There are spas and there are spas. Some are designed for a quick fix, hurried ‘fashion’ pick me up, and others have an alternative approach to beauty, and are designed to help you relax and chill out.
The newly opened Gazelli House on bustling Walton Street in Chelsea, is definitely one of the latter. Known for their groundbreaking non-abrasive skincare treatments, using their signature ‘white oil’, the therapists take their time to tap into your emotional state as well as physical wellbeing in order to ascertain your lifestyle before prescribing a personal bespoke treatment; The new home plans to build on this philosophy, and the soft leather furnishings, art deco artworks and parquet flooring only add to the personal journey you partake, when you step over the threshold.
Imagine a place where you could pop along for some precious ‘me time’. A place where you are made to feel at home and have no guilt for treating yourself. It’s a place to re-charge your energy and nuture your skin, yet without realising, you leave with a fuller soul.
It’s more than a shop and a spa, although the Gazelli skincare products are available to try or buy; The concept is for you to pop along and enjoy a herbal tea, browse the bookshelves, enjoy the art and soak up the nik-naks (which are for sale too). The brand is selling a lifestyle and this has been exquisitely curated over a three floor home. It is as unlike any spa I have ever been in. With the beautiful back terrace, complete with handmade Spanish tiles, whitewashed walls and impromptu film screenings, clients are encouraged to spend quality time in the parlour or library and lingering is encouraged!
With workshops and informal visiting practioner talks, planned for the communal areas, I have no doubt that there will be someone interesting to meet, and something to learn any time you pop by. Poetry readings, supper clubs and games nights are set to turn this into a community for like minded people, all happy to share knowledge and socialise.
With three tranquil treatment rooms located at the basement level, the atmosphere is calm and inviting. There is no attention spared here either, with a chaise lounge subtly positioned in the communal area, so you can meditate/contemplate pre or post therapy with no-one rushing you on, to get the next client in.
The two rooms in the attic of the house, are the piece de resistance, and are set to offer all kinds of exciting services. Perfectly intimate for life coaching, kinesiology, meditation and acupuncture, clients are actively encouraged to discuss their needs and goals, to find the right approach for their wellbeing and personal development.
Overall, the Gazelli House promises to be a place where you can gain confidence and address what has been holding you back. It’s magical. I want to go back.