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To promote health and enhance the quality of life and physical potential for our clients through massage.

The Sports Science Massage Centre is staffed by a dedicated team of massage therapists who are passionate. Each of our experts is 100% committed to providing an excellent service to help you achieve your wellness goals.

Services include sports massage, therapeutic massage, holistic massage and more.

Meet The Team

Clive Baatjes

Registerd Therapeutic massage therapist

Introducing Clive, a highly skilled and experienced Registered Massage Therapist with the Allied Health Professions Council South Africa, with over 25 years of experience. With a passion for the human body and a deep understanding of its workings, Clive is dedicated to helping his clients achieve optimal physical health.

He specializes in the technique of deep tissue massage, and has a particular interest in sport, remedial, and post-operative massage, with many satisfied clients testifying to the effectiveness of his approach. While he has worked extensively with sports persons, Clive’s unique technique and approach are of benefit to anyone experiencing muscular discomfort.

Whether you’re a professional athlete or simply seeking relief from daily stresses, Clive’s expertise and personalized attention will help you achieve your wellness goals. Don’t hesitate to book your appointment today and experience the benefits of Clive’s vast experience and dedication to his clients’ wellbeing.

Rashaad Jakoet

BSc Physiotherapy UWC
MPhil Exercise and Sports Physiotherapy UCT

Rashaad Jakoet is the Owner and Director of the Sports Science Physiotherapy Centre (SSPC) and the Sports Science Massage Centre (SSMC) completed his undergraduate degree in physiotherapy at the University of the Western Cape in 2001. He furthered his studies and graduated with an MPhil (Exercise and Sports Physiotherapy) degree from the University of Cape Town.

He started working at the Sport Science Institute of South Africa in 2001 and over the years has worked with a large amount of professional and amateur athletes from a variety of different sporting codes, including a few years spent working as a physiotherapist in the UK.

The History of SSMC

The first physiotherapy / massage practice at the SSISA was owned by Dr Wayne Diesel. It was then purchased by two physiotherapists, Theo Calligeris and Matime Diale and renamed the Sports Science Physiotherapy / Massage Centre in August 2002. It underwent many changes over the years since inception and had another change of management in November 2020.

It is now owned by Rashaad Jakoet, who started at the institute in 2001. The Sports Science Massage Centre has always upheld the highest standards in service delivery and is still committed to an evidence-based, innovative approach to rehabilitation and sports therapy.

Friends, Affiliates and Associates:

We work closely with other excellent healthcare professionals to achieve the best possible outcome for our patients. This includes Biokinetics, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Sports Physicians, Sport Psychologists and Dieticians, all of whom are available for consultation at the Sport Science Institute of South Africa, and other reputable institutions.

We also work with reputable providers of good-quality medical products, such as strapping and bracing.