Chester MP Samantha Dixon opened the second branch of The Scented Garden Retreat in Old Port Square in the Garden Quarter last Wednesday. The popular independent health and wellbeing business has expanded from its’ Northgate Row Headquarters into a second unit due to increased demand.
The canal side venue will offer the same services as the flagship retreat alongside a range of advanced skin treatments, including micro needling and microdermabrasion. The expansion means that customers can now expect a dramatic reduction in waiting times.
The launch was marked with a well-attended grand opening including guest of honour, MP Samantha Dixon, Chester City and The Garden Quarter Councillors: Katrina Kerr, Paul Chamberlain and Ben Walker and local man of mystery, Sh*t Chester.
Owner, Laura Heywood, thanked local businesses, Chester BID, family, friends and the Garden Quarter community for their support, saying “To get to this stage in our growth has been profound. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be opening a second shop.”
As guest of honour, MP Samantha Dixon was invited to cut the ribbon.
Samantha stated, “It’s been fantastic to see the way Laura’s business has evolved over the last couple of years and this is an amazing step forward, a brave step forward by a very brave woman! I’m sure those of you that come to see Laura regularly know that at the heart of her business are her values. For those of that you talk to her and her staff in that lovely relaxing atmosphere its’ a nourishing and supportive place.”
Guests were treated to a live performance from Chester’s LGBTQ+ Choir, Proud Mary’s while they were invited to explore the second home for Scented Garden Retreat. The local community of the Garden Quarter were in attendance displaying their support for the new business.
Richard Trotter of notorious Chester Blog, Sh*t Chester, said, “This is a wonderful addition to the Garden Quarter and I wish Laura and her team great success.”
The Scented Garden Retreat Skin Clinic is now open for bookings, visit www.scented-garden.co.uk or call 01244 312700 to make an appointment.