Ancient Alternative Treatments
Chi Foot Massage Treatment
(Reflexology / Compression Massage)
Cupping Massage Therapy
Cupping stimulates blood circulation in the area of concern.
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The practice of using touch as a healing method derives from customs and techniques rooted in ancient history. Civilizations in the East and West found that massage could heal injuries, relieve pain, and prevent and/or cure illnesses. What’s more, it helped reduce stress and produce deep relaxation.
At Rejuvenations Health and Beauty we offer the following types of treatments:
- Swedish Massage (see massage pamphlet)
- Hot Stone Massage (see massage pamphlet)
- Therapeutic Pain Relieve Massage (see massage pamphlet)
- Chi Foot Treatment / Compression Massage / Reflexology
- Facials (see facials pamphlet)
- Pamper Packages (see specials pamphlet)
- Manicures and Pedicures (see specials pamphlet)
Please advise if you are pregnant, have high blood pressure, sugar diabetes, have a sensitive skin or any concerns you might have about having your massage. Massage is not a good idea if you have a fever, infections, inflammation, osteoporosis, and other medical conditions—at least not without consulting your doctor first. If you have any doubts about whether or not a massage would be right for you, speak to a medical professional before booking your massage.
All these "Ancient Alternative" treatments are only available to one client at a time. No group bookings.
Chi Foot Massage Treatment
(Reflexology / Compression Massage)
14.1 20 minutes R120 (full price R300)
14.2 40 minutes R170 (full price R550)
14.3 60 minutes R220 (full price R700)
14.4 Combine any of the above with a 20 minutes Rooibos Foot Delight R80 (full price R180)
Chi Foot Massage Treatment is a method of assessing and healing through massaging the meridian points moistly on the soles of the feet. This method of treatment is dependent on links between certain areas of the feet and organs of the body.
Chi Foot Massage was practiced by Ancient Chinese Civilizations and passed down from generation to generation. Our Chi Foot Massage Treatment is close to the better known “Compression Massage” and/or “Reflexology”
We start by making our client comfortable and encourage you to relax. Your therapist might ask a few questions to assess what you need.
How does Chi Foot Massage Treatment Work?
- It begins at the toes, and is rather like a creeping forward of the Fingertips moving down the sole of the foot.
- Areas of the feet are related to parts of the body.
- The toes correspond to the top of the head.
- The hollows at the base of the toes are linked to the ears and eyes.
- The sides of the foot nearest the little toes represent the shoulders.
- Lower down on the foot is the thyroid, the lungs and the heart.
- If one continues moving down the foot we find the links to the solar plexus, the stomach and the spleen.
- Halfway down the foot is the waistline, kidneys and the transverse colon and below it the descending colon and the small intestine.
- The heel corresponds to the sciatic area.
- The sides of the heel represent the hip and the lower back.
- The back of the ankle represents the rectum and the prostate gland.
- Points on the side of the foot represent the ovaries or the testicles.
- On top of the foot is found the breast area, with the bronchial and lung areas.
Chi Foot Treatment creates homeostasis in the body and is great for releasing anxiety and tension.
Pressing on specific meridian points on the foot helps break down crystals in the blood stream and restores the balance of ENERGY in the body.
The Rooibos Foot Delight includes a Foot Soak, Foot and Ankle Exfoliation, Foot Scrub & Buff using our “Secret” Rooibos Salt and Sugar Scrub.
You are welcome to purchase one of our scrubs to use on your whole body (not the face) at home.
Cupping Massage Therapy
Before your first “cupping session” do some research. Ask your therapist to explain to you what she will be doing. Start slow. If you do not try, you will never know if it could have worked for you.
15.1 20 minutes R120 (full price R300)
15.2 40 minutes R170 (full price R550)
15.3 60 minutes R220 (full price R700)
“Cupping” is an Ancient Chinese therapy that dates back to over 5,000 years and is used to promote natural healing.
Cupping stimulates blood circulation in the area of concern and break down fat cells. It is an excellent method for encouraging the lymphatic system to rid itself of toxins and impurities while reducing water retention.
Additionally, it gets rid of lactic acid build up in the muscles which are why many athletes use it for muscle recovery.
Cupping shouldn’t hurt but be aware that most cupping techniques leave a mark on the skin. The deeper the mark, the more toxins present. Marks typically fade after between three days to three weeks.
Cupping is one of the oldest and most Effective Methods of Releasing Toxins from the Body. The Word cupping literally means "to suction". Using a vacuum in the cup, the skin under the cup is drawn up causing increased blood flow to the area.
This action draws impurities, toxins, pain and inflammation away from the deeper tissues and organs towards the skin where it can be eliminated.
Cupping gets its name from the main “tools of the trade” – the cups. There are several techniques for cup placement, but all draw the skin up into the inner cup, promoting relaxation, better circulation and what practitioners like to call “inverse massage.” This facilitates the healing process.
The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite.
Cupping can be done on different parts of the body, depending on the illness being treated. Cupping is Highly Recommended in the Treatment of:
- Stomach Ailments
- Menstrual Abnormalities
- Muscular Pains and Sprains
- Circulatory Disorders
- Sinusitis and-Nerve Entrapment
- And many more
You usually will feel a tight sensation in the area of the cup. Often, this sensation is relaxing and soothing. Depending on your comfort and your practitioner's assessment of the problem, cups may be moved around or left in place. They may remain on your body briefly or for longer amounts of time. Each treatment is unique to you on that particular day.
One very common area to be cupped is the back, although cups work well on other areas, too — particularly on fleshy sections of the body.
Cupping causes the skin to temporarily turn red, blue or purple, especially if there is an injury or blockage under the area that was cupped. The skin discoloration can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks, but is rarely painful.
Once the marks have cleared, the procedure can be repeated until the condition or ailment is resolved.
There are a number of methods of cupping — the two most common are "fixed cupping" and "moving cupping."
Fixed Cupping: The cups are placed on a selected area of your body and then left in place without being moved.
Moving Cupping: As the name implies, in this method your practitioner applies massage oil or cream on your skin in selected places, puts the cups over the areas to be treated and then slides them around that region of the body — most commonly the back. The cups slide easily because the cream has lubricated your body.
Are there any side effects of cupping? Cupping therapy is relatively safe, and any adverse events are very rare and are usually light to moderate in intensity. They could involve things like feeling dizzy, nauseous, or sensitive around the treated area.
Is it safe? Cupping is safe for most when practiced by a trained professional, but there are limitations. It is generally off-limits for cancer patients, people with organ failure, and people with pacemakers or who are suffering from haemophilia or similar conditions. If you have an infection, open wounds, sunburn, or a severe chronic disease like heart disease or anaemia, you’ll want to steer clear. And if you’re pregnant you should avoid cupping on your abdomen or lower back.
Cupping is a less strenuous (but no less effective) form of therapy. It helps the therapist to prolong the ability to treat clients at a high level for a longer duration.