Best London Spas
The ancient Japanese tradition of Spa Culture is less well known in the UK. However it’s something we are really looking forward to indulging in post lock down. These are the best London spas.
Founder of Cloud Twelve (aka the “the Annabel’s of wellness” as it’s known) Jenya Di Pierro, has impeccable words to describe the mindset behind spa culture. It’s a state of relaxation that traces its origins back to ancient Japan. Having spent ten years in the country, she describes a visit to the spa as “an integral part of one’s weekly routine. As vital as going to the gym, providing emotional, physical and mental balance to help maintain stress and detoxify the body”.
Thankfully, London offers some of the best Spas you could ask for: from organic facials, acupuncture, stretch therapy and intuitive healing. We’ve rounded up the must have spots in the city, so all you have to do is relax.
Best London Spas
Does Bamford even need an introduction? The Bamford Wellness Spa offer a selection of carefully curated treatments, as well as mind and movement classes. Each is devoted to relaxing, restoring and nurturing your wellbeing in a gentle holistic way. Wellness practitioners are focused on signature treatments and have impeccable expertise. They have an interesting rota of treatments performed by experienced therapists. Fascial Stretch Therapy, works to ‘unlock’ your fascia, the connective tissue that wraps around your muscles, tendons and bones. Therapist Slavomir Latko, offers a unique blend of ancient healing modalities with his full body massage. Embracing a Daoist philosophy to healing techniques he has a holistic approach of cultivating not only physical but also mental and spiritual wellbeing. Makiko Imago is a qualified osteopath and massage therapist who, having worked in Japan and the UK, offers bespoke alignment massage.
Since 2008, the central London store Content Beauty & Wellbeing has built its ethos around a holistic approach to beauty and health. Their treatments incorporate these principles and provide a solution for those wanting to celebrate natural skincare ingredients and are seeking complementary therapies. Treatments include; Tata Harper Facials, SkinCalm and SkinClear Facials, Facial Acupuncture and bespoke organic facials. The latter is customised on your skincare needs and features some of the best natural and organic skincare brands. It’s also won the Wallpaper Magazine Design Award for Best Facial in 2010. Facials can be gluten-free or vegan, or suitable for suffers from Rosacea, Dermatitis, Acne and Eczema.
This Notting Hill gem, founded by herbalist and naturopath Jenya Di Pierro, is a Feng Shui inspired wellness and lifestyle club. The location extends over three floors with an indulgent spa, luxury salon, nutritionally focussed brasserie and a holistic wellness clinic.
From the Signature Deep Relief CBD Oil Massage to the breadth of invigorating facials and pre and postnatal treatments, it’s a haven for a wide range of experiences. Not to mention the detoxifying steam sauna, relaxation areas and state-of-the-art Himalayan salt cave. Our current favourite are Jenya’s bespoke consultations. You’ll discuss your health and emotional wellbeing to create a 360-degree picture. Jenya can then curate a range of powerful and natural herbal prescriptions which will include a range of unique tinctures and teas. Whether you have a hormonal concern, fertility worry, sleep issue or simply want to feel calmer and more balanced, you can expect powerful benefits.
Lisa Franklin is home to award winning anti-pollution products and exclusive Clinic Privé, in the heart of Knightsbridge. With a deep awareness of the importance of customised treatment, the team at Lisa Franklin looks after women and men of all ages and ethnicities. Every one of us has skin that is subjected to rapid changes, affected by diet, lifestyle and environmental pollution.
Anyone can achieve long-term skin health without the use of harsh chemicals and dermal fillers. The clinic instead offers Chemical Peels & Resurfacing Treatments that respect the texture of your skin. Using a combination of AHAs and BHAs that make this therapy our favourite pick. During lock down, Lisa also offers a 40 minute virtual skin consultation. It’s a one of a kind opportunity to speak with one of the UK’s leading skincare experts and facialists.
Dedicated to all things organic, the Organic Pharmacy is a homoeopathic and herbal dispensary as well as being a skin clinic and medical spa. Their comprehensive health expertise and exceptionally formulated products fuse herbal, homoeopathic and cosmetic knowledge. The result is a new standard in clean, high-performance beauty. Using the best organic ingredients, they put as much emphasis on topical care as they do on internal health and balance. Why not try the Rose Crystal Lymphatic Facial, a luxurious treatment to re-energise and renew your skin. It works by awakening the lymphatic system with Rose Crystals and Acupressure massage, lifting and firming your skin.
Neal’s Yard Remedies is the modern answer to an apothecary. Well known for creating award-winning natural and organic health and beauty products, they also have incredible therapy rooms at selected stores. As the brand that made organic beauty accessible,they’re arguably the global leader in organic products for competitive price points. As well as only using the finest natural, organic and ethically sourced herbs, botanicals and essential oils free from harmful chemicals. Their therapy rooms are at the core of their holistic approach to wellbeing. Therapies include;Swedish and Shiatsu massage, Acupuncture, Naturopathic nutrition, Reflexology, the list goes on.
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