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The Mind Retreat is a small complementary care centre which provides individual support and workshops to support well-being.

We are committed to looking at helping you to nurture a healthy mind because mental and emotional well-being is essential to overall health. We adopt a holistic approach so in addition to conventional counselling a number of complementary therapies are offered.

Natural Lift Massage


The Natural Lift Massage incorporates a unique blend of highly effective techniques from both

Japanese Face Massage and Indian Face Massage, it is also known as Facial Rejuvenation or

Natural Facelift. It also incorporates complementary techniques from Acupressure and

Facial Reflexology.


The Natural Lift Massage, improves skin suppleness, reduces and releases muscle tension in face and jaw,

reduces expression lines and wrinkles, relieves stress symptoms such as insomnia, headaches and eyestrain. It tones and helps tighten the skin and underlying muscles, promotes circulation and aids the elimination of toxins.

The Natural Lift /Facial Rejuvenation Massage gives you a mini facial workout and also helps with relaxation and promotes self-healing and detoxification.


Reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflex areas on the feet (and hands) corresponding to all the

organs and glands of the body.  A reflexologist is able to identify reflexes that may be out of balance  and will work on these areas by applying gentle pressure to the feet with thumbs and fingers with the aim of returning the body's sytems back to their natural state of balance.


Reflexology can bring relief to a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions and is suitable for all ages, including children.


Reflexology treatment is pleasant and soothing, it relaxes and at the same time stimulates the body’s own natural healing processes.

-Reflexology -Focused pressure applied to the feet or hands to balance reflexes that correspond to all parts, glands and organs of the body. Relieves stress and promotes wellness.

-Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage- neck and shoulder massage to ease away tension, stress and aches and pains.

-Guided Visualisation- visualisation can improve your concentration and memory in addition to feeling calm and relaxed. Guided visualisation can help you relax and let go of immediate stress. 

-Individual and group tapping (EFT) to relieve feelings of anxiety or stress or reduce an addiction like smoking- EFT involves lightly tapping on acupressure points whilst using focussed affirmations to bring about dramatic personal change. Relieves stress and promotes wellness.

-Alexander Technique- a method which helps a person discover a new balance in the body by releasing unnecessary tension. 

-Yoga group - Hatha yoga uses gentle stretches, breathing, and relaxation techniques to bring balance and harmony to mind and body. Ultimately, yoga is a practice which teaches self-awareness, helping us to become more present and giving us skills to take off the mat into our daily lives.


Gîte Les Coquelicots is a large stone country house set in the calm Tarn countryside.  It is the perfect place to relax in the comfortable lounge, in the courtyard or by the pool in the large garden. Explore the retreat-


To book a therapy session email- or call Melissa on 07 68 17 41 44 















Melissa Martyn is a Health Practitioner- City and Guilds Certified, Registered Nurse/ITEC/Nutritional therapist/PTLSS/EFT Practitioner/Recreational Therapist

“My practice combines aspects of personal awareness in anxiety, diet and exercise, with the powerful energy-psychology technique of EFT. EFT involves lightly tapping on acupressure points whilst using focussed affirmations to bring about dramatic personal change.  Emotional Freedom Techniques can be applied to make any of life’s challenges easier. Doing restorative activities such as Facilitated Group Drumming, Deep breathing, Personal Awareness and EFT at our workshops puts the brake on your fight or flight response, so you will feel less rushed and stressed. 

Lucy Ackroyd is a qualified teacher of Hatha Yoga and the Alexander Technique with over 25 years of experience.  Both practices are based on mindfulness and are accessible by everybody no matter what their level of health or fitness.  They offer us ways of living life with less physical, mental and emotional stress; whilst experiencing more ease, energy and enjoyment.

Janet Whelan is a Reflexologist, Complementary Therapist and Reiki Master with over 10 years experience. She can provide a variety of therapies including her latest and very popular Natural Lift/Facial Rejuvenation Massage. She has a holistic approach to all of her work and can provide customised
treatments to suit the clients needs.

The MIND Retreat

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Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Shared Bathroom
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