Benefits of Meditation

Benefits of Meditation

Wellness and beauty are not solely related to our body, but also – or especially – to what’s inside, our mind and soul. With this concept in mind, at The Retreat we’ve begun to focus equally on our inner wellbeing. Activities such...
Take A Moment To Reflect

Take A Moment To Reflect

This is a guest article from Erica, our  life coach. In this article she covers how you can begin to make the changes you want in your life, perfect for the beginning of a new year. Erica joins me at each of the salons to offer a LifeHeal package which includes both...
Could Your Anxiety Be Causing Your Skin Issues?

Could Your Anxiety Be Causing Your Skin Issues?

Could your anxiety be causing your skin issues? Experts have discovered that stress and anxiety is a major factor in a number of chronic skin conditions including acne, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, vitiligo, and alopecia. The discovery that the mind and skin are far...
What Is Mindfulness?

What Is Mindfulness?

The idea of mindfulness originates from Buddhist philosophies. Mindfulness focuses on self awareness; our thoughts, feelings and senses. Mindfulness has proven to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression and generally makes us feel happier and more connected to what...

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...
Why Mature Women Still Need a Gang

Why Mature Women Still Need a Gang

It’s true, I still own a hoodie (What? They’re comfy!) but my days of hanging around the streets with my girlfriends are long gone. However the importance of doing group activities with other females is as important now as it was then. Society is becoming...
We Become What We Think About

We Become What We Think About

Are you in control of your thoughts? Our thoughts affect our emotions which affects our actions. Life is a series of choices that are followed through in our actions, and everything begins with a single thought. If you’re not in control of your own thoughts,...
How To Tame Your Inner Critic

How To Tame Your Inner Critic

Are you a perfectionist? Are you always giving yourself a hard time for this or that? Many women suffer from perfectionism or negative self talk, you may recognise it as that nagging little voice that keeps telling you you can’t do things, or you’re not...

Lose Weight, Feel Great!

If losing a few pounds would make you feel better then it’s usually worth a little additional effort. If the thought of going to the gym makes you want to weep, don’t panic we’re here to help! We’ve asked Sgt Armstrong, an army physical training instructor with a...
Look Good, Feel Good

Look Good, Feel Good

At The Retreat we focus on looking good and feeling good. Here are five of our favourite ways to achieve both; 1. Enhance the good bits We all have good bits, and it’s our job to help you enhance them. If you have lovely eyes then try an LVL lash lift to draw...