As anyone who has lived or spent a significant period of time in the city will tell you, London can be a hectic place. That said, it is still possible, and recommended, to find oases of calm in all that chaos. Day spas offer a great way of getting away from it all and enhancing your inner calm and sense of well-being without having to make arrangements with your employers long in advance or making a serious dent in your holiday time allowance. A London day spa will offer a huge range of options for experienced spa visitors as well as those who want to dip their toe in the water and see what all the fuss is about. From massages and saunas, to facials and detoxes, spa treatments provide both relaxation for both body and mind.
If you are looking for something situated in the heart of the city, you can't go far wrong with Akasha spa. Located just around the corner from Piccadilly Circus, the immensity of the building in which you will find this unique spa is such that it really does seal you away from the craziness just outside its door. Akasha spa offer a tour service that takes you on a relaxation journey through the different rooms which are all themed around the idea of the elements: Earth, Water, Fire and Air. For those prioritising a tranquil experience, the May Fair Spa is well worth a try. Focusing on a peaceful experience for its guests, the spa goes to great lengths to whisk you away from its chaotic Mayfair location and plant you firmly in another world entirely. A little time spent in the sauna and steam chamber designed to simulate a lounge beneath the night-time sky comes highly recommended.
Even experienced day spa-goers can find something new and exotic in London's day spas. Chuan spa is new and much talked about spa that offers something quite different. The Chuan balancing treatment is their trademark technique and is inspired by the art of pressure point manipulation methods from China, forming something wholly new out of ancient treatments. Located in Marylebone, the entire experience offered is methodical and feels like a combination of a luxury treatment and a complete body overhaul.
For those seeking something with a bit more of a local feel, Cowshed Primrose Hill is the latest location to join the Cowshed ranks. With a farmhouse cafe to chill out in, filled with decor straight from the British countryside, this is relaxation of a different kind, inextricably linked to a style of country living that is slow paced and close to nature. There is a huge range of activities to help enhance your feeling of calm and well-being here, with a multitude of skin treatments and massages available.