Spa Day for Breast Cancer

It’s happening again!  2016 was our inaugural awareness and fundraising event supporting women who’ve been touched by breast cancer and the support was sublime!  

For 2017 we have amazing day spas dotted across Australia who are supporting Spa Day for Breast Cancer by donating $10 from each spa treatments booked on  Thursday 12 and  Friday 13 October.  Monies raised over these two days will be donated to Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) supporting not only women who’ve been touched by breast cancer, but their family and friends....

“Spa Day for Breast Cancer was borne out of my experience with breast cancer; I was initially diagnosed in 2007 then again 2013. Visiting day spas, a spa wellness treat, a spa resort and using alternative therapies have all assisted me mentally and physically, as I processed the ordeal of being diagnosed and the array of oncology treatments. BCNA was a resource that I turned to too seek information and insight, both from the organisation and their forums.  Their efforts for assisting people of varying cultural backgrounds, gender and age, as well as treatment advocacy is admirable.  So in gratitude, I'm giving-back or paying it forward to BCNA and the spa industry, as I hope other women and their family and friends, who are touched by breast cancer, find the information and support they require and visit a day spa or two along the way.” ~ Karen Goudge, owner of Spa Wellness Travel

Pink Hand – White Heart
Our ‘Pink Hand – White Heart’ is symbolic to Touch, Love and Support - all that is needed and felt when going through the ordeal of Breast Cancer.

Book your spa treatment for the Thursday 12 or Friday 13 October at one of these wonderful Day Spas, so a donation can be made to support people who've been touched by breast cancer in Australia:


Western Australia
The Spa at The Richardson                 Perth

Natskin Spa Retreat                            Yarra Valley
Saltair Day Spa                                   Torquay
RACV One Spa Healesville                Healesville

Done Spa Retreat                                Brisbane

New South Wales
Advanced Skin Spa                             Ettalong Beach
Buddha Gardens Day Spa                   Byron Bay


Western Australia
Cove Day Spa                                      South Perth
Serene Day Spa                                    Scarborough

Peace & Quiet - a wellbeing centre     Ballarat
Orchid Day Spa                                   Melbourne
Natskin Spa Retreat                             Yarra Valley
RACV One Spa Healesville                Healesville

New South Wales
Advanced Skin Spa                             Ettalong Beach
Buddha Gardens Day Spa                   Byron Bay
Bannisters Day Spa                             Mollymook

Donations can be made here > "Spa Day for Breast Cancer" supporting BCNA
Discover and learn about > Beast Cancer Network Australia

Speaking to so many wonderful day spas in Australia and hearing of your stories, I really want to thank you all in advance for your amazing support, it does make a difference! 

Karen x

Much appreciate and thanks to: LANEWAY Photo and Sodahsi and Rix Trix Design

Float and release...

Floatation.  If you ever hear of somebody mentioning they've had a floatation treatment, prick your ears, listen, enquire and join in the conversation.

It had been a few years since I'd experienced a floatation treatment or a watsu session. Waking on a Sunday morning with a stiff neck which I'd tolerated for a few days and the held tension of demands of work and the festive season it was time to take some time out for myself.

Pondering a massage and my options of where I'd go and giving thought to how this summer hasn't given me the opportunity to frolic at the beach and float in the ocean as I'd desired, instantly brought to the forefront of my "mental to do list" a local floatation studio.  That then brought to my attention how the world of spa is putting more wellness options at our finger tips.  I promptly phoned and booked in for a floatation session!

The list of benefits for the body & mind include:
Relaxation response
Heightened senses
Chronic stress relief
Pain management
Increased immune function
Enhanced healing / recovery
Musculoskeletal awareness
Behaviour modification
Magnesium absorption
Brain synchronization
Anti-gravity benefits
Increased stress resistance
Poor sleep / insomnia

In the tepid dimmed room, I put my ear plugs in place and step in to the floatation tank and submerse my body and close the hood on the tank.  The large quantity of empsom salts my body instantly floats. The music is soft and gentle, my breathing becomes a focus and Im in the moment.  I explore a range of movements; rolling my shoulders forward then backward, lifting them up and stretching them down. Tilting my head forward and backward. Rolling my ankles, arching my back, pulling my shoulder blades together and then of course there were moments of nothing but my breath.

The music ceases, my neck still aches.  I start to ponder maybe I  should have gone for the massage.
I then remember there's an inflated travel pillow, I open the hatch, grab it and put it around my neck and sink back into the tepid water. I also place my hand behind my head, laze and breath. I eliminate thoughts. I relax eventually!

When the music starts up again, that is my signal to gather my being and step under the shower to rinse and cleanse my hair. Before getting out of the tank, I smile and have a giggle...that was the best hour given to myself in awhile.  On my departure, I purchase the three session package and drive away looking forward to my next sessions.

Friends, book a Spa Wellness Travel package and we'll place a Wellness Studio floatation treatment within your documentation.  Note:  The Wellness Studio is located in Geelong, Victoria and is open seven days a week.

Wellness Studio - floatation rooms
Wellness Studio - shower pre-post floatation
Wellness Studio - its time to step in...