The Queen of Hearts
30 May 2018
Martin has been our friend and masseur for a very long time. He is the most positive person I know and I have learned so much from him and still, this continues…
He lives on Southern Comfort Ranch, a farm in Harkerville close to Plettenberg Bay. His family have been living together on this farm for many years. Southern Comfort has always been a horse ranch, where horse riding services were offered with around 35 horses. Only later on the four wheeler’s were introduced. Recently, the horses have been relocated and this part of the services terminated.
I met Magriet, Martin’s Mom, in the year 2000, when I had my advertising business…’The Holiday Maker’. I use to sell advertising space to them for seven years.
They have been trying slowly, over the years, to migrate away from tourist-related income, especially with the horses. There was a time when they were one of ten horse riding services available, but in their area, this number has now ventured down to just two.
Volunteers are welcomed on Southern Comfort.
Martin is one of the best masseurs as this is his passion and when someone works his passion, he becomes the best. Martin also offers massage courses and approaches the body with all its elements – mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, energetic and ancestral. He believes that if we can grasp the importance of what we are about and consistently work with these bodily elements, we can access our superpowers. I salute!
Martin prefers to have only two students per course as he wants to forward this importance to his students and therefore needs to provide them with individual attention. In having only two to teach, he knows that the recurring procedure will be easiest to remember. This way of teaching will provide the student to not only feel (lying on the table) where muscles are in his own body but when his turn arrives to massage, he will also know how it feels when you are on the receiving end. This procedure can easily be remembered as it will be done three times per day, because of fewer students. So Martin will have one student on the table and show the other student what to do, teaching them about the bodies’ anatomy. The student on the table gives feedback the whole time on what he is feeling. They swop after the session and he goes through the whole teaching again. Afterwards, Martin receives a massage from each of his students and gives them feedback throughout. The course duration period is either three to five days. Martin says that this simple way of teaching has proven the most effective. At the beginning of the course, there is too much chatter daily, but within three days they work in silence, because of this simple method of teaching. Martin wants to be absolutely sure that his students have confidence and the knowledge that they are equipped and one hundred per cent ready!
He has not been disappointed as his feedback on his courses has been amazing.
Contact Martin for course prices as he is best able to work out a cost to suit your budget.
Recently Martin and his ex-girlfriend, Chi-Chi, (about her skills coming soon) took some time out and travelled to Thailand. Usually, this would mean expenses and no income. The greatest attribute of being an amazing masseur is the fact that you can work anywhere and Martin came back from his holiday with more money than he went with.
Martin became more mobile by buying a bus to have a treatment space easily accessible on the road.
Last year we were superblessed to have Martin and Chi-Chi travel with us to Mozambique. We were on holiday for more than a month, visiting new places and every now and again, Martin made some moola just by doing what he loves to do… how superblessed is he!
Martin also provides a healthier alternative to tobacco which he aptly named ‘Holy Roly’.
Holy Roly is a combination of 15 different organic material and medicinal plant varieties. Martin claims that this tobacco can be healing for lungs and other organs. It can be made into a tea as well which will be beneficial as intestinal bacteria support. Some more uses include smudging/ incense and even using it in food!
Martin can also be contacted for sacred ceremonies of all sorts.
We were superblessed to have enjoyed a good few Afrika Burns with Martin being one of the fire chiefs. He has become one of the favourites on and off photographs!
… Superblessed to have this fabulous friend!…
Gratitude for your friendship…♡