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A sanctuary of health and relaxation


Essential Health & Beauty is one of the longest standing beauty businesses in Ryedale. Established in 1988 by Nicola Atkinson and taking on the name of Essential with the move to the current premises in 2003. Our friendly, dedicated therapists have been trained to the highest standards and are here to provide you with a warm welcome and professional service at all times. Whilst tailoring your visit to meet with your needs, we believe your treatments should be as individual as you.

= What we do for you =

We aim at Essential to provide a sanctuary of relaxation whilst bringing to you the best and latest techniques and philosophies. We offer a fantastic range of treatments from advanced anti-ageing to relaxing and therapeutic holistic therapies, available to ladies, gents and teenagers. We’ll help you decide upon the best treatments just for you. We look forward to welcoming you.

Nikki Atkinson

Manging director


Nikki has run her beauty business for 26 years, with previous experience working in one of the top health spa's prior to that.

Nikki is also a qualified lecturer and assessor and spent time in the past teaching beauty therapy in  a further education college.

Her committment now is to offering a high and professional standard at Essential through on going advanced training for the Essential team. 

Sara Gamble

Beauty Therapist

Sara has been "Part of Essential" since 1998. She offers a wide range of beauty treatments and advanced CACI Chromaoxygen Facials.

Sara is currently working part-time on Thursday's and Friday's.

Emma Cooke

Beauty Therapist & Nail Technician.

Emma has been part of the Essential team since 2003.  She offers the full range of Advanced & basic beauty treatments and is our trained pregnancy massage specialist.

Emma is one of our Caci trained therapists offering the full range of advanced anti aging treatments.

She is trained in Environ and Dermalogica skincare and is always happy to help with any questions you may have.


Nicola Beckwith

Beauty Therapist & Holistic Therapist & Nail Technician

Nic has been with the Essential team since 2009. In addition to her beauty qualification she has a degree in holistic therapies offering Aromatherapy massage, hot stone massage, hopi ear candles & reflexology, and lava shell massage.

Nicola is trained in Environ and dermalogica skincare and also offers the full range of Caci anti aging non surgical treatments. nicola would be happy to help with any questions you may have.

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