Our Story

Inspired to make a Difference

Salt Health Retreat is affiliated with Kangaroo Island Health Retreat and offers a complete detoxification program.

The Retreat is owned, operated and facilitated by Dayle McCarthy, a qualified Nutritionist; and Sue McCarthy, the owner and operator of Kangaroo Island Health Retreat. Sue McCarthy has been operating Health Retreats for 38 years teaching wellbeing to tens of thousands of people, helping them with digestive issues, weight loss and de-stressing while gaining renewed vitality and fitness.

Their knowledge of anatomy and nutrition is used to help people reach the very best for their body, with exceptional results achieved with weight loss, digestive problems, allergies, increased fitness, blood pressure and de-stressing.

Our Retreats

Offering a combined 50 years of experience

Dayle is the founder, owner and program facilitator of:
Salt Ocean Grove Health Retreat, 2008-present
Salt Urban Health Retreat – Melbourne (coming soon)

Sue has been the founder, owner and program facilitator of:
McCarthy Park Health Retreat, Gidgegannup Western Australia 1980- 2000
McCarthy’s Mountain Retreat, Mole Creek Tasmania 1992- 2000
Kangaroo Island Health Retreat, Emu Bay South Australia 2000-present

Our Philosophy

A sensible & practical approach

Here at Salt Health Retreat, our commitment to health and wellbeing is grounded in some basic principles. We proudly stand by our philosophy.

Wellbeing is holistic, therefore extensive knowledge of anatomy and nutrition is essential to notice changes in our own bodies. Stress, inflammation and toxins are principle causes of lifestyle diseases. Cleansing and detoxification treat the mind and body as a whole, helping to maintain wellbeing and good health. You alone are responsible for your own wellness. Prevention is the key to a healthy, active, happy and long life.

Knowledge, Practice and Mastery, these are the keys to achieving great wellbeing.


Thank you again and again! I feel better than I have in years. I am fitter, stronger and more relaxed. You managed to exceed my expectations! The weight loss is simply an added bonus. It was exactly what I needed.
I have just returned from my first retreat, I feel amazing. The program is perfect for busy people who fail to find the time in their schedules for themselves. The 5 day detox was a prefect grounding for me to really learn about my body and whats it is capable of if I focus on it. My simple advice, do yourself a favour, book it!
Thank you so much for guiding me in the right direction to change old habits! Your program is outstanding and I have been raving about the retreat to everyone since I arrived home! Thank you for teaching me what no one else has ever taught. You have truly turned my life around and I will be forever grateful! X
Seriously though, I was not in a good space physically when I got to the retreat, but I knew that I needed the support of Sue, and the time to reset my body and my habits again. I cannot believe the transformation from where I started – 4kgs and 46cms lost, and back in control of my body. I have some more work to do, but I am energised again to know that I am worth the work. Thanks Dayle and Sue!