> Art & Culture > ANCIENT HEALTH CARE THERAPY, Melrose
Jan 25, 2011 | Reviewed by: Sandra Amadio


‘So ancient, yet effective’, is a line written on their brochures in a Chinese-style font, positioned next to a picture of an oriental woman wearing a Muslim-looking headdress…coupled with this, is the tag line “Our divinely gifted shamsa can ‘SEE’ your health needs without touch”…the marketing may inspire a little giggle but let that not be a reflection of what lies behind their front door…

If you need a convenient, affordable, no-nonsense, therapeutic massage, and you need it 7 days a week as late as 7pm in the evening, then pop into ‘Ancient Health Care. ‘ They have various branches around town. We go to the one in Melrose Crossing for a firm, pressure–point style massage with our current favourite therapist, Louise. One hour with Louise and you get your entire body massaged to a pulp. The cost for an hour of bliss is only R180! Well worth it!
Ancient Health also offers facials, foot massages and cupping. Cupping is when they place cup-like suctions on your body, and through a type of suction pressure, it extracts toxins. It also leaves big, round hickey-looking marks on your body. So be warned, do not do cupping if you are going to be exposing your flesh in public over the next 2 weeks, because it will leave you looking like a dice!

Aside from sessions of relaxation, they also treat various ailments from Asthma, to nervous disorders to sports injuries.
So go on and get your health needs worked on, with or ‘without touch.’

Contact Details:
Mayfair: +27 (0) 11 837 0733
Melville: +27 (0) 11 482 9467
Melrose Crossing: +27 (0) 11 440 4873
Kelvin Sandton: +27 (0) 11 656 6304
Lenasia: +27 (0) 83 276 0120

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Sandra Amadio has written 97 articles on toodoo.



  1. sallyB commented On08/03/2011 at 12:36 pm

    Thanks TooDoo for this, I went there and no lies, it was the BEST massage ive had in a looong time!

    Looking forward to my next appointment! :)

  2. EsteeJ commented On06/05/2011 at 8:16 am

    We have been going to the Melville branch for the last 7 months, amazing massages for a great price! Lulu and Kimi are brilliant!

  3. Sandra commented On06/05/2011 at 8:47 am

    Yea! Really affordable massage, no frills, no fuss but takes care of that tension one time. We like Louise – good strong hands!


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