Painting Russian nesting-dolls, consuming copious amounts of baked goods or watching cheesy cartoons from the early 90’s are all proven ways of ridding yourself the fiendish frustrations that sneak into minds and muscles with all the stealth of a particularly sneaky Velociraptor. De-stress without paint stains or weight gain with a hot-stone back, neck and shoulder massage at Oasis for R129.
Massage is a relaxation technique more ancient than lute music and rose-gardens and more varied than a bag of mixed-nuts. If the body were pastry, the trained therapists at Oasis would have the perfect recipe for flop-free baked goods, using exactly the right combination of stretching, kneading and just the right atmosphere. Tucked away in the heart of one of Fourway’s most upmarket suburbs, Oasis is the perfect place to call time-out and let the muscle-manipulation masters melt every kink, knot and crick from your federation of limbs. Strategically placed, heated basalt stones and the ninja-skills that come from years of experience cajoling mutinous muscles into cooperation make the hot-stone massage one of the most effective ways to clean up the mess tensions wreak on your muscles.
It’s not just the warm heat of basalt stones and strokes of near-mystically talented fingers that’ll have your stresses melting away like ice-blocks in a cup of coffee. One step into the private, calming oasis of Oasis will probably even have the knots in your shoelaces falling slack. Shoulders strained from too long in front of a laptop or stiff backs from attempting to imitate the athletic dance-routine of a particularly energetic stage performer; there are no cricks Oasis can’t melt away.
Knead to Know: A massage technique invented in Eastern Europe is said to keep muscles from retaining tension. Using a paste made from lemonade and the dust from behind a discarded lamp, the full-body massage can keep the muscles relaxed for up to three years.