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Integrated fertility expert Emma Cannon heads up her own clinic as part of a team of specialist practitioners at the new holistic health spa at private members club Grace Belgravia, in London. The exclusive, 1,068sqm, women-only club aims to provide an integrated spa experience, offering ‘the best of the best’ under one roof – from health and wellbeing advice to fitness training, nutritional guidance, relaxation and mental stimulation. Cannon says the combining of medical services with holistic therapies is important. “We provide an integrated, medically led approach to health, supporting women’s fertility planning, pre-conception care, IVF and pregnancy,” she explains. Cannon’s clinic benefits not only from the use


of Grace Belgravia’s luxurious Acqua Calda Spa, but also from the support of an in-house medical team at the Grace Medical Clinic. “Our integrated approach aims to optimise a patient’s overall health and wellbeing in order to enhance their fertility and maximise their chances of getting pregnant,” she adds.


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The right treatment at the right time The clinic’s programme starts with a diagnosis, followed by a course of action. “We may work on specific lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, sleep and stress management or it may be necessary for further medical investigation and specific tests,” explains Cannon. “The idea at Grace is to provide a skilled group of specialists who understand medicine as well as the importance of wellness.” The timing and type of guidance is crucial where the prospect of pregnancy is concerned. “With fertility, women have a window of opportunity and they need to maximise their chances, so as well as what’s going on physically, it’s also important to look at the wider picture,” says Cannon. “Elements of women’s lifestyle such as diet, exercise and sleep can all influence their chances of conception. A spa is the perfect place to do this.”


Cannon uses acupuncture as a key therapy when it comes to fertility. “I also have access to a qualified nutritionist or if stress levels are high, we offer some wonderfully relaxing massages and meditation treatments within the spa,” she adds. “More specific medical tests can also be arranged through the Grace Medical Clinic. We have all these specialists together under one roof to help raise health levels and subsequently enhance a woman’s chances of conceiving.”


From top: A Vichy shower at Grace Belgravia’s Acqua Calda Spa; women’s


fitness is considered in an initial wellness consultation; the clinic offers dry


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Emma Cannon Integrated fertility expert, Grace Belgravia, London


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