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Welcome to Sports and Medical Massage Therapy
Craig Botha

By appointment only
Therapeutic Massage Therapist. Registered with AHPCSA. Based in Edenvale
Mobile massage in the Edenvale, Kempton Park and surounding areas.
Your body will thank you.

Woman receiving a shoulder massage

What is Medical Massage?

Medical massage is another word for therapeutic massage, and therapeutic massage is any massage that promotes healing, be it physical, emotional or psycological healing. It includes a range of massage modalities such as:

(for a range of medical conditions).
- List of Massage Modalities

Therapeutic Massage can also be described the mobilisation of soft tissues such as muscle and fascia, in order to restore normal function.

Massage can be used as a complementary treatment of most muscular-skeletal problems, as well as improve circulatory, lymphatic and neurological functioning and hormonal homoeostasis.

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Towel role under massage patient's head

How can Therapeutic Massage Benefit You?

Apart from the obvious benefits of helping you to relax and de-stress, Therapeutic Massage is a clinical therapy option that can improve your general health and is a treatment option that can alleviate many acute pain conditions such as headaches and back pain. Massage therapy can also treat pain associated with sport, everyday stresses and occupation, muscular over-use and many other pathologies.

Therapeutic Massage is therefore a great addition to your everyday healthcare.

I can tailor your massage treatment for your specific health needs. These may range from a soothing massage to relax and de-stress, to massage treatments for muscle pain of headaches to sports injuries, and anything in between.

Such treatments may include techniques from Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, manual lymphatic drainage, sports massage, orthopaedic massage, trigger point therapy, and a range of stretching techniques.

Our bodies are designed to respond to human touch, and massage is the ultimate expression of human touch for therapy. Regular massage therapy helps to combat the effects of stress on the body, it boosts the immune system, aids in tissue repair, improves circulation, it is fantastic at alleviating pain and muscle tension and even emotional healing, psychological healing, alleviating the effects of ending addiction.

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What are the Benefits of Regular Massage Therapy Treatments?

Much like eating or taking vitamins, the full benefits of massage therapy are really only realised with regular massage treatments, although a once-off massage treatment can be very beneficial.

Well know benefits from regular massage include:
- Reduced stress levels.
- Improved flexibility and range of motion.
- Prevention and treatment of sports injuries.
- Emotional healing.
- Trauma recovery.
- Pain reduction (including general muescle pain, tenssion headaches, migraines, back ache etc.).
- Accelerated recovery from hard physical training.
- Cellulite reduction.
- Improve body image.
- Improved lymph flow and drainage.

Why massage therapy? - It's all about health and well-being.

Massage can be very addictive and habit forming...

but this is one addiction that is good for you.


Why chose a Registered Therapeutic Massage Therapist?

1. They are propery qualified: The minimum legal qualification in South Africa is a 2 year diploma in therapeutic massage. They are also required to do Continued Professional Development (CPD) in order to remain registered.

2. This will give you peace of mind: Being registered with AHPCSA is a legal requirement for a therapeutic massage therapist in South Africa. This makes the registered massage therapist accountable to the AHPCSA, which was established for the protection of the public. It also enables such a therapist to refer to other health professionals and receive referrals from them. It also enables the therapist to be a member of the Massage Therapy Association of South Africa (MTASA), which I am.

3. They can adapt your treatment to suit your needs: It is the client/patient that really matters, and health is what it is all about. It is why I am so passionate about massage.

4. You may be able to claim the cost of your treatments from your medical aid: A massage therapist registered with the Board of Health Funders (BHF), will have a practice number recognised buy medical aids, which means that many medical aids will reimburse you for the cost of your massage treatment.

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Do Medical aids pay for therapeutic massage?

Good news: Discovery (with savings scheme) and Medihelp will reimburse you for your therapeutic massage treatments, depending on your particular scheme.

Discovery administers following Health schemes and they are covered too:
DHMS plans with a saving account
Bankmed Medical Scheme plans with a saving account
LA Health plans with a medical savings account
Quantum Medical Scheme plans with a savings account
Remedi Medical Scheme Comprehensive plan
Tsogo Medical Scheme plans with a savings account
UKZN plan types with a savings account.
Engen plan with savings account.

Even if your medical aid does not pay, you can still claim for therapeutic massage as a medical expence (deduction) on your income tax return.

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Massage Menu

Massage Menu:

Select the extent of massage you would like, e.g.:
Back massage (usually between 30 and 45min),
Legs massage (usually between 30 and 45min),
Back and legs massage (usually between 45 and 60min), or
Full body massage (usually between 60 and 90min)..

Price guide (I realise that not everybody can afford to pay full price, pay what you think is reasonable, if you feel it's more than the list price, pay more, if you can't then negociate with me. If you don't have money, I am also willing to do a barter trade).
Duration Choices (during office hour):

30min massage R370
45min massage R440
60min massage R500
75min massage R570
90min massage R650
Full Massage Price List

Credit card facilities available
Missed appointments are charged at the full rate, unless cancelled at least 24 hours before.

So, if you're in need of a sports massage, or a nice relaxing massage to take away the stress of daily life, or you just want to pamper yourself, give me a call and a book yourself a soothing, relaxing and restorative massage at my beautiful, peaceful studio, or in the comfort of your own home. today.

Book yourself a
Soothing, Relaxing, Healing

Your body will thank you.

Based in Edenvale,
WhatsApp 082 812 9721

Let the stress melt away, and the calmness wash over you.

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Should you wish to contact me, Craig Botha,
or WhatsApp me on 082 812 7921
43 Saint Domanic Rd. Edenvale.