Earls Court Health & Wellbeing
I have some good news. Some great news in fact, about your health.
The folks over at the Earls Court health & Wellbeing Centre aren’t just interested in curing you of a cough or a cold or, in my case, hypochondria. They actually want to see you improve all the way across the board, mind, body and soul. And with this goal in their sights they have put together a lovely set of programmes, almost entirely for free. Enjoy!
Earl’s Court Health and Wellbeing Centre 2b Hogarth Road London SW5 OPT 0207 341 0300
The Mission – Personal Fitness in Earls Court
The sun has been threatening to come out for some time here in Earls Court, but only in the last few days has it made good on those warnings and, as such, I haven’t felt the suffocating sensation of trying to squeeze into last year’s summer dress… until today.
I remember the days when summer wasn’t solely designed to make you feel rotund and desperately guilty with every lick of your ice-cream cone. The nauseating knowledge that after a certain point in your life these sweet distractions actually do make a semi-permanent pitt stop on your hips. In my case it’s as if I have been encased inside a whole extra person, a life sized Russian doll made of cellulite and claiming squatter’s rights on my body. And at times like these I need all the help I can get.
Lucky then that The Mission has opened its doors on the Old Brompton Road. A private exercise studio offering one on one services for those of us who are truly serious about shifting that bulk. A team of seven trainers, all with their own specialties, will knock you into shape in no time using the local parks as a backdrop as well as their private studio facilities.
As well as all the expected options that a personal training group might have, The Mission goes a few steps further, well, all the way to Andelucia for an exclusive (only 6 spaces are available on any one retreat) fitness camp away from all the temptations and divertissement of every day life.
If you can’t get away this summer then might I point you in the direction of the Vacu Therapy that they offer? It sounds a lot like what it is; get your self into some shorts and a tank top and climb inside the vacu booth. Its fat burning straight from the USA and your first session is free. There are some who swear by it, particularly those who are having trouble with that post-natal drift…
Oh wait, that’s me. See you there then.The Mission 249 Old Brompton Rd, Earls Court, SW5 9HP
Sabai Leela Health Spa Earls Court
Why is living in Earls Court so convenient? Because in addition to all the expected shops and services that exist within minutes of my front door, there are also a couple that shuttle this little pocket of West London into a whole new arena of accommodating.
One such gem is Sabai Leela, a high-end but very traditional Thai Massage and Health Spa. They stay open until 9pm each night. This means that you can put in a full day of work and still have time to calmly make your way to a deliciously relaxing 8pm massage appointment. And that’s the point isn’t it? Relax! Which, as it turns out, is exactly what Sabai Leela means.
There are other treatments on offer as well; facials, mani-pedis, acupuncture, reflexology and if you think you need it you can have a free osteopathic consultation to boot.
The decor is clean and calming, all straight lines, slate and candles. When you arrive you are shown to a private changing room where you are given a robe and slippers which you wear for the duration of your stay. Tranquility is all around you as you enter from water features gently bubbling in the corner to low lighting and soft atonal music sound tracking the whole experience.
Round off your treatment with some of the most amazing tea that has ever passed your lips. I can’t tell you what it’s called as the box was a veritable maze of squiggly Thai writing but I can say that even at a gasp inducing £29, I still bought some.
Now, sit back and relax…Sabai Leela 282 Old Brompton Rd, Earls Court, SW5 9HR 020 7373 7763 Mon-Fri: 12-9pm Sat/Sun: 10-9pm