Our Story

“I want you to walk into Abalone Retreat and instantly feel inner peace and relaxation. I want to cleanse any stress that you might be carrying and I want you to leave as a brand-new rejuvenated person.” -Andrea MacDonald, Owner & Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

annie in black resizeAbalone Retreat is the passion project of Andrea MacDonald.

Andrea, raised in Bible Hill, NS currently resides in Upper Stewiacke, NS with her husband Greg and two daughters.

She graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2010 with specialized training in aromatherapy and Indian Head Massage techniques. Andrea combines General Swedish massage with her own personal style of care and compassion. With an extensive background in management and spa services, Andrea brings the high-end spa feel from the city of Halifax to the Town of Stewiacke.

Andrea has always loved abalone shell, drawn to the beautiful iridescent colours. After discovering the healing properties of the shell, she knew it had to be incorporated into her retreat.

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