutionary mushroom biotechnology company focussed on creating sustainable and harmonic ecosystems, utilising mushrooms and mycelium as valuable fuel sources to help awaken humanity to new heights of greatness and eternal light.
Mullum Mandala – Crystal Sanctuary is a new crystal outlet that has more to offer than the eye can see. It is a high-vibrational and beautiful space, created by people that are passionate about the stones that they are working with, and one can feel this when entering the premises.
Mullumbimby Farmers Market hosts more than 60 stallholders every Friday, offering the region’s best and freshest produce. A huge range of healthy whole foods and artisan food products. A beautiful breakfast location with more than nine breakfast stalls preparing nutritious meals from market-fresh produce.
Set in a beautiful location between the river and the beach, the New Brighton Farmers Market is a friendly and relaxed community-focused market, offering the freshest local produce. Seasonal fruit and vegetables, seafood, sourdough bread, pastured eggs, cheeses, tempeh, nuts, olives, spices, coffee, honey and more.
- Sea Goddess celebrates the sacred art and ancient practices of organic fusion, hand blending, and burning rich aromatic ingredients found in tree and plant resins from all around the world.
- Sustainably sourced and 100 per cent natural, Sea Goddess Earth Incense retains a sensory allure to enliven the spirit and mesmerise the senses.
- Learn new movement habits to reduce pain and get back to enjoying everyday.
- Change movement patterns that limit your vitality, find freedom in your own body.
‘Pilates with Brigid was a game changer for me. It was like someone lifted a brick off my back, and I still have that feeling!’ – Kate Curtin, Ballina
The Australian Society of Ophthalmologists says too much sugar consumption means many Australians are literally eating themselves blind.
Australians will achieve better health outcomes when self-care is a priority of the healthcare system and federal government policy, says the Director of the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine at SCU, Jon Wardle.
Working from home brings its own special challenges, but a recent study of public servants has shown women in particular see themselves as winners from more flexibility about work locations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s Mental Health Month, and there’s no question that in 2020, across Australia, people’s mental health conditions have escalated significantly.
There are over 2.7 million unpaid carers in Australia and about 904,000 in NSW. National Carers Week is a chance to give something back.
New research from the University of South Australia suggests there are perils associated with a late bedtime for kids and parents.
Boaties all swear there’s nothing better than being in a boat. Now there’s some evidence they might be right.
Each year, over 950 children are diagnosed with cancer in Australia. Cure Cancer has launched The Buddy Box to help kids who have cancer and also aid cancer research.
The Australian Red Cross has revealed 82% of Australians are worried they could catch COVID-19 from a first aid emergency that involves performing CPR.
New research shows that a healthy weight and coffee consumption may help lower the risk of high-risk drinkers developing alcohol-induced cirrhosis, which causes 300,000 deaths each year.
Mind Medicine Australia’s Tania de Jong AM and Peter Hunt AM recently spoke in a public webinar about the emerging role of psychedelics in mental health treatment.
The Australian federal government’s Nip Allergies in the Bub initiative is part of the National Allergy Strategy.
Women are more likely than men to develop thyroid problems. The good news is that keeping fit can keep the thyroid healthy.