SAV­ING GRACE

In to­day’s stress­ful times, Lon­don-based Grace Bel­gravia of­fers women a plethora of so­lu­tions ded­i­cated to liv­ing well and be­ing healthy

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Grace Bel­gravia of­fers women so­lu­tions ded­i­cated to liv­ing well and be­ing healthy

ASK ANY­ONE IF THEY’RE FEEL­ING stressed out, and chances are the an­swer will be yes a ma­jor­ity of the time. Strug­gling to bal­ance work and life, many women find them­selves sorely be­set and in need of some re­lax­ation and re­ju­ve­na­tion – and that’s where Grace Bel­gravia, housed in a his­toric build­ing with airy, light-filled in­te­ri­ors in Knights­bridge, comes in. Cre­ated with the spe­cific goal of pro­vid­ing an ideal set­ting for women of all ages and back­grounds to meet and spend some qual­ity time, Grace Bel­gravia is a pri­vate women’s club that of­fers a ver­i­ta­ble panoply of treat­ments and ther­a­pies at the Med­i­cal and Well­be­ing Clinic, and also gives mem­bers ac­cess to a world-class spa and gym, a health-fo­cused restau­rant, and a host of cu­rated events.

“Women play so many roles that we some­times for­get the sense of self – our true pur­pose and how to nav­i­gate this thing called Life,” says the club’s Med­i­ta­tion & Mind­ful­ness Spe­cial­ist, Padma Co­ram. She is part of a team of ex­perts who pro­vide pre­ven­ta­tive medicine and other ther­a­pies fo­cused on health and well­be­ing.

While non-mem­bers also have ac­cess to the Clinic and its treat­ments and ther­a­pies, mem­bers can use the club to at­tend events on var­i­ous top­ics – such as art and cul­ture, health, well­be­ing, busi­ness and cur­rent af­fairs – or just meet friends and col­leagues, go in for a re­lax­ing spa treat­ment, hit the gym, or sim­ply find some ‘me’ time.

Med­i­cal treat­ments of­fered range from der­ma­tol­ogy, phys­io­ther­apy and cos­metic medicine, to hor­mone ther­apy, gy­ne­col­ogy, en­vi­ron­men­tal and nutri­tional medicine, and ge­netic test­ing. Well­be­ing treat­ments cover a wide gamut of top­ics, in­clud­ing weight ther­apy, stress and re­lax­ation treat­ments, fit­ness pro­grams, ag­ing well, en­ergy and re­vi­tal­iza­tion so­lu­tions, and sleep en­hance­ment. Mean­while, the Grace Spa of­fers pi­o­neer­ing pre­ven­ta­tive and cu­ra­tive tech­nol­ogy, as well as meso-peels, medi­cos­metic fa­cials, non-sur­gi­cal facelifts and med­i­cally ad­min­is­tered laser treat­ments.

The main phi­los­o­phy at Grace Bel­gravia is to help women live healthily and hap­pily, while ag­ing well. “Ev­ery one of us wakes up want­ing to have a happy, healthy day. Our ver­sions of hap­pi­ness may vary, but nev­er­the­less, the ul­ti­mate goal is to feel safe, se­cure, healthy and happy,” Padma as­serts. “A good bal­ance is es­sen­tial. I help peo­ple find this bal­ance.” @grace­bel­gravia

“OUR SKIN IS THE BIG­GEST or­gan in our body and it re­flects our health and well­be­ing,” says Dr Zeina Knio.

“Study­ing the skin, mi­cro­scop­i­cally and macro­scop­i­cally, in ad­di­tion to anti-ag­ing pro­cesses, has al­ways been of spe­cial in­ter­est to me. The grat­i­tude we as der­ma­tol­o­gists see on our pa­tients’ faces af­ter we treat their skin and make them look and feel bet­ter is price­less.”

A skin­care ex­pert, Dr Knio’s spe­cific ar­eas of ex­per­tise at Obagi Medispa lie in re­ju­ve­nat­ing treat­ments and fa­cial fillers. In terms of a gen­eral skin well­ness ap­proach, she ad­vo­cates the fol­low­ing: “Main­tain­ing proper skin hy­giene and us­ing a suit­able reg­i­men of creams, in­clud­ing a sun­screen, has to be a daily rit­ual. Then, in­cor­po­rat­ing ad­di­tional pro­ce­dures in a clinic ev­ery few months is cru­cial to keep the skin ra­di­ant and young.”

Hav­ing started with Obagi Medispa in Beirut, Le­banon, be­fore her stint in Dubai, Dr Knio is a ver­i­ta­ble pro in such clin­i­cal pro­ce­dures, and she be­lieves that Obagi Medispa of­fers a com­pet­i­tive edge in that its “care­fully-se­lected team of der­ma­tol­o­gists and highly skilled health­care per­son­nel, com­bined with Dr Suzan Obagi’s young and dy­namic prin­ci­ples on skin health restora­tion and re­ju­ve­na­tion, makes Obagi Medispa the best in the line of med­i­cal aes­thet­ics and skin­care within the set­ting of a lux­ury spa.”

Dr Knio con­firms that skin re­ju­ve­na­tion treat­ments are the most pop­u­lar at Obagi Medispa, and that the fa­cil­ity stays up to date with ad­vance­ments in medicine and tech­nol­ogy to en­sure its cut­ting-edge ser­vice of­fer­ing. “Our goal is to al­ways find the best pos­si­ble so­lu­tion and ser­vices for our pa­tients,” she adds.

For starters, she says, “We are very ex­cited about our new and wider range of skin­care reg­i­mens, Suzanobag­imd prod­ucts, which were de­signed for the pur­pose of de­liv­er­ing pre­scrip­tion and strength in­gre­di­ents to the skin on a deep, cel­lu­lar level.”

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