A Wellness Retreat in Australia You Will Love

Sometimes, the best way to rejuvenate the body and soul is to focus on yourself. That means that a simple holiday or getaway may not be the ideal way to escape and revitalise yourself. 

Wellness retreats are a way for you to promote your own health and wellbeing through physical, spiritual and psychological activities. It’s about taking a step back from our day-to-day busy lives and focusing on our body and soul and decompressing while focusing on repairing the parts of ourselves that we inevitably neglect through the rigors of modern life.

Marramarra Lodge is a luxury wilderness escape on the sparkling Hawkesbury River – an adults-only retreat that has been designed to deliver an authentic Australian nature experience, surrounded by beautiful native bushland and the gorgeous Hawkesbury River. The wellness aspect of your stay at Marramarra Lodge is catered for by the indulgent Iyora Day Spa.

Iyora translates from the local Dharug language to mean “people”, and at Iyora Day Spa, that is our absolute focus – the wellbeing of our guests. At Iyora you’re able to unwind and rejuvenate with our menu of revitalising, aromatic treatments which utilise the Australian-made Sodashi spa care range. Our trained therapists offer an indulgent experience that will have you feeling nourished and will restore your sense of wellbeing. Here’s just some of the options Marramarra Lodge Guests have to rejuvenate and promote their own personal wellness at the Iyora Day Spa:


This ultimate treatment will leave you feeling refreshed and reinvigorated. A 45min Marramarra Aromatherapy massage is followed by a luxurious vanilla and sandalwood body polish which will leave your silky, glowing and rehydrated. This indulgent experience is continued with a 45min Sodashi facial which will restore your balance and harmony, before concluding with an indulgent aromatherapy and hot stone foot massage.


This collection of Sodashi therapies begins with an aromatic steaming head wrap and the application of enriching, tension-relieving scalp mask and massage which provides your skin with essential nutrients and will leave your hair silky smooth. Your hands and lower arms are treated with a gentle and fragrant scrub, then massaged with enriching creams to help nourish and soften. To complete the treatment, your aching feet and legs will be massaged which increases circulation and reduces swelling, leaving you feeling like a new person!


A timeless French facial massage that includes the neck, shoulders and decolletage. A soft and subtle mineral mask infuses layers of Sodashi’s youth-enhancing botanical formulations deeply into the pores, with an intensive boost of natures’ vitamins and minerals. This treatment provides a double cleanse and gentle but effective enzyme exfoliation. The result is radiant skin from a treatment that hydrates, nourishes, firms, smooths and strengthens.


This treatment begins with an invigorating full body exfoliation with finely ground pumice and volcanic clay, followed by a comforting body wrap. This mask is rich in carefully selected marine extracts, plant essences and algae to stimulate the lymphatic system and assist in the removal of accumulated toxins. After a refreshing shower, Sodashi’s specialised contouring gel and a refreshing lotion are applied, leaving your skin feeling toned and lustrous.


This treatment can be added to a full treatment, or enjoyed on its own. This back massage and invigorating salt polish uses gentle rhythmic strokes to help ease tension and stimulate your blood and lymphatic circulation.

This is just a small selection of some of the wellness treatments you can experience at Iyora Day Spa as a guest of Marramarra Lodge. Located less than an hour from the Sydney CBD, this is Sydney’s newest luxury lodge retreat that will instil a sense of relaxation and wellness back into your life.

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