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Dust off the flares and paisley shirts! Woodstock may have been 40 years ago, but you can relive the new age thinking with modern day health and spiritual healing. So take a deeeeep breath, light up the incense and feel good all over on one of our massage and spiritual healing holidays.
Are you stiffer than a starched white shirt? Reward your body and mind with a traditional Thai massage or Ayervedic Massage in Sydney. Loose and alive again, head to the Blue Mountains and levitate around the New Age Markets aka ‘The Hippy Shop’ to stock up on candles and crystals to take back to your own pad by the ocean at Rydges Cronulla Beach. With a body full of life again, wake up to ‘RISE’, the brand new breakfast dining concept offering a fresh and organic approach including fresh fruit juices and free range eggs and a tailor made “smoothie station” to choose your own yummy mixture.
Get a peek into your future at the Australian Psychic Expo in Cairns from 16-25 October. Apart from 12 of Australia’s top psychics, experts are conducting free workshops on topics such as Chakra Balancing and guardian angels. With your mind full of wisdom, get a photo with a difference at the AuraStar photography stall and see your true colours. Maybe they’re just as bright as a cocktail at the Rydges Esplanade Resort followed by a sensational dinner of ‘Fire and Ice’.
Slip into some sandals and drift along the stalls at Scarborough Fair markets near Perth. No need for slumming it in mud a la Woodstock though, there’s first class food and coffee to try after shopping for the perfect amulet, or seeing your fate in pictures in a Tarot card reading. The future is rosy at the Indian Ocean Hotel Perth, where you can lapse back into techno-geek world using the hotel’s video games.
See more stars than the red carpet at the Oscars! Not to mention far more interesting too. Melbourne’s Anthony the astrologer offers 45 and 90 minute readings to delve into your character and reveal future direction. The longer version also includes a copy of your birth chart and a 90-minute CD recording of your session—sure beats the magazine horoscopes. Shine on at the boutique Prince Hotel, renowned for its Aurora Spa Retreat signature Moora Moora (Good Spirit) treatment, complete with pre-treatment tea ceremony to calm you before a massage to stimulate acupressure points and energising scalp massage. Hommm indeed.