Quality Time for You at The Retreat, Southwold
Time for you… A good holiday is full of the feelgood factor, but for the ultimate in indulgence, how about making a bit of ‘me time’ while you’re here? Gill Bendall explains how some Southwold salon specialists can help…
Self-catering holidays are all about being as laid-back or busy as you want to be – but whichever you choose, it’s always nice to factor in a bit of quality time just for you. Our menu of holiday extras takes care of some of the essentials of your stay – how about booking a private chef for meals that impress? – but for a real taste of luxury, take a stroll along Southwold High Street to The Retreat, where you can experience the latest in massage, skincare and other blissful beauty therapies.
A family-run business that offers three treatment rooms plus a manicure and pedicure suite, The Retreat is set within The Salon, a hairdresser’s that’s been in existence for more than 20 years. Five therapists work at The Retreat and have, between them, 48 years of experience in the beauty industry. “We work together to offer the best in high-quality treatments to all our guests, and believe firmly in our strapline: ‘Relax, rejuvenate, retreat’,” says Manager Alex Tanner.
“When on holiday you want to unwind and completely relax, and at The Retreat, we offer a selection of treatments to make sure you leave Southwold relaxed and rejuvenated,” she says, “from an express manicure all the way to a full-on pamper package. Hot stone and Lava shell massage are the best ways to warm up as the winter hits, and Decléor facials will restore a thirsty, dry skin, although all treatments are tailor-made to suit a guest’s needs.”
Spray tans will give you a healthy glow whatever the weather, while lash extensions, waxing, hopi ear candling, reflexology and deep tissue massage are among the other treatments on offer.
Affirming that pampering is for men too, Alex says: “Many male clients are enjoying treatments more and more. Their most popular treatments are massages, facials, pedicures and manicures. And our new dual room has been proving very popular with couples, friends and families – it offers a unique experience.”
All treatments can be booked online and gift vouchers are available too. The Retreat is at 61 High Street, Southwold IP18 6DJ, Tel: 01502 724245.