Want to shake up your health and beauty regime? We’ve rounded up this year’s best pioneering treatments and trends, including the best beauty treatments in Knightsbridge
Words: Sophie Goddard
Feeling good in 2024 – Beauty Treatments in Knightsbridge
Wellness has come a long way since humdrum whale music and lacklustre massages – today an impressive array of cutting-edge, science-backed treatments and carefully tailored holistic programmes are at our fingertips, designed to leave us feeling happier, healthier and completely revitalised. Here, we explore the latest offerings in Knightsbridge…
This is a type of medical massage focused on the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. It helps encourage lymph nodes to drain, leaving us feeling lighter (goodbye fluid retention) and more energised, as well as helping ease tension and reduce post-injury swelling. Physiotherapist Nil Mutluer, based at The Wellness Clinic at Harrods, offers a highly rated “light-touch” massage to assist with the natural drainage of the lymph (£200 for 90 minutes). Likewise, The Light Salon at Harvey Nichols – which uses LED light therapy to stabilise and strengthen the skin’s structure – offers a transformative Skin Reset LED facial incorporating a bespoke lactic and salicylic acid peel with lymphatic draining facial massage techniques (£105/45 minutes). Or, why not turn to massage queen, physiotherapist Flavia Morellato and her famous FM Method (from £150) at her Harvey Nichols clinic? There, she offers everything from post-partum to detox treatments.
Squeamish? Look away now, since the wellness world is turning to needle-based treatments and the results seemingly speak for themselves. See Knightsbridge’s The London Beauty Clinic, which offers IV drips and NAD+ injections (short for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide), designed to combat mental and physical fatigue, from £150. Similarly, The Dr Rasha Clinic now offers tailored micro-needling treatments to stimulate skin’s collagen and elasticity, helping reduce sun damage, stretch marks or hyperpigmentation (from £250). Needles are even being used to improve our locks, too. The Bulgari Spa – aka the Rolls-Royce of spas – now offers the famous HR3 Matrix treatment for hair (£350 for 60 minutes) using micro derma-pen injections to deliver a specially customised mineral complex to follicles, increasing blood circulation and stimulating growth. Or for a full-body holistic approach, try the spa’s medical acupuncture instead (from £240) which helps target everything from inflammation to circulation issues.
By now, most of us know the benefits of treatments like cryotherapy (using extremely cold temperatures to boost our mental and physical health) but in 2024, we’re going one step further. The iS Clinical Fire and Ice Facial (£180) found at The Berkeley Hotel’s luxurious Bamford Spa, is a rejuvenating facial incorporating “fire”, an intensive resurfacing masque that exfoliates and increases circulation, and “ice”, a soothing masque that cools and hydrates skin. The results? Plump, dewy-looking skin in an hour. And coming soon to Knightsbridge is exclusive spa and member’s club Surrenne, located within The Emory. With everything from hammam retreats and an uber-luxe pool to a functional fitness studio and recovery suite, whiling away a few hours promises to be positively blissful. But it’s their thermal offerings piquing our interest, AKA a state-of-the-art sauna and steam area (with a four-aroma system, no less) and “snow shower” (POA), dubbed a more “gentle” approach to cryotherapy.
Already a fan of CBD (Cannabidiol) drops? Next stop: CBD massage. The Bulgari Spa’s Stress Melting Ritual (£300 for 90 minutes) uses CBD from Kloris – a broad spectrum, sustainably sourced and organic brand – and incorporates aromatherapy and hot stone massage, tailored to specific areas in need (it’s highly recommended for menstrual cramps and backache). Similarly, the nearby Lanesborough Club & Spa offers an ILA CBD Immersion treatment (£315 for 105 minutes), a full body and facial treatment aiming to release tension, nourish and restore through the “three pathways of healing” (that’s your feet, abdomen and face, FYI). Feeling zen yet?
Sophie Goddard is a freelance journalist and former features editor at Cosmopolitan and entertainment editor at Marie Claire