Hot Stone Massage
During the hot stone massage treatment, heated smooth volcanic rocks are used by the therapist to perform the body massage.
Hot Stone Massage Options
Heated stones are used for a massage of the back, shoulders and neck.
Heated stones are used for this all-over body massage, which includes the face and scalp – the ultimate in relaxation.
The Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
- Improved circulation
- Increased lymphatic drainage (toxin removal)
- Improved blood flow to tissues
- Reduces muscular tension
- Relieves aches and pains
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Produces a deep relaxation
What is Hot Stone Massage?
Hot Stone Massage is of the most enjoyable and relaxing therapeutic massages available. For hundreds of years, hot stone massage has been used by many different cultures and modern-day therapists apply the same techniques for a wonderfully relaxing massage treatment designed to work on muscle tension at the deepest level.
During the hot stone massage treatment, smooth, basaltic (volcanic) rocks that have been heated in water are used by the therapist to perform the body massage.
The heat of the stones penetrates deep into the muscle tissue allowing the muscles to relax quicker than in a standard body massage, easing muscle tension and revitalising the muscle tissue by increasing blood circulation.
What happens during a hot stone massage treatment?
During the massage, only the part of your body being massaged will be exposed, to ensure your modesty. During the treatment the stones will be used to perform the massage on your whole body.
Is it for everyone?
As with all hands-on holistic therapies, hot stone massage may not be suitable for everyone and certain medical conditions may prevent the use of this treatment, or may require your GP’s consent. In particular, anyone suffering from heat sensitivity and pregnant clients should avoid this treatment. A full consultation will be carried out before your first treatment which enables us to ensure that hot stone massage is right for you.
Hot Stone Massage After-Care Advice
Hot stone massage has a very detoxifying effect on the body and you should drink drinking plenty of water and avoiding caffeine, nicotine and alcohol for the next 24 hours. Also try to avoid any strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
You will feel so deeply relaxed after this treatment, make sure you keep the rest of your day free to really enjoy the benefits!