Availability: Cayenne Spa at the Pepper Club Hotel, cnr Loop and Pepper Street, Cape Town
Treatment: Intonga Stick massage
Duration: 75 minutes
What we say:
‘I spend 10 hours in front of a computer. Every day. So you can imagine the kinds of knots I’ve got going in my shoulders. When I first heard of it, the Intonga Stick massage sounded like an exorcism. I imaging my therapist beating "unwanted substances" from my body with her two sticks. But when I walked into the calm and tranquil Cayenne Spa, I knew I was in for a relaxing and rejuvenating 75 minutes – score!
‘Cayenne describes the Intonga Stick massage as "a unique treatment designed to release tension in stiff muscles and encourage toxin elimination through deep tissue massage". And ladies, that’s exactly what it was. As each of the different sized wooden sticks rolled over my muscles I could feel my knots dissolving under the skilful hands of my therapist. I felt the tension (and a bit of negativity I was harbouring since that morning) leave my body and for the rest of the day literally felt quite detoxified. The treatment isn’t as scary or tribal as it sounds, and it was just the right amount of pressure I needed. Now if only my shoulders could stay this at ease all the time…’
Contact: 021 812 8812