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New venture aiming to be 'destination' venue

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: November 27, 2012

The Shed Sanctuary

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THE ancient oriental art of ‘threading’ is among the treatments on offer at a new complimentary health and beauty salon which hopes to make itself a ‘destination’ attraction.

The practice, a technique using a thread to remove fine hairs, typically from the brow, is available at The Shed Sanctuary, which has opened its doors in interior solutions business Just In House, in Wharf Road, Burton.

The latter business, which includes The Meeting Room coffee shop, has been run for 30 years by Sandra Silvester, from Rolleston, and the new salon is the brainchild of her daughter, Genevieve Lamb, a trained acupuncture and massage therapist.

She told the Mail: “We wanted to make the existing business into a destination — somewhere people can come and get a treatment, buy gifts and have lunch or a coffee, without worrying about having to pay for parking.

“It’s a very stylish, relaxing environment and offers people more of a day out and an experience, while they can also have a look around the shop and buy gifts, furniture and accessories.”

Treatments on offer at the salon, which boasts three treatment rooms, a brow lounge and nail bar and a staff of seven, include traditional and gel manicures and pedicures, waxing, Botox and dermal fillers, semi-permanent make-up and teeth whitening once a month.

Meanwhile masseur Santu Talukder, who provides massages for Burton Albion players, will offers sports, Swedish and deep tissue massage, hot stones therapy, reflexology, Hopi ear candles and Indian head massage.

Treatments are open to both sexes, while gents can also benefit from a wet shave with a cut-throat razor and facial, with £1 donated to Movember, the moustache-growing initiative raising money for cancer charities, when booked this month.

The salon is open on Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 8pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 6pm, and opened its doors for the first time on Saturday.

“The feedback we had was really rather nice and people really enjoyed it,” said Ms Lamb. “We had music piped into each room, which was very relaxing, the staff were very attentive, and we gave out lots of free treatments. It was a really successful launch.”

Pre-booking is advised but on Thursday, eyebrow threading will be available on a walk-in basis from 2pm to 6pm, priced £5 instead of the normal rate of £8. A reduction of 10 per cent is on offer for people making their first booking.

More information is available by calling 01283 517250 or online at www.theshedsanctuary.co.uk

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