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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Spa Treatment for You

  • By phil-projector
  • December 18, 2023
  • Spa

At our magnificent country estate, The Retreat, our spa, offers harmonious treatments and tranquil experiences. Perfectly located within the heart of Northumberland, you’ll begin to relax and unwind on your way to us, while our extensive brochure allows you to browse which ritual is the right one for you.  

Here, with some help from our skilled therapists, we look at how you can select the right treatment during your Spa Day in Northumberland.

Facial Treatments

From the instant glow effect to radiating confidence in yourself, a facial treatment has many benefits, including balancing your skin tone and wrinkle reduction.

Our range of treatments include Natura Bissé’s Diamond Cocoon Face Therapy – which leaves you feeling revitalised, while countering the effects of stress and pollution – and Skin-Zen Rose Therapy from Germaine de Capuccini. While intensive in nature, this treatment leaves your skin soothed, hydrated and nourished.


Whether you are joining us for a spa day retreat or are looking to add extra relaxation to your stay, our selection of massages will leave you feeling new levels of tranquillity. 

From the luxurious warmth of the Mediterranean Candle Massage that sees warm oil poured over your body to help nourish the skin to our very own Matfen Hall Bespoke Detox and Pollution Defence Body Massage, each treatment we provide not only acknowledges the unique qualities of your mind, body and spirit. They celebrate them.

The Rituals  

For an experience that allows you to completely unwind, our Rituals provide the opportunity for you to loosen your muscles and calm your mind.

Our Radiance Boost In Dreamland gives you 90 minutes of unparalleled bliss. Beginning with an illuminating Citrus Essence Vitamin C Boost facial from Natura Bissé, you’ll then enjoy a Dreamy Leg Massage before an advanced facial restores damaged elastin. This restful Ritual continues with gentle leg exfoliation and the application of Baobab seed oil to nourish, repair and protect the skin, before a cooling leg gel is added to take you feel as though you’re walking on air.

Mini Marvels 

If you’re looking to try a little of many of our spa treatments, a Mini Marvel is the ideal way to hone in on a part of you that you need to relax. Baobab Tranquil Scalp Massages, Luxury Arm Scrubs and De-Stress Face Therapy all see our therapists place your well-being at the centre of your experience, as they will leave you feeling radiant and rejuvenated.

There truly is nothing like a Northumberland spa day to make you feel like a new person. And, with a range of serene treatments and rituals, The Retreat offers truly harmonious experiences. With a luxury pool and thermal suites to relax in or beside, as well as the option of Retreat Days, which can include an indulgent lunch or Afternoon Tea, our sanctuary of tranquillity really is the place for an unforgettable spa day. 

Browse our spa brochure here

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