Lushano Forsman
massage therapist

Sports Massage therapist and Hypervolt massage gun

Lushano is a dynamic and high performance individual with a zest for life and passion for people. She is a fully qualified massage therapist with a special interest in elite sport massage and recovery. After hours Lushano applies her high intensity interval training expertise at one of the HIIT training gyms in Cape Town. Lushano offers sports massage therapy and Hypervolt massage gun sessions at the ARC, Gardens.

massage therapist

Sports Massage therapist, Hypervolt massage gun and Cupping techniques

Amy recently graduated from the Exercise Teachers Academy (ETA) and EPT Recovery. After completing multiple sports events she added silicone cupping techniques to her recovery arsenal.

Up until 2019 Amy represented Kwa-Zulu Natal in high jump and Action Netball for four consecutive years. She recently traded the beaches of Durban for the beaches of Cape Town and now calls the Mother City home. Amy is passionate about helping clients achieve their fitness goals and will be focussing her expertise at the ARC, Gardens.

Hayley Elcombe
stretch therapist

Stretch therapist

Zimbabwean born Miss Elcombe started her love for human movement and sports at the early age of 8 years old. She represented her country on numerous occasions in swimming as a teenager. In 2008, she was accepted into a specified sports academy and got advanced education in human physical movement, advanced nutrition and specialized exercise modules. In her career as an elite athlete Hayley learnt to adapt to new training programs which included weight training, stretching, resistance training, running and swimming. Hayley has been coaching youngsters in swimming and hockey since 2016. Hayley also completed her first aid level 1 and 2 and worked in the sports arena in first aid for many years, this is where she discovered her love for helping people and dedication, and how to get the right results. Hayley studied BA Sports management, coaching and sports psychology. She also completed the exercise specialist diploma and electro muscular stimulation certificate. She has a passion for teaching and helping others and even taught English internationally as a qualified TEFL certified teacher. Hayley has a sound knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and exercise science. With her strong believe in personal growth and attaining a healthy lifestyle, she is highly capable in taking anyone through the rehabilitation process StretchingSA has to offer.
“You only have one body, one mind and one life. So always feed it the right nutrients, knowledge and experiences to become the best possible person, YOU CAN BE.”



Wimpie ARC

Wimpie vd Meijden


Foam Rolling classes & Stretch therapy

Wimpie graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2008 and continued practicing as a hospital and out patients physiotherapist in Mossel Bay and Bloemfontein for 6 years. In 2015 he came to Cape Town and set up his own physiotherapy practices in Tokai, Milnerton and Gardens.
During his time in Cape Town he has seen multiple patients requiring physiotherapy for injuries due to overtraining or incorrect training. Realising that there was a lack of facilities to assist the every-day sportsman in their recovery needs he started envisioning the Athletic Recovery Centre with his friend and co-owner, Tian Venter.
Due to his passion in sports recovery he did various post-graduate qualifications and he now offers stretching therapy in addition to physiotherapy at the Athletic Recovery Centre.

Bianca Benade
massage therapist

Sports Massage therapist and Hypervolt massage gun

After finishing her Honours in Sport Science and Human Movement Science, Bianca qualified as an Elite sports massage therapist. She is an avid runner, having competed in various ultra marathons, including Two Oceans and the Comrades Marathon in consecutive years.
She has a deep understanding of endurance athletes’ need to perform on a weekly basis and has applied her skills to offer sports massage therapy combined with the Hypervolt massage gun to provide the ultimate sports massage for her clients at the Mini ARC, Milnerton.