With the sunshine so rare this wet and oh-too-British summer, our girl Hannah Tan-Gillies ventured into bustling Fitzrovia to get her glow on at Glow Bar London.
Glow Bar is all about modern beauty and wellness. Founded by Sasha Sabapathy, Glow Bar’s ethos is focused on using natural remedies to help women deal with stress and improve their physical, mental and even sexual health. Glow Bar puts equal value on outer and inneer beauty, which is a philosophy we can definitely get behind.
Glow Bar London is a wellness buff’s dream. Upstairs it is a pastel-tinted café serving everything from adaptogen-spiked lattes to CBD tonics. And while you could easily get lost browsing Glow Bar London’s stylish array of crystals, powders and elixirs, don’t neglect to venture downstairs too. Because, underneath the café, Glow Bar offers a fully-kitted spa, complete with Chroma therapy-equipped infrared sauna pods.
The sauna experience is totally private, perfect for COVID-era relaxation. Each session lasts 45 minutes, starting at 60* and ending at around 70*. Don’t feel like you have to finish the whole session though, because believe me, it gets hot and quick too.
Infrared heat therapy has been proven to increase circulation, detoxification and boost the immune system. Not to mention, it’s a great way to spend some time for introspection and meditation, completely away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Saunas also release endorphins, reduce stress, and stimulates collagen – making you literally glow the moment you finish your session.
After 35 minutes of calm (and plenty of sweat), I too felt completely relaxed and ready to take on the week ahead. My skin was literally glowing and I feel lighter, calmer, and blissfully relaxed. I even treated myself to an adaptogen-infused latte, and honestly, I haven’t slept better than since before COVID kicked off.
So, whether you’re looking to improve your mood, enhance your circulation, or just find 45 minutes of peace and quiet, we highly we recommend booking your own sauna sesh at Glow Bar London, so you too can glow baby glow.