Self-care is all about putting yourself first, both physically and mentally. Creating the perfect work-life balance can be difficult and we can often forget how important it is to take care of ourselves. Whether you’re a fan of a spot of pampering or an exercise class that gets your sweat on there are plenty of ways to that you can relax in the City of London. Here’s our pick of the best ways to practice self-care in the City.
Treat your body
Just moments away from Liverpool Street is a lovely hidden gem in Andaz Hotel, Aliona’s Beauty Corner. If you’re struggling with aches and knots, then this is the place to try. The deep-tissue massage incorporates soft tissue release and muscle energy techniques to achieve the best results. Deep tissue massage helps to speed up muscle recovery by breaking down knots and increasing blood flow circulation through certain areas. Aliona, will work her magic to get rid of those aches, pains, and knots. The ambience in the hotel for this massage is fantastic, the calming music will help you enjoy 60 minutes of pure relaxation.
40 Liverpool Street, EC2M 7QN
Get the glow
There is no doubt that you have heard the hype around the HydraFacial. If you’re looking for an instant glow for your skin after a treatment, then look no further than the power of the HydraFacial. Pulse Light Clinic, located in Bank will ensure that you are looked after with their experts and this amazing treatment takes less than an hour. This non-invasive treatment is a multi-step procedure that caters to a wide range of skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, congested pores, and dehydrated skin. The HydraFacial is a unique treatment that is suitable for all skin types, making it an ideal choice for anyone looking to achieve healthier, more radiant skin. The treatment is applied in six steps; cleansing and exfoliation, acid peel, extractions, detox and the last step is red and infrared LED light. A fabulous treatment to try if you’re looking for a glow straight after your treatment.
20 Eastcheap, EC3M 1EB
Take some time out for a coffee
The City is full of amazing coffee shops and there’s nothing quite like enjoying your favourite caffeine drink whilst indulging in a good book. Well, if that sounds appealing then be sure to check out Old Spike.
Old Spike offer a great selection of coffee, including, the standard espresso, iced coffee, and latte. However, for those who are not huge coffee lovers, they have a great variety of herbal teas to try alongside fresh juices. The chai latte is a great shout.
Undoubtedly, Old Spike is everything you would expect from a coffee shop based in the City.
80 Fenchurch St, EC3M 4BY
Try out a new exercise class
Just a few moments away from Shoreditch High Street Overground station, Psycle’s 45-minute sessions will challenge your whole body. You are able to choose from four intensive workouts – Ride, Barre, Strength and Yoga – and take to the bike while incorporating elements into the cycle. The sophisticated studio is all about community and expert advice.
17-23 Whitby St, E1 6JU
If you’re looking for an exercise class that is jam-packed full of fun and excitement, then Bouncefitbody is one to try. The signature trampoline-based workouts are led by highly trained instructors who help you to work up a sweat. The class usually consists of 45 minutes cardio and 15 minutes on toning. This exercise class is undoubtedly fun and a great alternative to your normal evening in the gym. Most certainly a great workout and a fun way of exercising. Why not give it a whirl?
Escape to a green space in the City
There is no shortage of wonderful parks within the City of London. Whether you’re looking to get your steps in or just clear your mind, the power of a good walk can often be underestimated. Why not head over to Seething Lane Garden or Postman’s Park for some fresh air?
Seething Lane Garden
Seething Lane Garden, EC3N 4AT
Products to try
OLVERUM Bath Oil, is a unique and luxurious aromatic blend of carefully selected essential oils which combine to ease stress and relax tension in both mind and body. Typically, 125ml is enough for 25 baths.
Skin Bureaux, Vitamin C Serum
Protect, calm, hydrate and brighten skin every day with this supercharged vitamin C serum which has been expertly formulated with a blend of high-performance anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients. This will have your skin glowing and refreshed.
RINGANA has launched its popular RINGANA travel sets with even more eco-friendly containers. As of now, our fresh skin care for when you’re travelling comes in pouches. Available in three different versions to suit every skin type – FRESH travel set light, FRESH travel set medium and FRESH travel set rich – plus, in the interests of sustainability, each set comes in a handy, transparent RINGANA travel bag (approx. 20 x 25 cm) made of recycled PET. This is a great product to try!