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Open 7 days

Summer - 9.30 am - 6.00 pm
Winter - 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
Sundays by appointment

Mobile Service also available

about us

Since 1994, Quintessence has been offering a unique environment to re connect, unwind and enjoy the pleasures of Byron Bay from our central location, in a quiet, leafy courtyard garden, close to the beach in Byron Bay,

Quintessence is renowned for offering qualified practitioners whose passion for excellence has gained a reputation for exceptional quality. After a face lift and makeover in mid-2009, Quintessence has expanded to a total of four treatment rooms to provide the very best in professional and exceptional treatments, specialising in Aromatherapy, Massage, Spa Therapy and Eco-Beauty.

Our Products

Our treatments use the highest quality and effective products that nature provides. It is important to us that the products we use respect and support your natural rhythms as well as those of our natural environment. It goes without saying that we source and offer organic and biodynamic products where ever possible. Even our waxing treatments are based on natural oils, bees wax and tree resins.

Amongst the products we use and retail, are:

  • Dr Hauschka Skin and Body Care (Full Range)
  • Dr Hauschka Cosmetics
  • Dr Hauschka Hair Care
  • Weleda Bodycare
  • Weleda Mother and Baby (Full range)
  • Weleda Medicines
  • Sanctum Organic Body and Haircare

Packages, Group and Corporate Bookings

Group and corporate bookings are becoming very popular at Quintessence. Our four treatment rooms, spacious reception area and a courtyard garden can be transformed to your requirements. Together we can design and create the ultimate package or range of treatments to say thank you to your staff, pre-wedding pampering session or weekend escape.

Contact us for more details, including group, corporate and package discounts for your individualized package.

Environment and Community Commitment

Quintessence is committed to supporting you, local business, the environment, the planet and ethical practice. 

The following is a starting attempt towards a sustainable future and a reduction in our Carbon Footprint:

  • We use and recommend Biodynamic and Organic products
  • We use Carbon-neutral electricity
  • We offset the Carbon from our vehicles
  • We reuse our packaging materials
  • We use both sides of our paper before recycling
  • We refill our own ink cartridges
  • We recycle wherever possible
  • We use Biodynamic and Eco-friendly cleaning and laundry products
  • We use Eco-friendly cleaning fibres to limit product usage
  • We energise our water
  • We support environmental groups - ACF and Greenpeace
  • We support community fundraising
  • We continually educate and empower ourselves and others to work towards humanities future

Etiquette and Basics

Open daily, 9.30am to 5.30 pm 363 days a year. Please book your treatment in advance to avoid disappointment.

For the comfort of all clients and staff, we encourage a relaxing and tranquil environment. We kindly ask that you help us by ensuring all mobile phones are turned off before entering our salon spaces.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment to relax, unwind, enjoy a complimentary drink and allow time for a consultation. This will ensure you get the most from your experience. Unfortunately, a late arrival will shorten your treatment time.

If you need to cancel your appointment we kindly ask that you give us 24 hours notice, in lieu of this, a 50% cancellation fee will be charged. Missed appointments are charged the full treatment fee.

Health Fund Rebates

Health Fund Rebates are available for a number of our treatments. This will however depend on the Therapist, your Fund and the Treatment selected. If you wish to claim your treatment against your health fund, we recommend you check when booking to avoid disappoinment.

Double Room

We have a double treatment room available allowing you to share your quintessential experience with a special friend. As this room has limited availability, please request when booking.

Full Wheelchair Access

Ground floor room access and experienced helpful staff.