Before I’d even arrived at the Absolute Sanctuary, their wellbeing vibes oozed into my inbox. An email landed asking for my pillow preference, my favourite essential oils, and the prudent question – what exactly did […]

5 Star Fitness – A Wellness Escape To Oitavos!

The Oitavos, Portugal is a luxurious 5* hotel offering extensive fitness activities, delicious healthy food and superior spa treatments all in one beautiful, idyllic setting.  Bex Fairbrother investigates. The Lowdown If you are looking for […]

Hello Sunshine: A Hip & Healthy Holiday in Mauritius…

Le Telfair Spa Resort  I know it is a long way – a twelve hour flight is no joke, make sure to pack plenty of moisturiser in your hand luggage – but I can promise […]

Stress Management – An Ayurvedic Massage Reviewed

Treatment: Abhyanga – Ayurvedic Whole Body Massage (1 hour), £60 A relaxing massage that can help to improve lymph flow, stimulate the immune system and revitalise the entire body. Review: The ancient concept of Ayurveda […]

Health Speak: We chat to the founder of one of London’s hottest health havens, Grace Belgravia, Kate Percival

We chat to founder of Grace Belgravia, Kate Percival about food habits, running a business and Pierce Brosnan… What is the first thing you do in the morning? Sadly, I check my emails, jump in […]

Aim for the Spas, Kiddo: They could just solve all your health problems

I am going to tell you a little secret, I say ‘little’, it’s huge: spas are not what they seem. Over the years, spas have developed a threefold reputation as being expensive, decadent, and the predominant […]

Worldwide Wellness on your Doorstep: East Meets West in London and beyond

East Meets West Looking for the benefits of an Eastern treatment without setting foot out of the country? You’ve come to the right place says Frankie Rozwadowska With practices and traditions dating to over 2,000 years […]

Top Five Holistic Spa Treatments in London

It can be hard enough focusing on eating healthily and finding the time and energy to exercise, that we often completely neglect looking after our mind and body. Dedicating time to caring for yourself focusing […]

A Treatment A Day Keeps the Doctor Away: Three of the best treatments in London that are easy, affordable and effective

Well perhaps not every day, but introducing massages and facials into your life can make a difference to your health, here are three we recommend, says Sadie Macleod Having lived in Hong Kong, I took […]

When Two Becomes One: wine meets spa at The Yeatman in Portugal

Havens of tranquility where you can kick back and forget the madding world are increasingly harder to find. Hip & Healthy is left mesmerised by The Caudalie Spa at The Yeatman, in the magnificent World […]

Three reasons to visit Lyon

  Words By Harriet Chubb     To Eat and Run ‘If Paris is the heart of France then Lyon is the stomach’… a saying that becomes immediately evident from walking around the old town […]

Renew your sense of Wellbeing in Bali

Bali offers the perfect balance with its luxury spa estates, hidden yoga retreats and a shoreline blessed with some of the world’s best surfing breaks, not to mention the world-renowned Como Shambhala Estate Bali is […]