A question for all Norwich residents and those who visit, do you know about Retreat Spa in Jarrold? I have to admit I didn’t know there was such tranquility in the centre of our city!

The Retreat is often referred to as the hidden gem of Norwich and I was lucky enough to be invited along by Jarrolds to take a look around and sample some of The Retreats relaxing treatments.


On arrival I was greeted by manager Gina and then introduced to Jourdann my therapist who lead me down the stairs for my express pedicure* 

This is where the spa really comes in to its own. You are sat under the busy streets of Norwich and it feels like you are on another planet – A very relaxing, tranquil, nothing can bother me here type of planet.

For my pedicure I chose from the new O.P.I range ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and the colour 

‘Having a big head day’ 

Jourdaan filed and treated my nails before tickling them with the O.P.I Fluffy! 

I then had chip skip applied, base coat and lashings of ‘Having a big head day’

The result, beautiful extra shiny nails and a sexy pair of disposable flip flops to skip around in whilst I was there letting my tootsies dry to perfection.

(something I am NEVER patient enough to do at home)

Back upstairs to the beauty hall and I am lead over to the O.P.I nail bar, where there is the most envious wall of nail polish. It honestly included every beautiful colour under the sun, how to choose…

My second treatment was an O.P.I gel nail manicure* 

Jourdann helped me make my mind up as I am so indecisive with simple things like nail polish and lunch choices! I finally settled on an off white shade ‘It’s in the clouds’ 

Jourdann was so pleasant to be with, chatty friendly and a pleasure to talk to whilst filling and painting away.

I am in love with the colour! I only wish I was off on holiday now to walk around in real flip flops and hold pretty cocktails with my new pretty nails.

Everyone in the beauty hall in Jarrold are really friendly and approachable, chatty and full of so much knowledge and enthusiasm. This said Jourdann then shifted into a sense of calm as she lead me back downstairs for my next treatment.

There are two treatment rooms and one spray tan room in The Retreat

I was lead into one of the rooms for a 30 minute aromatherapy back, neck and shoulder massage* It was by far THE most relaxing massage I have ever had. I’m not just saying that, I will be back regularly I’m sure!

The Retreat at Jarrold has a great selection of treatments ranging from various manicures & pedicures to massages, facials, waxing, spray tans and treatments for men.

They are all reasonably priced and even more so when you grab one of their loyalty cards. Purchase any 6 treatments and get your 7th treatment free (up to the value of £45!)

Here’s a list of what the spa has to offer – The Retreat at Jarrold

All of the therapists are lovely however Jourdann comes recommended by myself 100%

Thank you for inviting me to your spa Jarrold I can’t wait to visit you again real soon, I’m already booked in for some more gel nails pre holiday

Laura x


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