We’ve undergone bad massages and inaccurate psychic readings (three kids by 30, really?), so you, dear reader, don’t have to. Today we bring you our top ten — tried-and-tested — ways to feel good.
1. Feeling off balance? Try a session with Western shaman Jo Bowlby. Her treatment incorporates everything from energy clearing to spiritual counselling and will leave you feeling calm and connected.
2. + 3. Hatha yoga teachers Nadia Narain and Jean Hall hold classes in the airy studios at Triyoga. You’ll be stretched and centered after 60-90 minutes. Plus, both offer private classes and organise retreats in the UK and abroad.
4. Vedic astrologer Bulbul Barrett will draw up your birth chart and answer questions about romance, career or family, and then tell you how to repair problems you’re carrying over from a past life.
5. There is nothing dignified about having a colonic, but somehow Amanda Griggs at Balance the Clinic makes it as pleasant an experience as possible.
6. Ex-bodyguard Andy Macdonald and his team at The Mission Personal Training Studios & Clinic use fun techniques (street combat, dance, gymnastics, kickboxing) to distract you from the intense fitness training.
7. Work with The Grinberg Method practitioner Victoria Oldham to reconnect your mind with your body with a combination of touch, breath, movement and physical exercise.
8. Brown Sugar to Your Door delivers delicious and nutritious lunch and dinner boxes to your home or office. Chef Christophe Riessfelder uses so many seasonal fruits and vegetables you’ll breeze through your five a day.
9. Australian massage therapist Courtney Wohling (07784 449534) combines her very deep tissue massage with energy work and myofascial release.
10. The Organic Pharmacy uses its natural products to nourish skin during a facial. Combine with lymphatic drainage and the face-lift massage, and you’ll look as good as new.
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