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Providing luxury spa therapies with 5* attention to detail and a personal approach.

My Retreat

Providing luxury spa therapies with 5* attention to detail and a personal approach.

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  • February Unique Retreat: Roses are Red

    ONLY AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY. ROSES ARE RED

    Think of the treats you’d like this month of love: champagne, roses, diamonds, chocolate, gold, silk…
    Julia has created this Unique Retreat using these luxurious ingredients, along with a warm rose quartz massage to play a part in making you feel totally special.

    Be your own Valentine! Why these ingredients? Well, not just because we associate them with romance and celebration, but also because they have a role to play in our skin care and well being.

    • Rose Oil is one of most expensive essential oils and is particularly good for moisturising drier skin, as well as smelling good! • Champagne, in the form of grape extract, provides a gentle exfoliation and promotes skin regeneration. • Rose Quartz is in the Body Truffle you’ll be luxuriating in, and has light reflective properties that illuminate the skin, softening flaws and boosting radiance. The crystal is connected to the heart and emanates a soft, gentle feminine energy. By massaging with quartz stone we stimulate cell renewal, heal and re-energise the skin while promoting a feeling of wellbeing. • Gold actives in the gold mask and Truffle products protect against skin stress, fight free radicals and hydrate the skin while silk peptides help repair the skin. • Chocolate in the form of cocoa butter is an anti-oxidant that fights free radicals and softens and lubricates the skin. • Diamond powder helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots by both emitting and scattering blue/green light to emulate the light reflection patterns of younger skin.

    With aromas of rose throughout you will feel romanced from beginning to end of this luxurious facial. A double cleanse and polish using aromatic hot towels help deeply clean, tone and brighten your face. We then apply the gold Trufflesque mask, which includes an active Hydra-plump complex to preserve suppleness, elasticity and tone. While this magically transforms, you enjoy a crystal tranquility massage with rosehip and rose oils to hydrate and settle the skin, using warm rose quartz on the upper body.

    This continues into a facial massage that is deeply relaxing as well as toning and lifting, concentrating on the area around the eyes. Special attention is played to the décolleté throughout – and especially in the application of Exalt, a beautiful gel with a cashmere finish. The indulgence is completed with the application of Body and Skin Truffle to ensure you look and feel wonderful.

    You will also receive a ‘try me’ size of Body Truffle to use at home.

    * Please note – if you are pregnant please contact us before booking.

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  • Indian Head Massage Course: Non-professionals

    If you have any questions that haven't yet been answered, please call. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you for your appointment.

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  • Indian Head Massage Course: Professionals

    Learn an Indian head massage routine with theory in terms of history, benefits, and contra-indications. Practical demonstrations, practice time and assessment, which can be on the day or at a later time. Also includes My Retreat Technique: ways to make the therapy more luxurious and special for your clients. You will take away a manual and CD of music.
    Course accreditor: Face The World through The Beauty Guild.
    If you are not a professional therapist you may also take this course in order to treat friends and family, and will receive a certificate of attendance, which you could upgrade to professional level later if you decide to go down that path. We can advise you and support you in doing that. The fee is £175 for professional including assessment. £155 for non-professionals. Includes light lunch and refreshments. Payment in advance.

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  • March Unique Retreat: Vernal Equinox

    Harnessing the green abundance of organic botanicals and fresh aromas at the start of spring, Julia has created this Unique Retreat using herbal steam infusions in a refreshing facial and an energy releasing full body massage to ensure you are bursting with vitality.

    Ready for your Spring Awakening?

    Using an energising blend of essential oils including stimulating rosemary, refreshing garden mint and cleansing bay, this multi-therapy begins with a full body massage that helps sharpen your mind and brings renewed vigour and energy. These gorgeous aromas are blended in rosehip seed oil, truly an amazing product for anti-aging and skin rejuvenation, to ensure your body feels nourished after the winter. Your feet are then treated to extra special attention with the application of invigorating ‘Aaahhh!’, a cooling gel for legs and feet with fragrances of peppermint, lavender and sage so you will be ready to spring into action.

    Then botanicals borrowed from spring plants, herbs and flowers enhance the clean and fresh facial, which draws on a guest range of organic products from Neal’s Yard. The facial begins with a soothing cleanse using a delicate milk made from the flower of the borage herb, and is followed by a gentle natural tonic of witch hazel. Your skin is renewed by exfoliating with an antioxidant-rich milk thistle polish before a wild rosehip balm is applied, which is steam infused and left to deeply nourish your skin while you are enjoying an indulgent neck and shoulder massage. Finally a moisture cream enriched with jasmine flower is applied to nurture your skin and leave it positively blooming.

    We also give you a mini sized ‘Aaahhh!’ to take away with you to ensure you retain that spring in your step!

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Additional (Re)treats

  • Additional Retreat: Re-energising Foot Massage

    MUST BE BOOKED WITH ANOTHER TREATMENT. A cool and refreshing balm is a applied to soothe away aches and pains and reduce swelling before focussing on the reflexology points in the feet. A series of massage movements releases tension and restores eneregy balance before an invigorating rub concludes this therapy.

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  • Additional Retreat: Relaxing Neck & Shoulder Massage

    MUST BE BOOKED WITH ANOTHER TREATMENT. Enjoy a stress busting massage focusing on areas where we all hold tension. Take some deep breaths with our aromatic inhalation essence and relax as those knots are gently worked out.

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  • Additional Retreat: Resculpting Facial Massage

    MUST BE BOOKED WITH ANOTHER TREATMENT. This is a natural, non-invasive way of rejuvenating the face and neck area like a natural face-lift. This massage incorporates acupressure and facial reflexology to relax and tone the muscles of the face. It improves the complexion, prevents sagging and fine lines, minimizes the aging process whilst balancing mind, body and spirit.

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  • Additional Retreat: Restful Hand Ritual

    MUST BE BOOKED WITH ANOTHER TREATMENT. Hands or feet are treated to a smoothing sugar scrub, then smothered in a deeply moisturising balm before being wrapped in warm towels to allow the natural ingredients to nourish the hard-working skin of your extremities. The balm is then massaged in leaving you rested, and your hands or feet super soft.

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  • Additional Retreat: Revitalising Eye Remedy

    MUST BE BOOKED WITH ANOTHER TREATMENT. A real treat for the delicate eye area, after all, they are the windows of the soul. Includes a pressure-point massage to help reduce puffiness. Using special attention products designed to minimise fine lines and dark circles. Your eyes will have their sparkle back!

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  • Additional Retreat: Reviving Scalp Massage

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Massage Retreats

  • Aromatherapy Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage

    A back massage using essential oils specially selected to ease specific health concerns, such as hormonal imbalance, irregular sleep patterns or digestive issues. This is a truly bespoke treatment and you will receive a bottle of your personal blend to take home, ensuring the benefits continue between treatments.

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  • Aromatherapy Full Body Massage

    A full body massage using essential oils specially selected to ease specific health concerns, such as hormonal imbalance, irregular sleep patterns or digestive issues. This is a truly bespoke treatment and you will receive a bottle of your personal blend to take home, ensuring the benefits continue between treatments.

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  • Deluxe Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage

    A longer massage for when you want to really indulge yourself. It includes some extra pampering treats, and combines techniques from all three of our signature styles - so we can respond to exactly what your body needs!

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  • Hot Stone Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage

    Hot stone massage is a healing therapy with history reaching back to ancient Egyptians. It is a form of “thermotherapy”: heat relaxes your muscles in a short space of time, so there can be a deeper working of the tissues without the need for excessive pressure. The stones enhance the massage experience and also increase your sense of relaxation and calm.

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  • Hot Stone Full Body Massage

    Hot stone massage is a healing therapy with history reaching back to ancient Egyptians. It is a form of “thermotherapy”: heat relaxes your muscles in a short space of time, so there can be a deeper working of the tissues without the need for excessive pressure. The stones enhance the massage experience and also increase your sense of relaxation and calm.

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  • Hot Stone Top to Toe Massage

    Hot stone massage is a healing therapy with history reaching back to ancient Egyptians. It is a form of “thermotherapy”: heat relaxes your muscles in a short space of time, so there can be a deeper working of the tissues without the need for excessive pressure. The stones enhance the massage experience and also increase your sense of relaxation and calm.
    Top to Toe includes abdomen (if desired), feet & face.

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  • Indian Head Massage

    Indian head massage is a highly relaxing treatment that is performed sitting (or lying if combined with other therapies). Treatment can provide instant relief from tension and stress symptoms and also promote high levels of alertness and concentration. It relieves aches and pains, promotes a healthy scalp and hair, and helps induce a state of calm, peace and well-being.

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  • Lomi Lomi Back of Body Massage

    The back of the body Aloha to our fantastic new therapy – Lomi Lomi massage. A beautiful dance-like massage using kukui and coconut oils, it is also known as the ‘loving hands’ massage. This name helps to explain its principles - the massage works gently yet deeply into the muscles with continuous, flowing strokes, allowing you to relax and feel like you could float away on the Pacific Ocean!

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  • Lomi Lomi Top to Toe Massage

    Aloha to our fantastic new therapy – Lomi Lomi massage. A beautiful dance-like massage using kukui and coconut oils, it is also known as the ‘loving hands’ massage. This name helps to explain its principles - the massage works gently yet deeply into the muscles with continuous, flowing strokes, allowing you to relax and feel like you could float away on the Pacific Ocean!

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  • Pre & Post Natal Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage

    A real treat when your body is working its hardest. Specialised massage techniques relieve the common discomforts of pregnancy, breastfeeding and the post-birth period. Massage during pregnancy is believed to be beneficial to baby too and can be a great way to calm little kickers! Please allow extra time for consultation.

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  • Pre & Post Natal Full Body Massage

    A real treat when your body is working its hardest. Specialised massage techniques relieve the common discomforts of pregnancy, breastfeeding and the post-birth period. Massage during pregnancy is believed to be beneficial to baby too and can be a great way to calm little kickers! Please allow extra time for consultation.

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  • Recover Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage

    Feeling sluggish, depressed, unwell? This holistic massage stimulates the body’s recovery systems through lymphatic drainage and acupressure points. Energy and blockages may be released physically and emotionally.

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  • Recover Full Body Massage

    Feeling sluggish, depressed, unwell? This holistic massage stimulates the body’s recovery systems through lymphatic drainage and acupressure points. Energy and blockages may be released physically and emotionally.

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  • Recover Top to Toe Massage

    Includes abdomen (if desired), feet, face & scalp. Feeling sluggish, depressed, unwell? This holistic massage stimulates the body’s recovery systems through lymphatic drainage and acupressure points. Energy and blockages may be released physically and emotionally.

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  • Relax Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage

    Feeling stressed, tight, anxious? Using Swedish techniques this deep tissue massage is designed to relax muscles and eliminate knots and tension. This therapy can re-energise your mind and body.

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  • Relax Full Body Massage

    Feeling stressed, tight, anxious? Using Swedish techniques this deep tissue massage is designed to relax muscles and eliminate knots and tension. This therapy can re-energise your mind and body.

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  • Relax Top to Toe Massage

    Includes abdomen (if desired), feet, face & scalp. Feeling stressed, tight, anxious? Using Swedish techniques this deep tissue massage is designed to relax muscles and eliminate knots and tension. This therapy can re-energise your mind and body.

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  • Repose Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage

    Feeling tired, nervous, overwhelmed? An utterly relaxing massage which uses a combination of movements with hands and hot stones, and gentle rocking movements to lull you into a state of repose. This can also be performed with wooden ‘Dream Stones’ if you prefer it without the heat.

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  • Repose Full Body Massage

    Feeling tired, nervous, overwhelmed? An utterly relaxing massage which uses a combination of movements with hands and hot stones, and gentle rocking movements to lull you into a state of repose. This can also be performed with wooden ‘Dream Stones’ if you prefer it without the heat.

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  • Repose Top to Toe Massage

    Includes abdomen (if desired), feet, face & scalp. Feeling tired, nervous, overwhelmed? An utterly relaxing massage which uses a combination of movements with hands and hot stones, and gentle rocking movements to lull you into a state of repose. This can also be performed with wooden ‘Dream Stones’ if you prefer it without the heat.

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Packages

  • Retreat with Bump Package

    If you have any questions that haven't yet been answered, please call. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you for your appointment.

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Retreats for the Body

  • Beyond Your Wildest Dreams: Ultimate Body Therapy

    Have you ever wondered, “What is the ultimate body therapy experience”? It’s this – and it truly is more than you could have imagined. Find just a couple of hours in your busy life and promise it to yourself at My Retreat. In return you will be indulged in a personalized combination of any of the body rituals and a top to toe Recover massage including, feet, face and scalp. Decidedly decadent pampering. We promise you will float home on a pink, fluffy cloud!

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  • Reconditioning Ritual: Back Treatment and Wrap

    A clarifying facial for the back! Hot towels open the pores before a cleanser & sugar scrub are used to purify and resurface the skin. Then a detoxifying mud is applied which helps draw out any congestions – while you enjoy a foot or scalp massage, before finishing with lashings of hydrating moisturiser in a relaxing massage. Great for the teenagers and the guys!

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  • Recontouring Ritual: Full Body Treatment Wrap

    A firming and tightening full body detox ritual that is designed to target cellulite, fluid retention and uneven skin texture. Brushing stimulates the purifying process, then problem areas are treated to a friction massage with a refreshing grapefruit anti-cellulite gel. The contouring effects of the gel are enhanced during the wrap while you enjoy a rejuvenating face and scalp massage. A detoxifying massage, using lymphatic drainage techniques follows and finally you will be wrapped in a firming body moisturiser.

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  • Refining Ritual: Full Body Mud Wrap

    Say goodbye to excess water, impurities and dull pores – this treatment starts with body-brushing to encourage lymphatic flow. The body is then smoothed in a warm vitamin and mineral rich mud which helps nourish and detoxify the skin. Once cocooned in a cosy wrap, the relaxation process is then enhanced by a face and scalp massage. A lovely, warm shower is followed by the application of a light body balm. Glorious mud!

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  • Resurfacing Ritual: Full Body Scrub

    Experience an invigorating full body exfoliation that begins with light body brushing before the skin is polished with an aromatic sugar buff. Dead skin cells are sloughed away, circulation is improved and cell renewal promoted. Heated towels soothe the skin followed by a gorgeous body balm. You will feel beautifully nourished and exceptionally soft all over. Perfect treat for any time but a must before a break in the sun!

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Retreats for the Face

  • Easy Does It: Relaxing Facial

    Utterly relaxing aromatherapy facial, using a unique blend of ten essential oils to help ease away tension and stress. Also includes neck treatment. It can aid restful sleep and ensure you feel totally restored.

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  • Face Life Again: Facial Massage

    A full holistic facial massage. After a cleanse and tone, you will be treated to a soothing, calming massage focusing on pressure points to release tension, and using techniques designed to aid lymphatic drainage. Can aid sinusitis. Afterwards you will be ready to face the world again.

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  • Fresh-Skinned and Glowing: Polishing Facial

    A deep cleanse and polishing facial for skin that seems a little dull and lifeless. It includes a deeply effective scrub and clay mask to remove dead skin cells and promote circulation and cell renewal so that your skin will glow with vitality.

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  • Just for Today: Prescription Facial

    A bespoke, prescriptive facial to treat your skin as it is today. This begins with a professional skin diagnosis to advise and use products designed for your skin-type and includes prescriptive serum. It will rebalance you and your skin, leaving you with a radiant complexion.

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  • Keep It Simple: Sensitive Facial

    Simply beautiful facial using soothing products for sensitive skins, but suitable for all. Designed to de-sensitise and de-stress both skin and mind, this facial will reduce the effects of stress, sun or fatigue. Simply recline and enjoy.

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  • Separating the Men from the Boys: Men's Facial

    Specifically created for the skin conscious man, a facial that will refresh and revitalise. Includes a scrub to counteract folliculitis, desensitising products to soothe sensitivity and razor burn, and a neck and shoulder massage to ease aching muscles.

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  • The Fourth Dimension: Ultimate Facial

    The ultimate treat, a completely indulgent facial. Using the award winning, luxury range of Truffle products (which have ingredients such as black truffles, gold, silk, diamonds and champagne) this facial will rocket you and your skin into the fourth dimension! It will help to fight the ageing process and improve the skin’s elasticity and luminosity. Also includes full holistic facial massage and an anti-ageing eye treatment. Do you need a reason?

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Retreats for the Hands and Feet

  • Deluxe Foot Retreat

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  • Deluxe Hand Retreat

    Combine the pampering of our hand ritual with a luxury manicure and you have the ultimate treatment for the hands and fingernails. Enjoy all of the below plus a nail soak, shaping, cuticle tidying and your choice of painting or buffing. Well-groomed nails are the perfect finishing touch.

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  • East Meets West Foot Ritual

    Like our hand ritual – two cultures combine to give you a sensory journey – without your feet touching the floor! A refreshing and soothing balm is followed by a therapeutic, mineral-rich foot soak and a sugar exfoliation that will leave your feet silky smooth. A Thai foot and lower leg massage, and a hot foot wrap ensures you feel like you’re walking on air!

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  • East Meets West Hand Ritual

    Using Tibetan massage techniques and Mediterranean ingredients this is a supreme treat for your hands. The therapy begins with a cleansing ritual. An aromatic exfoliation and a signature massage will leave your hands and arms super soft. Hot towel wraps ensure deep moisturisation and the nails and cuticles are treated to a conditioning remedy. You’ll be clapping your hands!

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  • Thai Foot & Lower Leg Massage

    Originating about 2000 years ago Thai foot massage has elements of Shiatsu, Reflexology, Chinese massage and Yoga. All parts of the foot and lower legs are included and the massage involves hands-on stretching, massage, stimulating reflex points and following the Thai energy lines ‘sen’. It includes the use of a traditional Thai massage stick as well as using the palms, fingers, thumbs and knuckles to work the feet. The techniques of Thai Foot Massage are great for tired feet, improving circulation and lymph movement in the feet and lower legs, and improving flexibility.

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  • Tibetan Arm and Hand Massage

    ‘Ku Nye’ massage is an incredibly healing and relaxing treatment that draws on the ancient wisdom and philosophies of the Tibetan Ayurveda. It uses an holistic approach and balances energy flow as well as providing physical benefits. It is oriented toward pressure points that stimulate specific energies. The aim is to restore equilibrium and prevent ill health. The use of sound is also included to clear energy; achieved through the vibration of Buddhist singing bowls and tingsha chimes. Don’t underestimate the value of this therapy – it’s a real treat for those who have repetitive arm or hand stresses at work, but also for anyone with stress or anxiety; let the power of touch restore you.

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  • Traditional Reflexology

    This wonderfully relaxing reflexology treatment is individually tailored to you and your needs. Specific techniques are used in the therapeutic one hour treatment to relieve stress and tension, reduce anxiety and improve blood circulation. This bespoke treatment stimulates the body’s own natural healing process, as well as being incredibly relaxing it may also ease conditions such as digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, respiratory issues and more.

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Locations

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    52 Links Road, Cullercoats