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2 London Street
Faringdon, England, SN7 7AA
United Kingdom

07940 542181

The Lotus Retreat is a beautiful holistic sanctuary in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside.



The Lotus Retreat provides a variety of massages bringing harmony and health to mind, body and spirit


Massage is a deeply relaxing treatment that brings harmony and health to mind, body and spirit. Massage allows you to enter a deeply restorative state, thereby refreshing the mind, cleansing and energising the body and releasing tension held on both an emotional and physical level. Depending on your unique needs, your therapist will use a combination of techniques from their skill-set including deep tissue, energy work, Ayurveda, acupressure and remedial massage.

The Lotus Retreat offers a variety of massage treatments, from holistic massage to sports, remedial, Bruess, La Stone, pregnancy, deep tissue and Ayurvedic massage. Please read through the details below to find the treatment and therapist that is right for you. Lymphatic drainage massage and Ayurvedic Marma massage are also available but listed on separate pages.

Your first session will start with a detailed consultation that will enable your therapist to adapt the massage to your individual needs whether that be to reduce back pain, to rebalance emotionally or to enhance fertility.



Carrie Rossiter (holistic, marma and lymphatic massage)

Carrie has 20 years experience in the field of massage and has trained in both London and India. Her massages are deeply restorative and highly therapeutic. Holistic massage uses a combination of Swedish massage, Tibetan Ocean massage, acupressure and energy work depending on your unique needs. Carrie works very intuitively to bring healing on a physical and emotional level.

For bookings please contact Carrie by email or by phone on 07940 542181.

Monika Becker BSYA (Cur Hyp) (Kin) (bruess massage)

Bruess massage is a powerful form of massage developed in Germany. This deeply detoxifies on both a physical and emotional level. Silk paper is used in combination with infused oils to draw out impurities. This treatment is 45 minutes long.

Born in Munich, Monika moved to England in 2002. Monika's German professional qualification is as a 'heilpraktikerin' - a highly respected form of natural 'holistic practitioner' whose training involved three years of medical study combined with in depth study in various alternative therapies.

As well as being a highly experienced masseur, Monika is qualified in acupuncture, Reiki, kinesiology and Dorn therapy - a gentle form of chiropractic.     

For bookings, please contact Monika by email or by phone on 07742 982757. 


Rachel Searle (deep tissue massage, remedial massage therapy, swedish relaxation massage and sports massage)

Rachel is new to Faringdon and excited to be offering treatments at the Lotus Retreat.

In 2014, Rachel completed her two year Diploma of Massage Therapy in Canada and has enjoyed working in a clinical environment, as well as luxurious spas and hotels in Europe and England.

Rachel incorporates Relaxation Massage with Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue work, Neuromuscular Technique, Trigger Point Therapy, as well as more subtle techniques, like Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation. Combining these different techniques makes for a relaxing, yet effective massage, in relieving tension throughout the body from everyday use, or pain from injuries.

Please visit her website for more details of the treatments she offers:

For bookings, please contact Rachel by email or by phone on 07928 583879.


Nicola Tew (holistic massage)

Nicola has lived in Faringdon since 2003. She began the journey of holistic practices back in 2013 when she completed her British wheel of Yoga foundation course, 'A journey through the chakras'. She then went on to train as a Relax Kids teacher - offering relaxation and mindfulness to help decrease stress and anxiety in children.

in 2018 Nicky qualified in Reiki, Reflexology and Holistic Massage. She enjoys using massage to reduce stress and anxiety and help those suffering form muscular tension.

For bookings, please contact

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Treatment price

45 minute breuss massage £40.00

1 hour holistic massage, deep tissue massage, remedial massage therapy, swedish relaxation massage and sports massage £50.00  

1.5 hours holistic massage £70.00