I have offered therapies for over 10 years on a part-time basis as I work in the NHS 3 days per week. I am fully trained in Reflexology, reflexology lymphatic drainage, zone face lift, Indian Head Massage and Reiki Healing and truly believe that complementary therapies can do wanders for anyone with health or emotional concerns. I’m proud to say I have supported many clients over the years to feel healthier, happier and less stressed with these wonderful treatments. I now have the opportunity to work from Great Bentley Retreat which is so exciting! As a client of the retreat for over 10 years, I can honestly say there isn’t a better place to work. Their ethos, professionalism and personal service chimes with my own way of working and they are committed to offering tailor made therapies and a relaxing experience for each person who walks through their door. I do hope to meet you in the very near future. Best wishes to all, Julia
Michaela is our specialist nail technician and brow artist. As an alternative to waxing, Michaela offers threading and also offers hair removal (not intimate). Michaela has over 10 years experience in the nail and brow industry.
Michelle has worked at The Great Bentley Retreat for over 5 years and is our Senior Therapist. Michelle is able to preform most treatments and has a flair for nail art and massage Therapy. Her excellent reviews reflect her passion and expertise.
Antony is a qualified Personal Trainer and Sports Therapist, whose primary focus is strength and conditioning, which allows the individual to wake up certain muscle groups to support any problems. As well as offering a range of relaxation massage treatments such as aromatherapy massage, hot stone and warm bamboo massage to help soothe the body and mind. Antony's services are great for clients who are less mobile, have physical illnesses or are in need of physical rehabilitation. Antony can also help with training for marathons or running clubs for pre and post-event management.
Emma has over ten years of experience in the beauty industry and 14 years in retail management. Emma's main focus is the running of The Great Bentley Retreat as well as training new staff. Emma holds a Level 3 Award in Education and Training and now also works as an educator with Louella Belle; distributor and educators for Artistic Gel polish, IBX and Foot Logix. as well as training waxing techniques with Outback Organics wax range. Emma has a passion for skin and foot care and a keen interest in using natural ingredients and keeping the salon environmentally friendly. She is able to perform all beauty treatments however has had to retire from massage treatments.
Beaver House is located on the Plough Road Business Centre, opposite the Great Bentley Village Hall, to the left of the Bentley Fire Shop. A picture of the front of the building can be found in our venue photos to help locate us.
For when you're yearning for a moment of escapism, or longing for total relaxation, look no further than the Great Bentley Retreat.
At our retreat located in the tranquil village of Great Bentley, we aim to provide clients with a menu of treatments that benefit mind, body and soul. With three treatment rooms available we are able to provide group bookings ideal for a birthday or hen party.
The setting for these treatments combines a perfect harmony of cutting-edge treatments and salon techniques with a homely environment. We believe this unique setting allows for a more natural state of relaxation, allowing you to enjoy an enhanced experience. It is a place where you can talk, clear your head, laugh, or even just spend the time asleep; while the treatments give you time to think, or just to escape from the world outside.
We have two main treatment rooms and one large reception/ manicure room. Our main treatment room is ideal for couples treatments as we have two heated massage couches set up for you to both relax together. We also have an electric couch in each treatment room for our less mobile clients.
Our main focus is to ensure your comfort, allowing you to fully relax from the strains of day-to-day life. Once you leave, you will have benefited from an experience of total relaxation, beauty enhancement, or both. Whether you're longing to find your inner paradise, or just want to invigorate yourself with a pampering session, then look no further for all your holistic therapy or beauty needs.
The Great Bentley Retreat is the culmination of hard work, training and experience within the health and beauty industry. All these elements have been combined in our mission to create a special environment dedicated to your wellbeing.