The Retreat Spa At Jarrold, Norwich’s best kept secret*

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of this fine city, you’ll find the Retreat Spa in Jarrold – which might just be the most relaxing place in Norwich. It is certainly a hidden gem and quite possibly my new favourite place, with Chapters Coffee Bar, coming a close second!

 There’s an impressive range of treatments at The Retreat Spa, including massages, facials, waxing,  tanning, OPI manicures and pedicures, along with men’s treatments and beauty packages. Whether you’re off to an event, heading away on holiday or just need to treat yourself, there’s something for you. I was kindly offered a Full Body Exfoliation, an OPI GelColour Manicure and an Express Pedicure.

Jarrold Norwich

I met the lovely Gemma at the reception and we headed downstairs for my treatment. The second I wandered down into the Retreat Spa I could feel a weight lifting off my shoulders. By the time I’d sat downstairs I had completely forgotten that I was in Jarrold and I was transported into a state of calm and relaxation.

The Retreat Spa At Jarrold

As a complete spa virgin and a bit of a beauty nerd, I had lots of questions and Gemma ran through everything with me, putting me at ease. I headed into one of the treatment rooms, for my full body exfoliation.

The whole treatment was incredible, the scrub was luxurious, gentle and relaxing, the lighting in the room was low and candles flickered, whilst soothing music was playing. I was on a completely different planet. After I had been exfoliated, I hopped into the shower to wash it all of, where I found some lovely Rituals products. I then hopped back onto the massage table, ready for Gemma to moisturise me with some nourishing almond oil. There are no words to describe how soft my skin feels – it’s like I’m softer than a babies bottom! What’s more all of the stresses of the day had been scrubbed away too.

The Retreat Spa At Jarrold

It was then time for my OPI Gelcolour manicure in the Nail Spa. I picked a gorgeous pale pink shade, from the Hello Kitty x OPI Range called ‘Let’s Be Friends.’ I nattered away with Gemma whilst she tidied up my nails and applied the OPI Gelcolour. The results were amazing! Let’s Be Friends really complimented my skin tone making my hands look tanned, but I couldn’t get over how good my nails looked – it’s like they didn’t belong to me. The whole process of getting gel nails was fascinating and I couldn’t wrap my head around how quickly they dried. Gemma assured me that this was a common thing!

The Nail Spa Jarrold Norwich

OPI x Hello Kitty Gelcolour in Let's Make Friends

Finally, we headed back down to The Retreat Spa Treatment Rooms for my express pedicure. I chose the OPI x Alice in Wonderland polish in the shade ‘Mad For Madness Sake’ – which has to be one of the best names! It is a stunning bright pink, that just screams summer. My express pedicure was wonderful, theres something about having your toes painted a bright colour that makes you feel pulled together and ready to take on the world!

The Retreat Spa Jarrold

OPI x Alice in Wonderland polish in mad for madness sake

And that was my amazing experience at The Retreat Spa in Jarrold over. In all honesty I could have quite happily moved in there!  If you’re off on holiday this summer I’d highly recommend their holiday prep package which comprises of the Full Body Exfoliation, 1/2 leg and bikini wax and an express manicure and pedicure. It’ll put you in the holiday mood – the first thing I felt like doing after my treatment was jumping on a plane to go somewhere exotic, but my back garden had to do!

One of many reasons that I love Jarrold, is their outstanding customer service. It is second to none and you can really tell that the staff love working there and they are passionate about what they do. Their thoughtfulness and ability to make you feel special is incredible. I would like to say a massive thank you to Jarrold for very kindly offering me these treatments and a big thank you to the wonderful ladies who work in The Retreat Spa, especially Gemma, for making me feel a million dollars.

So go on, treat yourself, or treat a loved one to a treatment the Retreat Spa in Jarrold – You won’t regret it! I’m certainly heading back there soon.



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