Meet the Therapists

Welcome to Urban Retreat, we have been delivering beauty and holistic therapies for over 25 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, hopi ear candling, reflexology, waxing, Bio sculpture and shellac manicure and pedicures.


Michelle Howard

”I want to help to give you tools to create your own path to feeling amazing”

I have been a holistic therapist for nearly 30 years. Creating bespoke therapies by using a combination of massage, reflexology, body & facial therapies with deep roots grounded in homeopathy,aromatherapy and Ayurveda. These beautiful therapies allow me to address the needs you may have, at the very moment you step into my treatment space.

It is my belief that holistic therapies and yoga work in complete symbiosis with one another.

I have had a passion for yoga for over 25 years and recently fulfilled my dream of becoming a certified yoga instructor. My own practice has helped me to grow stronger in mind and body both on and off the yoga mat.

I am so happy to now have a beautiful yoga space to share with you and help guide you in a practice which is completely yours.

Working 121 and integrating the exploration and self enquiry of yoga in both movement and breath.

I hope to help you become your own teacher, setting intentions and listening to what you truly need each time you practice yoga. Helping you to integrate your practice away from the mat and into your every day life.

The classes I offer will challenge strength, balance and improve flexibility. Giving you space to calm, to flow but also with fun and playfulness. There are so many benefits to taking up yoga. Of course physically you will feel stronger and more flexible. Yoga Supports and can help improve chronic injuries and pain. Helps to improve relaxation and stress release. Improved sleep patterns, a more efficient immune system. Yoga can help regulate hormone production, helps increase lung capacity, supports muscular system, lymphatic system and circulation!

My classes are for those of you who have never stepped onto a yoga mat before, as well as those of you who are developing your practice.

I have created a peaceful, safe and private space in a beautiful garden room which is the perfect space in which to deepen your yoga practice. I look forward to sharing some yoga with you soon.

‘ We are all individuals, so I make sure every therapy and yoga session is tailor made for you’.

Qualifications include..

200hr Hatha/vinyasa yoga instructor with The yoga alliance international.

50hr Yin yoga teacher training with hero yoga.

C.I.B.T.A.C

IIHHT

Diplomas in facial rejuvenation massage.

Diplomas in Soft tissue release and Muscle energy technique

Member of the association of reflexologists

Insured with ABT and Balens.


Sarah Grime

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