Taking care of your body just got easier…
Some 100 guests gathered at an Ipswich gym last night week to celebrate the relaunch of the family-run business as a health and beauty centre.
Westerfield couple Kirsty Watling and Max James, who have expanded the services available at Body Care Plus, hosted a glitzy do to mark the occasion.
The Fore Street business, based in a unique premises that dates back to the 15th century, was first set up in 2013.
Originally primarily a fitness studio, a range of luxury health and beauty treatments will now be offered at the two-storey Blackfriars building, known as The Mermayd.
Mermayd Sign
After a sweaty Personal Training or Boxfit stint in the gym or a calming Pilates session, clients can now pop upstairs to the Bespoke Beauty Rooms and enjoy a relaxing Pevonia massage in a cosy therapy room while looking up at beautiful wooden beams.
Bespoke Beauty Rooms has the exclusive rights to offer the luxurious brand in Ipswich so it will not be available elsewhere in the town.
Body Care Plus Team
For those keen to try something a little different, there’s the Caci non-surgical facelift, which therapists bill as “gym for the face”.
And the pampering need not stop there as Jessica and Bio Sculpture nail care and gel treatments, LVL eyelash lifts and Perron Rigot waxing are also available, among other treatments.
LVL Lash lift
Those looking for a harder rub-down can opt for a sports massage. In addition, an osteopath works out of the studio and the gym also provides rehabilitation training.
Kirsty, 28, who has 10 years’ experience in the fitness field, said: “Taking care of your body just got easier.”
“The relaunch was about letting people know about all the services we can offer under one roof.”
“People’s lives are built around convenience – we can cater for all their health and body needs in one place.”
“We pride ourselves on a personal service. We take care of our customers, aiming to give them an experience that is unique and special.”
“It’s a family-run business, we hope we can do our bit to keep the spirit of independent shops alive in Ipswich. Independent businesses are the lifeblood of the community and we want to be part of that.”
Asked what motivates her to do the work, Kirsty added:
“I like helping people realise their health and fitness goals. It’s about giving them the tools to improve their lifestyle through health and exercise.”
For more information about the services available, pop into 17 Fore Street or visit www.bodycareplus.co.uk