About Us

The Haven is a Byron Bay icon, bringing relaxation and healing to the local community and our visiting guests for over 35 years. We pride ourselves on our excellent and effective alternative healing services, and our deeply therapeutic massages that dissolve your tension and leave you floating out the door.

Unlike other clinics, The Haven offers you total wellness solutions for the body, mind and spirit. Our friendly team of multi-talented therapists is highly skilled and together offers more than 15 modes of therapy including kinesiology, naturopathy, homeopathy, herbs, nutrition, energy healing and physio-spect instant internal body analysis and treatment.

At The Haven, everything you need is at your fingertips so you can regain and maintain great health and vitality.

Our healing philosophy is “a relaxed body heals itself”. That’s why we invite you to come and enjoy individualized attention, relaxation and healing at an affordable price, in an environment of peace, tranquillity and harmony.

We are also thrilled to offer Byron’s only VIP Well-Being™ Club. For one low monthly price, you access Massage, Infra-Red Saunas and Floatation Therapy. It has to be the most enjoyable way to pamper yourself and take good care of your health!

We look forward to pampering you, and helping you back to excellent health!

To discuss your health needs with us, or to book your appointment, please call us today on 02 6685 8304.


Catherine Varley

Born in Victoria and raised in Queensland, Catherine, the youngest of 7 children, saw much hardship in her early years. Then at the young age of 16, she suffered a traumatic car accident which resulted in a broken pelvis and injured knee and shoulder.

She was introduced to martial arts to help heal her body and went on to become a black belt in martial arts. This introduced her to the eating healthy whole foods, Buddhist concepts and spirituality. This was Catherine’s first experience into the body’s capacity to heal itself.

Catherine married and had 4 children, her third child was, unfortunately stillborn. Her family lived naturally and with the laws of permaculture to assist in bringing up healthy children. However, this proved to be not enough. When her children had serious health challenges, she was introduced to acupuncture to help them get well. The first instance was when her son contracted glandular fever aged 12. Acupuncture provided amazing results for his health. In many cases Western medicine could not help resolve problems with her children’s’ health, but acupuncture always helped them turn the corner back to health. A few years later, Catherine suffered a health crisis due to enormous marital stress.

A few years later, Catherine suffered a health crisis due to enormous marital stress, separation and divorce. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine was responsible for getting her health back on track, both physically and emotionally. It was at this point Catherine decided to go to college and dedicate herself to this wonderful and amazing ancient science so that she could, in turn assist others. She enrolled in her degree and several years later graduated with her Bachelor of Health Science degree in Acupuncture. Read more