The festive season is joyful, social and busy, and most of us wouldn’t have it any other way. But it can also be stressful and, if you’re feeling the pressure, your body will soon let you know.
Neck and shoulder aches from long hours at the computer delivering those jobs everybody wants completed before Christmas; feet painful from pounding pavements and malls in search of the elusive perfect gift, and skin showing the stress of wondering how you’ll seat 15 at your table for 8 can be unwelcome additions to your Christmas lists.
Beauty Progress Thai Massage Spa, a specialist in massage, facials and quality skin treatment products, is the guardian angel of your feel-good festive vibe. The team is offering a Christmas Massage Special – it is a delicious full 90 minutes of massage for the amazing price of $99 and includes a full body massage, a head and scalp massage, and foot reflexology massaging.
While you are there, double down on your stress reduction by stocking up on Christmas gift vouchers for loved ones who have been especially good this year. The vouchers come in any value from $30 to $100, or can be gifted for a specific treatment. Beauty Progress is open over the holiday period, so visiting friends and family can use their voucher to come in and de-stress, or you can come in together and experience the relaxing bliss as a bonding exercise!
The facials at Beauty Progress are something special. The team uses a product range exclusive to them in Christchurch. Ten years ago, Gernétic approached Owner and Skin Therapist Wendy Barker. “I proceeded to do in depth research on friends and family, and discovered the range to be the best I have used in 30 years of skin therapy,” Wendy says.
“The range, which is French, was first developed to treat burns in Paris hospitals, so the products contain 50 to 80 percent active ingredients, as opposed to the 20 to 30 percent that you can buy over the counter.” The full and final answer to your festive prayers is received when you discover Beauty Progress is open seven days from 9am to 7pm and there is parking at the door.
If the mind is willing to frolic into spring like a Canterbury lamb but the body is tiptoeing along like a tuatara, then a visit to Beauty Progress for a Thai Massage will see body reunited with mind in as little as 15 minutes.
Authentic Thai Massage treats the body in a holistic way: physically, emotionally and spiritually, achieving an overall feeling of wellbeing. The range offered by Director Wendy Barker is extensive and includes herbal, yoga, aromatherapy, head, foot spa, four hands, back neck and shoulders, pregnancy, post-natal, baby and foot reflexology.
Wendy says clients travel to Beauty Progress from all points of the compass, intent on enjoying the therapeutic benefits. Thai Massage is deep tissue, so it is especially beneficial to those of us with injuries, chained to the keyboard, or simply not as young as we used to be. Select the yoga stretch massage and you will find yourself in positions you did not believe possible!
Of course, a Thai massage can be a purely hedonistic experience – couple’s Thai Massages are a treat for lovebirds, best friends, or mothers and daughters, and are always a special price at just $199 for a one-hour massage. You can add a specialised head and scalp massage or a reflexology massage for just $35. Wendy and the team love what they do. “It’s a lovely role to be in, people come in with pain or are just exhausted and after their massage we wave them on their way so happy and relaxed.”
Clients stepping into Waltham Road’s Beauty Progress Thai Massage Spa are assailed by wonderful aromas and gentle music in a cocoon of warmth.
This haven of calm is where beauty treatments by leading therapists Wendy Barker and Fiona Edwards are administered.
Both Wendy and Fiona have extensive beauty and spa experience. Wendy established a well renowned Spa in 2000, before opening Beauty Progress Thai Massage Spa in 2007.
Rapid growth has meant that Wendy recently welcomed Fiona Edwards to the team. Fiona’s experience as a therapist also spans decades, as does that of Thai-massage therapists, Anne and Orn.
The team uses naturally formulated, plant-based ‘GERnetic’ products, which originated in France to heal third-degree burns. The fine molecular structure and efficient delivery system of these products allows percutaneous penetration, similar in activation to slow-release medical patches.
Wendy finds GERnetic superb for sensitive or sun damaged skin and for those susceptible to eczema. It’s especially great as a skin-defence system for those suffering reactions to the recently-chlorinated Christchurch water.
Also ideal for mature skins, GERnetic’s anti-ageing properties have produced spectacular results; firming skin, lifting facial contours, improving skin tone and reducing fine lines and blemishes within a few weeks.
In celebration of Fiona’s return to the spa, Wendy is promoting her Pure Indulgence Treatment; a holistic hour and a half of rejuvenating tension-relief massage for feet, face, back, neck and shoulders.
Would you be interested in better health, more relaxation, better circulation, greater flexibility, higher levels of peace of mind, an improved sense of well-being, stress relief and a feeling of being totally revitalised?
A visit to Beauty Progress Thai Massage Spa for a traditional Thai Massage is designed to re-energise your body, mind and soul.
With three treatment rooms available (including doubles – yes, you can have a massage with your partner) you can enjoy a truly therapeutic experience. One of the most popular treatments for men and women at Beauty Progress is the Thai Therapeutic massage. It concentrates on the relief of specific stress points and muscle tension – perfect for those who suffer from muscle pain.
To celebrate six years of Thai massage at Beauty Progress, and just in time for
Easter, it is offering a special promotion on the
Executive Package. The 90-minute treatment incorporates a 30-minute Reflexology Foot Massage to ease sore and tired feet, plus a divine one-hour full body massage using techniques to deeply massage and release the knots in your muscles. A tension relieving scalp massage is included.
Normally worth more than $200, until 7 April, you can treat yourself and your friend, partner, mother or sister to this 90-minute executive treatment for $109. Don’t miss out on this fabulous deal running for three weeks only. Gift vouchers are also available at the Spa. Phone 0800 379 4315 or visit the website at beautyprogress.co.nz to make your booking.