Wellness is still having its moment and so it should, because YOU should always be a priority. Health is the greatest kind of wealth and something every one should be investing in, because if you aren’t your best self you really aren’t any use to anyone else either! Whether it’s stretching out your limbs at yoga, tightening your toosh at Pilates, needing a realignment at chiro, talking to a nutritionist about the vitamins and nutrients you need, managing a chronic condition or simply embracing a sweat session in a sauna.
We’ve rounded up the best Gold Coast wellness studios, each a little different in approach and offering, but all with the intention to make you feel nothing less than fantastic, so you can live the life you’ve always dreamed about.
The Living Well Studio
Combing traditional and modern modalities, you are guaranteed a holistic health service at The Living Well Studio. It’s seriously a one-stop shop offering physiotherapy, chiropractic, kinesiology, podiatry, naturopathy, nutrition, remedial massage, yoga, reiki and acupuncture. Also boasting a professional Pilates studio with a number of reformers and sessions completely tailored to your individual goals, there are options for private or group classes, mums and bubs classes and even dance Pilates. The huge team of professionals are genuinely invested in your health and overall wellness so you will walk out of this oasis feeling 10 feet taller, with a spring in your step and a smile on your face.
Boheme + Body Shala
Varsity Lakes + Rainbow Bay
Boheme + Body Shala is a yoga studio that is more like a safe sanctuary. Amy, the founder and owner, first opened up the doors at Varsity Lakes and next saw a need for her southern soul sisters and brothers to have a shared space to flow in also. Boheme is the perfect amount of spiritual and sass and brings harmony and happiness to both your mind and body. Apart from a mix of different styled yoga classes, Amy also joins up with other wellness experts and holds workshops on the regular, such as Injury awareness talks, 108 Sun Salutations for each new season, musings on how to meditate, as well as casual get togethers to bond over breakfast with your fellow yogis; this is the kind of Gold Coast wellness studio where you make forever friends.
The Body Method At Cornerstone Stores
Upon walking into The Body Method at Cornerstone Stores, you will be instantly transported to a place of utter bliss and relaxation with a stunning light and airy space to awaken the senses. Offering mat Pilates, Barre Pilates, yoga, meditation and Model Fit classes (FYI high intensity Pilates to upbeat music). Cornerstone Stores has a true community vibe and one where you can easily spend your morning—and all of your money! With a carefully curated selection of beautiful boutique stores and a health conscious cafe all just downstairs from the studio, this a complete wellness hub. Pilates, followed by a chai latte and some retail therapy? That sounds like self-love at it’s simplest.
Freedom Float Centre
At the Freedom Float Centre you will find a range of holistic therapies that will see you quite literally, floating out the front door. Float therapy is the drawcard here, and something everyone should try at least once! You basically float weightlessly in a light-proof and sound-proof pod of concentrated salt solution, resulting in a deep relaxed state. The high levels of magnesium are also absorbed through your skin helping to alleviate muscle pain and stress. Just one hour of floating is equivalent to four hours of sleep for your nervous system, and we don’t think anyone can happily say they get enough quality sleep in today’s fast-paced society. Also available at this holistic Gold Coast wellness studio is an infrared sauna, hypnotherapy, massage, kinesiology, reiki, psychotherapy, acupuncture and naturopathy.
The Wellness Boutique
This gem of a spot in Burleigh is more than just a Pilates studio, but more of a wellness movement that paves a new path for health care and the way we look after ourselves. With a focus on mindful movement, empowerment and community connection, the trained professionals are dedicated to YOUR health and happiness. You can head along for a Pilates session, physiotherapy if an injury is holding you back, specialised pre and post natal advice, massage, and even diet and nutrition plans with the aim to give women control of their health—the greatest asset we have. The Wellness Boutique in Burleigh is quite easily one of Gold Coast’s best wellness studios.
Nüwa Natural Health
Specialising in massage and acupuncture, Nüwa Natural Health is a soulful space that overlooks the lapping shores of Currumbin Beach. Just walking into the treatment room is enough to simply calm the nervous system. Bonnie, Jess and Susan have healing hands and are there to help women reconnect with the wisdom of their bodies and do so by incorporating the foundations of traditional Chinese medicine in their services. Ever heard of Acutonics? Us neither, but Nüwa Natural Health offers this non-invasive gentle therapy, which is similar to acupuncture, but with the use of tuning forks. Sounds scarier than it is, but is a sound treatment designed to be useful for a variety of health conditions and to bring back your body’s balance.
The Floating Lotus Studio
This Helensvale-based studio is striving to inspire us to live a healthy and active life by offering over 35 classes per week. Take your pick from Yoga Balance; a dynamic class designed to challenge, Yoga Flow; an energising class focused on uniting movement and breathe, and Yoga Stretch; a gentle and restorative class that enables the body to gently stretch and open, as well as traditional Yin Yoga. The Floating Lotus Studio also offers mat Pilates, Barre Pilates and meditation classes, pre and post-natal classes and kids yoga. Northerners, investing in a membership here at only $25 a week for unlimited classes, is an investment in your mind, body and soul that is, quite literally, the price of two acai bowls.
One of the only ones like it on the Gold Coast, this unisex communal bathhouse is quite simply intended for a soak, steam, sweat and swim on repeat. The Greenhouse Bathhouse a stunning spot that includes two hydrotherapy spas, a wet steam room infused with essential oils, red cedar sauna and a magnesium plunge pool—that is ice-cold BTW, but oh so beneficial to the body. There are different package options no matter your budget or time restraints with the basic soak session giving you 90 minutes to explore the facilities at your own pace, plus a free herbal tea. For an added $25, you get two glasses of champagne and a raw treat so, get your friends on board, treat your mama, or drag along your significant other and get a hit of wellness at this Gold Coast wellness studio haven.
Breathe Holistic Wellness
The team of professionals at Breathe Holistic Wellness practice holistically, which means they assess and treat you as a ‘whole’ person, not just the symptoms you may be experiencing. They believe illness and injury are often the result of disharmony in one area of your life that has a flow on effect, so they will aim to understand the emotional, physical and environmental components of your lifestyle. Offering psychology services, chiropractic appointments, seven different types of massage treatments and even yoga classes, including options such as typical group classes, private one-on-one, private group, couple and family classes, this certainly is one incredible holistic wellness studio on the Gold Coast.
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