What’s New In Wellness This Month?
New health restaurant
Expect a fine-dining menu that focuses on vegetables and plant-based dishes with a sustainable and low-waste philosophy. The kitchen itself will be headed up by chefs Fabrice Jacquet and Beth Olivier who will be approaching the menu with a ‘less is more’ principle, championing organic and sustainable produce. There is also a six-course tasting menu paired with natural wines and beers.
New wellness product
Support your immune system and swerve winter lurgys with this nutritional drink, that can be taken morning or evening. Filled with ingredients such as powerful Chaga Mushroom, Sea Buckthorn, Fermented Turmeric Root, Chaga Mushroom, Astragalus Root, and Mango, as well as vitamin C, D, zinc and selenium. It’s also great for helping beat fatigue and getting you through those hectic days.
Oh, and it tastes great too; a vibrant mango flavour with a kick of turmeric.
Drink 5 x 10g sachets. £14.95
New wellness brand
Drawing from Dr. Vali’s two decades of dermatological and medical expertise, expect skin care tech that really works.
Dr Vali herself is a twice medically board-certified dermatologist; her Cutis: Ultimate Micro-Contouring Tool helps to de-puff, whilst lifting, tightening and radiating the face. Her skin care range, although small, takes biohacking to another level, promoting skin healing and regeneration, using your own cells to help fix skin.
Head to Selfridges London on Oxford Street for the By Dr. Vali 360 Experiential Centre. It’s set to become the leading destination for cosmetic dermatology and personalised wellbeing programmes, so it’s definitely worth a visit.
Available online at www.bydrvali.com and Selfridges
New wellness technology
If your digestion is holding you back; perhaps you suffer from IBS or SIBO, then measuring how well you digest foods using this advanced breath testing device, can help you manage symptoms. Monitor your meals, stress, sleep and symptoms and test your fermentation level with personalised, real-time results.
You can purchase an Intolerance Kit (£39) too, which contains packets of lactose, fructose, sorbitol, and inulin; four key ‘trigger’ foods. For three hours, you’ll need to measure your breath every 15 minutes, so it does require some commitment; however, it’s no doubt a useful tool.
PRICE - £189
New wellness retreat
Escape to wellness with a selection of carefully curated Day Spa and Residential Experiences in London’s most luxurious spa.
There are a number of retreats available, including the Indulgent Day Retreat (£600 pp) which includes a 1 hour ESPA Aromatherapy Massage, Dr Barbara Sturm Signature Facial, a sea salt and oil body scrub, champagne lunch and a relaxation time in the thermal spa facilities. Expect a day of bliss; for an extra £80 you can wrap things up with a blow-dry.
New wellness app
Inject some peace into your day with guided meditations that calm, motivate and inspire.
The Superhuman app takes meditation to another level; enjoy meditations at any time of day. You’ll find running, walking, seated, legs up the wall, mirror and even cleaning meditations. Plus, many more. According to research by Superhuman, 95% of users felt a big shift within just one week. The app essentially uses principles based in science and psychology to help people transform their lives.
Former Beauty Editor Joanna is now an acupuncturist, having developed a love of Chinese Medicine from a young age.
On Joanna’s aesthetically-pleasing Instagram page, she posts videos and photos of acupuncture in practice, as well as pics of her sweet daughter, Noah, plus inspiring quotes and tips to help connect body and mind.
Those wanting a treatment from Joanna, who is based in London and Surrey, can choose from facial acupuncture, and body acupuncture.
According to Joanna, the World Health Organisation recommends acupuncture treatment for over 100 health conditions following extensive clinical trials. These include menstrual pain, PMS, morning sickness, lower back pain and gastrointestinal pain as well as insomnia, depression, and addiction.