Vanilla, it’s one of most people’s favourite smells. It’s the flavour of the tea I’m drinking as I’m writing this. It’s the base of all of my favourite ice cream flavours. It reminds me of pancakes on a Sunday morning and baking giant chocolate chip cookies (which I did this last weekend for my daughter’s birthday). It’s home. As if that wasn’t enough though, ‘Vanilla’, now also induces a state of complete relaxation for me, thanks to Semantha from Vanilla Essence Mobile Massage.
As all the married ladies out there will know, planning a wedding is like running the comrades; stressful, highly stressful. For the last three months I have been craving a massage. I had first been promised one by my maid of honour as a gift, which unfortunately never happened, and then by my husband, which also never happened. Finally though, with a bit of luck, meditation, manifestation and belief that I would get one somewhere from someone, sometime, Semantha came to my rescue. It’s all about the essence.
Running for 6 years now, and with over 10 years of total experience, Semantha, owner of Vanilla Essence Mobile Massage, treated me to the deep tissue, acu-point, full body balancing massage I had been dreaming of. Concentrating on my back, neck, shoulders, arms and legs, the massage polarised my right and left to, as Sem says, create a’ homoeostatic state of euphoria’. That’s the best description I have ever heard for the state. During the massage she found that my entire body was out of alignment. The one shoulder blade was sitting far too close to my neck for comfort and my muscles were as knotted as my personality has been lately. Too many knots.When she was done, finally, for the first time in months, I relaxed. The experience must have rejuvenated my soul. 60 minutes of pure bliss. Priced from R 400 depending on where you stay, that’s excellent value for money.
She’s multi talented and capable of assisting with both pre and post sports massage, deep tissue body friction, full body balancing massage with hypoallergenic oils she has blended herself (herbology has formed a large part of her studies over the years). It was magic. Using a mixture of Swedish and Shiatsu massage, she removed every bit of tension from my body and mind. A testimony to her goal of providing a physically and mentally healing holistic experience at affordable prices to anyone, anywhere, any time. It is an admirable dream and I’ll certainly support her. She is making her dreams a reality and her business now also caters to corporate requests where she has up to 3 therapists that assist her, giving employees 10 to 15 minute head and shoulder massages at their desks (nice way to increase the overall productivity of your staff and a lovely incentive if you are managing a team). Her repertoire also includes private couples massage, where she and another therapist will come to your home (note to my husband: honey if you read this, any time you feel like treating us, this would be lovely) and provide you and your significant other with a tandem treatment that will leave you both feeling pampered and re-energised. Vanilla- its all about the Essence. For more info or to make a booking you can reach Semantha on 076 818 0723.
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