Between the heated bed, the cozy room, and our famous bean bag,
our massages are so warm and luxurious, that you won’t want to leave.
At Cloud 9 we are very
particular about our massages, focusing on quality of touch and connection
between the giver and the receiver. The practitioner brings a sense of
presence to the session.
Technical skill is critical, but "touch" is the x factor in a great massage.
Perfect rhythm, pressure and pace are part of our commitment, these aspects
allow you to relax into the treatment, so that we can work our magic. Having
said that, everybody has different tastes when it comes to what you like in a
treatment. If you are battling to choose the perfect massage for you,
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Full body relaxation
treatment with aroma oils
soothing strokes, with relatively light to medium pressure to
leave you feeling deeply relaxed and nurtured.
3/4 hour neck back (and feet optional)
Rhythmic deep tissue massage
Using aromatherapy oils,
this massage uses fairly deep, rhythmic pressure, it works on aching and stiff
muscles to increase blood flow and remove tension. A wonderful relaxing massage
for stressed individuals.
loosens up tense muscle parts to support circulation in both the skin and the
underlying muscle tissue. Alleviates muscle pain and supports recovery from
sports injuries. The therapist uses cross friction, pressure points, and deep
tissue techniques to generate
heat, loosen spasms and tension knots.
This massage either focuses on specific areas of
pain, or is included in a general full body massage.
Medical lymph drainage
Excess fluids are drained
from vessels by means of hand pressure and hand movements. systems. This is an
excellent treatment for recovery from breast increases or reductions, and is a
fabulous detox treatment. Treatment lasts 1 hour
Counteracts stress build-up
and mobilizes the healing of various organs by stimulating specific reflex
points on the hand and feet. Reflexology can be used to promote healing for
specific conditions, in these cases be prepared for 6 to 10 treatments. It is
also wonderful as a general stress buster, and can be used as such in single
treatments as you desire. The treatment takes 1 hour.
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Facial rejuvenation massage
This massage works on
rejuvenating the Elastin and Collagen in the connective tissue layer of the
face. It tones and lifts the face, and is a very effective non surgical face
lift. Start with 8 sessions for the initial rejuvenation, and then once a
month for the ongoing program.
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This very special massage
combines the perfect rhythm and nurturing of a soothing aromatherapy massage,
with the gentle healing energy work. Working so closely with the physical
body as we do in a massage, means that the therapist is working within your
personal energy field, and is therefore contributing to the energy flowing in
and around your body. In this massage as well as the normal massage strokes,
the therapist spends some time holding and focusing on that energy transfer,
to contribute to a good healthy flow of energy around your body. Good
energy flow, like good blood flow, respiration and lymph flow, is critical for
the body to remain health and to heal itself.
The Reiki massage is a wonderfully relaxing, soothing, healing massage.
Therapeutic Heat Massage
Let heat complete your massage experience. To work out the pain and discomfort
of tense sore muscles, we start, and finish this ideal winter therapy, by
leaving you to relax under the heat of our our custom made "hot beanies" and
Hot Stone Massage
The hot silky smoothness
of the lava rocks melts away your tension in this sensational massage. The hot
stones are used by your therapist as a massage tool. Heated to around 45
degrees, the stones feel fantastic sliding up and down your skin, heating and
soothing away tension as they go.
Cloud 9 is situated in
Craighall Park in Johannesburg within around 10 min of Sandton, Hydepark,
Parkhurst, Randburg, and City Centre
This is an exquisite massage based on traditional Hawaiian
techniques. Long luxurious stokes work the body from feet to head. This massage
is like a dance. It is all about flow and movement and rhythm. (It is not
intended as a hard massage, those that want something with more intensity should
choose the deep tissue rhythmic massage, and for spasms and particular areas of
discomfort, the sports massage.)
Confused by the options? How
do you choose the best massage for you?
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What is the cause of the pain in tense
Many clients as me
The pain of tension and post sports training that appears in the muscle is
usually a build of up lactic acid and other metabolites.
For instance, when an athlete pushes themselves, oxygen becomes limited. When
glycogen, the muscles' fuel is metabolized without oxygen, lactic acid and
other metabolites accumulate in the blood and muscles, causing fatigue,
soreness and pain. The pain stimulates nerve activity, which often results in
muscle spasm. The spasm hinders the flow of fluids in the tissue.
Uninterrupted spasm significantly limits blood flow and oxygen to the tissue
binging more pain and more spasm!
Pain (even delayed pain after exercise) can also be caused by microscopic
tears in the muscle tissue. These lead to inflammation and increased
Connective tissue damage due to the way the muscle works during sport, can
create pain after exercise.
Pain from tension is usually the result of a muscle that is overused (often
unconsciously). Bad posture when sitting or standing, or constantly using
certain muscles to do a repetitive task - such as using your mouse, or hooking
your phone against your ear with your shoulder. Over time, toxins build up in
the muscle and before you know it, pain and sometimes spasm results.
How does a massage
work to reduce pain and help remove spasms
On a physiological level,
massage does 3 major things
- breaks down the crystalline buildup in the muscles that we call tension
- increases blood flow to the muscle thereby increasing the supplying of
oxygen, and fuel
-increases lymph flow, which helps to remove waste
- massage also stimulates the brain to produce painkillers and
anti-inflammatory to help the area to rejuvenate and heal
The net result is a reductions of pain, and tension in the area, an increased
level of comfort.
Side effects of massage
Of course, the whole point of a massage is to leave you
feeling relaxed and pampered. Most people feel wonderful after a massage, both
physically and mentally relaxed, grounded and connected to their own bodies,
and pleasantly pampered.
Sometimes however, the side effects of a massage can be quite intense, and
even quite unpleasant, depending on how regularly you get a massage, and what
condition your body is in at the time of the massage.
Because the massage works to remove a build up of toxins and
increase blood supply and thereby oxygen, these toxins are released into the
blood stream, and sometimes result in the classic detox symptoms: headaches,
sinus, in rare cases even nausea.
If you are very tense, and rarely get a massage, it is not unusual to feel
bruised the next day. The massage does not in fact bruise you, the sensation
is as a result of the massage working to remove the sharp crystalline build up
toxins in the muscle. For this reason it is sometimes advisable to request a
softer massage at first, and build up over subsequent sessions.
How can you ensure
that you get the best treatment for you?
Each of our
bodies are quite different, what may feel wonderful for me, you may hate, so
be clear with your therapist as to what you like in your massage in terms of:
- Where you are
carrying tension or pain that you would like them to focus on,
- How hard or soft you prefer your massage to be,
- What you really love or hate eg: feet, head etc.
Don't be too shy to let the
therapist know, as she goes, if the massage is too hard, or if you would like
her to work harder, or work more in a particular place. Your therapist is not
a mind reader, so let her know what you like. Oooos and Aaahs are are a great
sign posts for the therapist to follow, so feel free to let it out!
What we don't / won't
Cloud 9 does not offer any additions
"services" with our massage. NO pelvic
relief, happy endings or any such services of any kind what so ever, so please
don't even call us to ask!