Tranquil times: Beauty Progress

Walk through the doors of Beauty Progress Thai Massage and Spa and enter a place of tranquility and healing, with a relaxation area that has the comforting feel of being in a treehouse.   Three treatment rooms are available, including doubles for you and your partner (or mum. Yes, it’s Mother’s Day soon!).   One […]

The gift of relaxation: Beauty Progress

Motherhood and apple pie can go together beautifully in certain circumstances, but then so do motherhood and carried-my-four-year-old-on-my-hip-too-long, and motherhood and cooked-the-dinner-while-supervising-the-algebra-homework-while-feeding-the-dog-and-pretending-be-present-and-correct-on-a-Zoom-meeting.     But stress, pain, and stiffness need not be inevitable for those deep in motherhood or indeed for anyone in any ‘hood. At Beauty Progress, an extensive menu of authentic Thai massage […]

Beauty and Relaxtion: Beauty Progress

Giving the gift of relaxation, pampering and beauty treatments takes on a new meaning in a year marred by stress and uncertainty. For the 2020 holiday season, sprinkle your loved ones with some much needed time out – as good as a luxury getaway!     Beauty Progress in Sydenham has a suite of offerings […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]