Discover A New Way To Glow With Ockenden Manor’s Upcoming Wellness Retreat

Let there be light. Or at least, let there be spa time. Ockenden Manor’s upcoming retreat with leading therapist Katie Light offers wellness worshippers an innovative way to rebalance and rejuvenate this September

Meet the wellness expert making the days of a quick body scrub and kale salad look like the Dark Ages. Giving our approach to holistic health a total facelift with The Light Technique, Katie Light offers her clients far more than a simple tick list and treatment.


Having started her impressive career over 25 years ago, Light’s work has taken her from cruise ships to celebrity clientele. Her unique approach to beauty and wellness has secured her place as one of the best therapists across the globe.

She’s used her expertise and experience to develop an entirely unique treatment  – curated to treat both the physical and emotional issues affecting a client’s wellbeing.


Incorporating reiki, reflexology, talking therapy and carefully-tailored massages, The Light Technique focuses on sorting the cause, rather than the symptom.

Think of curing your stress like the process of weeding a garden. If you don’t treat the root, the unwanted problem will simply crop back up – ruining your manicured inner wellbeing.

Through addressing the issues themselves, a client is able to voice their ailments and aggravated areas out loud in order for a therapist to create a bespoke, personalised treatment. The result? You’ll feel energised, revitalised and course – lighter.


This September, Ockenden Manor in West Sussex will be hosting a three-day transformational retreat with Katie to offer guests both the exquisite surrounds of the hotel’s historic beauty combined with Light’s unique workshops and soothing activities.

Although she splits her time between Brighton and London and Brighton, she’s trained a carefully-selected team of therapists from Ockenden Manor to offer her signature 90-minute light treatment alongside her.


A picturesque Elizabethan manor house, surrounded by gorgeous grounds with sublime views across Cuckfield Park and the rolling hills of Sussex, the boutique 28-bedroom property makes the ideal choice for a spot of countryside serenity.

Combined with Ockenden Manor’s award-winning spa facilities and drool-worthy cuisine, the upcoming three-day getaway makes an excellent way to restore your inner balance and leave with the glass half full this September.


Your stomach, on the other hand, will feel fairly brimful. It’s a retreat for wellness rather than weight loss, so expect three plentiful meals a day – with dinner served each night in the elegant restaurant.


Incorporating the best of local Sussex produce into dishes, artistic plates include the likes of tender Honey Roast Wood Pigeon, Carpaccio of Salt Beef and an array of indulgently classic puddings.


Alongside the positivity-boosting sessions and feasting, the retreat will also feature a range of holistic such as a candlelit meditation, full-use of the sleek spa and gentle yoga sessions.


Nestled close to the hotel and kitted out with a contemporary design, the award-winning spa facilities offer everything from a sauna and steam room to an indoor/outdoor pool, lounging space and state-of-the-art Isopod floatation tank – all the essentials needed to relax when not busy with the retreat’s programme.


Step across Ockenden Manor’s archaic threshold, unpack your bag and get ready to look at wellness like never before. Starting at £695 per person, it’s time to Eat, Pay, Love – we assure you it’s worth every penny.

Make it happen
When: Sunday 8th September to Tuesday 10th September 2019.
Where: Ockenden La, Haywards Heath RH17 5LD.
Wallet: Places start from £695.
How: To find out more and make a booking, please click here.

Words by Sophie Ritchie


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