Meet the Therapists

Welcome to Urban Retreat, we have been delivering beauty and holistic therapies for over 20 years. Our aim is to provide a very high standard of professional treatments alongside a relaxing and caring environment. We offer a wide range of treatments and therapies including the award-winning ilapothecary facial and modern day remedies, massage therapies, reflexology, waxing, Bio sculpture and shellac manicure and pedicures.


Michelle Howard

I have been in the beauty and holistic therapy industry for over 25 years. Treatments include massage, reflexology and facials. With a special interest and focus on natural health for women and pre-conception and maternity reflexology. ‘ We are all individuals, so I make sure every treatment is tailor made for you’.

Qualifications include CIBTAC,IIHHT,DIP. Member of the Association of reflexologists. Fully insured by ABT.

Sarah Huke

I qualified in NVQ2&3 and CIDESCO at Gt Yarmouth college in 2010.

I have since gone on to specialise in bio sculpture, shellac and hot waxing. But my real focus is on creating the customer experience. Whether it be a massage, a pedicure or even waxing I aim to make every treatment as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

I have worked at Urban Retreat since 2012 and couldn’t ask for a better workplace and colleagues.

Emma Jayne

I have been a Massage therapist and reflexologist since 2001. My interest in Holistic Therapies transpired following a diagnosis of ME/CFS which I am pleased to say is now completely in control. It is my personal belief that I am able to lead a normal and healthy life as a result of various therapies including massage and reflexology. Both Michelle and Emma agree that regardless of your health, both massage and reflexology are beneficial for our general well-being. In modern society where time pressures and social expectations demand we constantly give to others, it is important to give time to yourself to relax and recuperate