These are the wellness trends you need to know about right now - including eco-keto eating and spiritual skin

It’s all about butt boot camp and BioMeditation in Hollywood.

24 Oct 2018

Wellness has become a £500bn-plus global industry and is set to grow to £632bn by 2021, according to Euromonitor International. Woah.

From brain boosting nutrition, eco-keto eating and fat fasting to immersive fitness classes in the home, reiki energy facials and child gyms, the world of wellness shows no signs of stopping when it comes to new innovations that aim to boost consumer health and wellbeing.

While you might just be getting up to speed with yoga, meditation and green juices, you're lightyears away from the folk in LA, who are already embracing the hottest wellness trends across the pond.

Pullman London St Pancras has partnered with Healthista to reveal the key health, wellness and fitness trends for 2019, while GLAMOUR's LA wellness correspondent, Luciana Bellini, has reported on the hottest wellness trends coming straight out of LA. Here's how we're going to be doing wellness in 2019...

Eco-Keto eating

This year, the ketogenic diet soared in popularity, with regimes such as Whole30 and the Keto Reset Diet encouraging consumers to strictly shun all carbohydrates, grains and sugar in favour of vegetables, animal fat and meat.

With keto-focused diets tried, tested and proven to work for weight loss, issues around its lack of eco-friendliness have become a big focus with meat requirements impacting the planet as the livestock industry generates the same amount of greenhouse gases as global transport combined.

As a result, a new breed of the eco-conscious are adopting the same high-fat, high protein principles that work for those on a keto diet but without the need for animal produce.

Brain boosting nutrition

2019 is set to herald the arrival of new, all-natural cognitive supplements that remove the stigma – and addictive nature – of mind-altering drugs. This new category of ‘natural nootropic’ functional drinks and supplements claim to address issues such as brain fog, poor memory, anxiety, lack of focus and even depression.

Read our nootropic review here.

Spiritual Skin

Google searches for “crystal healing” have shot up by 40 per cent in the last four years, driven by the spirituality trend.

The growth of beauty, facials and treatments that focus on energy healing, rituals and crystals are set to make 2019 the year that the consumer’s skin gets its own chakra-balancing system.

Reiki master, Sushma Sagar of The Calmery in London, is now doing Reiki energy facials at her Harley Street practice, with a huge following from London’s wellness warriors and celebrities.

Bünda classes

Angelenos are going crazy for this new workout, which focuses on lifting, toning and perfecting your butt (‘bünda’ is Portuguese slang for bum). The class is split into two halves, mixing stints on the Stairmaster (kind of old school but it definitely works – the cardio workout you get is intense while still being low impact on your joints) and the Bünda Station, which is fitted with bands and bungee cords to enhance your squats, bridges and lunges and target every muscle in your bum. The studio on West Hollywood’s trendy West 3rd Street also offers arm and abs workouts and special Glutecamps on the weekends.

Moon Juice’s Holy Yoni

Moon Juice is famous for its adaptogen blends and plant proteins, like their Brain Dust and Sex Dust herbal supplements, designed to enhance your mental and, er, bedroom stamina. But now the brand has a new product flying off the shelves – Holy Yoni, their specially blended yoni oil. And just in case you’re not fluent in Sanskrit, ‘yoni’ is the ancient Indian word for vagina. Yes, that’s right – this oil is specifically designed for your nether regions. A blend of schisandra berry extract, Bulgarian rose oil, vitamin E and sweet almond oil, it improves skin elasticity and gives everything down there a pleasant, arousing scent.

Energy healing treatments

Energy healing treatments are one of LA’s most popular trends at the moment, focusing on clearing blocked energies through techniques including meditation and Reiki. The city is full of professional witches (yes, really) and spiritual gurus who offer these kinds of sessions, but Hollywood’s A-listers go to see Jeannette von Johnsbach at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills when they need their energy cleared, signing up for her unique BioMeditation treatment. The healing, hands-on therapy lasts between 80 to 110 minutes and incorporates mediation to take you into a dream-like state, ridding you of conscious and unconscious anxiety and clearing deep energetic blockages.

Thermage and Ultherapy

Non-invasive skin tightening treatments are becoming more and more popular in Hollywood thanks to the lack of downtime afterwards – you can visit your cosmetic doctor and be back on the red carpet the same day. The two biggest ones right now are Thermage (Gwyneth Paltrow swears by it) and Ultherapy, said to be used by Jennifer Aniston. Thermage targets loose skin by using focused radio frequency to strengthen collagen.

It’s great for sagging knees and necks, it’s painless and lasts for over a year. ‘It’s the perfect annual treatment to do on thighs, stomach and face to keep up with the patient’s normal beauty and fitness regime – they can even hit the gym immediately afterwards,’ explains Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dermatologist Dr Jason Emer, who specialises in body contouring and high-definition liposuction and offers both Thermage and Ultherapy at his practice. Ultherapy delivers high intensity ultrasound to lift, tighten and tone your skin, most commonly used to deliver a no-scalpel facelift. Full results are seen between 6 to 12 months and it can last for up to two years.

Marine Phytoplankton

Native Angelenos are no strangers to a green juice, but their latest supplement obsession is taking it a step further. Now health-conscious Hollywood types are adding spoonfuls of marine phytoplankton to their morning routine. In a nutshell, it’s a type of seaweed that has served as a vital food supply for marine life for billions of years – NASA called it the ‘most important plant in the world’, providing almost all of the earth’s oxygen. As a supplement it’s a potent super-food: just two grams (around half a teaspoon) provides your recommended daily intake of EPA, an omega-3 fatty acid, as well as a host of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

"It’s my go-to supplement," says Daniella Hunter, founder of The Real Coconut, who specialises in food dedicated to digestive health. ‘It’s a sustainable food with high nutritional value that’s gut friendly – that’s a powerful brew. And it’s actually surprisingly palatable when whisked into the right concoction – try it with lime juice, water and a touch of raw honey.’