Soothe winter aches and pains away

The Tribune (NZ) - - YOUR BODY -

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.

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