At My Retreat we operate a two-week rolling timetable covering the hours 10-9 Monday to Saturday, so you should be able to get an appointment on a day and time that suits you. Otherwise Julia is available online for coaching and well-being at many other times.

Go to My Retreat Life for more information.

There is free, on-street parking available. Please be mindful not to block our neighbours’ drives.

My Retreat opened in July 2014. Julia has a range of qualifications in massage, facials and body therapies and is a member of The Guild of Holistic Therapists. She has a PGCE teaching certificate, meditation instructor’s qualification and a diploma in Life Coaching.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate those in wheelchairs or who can’t climb stairs.  My Retreat is a private home as well as a business and the therapy room is upstairs.

Back, Neck and Shoulders
A ‘traditional’ back massage – with all the My Retreat touches.

Upper Body
A deluxe back massage which includes arms, neck and shoulders and then turn over for more on neck and shoulders up into scalp.

Back of the Body
A massage down each side of the body (back, arm and leg), allowing more work on the glutes, followed by further work on the back, neck and shoulders.

Full Body
A traditional full body massage: back, neck and shoulders, arms, back and front of legs.

Top to Toe
The full body plus extra on feet and hands, abdomen (if desired) plus face, with cleanse and tone, and scalp massage.

Booking Appointments

Go online to our booking system at to see all our therapies. Or look at them on this website and book a specific therapy here.

If you prefer you can call 0191 2897330 or email

Please contact us directly to see if we can juggle things around to fit you in. Please be aware we are usually fairly booked up to a month in advance.

Please contact us directly to organise your appointment.

Due to the high demand for appointments your payment in advance secures your booking.  Please see our cancellation policy for information should you need to cancel.

Please give us as much notice as possible and check our cancellation policy regarding rebooking and refunds.

Yes, we have specific therapies designed for the guys. However, a referral is required from a current client for us to accept appointments from new male clients.  We hope you understand.

Yes, we have a blog that outlines in detail what you can expect.  You can read it here. Please be assured that you will be made to feel very safe, comfortable and we will explain everything as we go.