I find the idea of traveling to a spa for a massage, only to get up after 60 or 90 minutes of near-comatose bliss (to get dressed, make payment, pay for parking) almost completely counter-productive. Except, of course, when I’m staying at the Banyan Tree Resort in the Seychelles and getting a massage is likely the most ‘active’ thing I’ll do all day.
To me, no amount of classical background music, fluffy white robes or spa-induced zen can compete with the utter luxury of having my masseur come to me. Assuming, of course, the masseur in question knows what he or she is doing and has strong hands. In my experience, a bad massage (when your masseur tickles your back with the strength of a doom-sprayed mosquito) is worse than no massage at all. I have been known to walk out in the middle of bad massages or ‘spa-sasters’ as we call them here at TGC.
I’d like to introduce you to Norbert Rossel, a highly qualified sports masseur, who ticks all the boxes: he’s mobile (although he also practices from an exclusive guest house in Cape Town), has hands of steel and decades of experience. Originally from Germany, where he once assisted the national Olympic swim team, Norbert now lives and works in Cape Town. Besides massage, Norbert is qualified in physiotherapy, sports science, chiropractic and acupuncture, with a particularly extensive knowledge of the world’s most cutting-edge holistic therapies. Let’s just say he’s on my speed dial.
Details If you live in Cape Town, contact Norbert on 084-582-5323 to book your appointment. His hourly rate is R550.00 and he is able to travel within the greater Cape Town area at no additional cost. Norbert works only via word of mouth, so – if you decide to give him a call – please tell him Clare referred you.