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Preventative Wellness for 2018 - COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, London

November, 2017
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COMO Shambhala Urban Escape — the holistic wellness centre at COMO Metropolitan London — is advocating an alternative approach to the traditional post-Christmas cleanse. Instead of embarking on a quick-fix New Year diet and detox, guests are being encouraged to focus on their overall wellbeing, both inside and out, with a longer-term commitment.
This approach towards preventative wellness is reflected in a wealth of treatments on offer that help replenish energy levels and teach guests about a different way of living. By committing to a more regular wellness schedule, our expert staff, from our yoga instructor to remedial and shiatsu masseuse, are able to form much deeper, more nurturing relationships. Guests will also become part of our community with access to our series of wellness events, and inspirational workshops with visiting specialists.
Among the longer-term treatments with real benefits is acupuncture, a traditional Chinese healing technique based on Taoist philosophy. After just one session with an expert practitioner, the body’s energy flow or ‘Qi’ will be revived, leaving guests feeling calm and refreshed. With a series of regular treatments, guests will be committing to a lifestyle of preventative wellness that has been part of Chinese culture for the last 2,000 years. This is extremely beneficial to those living with stress, and sluggish systems, be it lymphatic of digestive.
For a taste of some of these experiences, COMO Metropolitan London is also offering a Body, Mind and Spirit package, ideal for those wishing to recharge after the hustle and bustle of Christmas while getting a taste of the serious wellness philosophy we subscribe to. A peaceful setting allows guests to unwind, rest and recuperate in an urban sanctuary where wellness always comes first.
The one- or two-night stay includes:
  • Accommodation in a Metropolitan Park Room
  • Breakfast from the COMO Shambhala menu
  • A 60-minute session with Intuitive Counselor Susan King or stress management consultant Toby Maguire
  • A 60-minute session with a professional personal trainer, yoga teacher or Rolfing expert
  • A 60-minute COMO Shambhala Massage and footbath
  • A copy of the COMO Shambhala cookbook, The Pleasures of Eating Well
For guests who can’t commit to an overnight wellness programme, COMO Metropolitan London still has plenty of opportunities to focus on holistic health, from a signature COMO Shambhala Massage to a Dr Hauschka facial. Non-residents can enjoy COMO Shambhala Cuisine, which is served all day in the lobby lounge, offering a perfectly calibrated mix of raw and cooked ingredients to boost concentration and energy, and balance blood-sugar levels.
For more information please contact:
Dominique Backhouse Group PR Manager- Asia 
Tel: +852 90881096
About COMO Metropolitan London
COMO Metropolitan London is a cool, contemporary hotel located on Old Park Lane. Numerous suites overlook Hyde Park, the green heart of London. Interiors are pared-back yet cosseting, and complimentary Wi-Fi is offered throughout. Featuring the Japanese-Peruvian restaurant Nobu, as well as the Met Bar which continues to be a cult classic featuring a unique cocktail menu and classic British cuisine served all day. Guests can also retreat to the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, offering a full range of holistic Asian therapies in addition to yoga and a fully-equipped gym.
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About COMO Shambhala
Founded in 1997, COMO Shambhala is owner Christina Ong’s realisation of her personal vision of what comprises a meaningful wellness experience. The brand ethos is simple and uncompromising: a transformative, 360-degree approach to wellness that aims to inspire commitment to lifelong physical and mental wellbeing for every individual. Health-giving cuisine, exercise including Pilates and yoga, massage and bodywork, treatments, ancient healing therapies and intuitive counselling are delivered in a nurturing environment by COMO Shambhala’s expert therapists from across the globe.
COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali is the brand’s flagship retreat, but the brand’s ethos can be accessed at all COMO’s properties around the world. There are COMO Shambhala Retreats at COMO Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos, COMO Point Yamu in Phuket, COMO Uma Paro and COMO Uma Punakha in Bhutan, COMO Maalifushi and COMO Cocoa Island in the Maldives and at COMO Uma Ubud in Bali. There are also city-based COMO Shambhala Urban Escapes at COMO Metropolitan hotels in Miami, Bangkok and London as well as COMO The Treasury in Perth Australia. There is a standalone COMO Shambhala Urban Escape centre in the heart of Singapore.
COMO Shambhala Cuisine is a specially-developed culinary system with specific nutritional purposes that can help boost concentration and energy, and balance blood-sugar levels. COMO Shambhala Cuisine menus are available at all COMO Hotels and Resorts worldwide.
COMO Shambhala at Home is a range of massage oils, body care, hair care, home and travel products - available for purchase at every COMO property and online - based on the principles of aromatherapy, using premium-grade pure essential oils.
About COMO Hotels and Resorts
Headquartered in Singapore, The COMO Group represents Christina Ong’s unique vision of contemporary living. This encompasses the hospitality collection known as COMO Hotels and Resorts, the international luxury fashion retailer Club 21, the award-winning wellness concept COMO Shambhala and the philanthropic COMO Foundation.
COMO Hotels and Resorts offers personalised luxury travel experiences in its four categories, COMO in the Soul, COMO in the City, COMO on the Beach and COMO in the Wilds through individualised service, commitment to holistic wellness and award-winning cuisine. Each property is hand-picked and individually curated, including COMO The Halkin in London, COMO The Treasury in Perth, Australia and three COMO Metropolitan properties in London, Bangkok and Miami Beach. COMO on the Beach encompasses COMO Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos, COMO Cocoa Island, and COMO Maalifushi in the Maldives, COMO Point Yamu in Phuket, Thailand, and three COMO Uma experience resorts in Bali and Bhutan.
COMO also manages, in partnership with COMO’s sister brand in wellness, COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali. This flagship wellness retreat offers an integrated and immersive restorative experience that enables real and lasting improvements one’s health. COMO Shambhala products, services, cuisine, treatments and spa facilities are also available within each COMO property.
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