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I am Debbie McGregor, owner and founder of Total Body Concept. I started the skincare clinic and day spa back in 1993. Welcome to my blog about fostering a holistic, more positive outlook on life. I have just started on my new life's mission to become a motivational speaker, and this blog will follow this journey. Enjoy!

This is a place where I would like to share my knowledge on everything from skincare and inner health to holistic living and the importance of meditation, creative visualisation and affirmations. Nothing in life is by chance – and in this blog I’ll tell you why. Come and join me as we learn to Live the Balance.

Annie's Promotion

16th September 2017
Annie's Promotion

Annie has been promoted to Head Therapist!

Annie as Head Therapist has an active administration role in the planning, training and coaching of the fabulous team of skin specialists. Annie uses her impeccable organisational skills to treat her own clients and oversea the therapists during the course of a busy productive day at TBC.

Annie conducts one on one weekly meetings with each therapist to allow them to grow and learn from one of the best in the industry to be the best themselves. Annie motivates the team at TBC and loves watching the progress they all make as a result.

Toneya's Promotion

16th September 2017
Toneya's Promotion

Toneya has been promoted to Therapy Manager!

Toneya leads and manages by her unique calm, strong , focused manner. Her own example of focus, planning and achieving results for both her clients and the clinic overall has led her to this management role. Her new role covers the management of the therapies we offer at Total Body Concept to ensure they are trained and performed at the highest standard possible.

Toneya oversees the training of all of therapists, from new to facilitating the experienced therapists into further growth, especially with our Laser Genesis and IPL treatments. Toneya also oversees our social media direction and educational focus. She multi tasks these skills with her own client base, so life between the administration desk and her treatment room is nice and busy!

Long-haul Flight Skincare Tips

31st August 2017
Long-haul Flight Skincare Tips

If you’re heading on a long haul flight soon, you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared for the intense effects of flying. We recommend getting your skincare sorted before you leave the country, so you won’t have to worry about breakouts, dry or dehydrated skin while you’re on holiday. Follow our guide for maintaining your skin, even at 30,000 feet.

  • Keep drinking water - bring an empty water bottle onto the plane and ask a flight attendant to fill it up as soon as you got on board. Keep drinking throughout the flight and avoid drinking alcohol, as this will further dehydrate your body.

 

  • While onboard, remove all makeup with travel pack and apply B2 hydrating serum. The hyaluronic acid will help to draw moisture into the skin and keep your complexion hydrated.

 

  • Apply a hydrating mask in a thin layer, and leave it on as you sleep. This is key for keeping your skin l... Continue reading

The best facial for long-haul flights

31st August 2017
The best facial for long-haul flights

Get a facial before you fly: Getting a facial like the intensive hydrating peel-off mask, will help your skin to stay hydrated and plump throughout the flight.

The mask draws hyaluronic acid into the skin, giving your complexion an extra boost right before you travel. During the facial, you skin will be cleansed, exfoliated, and massaged, before a hyaluronic acid serum is applied as well as a rubberised intensive hydrating peel-off mask for 10-15 minutes.

During the time it’s on, hyaluronic acid is drawn from the mask into the skin using osmosis. As a powerful and hydrating ingredient, using hyaluronic acid is one of the best ways to ensure your skin stays plump, even throughout your long haul flight, and with ability to draw up to 1000x its weight in water into your skin, there’s no better facial than this one.

Be sure to book in for a facial as close to your departure as possible, and ask us about our ot... Continue reading

Ultra Travel Packs are Here!

31st August 2017
Ultra Travel Packs are Here!

Ultraceuticals new Travel Packs are here! These handy packs are available for two different skin types: Oily/Normal and Dry/Normal, and each pack contains 5 skincare essentials in 100ml or under bottles - so they’re perfect for taking onboard international flights.

Oily/Normal

  • Balancing gel cleanser
  • B2 serum
  • Antioxidant complex
  • Hydrating lotion (night)
  • Protective daily moisturiser Mattifying SPF 30

 

Dry/Normal

  • Hydrating milk cleanser
  • B2 hydrating serum
  • Antioxidant complex
  • Moisturiser cream (night)
  • Ultra UV Protective daily moisturiser Hydrating SPF30

 

If you’re heading away on holiday soon, be sure to call in to Total Body Concept to pick up an Ultra Travel Pack, and lighten your suitcase load!

Father's Day Gift Packages

28th August 2017
Father's Day Gift Packages

Spoil the father figure in your life with one of our three amazing packages that'll suit all budgets. But hurry! Father's Day is fast approaching, and these deals won't be around for long.

Call us to book today(03) 3775430 or email info@totalbodyconcept.co.nz

SAVE: 'The Rejuvenator' - $67 (normally $85)

  • A 45 minute rejuvenating back, neck and scalp massage OR an Invigorator Facial (includes a cleanse, tone, steam, peel, massage, mask and moisturiser)
  • Complimentary sauna

SPEND: 'The Half and Half' - $136 (normally $170)

  • A 30 minute back / neck or foot massage A 60 minute Revitaliser Facial (includes a cleanse, tone, steam, peel, massage, mask and moisturiser)
  • Complimentary sauna

SPLURGE: 'New Man Package' - $196 (normally $245)

  • A Vitamin Infusion Facial (includes Vitamin A and C infusion to revitalise the skin's ap...

IPL Special

17th August 2017
IPL Special

Right now at Total Body Concept, for every full face IPL treatment, you will get your hands or neck treated for FREE! Don't miss out, this offer is only available for the rest of August!

Why exercise is good for your skin

17th August 2017
Why exercise is good for your skin

Did you know that exercise is not only good for your health and wellbeing, it’s also great for your skin too? Getting your sweat on can help improve your skin’s overall appearance and health, and it doesn’t take too much to get your body moving, and blood flowing. Read on for more reasons why exercise is so good for your skin...

Nourishes Skin

The increase of blood flow during exercise helps to carry oxygen and nutrients to the cells in your body, which in turn works to nourish your skin. The increased blood flow also helps to carry waste products like free radicals away from the working cells, cleansing your skin from the inside out.

Stress Less

Exercising is one way of combating stress, which can have a detrimental effect on your skin. Acne and eczema are two skin conditions that are often exacerbated by stress, so ensuring that you’re working up a sweat can help to improve the condition o... Continue reading

Fitness Skincare Essentials

17th August 2017
Fitness Skincare Essentials

We love exercising, and not just for that post-gym glow! But there’s also a few things to keep in mind when you’re working out. We prioritise our skincare, so our handy skincare essentials will ensure your skin stays in prime condition before, during, and after exercising. Always make sure you have the following items in your gym bag:

 

Cleanser; to remove impurities, makeup and dirt, and allow your skin to breathe freely, make sure you cleanse before and after exercising


Moisturiser; to help keep your skin nourished and hydrated, don’t forget to moisturise post-exercising. Your skin may feel dried out after all that sweating, so a moisturiser will help return your skin to its normal state


SPF; if you’re going to the gym during the day, an SPF is a must. Make sure you apply it after exercising and before you head outside - even if you’re returning to the office. Your skin can still be damaged through w... Continue reading

Treating Pigmentation

17th August 2017
Treating Pigmentation

If freckles, skin discolouration, dark spots and birthmarks are plaguing your skin, a treatment for pigmentation may be just what you need. These common skin concerns are collectively known as hyperpigmentation, which is caused when an excess of melanin forms deposits in the skin. Luckily, we have a IPL treatment that can help to reduce the appearance of pigmentation, and return your skin to a much healthier looking state.

The way to eradicate pigmentation is to lighten the skin, and this can be done in a number of ways. The most effective method is IPL or Intense Pulsed Light. This treatment involves quick and powerful flashes of light penetrating the skin’s surface, where melanin exists. The heat caused from IPL breaks down the melanin pigment into small particles which will either rise to the skin’s surface and be naturally removed, or the particles will be carried away by the body’s lymphatic system. IPL is an extremely effective way of treating pigm... Continue reading

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