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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, pregnancy, deep tissue and sacral-abdominal (fertility) massage. Please read through the details below to find the treatment and therapist that is right for you. Lymphatic drainage massage, Tibetan and Ayurvedic 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 massage)

Carrie has 15 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. 


Isolde Stammers (holistic massage)

"For a number of years I have looked into alternative ways to address disorder or illness with alternative therapy such as Shiatsu, and Homeopathy. This led me to discover Reflexology, Reiki and Holistic Massage. I was impressed with these therapies and went on to study to become a practitioner. Now qualified, I wish to help others achieve a better understanding of health in a whole way, looking at the relationship between body and mind for that individual. I get a great deal of satisfaction from my practice of Reflexology, Reiki and Holistic Massage, and my clients’ positive results that can be sometimes life-changing.

Holistic massage uses a combination of Swedish massage, Tibetan Ocean massage, acupressure and energy work depending on your unique needs. I will start your treatment with a detailed consultation and use my intuition to offer the perfect treatment for you.

I was born and brought up in London, and gained a BA in Comparative Literature at The American University of Paris and University College London. I study painting and drawing, and write poetry. My artwork will be exhibited at Oxford Artweeks in May. I live with my husband and our two sons in Oxfordshire."

For bookings, please contact Isolde by email or by phone on 07767 345858.

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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, on Thursday evenings (with other availability throughout the week).

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.


Caroline Dearlove (Abdominal sacral massage)

Caroline has over 10 years experience in the field of Reflexology and Women's Health having trained in London and Cape Town. She has a special interest in helping women achieving health and balance. The hormonal system is delicate and can easily become irregular causing many problems for the individual. 

Caroline strongly believes that hormone balance is essential to woman's overall health and well-being.

Caroline offers a specialist form of abdominal massage that focuses on supporting the optimal health of the reproductive, digestive and urinary systems of the body. A combination of massage and reflexology is offered to gently bring the organs within the abdominal area into proper alignment, releasing pressure and strengthening the surrounding muscles and ligaments. For women, the massage increases circulation to the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes promoting hormonal balance and easing menstrual health challenges. It helps correct misalignment of the uterus, assists the body in eliminating old stagnant blood and gently breaks down adhesions and scar tissue. It has traditionally been used to support optimal fertility and is very beneficial in preparing the womb for pregnancy and in realigning the abdominal organs postpartum. 

For bookings, please contact Caroline by email, website or by 'phone on 07881 528352.

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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 was working in schools at the time and had seen a rapid decline in Children's mental health. In her pursuit of finding resources to support children, she came across Relax Kids. Relax Kids is a seven step programme which offers an unique system of children's relaxation mindfulness that helps decrease stress and anxiety, increases attention span and improves physical wellbeing.

Since doing the training, she has worked freelance in schools, offering six week programmes and wellbeing days. Nicky is now looking forward to offering sessions at the Lotus Retreat. 

Over the last three years, Nicky has also qualified in Reiki, Reflexology and Holistic Massage, and we welcome her to our team at the Lotus Retreat. 

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 £45.00     

1 hour abdominal sacral massage £50.00

1.5 hours holistic massage £65.00

1.5 hours abdominal sacral massage combined with reflexology / reiki £70.00