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‘And I believe the best buy in public health today must be a combination of regular exercise and a healthy diet – Julie Bishop’

Having 10 days at a Destination Spa to focus on your-self is definitely a special time – no phones, limited access to the Internet, so many choices for treatments and activities and time for reading and relaxing.

The resort is built against the mountain going down to the sea – so no flat ground and lots of stairs everywhere you need to go! Very good exercise and even going from my room to the Yoga Pavilion and was up stairs and then when collected for your treatment up or down more stairs!

Kamalaya Stairs

The days also included talks by guest therapists that offered sessions such as Creating Positive Habits Workshop, Enlightened Body work, Nutritional Orientation Introduction, Deep Tissue Release and Healing Hands-on Demonstration, and Reiki Introduction.

Kamalaya massage tables

The 2-hour Healthy Cooking Class (A$70) was popular and I came home with a CD of over 30 recipes that will form part of my future culinary repertoire!

To keep us focused on a healthy outcome the breakfast buffet had tags ‘Yellow were Detox/Gluten Free items’ and ‘Pink were nuts, dried fruits and muesli’.

Kamalaya breakfast designators

As well as the treatments included in my Optimal Fitness Package there are literally dozens of other treatments on the Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa Menu I could purchase. These include but not limited to the following:

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
    • Acupuncture
    • Tui Na – Chinese Medical Massage
    • Cupping
  • Naturopathic Medicine
    • Iridology
    • Homeopathy
    • Flower Remedies
    • Colon Hydrotherapy
  • Conventional Medicine
    • Blood & Urine Analysis
  • Mental & Emotional Healing
    • Stress Management
    • Panorama
  • Aired Therapy
    • Mama Point Massage
    • Shirodhara
    • Royal Ayurvedic Traditional Massage
  • Facials (using an Australian made product Sodashi), Nail Care, Body Treatments

Making the most of departure day I did two morning yoga classes and a personal training session before I was transferred to the airport at 2pm – feeling terrific and determined to stick to the healthy eating program!

So far so good – I headed off to The Sauce Kitchen (Toowoomba) to buy a Spiral Slicer to make my ‘vege salads’ look more appetizing!

I love visits to Destination Spas and my bucket list has one visit a year to fight the ageing process!