"Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen." - Shakti Gawain
"Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out." - Jenn Proske
"To keep the body in good health is a duty. Otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear." - Buddha
Hello - my name is Mary Chamberlain; I am a fully insured therapist with 30 years of experience in the beauty and wellbeing industry. I pride myself on using only the finest quality exclusive products for my clients to ensure maximum benefits.
I feel honoured and privileged to see and help many people that walk through my door. After 30 years I am so lucky to be in a job that I absolutely love and am still very passionate about.
Currently and for the past 20 years I have ran my own beauty business. Prior to this, I have five years of spa management on 5-star cruise ships, lecturing internationally and land-based in London, working in established beauty and health clinics in Somerset and voluntary work at St.Margaret’s hospice offering holistic therapies.
I have a great passion for teaching, and offer training on a one to one basis for anyone who is interested in Beauty and Complimentary Medicine. These are credited courses, so please contact me if this interests you.
I am a full member of FHT, which is the Federation of Holistic Therapies. Being a member insures that I am up to date with the industry. This covers attending various workshops and events which helps me widen my knowledge in this fast-growing industry.
I would like to thank all my existing clients for their continued and loyal support and welcome new time clients.
I have a huge passion for understanding health status and biochemical imbalances of the human body, and have for 3 years studied at the College of Naturopathic medicine to become a nutritional practitioner.
Understanding the impact that food can have on a person’s health is vital, as good nutrition is fundamental to good health. It is therefore important to have optimum health, as this helps to reduce the risk of getting a large number of diseases.
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease” - Thomas Edison.
Elemis is the Award-winning skincare that I both retail and use throughout my therapies.
Elemis is a skin wellness brand with an aromatherapist’s soul, an artist’s spirit, and a scientist’s commitment to results. The dynamic ingredients can be trusted for its purity, integrity and efficiency. It is also not tested on animals.
Zoya is a chemical free nail polish, and OPI are the nail polishes used within a manicure and pedicure. Shellac is a patent pending UV3 technology that combines the ease of polish with the permanence of gel. Shellac is UV cured so ZERO drying time; it is hypoallergenic and free from formaldehyde, toluene and Dibutyl Phthalate. It is thin and flexible like a polish, and provides a natural nail protection for 14 days with high gloss shine.
Pro Glow Resurfacing precision peel
60 minutes £65.00
Clinically proven* to target the signs of ageing and uneven skin tone, this pioneering precision treatment uses layers of enzymes for powerful exfoliation and renewal. A new start for smoother, younger looking skin. *Independent Clinical Trials
ELEMIS Pro Glow Smooth
60 minutes £65.00
Tackle fine lines and wrinkles with the clinically proven* age-defying benefits of marine charged Padina Pavonica and Red Coral. Targeted massage encourages optimum cellular function for nourished, younger looking skin. *Independent Clinical Trials
ELEMIS Pro Glow Contour Lift and Contour
60 minutes £65
Powered by breakthrough technology, this facial helps restore the architecture of the face using the potent nutrients in plant actives found to help support the extra-cellular matrix. Creates a profoundly sculpted, youthful effect.
ELEMIS Skin Solutions
ELEMIS Pro Glow Brilliance
60 minutes £55.00
A nutritional boost rich in superfoods and essential minerals designed to pack stressed, dull skin with energising, detoxifying actives. Clinically proven* to leave skin plumper, radiant and lit up with good health. *Independent Clinical Trials.
ELEMIS Pro Glow Calming
60 minutes £55.00
Fragile skin needs special attention. A soothing massage technique helps reduce the appearance of redness and protect against daily stresses. Texture and moisture levels are dramatically restored. Skin is left supremely soothed, comfortable and calm.
ELEMIS Pro Glow
60 minutes £55.00
A revelation for oily, congested or hormonal skin. This mattifying facial helps combat oil and shine, while intuitive massage helps restore micro-circulation. A deeply detoxifying treatment for clear, bright skin.
Skin specific facial
50 minutes £50.00
A therapeutic facial that combines the power of true aromatherapy with Eastern massage techniques.
Elemis powerful aromatherapy oils combined with deep tissue massage techniques * please allow an extra 10 minutes for a consultation*
Choose your own combination
I believe in treating you as an individual so I will work on which areas you need help with the most.
Examples; Back, neck and shoulders. Back, neck shoulders, arms, face and scalp. Back, neck, shoulders, feet. Backs of legs, back, neck, shoulders, face and scalp.
30 minutes £32
40 minutes £36
60 minutes £48
70 minutes £55
90 minutes £63
Deeper than deep stones from £38 (see complimentary therapy for details)
Indian head massage £32 (see complimentary therapy for details)
Full leg £28.00
Full leg and bikini £32.00
Half leg £19
Half leg and bikini £23.50
Half leg, bikini and u-arms £34.00
Lip or Chin £10.00
Lip and chin £13.00
Hands and Feet:
File & polish using Zoya or OPI
Nails filed and soaked in a bowl, cuticles trimmed, hand and arm massage paint
Nails cut and filed, cuticles trimmed, soaked in pedicure spa bowl, massage, hard skin removal, foot massage, choice of Zoya or OPI varnish. £30.00
Shellac manicure (Includes a full Manicure)
Read more about Shellac by clicking onto 'about me'.
Nails filed, cuticles trimmed, application of shellac polish and hand massage £31.00
Shellac pedicure (Includes a full Pedicure)
Nails filed, cuticles trimmed, hard skin removal, application of shellac polish and foot massage £33.00
Complete removal of shellac (Includes a mini manicure or mini pedicure)
Removal of polish, nails filed, cuticle care, hand massage/foot massage, nails buffed £20.00
Eyelash tint £17.00
Eyebrow tint £10.00
Eyebrow shape £11.00
Eye package - eyelash tint, eyebrow tint, eyebrow shape £28
Deeper Than Deep Hot Stone Massage
30 minutes £38
60 minutes £60
Balinese stones bathed in the Frangipani Monoi Body Oil are worked deep into the muscles, getting into areas of tension. The result is sparkling vitality with the added bonus of intensely hydrated skin.
Warm Bamboo Massage
30 minutes £38
60 minutes £60
Warm hollow bamboo canes are used to roll and knead the tissues to help alleviate muscle tension, aches and pains
Hot stone and Warm Bamboo Massage Combo
30 minutes £38
60 minutes £60
A combination of hot stones and warm Bamboo massage
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
30 mins £32.00
40 mins £37.00
A therapeutic massage including areas of the neck, shoulders, scalp, and face. Helpful with stress, migraines, headaches, aches, pains, sinus congestion and sleeping problems.
First treatment includes 30 minute consultation £43.00
Continual treatments 45 mins/ 1 hour £38.00
A holistic healing treatment using specific pressure point techniques, which work on precise reflex areas on the feet to correspond with all body parts. Most clients should benefit from a course of 4-6 treatments- although this is not necessarily a requirement for all.
1 hour £46
Back massage with half hour Reiki £50
Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways allowing life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.
The benefit; balances body’s energy, supports the body’s natural ability to heal, increases awareness. Amplifies energy, works on casual level of disease, releases stress and promotes relaxation.
Anyone looking for an out of this world treatment with a therapist who is welcoming, professional, full of knowledge, with healing hands, then I can't recommend Mary enough. I have visited her for many years and have never been disappointed. Mary's passion for her work is evident and it is refreshing to visit someone who genuinely cares about you. Thank you Mary
I have been seeing Mary for a few years now, she is always full of fantastic advice and is passionate about the Elemis products (which are the best I've ever used). Her knowledge is exceptional and her treatments are incredible. I would whole heartedly recommend her
From treatment room to having the Elemis experience - I am transported into the world of calmness, relaxation with a lovely setting of candles and soft music. My Facial and body Massage are always amazing. Feeling relaxed, refreshed and reinvigorated. Skin feeling lovely and soft and lifted. I have had a pamper session nearly every month for the last 10 years and have never been disappointed. You always put me at ease from the start with a welcome greeting and your professionalism to the treatments, they are of such a high standard, you have set a high bench mark for other to achieve. Thank you Mary. Look forward to my next pamper session.
I have been seeing Mary for my beauty treatments for many years. I would just like to say that I would highly recommend her she is excellent at what she does makes you feel relaxed and is very knowledgeable and I also think of her as a friend as well as my therapist.
Mary is very professional, the treatment room is clean and tidy, warm and welcoming, with lovely soft music in the back ground, ready to send you off into dreamland when having treatment. I have been going to Mary for over 10 years, I look forward to my treatment every month, which is good value for money, I have a facial which is out of this world, Mary always complements this with a lovely neck, head and shoulder massage.The Elemis creams leave my skin soft and fresh and feeling nice and clean. I have had other treatment over the years from Mary, the warm stone massage is very relaxing but should come with a warning not to drive after. I have entrusted my husband face to her and she gave me back a different man, his skin looked so clean and younger looking, he now allows Mary to keep his eyebrows trim and he has retuned for facials. Mary is a lovely warm friendly person, I class her as a friend, anything you discuss is confidential, what is said in the treatment room stays in the treatment room. Thank you Mary for helping me to look younger, and being there for me in difficult times, helping me to relax.
What I have experienced coming to Mary is above excellence. Mary tailors my treatment to my exact needs. Not only do I benefit during the treatment, but I have weeks of great skin and well-being from my treatments. I wish I had found you years ago!
It is pleasure visiting Mary in her spotless and welcoming home. Just seeing her, being pampered and forced to relax is a tonic!
Welcoming, knowledgeable and a unique ability to assess and know what every client needs. Professional, warm and idyllic setting. I always look forward to my next treatment
Don’t just think a back massage is just for ladies. My wife gave me a voucher for Christmas one year as I was really struggling with my back. It took me nearly a year to pluck up the courage to visit Mary. She put me at ease immediately, she is so professional and skilful. I left a relaxed and slightly taller converted man. I have been going once a month for nearly 4 years... Brilliant 5 stars
A treatment nirvana. I have found the Reflexology treatment so beneficial, with a calm, welcoming ambiance. Mary is an experienced therapist and works wonders. Giving insightful understanding and a great ongoing holistic treatment, which I really look forward too. Highly recommend the Elemis Superfood Facial, which feels like a luxury but is definitely a must. It is healthy to be kind to yourself and enjoy the benefits of a lovely glowing skin. As I am middle aged I definitely feel the need to look after myself and this facial is a great up-lifter on all levels. I have really noticed the difference with my skin, and enjoy all the lovely Elemis products Mary uses
I highly recommend the treatments offered by Mary, they are incredibly therapeutic. I always relish my visits to her beautiful treatment room, it is such a tranquil place. An oasis of clam and perfect relaxation. Mary is such a talent and knowledgable therapist, who gives herself as well as her skills. I am so glad I found her.
I have been coming to Mary for several years, and I would highly recommend her treatments to anyone! I have tried a few different treatments and each have been amazing. The massages have especially been great for easing tension in my back and shoulders. Mary offers a really personal service, she is very professional, always so friendly and welcoming. I really look forward to my appointments and I wouldn't go anywhere else!
A visit to Mary is always a joy- her friendly professionalism puts me at ease straight away. I am looking forward to working my way through all of her treatments!
Mary is always very warm and welcoming. Her salon is very well organised and her treatments are excellent. She has also helped friends of mine with treatments and therapies. I cannot praise her highly enough!
I step into Mary’s treatment room looking and feeling terrible and come out looking and feeling revived ! Mary really knows what she is doing, I really trust her. Mary only uses the best quality products- I am an Elemis converted now! She really thinks about the individual needs in terms of skincare and wellbeing. I am really missing Mary throughout COVID lockdown, she is going to need an awful lot of wax when she reopens!
Mary is a very gentle, talented and skilled therapist. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Her reflexology skills are incredible, she often picks up on issues before I even notice them and her treatment helps to minimise any problems. Recently I had a bad fall and bruised my ribs. Due to lockdown I was unable to see Mary for a few weeks, but when I did, one reflexology treatment reduced the pain in my ribs by 80%! I have also had beauty therapy treatments by Mary. Her attention to detail is excellent and her advice is always geared to what is best for the client. Her facials are amazing, relaxing and effective while her massages are wonderful, achieving total relaxation as well as easing muscle pain.
In order to ensure your visit is as safe as possible, please find some guidelines that are compliant with COVID-19 regulations within my establishment.
1) There will be a Sanitising Station as you walk into the hall. This will have a hand sanitiser, sanitising spray, antibacterial wipes, gloves and masks. Please note these masks are for you to use. I would kindly appreciate and require that you use the one I am offering and not your own. These masks are 3 ply and have been approved.
2) The bathroom will have anti bacterial wash, hand sanitiser, and disposable towels with a foot pedal bin.
3) Anyone having a pedicure will have their own labelled bag. This bag will stay with me and contain your own nail file, orange stick etc.
4) ANYTHING which may have come in to contact with hands etc will be cleaned with sterilising spray/wipes after each client. i.e. door bell, toilet, sink, couch, chair, personal belonging container, door handles etc.
5) Anyone arriving on a bike, I will make sure that you have access to my garage (This is a different garage to the one attached to the house). The door handle will be cleaned after each use.
6) I will allocate 15 minutes after each of you to clean everything down. As much I love people arriving early, unfortunately I will not be ready for you until your appointment time.
7) Taking temperature: as reading of thermometers can be variable I will not be investing in an infra red thermometer unless stated that I must. I will be asking you though to please take your temperature before you arrive to me, and reschedule your appointment if you have any symptoms.
8) The window and the french doors will be open as much as possible to allow air to flow freely throughout the room.
I am located at Sherford cottage, Sherford road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3RB
My hours of work:
Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm
Please be aware cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee.
Missed or no - show appointments will be required to pay in full.
Any appointments to the value of or above £50 will be asked to pay a non refundable deposit of 50% of the treatment. This money will then be deducted off your treatment on the day.
BAC’S transfers are preferable, cash or card is also welcome.
Refer a friend or family member and receive 10% off your next treatment.