How does a luxurious, transformative retreat in the heart of Suffolk sound to you?Sounds pretty lush to me!
Melissa, from Niroshini, has recently expanded her business to include spiritual three-day retreats at stunning venues in Suffolk. The retreats focus on empowerment and wellbeing with bespoke treatments and time for the group to bond.
Each retreat will be exclusive to a group of 5-7 women and include holistic treatments such as crystal healing, Reiki and meditation. There will be plenty of activities to indulge your body, mind and soul. For example, there are two Qi Gong classes, three group healing sessions, live Indian music, a tree ceremony and the choice between an animal communication group or art workshop. Luxury accommodation is also included, as is a private chef that specialises in Ayurvedic meals.
A Niroshini Cosmetic Acupuncture Ritual, also known as a non-surgical facelift, is part of the treatment plan for guests – and this was the treatment that I went along to try out.
I arrived at Belle Grove in Halesworth and was blown away by the stunning Dragon House! I’ve never seen anything like it. Owners Nick and Jo ran trips and expeditions to Africa for 30 years before coming back to the family farm in Suffolk to renovate it into their home and holiday lets. The outbuildings were converted into unique self-catering cottages filled with treasures from the pair’s travels. And the house is a new build that looks like it has always meant to sit there.
Anyway, I could write a whole other blog post about Belle Grove but back to the task in hand!
Melissa greeted me and showed me into the space where the treatments would take place during the retreats. The spacious living area overlooking the tranquil garden is perfect for these wellbeing treatments – all you could hear were birds singing in the background.
Melissa went through her treatment plan for me. Originally, I was going to be having the acupuncture as a non-surgical facelift that would help with any fine lines, wrinkles and changes in skin tone, but due to me being FULL of cold, Melissa kindly changed her plan to focus on getting me back to full health.
We discussed my medical history and Melissa planned to target acupuncture points that would help with my sinuses, sore throat, cough, as well as acupuncture points to help my IBS.
Melissa started by cleansing my skin before starting to apply the needles. Now, admittedly I’m not great with needles, but for me 2019 is all about doing things that put me out of my comfort zone. The ones in my cheeks didn’t hurt at all and the ones around my eyes were ok too. The points in the top of the forehead, eyebrows and nose were a bit more painful (probably due to my sinus problems at the time) but only for a brief moment. Once the needles were in you could lie back and relax whilst Melissa massaged your arms and hands.
The needles were then removed, and skin cleansed again. Melissa began the second part of the treatment – a facial massage. This part of the session encouraged lymphatic drainage and included a massage of the neck, face, shoulders and top of the back. She moved my face from side to side, working on the neck and pressure points around my head, face and neck. This was an incredibly relaxing part of the treatment; I was totally blissed out and could have drifted off to sleep afterwards!
Once this was finished, I noticed how I could breathe out of my nose! When I came into the room I was really struggling with congestion from my cold, but by the time the treatment had finished I was able to breathe much more freely. Also, my skin was literally glowing! I had no bruises (sometimes you can get slight bruising from acupuncture), just a little redness and that’s it. Take a look at my before and after pictures – they say it all.
If this was how great I was feeling after one treatment, imagine how lovely a whole three-day retreat would be!
Disclaimer: Acupuncture treatments must be administered by a trained professional. Any such treatment should be discussed with a professional and any important medical history should be discussed before going ahead.
This was not a sponsored post. I was invited to Niroshini Retreats to write a review but did not receive payment for my blog post.
This is an account of what I experienced and I am not in any way responsible for what you experience at Niroshini, or with any other similar treatment.
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