A sho’t left to the local parlour

2016-10-27 06:00
 Khayelitsha beauty therapists Pumza Ntsika and Sheraldine Sewula at their new centre with Zimbini Molisi who had just received a massage.  PHOTOs: Mandla Mahashe

Khayelitsha beauty therapists Pumza Ntsika and Sheraldine Sewula at their new centre with Zimbini Molisi who had just received a massage. PHOTOs: Mandla Mahashe

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Local residents do not need to travel to fancy resorts to receive a soothing pamper.

This is according to the owners of Khayelitsha’s newest wellness centre which was opened three months ago.

Sheraldine Sawule and Pumeza Ntsika launched the Healing Healthy Hands massage business at the Lookout Hill with the aim of bringing the service to locals.

The due have a combined experience of more than twenty years in the field, having worked in the industry since the early 2000s.

The two women offer massages, pedicures, manicures, facials, waxing, hot stone and body treatment.

“When people drive out to town or go to resorts, they are usually attended to by locals who have the skill and experience. Why not get the same hospitality close to their own homes?” asked Sawule.

The pair left their jobs to pursue their entrepreneurial dream and they say that locals are warming up to the idea of taking a sho’t left to get a rubdown.

“We cater to individuals, couple as well as parties where we can come to your birthday do or a baby shower as we also travel.

So far we have received positive feedback from our clients as they have started booking sessions and we are confident of the return business,” she said.

The massages packages start from R250 and their long list of offerings even include head massages.

Ntsika said that they anyone can come and experience the joys that come with their services.

“You don’t need to be a person that is suffering from back pain or tension to come to us. We(people) work in hard and stressful jobs and we need some relaxation.

We have various oils and techniques that promote calming of the body and tension relief and the benefits of the treatment can be felt,” she said.

She said while their new adventure was exciting, it was not as easy as they were expecting and are still facing some challenges.

“We do need some equipment such as mechanised beds as we are still using the mobile ones, but for now we have everything we need to give the best service to our clients.

We are hoping to grow this business to train and employ more people as we are only the ones working here for now,” she said.

Contact them on: 073 582 1758.

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