I LOVE the Retreat Rooms even more with every visit!
It’s now over three years since friends Jemma and Jane joined forces to kick-start their dream venture. The Retreat Rooms – handily located on Church Road – gets better with every passing year. The Retreat Rooms is just that – a complete retreat, far away from work and stress. Relax in sumptuous, yet warm, cosy and welcoming surroundings. Feel calm and breathe the divine and relaxing scent of the Espa oils and candles. The Retreat Rooms is an oasis of calm and tranquillity just for YOU.
The heavenly Espa products are aromatherapy based and so have specific wellbeing aims, including Soothing, Restorative, Fitness, Energising, Resistance and the calming Sleep Collection. Espa products are usually found in high-end hotel-based spas and prestigious city centre salons so the team at the Retreat Rooms are proud to be associated with them:
According to their website, “ESPA are guided by a holistic philosophy, caring for wellbeing, creating natural skincare products to deliver instant benefits and also work beneath the skin’s surface to protect the long-term health and beauty of the skin.
In addition, Espa work with skincare specialists such as dermatologists, biochemists and aromatherapists to continue to grow knowledge and understanding of skin health and to create the most innovative, natural and effective products and treatments.
Tri-Active™ formulations from Espa contain unique combinations of plant & marine actives and essential oils to create effective, natural products. ESPA deliver a sensory experience through the beautiful aromatherapy blends and the unique formulation textures…”
As friends for many years and with a shared passion for beauty and holistics, Jemma and Jane make a real dream team. Setting up the Retreat Rooms was a labour of love, punctuated with blood, sweat, tears – as well as 18-hour days. All worth it, when they opened the doors to the Retreat Rooms just four weeks after signing their lease.
Within the first year, the Retreat Rooms were busier than Jemma and Jane ever dared to dream. They soon realised more hands were needed to keep up with all the lovely new clients. This is where wonderful therapists Katie, Nour, and Olivia came in.
Jemma and Jane say: “We are so lucky to have such a great bunch of girls working within our team, they are all fabulous in their own ways and we treasure each one of them. Their hard work and dedication are truly appreciated, and we wouldn’t be where we are today without them.” They’re like family, and that glows throughout the Retreat Rooms.
The team at the Retreat Rooms share the same ethos, along with a true passion for beauty and holistics. They’re all genuinely friendly and caring, as well as being incredibly talented. Some salons can feel a little intimidating or unwelcoming but that’s never been the case at the Retreat Rooms, and never will be.
Although already a beautiful, relaxing sanctuary – yes, a retreat – the Retreat Rooms has recently been even further improved. A bit of a refresh and a polish to the outside, along with a new sign, that’s all that was needed. Inside, the team has grown further to meet demand. New therapists Megan, Tracey and Holly bring more appointment availability – especially good news at this time of year. Tracey is CACI trained, meaning there are now three CACI-trained therapists at the Retreat Rooms, making this popular and highly-effective treatment even more accessible.
Even with more expert therapists on board, it’s still advisable to book early. This is especially true in the run-up to Christmas – those December dates are filling up already. That said, the treatments at the Retreat Rooms are undoubtedly worth a wait! New, warming and restorative treatments are about to be introduced for the season – with treats for the gents as well as the ladies:
Comfort and Joy
This will run from November through to 29 December at just £55 for an hour of sheer bliss. This warming treatment is specifically designed to comfort the body and soul at this magical time of year. It includes an aromatherapy hot stone back, neck and shoulder massage. This is followed by a facial cleanse and pressure point massage using warm facial oil and mask of your choice. The treatment is perfectly finished off with a heavenly scalp massage. All-in-all, it’s the perfect antidote to a busy and often tiring time of year.
Refresh and Revive
Designed for the gents, this treatment will include a refreshing back exfoliation along with a back, leg, foot and scalp massage.
The annual Christmas Shopping Event is always one for the diary. It’s a wonderful opportunity to be enveloped in the Retreat Rooms experience. Don’t miss the tempting offers, incentives and Espa gift sets. I Love Cheadle Hulme can’t wait!
The Retreat Rooms will close on Saturday 22nd December. They’ll open again on the Friday and Saturday between Christmas and New Year – for those in need of a de-stress after a hectic few weeks. Jemma, Jane and the team look forward to pampering you soon…