Massage treatments

Our deep understanding of athletes and their bodies gives us firsthand experience and the keen insights necessary to tailor our techniques to meet the specific needs of athletes and active individuals. Our extended menu also provides professional options for the needs of non-athletes through soft tissue treatment options to cope with the stresses of daily living.

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Sports Massage

A sports massage is a type of deep tissue massage therapy that is delivered using a firm technique. The benefits of a sports massage are manifold. In essence, it helps in reducing muscle tension and soreness by increasing blood flow and thus oxygen supply to the muscles. This aids in faster recovery from workouts and combats the aches that come from a sedentary lifestyle and occupation.

Who would benefit from a sports massage?

Athletes and active individuals, those who suffer from chronic pain or repetitive strain injuries and individuals seeking stress relief and relaxation. The pressure applied during the massage can help release endorphins, induce a sense of calm and provide an overall sense of well-being.

Duration: 30 – 90 min

Cost: From R290*

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* Cost depends on duration of session. 30 min, 60 min & 90 min sessions available.

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Lymph Massage (Manual Lymphatic Drainage, MLD)

This is a gentle and rhythmic form of massage therapy that targets the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is responsible for removing waste materials, toxins, and excess fluids from the body. A lymph massage aims to stimulate the flow of lymph fluid throughout the body, aiding in the elimination of toxins and promoting better overall health.

The benefits of lymph massage are extensive. Firstly, it helps in boosting the immune system by increasing the production and circulation of lymphocytes, which are crucial for fighting infections and diseases. Secondly, lymph massage can reduce swelling and oedema by encouraging the removal of excess fluid from tissues. It might also aid in relief in conditions such as lymphedema, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Lymph massage promotes relaxation, reduces stress, and enhances the body’s natural detoxification process.

Who will benefit from a lymph massage?

Individuals who can benefit from lymph massage include those with compromised immune systems, individuals recovering from surgery, people experiencing swelling or fluid retention, and those seeking relaxation and improved overall well-being.

Duration: 30 / 60 min

Cost: R400 / R600

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Thai Massage

Thai massage is a practice that originated in Thailand. It combines acupressure, stretching, and deep compression. During a Thai massage session, the practitioner uses their hands, elbows, knees, and feet to apply pressure and perform assisted stretching techniques.

The benefits of Thai massage may surprise! It helps in releasing muscle tension, improving flexibility, and increasing your range of motion. The stretching and compression techniques used alleviate stiffness and promote better posture. Thai massage can also promote a sense of relaxation, rejuvenation and overall well-being.

Who would benefit from a Thai massage?

Those seeking relief from muscle tension, individuals with limited mobility or flexibility, athletes looking to improve performance and anyone in need of relaxation and stress reduction.

Duration: 60 / 90 min

Cost: R500 / R720

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Reflexology

Reflexology is a holistic therapy that involves the application of pressure to specific points on the feet, hands, or ears. These reflex points are said to correspond to various organs, glands, and systems within the body.

The benefits of reflexology are manifold. Firstly, it promotes relaxation and reduces stress by relieving tension and improving blood circulation. It can also aid in better sleep and help individuals achieve a state of deep relaxation. Secondly, reflexology can alleviate pain and discomfort by targeting specific reflex points associated with the affected areas. It can provide relief for conditions such as headaches, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, and chronic pain.

Disclaimer: this therapy does not substitute medical care and / or intervention.

Who will benefit from reflexology?

People of all ages can benefit from reflexology. It is particularly beneficial for individuals experiencing stress-related conditions, those seeking pain relief, and anyone interested in promoting relaxation and overall wellness.

Duration: 45 / 75 min

Cost: R420 / R600

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Pregnancy Back Massage

All of our therapists who perform this form of massage have received additional targeted training. We also have two dedicated massage beds, comfortable for expectant bodies.

A pregnancy back massage is specifically designed to address the unique needs and discomforts experienced by expectant mothers. The therapist will use gentle and safe techniques, adjusting the position and pressure to ensure the comfort and safety of expectant ladies.

Pregnancy back massages are most beneficial during the second and third trimesters when the body undergoes significant changes and the weight of the growing baby puts extra strain on the back and pelvis.

Should I consult my healthcare provider before having a pregnancy massage?

Yes – it is important to consult with your healthcare provider before scheduling a massage, especially if there are any high-risk factors involved. Back massages are generally safe and can provide much-needed relief and relaxation for expectant mothers.

Duration: 60 min

Cost: R450 / session

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Choices for your better, best body!

In addition to our Sports and Specialist massage treatments, we also offer a variety of Movement class options for persons of all fitness levels.