The crazy pace of everyday life can drain the life out of us. Insane working hours, deadlines and commitments have us running around in a never-ending cycle, trying to do as many things as possible in the shortest amount of time. So it’s only a matter of time until stress, anxiety or depression take over our minds and bodies, making us feel completely dysfunctional.
Luckily enough there are ways to avoid this scary scenario. There’s no need to climb on top of a mountain or run on a secluded exotic island to get away from it all. The solution can be found right in the urban jungle. Some time spent at a spa or at a wellness centre can make you feel like you’re miles away from your problems and can help you keep your sanity.
South Kensington Club offers a world of relaxation right in the heart of London. The private members’ club created by Luca Del Bono promises to offer a multicultural adventure, as the therapies and treatments that you can enjoy here are inspired by rituals from around the world. The club is not a typical spa, but rather a retreat, a place where you can feel at home. Members can work out at the gym, eat healthy snacks and drink green juices and enjoy a variety of treatments such as Russian baths or massages. There are also lectures being held in the evenings and for those who are in a party mood, there’s a DJ booth where you can dance into the night.
Grace Belgravia is a women-only health and wellness club. The team behind this retreat is made up of renowned doctors, experts and therapists. With a conscious approach to health, Grace Belgravia is the perfect place for relaxing with the girls, eating a healthy lunch or enjoying one of the many medical and holistic treatments. The spa, the hammam, the fitness studio and the restaurant tick pretty much all the boxes of an ideal wellness center.
Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre has a philosophy based on uniting the four basic elements of nature (earth, water, fire and air) in a perfect harmony that can help balance the mind, body and soul. The center features a 60ft pool, steam room, a Jacuzzi, treatment and meditation rooms, as well as yoga and fitness studios. Clients can also benefit from a personalized program for nutrition and lifestyle advice.
ESPA Life is the heaven of spas, spread over four floors at Corinthia London hotel. The complex is backed up by a team of top experts that developed a large array of treatment and therapies. Clients can enjoy relaxing aromatherapy massages, acupuncture, physiotherapy, facials and much more in the most luxurious setting. The team of specialists can also tailor lifestyle programmes for the clients’ specific needs.
There’s a whole world of pampering and relaxation tucked away in London’s spas, waiting to be discovered. It might be the perfect escape you were looking for.