Elsinah Magemgenene is an amazing woman.
She lost her sight 18 years ago due to Glaucoma but refused to become
a victim. After learning the art of massage from the Western Cape Blind
Association she studied Holistic Aroma Therapy and today runs her own
therapeutic massage practice from the SureSlim Wellness Clinic in Newlands. The
SureSlim girls organise her bookings and prepare her room. For the rest Eslinah
gets on with it as well, if not better than most sighted persons.
After 5 minutes in her company one easily forgets that she is blind
as she competently works away at your body. Her hands are strong and her touch
is sure. “I think I have the gift of healing”, she says. “I love my work and
feel I am helping other human beings. People need to be touched. It helps them
to open up and share”.