Meet the Team


Emma has over ten years of experience in the beauty industry and 14 years in retail management.

Emma's main focus is the running of The Great Bentley Retreat as well as training new staff. Emma holds a Level 3 Award in Education and Training and now also works as an educator with Louella Belle; distributor and educators for Artistic Gel polish, IBX and Foot Logix. as well as training waxing techniques with Outback Organics wax range. 

Emma has a passion for skin and foot care and a keen interest in using natural ingredients and keeping the salon environmentally friendly. She is able to perform all beauty treatments however has had to retire from massage treatments, 


Michelle has worked at The Great Bentley Retreat for over 5 years and is our Senior Therapist.

Michelle is able to preform most treatments and has a flair for nail art and massage. Her excellent reviews reflect her passion and expertise. 


Antony is a qualified Personal Trainer and Sports Therapist, whose primary focus is strength and conditioning, which allows the individual to wake up certain muscle groups to support any problems. As well as offering a range of relaxation massage treatments such as aromatherapy massage, hot stone and warm bamboo massage to help soothe the body and mind.

Antony's services are great for clients who are less mobile, have physical illnesses or are in need of physical rehabilitation. 

Antony can also help with training for marathons or running clubs for pre and post-event management. 


Julia is fully trained in Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and Reiki Healing. "I truly believe that complementary therapies can do wonders for anyone with health or emotional concerns. I’m proud to say I have supported many clients over the years to feel healthier, happier and less stressed with these wonderful treatments".
"As a client of the Retreat for over 10 years, I can honestly say there isn’t a better place to work."
Julia is now available at Great Bentley Retreat for Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and Reiki Healing. "I do hope to meet you in the very near future".


Monica *****

I had a lovely facial with Michelle. It is clear the salon takes its responsibilities very seriously. They are totally covid compliant and feel very safe. Highly recommend.


20/12/2020Employee: Michelle S

Michelle *****

Really impressed with the efficiency of staff and the protocols they have in place in regards to Covid. Had a lovely treatment and came out feel happy & refreshed after a bit of me time!! Will definitely be going back & recommending to all my friends & family.


16/12/2020Employee: Emma S

 Anonymous *****

Julia is incredible! love having my treatments with her. She always gives detailed information about my treatment and although i don't understand it all and how it works i always feel better afterwards. with todays weird rules and regulations i always feel safe and the salon is spotless so i feel safe. Thank you. See you soon Show less


25/10/2020Employee: Julia H

Lesley *****

Was great to have my first massage since lockdown. Antony was great, very professional and eased me back into a deeper massage after five months without my weakly massage. Booked in for next week already. The whole team were really professional and well organised.Thanks again.

12/08/2020Employee: Antony D

Contact Us

Telephone: 01206 255 108

We are also available to contact via our Facebook page. Please leave us a message and a member of our team will try and reply to you as soon as possible.


The Great Bentley Retreat

5-7 Beaver House 

Plough Road Centre

Plough Road

Great Bentley 





Beaver House is located on the Plough Road Business Centre, opposite the Great Bentley Village Hall, to the left of the Bentley Fire Shop.

The Retreat is a short walk from the train station and has parking at the front and rear of the building. Disabled access via ramp and wide door access is available at the rear of the building. 

There are hourly trains that go directly to Great Bentley from Colchester Town, Clacton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze.