Living on the Sunshine Coast, we’re inspired to take better care of ourselves—waking up early and taking a stroll along the beach or into the mountains, going for a swim, eating fresh and organic produce grown on our doorstep, or putting our health and wellbeing in the hands of the professionals.
In honour of Wellness Month here at Urban List, we’ve rounded up the best Sunshine 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 Wellness Mill
With everyone feeling busy and stressed, when someone comes along and opens a one-stop health shop like The Wellness Mill, we’re offering up a round of high fives. Kylie Smart, a naturopath and kinesiologist, is that person. Load up on bulk wholefoods at the Wellness Store and don’t forget to BYO containers and bags, because plastic. Then, once your weekly grocery shop is done and dusted, reward yourself with a Hawaiian-inspired Kahuna Bodywork massage at the Wellness Clinic. We can already feel the stress melting away.
If you want a body like Kate Hudson, it’s time to hit the reformer machines and find muscles you didn’t know you had. With high and low impact classes including Yin Flow, Cardio Flow and Vinyasa Flow, you can get your stretch on in many ways at Noosa Flow. In fact, they even have a mums and bubs session to strengthen your pelvic floor. But what’s the point in putting in all that effort, if you’re still filling your body with rubbish? Noosa Flow agrees, which is why they have a holistic nutritionist on hand to answer any burning questions. And keep an eye out for their events and workshops, as they regularly host wellness challenges to keep you on track to achieve those health goals.
Now, believe us when we say that FloCryo is very cool (pun intended). Cryotherapy is the latest craze in health and wellness, and has a legion of famous fans, because of its speedy sport-related recovery, alternative treatment for weight loss and anti-aging factors. It’s also good for people with problem skin, such as eczema. How does it work? Cryotherapy basically plunges your body into below freezing temps (-140 degrees) for up to two minutes, and is a dry treatment so your body can brave the crazy low temps. This quick drop sends your endorphins through the roof, aids muscle recovery, boosts metabolism and flushes out toxins. We’re hooked, so it’s no surprise we’re rating this as one of the Sunshine Coast’s best wellness studios.
Kansha is a therapeutic haven of ancient and modern therapies to restore balance and harmony within. With chiro, acupuncture, massage therapy, reflexology, Bowen therapy, Jin Shin Jyutsu and counselling, you will walk into this Noosa wellness studio feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders and walk out feeling as light as a feather. We also love the little touches, like sipping on nourishing Ayurvedic tea while we wait and the request to switch off your phone—it’s detox time.
Take back control of your physical and mental health at Exalto, one of the newest offerings in our roundup of wellness studios on the Sunshine Coast. Exalto is the brainchild of Jordan Potts and Nichola Spain, who bring their two backgrounds together in the ultimate combination of health and fitness. This holistic hub is one of the few places that caters to kids as well, so there’s really no excuse not to get the whole family involved. Train hard and build your strength and mobilitiy or find your Zen with a yoga or meditation class, the choice is yours.
The Float Space
Teetering between holistic and modern health, wellness and spirit, The Float Space will reset your mind and body, ridding you of daily stressors and leaving you feeling your happiest self. In case that sounds a little too woo-woo, a soak at The Float Space will legit improve your physical condition, and if you’re an athlete, it can even boost your sports performance. If that doesn’t float your boat, hop into their infrared sauna and sweat out the nasty toxins from your body, book into an Amethyst BioMat therapy session which will reduce stress and inflammation, or indulge in a blissful massage.
Think you feel salty fresh after a dip in the ocean? Think again. Salt therapy recreates the natural micro climate of a Himalayan salt cave by using a dry salt aerosol in a halo chamber–where the surfaces are also covered with layers of salt. Not only do you feel super relaxed when you’re in the caves, but when you breathe in the Himalayan salt, it absorbs moisture, kills bacteria and reduces inflammation, so it’s a must for people with asthma. Need a little extra relaxation? Salt Caves massages are next-level, using warm organic oil or try the healing heat of an infrared sauna session.
Fresh Holistic Health
At Fresh Holistic Health you’ll find doctors and nurses, naturopaths, dietitians, nutritionists, psychologists and physios under the same roof as Chinese medicine, acupuncture and remedial massage, so you can choose your own adventure with a combination of therapies specific to you.Then, bend it like Beckham with daily classes in yoga, Pilates, Nia Movement and QiGong. We also love that this eco-friendly wellness studio boasts sustainable features—a raked roof so hot air naturally rises to keep you cool, natural light in the yoga studio and the selfie-friendly living wall to naturally improve air quality. A visit to this Sunshine Coast wellness studio is good for you and the planet—two big thumbs up!
Image credit: Yaseera Moosa