Lux­u­ri­ous pam­per­ing where it’s all about you

The Tribune (NZ) - - YOUR BODY -

You don’t have to spend a mil­lion to feel like a mil­lion dol­lars, you can sim­ply call into Fig­ure 8 Beauty and Mas­sage Day Spa in Awa­puni Vil­lage and book in for one of their fab­u­lous fa­cials or spa treat­ments along with a lux­u­ri­ously re­lax­ing mas­sage.

Fig­ure 8 Beauty and Mas­sage Day Spa opened in Fe­bru­ary with one clear aim: to make ev­ery­one of their clients feel spe­cial, says owner Cather­ine Mar­shall.

‘‘We want to pro­vide a quiet haven where clients feel com­fort­able and re­laxed and at the same time en­able both client and ther­a­pist to make a con­nec­tion on a per­sonal level.’’

Cather­ine’s back­ground is in the health ser­vices, firstly as a nurse and lat­terly in project man­age­ment.

‘‘I have since taken cour­ses in mas­sage and felt it was the right time in my life to open a beauty clinic and, as I have a con­nec­tion to Awa­puni, hav­ing lived a part of my life in the area, it seemed ap­pro­pri­ate to open up here in the vil­lage.

‘‘I also felt it was es­sen­tial to have fully trained and qual­i­fied pro­fes­sional staff, while at the same time it was im­por­tant that the girls were pas­sion­ate about beauty ther­apy. While all of the girls pro­vide all treat­ments they do have spe­cialised in­ter­ests and for Tasha it’s skin­care, in­clud­ing ad­vanced skin care, while for Bianca, her pas­sion is mas­sage and spa treat­ments and Char­maine’s pas­sion is make up, with a spe­cial in­ter­est in Ad­vanced Elec­trother­apy for the treat­ment of su­per­fi­cial red veins on the face.’’

For skin care, Fig­ure 8 uses Medik8 which is a med­i­cal grade prod­uct, blend­ing re­search, sci­ence and na­ture to­gether to pro­duce a range of prod­ucts that are ef­fec­tive in specif­i­cally treat­ing a num­ber of skin care is­sues in­clud­ing pig­men­ta­tion, red­ness, blem­ishes, ag­ing and dry­ness. Th­ese are used in the clinic as well as avail­able as re­tail prod­ucts to en­able the clients to con­tinue their treat­ments at home.

The Fig­ure 8 fa­cials take about an hour and prior to your fa­cial Tasha will have a com­plete con­sul­ta­tion to find out what the client’s skin is­sues are. She will then pro­vide the client with one of her won­der­ful fa­cials start­ing with a dou­ble cleanse, fol­lowed by gen­tle ex­fo­li­a­tion or der­mabra­sion. Then you will re­ceive a re­lax­ing fa­cial mas­sage and lux­ury mask treat­ment, end­ing with some de­li­cious fa­cial serums to make you feel fab­u­lous.

In the few months since open­ing, Fig­ure 8 Mas­sage and Spa treat­ments have al­ready proved pop­u­lar. Bianca says she of­fers a range of ser­vices in­clud­ing In­dian head mas­sage, Swedish re­me­dial, re­flex­ol­ogy and hot stone as well as a num­ber of full body treat­ments which can be per­son­alised to suit the client and she adds, ‘‘Mas­sage is such a won­der­fully calm­ing ex­pe­ri­ence both for the client as well as for the ther­a­pist. Our fo­cus is not just on work­ing the mus­cles and re­mov­ing knots so much as what is go­ing on in­side, emo­tion­ally. So the mas­sage is an ex­cel­lent time for the client to be­come com­pletely re­laxed both phys­i­cally and emo­tion­ally.’’

Fig­ure 8 Beauty and Mas­sage Day Spa also of­fer a num­ber of pack­ages as well as vouch­ers and cur­rently have a Mother’s Day pro­mo­tion with a choice of ser­vices in­clud­ing their Fig­ure 8 detox­i­fy­ing spa treat­ment with com­pli­men­tary brow shape and tint, a Medik8 Es­sen­tial fa­cial with com­pli­men­tary brow shape and tint or a back, neck and shoul­der mas­sage with com­pli­men­tary eye trio. Any of which would be a fan­tas­tic gift for mum.

To find out more about Awa­puni’s new oasis of beauty and tran­quil­lity Fig­ure 8 Beauty and Mas­sage Day Spa is at 2b Pi­tama Road or phone 06 3537282. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit their web­site: fig­ure8beau­ With plenty of free off street park­ing at the front you can in­dulge in lux­ury for hours.

The pro­fes­sional and pas­sion­ate team (from left) Char­maine, Bianca and Tasha.

Fig­ure 8 Beauty and Mas­sage Day Spa owner Cather­ine Mar­shall in­vites clients to en­joy their haven of pam­pered re­lax­ation.

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