Soothe winter aches and pains away
While we’re in winter’s icy grip, this is definitely the right time of year to treat yourself to a luxurious spa and massage. Whether you choose a tension reducing Swedish remedial massage or indulge in a deeply warming hot stones massage, all those winter aches and pains will soon be swept away by the professional team from Figure 8 Beauty and Massage Day Spa in Awapuni Village.
Owner Catherine Marshall says clients enjoy the comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, knowing they are in the hands of fully trained professional beauty therapists.
‘‘At this time of year the hot stone massage is very popular. Hot stones are placed on different areas of the body and the massage works around these areas getting right into the deep tissue and unwinding knotted muscles while reducing tension and inducing relaxation.’’
Prior to a massage Catherine says all new clients will be given a full assessment that covers any issues that may be contra-indicative to having the massage. ‘‘If our therapists saw anything in their assessment they were concerned about they would recommend that the client see a medical specialist.’’
Figure 8 carries out a full range of beauty treatments including manicures, pedicures, brow shape and tint, make-up, waxing and electrolysis along with a range of body treatments and facials. Beauty therapist Bianca says diamond micro-dermabrasion is a popular method of skin treatment. ’’The process involves gently removing the top layer of dead skin cells, which encourages the underlying skin tissue to produce new collagen-rich baby cells. This reduces lines and wrinkles as well as giving the skin a healthy glow.’’
Catherine says that eyebrow treatments, manicures and pedicures are extremely popular. ’’We also have a number of clients who are on a beauty plan for electrolysis or a variety of skin treatments to address hydration, anti-aging or reducing redness.
Figure 8 also provides gift vouchers and packages for weddings and other special occasions.
For more information on Figure 8 Beauty and Massage Spa client, visit their salon at 2b Pitama Road, Awapuni, call 06 3537282 or visit their website: www.figure8beautyspa.co.nz. Winter hours are Tuesdays 9am to 6pm, Wednesdays to Fridays 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm.
Beauty Therapist Bianca gently applies the Diamond Micro-dermabrasion treatment to her client Laura.