Your Guide To Hot Stone Massage

Your Guide To Hot Stone Massage

What is stone therapy? Stone therapy as we know it today has taken its influences from Native Americans. Indian philosophy brings balance to the mind and body which in turn aids the natural healing process. What type of stones are used? Basalt volcanic stones Benefits...
How To Get The Most From Your Candle

How To Get The Most From Your Candle

A quality can candle can be a real luxury, here’s how to get the most from your candle How do I prevent my candle from smoking? If the wick becomes too long, or an air current disturbs the flame’s teardrop shape or too much fragrance clogs the wick, a...

How To Cleanse, Tone & Moisturise Like The Experts

A daily skincare regime may come entirely naturally to you, but whether you’ve been doing it for years or whether you’ve just got started, there’s always something new to learn. I sat down with Emma B, senior therapist at The Retreat Linlithgow to...

Five Of The Best For Exfoliation

The change of season is the perfect time to remove old skin and invest in some moisturising products to replenish your skin. There are three different salt scrubs in the ESPA range; Relaxing, Invigorating and Detoxifying. All scrubs contain natural sea salts which...

Six Skin Tips for the Change of Season

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Summer has turned to Autumn and very soon it will be time to put the central heating back on. The change of season is a difficult time for your skin, so it’s especially important to make sure your skincare regime is in...

bareSkin Serum Foundation: It’s ‘Like Magic’

You won’t get most of our staff to move away from bareMinerals Original Foundation. Once you’ve felt the benefits of loose minerals you never really consider a liquid foundation. However we know that some women really like a fluid foundation and so do...

NEW: Three in One Cleansing Solution

ESPA have launched a three in one cleansing solution, ideal for those too busy to follow a traditional multi-step routine. Optimal Skin Pro Cleanser’s tri-phase creates naturally radiant, beautiful skin. Phase 1: Cleanse Moringa seed extract deepy cleanses your...

A Day In The Life Of A Junior Therapist

Every day as a junior therapist is very different, I am constantly learning while working at The Retreat. 10am – I arrive at the salon. The first job the therapists and I do is set up the salon for the day ahead; this includes switching on the salon equipment...

NEW ESPA Enzyme Facial

We always take on board our therapists thoughts and opinions, they are all experts in their field with many years of training and study between them. When they returned from ESPA training at Gleneagles waxing lyrical about a brand new facial, we were all ears. The...

How To Ask Good Questions

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got” These were the words of Henry Ford (of Ford motor company fame), they were first uttered in relation to business. Ford quickly realised that if he...