// About us


Founded by filmmaker come bathing enthusiast and a botanist come hotelier, Mary Minas and Freya Berwick.

As a Greek Cypriot, the importance of bringing people together was ingrained in Mary’s DNA. After taking a ‘bathhouse odyssey’ through Europe, North Africa and Japan she saw the benefits of traditional bathing for social connection and everyday wellness.


Growing up in the Daintree, Freya has always believed in the power of connection with place and the self. In a career spanning hospitality design, botanical science and research, she fell hard for Scandinavian design and sauna culture during a three-year stint in Norway.

Mary and Freya teamed up to create an Australian space that would draw on the ancient bathing, spa and wellness traditions they studied worldwide to nourish the modern being. The result is Sense of Self; a contemporary bathhouse and spa with beautiful design and world-class customer service at its core.

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