A brand spanking new private member’s wellness club has recently opened in St James Square and we’re all ludicrously excited about it.
3 St James Square offers its lucky members a truly 7 star experience from the moment they arrive and are greeted courteously at the door by their name, to the moment they leave the stylish building – relaxed, revived and endorphins pumping.
I visited this urban haven after a busy day mincing about the shops in Oxford Street. I was craving solace and relaxation, and that’s exactly what I experienced. I was greeted with a cup of piping hot “Yogi Tea” – a soothing herbal blend of cardamon and cloves by artisan tea house Camellias.
I was then given a tour of the building and marvelled at the super slick gym boasting mahogany framed mirrors and state of the art exercise machines. There was a virtual reality golf room – perfect to practice your swing, and a swanky 3D body scanner to work out your ideal fitness plan.
The changing rooms featured Chanel perfumes, ghds and the latest Dyson hair dryers – ideal for those in a hurry to get back to work or out on the town looking perfectly coiffed. The glamorous relaxation room with an inviting sauna sports a glass roof, so you can gaze up at the sky above as you sweat away those pesky toxins.
The club was so luxurious and inviting, I decided to host a 7 Star Life guided meditation event at the venue, featuring goody bags packed with high end wellness brands such as Creative Nature Super Foods, The Naked Pharmacy, Ayurveda Pura, Jenna’s Food and Drink, Corkers Crisps, Protein Water Co and Noughty Haircare. The spacious exercise studio with bluetooth speakers and polished wooden floors helped make my event one to truly remember.
After a dreamy 30 minute meditation session in the club’s high tech meditation pod I was led to a plush room to trial the “St James’s Square Experience” – a 120 minute treatment comprised of a CARTIA facial and body-soothing hot stone massage.
My expert therapist, Lauren Gilmore, used a skin refining ultrasound machine to deep cleanse my pores before applying a skin-nourishing mask infused with saffron and 24 carat gold pigments. I was them treated to a full body hot stone massage using aromatherapy oils to help calm my thought-riddled mind.
I left feeling calm, content and with a radiant complexion – no Instagram filter needed.