Beth King Mini Blog….
Since starting at The Retreat a week ago I have been introduced to so many new products, such as.. Germaine De Cappuccini, Ruby Wing colour changing nail polish & Art Deco make up.
I really love the Art Deco products and have been using the Art Deco matte lipsticks. They make my lips feel and look so amazing, they’ve revitalized my lips and added so much moisture. If you’re interested in grabbing a matte lipstick for just £13.50 (21 shades) or any other Art Deco make up, just pop into The Retreat in Melford to find your perfect shade or even have a make over
My favorite colour is 188!
Ultimate Lash Lift
This course is designed for beginners and existing beauty therapists. You will learn how to lift and tint the lashes. Your Client’s eyes will appear thicker, longer and curlier. Treatment will last 6-8 weeks. Patch test required 48 hours prior to course day.
Ultimate Volume Lash Extensions
This course is designed for existing lash technicians who want to learn new skills, application and techniques, learning the new method, volume lash. You will be taught how to hand make each fan, and even be taught the ultimate fan. Learn how to apply 2D 3D 4D lashes.
Ultimate Brow Course
This course is designed for therapists that hold a recognised qualification in eyebrow shaping. Be one of the first to offer this treatment to your clients. 3D sculpturing of the brows. A textured tint that is great for clients with no hairs. The tint goes onto the skin. Also great for clients who want their brows more defined. It can last up to 3 weeks with good aftercare. The latest in beauty therapy.
+ £125 for Kit
Pamper Yourself and Your Special Someone with a Therapeutic Massage: Step out of the cold and into The Retreat at Long Melford this winter for a warm, relaxing massage that will not only pamper your hands and feet, but also revive and rejuvenate your body’s cold, stiff muscles and dry skin. Whether you choose to warm up your muscle tissue with a relaxing Swedish massage or a therapeutic hot stone massage, the expert massage therapists at The Retreat will wait on you hand and foot to give you a truly pampering and therapeutic massage experience.
Getting a massage this winter will also boost your immune system, keep your circulation flowing, prevent dry skin, and, by releasing serotonin and endorphins, which are hormones that relieve stress, will help keep those winter blues away!
In most cases massage is used to provide general relaxation and wellbeing or to address a specific complaint such as pain or problems with limited motion and so on. Some of the benefits of massage therapy include: physical relaxation, improved circulation, enhanced energy, increased flexibility and range of motion, relief of tight muscles (knots) and other assorted aches and pains, relief of nerve compression (sciatica, carpel tunnel etc) and some clinical styles of massage may help heal scar tissue as well as tendon, ligament and muscle damage. The relaxation response induced by massage therapy is also thought to lower the heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure, boost the immune system and reduce the effects of stress.
Below is a list of conditions for which massage therapy may be beneficial:
Anxiety and depression | Asthma and emphysema | Back, leg, and neck pain | Cancer | Carpal tunnel syndrome & repetitive strain injuries | Chronic fatigue syndrome | Dislocations | Fibromyalgia | Fractures and edema | Headaches | Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis | Insomnia | Kyphosis and scoliosis | Multiple sclerosis | Parkinson’s disease | Muscle tension and spasm | Palliative care | Post-surgical rehabilitation | Pregnancy & labour support | Sports injuries | Strains and sprains | Stress and stress-related conditions | Stroke | Tendinitis | Whiplash
Approximately 16 miles from Colchester, 14 miles from Bury St Edmunds and a stone’s throw from England’s finest mediaeval village of Lavenham sits one of Suffolk’s most attractive villages, Long Melford.
Long Melford, with its incredible two-and-a-half mile long high street (the longest in England) is populated by charming independent shops, antique centres, vibrant art galleries, restaurants, health & beauty salons and traditional Suffolk Inns. It also boasts two Tudor mansions, Kentwell Hall, a grand romantic Tudor mansion surrounded by a moat and wonderful gardens and occupied as a family home, and Melford Hall, a large Elizabethan house built of red brick and run by the National Trust. Both of theses wonderful properties are open to the public.
What better place could be found than to have your complementary treatments and therapies amidst the rolling countryside of Constable country in the lush stour valley. At The Retreat we promise that you’ll be served by the highest qualified therapists and receive the best customer service and treatments in a peaceful, clean and relaxing environment. We want The Retreat to be a place where you can relax, rejuvenate and reward yourself.
In celebration of World Reflexology Week on Thursday, 25 September, our in house Reflexologist Practitioner, Darrell Thompson is offering free Reflexology taster sessions and support strategies to promote a sense of deep relaxation and wellbeing for Retreat clients. The feet are a masterclass in engineering. Each foot has over 7,200 nerve endings, 26 bones, 107 liagments and 19 muscles which support, propel and balance the rest of the body. Nerve endings in the feet have extensive interconnection through the spinal cord and brain with all areas of the body. Darrell is a member of the Association of Reflexologists, CNHC and has 15 years experience.
Jenna is a natural clairvoyant and has been giving psychic readings for over thirty-years. She has had this ability since early childhood and now helps clients from as far a field as London, Birmingham, Ireland and the Continent. She has on occasions travelled to Covent Garden in London, giving readings to clients ranging from chefs, office workers and hairdressers to actors, film directors and other creatives.
Jenna likes to look at a person’s whole situation, focussing on what’s happened in the past, what’s happening presently, and how the future might unfold for them in the most positive way with the realisation of how their past and present situations can inform them.
Jenna Cottage, natural clairvoyant