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Gingerlily Spa

Gingerlily Spa

29 Buckingham Road, Cape Town Plumstead, 7801, Western Cape

5.0 Great

(1138)

Add On - Deep Tissue Sports Massage

5min

ZAR 90

Elaine Brennan Get Glowing Micro-Peel

1h 30min

ZAR 1,700

Full Body Massage

1h - 1h 30min

ZAR 595

Skin Consultation

30min

ZAR 250

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Happy Feet

Happy Feet

4 Pearce Road, Cape Town Claremont, 7708, Western Cape

4.9 Great

(827)

King Feet

2h

ZAR 810

Full Body

1h

ZAR 510

Foot Soak

20min

ZAR 100

Basic Pedicure per 30min

30min

ZAR 240

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Artisan Skin

Artisan Skin

3 Bardia Road, Cape Town Plumstead, 7801, Western Cape

5.0 Great

(182)

Deep Tissue Massage

1h

ZAR 700

Skincare Consultation

20min

ZAR 0

Signature Hydrafacial

45min

ZAR 1,980

Fire & Ice Facial

1h 20min

ZAR 1,200

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Sublime Skin and Body

Sublime Skin and Body

53 North Walk, Cape Town Pinelands, 7405, Western Cape

5.0 Great

(363)

Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage 60min

1h

ZAR 585

Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage 30 min

30min

ZAR 325

Full Body Massage - 60 Min

1h

ZAR 585

Dermaclinical Level 1 Peel 50%Glycolic/Kojic OR Lactic Acid

1h

ZAR 790

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Meraki Aesthetics

Meraki Aesthetics

Unit 11 Battery Park Canal District, Cape Town Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, 8001, Western Cape

5.0 Great

(602)

Deep Tissue Massage

45min - 1h

ZAR 620

The STEP ONE Consultation & Introductory Educational Facial

1h 15min - 1h 30min

From ZAR 650

***NEW Express Facial with Lymph Drainage Facial Massage

30min - 45min

ZAR 650

GFIT Derma Stamp Treatment

45min - 1h 15min

ZAR 850

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Essential Beauty

Essential Beauty

13 Corwen Street, Cape Town Claremont, 7708, Western Cape

4.9 Great

(347)

Neck and shoulder

15min

ZAR 150

Bikini line wax

15min

ZAR 175

Full arm wax

30min

ZAR 215

Full leg wax

40min

ZAR 270

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Woodstock Spa Suite

Woodstock Spa Suite

187 Sir Lowry Road, Cape Town Woodstock, 7915, Western Cape

4.9 Great

(61)

Deep Tissue Massage

1h - 2h

ZAR 690

Signature Massage

1h - 2h

From ZAR 865

Body Scrub - Pink Salt, Olive Oil & Lavender Body Scrub

45min

ZAR 495

Lomi Lomi Massage

1h - 2h

ZAR 790

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Chelsea Clinic & Spa

Chelsea Clinic & Spa

51A Waterloo Road, Cape Town Wynberg, 7800, Western Cape

4.9 Great

(117)

Deep Tissue Massage

1h - 1h 30min

ZAR 800

Pollogen

30min

Free

Lip wax

1h

ZAR 80

Volume lashes full

2h

ZAR 1,150

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VERTEX Beauty Bar

VERTEX Beauty Bar

117 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town Gardens, 8001, Western Cape

5.0 Great

(32)

Full Body Massage

1h 30min

ZAR 750

Full Body Massage

1h 10min

ZAR 600

Back and neck massage

45min

ZAR 390

Back and neck massage

30min

ZAR 350

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Earth Body and Skin

Earth Body and Skin

134 Belvedere Road, Cape Town Claremont, 7708, Western Cape

4.7 Great

(48)

Full body massage

1h

ZAR 400

Stress Relief Back & Neck

40min

ZAR 280

Gua Sha Facial Ritual and Vegan gel application

1h 50min

ZAR 680

Nail art x10

1h

ZAR 100

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Southern suburbs Cape Town

Southern suburbs Cape Town

Matruh Road, Cape Town Kenwyn, 7780, Western Cape

Black Friday massage

35min

ZAR 180

Deep tissue Massage

1h

ZAR 500

Pedicure

1h 15min

ZAR 260

Black Friday facial

1h 15min

ZAR 175

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Galex Mobile Massage

Galex Mobile Massage

1 Saint Georges Mall, Cape Town Cape Town City Centre, 8000, Western Cape

Deep Tissue Massage

30min - 1h

ZAR 300

Trigger Point Massage

45min

ZAR 500

Swedish Massage

1h 15min

ZAR 700

Indian Head Massage

30min

ZAR 300

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Indalo Spa

Indalo Spa

23 Orchard Street, Cape Town Southern Suburbs, 7700, Western Cape

LuLu& Marula Head to Toe Massage inc Indian head & mini facial

1h 30min

ZAR 750

Pinky's Restorative Massage *popular*

1h

ZAR 500

LuLu & Marula Natural Plant-based facial

1h 15min

ZAR 650

Colonic Hydrotherapy (inc tummy massage with essential oils)

1h 15min

ZAR 850

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Mobile

Mobile

Cape Town, Cape Town, 7925, Western Cape

Deep Tissue

50min

From ZAR 700

Deep Tisue

1h 20min

ZAR 1,000

Revitalising Facial

55min

ZAR 400

Intimate wax

45min

From ZAR 200

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Ubuntu Wellness on Kloof

Ubuntu Wellness on Kloof

99 Kloof Street, Cape Town Gardens, 8001, Western Cape

Deep Tissue CBD Oil Massage

1h

ZAR 995

Deep Tissue Massage (60 min)

1h

ZAR 695

60-Minute Ubuntu CBD massage Bliss

1h

ZAR 550

Ubuntu Plant Based Support (1 session)

1h

ZAR 695

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Body Shop Studio The Palms Woodstock
Men only

Body Shop Studio The Palms Woodstock

145 Sir Lowry Road, The Palms, Cape Town Woodstock, 8001, Western Cape

Deep Tissue (60min)

1h

ZAR 699

Deep Tissue (90min)

1h 30min

ZAR 849

Full Body ( incl private area) - Wax

1h 30min

ZAR 1,499

Crack, Sack & buttocks (Hollywood) - Wax

35min

ZAR 599

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Rose Mobile Massage

Rose Mobile Massage

14 Orange Street, Cape Town Gardens, 8000, Western Cape

60 Min Deep Tissue Massage

1h

ZAR 480

90 Min Couples Massage Package

1h 30min

ZAR 1,100

60 Min Couples Massage Package

1h

ZAR 860

90 MIN Full Body Massage

1h 30min

ZAR 600

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Top Reviews

4.93

Average of 3240 reviews of 12 venues.

Therese H.

Therese H.

Nov 23, 2021

I was Lauren's 1st massage client as she's recently joined the team at Sublime. What an amazing massage she gives. I literly melted into the massage bed. It was like floating on a cloud. Perfect treatment for the end of a hard working day. Well done Lauren.

Sublime Skin and Body

53 North Walk, Cape Town Pinelands, 7405, Western Cape

Sublime Skin and Body
Rosalind F.

Rosalind F.

Apr 01, 2022

Meraki is without a doubt the most fantastic spot in Cape Town. Love it!

Meraki Aesthetics

Unit 11 Battery Park Canal District, Cape Town Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, 8001, Western Cape

Meraki Aesthetics
Lana R.

Lana R.

Mar 06, 2022

Eurita /Rita is exceptionally well trained. Her techniques and her pressure are INCREDIBLE. Definitely the BEST massage I’ve had in Cape Town!

Happy Feet

4 Pearce Road, Cape Town Claremont, 7708, Western Cape

Happy Feet
Kimberley O.

Kimberley O.

Mar 14, 2022

Really enjoyed my wonderful massage by Nicki. Thank you so much Gingerlily spa for a well deserved treatment after the Cape Town Cycle Tour!

Gingerlily Spa

29 Buckingham Road, Cape Town Plumstead, 7801, Western Cape

Gingerlily Spa
Kimberley M.

Kimberley M.

Mar 10, 2022

Artisan Skin - the crème de la crème of skin clinics in Cape Town. I couldn't recommended them more. The therapists are extremely knowledgeable and professional. A really top class team. Plus the ambiance and luxurious rooms makes even a bikini wax feel like a spoil!

Artisan Skin

3 Bardia Road, Cape Town Plumstead, 7801, Western Cape

Artisan Skin
Johan v.

Johan v.

Jun 12, 2022

Edgar was professional and really made me feel comfortable. The venue is neat and peaceful. I enjoyed the body scrub. It leaves your skin really smooth. The massage was good too and it is on par with massages I have received from other masseurs. I recommend Edgar.

Woodstock Spa Suite

187 Sir Lowry Road, Cape Town Woodstock, 7915, Western Cape

Woodstock Spa Suite
Stephany D.

Stephany D.

Jul 02, 2022

Amazing hot stone massage done by Charity.

Earth Body and Skin

134 Belvedere Road, Cape Town Claremont, 7708, Western Cape

Earth Body and Skin
Allison A.

Allison A.

Dec 24, 2020

Love love love Gingerlilly! My favourite spa in Cape Town.

Gingerlily Spa

29 Buckingham Road, Cape Town Plumstead, 7801, Western Cape

Gingerlily Spa
Chivaugn G.

Chivaugn G.

Feb 27, 2021

Lionel was very professional and he gave me an excellent deep tissue massage to help deal with some serious knots and tension. I will definitely be back!

Happy Feet

4 Pearce Road, Cape Town Claremont, 7708, Western Cape

Happy Feet
Christopher G.

Christopher G.

Aug 21, 2021

Lauren is excellent, made me feel comfortable from the start, her foot massage is amazing, walked out feeling so relaxed stress free as well.

Sublime Skin and Body

53 North Walk, Cape Town Pinelands, 7405, Western Cape

Sublime Skin and Body
Nura S.

Nura S.

Sep 18, 2021

Only place to go in Cape Town!

Meraki Aesthetics

Unit 11 Battery Park Canal District, Cape Town Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, 8001, Western Cape

Meraki Aesthetics
Magdalena C.

Magdalena C.

Jul 02, 2022

Best facial of my life. Sasha was incredible and the cottage is truly beautiful inside. Loved Sasha's room. The candles and overall ambience truly added to the experience. Brilliant massage and so impressed with the Hydrafacial Results. Would highly recommend this place to anyone.

Artisan Skin

3 Bardia Road, Cape Town Plumstead, 7801, Western Cape

Artisan Skin
Rebecca S.

Rebecca S.

Sep 22, 2020

The best wax in Cape Town. Chireez is meticulous and quick!

Meraki Aesthetics

Unit 11 Battery Park Canal District, Cape Town Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, 8001, Western Cape

Meraki Aesthetics
Christoff K.

Christoff K.

Jan 06, 2021

Aashiqah Is the best massage/ reflexologist I have had in Cape Town. And believe me I’ve tried many! You will not be disappointed.

Happy Feet

4 Pearce Road, Cape Town Claremont, 7708, Western Cape

Happy Feet
Cheryl P.

Cheryl P.

Jul 01, 2021

Trust me when I tell you that Kaneesha gives a great massage. I had an aching back, stiff neck and sinus pain. She sorted it all out in one treatment.

Sublime Skin and Body

53 North Walk, Cape Town Pinelands, 7405, Western Cape

Sublime Skin and Body
Kimberley M.

Kimberley M.

May 21, 2022

My boyfriend absolutely loves his massages at Artisan.

Artisan Skin

3 Bardia Road, Cape Town Plumstead, 7801, Western Cape

Artisan Skin
Emily M.

Emily M.

Jul 05, 2022

Amazing facial with Lindsey! Love the new fire and ice facial. Skin feels amazing and Lindsey gives the best facial massages 💆‍♂️ Will be back next month 💯🤩

Gingerlily Spa

29 Buckingham Road, Cape Town Plumstead, 7801, Western Cape

Gingerlily Spa
Kerry P.

Kerry P.

Feb 02, 2022

Thank you ladies! Beautiful space and incredible massage 💛

Artisan Skin

3 Bardia Road, Cape Town Plumstead, 7801, Western Cape

Artisan Skin
Shanaaz P.

Shanaaz P.

Jul 09, 2022

The massage was amazing. Maxine has magic hands!

Meraki Aesthetics

Unit 11 Battery Park Canal District, Cape Town Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, 8001, Western Cape

Meraki Aesthetics
Jana B.

Jana B.

Jun 17, 2022

Had an amazing princess feet (shoulders, legs and feet ) massage. Lionel is excellent and really helped work out some tense areas. I would definitely recommend Happy feet (and Lionel!)

Happy Feet

4 Pearce Road, Cape Town Claremont, 7708, Western Cape

Happy Feet
Carmen K.

Carmen K.

Jul 05, 2022

Kudsy was wonderful and such a great massage. Such a relaxing experience

Gingerlily Spa

29 Buckingham Road, Cape Town Plumstead, 7801, Western Cape

Gingerlily Spa
Candice M.

Candice M.

Jan 22, 2022

I had a massage, peel and manicure. The massage was amazing! Yoscha knew exactly which areas to focus on and the pressure she applied was on point! Maxine was very informative. I felt some sensitivity around my eye area before I arrived, she suggested the add-on algae mask to my azelan peel and it worked just great! Sensitivity and irritation disappeared and it left my skin feeling smooth and soothed! Zanele, did such a great job with my manicure and gelish application even though my nails were a bit brittle! Thank you, Meraki, for a lovely pampering session!

Meraki Aesthetics

Unit 11 Battery Park Canal District, Cape Town Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, 8001, Western Cape

Meraki Aesthetics
Deon P.

Deon P.

May 21, 2022

Spectaculary awesome pedi and foot massage as always by the amazing Lionel 🙏😎🌈

Happy Feet

4 Pearce Road, Cape Town Claremont, 7708, Western Cape

Happy Feet
Yasheeni K.

Yasheeni K.

Jun 04, 2022

My husband had the most amazing massage with Kudzy. Her hands are like magic ⭐️

Gingerlily Spa

29 Buckingham Road, Cape Town Plumstead, 7801, Western Cape

Gingerlily Spa

SS

Sandra S.

Oct 23, 2021

Fantastic massage - wonderful experience

Chelsea Clinic & Spa

51A Waterloo Road, Cape Town Wynberg, 7800, Western Cape

Chelsea Clinic & Spa

EG

Erin G.

Feb 08, 2022

All I can say is wow! My spine and body felt AMAZING after the sculptural face and body massage.

VERTEX Beauty Bar

117 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town Gardens, 8001, Western Cape

VERTEX Beauty Bar

CL

Casey L.

Jun 12, 2022

Had one of the most amazing deep tissue massage by Edgar today. He's extremely professional and knows exactly how much pressure to apply. Will be coming back to him very very soon!

Woodstock Spa Suite

187 Sir Lowry Road, Cape Town Woodstock, 7915, Western Cape

Woodstock Spa Suite

JK

John K.

Mar 12, 2022

Great massage experience; very professional. Will go back when I’m in Cape Town again.

Woodstock Spa Suite

187 Sir Lowry Road, Cape Town Woodstock, 7915, Western Cape

Woodstock Spa Suite

RD

Rhoda D.

Apr 29, 2022

Fantastic massage. Perfect pressure. Hit all the right spots.

Sublime Skin and Body

53 North Walk, Cape Town Pinelands, 7405, Western Cape

Sublime Skin and Body

JK

Jean-Pierre K.

Jul 08, 2022

Dani was Amazing. It was such a relaxing and healing experience from start to finish. Dani has so much insight and warmth that he shares leaving you relaxed and refreshed. I believe he is true healer and his massage technique is art. Will be back soon.

Woodstock Spa Suite

187 Sir Lowry Road, Cape Town Woodstock, 7915, Western Cape

Woodstock Spa Suite

Deep Tissue Massage FAQs

There are no hard and fast rules on how often you should get a deep tissue massage - it’s more about what feels right for you and what provides the most benefits. This could be daily, a few times a week, every month - whatever makes you feel comfortable.

Remember you can always ask your therapist to recommend a treatment plan, as their expertise means they’ll know how to address the underlying issues you may be suffering from.

It’s normal to feel some soreness after a deep tissue massage, as they can be quite intense. Think of it as the same kind of pain you get after a hard workout! The treatment itself does involve high pressure being applied to your body, and there may be some discomfort - if it becomes too much, you can always let your therapist know.

However, it’s important to note that while soreness can be common, you shouldn’t be feeling any extreme pain post-massage. If this is the case, you should tell your therapist and your doctor too.

This is entirely up to you. If you’ve experienced a deep tissue massage and felt the benefits, then you might decide it’s worth doing regularly - or even just the once so you could know what it’s like and if it’s something you’d be interested in again.

You might feel they aren’t for you, in which case you might be more interested in other types of massage treatment, including:

  • Swedish massage

  • Hot stone massage

  • Thai massage

  • Lymphatic massage

  • Shiatsu massage

Feeling slightly sick or dizzy after a massage, particularly a deep tissue massage that involves intense pressure on your body, is quite common. It’s normally as a result of dehydration - a deep tissue massage releases toxins from your lymphatic system that build up under your skin. The best way to remedy this and flush out those toxins is to stay hydrated, so make sure you drink a little water regularly before your massage and hydrate thoroughly afterwards!

However remember, if you are feeling any severe discomfort, pain or sickness after your treatment, you should talk to a healthcare professional.

It’s been known for centuries that emotions can be trapped deep inside the body, and a deep tissue massage can be effective at helping release those tensions. Your massage therapist will understand the importance of emotional release as part of their treatments - however it’s important to remember that they may not be trained to assist in emotional therapy.

Not only can a masseuse or massage therapist feel tension - they should! They’re professionally trained to find and release tension in your body using techniques like compression.

You should talk to your doctor before having a deep tissue massage if:

  • You take blood thinners or have a clotting or bleeding disorder

  • You are undergoing treatment for recent surgery or chemotherapy

  • You suffer from nerve damage

  • You have any skin conditions

  • You have wounds that haven’t healed completely

  • You have a hernia

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