Chelsea Health & Beauty
Though she's probably most famous for her six-week weight-loss program called The B, Wake also provides nutritional advice for people who are recovering from serious illnesses, reteaching them how to eat according to their new needs. The reason her nutritional advice works, and why she's so well thought of by people like Lily Simpson at the Detox Kitchen, is her warm personality and her adaptable programs. She prescribes nutritional plans according to your lifestyle and makes you stick with it under her watch so that it's not just advice but habit-forming change. Wake also doubles as a life coach, and invariably, when you're trying to make big life changes, it often starts with making small food swaps.
It's rarely a health issue that takes people to Diane MacLelllan, though her lessons in Alexander Technique can certainly help in that department, especially when it comes to back and neck pain. In addition to teaching better posture, she’s an expert in body language, presentation skills, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, which means you can visit her for the suite. The idea is that if we train ourselves to better our language and posture, we’ll train (or program) our brains to feel better, too.
293 Fulham Rd., Chelsea
While the main draw here is the gym, where you can choose between fat-blasting cardio, cycling classes, or working out in the privacy of a custom fitness pod, what lures us here more often are the five treatment rooms. Developed specifically for gym-goers, the sports massages here are heavenly, while the acupuncture, osteopathy, and nutritional therapy services work to enrich the effects of your workout. There are healthy meals available, too, if you're making a day of it.
151 Draycott Ave., Chelsea
While the gym and restaurant are open to members only, the spa at Chelsea's KX is open to the (well-heeled) public who might visit for a wax or face sculpting. We would recommend heading there for a functional medicine consultation with Dr. Georges Mouton. If colonics are your thing, see Michelle Laud. Not looking for a membership? KXU, a pay-as-you-go (and wallet-friendlier) model, opened on Pavilion Road; it may not have all bells and whistles that KX Life does but features an infrared sauna, a cryotherapy chamber, massages, and rose-gold-hued changing rooms. The easy-to-use app makes it easy to book on the fly, too.
It's not surprising that editors, celebrities, and even royals trust their faces to Denholm-Moore. She spends three days a week in a mews house, taking appointments from early morning until late in the evening. Her clients stay with her for years, not only for her incredible facials but also for quality waxing, electrolysis, pedicures, manicures, brows, lashes, body treatments, massage, and peels—all done to perfection. It may take a while to get an appointment, but when it happens, you'll be thrilled with the results.
Amanda Lacey Facial Atelier
This is the woman responsible for helping in-the-know Londoners achieve that glow-from-within radiance. Amanda Lacey's legendary facials are gentle and pleasantly old school—no lasers or needles in sight. Instead, she relies on time-honored facial massage, quality, natural products, and educating clients about preventing future damage. Clients swear by her eponymous product range for at-home maintenance.
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