The Retreat Massage & Day Spa

225 S. Prairieville
Athens, Texas 75751


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The Retreat Massage & Day Spa located in the heart of Athens, is just two blocks from the courthouse, it offers big city amenities with quaint small town charm and atmosphere. We have proudly served our County and it's residents since 1993.The Spa's home is a unique house soundly built in the early 1920's.The original builders & proprietors, Mr. & Mrs. Payne were also business owners and merchants on our town square. You can feel an instant warmth as you step thru the arched entry with it's original door and walk into the serene Parisian decorated waiting room.

All Spa services are by appointment only, this allows our clientele to plan ahead for their cherished time here at the Spa. The Spa staff is not only experienced, qualified & licensed but also very caring, dedicated and eager to meet their clients needs. Massage Therapy is the main course on our menu, with 6 Licensed Massage Therapist we can intimately accommodate small groups. Also staffed are 2 Nail Technicians and a Facialist. We offer Couples Massage, Chair massage to your business location, Pre-Post Natal Massage with the Professional Sophie pillow & robe, Spa pedicure & Manicure, European Facial, Anti-Aging Facial, Acne Treatment, Full Waxing service, Body wraps, Body Brushing, Oriental Foot Bath & Hot Stone Massage.

Our Spa staff are independent contractors building their individual business here at The Retreat and providing exceptional services to The Retreat clientele. The simplest way to make an appointment is to select the staff person of your choice and directly Text or Call them. Visit for our complete & updated staff directory and information. Please consider that during business hours our staff are most likely with a client and it may take over an hour for a reply. We do not take or make calls during any Spa services. If you wish to directly contact the owner, Chantal Valley-Wylie, please do so by Texting or Calling 903.288.6316 or e-mailing @[email protected]. You can also dial the Spa's main number 903.677.4211, between clients we are able to answer the Spa phone, please know that we return every call that is on caller ID every day on the hour.

We offer Spa gift cards that can be purchase over the phone by credit card payment and they can be mailed directly to you or your recipient. You can also call ahead to order your Spa gift card and pick it up later as we make the time to prepare it for you. Spa gift cards are a treasure of a gift at anytime for anyone.

We invite you to create your very own Spa experience At The Retreat for yourself or share it with someone else. We are here to serve our Community and our Patrons, Monday thru Saturday. Let us knead your kinks out as your stress, tension & pain melts away!

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Apr. 24)

EXCELLENT. Slightly stained; 70 degrees; 0.40 feet above pool. Hybrid striped bass and white bass have made a full recovery from the spawn and are now back in the main lake in droves and are on a feeding frenzy. Look for heavy bird activity throughout the lake on flats and near the dam on edges of drop offs especially on cloudy and overcast days. The Hybrids and Whitebass have started schooling in water from 6-14 feet at the dam and any wind blown shallow point or seawall. Late evening schooling action is also happening in shallow coves and points throughout the lake. Reports of great catches using silver or white slabs and spinnerbaits and retrieving off the bottom at a very slow retrieve to catch these fish in depths of 8-16 feet of water. The crappie have also migrated back into the main lake. Look for them under bridge pylons or under docks where the depths are between 3-10 feet. Guides have been reporting exceptionally nice catches on sunny warmer days. Report by Brent Herbeck, Herbeck’s Lonestar Fishing Guide Service.

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