Eight London addresses for a wellbeing pick-me-up

Where tastemakers turn for facials, massage and acupuncture

Sally Greene likes to relax in the spa at the Bulgari Hotel, Knightsbridge
Sally Greene likes to relax in the spa at the Bulgari Hotel, Knightsbridge

Sally Greene, theatre impresario, producer and restaurateur

“I’ll go for an occasional massage or have my nails done at the KX club in Chelsea – the juices are some of the tastiest and freshest I’ve ever had. Then I’ll have lunch and use the spa at the Bulgari Hotel.” KX, 151 Draycott Ave, London SW3 (020-7584 5333; kxlife.co.uk). Bulgari Hotel, 171 Knightsbridge, London SW7 (020-7151 1010; bulgarihotels.com).

Sophie Hulme’s go-to facialist is Debbie Thomas, who uses micro-needling and laser resurfacing techniques
Sophie Hulme’s go-to facialist is Debbie Thomas, who uses micro-needling and laser resurfacing techniques

Sophie Hulme, accessories designer

“Debbie Thomas does facials with a lot of technology – it’s like going into a spaceship, but she is brilliant with sensitive skin.” D Thomas Clinic, 25 Walton St, London SW3 (020-7118 9000; dthomas.com).

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Ruth Chapman, co-founder of Matchesfashion.com

“I see Silvio Andrade for acupuncture at least once a fortnight, which stops me from becoming overwhelmed. And Vaishaly for facials – they are really holistic and relaxing, and include a craniosacral treatment. She releases all the stress at the back of my head and I drift off every time.” Silvio Andrade, 07957-325 399; classicalacupuncture.co.uk. Vaishaly, 51 Paddington St, London W1 (020-7224 6088; vaishaly.com).

Ruth Chapman finds facials at The Vaishaly Clinic, in Marylebone, holistic and relaxing
Ruth Chapman finds facials at The Vaishaly Clinic, in Marylebone, holistic and relaxing

Mary McCartney, photographer

I thoroughly recommend facialist Yvonne Martin for her facial massage. When I pamper myself, it’s only ever to relax – and both her salon and the treatment are very calming.” Yvonne Martin Beauty Clinic, 5-6 Clarendon Terrace, London W9 (020-7266 2127; yvonnemartin.co.uk).

Adam Nathaniel Furman visits the Chi Yu Wellness Centre, in Marylebone, for massage and acupuncture
Adam Nathaniel Furman visits the Chi Yu Wellness Centre, in Marylebone, for massage and acupuncture

Peter Ting, ceramicist

“The treatments of acupuncturist Giles Davies combine the Five Element and traditional Chinese medicine approaches. I go five times a year for my seasonal adjustments. It works.” The Barry Road Clinic, 15 Barry Rd, London SE22 (07739-414 210; gilesdavies.com).

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Lara Bohinc, jewellery and accessories designer

“I go to homeopathic facialist Dr Tatyana Telnikoff once a month. She topically applies and injects homeopathic medicines to the skin and also does facial acupuncture. Her treatments really work.” 07947-073 148; health-alternative.com.

Nicholas Cullinan, gallery director

“I’m pretty low-maintenance, but I like Brockwell Lido hydrotherapy centre. I just go there to relax. I also swim in its great outdoor pool and will often spend the day there, reading and visiting the café.” Brockwell Lido, Brockwell Park, Dulwich Rd, London SE24 (020-274 3088).

Adam Nathaniel Furman, artist-designer

“For massage and acupuncture, I go to a Japanese wellness centre in Marylebone called Chi Yu. There’s a woman who works there called Mami – she’s amazing.” Chi Yu Wellness Centre, 36 George St, London W1 (020-7486 0304; chi-yu.co.uk).

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