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December 2017
Christmas Jumper Day
Christmas Jumper Day

Once again we participated in Christmas Jumper Day; in aid of Save the Children.

A needle and thread was used by more than one therapist to pimp their outfit and even Megan’s cat joined in!


We celebrated Christmas by treating ourselves to a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed Afternoon Tea at Aldwych One, which included an array of sweet treats and then watched the amazing Dreamgirls at The Savoy Theatre.

November 2017
Elemis Crustmas Gifts
Love British Beauty

Discover the perfect Elemis gifts this Christmas at Essential Therapie.

From award winning skincare to luxurious candles spoil yourself or a loved one with the best of British beauty.

July 2017
Elemis Pro-Collagen Breast Cancer Limited Edition
Elemis Pro-Collagen Breast Cancer Limited Edition

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon campaign, Elemis have produced a pink 100ml limited edition of Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.

This special edition is retailing at £99.00, rather than £140.

May 2017
The Tweed Run
The Tweed Run

At the beginning of May we took part in The Tweed Run which was a fabulously stylish affair. Over 1000 tweed-clad participants cycled through the streets of London; past iconic landmarks stopping along the way for tea and a picnic. To our surprise we even ended up being featured in 'The Times' on Monday morning!

Free Elemis Gift
Free Elemis Gift

Your free gift this month is an Elemis make-up bag, by British designer Misha Nonoo. 

This stylish bag filled with 5 Elemis travel sized products is yours for free when you purchase 2* full sized Elemis products.

(*One to be anti-aging skincare.)

April 2017
LVL Enhance
LVL Enhance

We are pleased to introduce LVL Enhance to the Salon this month; the natural lash lift by Nouveau Lashes. LVL stands for length, volume and lift and is the no 1 alternative treatment to false lashes and extensions.

LVL straightens your natural eyelashes at the root, so unlike a natural perm it creates the effect of longer, lifted lashes. The effect lasts between 6-8 weeks and the results are immediate.

March 2017
Welcome to Megan Jearum
Welcome to Megan Jearum

We are pleased to welcome Megan to the Essential Therapie team.

She joins us from an Elemis Salon, so is already familiar with the brand and looking forward to sharing her passion for skincare with all of our clients.

February 2017
Goodbye to Lauren

Lauren has sadly left the Salon this month but it will hopefully not be the last we see of her before she returns home to New Zealand, as she is intending to come back when she can to cover holidays.

January 2017
Murad Retinol Reinvented
Retinol Reinvented

Murad have exclusively launched Retinol Youth Renewal Serum this month.

After years of research, Murad have perfected the science of Retinol with this breakthrough youth boosting serum. A potent yet gentle formula which can be used nightly, to minimise fine lines and wrinkles, whilst firming and plumping the skin. An ideal serum for anyone who wants to prevent or correct signs of aging.

December 2016
Christmas Jumper Day
Christmas Jumper Day

We embraced Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 16th December, at the Salon, in aid of Save the Children.

The Cafe Royal
Christmas Celebrations

Our Christmas Salon celebrations took place on Saturday 3rd December where we spent the afternoon at “The Café Royal” enjoying a festive afternoon tea and then we went to the theatre to watch “Kinky Boots” which was thoroughly entertaining and lots of fun.

November 2016
Murad Gift
Murad Gift

This month you will receive a £10.00 gift card to spend on Murad products, when booking a Murad Method Facial.
Take advantage of this special offer and treat yourself and your skin during November.

September 2016
Murad Method Facials
Murad Method Facials

At Essential Therapie this month, we have introduced the new Murad Method Facial system. An entirely personalised concept, which devises individual treatment plans for every client.
This holistic approach targets multiple skin concerns in one facial, giving noticeable results and healthier looking skin. The facials are based on Dr Howard Murad’s Inclusive Health philosophy, which encourages people to look, live and feel better.

August 2016
Super Hair Removal
Super Hair Removal

We are pleased to introduce a new method of hair reduction to Essential Therapie this month; that allows for safer treatment for all skin types and hair colours.
SHR by Cosmedico delivers low energy light pulses to gently, effectively and efficiently traumatise the hair stem cells, thus preventing re-growth.
Research has shown that this gentle and incremental heating process is more efficient than the high intensity and high temperatures that are associated with traditional IPL/Laser. SHR gradually heats the skin without causing excess trauma and allows for increased treatment results in fair skin and blonde hair.

July 2016
Prudential Ride London-Surrey
Prudential Ride London-Surrey

On Sunday 31st July Paula took part in Prudential Ride London-Surrey, cycling a grand total of 100 miles; in just over 6 hours.

Thanks' to everyone who supported her she raised over £600 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Prudential Ride London-Surrey
Welcome to Tatiana Rodas

We are pleased to welcome Tatiana Rodas to Essential Therapie this month.

Tatiana joins us from the Soho House Group and was working for the Cowshed Spa.

She was based in the busy environment of Selfridges and her customer care skills are outstanding.


It is with regret that we have said goodbye to Danielle this month, who left to concentrate on her new business.

She will be sorely missed and we wish her all the success in her new venture.

June 2016
Welcome to Lauren Burgess
Welcome to Lauren Burgess

We are pleased to welcome Lauren Burgess to Essential Therapie this month.

Lauren has just arrived in London from her native New Zealand and is looking forward to working in London and meeting new people.

Gelcolour by Opi
Gelcolour by OPI

This month we are introducing OPI GelColour to our treatment menu. Iconic OPI colours, in a brush on gel formula, that drys in 30 seconds and lasts up to 2 weeks. It delivers a high gloss finish, wears like  gel, looks and feels like nail polish and is instantly dry.

May 2016
Elemis Free Gift
Elemis Free Gift

This month Elemis are giving a complimentary skin and body gift set, with every purchase of 2 full size products.

Take advantage of this special offer and upgrade your skin care routine after the winter.

April 2016
BIOTEC Elemis Facials
BIOTEC Elemis Facials

We are pleased to introduce Elemis BIOTEC Facial treatments to the Salon this April.   
The new 5-in-1 BIOTEC machine offers a combination of Ultra-sonic, Micro-current, Oxygen Infusion, Galvanic and Light Therapy to lift, firm, smooth, deep cleanse and purify the skin, whilst a specific cocktail of unique high potency actives target specific skin needs.

You can choose from 8 highly effective super-charged facials, which deliver immediate visible and longer lasting results.

March 2016
yogapoint india
Yogapoint India

This March, Sara is embarking on her own professional development and spending a month in an Ashram, in India; studying Hatha Yoga.

She will be back in the Salon in April, hopefully after qualifying as a Yoga instructor.

February 2016
The Gift of Hydration
The Gift of Hydration

During February, you will receive an exclusive Murad gift set, worth £26.00, with every Facial booked.

The Gift of Hydration includes, travel sizes of Hydro- Dynamic Moisturiser and the brand new Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence. You will also receive a limited edition Dr Murad book.

Terms and Conditions: One gift per customer, whilst stocks last.

January 2016
paulina kiernicka

We are pleased to welcome Paulina Kiernicka to Essential Therapie this month.

She is an extremely experienced therapist who has been working in the UK for the past 9 years, 6 of those in a City Health Club, so she is used to a busy Salon environment.

December 2015
center parcs
Center Parcs Spa Day

Our Christmas celebrations took place on Sunday 6th December @ Center Parcs; Woburn Forest.

Despite an early start, we had an extremely relaxing and enjoyable day at the Aqua Sana Spa, where we all received some TLC for a change!

Sadly, this was also a farewell to Melinda, who is leaving the salon, for pastures new. Melinda has been a tremendous asset to Essential Therapie and will be greatly missed.

November 2015
murad skin scanner
Murad Skin Scanner

Ever wondered what’s really happening under the surface of your skin?

During November, we are offering a complimentary Murad Facial Analysis, with every Facial booked.

Using the Murad Skin Scanner, we can measure wrinkle depth and severity, sun damage, sensitivity, blemishes and inflammation and capture 3D images of the results.

September 2015
OPI Infinte Shine
OPI Infinite Shine

We are pleased to introduce OPI Infinite Shine, to our colour selection, for Classic Manicures and Pedicures.

The infinite shine system combines longer lasting colour, with a fast drying, high shine formula.

The formula dries quickly without the need to cure under a UV lamp, and is removed easily just like varnish.

August 2015
Murad Invisiblur
Invisiblur Perfecting Shield SPF 30 - £55.00

Murad have just launched a 5 in 1 multi-benefit product, which features 100% invisible SPF protection.

This amazing new anti-aging treatment blurs, primes, moisturises and protects the skin, to reveal a smooth, blurred, flawless complexion in just one step.

July 2015
alices adventures underground
Alice’s Adventures Underground

To celebrate our “7th Birthday” we journeyed down the rabbit hole, deep underneath Waterloo station, to discover the delights of Wonderland.

We were presented with a choice of Eat Me or Drink Me, before being taken on an interactive adventure with the White Rabbit, Alice, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts!

June 2015

We are now offering Microneedling at Essential Therapie.

Microneedling is a safe and increasingly popular skin renewal treatment, to help combat the appearance of scars, open pores, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles.

Following the administration of a topical local anaesthetic, a single use medical rolling device containing fine sharp needles is passed over the skin, encouraging your body’s natural healing process to rejuvenate and repair the skin, by producing collagen and elastin.

Results can be seen following treatment, with many clients noticing a positive improvement in their skin after 2-3 sessions.

May 2015
elemis free gift set
Celebrate great skin

Celebrate great skin this month with a complimentary free gift from Elemis. When you purchase any 2 Elemis products, you will be treated to a free skin and body gift set.


April 2015
Orly Epix
Epix News

This month we are pleased to launch Orly Epix, the next evolution in nail colour. This unique nail colour formula, provides durable extended wear, with a high shine finish, that is fully dry in less than 8 minutes.

The 36 densely pigmented colours, range from classics to neon brights, for fabulously flexible manicures, without the need to cure under a lamp and is removed easily just like varnish.

March 2015
Melinda Returns
Welcome Back!

Melinda returns to the UK at the end of this month after her extended visit to New Zealand.

We look forward to welcoming her back in the Salon after Easter.



February 2015
Age Balancing Moisturiser SPF 30
The No 1 Skin Secret

How many of you are wearing an SPF every day, even in winter? The one product that everyone needs for good skin, but too few use, is sunscreen every day.

Try Murads new Age Balancing Moisturiser SPF 30 (RRP £59.50) to protect against UV damage and keep skin hydrated, smooth and plump.


January 2015
charlie and the chocolate factory
We got a Golden Ticket!

We postponed our Christmas celebrations last year, until January, when we went to see the wonderful Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

From the chocolate garden to the oompa-loompas, this show has everything and more and was a visual delight!

December 2014
elemis christmas gift setsChristmas Collection - The Gift of Elemis

On the first day of Christmas, Elemis indulged me, with an array of luxury Christmas Gift Sets. Starting at just £25.00, spoil yourself or someone special this Christmas.




November 2014
murad elite salons Welcome

We are pleased to welcome Danielle Lane to Essential Therapie this month.

Danielle joins us from the 'Elemis Travel Spa' within the British Airways Lounge at Heathrow Airport. She is already a great ambassador for the Elemis brand and eager to learn all about the Murad Skincare range.


October 2014
Murad Elite Event
murad elite salons

This month we joined other Murad Elite Salons, from across the UK and Ireland at The Peak Spa; Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, to learn about planned product launches for 2015.

Thomas Smith, director of International Marketing, delivered the presentation and as always skin health was at the forefront of Murad’s future developments.

All Elite Salons were also presented with an original painting by Dr Murad.

Au Revoir to Melinda!
au revoir melinda

Melinda flew home to New Zealand, on Tuesday 21st October, to spend some quality time with her family. Whilst she is on secondment, her sister will have another baby, so Melinda will be kept extremely busy fulfilling her Auntie duties!

Melinda is due back in the Salon next spring, so will be making the most of the New Zealand summer whilst she can.

September 2014
Sweet Treat!
sweet treats at the soho hotel

We ended a busy summer with an array of sweet treats at the Soho Hotel this month and watched a screening of 'Boyhood' in the private cinema.

Sadly, this was also a send-off for Sherida, who has returned to Ireland, to spend time with her family. She will be missed and we wish her all the best for the future.

August 2014
Dr Murad wins Lifetime Achievement Award
dr murad skincare

Dr Murad has just been recognised for his tireless research and contributions to science, healthy living and skincare by being awarded “The Aesthetic Visionary Award for Lifetime Achievement” at The Aesthetic Shows Annual Awards, in Las Vegas.

Dr Murad thanked his fellow medical professionals who had selected him for the honour, commenting “The future of medicine is now. By focusing on each patient as a whole person, instead of merely spot treating specific symptoms, we can truly help people unlock their potential to look and feel younger and live healthier, happier and more rewarding lives.”

July 2014
Limited Edition Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
Price £99.00  Worth £160.00
limited edition pro-collagen marine cream

Elemis' best selling, anti-aging moisturiser turns pink this month, to celebrate their support for Breast Cancer Care. Elemis pledges to donate £10,000 to the charity, to help raise vital money needed to provide information and support to anybody affected by Breast Cancer.

Treat yourself to this award winning, powerful anti-aging cream, which delivers visible results within 15 days, whilst supporting a good cause.

June 2014
murad essential sun balm
Splash out this Summer

Murad have just launched the Essential C Sun Balm SPF 35, just in time for Summer.

It contains a cocktail of anti-oxidants,which provide powerful SPF protection in a portable package, to allow for quick and easy application on the go. Designed specifically for areas prone to sun exposure such as the nose, forehead, hands and shoulders this is a travel and handbag must have.

May 2014
natural health beauty awards
Natural Health Beauty Awards 2014

The Natural Health Beauty Awards 2014, have just announced the winners and highly commended natural beauty brands of 2014.

The judging panel has carefully selected the very best beauty products that are free from chemicals and supported by natural, organic and ethical credentials. It comes as no surprise to us that Elemis, Lily Lolo and Aromatherapy Associates are all featured in the list of winners.

April 2014
sherida loftus

We welcome a new therapist to the Essential Therapie team this month. Sherida Loftus is a highly qualified beauty therapist with over 5 years’ experience. She is used to a busy salon environment and has also spent time working in television and on photo shoots, where she has had the pleasure of working with celebrity clientele.



March 2014

With regret, we have said goodbye to Tatiana this month, who has left to pursue a career in the Spa Industry. We wish her all the best in her new career and she will be sorely missed by clients and the Essential Therapie Team.

Rapid Collagen Infusion
murad rapid collagen infusion

Murad has just launched Rapid Collagen Infusion to boost Collagen and Hydration levels in just 2 hours. This fast acting, wrinkle fighting, serum is the first ever product to penetrate the skin with pure collagen and the press have been singing its praises.

To see what they have had to say click here.

February 2014
Lily Lolo Rebrand
lily lolo rebrand

Lily Lolo; our popular natural mineral make-up brand, has had a makeover. The whole range has been rebranded to look clean, classic and modern.

Lily Lolo is a British brand of natural mineral cosmetics, which offers an expertly formulated range of high performance make-up, to help you achieve flawless beauty.

All products are free from parabens, perfumes or dyes and are cruelty free. Whether your skin is dry, oily or sensitive, Lily Lolo make-up will give you a light, flawless finish without clogging your pores or irritating the skin.

January 2014
alessa hand and nail magazine
Read all about it…

Essential Therapie has been featured in the latest edition of Alessa Hand and Nail Magazine.

Focusing on last year’s launch of our new Manicure and Pedicure Treatments; by Alessandro, we received an extremely positive write up, with a rather nice photo of Paula and Melinda.

Click here to read the article in full.

December 2013
Christmas Celebrations
christmas celebrations

We ended a busy month with our Christmas Celebrations at Benihana, where our own personal chef demonstrated some amazing knife skills and then we watched a variety of performance artists, ranging from Burlesque to Contortionists at Cirque de Cabaret.

November 2013
the elemis treasure collection
The Elemis Treasures Collection

The hunt for the ultimate gift begins & ends with Elemis.

Discover a world of perfect gifts for Christmas at Essential Therapie.

From award-winning skincare to luxurious body treats, spoil yourself or someone you love with the very best of Elemis. Gift sets start at just £25.00.

October 2013
Salon Refurbishment

Essential Therapie is going to be closed from Friday 25th October until Tuesday 29th October, as the Salon is under going a refurbishment, to include a fourth treatment room. We will re-open for business on Wednesday 30th October.

During this period we will not respond to emails and telephone calls as regularly as we normally do, so please bear with us.

Absolutely Fabulous!
afternoon tea

Last week we were treated to an afternoon of fashionable delights at The Berkeley Hotel, by one of our suppliers. The pret-a-portea was an afternoon tea with a fashionista twist; our favourite sweet treat was the Tory Burch bikini biscuit.

September 2013
melinda and dr murad
Afternoon Tea with Dr Murad

Melinda was deservedly hand-picked to meet Dr Murad this month and spent the afternoon at The Mayfair Hotel. As well as enjoying afternoon tea, all attendees were given the opportunity to pick the brains of the founder of Murad; Dr Howard Murad and Jeff Murad; Vice Principal of new product development.

New Treatments

This month, we have introduced a variety of new and exciting treatments to the Salon; including 3 new Elemis Facials, Lac Sensation Gel Manicures and Pedicures and a new Wellness Manicure and Pedicure. The Wellness Pedicure is our product of the Month, so you will receive an extra 20% off this amazing, luxurious treatment.

August 2013
Birthday Celebrations
birthday casa negra

We postponed our birthday celebrations, as July was so busy, but this month we spent a fun evening eating and drinking, at Casa Negra in Shoreditch. We can highly recommend the cocktails.

Peel-off Nail Polish!
striplac launch

This month we are pleased to launch Striplac by Alessandro International.

Striplac is a revolutionary new nail polish, that lasts up to 10 days without chipping and doesn’t require nail varnish remover to take it off, simply peel off when you feel like a change of colour.

Quick and easy to apply, this unique product is perfect for anyone short on time as the varnish is cured under an LED lamp, so there is no drying time and the peel off removal means that you do not need to return to the salon for a soak off.

July 2013
Happy Birthday to us!

Essential Therapie is celebrating it’s fifth year in business this month. It has been a fantastic first five years and we have been delighted with the way the business has evolved.

Join us this month for discounts and celebrations, as we extend our thanks to all our loyal clients because we couldn’t have done it without you.

Prepare your Skin for Summer
murad summer sun essentials kit

Hydrate and protect your skin, with this complete summer regime; from Murad. It includes four of Murad’s most popular products for sun protection and the reduction of hyper pigmentation.

For just £29.95 you receive: Full size - Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 30, Full size - Energizing Pomegranate Lip Protector SPF 15, Travel Size - Essential C Cleanser and Travel Size - Active Radiance, plus a gold sparkly beach bag!

Non-Surgical Clinic

This month Dr Tom Walker will be hosting his Non-Surgical Clinic on the 24th of July. Further information and prices are available on the following link.

P.S This months Saturday opening is Saturday 6th July from 10-5pm.

June 2013
Better Skin in a Flash
elemis pro-radiance

Elemis have launched a great multi-tasking product this month.

Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm moisturises, primes, brightens and tightens, whilst adding instant radiance to the skin. Ingredients include an impressive cocktail of anti-ageing purple orchard, anti-oxidant acai and glow-giving silk mica. Plus, the scent of neroli, bitter orange, lemon and bergamot will instantly lift your mood.

Don’t Forget: This months Saturday opening is Saturday 8th June 10am-5pm.

May 2013
Non-Surgical Clinic

This month we are launching a Non-Surgical Clinic, in conjunction with Dr Tom Walker; a highly qualified GMC registered doctor.

Anti-Wrinkle injections and Dermal Fillers are a highly effective method of achieving a younger, fresher appearance without having to resort to surgery. For further detail please click here.

The next Non-Surgical Clinic is on Wednesday 29th May 12pm-8pm.

April 2013

It is with regret that we say goodbye to Anu our Threading Expert, who is leaving Essential Therapie after 3 years. Anu had built a loyal client (fan!) base and will be sorely missed by us all.

Saturday Opening
saturday opening

We have finally given in to the pressure and we are going to open one Saturday a month; starting on 13th April 10-5pm.

Appointments are going to be popular so don’t say we didn’t warn you!

March 2013
Murad Headquarters
murad headquarters

Sara spent a sunny week in Los Angeles at the beginning of March, along with other top Murad accounts from around the world.

Attendees were treated to an exclusive look at new product launches for 2013, a Murad Treatment at the All Inclusive Day Spa and an inspiring talk on Inclusive Health, by Dr Murad himself.

Time was also spent at Universal Studios, Whale Watching and Shopping!

welcome tatiana fernandes

We are pleased to welcome Tatiana Fernandes to Essential Therapie this month. Tatiana comes to us from another Murad Elite Salon, so is already a fan of our top selling brand and is looking forward to getting to know the Elemis range. Her passion for the beauty industry is contagious and she even has her own beauty blog!

February 2013
Award Winning Skincare
elemis best of british

This month Elemis are celebrating the Best of British Skin Care with a Limited Edition Pro-Collagen duo.

Try the multi-award winning bestsellers Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream for only £29.00 (worth £52.00).

January 2013

It is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye to Mona this month, as she has returned to Romania, with her family (and cat).

She was a great asset to the team and we wish her all the best for 2013.

December 2012
Life is a Cabaret...
cabaret the musical at the savoy

We prepared ourselves for the busy Christmas rush by indulging in Afternoon Tea and Mulled Wine at the Mandeville Hotel, before taking our seats at the Savoy Theatre, to watch Cabaret the Musical, starring Will Young.

November 2012
American Express, Shop Small
american express shop small

Essential Therapie has been selected to participate in the Shop Small American Express Campaign, which starts on November 1st.

Throughout November 2012, American Express will give every participating card member £5 back when they spend £5 or more at Essential Therapie.

This is a great opportunity to support small local businesses and get rewarded for shopping at the same time!

October 2012
Murad Limited Edition Christmas Kits
murad christmas kits

Murad have just introduced five limited edition kits, featuring a selection of their best selling products.

Each has been carefully chosen to ensure there is something for everyone no matter what your skin type, so whether you are a Murad devotee or would just like to see what all the fuss is about, these kits are amazing value with savings of up to £78.00! Click here for more information.

September 2012
Express Lashes
nouveau lashes

This month we have introduced an express version of Nouveau Lash Extensions as a temporary, quicker alternative to semi-permanent lashes.

Express lashes are perfect for parties, weddings, holidays and special events; as in just 30 minutes you will have long natural looking lashes that last up to 3 weeks.

Click here for more information.

August 2012
Proud to be British
elemis best of british

We are pleased to introduce British brand Elemis to Essential Therapie this month. Born in 1990, Elemis has grown into the most successful professional spa and anti-ageing skin care range in the world today.

Elemis use the purest therapeutic ingredients from nature to address specific skin and body conditions, which dramatically treat the skin with powerful results.

Defy the hands of time this month by treating yourself to one of our luxurious new Anti-Ageing Facials, which are clinically proven to improve the skin after just one treatment.

July 2012
Olympic Opening Hours

During the 2012 London Games our normal opening hours may be subject to change.

As we anticipate that the London transport system is likely to be disrupted and clients may be working irregular hours please let us know when you would like to come in for an appointment and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.

June 2012
Hello to a new Therapist
new therapist mona pandele

It is with regret that we say good-bye to Helen this month, as she leaves to explore pastures new, but we are pleased to be welcoming Mona Pandele to the Essential Therapie team from Monday 18th June.

Mona is a highly experienced Therapist who has previously worked in Notting Hill and Canary Wharf, so is used to working in a challenging and busy environment. She is passionate about the beauty industry and is looking forward to meeting all of our loyal clients.

May 2012
OPI Spring / Summer Collection 2012
opi spring summer collection 2012

With Spring in full swing, we are pleased to have in stock the new OPI Spring / Summer collection for 2012. It is no secret that we are huge fans of OPI nail polish and this new collection is a great mix of gorgeous colours for fingers and toes.

The launch conveniently coincides with our April / May Pedicure promotion so we have provided you with the perfect excuse to try them out.

April 2012
Murad Annual Conference in Los Angeles
murad annual conference

Paula and Melinda spent a fun filled week, in the not so sunny California… But apart from the disappointing weather a good time was had by all. The trip was attended by the top Murad Salons worldwide who were all invited to attend the Murad Annual Conference, hosted by Dr Murad himself. All attendees also received a guided tour of Murad headquarters where they were able to see first hand where research and development is carried out.

It was not all work and no play though as time was also spent at Disney World, Paramount Studios, Santa Barbara and The Getti Museum.

March 2012
Murad Superstars

Both Paula and Melinda have been rewarded with a place on the Murad Superstars LA Trip 2012, for their outstanding achievement. This trip will take place for the week of the 26th March and participants will gain access to the Murad Headquarters, the flagship Murad Spa and Dr Murad himself. Full details of the trip are being kept under wraps but hopefully photos and further details of their time in Sunny California will follow next month.

Sarah Kemp Review

We have just received a great review from London Blogger Sarah Kemp which has recently been posted on her site Food for Think. To see what she had to say about her visit to Essential Therapie, click here.

February 2012
Murad Elite Salon 2012

Murad has awarded Essential Therapie with the accolade of Murad Elite Salon 2012. This status recognises the top performing salons in the country who have continued to show commitment to the brand.

Dr Murad’s unique inclusive approach continues to win fans who recognise that Murads clinically proven, high performance products, achieve flawless healthy looking skin.

January 2012

Congratulations to Melinda who has been promoted to Senior Therapist this month. Since joining Essential Therapie in July 2008, she has been a great advocate of the company and deserves the recognition and responsibility of this new role.

Cirque de Soleil

cirque de soleil

We decided to postpone our Christmas celebrations last year as December was such a busy month for us and we are glad that we did. We had a very enjoyable evening at The Royal Albert Hall watching “Totem” by Cirque de Soleil where the dazzling costumes and amazing acrobatics certainly brightened up a dull and miserable January evening.

December 2011
Gel FX

We have introduced an innovative new Gel treatment by Orly this month. Gel FX is unlike any other Gel system, it contains vitamins A & E to help promote healthy nails while pro-vitamin B5 helps to protect the structure of the natural nail. Plus, it dries in half the time of a standard Gel so in just 30 minutes you can have full protection and incredibly shiny nails for up to 2 weeks.

Top Skin Saver

Murad have launched a new moisturiser; Hydro-Dynamic Moisture, which is perfect for this time of the year as it is intensely hydrating without being heavy. It locks in optimal moisture levels for up to 8 hours providing instant and long term relief from dryness and it’s not just us that are fans of this new moisturiser; click here to see what the press have to say.

November 2011
Lash Lift
lash lift

We have just introduced an innovative new treatment to the salon, which lengthens your own lashes, without adding extensions.

Unlike traditional lash perms, Lash Lift uses silicone shields rather than rods, to straighten and lengthen your lashes to create a wide eyed natural look for up to 8 weeks. Lash tint is also applied to complete the look.

If you want to appear more wide awake without using lash curlers, mascara or eyelash extensions then the Lash Lifter is the treatment for you. Click here for more information.

October 2011
Shine Walk
shine walk in aid of ovarian cancer

On the evening of October 1st, just after midnight, we set off from the 02, for a 13.1 mile walk in aid of Ovarian Cancer. Luckily the weather was kind to us and we finished in 4 hours 17 minutes, with very sore feet!

Thanks to all our clients who kindly sponsored us; we raised over £1500 for this worthy cause.

Not Such a Loose Woman Anymore…

Carol McGiffen, from the popular TV show Loose Women, revealed her skin care secrets this week, amid rumours of plastic surgery. She has recently become a Murad devotee and it shows, click here for the full story.

Organic Argan Glow Facial

We launched a wonderful new Facial this month, which is exclusively available at Essential Therapie.

Using Organic Argan Oil this hydrating, healing and anti-aging Facial has already proved to be a big hit and is perfect for a winter treat for the skin.

September 2011
Award Winners
murad salon of excellence

On the 26th September, we had the great honour of receiving an award for 'Murad Salon of Excellence 2011' from Dr Howard Murad at The Mayfair Hotel in London.

We were one of only 5 salons in the country to be given the award and are delighted that all of our hard work has been recognised by one of the industries market leaders.


On September 27th, Dr Murad appeared on the GMTV sofa, with Lorraine, to share his scientifically proven strategy, to help you look and feel better from the inside out. In case you missed it, here is the link