If you’ve never experienced the benefits of acupuncture, the idea of getting poked with needles to relax may sound counterproductive, but Pricc, tucked away in Notting Hill, is determined to change the perception of this traditional Chinese therapy. Offering quick 30-minute treatments as well as longer sessions, the Pricc experts will get to work on your meridians to boost self-healing and circulation, as well as ease pain and balance hormones. Whether you’re struggling with low mood, poor digestion, unpredictable sleep patterns or painful periods, Pricc is the destination to have on your radar for better wellbeing.
The brainchild of nutritionist and naturopath Rhian Stephenson, also the former CEO of Psycle, Artah is known for its results-driven detox programmes, which can be done either online or via one of its annual retreats in Spain. Now, Artah is launching its own supplement range, and we predict big things. Rhian is a firm believer in tackling the root cause of disease through preventative medicine, and this comes through in the range – electrolyte powders that deeply hydrate, immune-boosting formulas that feature up-and-coming botanicals and gut supplements rooted in Ayurveda. We’ve got our eye on Artah’s Enhanced Nootropics, which blends 5HTP with high dose ashwagandha and B vitamins, the perfect formula for improved mood and anxiety. Launches on 18th November.
Free-from drinks are everywhere these days, but not all are created equal. Instead of masquerading as an alcohol-free spirit, Mother Root falls into its own category. Founded by Bethan Higson, who has been in the wine industry for over a decade, this punchy ginger-flavoured drink will fast become your winter go-to. Blended with intensely concentrated ginger, blossom honey, ginger extract and apple cider vinegar, mix it with sparkling water and a sprig of rosemary to create the perfect (and guilt-free) Friday night mocktail. Alternatively, add to warm water to soothe a sore, scratchy throat.
A monthly event series and live podcast recording hosted by women’s media platform Her Hustle at the London EDITION, Sex Talks is determined to raise awareness about women’s health and sexual pleasure. The second instalment, being held on 25th November, will explore the female orgasm with renowned clinical psychologist and psycho-sexologist Dr Karen Gurney. An informal evening featuring drinks, a fireside chat, and a sex therapy-inspired activity, we highly recommend booking asap as tickets for the previous event sold out within days.
Self Care Co.
Founder of Self Care Co. Nicole stumbled across aromatherapy when she was struggling with anxiety and low moods in her early 20s. Several years later, Self Care Co. is a name to know for luxe, eco-friendly candles. Hand-crafted in small batches and brimming with science-backed essential oils, they’re made from natural soy and are designed to naturally combat stress. Try Uplift – a blend of lavender and orange – on busy days, or get into the festive mood with Calm Christmas, a seasonal blend of cinnamon, wild orange and clove.
Whether you’ve recently made the decision to eat less dairy or are dairy intolerant, Coco’s Organic coconut yoghurts will be a welcome addition to your fridge. Made in a boutique coconuts-only factory in Kent using traditional methods, its yoghurt has a smooth, creamy texture with a mild coconut flavour and contains billions of live bacteria to nourish your gut. Each pot also contains 98% pure coconut milk – the highest coconut content on the market. Free from dairy, lactose, gluten and soya and available in five flavours (we love mango and passionfruit), the only problem you’ll have is choosing your favourite.
A third-generation energy healer of Caribbean descent specialising in transformational healing through sound, yoga, breathwork and meditation, Aysha Bell is the embodiment of things spiritual wellness. Find Aysha at The Refinery E9 on a Wednesday evening for mindful meditation and gong healing, or book her for a one-to-one session if you live in the capital. If you don’t live locally, Aysha’s curated collection of candles, herbal teas and meditation accessories will help you create your own sanctuary at home.
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Level up your post-workout smoothie with Four Sigmatic’s new Plant-Based Protein powder. As well as 15g of plant-based protein per serving (which is sourced from peas, hemp and pumpkin seeds), each scoop also contains an impressive dose of medicinal mushrooms, prized for their ability to boost the immune system, fight fatigue and relieve stress, as well as chia and coconut. Available in creamy cacao and sweet vanilla, you’ll find endless ways to get creative in the kitchen. Add to smoothies, shakes, porridge and pancakes to tick some serious health boxes in one go.
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