Essence Health & Wellbeing Pty Ltd is owned and operated by Margaret (Margie) McConvill, a highly qualified complementary therapy practitioner with a wide range of knowledge and experience. She is particularly well known and respected for her 14 years of ownership and management of the renowned Shizuka Ryokan japanese country spa & wellness retreat in Hepburn Springs, a winner of the prestigious Victorian Tourism Award for Health and Wellbeing Tourism. Whilst Margie still contracts her wellness services to Shizuka Ryokan and makes their spa product range, she now operates her own clinic in Hepburn Springs.

Margie, with her wide skill base, is able to personalise wellness services to her clients depending on their particular health and wellbeing requirements. Margie does not offer dual treatments but works one-on-one with clients to ensure a tranquil environment is maintained.

Our Services:

Spa and Wellness Services

Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Facial Reflexology, Australian Bush Flower Essences, Reproflexology, Pregnancy Pamper, Oncology Massage, Essence Facial, Back Treatment, 2-hour Top to Toe Treatment, Aromatic Kinesology, EFT, Matrix Reimprinting and Birth Reimprinting, Infant Massage Instruction

Workshops

Margaret teaches a number of reflexology and aromatherapy workshops at the Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre.

Other Services

Signature aromatherapy blends for shampoos, conditioners, body washes and body lotions. Also individually prescribed blends for personalised skincare.

Essence Health & Wellbeing is located in Hepburn Springs

What our clients say

Kate Cridland
Kate Cridland
2022-06-07
I saw Margie when I was 35 weeks pregnant and she made me feel amazing - super relaxing, knowledgeable and made me feel at ease. I can't wait to return to Daylesford and see her again!
Telissa Patterson
Telissa Patterson
2022-05-31
Essence Health and Wellbeing, specifically Margaret is honestly the best! She is thoughtful, considerate and focused on individual needs. She make sure to address any concerns in my physical and mental health. I would highly recommend you see her for massage, reflexology or native flower essences, you will not be disappointed!
Renee Sturtevant
Renee Sturtevant
2019-06-29
I booked in with Margie and she was fantastic! I had foot reflexology and can't recommend it highly enough. I have told others about it and can't wait for my girlfriends to book in for the same experience. Can't wait to come back, thanks!
Robyn O'Connell
Robyn O'Connell
2018-07-09
Do yourself a favour and book two hours with the lovely Margie, it will be the best investment that you have made in a long time! I can't recommend her highly enough, between knowing what oils to use and her amazing hands, the reflexology was out of this world! I'll make the four hour drive just to experience it again even if I'm not staying over!
alix downing
alix downing
2018-06-21
Margie is an incredible therapist: professional, compassionate and highly qualified. She is the only practitioner that has ever been able to get me out of my head enough to fall asleep on the table! The only problem is choosing whether to have massage or reflexology because they’re both so good!
Yvonne Sillett
Yvonne Sillett
2018-06-14
Margie is my foot angel 🤩 I have pain in my foot on a daily basis & I walk away from an hour treatment with Margie & the pain has disappeared. I love the treatment, the ambience & of course Margie!! It is the most amazing 1 hour of indulgence!! Highly recommended for either pain relief or just because!! 🤩
Peter McConvill
Peter McConvill
2018-06-14
Margaret is extremely caring, sensitive, knowledgeable and professional in the conduct of her complementary therapy practice. She previously owned and managed the Shizuka Ryokan Japanese country spa & wellness retreat, which has been recognised with the prestigious Victorian Tourism Award for Health and Wellbeing Tourism. She is absolutely passionate and dedicated in her vocation. I know because I am her very proud husband, who has experienced at first hand her utterly relaxing and therapeutic treatments. I have also seen her 'behind the scenes' striving the continually improve her knowledge, skills and services to the ultimate benefit of her very lucky clients. But don't take her husband's word for it, rather I advise that you simply "do yourself a favour"...
Jacqui Clarke
Jacqui Clarke
2018-06-13
Margie is an amazing therapist. Professional and caring, I am so glad I found her! I was in lots of pain in my knee and especially my feet from arthritis & overdoing activities. I made an appointment for a Reflexology session. After starting with a heavenly foot bath, which led onto a healing foot massage, I left her rooms feeling not only relaxed, but my pain was greatly relieved and my feet felt so good! I highly recommend Margie at Essence Health & Wellbeing and personally, I would not go anywhere else.
Linda Carroll
Linda Carroll
2018-06-13
I had the pleasure of experiencing a reflexology treatment with Margaret a short time back and it was an amazing experience. It was amazing in that, it felt like I had had a full body massage. (Reflexology mainly concentrates on the feet and pressure points). It was a totally, deeply relaxing experience and I'll be making another appointment very soon. Margaret is very professional, has a lovely studio and enjoys her work. Do yourself a favour and book in for a treatment. You'll come away feeling wonderful!