Little Boutique Retreat

It may be small and bijoux, but my cosy little therapy room, tucked away in the eaves of Ash Cottage delivers wellbeing in abundance for those looking to retreat away for an hour or two and experience healing, soul soothing treatments.

During my treatments I teach my clients how to breathe deeply into the abdomen, this technique has been proven to quieten the mind, detox the cells and release tension throughout the whole of the body.   I also use sound healing through each session; sound waves are the medicine of the future, with oscillating vibrations running through each organ, tissue and cell.  The power of touch enhanced by using a beautiful edit of curated, holistic skincare, full of wild crafted essential oils, probiotics and crystals takes my bespoke facials and body therapy to a higher state of wellness…

It’s finally here! Summer Facial Oil – Time To Flourish…

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When the postman arrived this morning with a package under his arm, I felt a wave of excitement as I knew something very special was inside.. my latest delivery of de Mamiel Summer Facial Oil has landed!

Part of the set of Seasonal Facial Oils created by Annee de Mamiel, these beautifully crafted limited edition oils, are made four times a year to address the changing effect of the climate, the emotional aspects of transition and their impact on the body.  Full of carefully selected, precious, fragrant essences and skin plumping plant ingredients from the purest natural organic sources, the blends nourish skin, mind and soul to achieve balance and harmony.  The qualities of this oil are refreshing, uplifting and awakening and inline with the seasonal shift, I will incorporate using this oil within my bespoke face therapies from the Midsummer solstice and beyond..  It’s the blend of age-defying antioxidant-rich aromatic oils and flower essences that gives the complexion a rush of vitality and radiance. It warms skin and soul to keep you blossoming all summer long…

Please use the contact page for treatment availability, there is currently a 4 week waiting list for bookings.

 “Summer is a time for joy and celebration, it’s when we are at our most yang – the fire in our souls is ignited which gives us energy.  This up-lifting blend nourishes and protects our skin, balance our emotions and help sustain that sunny spirit so we can enjoy long days and restful holidays.” 
 Love Julie x

Self Care Sunday – A Day Retreat with Garuda Yoga, 1st July 2018

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Come join us for a day dedicated to you!

​I’m delighted to be working with Ayesha Ali, an amazing Oxfordshire-based yoga teacher and wellness expert.  We have the run of a beautiful house and garden for the day, just 15 minutes from Oxford station.

We will start the day with 2-hours of yoga in a garden filled with flowers overlooking the countryside, followed by a delicious smoothie and healthy snacks whilst we fire up a vegetarian BBQ.

After lunch we will have a tour of the garden and have the opportunity to pick a punnet of our own fruit to take home with us – the garden is full of berries.

In the afternoon we will enjoy a 90 minute restorative yoga class and meditation surrounded by the sound of nature. The perfect way to spend a Sunday in the glorious Oxfordshire countryside.

I’m delighted to be offering bespoke ‘taster’ 30 minute treatments between 12 and 2pm and from 4.30pm. Appointments are limited so book quick to secure your spot.

Treatment Menu:

  1. Mini Facial (inc head massage) using de Mamiel skincare £25

  2. Back, neck and scalp massage £35

  3. Reflexology £20

Schedule:

From 9.00am

Arrival at Court House in Toot Baldon

9.30am – Morning practice exploring movement, breath exercises, mantra and meditation

 11.30am – Smoothies, snacks and community

 12pm until 2:00pm – Treatments by Boutique Wellbeing

Walk in the gardens

 12.30pm – Lunch: a delicious Vegetarian BBQ

 2:00pm – Afternoon activity (more details to follow)

 3:00pm – Gentle afternoon movement practice with a closing meditation

4.30pm until 6:00pm- Treatments by Boutique Wellbeing

Investment: £60 (please note treatments are charged in addition to the cost of the Day Retreat)

To book the retreat please email Ayesha – thegarudayoga@gmail.com

To Book treatments please email Julie – hello@boutiquewellbeing.co.uk

Bookings for the day are non-refundable and the content of the retreat is subject to change depending on our lovely British weather. In the event of heavy rain we will seek to reschedule the event. All monies would be refunded should you not be able to attend the new date.

Brightening Cleanse & Exfoliate

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When I first used this product I was unsure about it, it seemed messier than one of my 4 year old’s mud kitchen sessions, and that’s saying something… But, I perservered, used less water, applied onto wet palms and spent time working the precious powder into a soft mousse-like paste.  Now after using it in my Wellbeing Face Treatment and seeing the results it brings, I’m a convert…

This is an ultimate skin fixer, a superfood powder for the face containing healing clays, plant and gem extracts to smooth and polish skin to reveal its natural radiance and glow. The wonderfully delicate rose aroma encourages deep breaths and relaxation.  I love the fact that it can be used to cleanse and doubles up as an exfoliant mask that can be left on for a little longer to boost effectiveness.

This week in my treatment retreat, I have had a ‘Facial Focus’ and all of my clients have left with a glow and radiance that this potent multi-tasker creates.

To book in and experience one of my bespoke facials, please do get in touch for treatment availability.

Best, Julie x

 

Holistic therapies in the Cotswolds

Therapies by Julie Brown

Face 

Express Face Treatment                      £25/30 min

Working with a beautiful collection of highly effective luxurious skincare packed full of antioxidants, probiotics and skin-loving properties of plants, herbs and flowers.  A perfect mini treatment ideal for those short of time, or as an additional therapy after a longer body treatment.

The Deep Sleep Face Treatment        £65/75 min

Incorporating de Mamiel’s renowned Sleep Series, a collection of high performance formulations to restore quality sleep, this slow paced face therapy is deeply soothing and sedative.  Includes facial acupressure point and lymphatic massage, soothing eye and scalp massage and breath work to quieten the mind.

The Wellbeing Face Treatment.         £50/60 min

A bespoke face therapy that addresses individual concerns, techniques range from steaming and extraction work to specific muscle lifting and toning techniques to firm facial contours.  This facial really is wellbeing for the skin and soul, using a curated edit of the most exclusive skincare brands to ensure optimum results.

Body

Deep Connection Body Massage        £55/60 min

Many of my clients say this is their ‘must have’ monthly reset.  A deep, thorough and highly remedial body therapy that works over areas of tension, stress and fatigue, and embraces a true connection both physically and energetically.  Using breath work, passive stretching and sound healing, this treatment is given from the heart and remains the number one ‘most booked’ therapy.

Aromatherapy Massage                       £65/75 min

Tailoring a bespoke blend of essential oils specific to individual needs, this slow, soothing, soporific massage engages all of the senses in one sublime treatment.  A longer therapy time ensures total relaxation and sleep often ensues before it’s completed!  Addressing a multitude of ailments, the powerful properties of clinical grade essential oils work to aid healing from within.

Hot Stone Therapy                                £70/90 min

A most indulgent therapy, I use smooth, flat, heated basalt stones to enhance the healing effects of massage on the whole body.  Hot stone therapy is a very holistic and sensory experience as the stones are positioned along your spine, in the palms of your hands, along the legs and between the toes.  Basalt stones have a rich iron content that retains heat and are formed from lava that flowed to the Earth’s surface millions of years ago.  Over time this lava has been shaped into stones made exceptionally smooth by water flow, as they are typically sourced from river beds.

Back, Face and Scalp Therapy            £75/90 min

A beautiful integration of a back, neck and shoulder massage, express face treatment and deep scalp massage completes this holistic ritual for total wellbeing.

Reflexology                                            £40/60 min

My favourite treatment to receive, reflexology is an extremely relaxing complementary therapy that focuses on treating the entire body through acupressure of the feet.  Reflexology triggers the parasympathetic nervous system, reducing anxiety, stopping the fight-or-flight response, and letting the body heal.  The aim of reflexology is to create homeostasis, which means that the organs in the body are all working together and functioning at their best.

Indian Head Massage                           £25/30 min

Working through the clothes, this therapy is given while you are seated and focuses on the upper back, shoulders, arms, neck and the facial pressure points.  The tradition of head massage is most commonly found in the barbershops of India, with head massage therapy having its own importance in Indian society and has been a family tradition in the continents of Asia for over many centuries.

Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage        £35/30 min

Working over the often ‘hyper tense’ musculature of the back, shoulders and neck, this shorter, intensive treatment includes deep tissue work, myofascial release and passive stretching to release stress, tension and alleviate knotted muscle pain.

Hands & Feet

Luxury Pedicure                                   £40/60 min

An indulgent treat for the feet that includes a hot bubble soak, mint and eucalyptus salt and oil scrub, pumice work for parched heels, nail filing and cuticle tidy, soothing foot mask, deep relaxing pressure point massage and application of colour or nail conditioner to finish.

Express Pedicure                                  £25/30 min

A mini foot beautifier for those short of time.  Foot soak and scrub, nail clipping, mini massage and application of colour or conditioner to finish.

Luxury Manicure                                  £35/60 min

An indulgent treat for the hands that includes a hand and nail soak, nail filing and cuticle conditioning, a nourishing skin mask, deep relaxing pressure point massage and application of Essie colour or conditioner to finish.

Express Manicure                                 £20/30 min

A mini hand treatment for those short of time.  Nail shape, cuticle work, mini massage, application of colour or nail conditioner to finish.