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Welcome to Massage Therapy

by Craig Botha (Therapeutic Massage Therapist)

Regarding the Corona Virus Covid-19:

I have received notification that as a registered health care professional, I may continue to work during the lock down.
So, if you would like to book a massage therapy treatment for after the lock down is lifted, please contact me on 0828129721



Book yourself a massage...
Your body will thank you.

Soothing, Relaxing, Healing...

Kempton Park, 082 812 9721

Let the stress melt away, and the calmness wash over you.


Massage therapy Kempton Park. www.medicalmassage.co.za


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Guidelines for Operating during Level 4 Lockdown

FOR PATIENTS:
• You will be contacted the day before your treatment in order to screen if you may be presenting with any of the symptoms of COVID-19.
• You will be required to sign a consent form to make you aware of the risks associated with potential exposure to SARS-COV-2 (Covid-19). Should you be showing any of these symptoms on the day of your treatment please cancel your appointment and seek medical advice. (Please see the list of symptoms below and for medical advice https://sacoronavirus.co.za)
• You will also be sent a letter stating the time and date of your appointment with me. This will be on my letterhead. You will need to print this or have a copy available on your phone to show any authorities that may stop you while travelling to or from my practice. You will also need to have your Identity document with you.
• I will be required to keep a register of the patients I see each day and screening of temperature will be done before entering my practice. Please note I reserve the right to send you home if I feel you are too high risk.
• You will need to observe the correct hand washing procedures before travelling to your treatment. Your hands will be sanitised before entering my practice. And again after your treatment. • You will need to wear a mask, please wash your hands before putting your mask on and again before removing your mask.
• Please remove all jewellery before coming for your treatment.

PRACTICE/THERAPIST REQUIREMENTS:
• Patients will no longer be allowed to wait in my reception area but will have to waitin their vehicles if they are early. This includes people that may bring you to your treatment; they will have to remain in the vehicle.
• I will be required to wear a mask while interacting with you. Unfortunately this may make communication difficult but I’m sure we will get by for the sake of safety. • Payments can be done electronically with a card machine.
• I will be washing my hands before and after treatments as per usual. I will also be sanitising all surfaces and any surfaces that you may have touched while in my practice such as door handles & taps.
• To allow enough time between patients to prevent cross infection and also to completely disinfect my practice and change all linen for the next patient I will only be seeing a limited number of patients each day.

What is medical massage?


Medical massage is another word for therapeutic massage, and therapeutic massage is any massage that promotes healing. It includes a range of massage modalities such as:

- Sports Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Medical Outcomes Based Massage (for a range of medical conditions).
- Massage Techniques




Benefits of regular massage therapy may include (these are not curative claims but commonly experienced benefits with regular massage, and may not be your experience):

- Reduced stress levels.
- Improved flexibility and range of motion.
- Prevention and treatment of sports injuries.
- Emotional healing.
- Spiritual healing.
- Psychological healing.
- Trauma recovery.
- Pain reduction (including general muescle pain, tenssion headaches, migraines, back painetc.).
- Accelerated recovery from hard physical training.
- Cellulite reduction.
- Improve body image.
- Improved immune function.
- Symptomatic relief in auto-immune diseases.
- Improved lymph flow and drainage.
- Aid in the treatment of a range of health conditions, from cancer to fibromyalgia, addiction, HIV/AIDS, incontinence, pelvic floor pain,
IBS
, insomnia, or even those struggling to fall pregnant.

And much, much more

However, you don't need a reason to book a massage. Treat yourself to the healing qualities of a soothing massage, while at the same time de-stressing the mind and easing all those tight muscles, boosting your immune system and improving your health. Leave your treatment feeling on top of the world.

As an endurance sports man, I have come to value the benefits of regular massage. Although a one-off treatment is always good, the true benefits of massage are only realized with regular sessions of between once a week to
once every 4 weeks.


Why? - It's all about health and well-being.

So, if you're in need of a sports massage, or a nice relaxing massage to take away the stress of daily life, or you just want to pamper yourself, give me a call and book yourself a soothing, relaxing and restorative massage at my beautiful, peaceful studio, or in the comfort of your own home. today.

Warning:
Massage can be very addictive and habit forming, you will want to come back again and again, but this is one addiction that is good for you.


5 questions to ask about your massage therapist:
1. Are they properly qualified?
2. Are they legally registered?
3. Do they listen to your needs?
4. Do they care about your health
5. Do they achieve their claimed results?

Answers:
1. The minimum legal qualification in South Africa is a 2 year diploma in therapeutic massage.
I exceed this minimum, and I have over 14 years experience.

2. I am registered with AHPCSA (which is a legal requirement),
I am also registered with the Board of Health Funders (BHF), which means that I have a practice number recognised buy medical aids, I am also a member of the Massage Therapy Association of South Africa (MTASA).

3. It is the client that really matters, so if I don't hear their need, I can't meet it. Over 14 years as a massage therapist has taught me to listen. I also have a certificate in counselling which is all about listening.

4. Health is what it is all about. It is why I am so passionate about massage. It is because I care about your health that I may also challenge you to make changes with regard to your exercise, eating, and smoking habits etc. The question then becomes: Do you care about your own health?

5. Many in the health and fitness industry will make unrealistic claims about the results that they can achieve.
As a professional health provider I have learned that it is reckless to make unrealistic claims. What I can do is give you information about the commonly experienced benefits of regular massage. It is possible to realise some of those benefits in a one off massage, but the success rate becomes much higher with regular massage. It is also important to note that although the large majority of massage patients benefit from massage, a small minority don't get the expected results. There are a number of reasons for this, from poor communication, to unrealistic expectations, health complications, or external facts such as bad habits to do with posture, exercise, poor sleeping habits, work demands etc. However, even when the clients expectations are not realised, they may still experience some the benefits of massage.

Massage Menu:

Select the extent of massage you would like, e.g.:
Back massage
Legs massage
Back and legs massage, or
Full body massage.

Price guide (I realise that not everybody can afford to pay full price, pay what you think is reasonable, if you fell it's more than the list price, pay more, if you can't then negociate with me. If you don't have money, I am also willing to do a bata trade).
Duration Choices (during office hour):

30min massage R320
45min massage R380
60min massage R480           Full Massage Price List
75min massage R520
90min massage R600

Credit card facilities available
Missed appointments are charged at the full rate, unless cancelled at least 24 hours before.

Medical aid refunds:

Good news: Discovery (with savings scheme) and Parlmed will reimburse you for your therapeutic massage treatments, depending on your particular scheme.

Discovery underwrites following Health schemes and they are covered too:
DHMS plans with a saving account
Bankmed Medical Scheme plans with a saving account
LA Health plans with a medical savings account
Quantum Medical Scheme plans with a savings account
Remedi Medical Scheme Comprehensive plan
Tsogo Medical Scheme plans with a savings account
UKZN plan types with a savings account.
Engen plan with savings account.

Even if your medical aid does not pay, you can still claim for therapeutic massage as a medical expence (deduction) on your income tax return.

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I look forward to hearing from you. You can also join my news mailing list at
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Should you wish to contact me, Craig Botha, e-mail:craig@medicalmassage.co.za
or dial 082 812 7921
Based in Kempton Park.

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C.Botha, Therapeutic Massage Therapist
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Prac.no. 107 000 0302910

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