Hot stone massage is what the name suggests. Smooth basalt stones are heated and then the heat is used along energy centres of the body to help relax muscles, reduce pain and discomfort and boost the healing process. Dating back to ancient times, hot stone massage is one of the oldest forms of hand-on healing therapies.
Hot stone massage is a truly relaxing experience using stones of various sizes and temperatures to massage from the forehead to the tips of your toes. The stones glide across the skin and the warmth is transferred into the body dilating blood vessels, sedating the nervous system and ensuring that the body and mind relaxes. The hardness of the stones ensures that problem areas can be worked on in more detail and with more pressure.
The intense heat penetrates the body by up to 3 centimetres and relaxes the muscles and mind. Mental and physical fatigue is reduced.
Combined with individually blended aromatherapy oils the massage can help with muscular aches and pains, insomnia, stress and depression. It also helps improve circulation.
Cold stones are also used to help areas of muscular injury and inflammation and to encourage the blood vessels to contract and increase the flow of waste materials around the body.
During the treatment, you will lie face down and a on a series of hot stones are specially aligned to stimulate and balance the chief energy centres. Massage oil will be applied and the therapist will glide the stones across the body in gentle massage strokes. The pressure can be light or deep depending on preference.
Hot stone massage can be used to ease the symptoms of muscular aches and pains, rheumatic and arthritic conditions and reduce tension, stress, depression and anxiety.
|Full Body Hot Stone Massage||60 mins||£38.00|
|Back, Neck & Shoulder Hot Stone Massage||30 mins||£23.00|