Therapies & Additional Treatments

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Therapies & Additional Treatments 2021-05-03T07:38:52+10:00
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The extensive list of therapies and additional treatment offered by Byron Bay Detox Retreats is comprehensive, providing health and wellbeing to all clients in a gentle yet highly effective program, holistically-tailored specifically for their individual needs.

Below is a list of our speciality treatments that are offered on retreat. Please note all treatments may not always be available as some are exclusive to certain therapists and subject to availability.

We utilise the experience and skill of highly-trained professionals in:

The ancient Taoist healing art of Chi Nei Tsang clears blocked energy of the internal organs. The energetic centre of the body is located at the navel and connects to all other systems throughout the body. When obstructed, the internal organs store unhealthy energies that can overflow into other bodily systems and surface as negative emotions and sickness.

Chi Nei Tsang clears out toxins and negative emotions and increases the flow of ‘chi’ energy throughout the body.

Byron Bay Detox Retreats uses the state-of-the-art, FDA-registered and medically-approved “Libbe” colonic hydrotherapy machine and all therapists are internationally-trained and certified.

We adhere to the highest standard of hygiene and practice. Colonic hydrotherapy treatment triggers a detox response in the liver and a major cleansing reaction throughout the body.

Its many health benefits include increased energy; relief from bloating, constipation or digestive problems; clearer skin, eyes and complexion; relief from headaches, body aches and pains; increased immunity and a reduced toxic load on the body.

Astrology is the study of the influence that stars and planets, have on our human lives. The position of the sun, stars, moon and planets at the time of birth is said to shape personality, affect romantic relationships and predict upcoming events, among other divinations. In this session you will experience a blend of intelligence, compassion and wisdom with a gifted intuitive where you will be provided clear, positive and accurate guidance.

Astrology gives the big picture of your life, and Tarot enables zeroing in on the specifics of any situation or concern. Your reader uses astrology and tarot and is a clairvoyant in the sense that he is a clear seer. He provides insight into your karmic past, present concerns, and future direction with soul, depth, wit and wisdom. Be aware, though, this is not fortune telling. Rather, what is offered is profound, yet practical spiritual guidance.

You are welcome to record the readings on your phone. *Please bring your Date of Birth, your time of birth and your town of birth if possible* 60 and 90min sessions available.

Using a firm pressure to work deeper into the tissue and muscles, these techniques address problematic areas, assisting to disperse adhesions thus enabling increased blood flow. This results in a decrease of discomfort in the area whist improving range of motion. Release of tension allows greater relaxation, which has important physiological and psychological benefits.

During this 60minute Herbal Infused Oil Full Body Massage session, a traditional Gua Sha massage tool is used in conjunction with hands on massage techniques. Gua Sha treatment helps to draw out toxins deep within the body’s connective tissues and muscles. Helping to increase and improve circulation, blood flow and energy throughout to feel nourished.

This ancient Chinese healing technique which offers a unique approach addressing issues like chronic pain, deep stretching of the connective tissue, releasing tense and tight muscles, and removing toxins which increase our immunity stimulation effects on the body.

In a sacred and safe space, your needs are listened to and a clear intention for the session is set. Through breathing and relaxation techniques you will relax into the space and open further to receive and let go whatever does not serve you anymore. Then, by intuitively combining different energy healing modalities like Reiki, grace, high dimensional energies, frequencies and sound, your intentions will be addressed with the support of many beings of light. The frequencies and energies assist your physical, emotional, spiritual and mental bodies to clear and shift energies.

This session can bring more balance, positive energy, love, peace and joy into your being helping to realign you back to your true potential. ​ It will assist you for physical pains, clearing of energies, emotional blockages, chakra balancing and in the raising of your vibration. After a session you may experience relief from stress & pain, emotional clearing, joy, inner peace, increased energy & vitality, greater clarity and improved relationships. ​

You will leave the session feeling more relaxed, reenergized, lighter, brighter and expanded.

Break down hidden obstacles, overcome self-limiting beliefs and inspire courageous action that can make a difference in your life. This 90-minute session will clarify your awareness of who you really are, bring to light hidden obstacles on the level of Mind, Heart and Body and align you with your deepest authentic purpose in life.

Drawing from 20 years of experience, training and personal development, Michael integrates the most effective knowledge, principles, and practices, drawing from the fields of mindfulness, psychotherapy, positive psychology, neuroscience and ancient self-mastery insights from the east.

A combination of massage styles, drawing from Deep Tissue, Swedish, and Hawaiian, each style is chosen through listening to what the clients body needs at that moment during the treatment. This is combined with energy healing – a practice of balancing chakras and clearing blockages in your energy field. Psychic Channeling, Shamanic Soul Retrieval and Sound Healing is also weaved into the session.

The flowing sequence often includes a crystal layout and finishes with a oracle card. This intuitive message is chosen specifically for the client during treatment.  Each treatment includes a short consultation to share what may have arisen within the healing.

Please note that the entire session times include your pre and post consultation. Please come to this session with an intention of something you wish to work on within yourself. This could be physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually.

Kahuna Bodywork originates from sacred Hawaiian hula moves and is a deeply nurturing treatment, which applies ‘ki’ energy through the bodyworker’s own body movements. Stroke movements encourage cell communication and synchronises heartbeat and breathing patterns almost immediately.

Deeper work may involve joint movement techniques and a specific focus on deep pressure points, using leverage to release muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Lymphatic massage or lymph drainage massage increases lymph flow, removes harmful substances and toxins from tissues and increases the functionality of the  immune system. Lymphatic massage can be useful in treating injuries, cases of edema and a sluggish immune system.

It can be a great remedy for those needing a boost with energy levels and vitality.


This treatment harnesses the element of fire to bring warmth to the body, to shift stagnation and encourage the release of structural restriction. Incorporating vigorous Chinese massage techniques (tui-na) and warming elements, this treatment is designed for cool or dense body types, or for people ready to shift old unwanted energy from their bodies and their lives.


This treatment works on the fluid body, incorporating long flowing strokes that calm the mind and the nervous system as well as activating the lymph system to effectively remove unwanted toxins from the body.   Perfect for sensitive people, or bodies that have a tendency to retain fluids, or for people keen to connect with a fluid, tidal energy.


This treatment is grounding and nurturing and effective at addressing structural dysfunction in the body by using slow and deep techniques drawn from a contemporary remedial perspective. This treatment works on the myofascia (the dense tissue that surrounds muscles) as well as deep muscle systems. A 90 minute treatment includes a firm and comprehensive foot massage.


This treatment encourages the body to connect with its more subtle range of sensitivities. It is both a massage and a meditation, using physical strokes and hands on stillness in the form of reiki and cranio-sacral techniques. In this treatment we focus on hands, feet and head and may finish with an optional visualization meditation.

Meditation is useful for everybody. Whether you are looking to slow down and unwind, cultivate awareness and compassion or to come to know your true self more intimately, meditation sessions will be a beautiful addition to your retreat. Meditation can be particularly helpful for those suffering from: Stress, Lack of energy, Low self-esteem, Pain, Anxiety and Depression to name a few.

During your 60min one on one mediation session you will be shown the correct way to hold yourself during meditation, the initial practice of following your breath, various mindfulness meditations re-connecting you with your body and your breath and also a guided visualization for opening and healing your heart. Your teacher will hold a safe space for you to share what’s going on for you in your present experience and to support you in your practice.

Learn the art, philosophy and practice of mindfulness. This 60-minute session will give you a foundational understanding of the principles of mindfulness, instructions for daily practice and guidance on working with psychological, emotional, physical and interpersonal challenges.

Based on 20 years of experience and as a registered psychotherapist, Michael can support you to develop your inner calm, compassion and resilience.

Yoga works on the physical, mental & spiritual aspects bringing your body, mind, and spirit into balance. It focuses on systematically stretching and compressing every part of the body and is particularly well suited to keeping the waste-removal departments of the body functioning well. In a yoga practice, every part of the body is pushed, pulled, twisted, turned and up ended, this facilitates the removal of waste products such as carbon dioxide, lactic acid and lymphatic fluid from the deep tissues and extremities of the body.

Pranayama and yogic breathing also helps clear out carbon dioxide from the lung tissue and stimulates the organs of digestion. Let your yoga instructor create a personalised yoga program just for you that you can take home and continue your practice

Go deeper into awareness, understanding and healing of the conscious and unconscious self. This 90-minute session will give you the opportunity to bring awareness to deeper dimensions of yourself that you may not have been aware of.

Making the unconscious conscious, one meets their own shadow and begins the journey of transformation. As a qualified and registered psychotherapist, Michael combines Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, Self-Inquiry and Self-Compassion to support you on the path of healing.

Reiki is a gentle yet powerful technique of natural healing for the mind, body and soul. It is applied through a series of hands-on movements that strengthen the immune system, increasing health, harmony and wellbeing. Reiki enhances and accelerates the body’s own natural healing processes, helping physical conditions and restoring balance and serenity to the mind and emotions.

It will start a process of clearing, cleansing and harmonization that addresses issues such as pain relief, stress, fatigue, depression, disease and much more. A Reiki treatment leaves you feeling wonderfully relaxed and ready to tackle the world head-on.

Soothing techniques prompt the release of endorphins, whilst reducing levels of stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol, leaving the body and mind in a state of calm and tranquility.

Many ancient civilizations and modern indigenous cultures have used sound to heal and access higher levels of consciousness for thousands of years. Sound Healing is the conscious use of sound energy to promote wellness and the expansion of consciousness. 

Chanting, toning and overtone singing are some of the most powerful methods for resonating sound throughout the body. Natural sounds from natural instruments, such as crystal bowls and tuning forks, have specific healing frequencies and harmonics that vibrate and resonate within the body to restore balance.

Pain, illness and disease are sadly inevitable when we are exposed to and experience stress, tension and toxicity in our daily lives. This can be in the form of physical, emotional, mental and chemical/environmental stress, which result in blockages throughout our nervous system. When our nervous system is blocked, the nerve function to the associated area of the body is also impacted and can result in a myriad of debilitating symptoms and conditions.

Spinal Flow Technique (SFT) has the ability to help uncover and release stored trauma that has been in the body for a long time contributing to pain, disease and illness. Through gentle contact along the spine, trapped energy can be released and the nervous system is empowered to release the three main life stressors, emotional, physical and chemical stress. Your body will move from a sympathetic (fight, flight, freeze) to a parasympathetic (rest & digest) state leaving you more grounded and connected to your real and essential self, as well as to your own heart and body intelligence. You will experience more energy and ease, as well as enjoy more restful sleep, focus and mental clarity, and an overall feeling of wellbeing.

Spinal Flow Technique has helped thousands of clients recover from chronic headaches, back pain, disc injuries, low energy, infertility, digestive complaints, stress and depression to name a few. Extend your 60min session to include Spinal Shake, Similar to TRE (Tension & Trauma Release) where the body activates a natural shaking mechanism that releases tension which otherwise get stored in the body.  When this shaking is activated in a safe and controlled environment, it can release these stored emotions. When a wild animal escapes from a predator or disaster, it trembles and shakes releasing the trauma.  Spinal shake finds the stored trauma in our bodies and releases it letting you return back to a state of balance.

During this session Lani will hold a space of safety where you may reveal all that has created disharmony and pain for you in your life. She will encourage you in gentle ways and occasionally challenge you to become more of who you truly are, and who you truly wish to be. Life will often challenge us. Knowing how to deal with life’s challenges and finding serenity in times of turmoil is a skill that Lani will guide you gently, yet powerfully towards.

Within a session, Lani may occasionally (with your permission) ’lay hands’ on you. Spiritual Healing is a noninvasive, gentle, yet powerful therapy, and is beneficial in healing Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual unease. Lani also works with Australian Bush Flower Essences which are natural, vibrational medicines that support and address specific emotional states. These essences may also, when appropriate, be discussed with, and prescribed, to support you on your Healing journey.

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Cancellation Policy: We require 24hrs notice for cancellation prior to appointment otherwise 100% of treatment fee will be incurred. Please respect our therapists commitment to you.

*Please note results may vary from person to person

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