about us

Peacock Farm

The Treatment Works is located in Peacock Farm on Main Road in Long Bennington. Peacock Farm was built around 1697 as the Peacock Inn one of the many coaching Inns serving travellers along The Great North Road. The Treatment Works occupies the area of archway through which the coaches would drive to reach the back of the Inn. The building is Grade 2 listed and great care has been taken to preserve and enhance its heritage. As you walk into the reception and hairdressing area you may notice that the ceiling is higher than normal and that was to accommodate coaches loaded with luggage which would then be lifted off using a large wheel into the room above. This room is now our Energy room where we will offer nail, waxing and lash and brow services and leading off from this is the Tranquillity room where our facial and body treatments take place.

The house and the Salon are owned by me Toni Birch and my husband David. We moved to Long Bennington in 2004 from Nottingham feeling very lucky to have found this wonderful place to accommodate 4 children and my Mum! The house is “in development” which really means it is an ongoing project that will probably take years to complete and The Treatment Works is really the first part that has been truly restored. I moved to Nottingham after A Levels in 1985 to study Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy and qualified in 1988 and I have dipped in and out of the industry since then. I have always maintained an interest in Beauty and have taken time to refresh and update my skills in an industry at the forefront of innovation.

We offer a wide range of treatments ranging from advanced aesthetics to traditional holistic treatments whose origins dates back around the world for thousands of years. The belief system on which these traditional treatments are based differs from most medical mainstream practice but we strongly believe that these methods are a complement to medical advice and not an alternative to it. We aim to develop strong links with our local medical professionals and hope to build a mutually beneficial relationship by doing so.

The treatments we can offer you are some of the very best that are available. I have researched, tried and tested many variations and the companies I have chosen as our Brand Partners are some of the most trusted, innovative and technically advanced in the industry.

Environ Logo
This is advanced results driven cosmecutical skincare developed my Plastic Surgeon Dr Des Fernandes in South Africa. Cosmeceutical bridges the gap between cosmetic and pharmaceutical products and these products contain some of the most active ingredients that are available without prescription. Vitamins A & C are this basis of this range which produces truly amazing results.

 

 

norabode
This uses the Oxyjet system of pure medical oxygen to jet these premium products into the skin. Developed using research with burns victims and found to have quite incredible rejuvenation effects on the skin.

 

 

One of the premier brands of sunless tanning using non toxic ingredients and a choice of colour for a natural sun kissed look.

 

 

opi
A truly international brand offering a stunning array of nail colours and treatments for the enhanced and natural nails.

 

 

opi
Still produced in Australia using the native ingredients that makes this a premier choice for waxing.

 

 

Eve Taylor
World renowned for her expertise in the science and practice of Aromatherapy.

 

 

FHT
I am also proud to be a full member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists . Established in 1962 it is the largest and leading professional association for therapists in the UK and Ireland On behalf of its members, it works closely with government-backed authorities in the fields of education, regulation, and business skills and enterprise, to help shape and improve the industry.