Amid majestic mountains, lofty trees and nestled on the Great Dividing Range, Highwood Health Retreat, includes 102 acres of beautiful gardens, lawns, forests, mountain streams and trails on an unsurpassed forest sanctuary for resting, relaxation and restoration.
Our health specialists will consult with you upon your arrival at Highwood Health Retreat and will tailor your program to suit your specific needs. They will coach you on how to live well, prevent or minimize risk of diabetes, obesity, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, depression etc. Our treatments include: steam sauna, massage, clay wraps, far-infrared therapy, supplements, lymphatic drainage, fever baths, aromatic oil therapy, herbal teas, juice fasting, a special diet, an exercise program, etc.
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“An Eye-opening Experience”
“Highwood Health Retreat was an eye-opening experience for me. I was feeling low and down. I felt tired and needed a break. I thought “juicing” meant snacks between meals, not a detox. But I really needed a detox. I feel so good now.
I appreciated the treatments very much. My arthritis in my knees is much better now. The staff taught me how to use poultices to get the toxins out of my joints. I learned many other things I can do at home to stay healthy. It was a very practical program. I learned a lot at the cooking classes. That’s the first thing I will introduce at home. And the food was so colorful and tasty. It is mouth-watering. At Highwood, I could disconnect from my normal life. I appreciated that. Highwood Health Retreat is down to earth, helpful, and you’ll make good friends.” Read More
“You won’t regret it!”
“A beautiful place to heal, relax and get close to nature. Amazing caring genuine staff. Amazing SUPER HEALTHY healing foods. If you get a chance you should go. You won’t regret it!” Read More
“Highwood changed my life!”
“I was in a really dark place when I arrived for my week at Highwood and I honestly didn’t think there was a way out for me. I felt as though I was going to be drowning in my negativity for the rest of my life! But after spending time in such beautiful surroundings, with amazingly caring people I started to see some light and hope.
I learnt so much at Highwood and the information I take with me every day from my time there is invaluable. When I went to Highwood I thought I needed mental healing but I left with so much more. I gained not only mental, but physical and spiritual as well. I didn’t want to leave by the end of my stay!
Thank you to everyone who made my stay what it was and for helping me to get my life back on track!” Read More
“Everything has Changed”
Bronwyn came to Highwood after a long and difficult family problem with Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD), chronic fatigue and adrenal burnout. “I lived on sugar and tea,” she said. “I was depressed, not motivated, fatigued, and I had no energy.”
Bronwyn’s son Daniel, who came to Highwood with her, was also dealing with physical problems and pain, partly from eating a junk food diet. He had difficulty walking without pain. Daniel had been to all manner of pedios and specialists, but still no progress. He couldn’t cope.
“It was hard the first few mornings,” Bronwyn said. “But Highwood has been life transforming. It’s like a dream come true!” Bronwyn and Daniel loved the food and treatments. Daniel is without pain and can walk easily like any boy should. Bronwyn now has hope. “My heart was touched,” she says, by the care of the staff for us. It gave her a new start. Read More
“It’s never going to work!”
Pauline came to Highwood to quit smoking. The detox program helped her get over her cravings quickly. “The first five days, I had cravings,” she said, “but not since then.” Pauline really enjoyed the personable staff. “The staff make this place very caring and accepting,” she said.
“It’s never going to work,” I thought to myself when I arrived at Highwood,” Pauline said. “But now I know it works. I hope I can get it to work for me at home in Adelaide.” Pauline’s assessment of Highwood: “They don’t know it, but they’ve got it right!” Read More
“This has been a Wholistic experience for me.”
“I wanted to lose weight,” said Carol, “but I got so much more than that.” Carol especially liked the group learning. The health lectures, the depression recovery videos, the plant-based meals, and therapies reminded Carol to reflect on all areas of her lifestyle and check how she was operating in each of them.
“The walks have been the best for me,” she said. “I lost four kilos in 10 days.” Carol has a new glow to her countenance. “Go to Highwood with an open mind,” she says. “Let your mind be ready to learn a lot!” Read More
Q: Where is Highwood Health Retreat?
A: Highwood is 20 minutes east of Healesville or 40 minutes east of Lilydale on the Maroondah Highway (Victoria, Australia). Drive through Healesville and the “Black Spur”. When you get out of the Black Spur look for our sign on the left of the Highway soon after the Black Spur Roadhouse and Accommodation Park on the right. If you arrive in Narbethong, or at the turnoff to Marysville, you have gone too far. The address is 291 Maroondah Hwy, Narbethong, VIC 3778