Rest & Relaxation are (unfortunately) two things that don’t feature much in my life (booooo!!) Like all parents, I’m always trying to juggle a million things at once and I rarely take time out to switch off to the craziness of my mental life ☺.

Last week however was different – Yay!!! The lovely Carly from Little Retreat in Chalfont St Giles invited me along to the salon for an Aromatherapy Full Body Massage and a Luxury Pedicure. This was perfectly timed as a few days later I was going to be flying off to Marrakech to celebrate my 10-year wedding anniversary ☺

LittleRetreatLittle Retreat opened 4 years ago this July, offering 5* treatments in a relaxing luxurious environment. Carly who owns the salon has an impressive background. Having trained at Champneys College, Carly went on to be a Premier Therapist and Spa Day Manager at Champneys Tring performing treatments on a list of celebrity & high profile clients. Carly then went on to open and manage an ESPA 5* spa at Heathrow Terminal 5 for a couple of years before opening Little Retreat in Chalfont St Giles. The salon has recently launched Little Retreat at Home – offering a full range of treatments at home for a small call out charge (perfect for the likes of me who’s time poor or if you have a little ones and cant get down to the salon!

So back to the treatments ☺ The Aromatherapy Full Body Massage was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G The massage includes your back, front and back of your legs (including thighs), your feet, your arms, your chest and a head massage. I’d washed my hair that morning so I asked not to have the head massage and instead Carly suggested concentrating more on my back and shoulders. For a small person Carly is really strong ☺ The pressure was perfect – and this is clearly a treatment that she excels in. Carly expertly used her steel fingers & elbows to tease the stresses & strains of life from my muscles and at the end of the hour I felt totally relaxed and it provided the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern day life.

Next up was a luxury pedicure with the lovely Hannah (who incidentally had already been recommended to me by a mum at school for Fab Mani/Pedi’s). My nails were clipped, shaped, and filed to perfection, before being buffed to a shine and painted in a gorgeous peach colour.


As it’s a small team of 4 therapists there is definitely a lovely friendly vibe to the salon. I couldn’t believe how quickly the time went by ☹ I left feeling so relaxed physically, mentally, and emotionally ☺. I will definitely be going back to Little Retreat! The only question is how soon can I get another appointment!?

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The salon is open 6 days a week with a late night on a Thursday until 9pm.

Aromatherapy Full Body Massage £48 for 60 mins and Luxury Pedicure £32
Little Retreat, High Street, Chalfont St Giles, HP8 4QH.
Telephone: 01494 870 681