About Comma Byron
As our name implies, Comma stands for taking a moment to breathe, regenerate, find calm, and begin again. Our therapies are relatable, customised and intuitive.
We believe in the healing power of touch, in conscious minimalism, warm neutrals, pacifying low light, and baptism by oiled up limbs. But there’s more to Comma than a moment of day-spa-induced sopor.
Comma represents a lifestyle that’s enriched and balanced inside and outside our walls.. A place where you’ll have the sort of holistic massage experience that will make you wonder how you ever went on without it.
A place that is yours as much as it is ours.
Behind The Brand
What was the spark for Comma Byron Bay ? Where did the story begin?
I grew up in Yamba, a small coastal town about 90 minutes south of Byron. It was an amazing place to be raised. After uni, I relocated to Sydney and started a social media agency where I worked around the clock for five years. It was here that I realised I was most likely not the only one who who felt like a hamster on a wheel. I wanted to do something a little more meaningful, that made people feel good, and closer to home. Don’t get me wrong, social media is amazing, but I needed something tangible. Comma is a space created so people can take some time for themselves, even only for an hour, to switch off and genuinely feel rewired. I wanted to create a space that felt modern, personable and reflective of a lifestyle, not just a moment.
What inspires you creatively?
To create an experience/feeling that leaves people talking about it.
Most memorable place you’ve travelled?
I’m going to Italy in two weeks, is it premature to say there without having been yet? I did a trip to Fiji last year with my family and stayed out on the islands. It was honestly magical, we spent the days surfing, eating, exploring and being away from phones and the rest of the world. That’s my kind of holiday, checking out and tuning back in to yourself.
Your must-visit recommendations, locally in Byron for a weekend away?
- Ethel Brunswick Heads
- Topshop (especially good post Lighthouse walk/swim)
- Local Farmers Markets
- The Farm (do yourself a favour and eat the Portuguese Tart with zero regrets)
- St Agni
- We are Pampa
- Worn Store
- Hope and May
- Pop & Scott
- Lighthouse Walk is always a must
- A day trip out to Minyon Falls and even better, try to find Hell Hole Falls in the Mullum hinterland. It’s worth feeling little lost for a while
- Whites Beach
- Brunswick River on high tide, followed by a drink at the Brunswick pub. Very good combo!
On a typical weekend we’ll find you?
Up until about two weeks ago I hadn’t had a weekend off all year! Now, I’m relishing in it. Weekends mostly revolve around swimming, eating and catching up with friends. Always try to suck the marrow out of the mornings so the afternoons can be a little more relaxing…
A favorite quote?
Trust your gut and just have a swing. I’m not even sure that’s a quote, but rather words I live by. Oh, and let’s not forget “You have the same amount of hours in a day as Beyonce.”