The modern world is extremely fast paced. Despite great technological advances we have less free time and often struggle to maintain an optimal state of health. Our society spends a fortune on medical issues without necessarily addressing the causes. Your body is designed to flourish and, given the right conditions, it will!
Are common ailments slowing you down, affecting your fun, impeding your performance?
The team at Living Valley Springs Health Retreat will work with you one-on-one to create the best possible environment and conditions for your body, mind and soul to heal just as nature intended. The Living Valley Springs experience is the most comprehensive, yet simple and effective restorative health program in Australia and we can genuinely guarantee that you will leave feeling energised, educated and empowered! Living Valley Springs will help you to ascertain and address the root cause of your issue, creating a positive change that will last.Book your FREE Appraisal Discover Our Packages
For more than 23 years, the Living Valley Springs program has helped real people achieve remarkable, personal results. Whether you need time out to de-stress or a comprehensive program to deal with disease, Living Valley Springs will give you knowledge, understanding and practical tools to optimise every facet of your health.
“What a treat! The 10 day cleanse that I did is a genuine value for money break that changed my life. Nothing was too much trouble and all aspects of life were addressed - physical, emotional and spiritual, in a holistic way by professional and caring staff. I would recommend this to anyone.”Kerrie Turon
“My 10 days at Living Valley Springs is up there in the top ten most amazing experiences of my whole life. I have been healed in my emotions, my body and my spirit. I have come home invigorated and really changed. I am blessed to have a loving family and already they have seen changes in me.”Lynn Wallis
The basis of the Living Valley Springs Program was developed by Master Herbalist Al Wolfsen in the 1940s in the USA. In 1986 Al conducted a training course in Australia for selected therapists who had demonstrated an interest in establishing genuine health retreats in this country. After learning Al’s program the Shaws and the Martins decided to jointly establish a small health retreat in North NSW. In 1988 they founded the Border Ranges Centre for Health and Lifestyle.
For two years they tried and tested the Wolfsen 10 day cleanse, achieving remarkable results for patients who shared their own stories far and wide. The Shaws and Martins were then invited to conduct lifestyle seminars throughout Australia, then in 1990 they moved the retreat to Kin Kin, establishing Living Valley Springs.
The Living Valley Springs team of more than 50 includes therapists, naturopaths and carers all dedicated to providing you with the optimal opportunity to heal, using the most up-to-date therapies, information and clinical advice available.
Living Valley Springs is more than just a relaxation retreat; it is a tailored approach to healing and health.
If you are looking to create lasting change in your life with a new future, you can start today - Living Valley Springs will help you uncover the cause of your health issues and create holistic changes through a specific Cleanse Program.
Congratulations and welcome to the start of your personal journey to a healthier and happier you!
At Living Valley Springs we know that it can be daunting to take the first step to a new you, so we will guide you in the right direction for you with a free 15 minute appraisal with one of our program advisors.
We can give you all the information you need to make an informed decision that is right for you and your needs.
To book your free consultation today simply complete this form and we will contact you within 48 hours.
We look forward to helping you achieve your health goals and making a positive change in your life.
On arrival you will begin your personal journey to great health with a naturopathic consultation designed to ensure that your time at Living Valley Springs is tailored to your specific needs. This will involve an assessment of your current lifestyle and state of health - including a live-cell blood analysis, and an analysis of your body composition and cellular health.
During your first day at Living Valley Springs you will have the opportunity to unwind and get acquainted with the Living Valley Springs program. After a delicious lunch, you will be taken on a relaxing walk through the property before attending an orientation talk. Next, you will enjoy a traditional Russian steam bath. In the evening you will receive your own personal treatment roster, and all your treatments will be explained in detail.
Your body is designed to win, if you provide the right conditions. During the first three days you will be coached through an effective cleanse using protein drinks, vegetable juices and broths. Body toxins will be mobilised, then eliminated during daily steam baths and treatments.
Every organ of your body will be refreshed and the results that follow will amaze you!
Every morning you will awake feeling more energised and revived. Nightly health lectures will provide invaluable, practical information, helping you to focus on self-care, lifestyle and longevity. You will discover what "quality of life" really means.
During a mid-program review with one of our naturopaths, you will have an opportunity to adjust your program and learn all about your own cellular health.
After the initial cleanse, you will enjoy some amazing organic* meals during three days of building up your system. You will also attend a cooking class and learn some great recipes, hints and tips from our kitchen team.
Specific dietary needs and preferences are cheerfully catered for including: vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and any particular food intolerances.
*We're passionate about organic food and source it from our network of suppliers and growers. If unavailable, we do our best to source chemical and pesticide free produce.
After three days of cleansing and three days of building up, you will initiate a deep tissue cleanse using protein drinks, juices, herbal teas and broths. Under these conditions your body will mobilise and eliminate the deeper fat-soluble toxins. During these days, you will also continue to enjoy steam baths, bushwalks, the fully equipped gym, treatments, etc. You will also be invited to participate in an optional climb up nearby Mount Cooroora on Saturday morning.
A full treatment regime is included in your program. However, extra treatments can be added. Life Coaching and Personal Fitness Training are also available and strongly recommended to complement your transformation process.
You will quickly feel the rewards after completing the Living Valley Springs program. You will also be confident that you are on the path to optimal health with all of the information you need to succeed on your own!
During your final consultation a lifestyle plan will be created just for you, tailored to your everyday life.
You will also receive your personalised lifestyle plan guide and important health information to support you for the rest of your journey.
A very special highlight before you depart - you will be awarded a Certificate in Lifestyle Excellence at the exclusive graduation dinner on the final night of your stay! You will hear the stories of others who shared these days with you on their own path to great health.
Living Valley Springs is your opportunity to take a break, regain control of your health and make a fresh start – for your own health’s sake.
Take the first steps today and contact us now!
No matter what you want to achieve out of your visit to Living Valley Springs, you can be guaranteed you will receive the best treatment from the best therapists available.
All Living Valley Springs therapists are specialists in their fields and are genuine examples of what they teach. Each therapist has the detailed knowledge and understanding of what must be done to assist you on your journey to optimum health.
With a level of professionalism and care that is unsurpassed, the team at Living Valley Springs prides themselves on offering Australia’s most comprehensive programs tailored to suit your needs.
For centuries steam baths have been used as a therapeutic tool as steam encourages the elimination of toxins from the largest organ in the body, the skin.
When followed by a cold shower the contrasting elements create a sense of invigoration and wellbeing, while providing deep and beneficial detoxification.
A steam bath each day is encouraged to maximise the detoxification process and is a great reward at the end of the day!
Massages are one of the fastest ways to rejuvenate the body and revitalise energy. At Living Valley Springs our therapists are trained in an advanced form of Swedish Remedial Massage – a deep treatment that promises to improve your circulation, create deep relaxation, loosen up tight muscles and leave you feeling renewed.
Specific problems including sports injuries, frozen shoulder and chronic back pain will require individual assessment before being treated accordingly.
The Lymphatic System is one of the major eliminating systems in the body. Lymphatic vessels run throughout the body and look much like blood vessels, although the Lymphatic System does not have a pump quite like the heart.
With proper breathing and exercise the lymph fluid moves throughout the body carrying toxins to the special dumping stations. Unfortunately because of our western diet and sedentary lifestyle most people have a clogged lymphatic system.
The method of Lymphatic Drainage used at Living Valley Springs was developed by the Weller Institute after extensive study of the Lymphatic system using a method of manipulation that specifically targets the superficial lymphatic vessels throughout the body.
This gentle massage is often a totally new experience for clients and is both beneficial and extremely relaxing!
The health of the body is greatly determined by the cleanliness of the colon and the practise of Colonic Hydrotherapy is the fastest way to clean and detoxify the colon.
At Living Valley Springs you will experience the Chevallum method of colonic hydrotherapy that involves a qualified therapist flushing the colon with water a number of times while the therapist applies gentle external massage over the stomach area above the colon to help extradite trapped toxins.
The wash not only helps to break up any old fecal matter, which can be trapped for significant time, but it also aids in strengthening and toning the bowel. The colon also has an incredible ability to absorb water as well as herbs and so you may also enjoy a special herbal mixture to stimulate and strengthen organs in the body.
For your safety all equipment and each catheter is scrubbed and sterilised using an antibacterial disinfectant and then undergoes further sterilisation under extreme heat according to Australian Standards for Infection Control.
Personal catheters are available for a small cost, if you prefer. Once purchased, the new catheter will be yours to keep for any further treatments either at Living Valley Springs or other clinics.
As well as pampering your body, facial treatments are also provided to ensure hydration and relaxation.
The Living Valley Springs facial begins with cleansing and exfoliating the skin, followed by a relaxing facial massage. Afterwards you will have a gentle mask applied to hydrate, purify and soften the skin.
The facial treatment also includes hot towel therapy, a hand and arm massage and a head and scalp massage that will leave you feeling on rejuvenated and refreshed.
All Living Valley Springs facial products are made from 100% natural ingredients with suitable options for clients with sensitivities of any kind.
The Clay Wrap is a very relaxing treatment. The process begins with a shower and exfoliation using a natural body polishing gel, your body will then be covered with a cool paste of green or yellow clay and your face with a thin layer of white clay.
The green and yellow clays are powerful, natural detoxing agents that draw toxins out of the body, whilst the white clay is gentler and more suitable for the sensitive skin of the face.
Once the clay is applied, you will have approximately 30 minutes of deep relaxation time in which you can simply relax. You will then take a revitalising shower and you will be delighted by the freshness of your beautifully smooth skin.
Fever bath & cold sheet treatment is a specialised hydrotherapy treatment that has been used for hundreds of years with proven success to benefit patients suffering from cancer and other chronic illnesses.
The objective is to elevate the body temperature by up to 4 degrees Celsius, so you recline in a bathtub of hot water that is laced with a combination of herbs (cayenne pepper, mustard and ginger) and you are given peppermint and ginger tea to sip to accelerate the body’s heating process.
At every degree above the body’s normal temperature the speed of your white blood cells (T-cell, B-cell, macrophages) doubles, which is greatly beneficial to the immune system. Once the fever has risen to the desired temperature, the patient is wrapped in an icy cold sheet and woollen blankets to stimulate the immune system before our therapist slowly and safely reduces the body temperature back down to normal. The treatment ends with a tepid shower to bring the body back to balance. Results for clients are often rapid and amazing.
Set amongst 145 acres of lush green hills, valleys and pristine countryside in the UNESCO listed Noosa Biosphere Reserve, Living Valley Springs Health Retreat is only 30 minutes from Noosa, but a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of your daily life.
The natural beauty, the feeling of safety, the flora, the views, the kangaroos and other wildlife at Living Valley Springs makes this a truly unique Australian health retreat experience.
Maximise your stay with us, arrive dressed casually, ideally with suitable walking shoes.
Please plan to arrive between 9:30am and 11am for the first day of your retreat. If you arrive earlier than we suggest, have your comfy clothes and swimmers packed in a handy spot.
You will have access to change room facilities, a relaxation lounge, the exercise room & pool, as well as walks to familiarise yourself with the property.
To start your 'retreat' as soon as you arrive, we offer an orientation session and steam room treatments.
Please advise us prior to arrival if you have any special dietary requirements or food allergies.
Please advise us prior to your arrival of any health related issues that may affect your ability to participate in any activities. If there are specific medical requirements that you need during your stay, please let reception know before your arrival so we can inform the naturopaths prior to your consultation.
Free wireless broadband internet is available in every room and public locations.
To truly escape your daily routines, Living Valley Springs is a mobile free environment, as we do not get mobile range here on any network.
Your room is equipped with a landline phone. Family & friends will be able to contact you via the main reception number +61 7 5485 4344 or you can have them call you directly in your room.
Living Valley Springs is a totally smoke, alcohol and drug free environment.
To ensure all guests maximise the Living Valley Springs experience we request that the following items are not brought onto the property:
Queensland's Sunshine Coast Hinterland has a sub-tropical climate with plenty of sunshine year round. Summer temperatures range from 19 to 33 degrees Celsius (66 to 91 degrees Fahrenheit) and Winter temperatures range from an average of 9 to 21 degrees Celsius (48 to 69 degrees Fahrenheit).
The Reception/Office provides a complimentary safe deposit box to store your valuables during you stay.
Complimentary self service laundries are in or near all guest accommodation.
If you have any questions about the retreat or our programs and packages please contact us.