I will do absolutely anything in my quest for better wellness. I’ve tested Limitless-style nootropics to enhance my cognitive function, trialled the A-list’s favourite exercise classes, popped every (legal) pill and supplement under the sun and even spent a week at elusive health retreat, VivaMayr.
I’m #blessed that I’m often sent to trial these weird and wonderful new treatments through work so I appreciate that they’re not for the faint-hearted or budget-conscious (a week at VivaMayr involves a flight and will set you back at least £1,500), which is why I’m welcoming the arrival of a new wellness centre with open arms.
BelleCell, which literally means beautiful cell, is a dedicated clinic for health, wellbeing and beauty that’s just opened up in London, giving regular people access to the treatments previously reserved for the rich, famous and those ‘in the know’. The centre incorporates genetic and scientific lifestyle testing and procedures, offers personalised regenerative programmes and performance optimisation to help you achieve optimal wellness.
All programmes are tailored to your personal biology and are created with molecular wellness in mind to give your cells just what they need. This is the future of health, right here on our doorstep. The team promise to help visitors reach peak performance by fine tuning their bodies to perform at their best mentally and physically through a combination of science, technology, nutrition, performance, oxygen therapies and biohacking techniques.
Hidden in an unassuming courtyard behind the Ritz, I descend the spiral staircase to BelleCell and momentarily feel like an extra in a James Bond film. The futuristic furniture, blue lighting and immaculately-dressed staff is super boujee and I immediately feel ‘well’. Ah, the placebo effect.
I’m booked in for Airnergy & Inhalation and High-Tech Head Massage. Airnergy & Inhalation involves taking deep breaths of energised air from a tube that’s popped into your nose to regenerate cells and promote longevity. Benefits include regenerating your cells, boosting energy, increasing mental agility, strengthening your immune system and increasing circulation. Whilst I’m breathing in the pure, clean air (a far cry from the Tube smog I’m accustomed to), I wear a clever headset that treats me to a High-Tech Head Massage that’s designed to give a tension-relieving, circulation-boosting treatment to your head and scalp. Benefits include: relieving pressure in head and temples, relieving pressure in the neck and back, various heat and strength settings and soothes your pressure points. As a lifetime sufferer of migraines, I’m desperate for this guy to work his magic on my tense head. Two minutes in and I immediately feel zen. The head massage is the best I’ve ever had and the pressure and speed can be adjusted via a handy controller.
Yes, I feel good, but has it done good? Now for the science stuff…
“The procedures at BelleCell reduce damage on a cellular level and improve the body’s natural regeneration, which in turn increases the optimisation of our cells and allows them to work at their best,” explains my practitioner. “These advancements mean we can increase our lifespan but also, by utilising the knowledge of our DNA, increase our health span. Basically, BelleCell tackles the ageing of our cells, which can help us to remain healthier for longer.”
Other treatments on offer include a Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, which involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurised environment with benefits like increased energy, healing and regeneration, as well as Energise-Me Myers drip designed to boost your energy and revitalise your body. If you’re looking to splurge on your wellness, you can embark on a full regenerative programme, which can be tailor-made based on your wellness and goals and incorporate as many of these weird and wonderful wellness treatments as your body desires.
Welcome to the future.