Be Well



Recovery is where the magic happens.

Moving and exercising are one side of the coin; rest and recovery the other. Recovery replenishes our physical and mental energy, heals tissues, builds muscle, promotes calmness, decreases soreness, strengthens immunity, and more.

We provide a rich array of recovery options: infrared saunas; oxygen therapy; compression; massages; sound baths; and, meditation. Each contributes to your recovery in unique and profound ways.

As well as simply being pleasurable, recovery is essential to caring for ourselves properly, a tangible manifestation of our love for ourselves and our bodies.

Devote yourself to one or two recovery practices or enjoy the variety of all six. Members may access two, four or six recovery equipment sessions per week, attend Sound Baths for free, and purchase massages at discount rates, see Memberships for detail.

Infrared Saunas – new tech for an ancient practice

  • What it is

Infrared saunas are “cooler” than traditional saunas. Instead of steam or flame-stoked heat, electromagnetic magic creates warmth at lower temperatures, allowing you to stay longer and gain all the therapeutic benefits of controlled exposure to heat.

You can stay in your normal gym clothes, though you will sweat! We invite you to slip into a robe and slippers provided in our Sauna Studio. A Be Well Keeper will show you how to select the heat you prefer (we recommend starting with 45% for 30 minutes, and building from there), the colour spectrum you want to use, and any music you might wish to listen to.

For those who wish, a cooling shower awaits you in our lovely bathrooms.

  • How it works

Unlike a traditional sauna, infrared saunas don’t heat the air around you. Instead, they use infrared lamps to warm your body directly using electromagnetic energy, heating up your body before heating up the air.

Traditional saunas can be uncomfortable and cause difficulty with breathing at high temperatures, whereas infrared sauna cabins have lower temperatures and are a more comfortable alternative.

  • The results

raises your heart rate and increases circulation, replicating a workout.
 Blood flow may rise from a normal rate of 5 litres/minute up to 12 litres/minute. Hearts are a muscle; working it makes it stronger.
sweats out toxic substances naturally, promoting deep cleansing
soothes sore muscles and promotes recovery
Improves skin tone, softness, elasticity, and firmness.
promotes relaxation by helping to balance your body’s level of cortisol, the primary stress hormone.
stimulates heat shock proteins that deter viruses from reproducing and reduces inflammatory cytokine proteins
A pleasurable, passive form of exercise that people have been doing, in one form or another, for millennia. Look to have at least one sauna session per week, more is better.

Hydroxy Airpod – An infusion of life-giving energy

  • What it is

The AirPod Hydroxy is a revolutionary wellness device incorporating oxygen therapy and hydrogen therapy. Oxygen gives us life, hydrogen reduces oxidative stress and, together, they positively impact organs and systems throughout the body.

You enter the Airpod fully clothed, sit back on a comfortable recliner, and simply relax. As you prefer, you might meditate (try our Muse headsets!), read, sleep, listen to music, whatever, as your cells dance.

  • How it works

The Hodroxy Airpod compresses oxygen and infuses it with hydrogen at up to 1.35 time normal atmospheric pressure.

Increased oxygenation supports the body’s own healing process and assists with greater energy production. Hydrogen selectively scavenges Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), or ‘free radicals,’ that cause disease, degeneration and ageing resulting from body oxidation (rusting). The combination of oxygen and hydrogen is unique to the Hydroxy Airpod and makes it best-in-class.

  • The results

improved energy, stamina,, and circulation
enhanced mental alertness during the day; deeper sleep at night
promotes wound healing, reduces inflammation, improves immunity
reduces pain for those experiencing this
relieves symptoms of osteo and rheumatoid arthritis.
A relaxing and powerful form of recovery, at the cutting edge of science. Look to do one session (25 minutes) for anti-ageing, double sessions for general wellbeing, and triple sessions for healing.

Compression – A satisfying way to recover from exercise

  • What it is

Step onto a pair of leg-long boots, relax on a recliner and enjoy massage-like effects as the boots inflate and deflate up and down your legs, using air compression.  You can also choose 6thigh and shoulder options. Settings range from light (1-2) to intense (9-10); start at 4 and build from there. While reclining, you might meditate (try our Muse headsets!), read, sleep, listen to music, or chat to your friend in the recliner beside you, all while your your limbs luxuriate.

  • How it works

Normatec Pro devices enhance blood flow and speeds recovery by using:

  • a pulsing action that mimics the muscle pump of legs and arms, greatly enhancing the removal of fluid and metabolites from the limbs

  • following gradients that promote blood flow

  • sequenced releases to ensure limbs gain maximal rest time without significant pause between compression cycles.

Hi-tech used by professional athletes, now readily available for you.

  • The results

In brief,
improves circulation
enhances lymphatic drainage
removes of waste products including lactic acid
decreases recovery time
promotes relaxation.
A highly effective form of recovery at the cutting edge of science. Look to do one session (30 minutes) regularly to gain the benefits, and double sessions to enhance those benefits.

Therapeutic Massage – A gift of thanks, from ourselves to our bodies

  • What it is

At Be Well, we offer therapeutic massages provided by gifted masseuses.

Therapeutic massage is a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practice that addresses both physical and mental and emotional problems.

Physical challenges may include muscle pain, injury, and stiffness. Mental and emotional issues may include stress, anxiety, and depression and other panic disorder symptoms. The treatments our masseuses address both in every session.

Massage is a gift from ourselves to our bodies, to thank them for everything they do for us. Regular therapeutic massages form part of every comprehensive self-care and wellness routine.

  • How it works

Our private Massage Treatment room is equipped with an electric massage table, towels, robes, slippers, heaters, music and essential oils, to enable you and your masseuse to have the best possible experience.

For those who wish, hot showers await you in our lovely bathrooms.

  • The results

In brief, therapeutic massages:
enhances skin tone and skin health, through touch and high quality oils
Improves circulation, by removing toxins in the blood and encouraging blood flow
promotes joint flexibility, by relieving stored tension and encouraging flexibility
induces a calm mind, by switching us into the parasympathetic nervous system
improves breathing, both during and after treatment
reduces pain, by lowering cortisol (a hormone produced in response to stress) by an average of 31 percent and increasing serotonin (one of the body’s anti-pain mechanisms.)
An ancient form of recovery found in every culture. Look to have an 60-minute treatment every few weeks, and 90-minute treatments for deep work.

Sound Baths – a magical music experience

  • What it is

A Sound Bath is a deeply-immersive, full-body listening experience that intentionally uses sound to invite gentle yet powerful therapeutic and restorative processes to nurture you: mind, body and soul.

We are privileged to have The experience begins with each person lying down or seated in a comfortable position, often with a blanket and an eye mask. After a few minutes of guided focus on the breath, the remainder of the experience is filled with different sounds and frequencies being introduced in succession.

  • How it works

The sounds are created by a musician using a variety of overtone-emitting instruments including tuning forks, gongs, shruti box, Himalayan and crystal singing bowls, chimes, and voice.

We are privileged to have Dorothea Lucaci provide our Soundbaths. She has studied sound and music extensively with various teachers from different traditions in NYC and Melbourne over the past five years, and offers Sound, Music and Meditation events as well as Private Healing Sessions in which she weaves together Sound, Astrology, Reiki, Theta Healing and other Energy Healing modalities.

  • Results

In brief, Sound Baths:
reduce stress and anxiety
induces a state of deep calm and relaxation
improve blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory rate.
lower tension, fatigue, depression, and anger
improve brain health and mental clarity.
helps regulate and improve sleep
Sound Baths are for experiencing, not reading about! Look to attend them as often as you can!

Muse Mediation – Relax, Find Calm, Stay Focused

  • What it is

Muse is the first tool in the world that can give you accurate, real-time feedback on what’s happening in your brain while you meditate. It provides motivational challenges and rewards to encourage you to build a regular practice.

  • How it works

Muse is an EEG device which uses advanced signal processing to interpret your mental activity, and provides aural feedback. When your mind is calm and settled, you hear peaceful weather. Busy mind? As your focus drifts, you’ll hear stormy weather that cues you to bring your attention back to your breath.

  • Results

Muse helps make learning the art of meditation easier, opening you up to the extraordinary array of benefits that meditation provides.

Meditation increases and supports:

Positive emotions, emotion regulation, relaxation
Empathy and understanding for self and others
Ability to focus and attend
Cognitive flexibility and memory
Meditation decreases:
Anxiety and depression
Anger and hostility
Physical and emotional pain
Emotional reactivity and addictive behaviors
Negative effects of stress including insomnia.
Use of and need for pain medications.

Meditation is the magic, and is a fun tech-tool that leads you towards, and supports, your mediation practice. Look to use Muse Meditation during your compression or Hydroxy Airpod sessions, or just by itself.

Members may access two, four or six recovery equipment sessions per week, attend Sound Baths for free, and purchase massages at discount rates; see Memberships for detail.