London Health & Beauty
Health & Beauty neighborhood
89a Rivington St., Soho
Body Studio offers training in boxing, Pilates, and general fitness with an emphasis on tailor-made, individual workouts. The team here (some of the best in the city) work with you to define and achieve your goals.
31 Claremont Rd., Barnet
The trek out to Barnet to see reflexologist Chantal Freegard (she makes North London home visits upon request) is a worthwhile exercise for anyone dealing with stress, insomnia, back problems, and infertility. Some say the energy changes in a room the minute she walks in. Part of her success comes from her long-standing practice in reflexology, and part comes from her foray into crystal healing. At the end of each session, she incorporates sound therapy using vibrating crystals from her personal collection, which she chooses intuitively for each client.
Cowshed Holland Park
119 Portland Rd., Holland Park
Known for minimal yet cozy décor and excellent, affordable treatments that are still luxe, Cowshed is one of those spots that's always reliable. The Holland Park location, which has an organic café, is probably our favorite: Don't miss their facials and peels (The vitamin C firming facial is a good option if sunspots are a concern, especially if you tack on the 15-minute, collagen-boosting eye treatment), and their own line of products. They have more than 10 locations now--a few more in London, one in Germany, one in Chicago, and one in New York.
Known for her Vita Liberata tan—an alcohol and perfume-free treatment that uses sugarcane agents to bronze the skin—Daniela works her magic on the go. Besides the convenience of an at-home spray tan, the formula is also especially gentle on sensitive skin.
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.
The Portland Hospital for Women and Children, 205-209 Great Portland St., Fitzrovia
Dr. Maalouf is wonderful with children, unflappable, and gentle. A highly recommended doctor.
72 Mortimer St., Fitzrovia
Opened in July, DryBy is a blow dry and nail art studio that has, in a short span of time, become much more than a salon. In muted tones of grey and pink, it's a haven of calm and relaxation for the working women of Fitzrovia. Aside from the fact that the friendly team are pros at what they do—whether its one of the five blow dry styles, or cool nail art—it's the heavenly interiors, the glass of Prosecco that comes with the treatment, and the owners, sisters Anita and Krisztina, welcoming demeanor. They also happen to have the largest selection of CND Shellac colors and the best nail art this city has to offer.
57 Harley Street, Marylebone
Ed, or Physio Ed is well known for providing rehabilitation for professional athletes, singers, and dancers at his Harley Street studio. In fact, he services, a majority of London's West End shows and music acts. Even if you're not one of the above, he, or any of the therapists at his clinic, are guaranteed to help you overcome any bodily ailment through manual therapy and a series of exercises tailored to your needs. The studio also includes a sizeable gym where they can prescribe personalized exercise routines for muscular rehab.
Having worked in fashion PR, Eve Kalinik understands the crazy pace at which some of her clients live, and how they might not have the time to make their own meals, let alone eat at regular hours. This is probably what makes her one of the most in-demand nutritional therapists of the moment. Eve focuses on teaching her clients new eating habits that they can actually stick to, and introducing foods that are within their reach. Plus, she's into the nitty-gritty, looking into hormone imbalances, food intolerances, and digestive issues when needed to get to the root of her patients' issues.
The Door, Catherine St., Covent Garden
Fabi Waisbort's West End practice is a go-to for the London theatre crowd. Using a mix of osteopathy, acupuncture, and massage, Fabi and his team will cure just about any pain or ailment whether you're performing or not.
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