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Beauty from the outside in: Beauty Progress


The French know beauty and how beautiful skin is the outer reflection of inner health.

 

Wendy Barker travelled to a renowned skincare house in southwest France to meet the man who created GERnetic skincare – the highly effective range chosen for facials and treatments at her Christchurch salon, Beauty Progress.

During his seminar at the Laboratoire Gernetic Synthese at the Chateau d’ Ensoules in Beraut, Albert Laporte explained how the skin reflects what is happening inside the body.

Through the understanding of cellular biology, his products penetrate the skin so the digestive system can effectively synthesise the active elements.

“You will find all the active vitamins, amino acids and oligo elements are in the exact dosage necessary for the body’s daily needs,” Laporte explained to a group of professionals from around the globe.

These are delivered directly to organs such as the liver and can help counteract imbalances in the diet or nutrient absorption.

“It is not always possible to get the right nutrients from what we digest. When these creams are applied with effleurage (circular) movements, the fatty molecules – which are two-and-a-half times larger than a pore – remain on the skin, while the smaller molecules go deeper, entering the blood circulation, to be absorbed by the body.”

Working in tandem with a healthy diet, scientific developments in cosmeceutical products are now providing amazing results, he says – not to mention the pampering.

Find about the GERnetic skincare treatments at Beauty Progress on their website.


 

The art of spa: Beauty Progress


In these strange times, stress is a reality and manifests in so many ways, not only psychologically but physiologically too.

 

 

Indefinite business closures, self- isolation, not seeing loved ones, hit with constant conflicting news stories – it is common to feel totally overwhelmed and, while we are all different, the effect is apparent in our body and skin.

Skin fatigue affects around 75 percent of people from the age of 25 as the metabolism slows, triggering a delay in the regeneration of the cells.

The skin is less able to recover, becomes less resistant, and shows this through uneven complexion, sleep wrinkles, drawn features, expression lines, and tired eyes – all signs of premature skin ageing.

At Beauty Progress, their unique methods counteract internal deficiencies, ensuring vital nutritional elements (vitamins, trace elements and amino acids all skilfully measured) enter by cutaneous penetration, helping to improve organ health which enhances the aesthetics of the face and body.

GERnetic have developed a whole new SPA approach which combines comfort and relaxation with health and beauty, treating the internal problems and the external effects they cause.

The SPA BLISS package, combining a full body scrub with Sea Salt and Essential Oils, Body Massage with Aromatherapy body oil, plus a Marine Facial, will keep you looking fresh and stress free, while you are blissed out for three hours of total relaxation, wellbeing and health.

Meanwhile, Thai Therapeutic Massage, either Deep Tissue or Swedish is available for any length of time slot you have available.


 

Time to relax! – Beauty Progress


The universe seems intent on ensuring that we Cantabrians never have a dull moment as we hurtle towards the third decade of the 21st century. While on the plus side of the ledger we are never twiddling our thumbs, wondering what to think about, or searching problems to solve; the pace of change and the idea of a future very different to one we had planned takes a toll on our wellbeing.

 

 

Stress and anxiety, or perhaps simply the mechanics of a jerry-rigged home office on the dining table is having an effect on the way we hold our neck and shoulders, setting us up for pain and stiffness.

At Beauty Progress, an extensive menu of authentic Thai massage therapy is available from trained Thai masseuses Anne and Orn, to help you regain full range of movement, reduce pain and completely relax.

Owner and Beauty Therapist Wendy Barker can help you choose the right massage, and if dry skin or breakouts have been your lockdown issue, Wendy selects from the incredible range of Gernétic therapeutic products to create a facial that is tailored to your skin and its issues.

Gernétic skin care products work at cellular level, stimulating the natural healing capabilities of the skin.

At Beauty Progress hygiene is always a priority.

“Under normal daily routines in our clinic we use absolutely the best practice cleaning and sterilising routines, however during this time we are following our beauty industry guidelines for sanitising within the clinic. You can rest assured that you are in safe hands,” Wendy says.


 

The gift of pampering


The gift of relaxation and pampering would be truly heaven-sent this Christmas.

Be an angel and give family, friends or colleagues the luxury of time-out at Beauty Progress. Cult brand Gernétic skincare products created in France combine with the expertise of Director and Gernétic specialist Wendy Barker and masseuses Anne and Orn to provide wellbeing, relaxation and wonderful results for your skin.

Gift vouchers at a special price are available for combined massages and facials. “We want to help people relax after a busy year, and get the most out of Christmas celebrations and summer breaks,” Wendy says.
Beauty Progress is offering a one-hour back, neck, and shoulder massage, along with a facial treatment for $99, down from $157.

Wendy selects from the incredible range of therapeutic products to create a facial tailored to your skin and its issues. Gernétic skincare products work at cellular level, stimulating the skin’s natural healing capabilities.

“We find it is a really appreciated gift for people who have never had massage and facial and who wouldn’t buy for themselves.

It’s a little luxury escape in itself to come here, with the addition of little aches and skin issues addressed.”

If a glamourous holiday is on the horizon, the team can help you prepare with skin treatments, pedicures, manicures and waxing.

The Gernétic sunblock is very refined and so easy to wear on your face. Available in SPF50 and SPF30, it can be used as your moisturiser too.

Beauty Progress is open throughout Christmas and New Year, just phone to book your appointment.


 

Cellulite Salvation: Beauty Progress


“Even small people have cellulite,” says Wendy Barker, Director of Christchurch beauty and massage favourite Beauty Progress. Cellulite is the accumulation of fat cells in the form of clusters, given a dimpled appearance or ‘orange peel’ skin. These clusters compress circulation systems and leading to inflammation at the level of connective tissues, increasing water retention and allowing the accumulation of toxins and a loss of elasticity.

 

 

At Beauty Progress, the expertise of Thai-trained masseuses Anne and Orn, together with the specially formulated Gernétic International cellulite products, help to treat inflammation and drain tissues. The one-hour massage uses the Lympho serum, plus Vasco Artera which together leave lower limbs and heavy legs feeling lighter with an improvement of the orange peel skin visible at the end of treatment. Wendy recommends one treatment session per week, for six weeks. You can use Vasco Artera at home as well.

Wendy also offers the incredible range of Gernétic facials. Wendy selects from the incredible range of therapeutic products to create a facial that is tailored to your skin and its issues. A cult brand from France, Gernétic skincare products work at cellular level, stimulating the natural healing capabilities of the skin. “At Beauty Progress we take an entirely natural approach to skin therapy, and we believe that a mature skin can be full of life and vitality, firm and hydrated, while oily, acne prone, dry, scarred, red or hyperpigmented skin can be enhanced as well,” Wendy says.

Go to their website www.beautyprogress.co.nz to learn more.

 


 

Mind & body wellbeing: Beauty Progress


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 – Couples’ 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”.

Find Beauty Progress at www.beautyprogress.co.nz

 


 

The masters of massage: Beauty Progress


“Your body is your temple; it’s your home and you must decorate it,” said Gabourey Sidibe. A temple to self-ease and beauty itself, Beauty Progress Thai Massage and Spa is the place to visit to ensure the body your soul calls home is relaxed, toned and free from muscular aches and pains.

 

 

Massage is their specialty and there is an extensive menu of massage types to leave you feeling wonderful. Along with Sports Massage and Swedish Massage, there is Traditional Thai, Herbal Thai, Therapeutic Thai, Aromatherapy Thai and Four Hands Thai, all available as full body or specific body area options. Owner and Therapist Wendy Barker can talk you through the options and advise on the massage style that would be most beneficial.

Authenticity defines your experience when you visit Beauty Progress for your Thai massage, because specialist masseurs Anne and Orn are Thailand born and trained. Anne herself became an expert in Thai massage after discovering its therapeutic effects when she felt sore and movement was impaired. “I had a Thai massage and I discovered how incredibly effective it is and that was that,” she says. “I had to learn how to do it.”

Orn says getting massages regularly makes a huge difference to your comfort and movement, and both Anne and Orn ensure they receive regular massages themselves. “It strengthens your body and it really revives you when you are tired,” Orn says.

Training for five years in Thailand, Anne and Orn have called Christchurch home for eleven years now, but they travel back to Thailand regularly to learn about the latest developments in massage. A combined approach to massage styles is available and customers love to mix traditional Thai massage with sports massage.

“A great massage can leave you feeling so great – it can become addictive and we have customers who never go a week without a massage,” Anne says. “We can improve aches and pains anywhere on the body and it’s really helpful if customers are specific about the areas that need improvement,” Orn says.

At Beauty Progress, the full range of facials, body treatments and spa packages are available. “They combine so well with massage as a gift to yourself or someone special,” Wendy says. Discover more at www.beautyprogress.co.nz.


 

The heart of happiness: Beauty Progress


“How did it get late so soon?” said Dr Seuss, a relatable sentiment as we operate on fast forward through busy days. Tasks on the to-do lists multiply and the most important job of all – looking after ourselves – can get left behind. When busy days become frantic weeks, we can move from thriving, to only just surviving.

 

 

That’s where Beauty Progress Thai Massage Spa comes in. At Beauty Progress, owner Wendy Barker understands that you need to get straight to the heart of top-quality treatments that are tailored to you, using acclaimed products applied by experts. A full range of massage, body treatments and facials are available, and Wendy specialises in planning your treatments to ensure that every moment in the spa is focused on your bespoke therapies.

Wendy has chosen the celebrated Gernétic products for treatments. With more than ten years’ experience working with this extensive range, Wendy herself selects the ideal products and applies them for your bespoke facial, addressing your combination of concerns and skin issues, whether that be aging, wrinkling, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, burns, scarring, sun damage, blemishes and problem skin. A facial by Wendy using selected Gernétic formulations left me with skin glowing in a way that it has not for twenty years!

As well as natural skin perfection, Beauty Progress specialises in massage. Wendy’s talented team perform authentic Thai massage, treating the body in a holistic way: physically, emotionally and spiritually, achieving an overall feeling of wellbeing. Thai massage is deep tissue, so it is especially beneficial to those of us with injuries and age or work-related stiffness. There is also Swedish, herbal, yoga, aromatherapy, head, foot spa, four hands, back neck and shoulders, pregnancy, post-natal, baby, and foot reflexology. You’ll feel fabulous the moment you climb off the bed, with lasting benefits.

To celebrate Mother’s Day, Beauty Progress is offering a special promotion. The 90-minute Executive Treatment incoporates a 30-minute foot spa and reflexology to ease sore and tired feet, plus a divine one-hour full body deep massage or you can choose a Hydrating Facial instead. A scalp massage is also included. Normally worth over $215, you can treat yourself or your mum to the Executive Treatment for $119 until the end of May 2019.

Gift vouchers are also available for this fabulous deal, phone 0800 379 4315 to book, or visit www.beautyprogress.co.nz to make an appointment.


 

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A feel-great festive season: Beauty Progress


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.

 

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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.

 


See more at
www.beautyprogress.co.nz.


 

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Mind & body wellbeing: Beauty Progress


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.

 

 

Beauty Progress

 

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.”

 


Find out more at
www.beautyprogress.co.nz.