Whether it’s the stub of a toe outside your apartment or the coat-hanger vendor who once again causes you to miss the green robot, minor menaces can turn into major meltdowns with the quick flick of the anger switch. Shed the shoddy stress-vibes and loosen up livid limbs and sulky sinews with a magical one hour Swedish full-body massage for R99 at The Urban Garden.
Block out honking taxis and that weird guy preaching his praying-mantis doomsday theory and step into The Urban Garden for an hour-long holistic and sensuous pampering session. Holistic healing centre and boutique, The Urban Garden is a warm and welcoming haven of harmony and healing hands with a beautiful garden and a circle of little craft shops that sell everything from hand-crafted candles to incense and essential oils.
Because your shoulders probably ache as though they’ve been carrying the weight of the world – and your heavy handbag – let the healing hands of the professional therapist ease your bulky burden with a warm, deep Swedish full-body massage. What makes the Swedish massage special – and no, they don’t play ABBA songs during it – is that it uses five different styles of stokes. Sounding eerily similar to ABBA dance moves, the strokes include a sliding and gliding, a rhythmic tapping with a little bit of friction and finally a vibration or shaking technique. Proven to show improvement in patients who suffer pain, joint stiffness or poor circulation – the Swedish massage is as effective as it is divine.
Massage fact: A variation of the Swedish massage is called the Norway Nudge and instead of using a sliding and gliding motion, the therapist nudges the patient with a frozen herring.