SOUTHERN CAPE BUSINESS NEWS - Massage is the manipulating of deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being.
Sonja Friedschröder (HHIMAS dip) in her new revamped salon.
This is exactly what you will find at the newly revamped Body Basic Therapy Practice with Sonja Friedschröder (HHIMAS dip) who will help you reap the benefits of massage which include pain relief, reduced trait anxiety, depression, relaxation and stress relief.
What does Body Basic offer?
Body Basic offers a range of massages. Sonja also uses a 100%, locally pressed Lavender oil in all the massages she offers.
Full body massage:
This is a holistic massage in which all techniques are incorporated including Swedish, Shiatsu, Aroma Lymph, sport and Indian head massage. This is a very relaxing massage and you can book a 60 or 90 minute session.
This is a more gentle massage which allows the 100% pure essential oils do the work. This massage lasts one hour. Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy but with highly concentrated plant oils, called essential oils, added to the massage oil or lotion. Sonja uses Lavender essential oil, specific mixed for your need. Aromatherapy massage is particularly suited to conditions involving stress or improving emotionally-related conditions.
This is another relaxing massage which include the back, arms, shoulders, neck and head. Back massage can relieve pain, anxiety and stress. Back, neck and shoulder time is 45 minute session or 60 minute session.
Hot stone therapy:
This massage is advisable in winter. A stone massage uses cold or water-heated stones to apply pressure and heat to the body. Stones coated in oil can also be used by the therapist delivering various massaging strokes. The hot stones used are commonly Basalt stones (or lava rocks) which over time have become extremely polished and smooth. As the stones are placed along the recipient's back, they help to retain heat which then deeply penetrates into the muscles, releasing tension. This treatment last 1 hour.
Lomi lomi massage:
Lomi lomi is the traditional massage of Hawaii. As an indigenous practice, it varies by island and by family. Lomi lomi is a holistic healing tradition beyond simple massage. Lomi lomi practitioners use the palms and forearms. It is a head to toe continuous rhythmic touch, like waves rolling over your body, leaving you feeling peaceful, uplifted, rejuvenated and inspired. Treatment is 45 minutes.
Sonja's Designer massage:
This is a full body massage, 90 minutes of bliss. Sonja incorporates all her different massages together including hot stone.
Lymphatic drainage massage:
Massage technique used to gently work and stimulate the lymphatic system, to assist in reduction of localised swelling. Sonja also offers special lymph drainage massages for cancer patients.
Celebration Specials of her revamped premises: For the month of July and August, buy a 60 minute full body @ R280 which will include a complimentary Hot Stone treatment or buy a back, neck and shoulder massage for only R150 for 45 minutes.
Body Basic is open 7 days a week from 7:00 till 18:00, appointment only.
Contact Sonja on 083 645 9562 or 028 754 2282 or visit Body Basic at no. 2 Melkslot Street, Fynbos, Stilbaai.