Holistic Therapies with &Sister and Poundon House
If working in wellbeing has taught us one thing, its to take time for self-care. Holistic therapies and massages are deeply relaxing and healing, and having a treatment on retreat is even more special as you have time to truly soak up the feeling afterwards, either with a nap or sitting by the fire with a steaming cup of chai. Your sore, tired muscles and mind, soothed and feeling loved.
We have been curating the &Sister holistic therapies and self care offerings for years and we are so happy to share these beautiful therapies with you. We know how amazing you will feel after one of these beauties!
Our holistic therapists have more than healing hands, they have healing souls and are as dedicated and passionate about massages and self-care as we are. You are in for a TREAT!
All massages are £40 for 30 minutes and £60 for 60 minutes, with the exception of Hot Stones & Deep Tissue which is £70 for 60 minutes and Facials £45 for 30 minutes and £65 for 60 minutes.
We love to share the love! Remember, if you are a returning &Sister guest you receive a complimentary 30 minute back-massage or indian head massage.
ALICIA ROSCOE – Ayruvedic pressure point massage
Alicia has been a yoga teacher for five years and is trained in the the ancient practice of Ayruvedic marma massage and meridian points.
The marma point massage works with the psychic body and medirian lines / vital pressure points (which align with the seven chakras) in order to give deeply relaxing full body massage in order to relieve stress, emotional blockages and revitalise the entire body. The massage which uses healing herbal oils, begins on the back – working on the spinal muscles, the sequence then involves shoulders, hips, legs and stomach (optional), feet, arms and hands and then finishes on the face and head. There are a variety of techniques including simple massage, rolling as well as the activation of pressure points.
As Alicia is based at Poundon House, you can book a treatment with her even if you are not on retreat, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
TRISH DRANE – Think Holistic
Swedish massage – Back Massage or Full Body Massage (does not include stomach unless requested)
Hot Stone massage
Indian Head massage
Facials – Neals Yard Remedies Organic Facial
Luxury Facial (includes face, neck & shoulder massage)
JULIE BROWN – Boutique Well-being
Julie is a beauty, spa and wellness industry expert with over two decades of massage therapy experience. Her signature facials and unique massage techniques are given using a curated edit of luxurious organic skincare, selected for potency and efficacy, using wild-crafted herbs, flowers, crystals and probiotics.
Wellbeing face treatment
Lucy has been treating guests here at Poundon House for nearly 5 years and she is a truly incredible therapist. She is passionate about wellbeing, selfcare and health. Lucy uses Doterra Oils in her treatments.
Back and Shoulder massage
Indian Head massage
Facials – Neals Yard Remedies Organic Facial
MISCHA VARMUZA – Ayruveda treatment (only available on Mischa’s &Sister retreats) – 60 minutes only
The Ayurvedic Yoga Massage system is a unique method developed by Master Kusum Modak in Pune, India. It is a beautiful and masterful combination of deep tissue massage with assisted yoga stretches and alignment offering a complete and holistic therapy for the body and mind, both physically and energetically. Mischa combines the practice with Reiki and aura cleansing using ancient smudging techniques.
CHARLIE MORGAN – Yoga instructor + life-coach (only available on Charlie’s &Sister retreats) – 60 minutes only
One-to-One Yoga Class
Full Body Swedish Massage
Ayurvedic Lifting Facial Massage
Ayurvedic Foot Massage
Indian Head Massage
“I had a wonderful time at Poundon House for the New Year Retreat. I felt truly blessed to have this time…with these people in such a beautiful setting AND great teaching!”
“Reflecting back now on my weekend at Poundon House with the wonderful Saskia, I can honestly tell you I found this retreat to be totally transformative. There is scientific evidence to suggest that both yoga and meditation can change neural pathways in the brain and I have to say I can fully feel the effects. … Read more
“Natalie and Alicia have created a very personal environment which fits so perfectly with yoga and allows people to fully let go and get a really rich experience. “
“The attention to details at Poundon has been amazing, from goodie bags on arrival, wonderful food, and amazing yoga and meditation. “
“I’m coming away feeling relaxed, in tune with myself, enriched, nourished, and with a better awareness of myself, thank you!”
“I would give this retreat 10 out of 10. The location is beautiful and the retreat is supremely well organised. It is worth the money just for the vegetarian food that is served! It is quite simply some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. The yoga sessions are brilliantly structured and Mischa is an … Read more
Thank you so much for such a lovely retreat. All the small kind efforts, and additional touches, all of it together made for a really beautiful time 🙂 Im feeling super revived in my practice, and looking forward to taking that feeling with me.
Thank you for a wonderful retreat. Your hospitality was beautiful and I felt both very looked after and at home. The yoga was really lovely, the food was fantastic (I recreated those oven baked apples last night and they were yummy) and the scenery stunning.
I just wanted to tell you that the session last night was honestly one of the loveliest, most chilled and frankly MAGICAL yoga sessions I have ever had – and I’ve done yoga on an empty beach in northern Australia surrounded by rainforest. I’m also happier today and I don’t think that’s a coincidence.
LIVE ONLINE CLASS “Loved your FIRST LIVE CLASS on Wednesday – I do lots of yoga videos online which are professionally produced with excellent teachers, but they are missing a vital ingredient – connection – practising together (at the same time, if not in the same room) and sharing intentions in a safe community like &SISTER, particularly … Read more
LIVE ONLINE CLASS “I thought it was a lovely way of continuing the class and to keep in touch.”
LIVE ONLINE CLASS.“A brilliant yoga class with Alicia. Challenging, calming and a sense of community. Loved it.”
LIVE ONLINE CLASS. “This morning’s Zoom live class was great and I could see Alicia and follow her teaching clearly. I liked that I could glimpse other yogis and felt like I was ‘part of a class‘ not just doing a video alone at home…” “Thanks for all you are doing to keep us yogis … Read more