The Retreat Massage & Day Spa

The Retreat Massage & Day Spa

The Retreat Massage & Day Spa
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8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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At The Retreat, Each Staff Member Is An Independent Contractor Working Toward The Same Goals... To Do What They Love And Love What They Do. To Offer Unsurpassed Quality Service To Give Adequate Attention Time To Each Client. To Go Beyond The Call Of Duty To Pamper Each Client. To Meet Client Very Specific Issues & Needs. To Keep Our Services Economically, Affordably & Modestly Priced. To Not Compromise On Any Service or Therapy Quality. To Maintain A Peacefully Quaint, Quiet And Serene Atmosphere. We Offer; Massage Therapy, Couples Massage, SweetHeart Couples Massage, Pre/Post Natal Massage, Infant Massage, Pediatric Massage & Geriatric Massage, Deep Tissue Body Work, CranioSacral Therapy, Myofascial Release Therapy, Reflexology, Serenity Hot Stone Massage, Foot Massage & Foot Scrub w/Hot Towels, Body Brushing w/Rehydrating Massage, European Facial, Anti-Aging Facial, Skin Resurfacing Facial, Teen/Adult Acne Facial, Chemical Peel, Complete Body Waxing, Lash Lift And Lash Tinting.
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  • Matt J
    1 contribution
    Amazing anniversary experience
    My wife and I decided to spend the weekend for our Anniversary in Palestine to ride the Texas State Railroad and were looking for a spa day to complete our weekend. On short notice (2 days), Chantal was able to pull together a couple's massage, pedicure and recommendation for dinner for services on Saturday. Not an easy task to accomplish on short notice, but she worked her magic and delighted us. The experience was absolutely amazing and the service they provided was second to none. My wife and I truly enjoyed our experience and would recommend anyone in the area to give them a call for an amazing experience.
    Dear 3 TXExplorers; Thank You For Coming To Our "Neck Of The Woods"! Anniversaries Are Indeed Very Special & Should Be Well Celebrated ♡♡♡ I'm Glad That "We" Miraculously...With The Help Of Jeremiah, Shannon & VIP Nail Spa...Pulled It All Together For Your Fabulous Weekend Anniversary Celebration😉. A Two Hour Blissful (Much "Kneaded") Couples Massages With A Hot Stone Accent For Your Backs, Followed By Cucumber Pedi For You & Lavender Pedi For Wifey🤗 We Appreciate Your Heartfelt & Personal Recommendation & Review...This Will Certainly Lead Other East Texas Travelers To Our Little Quaint Spa In Athens, Texas😀. It Was My Personal Pleasure To Have A Small Part In Coordinating Your "Spa Time'. If You Should Find Yourselves Back In East Texas...We'll Be Ready For You😍 As The French Would Say...Aurevoir Et A Bientot♡♡♡ Y'all Come Back Now🙄
    Written October 13, 2020
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    Written October 12, 2020
  • JoJo W
    Murchison, Texas1 contribution
    Great Massage & Relaxing Spa
    Chantal gave me a great deep tissue massage. I loved it so much that I plan to go back once a month. My best friend gave me a massage as a gift. Chantal has gift certificates for all occasions. I can tell you that you are the best reason to get a massage whether you live in the area or are traveling. The experience besides being so relaxing is also great for your health.
    Joann, Thanks For Making Time To Write This Terrific Review & Giving Us This Super Rating! It's Very Rewarding To Hear Of Your Good Experience At Our Little Spa In Athens. Regular Massage Therapy Is So Essential To Our Health, Wellbeing & Wellness. It Will Be A Delight To Have You On My Table On A Monthly Basis...Enjoying Massage! As Fall Is About To Set In...I'll Leave The Porch Light On For You♡♡♡
    Written August 31, 2021
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    Traveled solo
    Written April 18, 2021
  • marjorie
    Murchison, Texas1 contribution
    Highly Recommend
    Wonderful people and great massage. My husband purchased my daughter and I full body massages for one hour Christmas 2019...then Covid hit and we were unable to use this purchase. I called this June 2021 and Chantal honored our certificates!!! Not only did she honor our purchase , she also worked it out where my daughter, a friend and I could all get our massages at the same time!!! I know she had to work this out with multiple schedule changes and she did it. We were very appreciative. The massages were wonderful and relaxing. Each of our masseuses talked with us individually prior to our massage for any special requests or needs. I would highly recommend The Retreat Massage and Day Spa in Athens, TX.
    Dear LMark; Thank you for kindly reviewing & sharing about your Spa experience with us! Covid has been a "Real Experience" & "Complicated Challenge" to deal with for the "Small Businesses". We are so very grateful & so thankful to have our doors still open. Even now, as I respond to your awesome review, we are still working to get all expired Spa Gift Card Clients into our Spa for their Spa Services. Most of the delays in coming to Spa has been Covid related. Our Staff has worked tirelessly in making time to accommodate each & everyone...Including you Ladies. It was my personal pleasure to help coordinate your Spa services in such a way that it was a totally enjoyable experience for all. Our Spa is certainly Blessed "From Above"!!! We have a caring & extremely dedicated Staff, who go out of their way, to create a delightful "Spa Experience" for each individuals. Thank you for highly recommending our Spa...It's the highest level of service compliments to receive♡♡♡ Until your next Spa Escape...Be Well!
    Written March 21, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 29, 2021
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Sean
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
We were gifted massages for Christmas and set up our appointments. Wife works at the school and found out she was in direct COVID exposure, along with mom. Had to cancel last minute due to this and this company refuses to allow a rebooking and has voided the certificates! Now they are refusing to refund my mother, who is disabled and on a fixed income due to "fine print" about 24 hr cancelations! Profits over people, zero understanding as Henderson county is back in COVID danger zone. This is unacceptable and unprofessional by any standards of conducting business. I will be sure that this review is not the last step that is taken either, as this organization and its owners need to be held accountable in trying times to have a little more compassion and to not treat people this way.
Written January 13, 2022
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Dorie W
1 contribution
Oct 2021
Chantel was amazing. I walked in hurting all over. I have a very physical job and my muscles were tight. She took her time and went above my expectations of what a message would do for me. She worked out all the pain out. Would highly recommend her.
Written October 4, 2021
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Dear Doriew; Thanks for making time to share about your beneficial "Massage Experience". With 31 years of "Massage Experience" literally under my belt, it only takes a few seconds to notice the pain that people are actually living with. Such was your situation, I'm glad that you took positive steps to help resolve the pain issues you were living with. In receiving your Massage Treatment, I pray you noticed that it was more of a "Therapeutically Progressive" Relief. Starting "Slow & Easy" & Eventuality working up to "Deeper & Firmer". Achieving "Working all the pain out" is typically our "Primary Goal". Our "Secondary Goal" is to also make sure it was completely "Enjoyable" & "Stress Relieving". Thank you so very much for "Highly Recommending" "Our Little Spa" in Athens...Texas!!!
Written March 21, 2022
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Carly H
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Couples
My husband and I received a couples massage. It was by far one of the best massages I have ever had! Chantal and Jeremiah were so great. Highly recommend if you’re a local or just passing through! Such a relaxing place to be.
Written January 20, 2023
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Thanks For Your Great Rating & Review...We Appreciate It So Very Much! Jeremiah & I Were Both So Very Pleased To Provide You Both With A Chillaxing Couples Massage Therapy Session. I Hope It Was A Great Way To Wrap Up Your Visit To Athens...From North Dakota!!! It's Always So Cool To Find Out What Brings Out Of State Folks In To Our Community, "Coon Hunting Dog Competition" Was Certainly A First For Us To Hear About! Congratulations...To Your Hubby In Placing 2nd...WayToGo!!! Special Blessings As Well To You & Your Precious Growing "Little Family Addition"♡♡♡ It Was Pretty Awesome That Your Hubby Got His First Massage...Right Here In Athens, Texas & That He Thoroughly Enjoyed It Too!!! I'm Hoping The Competition Brings You Both Back Again To Texas...Soon! In The Meantime, Enjoy A Few More Couples Massage As Your Hubby Is Game For It! Aurevoir Et A Bientot...
Written January 22, 2023
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jrussel12
Athens, Texas, United States5 contributions
Oct 2014 • Solo
I've been a client of Chantal Wylie at her Retreat Massage & Day Spa for over 20 years. I've followed her from the beginning of her career in a small room to her beautiful full-service Retreat Massage & Day Spa. I have a standing monthly appointment and I wouldn't go anywhere else. She cares individually about each of her clients and listens to my emotional and physical needs. She also continues to go to training classes to learn new techniques to assure her clients are receiving the best treatment available. If you want a true retreat with a staff who services your spa needs in a professional, caring manner, in a pleasant environment, that soothes your mind while your therapist sooths your aches and pains, you want to be at the Retreat Massage & Day Spa. Reasonably priced, exceptional service, every time.
Written October 18, 2014
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Thank You for your years of patronage at our business! We have loved having you as one of our very regular clients. Thank You for expressing you love of massage and sharing it with others. I know we'll be seeing you soon.
Written January 20, 2015
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Mandy H
Athens, Texas, United States2 contributions
Oct 2015
I want to share my experience at The Retreat. I received a hour massage today from Rhonda Montgomery. Rhonda is very educated and knows what she is doing. Rhonda is also kind and professional and I highly recommend visiting The Retreat and asking for an appointment with Rhonda Montgomery. You cannot go wrong by doing this.
Written October 3, 2015
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Dear Mandi; It's always great to get a superb review on our Spa...but it's even better when the Spa Staff is excellently reviewed as well. You certainly are in good "hands" with Rhonda and you will be Back In Balance in no time with regular Massage Therapy Treatments. Thanks for making the time to review us and your therapist. Vous ètre Bienvenue anytime.
Written October 6, 2015
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Nursemom4
Waco, TX84 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
On our vacation I decided on Tuesday that my husband & I needed a massage. I found The Retreat on internet as one close to the area we were and reviews were good. I called and left a message and soon received a call from Chantal ( the owner). She was able to secure 2 therapist for us the next day. The place was located in a neat older home, easy to find and so worth our 40 min drive from our vacation condo! The therapist were so nice and it was a great massage! Chantal was very accommodating and her staff is awesome!! Highly recommend you check this out when in Athens area!
Written September 13, 2015
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Dear Nursemom Tina, Merci Beaucoup for your awesome review of OUR Little Spa in Athens and OUR Massage Therapy Staff. I am delighted that your couples massage experience was satisfying for both you and your husband. We appreciate YOU choosing US and driving the 40 miles to get here. You two are ALWAYS welcomed to OUR Spa and hopefully will see you again in the near future. Thank you for your business and the positive tripadvisor review. Aurevoir & a bientot!
Written September 20, 2015
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Ellis E
Cypress, TX1 contribution
Aug 2015 • Friends
We had a "girls' getaway weekend" in the Athens Area and had extremely relaxing and enjoying experiences at The Retreat Massage and Day Spa. Chantal went above & beyond to help organize everything to ensure all 4 of our group received our requested services and even recommended a lovely place to eat lunch, as well as things to do and see in the Athens area, etc. Chantal's other spa service providers were equally as good to our entire group and we felt as if we made some new friends along the way. Thanks again to Chantal & staff for your excellent customer service and for making us feel at home. We are already looking on our calendars to see when we can return!! Highly recommend to anyone looking to treat yourself to a relaxing experience in a very friendly environment.
Written August 31, 2015
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Dear Mrs. Ellis, thank you for your "Glowing" review about yours and your friends experience at our " Little Spa" in Athens! It was OUR pleasure to have the opportunity to serve you and your friends with our Spa services. Our Spa Staff is ALWAYS ready and look forward to your return. Laissez les Bontemp roullez! Merci Beaucoup!
Written September 10, 2015
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Leslie S
Athens, United States2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
Chantal and her staff are amazing. I see them monthly and every-time it is as good as the first time. Thank you Chantal.
Written July 12, 2021
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Dear Leslie, Thank you for patronage & regular spa visits for your wellness & wellbeing. It's always a pleasure to see you & to take care of your immediate "Kneads"! Until next time on my table...Stay well!
Written March 21, 2022
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Dana K
4 contributions
Dec 2019
I was visiting my mom from out of town and only had one day to book some treatments for us. I called around to several places but Chantal was the only one that responded and was willing to come in ON HER DAY OFF (when the spa was closed) to accommodate my travel schedule. I booked massages and facials for both my mom and i and they were amazing! Rhonda offered one of the best facials I have ever had. Both Chantal and Rhonda worked on their day off just to make sure our day was perfect! I know I will visit them again when I am in town. Thank you again to you both!!!
Written December 30, 2019
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Dana; It Was Our Pleasure & Delight To Make Both Your Acquaintances. After A Very Brief Conversation With Rhonda, We Both Agreed & Collaborated To Make This A Meaningful & Memorable Spa Time For Both You & Your Momma! Rhonda & I Are So Passionate About The People We Serve & The Work We Love To Do. It's Great To Know That You Were Both Pleased & Fully Satisfied With Your Spa Experience Of Massage & Facial Combination...Our Famed Surprise Package #2. When Back In Town...We Are Here For You Both! Aurevoir Et A Bientot!
Written January 3, 2020
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shannonpitaliana
3 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
My mother-in-law and I had massages here. She had a hot stone massage and I had a prenatal massage. They make sure you are comfortable and tailor the massage to your needs. The staff are so polite and professional. We both enjoyed our massages very much! I am definitely planning on going back!
Written June 11, 2019
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Shannon; Thank You So Much For Taking Time To Create This Rave Review! Glad That You & Your Mother In Law Enjoyed Your Spa Treatments And That You Both Were Fully Pleased And Satisfied With Our Professional Spa Staff As Well. We Look Forward With Great Anticipation To Prepare Your Next Spa Adventure And Your Next Great Spa Escape! Aurevoir & A Bientot!
Written June 15, 2019
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The Retreat Massage & Day Spa is open:
  • Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM