CapeTownMagazine.com

The Massage Truck

Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Also engage with our other channels
to find something you don't want to miss.
 
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

The Massage Truck

Cape Town’s first mobile masseurs promises to leave a productive team behind

Upon the arrival of the bright yellow van at our Long Street establishment, a buzz in the air arose as the CapeTownMagazine team awaited a well-deserved treat from the mobile masseurs of The Massage Truck.

Manager and partner of the unique mobile massage service, Jacqueline Kotze enters the limited space with ease, setting up the massage chairs, massage oils and a board with a welcome message, personalizing the space and experience. At first Jacqueline greets us with a smile and directs us to the massaging chair, where she starts the session off by checking whether I’d want a deep tissue massage (more pressure) or a relaxing massage (less pressure). Jacqueline then begins with a head massage, working her way down to the neck, shoulders and back. As Jacqueline finds the tension spots on my body, without my direction, she intensifies her massaging motion, rubbing out the knots, and checking in every now and then to find out if I am comfortable with the manner in which she caresses my body. Suffice to say, those few minutes made me forget about my troubles, realizing the effect of a stressful life on the body and I quiet down the mind once again to fully emerge into the experience.

This unique-to-South-Africa concept came about with owner Patrick Northcoombes’ extensive travel experience, and a similar project in Dubai was the defining moment when Patrick decided to bring this concept to the streets of Cape Town, incorporating various cultural practices which were adjusted to match the needs of Cape Town. “Cape Town is such a hard working city,” says Jacqueline. “We’re aiming for people to be less stressed with the support of their bosses and The Massage Truck.”

The Massage Truck makes their rounds from big businesses to smaller companies, from sporting events to bachelorette parties and their unpredictable pop-up locations. “Coming from a sporting background, I know the benefits of massage and relaxation, and in turn, their effects on productivity,” exclaims Jacqueline with sincere concern. The Massage Truck does their best to streamline the process of time per employee, set up and disruption, in order to create an experience that will be beneficial to all involved, while minimising the disruption and time away from their desk, “and even if you can’t leave your desk, we can do massages while you’re there too,” says Jacqueline. So there’s really no excuse to not participate in this mutually beneficial service.

Note: Check out The Massage Truck on Facebook to find them at markets, festivals, beaches, in the CBD, on the mountains and so many more locations in and around Cape Town!

Tip: The more you do it, the better the effects are for employees and productivity in the workplace. Companies can sign up for six months and receive a generous discount!

The Bill: The Classic (15 minutes): R150 | The Deluxe (30 minutes): R250 | Per Hour: R500 | The Light (R1500), Middle (R4500) and Heavy (R7500)

Dreyer Street | Claremont | Cape Town| +27(0) 63 673 1708

---

By: Marian Volkwyn | Video credit: Josh Oates

ABOUT #CapeTownMagNew:

#CapeTownMagNew is a long-standing project that is dedicated to discovering exciting new places in and around our pretty city.  We tell their stories, find out what they offer, and delve into what makes them unique. From cafés and restaurants to trampoline parks and dog hotels, there is always one new place in the city that we uncover each week. You can follow #CapeTownMagNew on Twitter and Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter to track recent features or read more here about more Hot Spots and New Restaurants in Cape Town and Surrounds.

DISCOVER OTHER EXCITING NEW SPOTS IN THE CITY:

Lume Beauty Atelier

ibeauty Laser and Glamour Club
 

---

Head to Glam Bar at Shared Office Space for the awesome Wednesday beauty special.

---

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of happenings in Cape Town. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and if you have a smartphone, add capetownmagazine.com to your home screen for quick access on the go!

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle, connect with us on LinkedIn, check out our photos on Instagram and follow our Pinterest boards for updates on what’s happening in and around the Mother City

 

Cape Town Events Calendar
May 2019
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31

royalteaFree Tasting of Loose-leaf Teas From ...

New to Cape Town: Royaltea bar serves premium teas and other treats

Big Boys Don't DanceBig Boys Don’t Dance … Or Do They?

A decade since the creation of The Big Boys saga, the humourous dancers are back with a ...

onomo_2019_4There’s a New Dinner Special Every ...

From butter chicken curry to beef bobotie: Something fresh, Monday to Sunday

Kunene And The King 2Kunene And The King: Two Men in One ...

Two theatre powerhouses come together to tell a story of change in South Africa

playful_veganSave Your Bacon With A Creative ...

Bring your own wine and let the conversation and laughter flow as your learn the art of ...

wine_of_exileNapoleon Loved Cape Town Wine. Find Out ...

Plus see Bonaparte’s cut-glass crystal goblets and taste the modern version of his ...

sea kayaking participantsPost-Work Monday Kayak to Revitalise ...

The chance to see marine wildlife and spectacular ocean and mountain views as the sun ...

sgtpepper6Host Your Party (Plus Live Music) On A ...

Bring up to 150 people: Just pay for your food and drinks – the venue (and everything ...

Moyo_Eden2Monday Special: Double Your Burgers ...

Half-price burger special at Moyo Eden on The Bay – psst … it comes with this awesome ...

2 4 1 hqHQ: Not Such a Blue Monday After All

HQ’s #2FOR1Monday: Live acoustic music and two Salad, Steak and Chips set menus for the ...

whale wine and wors wine flies logoWhale, Wine and Wors Tours with Wine ...

Hop aboard a fun-filled minibus and explore the hidden gems of the Western Cape

OX boat rides 110% Off: See The Marine Big 5 on an ...

Whales, dolphins, penguins, cape fur seals and mola mola (sunfish), an awesome boat trip ...

Roast and Co Daily: Two Hours of 2-For-1 Specials at ...

Plus: Half-price on all “To Share” plates – see what’s on the menu here

danielasSample Daniela's Exotic Macarons For ...

Salted caramel, purple surprise, ginger sesame, cinnamon milk tart and 20 more Parisian ...

Le Bonheur 12Get a 20% Discount on Accommodation at ...

Le Bonheur Reptiles and Adventures offers patrons a 20% discount when they stay at this ...

Andre the Hilarious HypnotistThink You’re Immune To Hypnotism? ...

Find out why this veteran comedian can still makes people laugh with the same 25-year-old ...

Vergenoegd_duckrun1Cheer On The Ducks At Vergenoegd Löw

Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

masque_theatreHeroes Assemble to Save A Local Theatre

See an award winning play and help actors save the Muizenberg theatre that started their ...

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips

Curious to make exciting discoveries in Cape Town every day? "LIKE" us for a daily hidden gem.