WELCOME TO MY RETREAT
A place to relax, recover, repose…
LUXURY SPA THERAPIES
for mind, body and soul.
AWARD-WINNING 5 STAR RATED
Step inside My Retreat, an award-winning sanctuary from your busy life. Julia welcomes you into her home, where she has created an elegant haven of relaxation and calm.
We are situated in the coastal village of Cullercoats; just two minutes from Tynemouth Longsands, a beautiful stretch of the North East coastline between Tynemouth and Whitley Bay.
All the therapies are holistic, designed to rebalance your skin, body and mind. Indulge in the aromas, unwind with the music, let the colour therapy subtly soothe, and allow Julia and her experienced team to take away the stresses and strains of everyday life. Feel nurtured in comfortable surroundings and rest awhile in the beautiful therapy rooms.
Established in 2014 we have quickly gained an excellent reputation for 5-star attention to detail. You’ll receive a warm welcome to put you at ease and make you feel comfortable, pampered and very special. You will enjoy one-to-one attention from the minute you arrive until the moment you float out of the door.
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY
“Upon entering My Retreat you’re transported to another world, of peace and tranquility, rest and relaxation and above all sheer pampering! Julia welcomes you into her own home with such warmth and affection.”
Phyll Thorman, Wallsend
“The little special touches were everywhere and it felt as though genuine care and thought was put into it.”
Zoe Dudding, Leeds
“The attention to detail ensures your treatment from start to finish is perfect, a top class salon treatment.”
Gail Armstrong, Blyth
“Julia was fantastic; she put me at ease during the whole experience.”
Tom Robinson, Houghton-le-Spring
MY RETREAT STAFF
Owner, Creative Director & Therapist
Julia was previously a professional dancer, teacher, GCSE & A Level examiner and teacher trainer for 25 years. This was a profession she truly loved and has many happy memories, but she felt ready for a new challenge several years ago.
So she founded My Retreat in 2014 as a completely new venture, following her lifelong passion in spa therapy and luxury products. After becoming qualified in a range of therapies, she often found she wanted to find ways to make the therapies she had studied more exclusive and luxurious. It was certainly worth the effort, as My Retreat has built a reputation for it’s 5-star attention to detail and quality of treatment, and Julia was awarded the title of Practitioner of the Year 2017 by Face the World.
Lindsay qualified as a Holistic Therapist in 2002 and also trained in advanced aromatherapy. She has spent most of her career in health and social care, beginning as a complementary therapist working for a charity supporting people with substance addictions. She spent 6 years in this role before her career took her into management roles within the same field. At present she manages a team within a mental health service for the NHS. She is also a wife and mother to two lovely boys.
Her passion remains with her hands on therapy and we are lucky to have such a qualified practitioner, who brings a wide range of experience to My Retreat. Lindsay is our holistic specialist focussing on well-women’s therapies such as aromatherapy, reflexology and pre-natal massage.