solar springs health retreat, bundanoon

Morning workout: stretch class overlooking this amazing view!

Morning workout: stretch class overlooking this amazing view!

If your idea of relaxing is doing stretch classes, bushwalks, facials and sipping herbal teas in front of an open fire, then Solar Springs Health Retreat, Bundanoon (just a 2 hour drive from Sydney’s CBD) is THE place to go.

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my favourite spa recipes from the farm, san benito

Image via The Farm, San Benito

Image via The Farm, San Benito

Ever heard of The Farm? It’s one of the most amazing ‘paradise-on-earth’ eco-spa / raw food retreat places I’ve experienced (and would def go again!).

This was me earlier this year – in their outdoor garden COFFEE BATH! – said to be a great detoxifier 🙂

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what is an epsom salt bath?

Bathing essentials

Bathing essentials

Want to know a great way to unwind after a busy day and relieve sore muscles? Soak in an Epsom salt bath (magnesium sulfate found in most health food stores) infused with some essential oils for a very “I feel like a million bucks” budget at-home spa experience.

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the farm at san benito, philippines

Taste-testing fresh coconut milk!

Taste-testing fresh coconut milk!

The Farm is like one big nursery for adults: you’re nourished with good food, nurtured and pampered like a baby, massaged in coconut oil from head to toe, and by the end of it, you feel as if you’ve just had five days’ worth of Sundays.

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i’m off on a wellness holiday!

Image via The Farm

Image via The Farm

I’m going back to the Philippines (my birth country and second home) for two weeks. I’m staying at a holistic spa resort called The Farm and then making the most of the summer for the rest of the time I’ll be there.

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peninsula hot springs, melbourne

Image via Peninsula Hot Springs

Image via Peninsula Hot Springs

This is a visit of absolute self-indulgence, pampering and relaxation.

Peninsula Hot Springs had been on my ‘to go’ list for a while. I went with a few girlfriends (one who’d already been there and is also a keen spa goer) just after Christmas.

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