• For Improved Health and Wellness

    We provide unique forms of therapy that assist to improve overall well-being.

  • Cryotherapy

    What is Cryotherapy

     

    ​Cryotherapy is a revolutionary concept in healthcare to significantly reduce pain and inflammation and harness the body's potential to accelerate healing by up to 200%.

    During Cryotherapy, an injured area is exposed to liquid nitrogen vapour ranging between -120 degrees and -160 degrees Celsius for a period of between 2 - 3 minutes. This creates powerful physiological responses which stimulates the treated area but also affects the whole body to achieve general well-being.

     

    Cryotherapy is used for :
    • Sports performance and recovery 
    • Optimised health
    • Whiplash
    • Autoimmune conditions
    • Chronic pain conditions
    • Muscular injury or strain

    Benefits of Cryotherapy :

    • Cryotherapy hyper stimulates the skin and tissue greatly speeding up all cellular activities 
    • Cryotherapy has a high proven efficacy in the medical industry for recovery and rehabilitation  
    • Cryotherapy relaxes facial muscles and larger targeted muscles
    • Cryotherapy causes blood vessels to expand and this greatly improves the skin permeability and consequential product absorption ability
  • SleekSculpt

    body sculpting technology

     

    What is cellulite?

    Firstly, having cellulite is not the same as being fat, even slim people can have cellulite. So what is cellulite? Cellulite is the bulging of fat cells causing a bumpy appearance on the skin. This is informally referred to as orange peel.

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    To treat cellulite, it’s clear that the build up of lymph fluid needs to be prevented and blood flow to the skin needs to be improved. A well functioning lymphatic system is therefore key to the treatment or prevention of cellulite. text here.

    The Lymphatic System

    How is cellulite formed?

    There are many factors that contribute to the formation of cellulite; here are a couple of the most important ones to consider:

     

    • Decreased elasticity of Dermis

    The number of elastin and collagen fibers in the Dermis reduces with age, causing it to weaken. Poor blood circulation speeds up this process due to the lack of nutrient supply. When the Dermis is weakened enough, fat cells are able to push the skin upwards causing the appearance cellulite.

     

    • Stiffening of Septa

    The Septa is the connective tissue separating fat cells. With poor circulation and lack of exercise it also weakens and loses its elasticity, limiting its ability to adjust to expanding fat cells. This causes the bulging effect in the middle of a fat cell, which also promotes the appearance of cellulite.

     

    • Fluid and toxin retention in fatty (adipose) tissue

    Fluid retention can be caused by various factors but has a significant impact on cellulite formation. This fluid (called lymph fluid) builds up within the fatty tissues and causes more pressure on the Dermis and Septa. To make it worse, metabolic waste is removed with the lymph fluid, becoming toxic when stagnant, causing even more damage. If not removed, the lymph fluid can become thicker in density and resist flow even more.

    Its important to note that the more fluid that builds up in fat cells the weaker the blood supply becomes over time causing a self-propelling downward spiral.

     

    • Poor blood flow

    Blood vessels and capillaries create a transport network to keep the skin healthy. When compromised, nutrient and oxygen supply to these regions are reduced. A lack of exercise or an increase in pressure on the skin, such as sitting or wearing tight clothes can also have this effect. This state weakens the Dermis and Septa which promotes the formation of cellulite

     

    Here is how it works:

    What is the lymphatic system?

    The lymphatic system forms part of your circulatory system and is comprised of a network of lymphatic vessels that carry clear fluid called lymph fluid, and includes 600-700 lymph nodes spread across your body.

     

    What is the function of the lymphatic system?

    Where blood distributes nutrients and oxygen to your tissue, your lymphatic system removes the metabolic waste that is produced. It is described as your body’s garbage removal system. It also plays a vital part in the functioning of the immune system.

     

    How does lymph fluid move around?

    The Lymph fluid flows in one direction under the surface of the skin, from the hands and feet, through the main filters (lymph nodes) upward to the base of the neck where the subclavian veins release it back into circulation as plasma in the blood.

    There is more than double the amount of lymph fluid in the body than blood. The lymphatic system doesn’t have a pump like the heart to pump the fluid around the body and largely depends on muscle movements.

    People that therefore don’t move and exercise enough have a greater risk of having poor lymphatic flow.

     

    What does all of this mean?

    People that suffer from water retention and cellulite most likely have a compromised Lymphatic system. This means that the lymphatic fluid is not flowing the way it should. It can be described as the body’s garbage removal system not working, causing waste to pile up in the kitchen and restricting new supplies to come in.

    The SleekSculpt™ process restores your system function by:

    • Improving blood flow
    • Rebuilding weak capillaries
    • Strengthening connective tissue
    • Removing stagnant fluid
    • Removing waste products

     

  • Nutritional Therapy

    Sports Nutrition

    R450

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    Diet Planning and Assessment

    R400

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    Weight Loss Management

    R400 per session

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  • Sports Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy

     

    At The Pink Orchid, we assist in creating sustainable, healthy eating habits, achieve a healthy relationship with food, a positive body image, and fuelling practices to enhance your athletic performance (if required)

    Rather than calorie counting or having a “never or always” food list, we focus on behavioural modification and creating realistic and sustainable eating habits to help you meet your goals.

    To achieve lasting results, we emphasise a multi-disciplinary behavioural approach that examines all areas of your life—not just diet—to help you achieve health and performance goals. Your body is unique. Your nutrition plan should be, too. We provide a range of nutritional services tailor-made for your goals and health needs.

    NUTRITION SPECIALTIES:

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    • Body composition

    • Nutrition for the athlete with diabetes

    • Nutrition for the athlete with celiac

    • Nutrition to improve immune system function

    • Anti-inflammatory nutrition

    • Vegetarian nutrition

    • Meal planning for a busy, on the go lifestyle

    • Eating to support endurance workouts

    • Improving metabolic function and hormonal health

    • Nutrition for the female athlete and hormone function

    • Control food cravings

    • Sound strategies for overcoming disordered eating

    SPORTS NUTRITION CONSULTING

    Whether you’re a year-round swimmer, professional athlete, or a weekend warrior, fueling your body well is vital to your athletic success. Maybe you’ve been sidelined in the past by the pitfalls of improper nutrition: dehydration, cramping,, unintentional weight gain/loss, lethargy, or overeating.

    SPORT NUTRITION SPECIALITIES:
    • Pre-workout nutrition

    • Training and race day fuel plan

    • Hydration in various environmental conditions

    • Nutritional products/supplements

    HOW NUTRITION CONSULTING WORKS:

    Getting started is easy. We will meet to discuss your goals and based on our conversation, we’ll assist with specific recommendations.

    • Daily Nutrition – for the athlete or fitness enthusiast who has a regular exercise routine and wants to achieve an optimal body weight, develop a healthier relationship with food, gain control of cravings, improve health, and feel better.

    • Leaner For Life – we assist to help you break poor eating habits, create a positive relationship with food, eliminate cravings, and learn about the right balance of nutrients for your body and lifestyle.

    • Athlete In Training – provides ongoing support and guidance weekly and biweekly over a 4-week time frame.

    • Performance Fueling – comprehensive service that covers both daily nutrition and fueling during training sessions and on race day.

    • Hourly Consulting – boost your progress with a one-time, 60 minute, highly focused consultation.


  • Additional Therapies

    Compression Therapy (Lymphatic drainage)

    The lymphatic system forms part of your circulatory system and is comprised of a network of lymphatic vessels that carry clear fluid called lymph fluid, and includes 600-700 lymph nodes spread across your body. 

    Where blood distributes nutrients and oxygen to your tissue, your lymphatic system removes the metabolic waste that is produced. It is described as your body’s garbage removal system. It also plays a vital part in the functioning of the immune system.

     

    The Lymph fluid flows in one direction under the surface of the skin, from the hands and feet, through the main filters (lymph nodes) upward to the base of the neck where the subclavian veins release it back into circulation as plasma in the blood.

    There is more than double the amount of lymph fluid in the body than blood. The lymphatic system doesn’t have a pump like the heart to pump the fluid around the body and largely depends on muscle movements.

    People that therefore don’t move and exercise enough have a greater risk of having poor lymphatic flow.

     

    This means that the lymphatic fluid is not flowing the way it should. It can be described as the body’s garbage removal system not working, causing waste to pile up in the kitchen and restricting new supplies to come in.

    The SleekSculpt™ and Lymphatic drainage process restores your system function by:

    • Improving blood flow
    • Rebuilding weak capillaries
    • Strengthening connective tissue
    • Removing stagnant fluid
    • Removing waste products

    Massage

    At The Pink Orchid, we offer a variety pf therapeutic massages including:

     

    • Sports Massage
    • Swedish Massage
    • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
    • Aromatherapy 
    • Pressure Point Release
    • Emotional Stress Release
    • Therapeutic Massage

     

    Specialised Facial Treatments

    At The Pink Orchid, we understand the skin and how to assist the body to rejuvenate and repair the skin.

     

     We have the expertise and experience to give you a thorough skin analysis taking into account a variety of factors including diet, environment, stress level, immune system strength, age and genetics.

     

    We also offer a range of unique facial treatments taking into account the above factors.

    Our facial treatments include the following:

     

    • CryoFacial (unique to The Pink Orchid)
    • Anti-ageing Facial
    • Designer Peels
    • Hydrating Facial
    • Inner Glow Facial (unique to The Pink Orchid)
    • O2 Specialised Facial
    • Rejuvenating Skin Facial
    • Rosacea Treatment
    • Specialised Acne Treatment
    • Specialised Pigmentation Facial Treatment
    • Specialised Repair Facial (includes sun damaged skin)
    • Tender Facial - for the young skin (unique to The Pink Orchid)

     

     

     

     

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  • Our Services and Prices

  • The Pink Orchid Blog

    Our thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

    January 14, 2019
    Hi, my name is Amina and I would like to introduce you to the services that we provide at The Pink Orchid. The Pink Orchid is a wellness centre based in Upper Plumstead , Cape Town and we offer some of the most unique services and treatments in Cape Town. Let's start with the first and most...
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  • Our Team

    Amina Farzee

    Amina is the resident nutritional therapist and holistic health advisor. She assists clients in finding the root cause of any health-related issues and this includes nutritional, genetics, environment, emotional and all other stress-related issues.

     

    Amina is also a qualified Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and is also certified in ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library).

    Amina has worked in the telecommunications industry for 15 years prior to embarking on the journey to assist people to heal by finding the root cause of their problems.

     

    She is able to assist people who have been unable to find the underlying reason for their ill or failing health. Her perspective is holistic and she believes that there is always a reason why the body is not functioning optimally.

    Charmaine Pretorius

    Charmaine Pretorius studied for 3 years fulltime at the International Academy of Health & Skin Care. Her passion for Health & SkinCare gives her an edge in treating her clients in a holistic manner. She believes nature has all the answers to heal health and skin. She has spent her career working predominantly in 5 Star environments.

    She owned her own Salon called Cherry Blossom in Gardens for 3 years before deciding to work in Mozambique for 4 years at a Five Start Resort. She is happiest when she can assist people to be healthier and get their skin glowing with the organic products bursting with nutrients and high vibrations. She has a wealth of Health & SkinCare knowledge and only authentic treatments is what you can expect from her.

    Jordi Solomou is our young and vibrant part-time receptionist and admin person.

  • Contact Us

    4 St Clair Road, Plumstead, Cape Town, 7800
    Mon - Sat 08h30 -18h00
    (021) 823-1600
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