With each New Year come new resolutions for a healthier and more balanced lifestyle and we are often inspired by new wellness trends that encourage us to achieve new personal goals. For example, eco-conscious eating and personalized nutrition were hot practices in 2018, based on the premise that a properly nourished body keeps you healthy and happy.
Skincare is something that has always concerned women, and now also forms part of many men’s daily ritual. Nowadays skincare products have evolved from being laced with unpronounceable chemicals to using natural, eco-friendly and cruelty-free ingredients. At the same time, the trend is increasingly to take care of our bodies from the inside out.
Moving forward into 2019, health and wellness will continue to take centre stage; a happy body = a happy mind. London is the capital of the European wellness movement and is already showing signs of adopting innovative trends early. 2019 will be the year of Reiki Healing, Infrared Saunas, Tantra Massage and Sound Baths.
The concept behind spiritual skincare is simple – take good care of your energy so that you can heal your skin from within and look beautiful. For example, Reiki facial treatment concentrates on the head and upper chakras to bring about a sense of tranquillity and clarity. When your mind frees itself of worry and stress, the body relaxes and your face reflects the inner glow as a result of keeping your energies balanced. The Calmery (www.thecalmery.com) in London is growing in popularity for its Reiki facial treatments.
Infrared saunas are also becoming very popular, using heat lamps similar to those used in incubators to raise the body’s core temperature and induce a more intense way of sweating. The more the body sweats and releases toxins, the more it relaxes. The benefits following a session can include endorphin rushes, afterglow, improved circulation, a boost to your immune system and better quality of sleep. Glow Bar (glowbarldn.com) offers clients the option of booking a single infrared session or a package of multiple sessions at an affordable rate.
Tantra Massage in London
The art of Tantra massage is a very ancient massage therapy that has never gone out of fashion. Tantric massage uses sexual energy to help you reach a higher state of consciousness. Skilled tantra masseuses or masseurs use sensual touch all over your body to awaken energy fields that are dormant. The experience can give you feelings of total ecstasy and free you of both physical and mental pain. Always find a professional tantra therapist with experience to teach you and your partner the ways of Tantra so that you can fully experience the benefits of this ancient healing art.
Let the trained hands of a professional male masseur or masseuse soothe your body and nurture your sensual energies at Art Massage London (www.artmassagelondon.co.uk). They are specialist in outcall massage, so why not try a tantric massage session in the comfort of your own home or hotel room in London. You can book a session for yourself or with your partner.
Another trending holistic practice is sound therapy, or sound baths. This is a meditative session during which you lie flat on your back with your eyes closed and relax your mind to the therapeutic sounds of metal gongs and glass crystal bowls. The vibrations and echoes of the sounds stimulate brain frequencies that are associated with meditative and peaceful states of mind, cleansing negative energies. Following a session you will feel a sense of clarity and relief, although you might feel a little out of sorts the next day as any residual negative energies continue to clear away. Crystal Sound Lounge (crystalsoundlounge.com) in Central London offers group and individual sound baths.