Hot stone therapy is a specialist massage that uses smooth, flat, heated basalt stones that are positioned along your spine, in the palms of your hands, along your legs and between the toes. Typically, from river beds, basalt stones are used for massage as they have a rich iron content that retains heat.
how does a hot stone massage work?
Using the hot stones helps to melt away tension nodules, easing muscle stiffness and increases circulation as the warmth of the stones expands blood vessels, encouraging blood flow throughout the body. Heat has long been used for this purpose. For this reason, the treatment should be avoided in cases of high blood pressure which is not controlled by medication.
The Hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and anxiety, promote deep relaxation and sleep. This treatment may help to relieve the symptoms of autoimmune diseases.
What are the benefits?
1.) deep relaxation:
With the warmth of the oil and stones, it’s the perfect duo to create a cosy and comfortable massage. Relieving tight muscles by using that warmth to reach deep into the tense fibres. Our heated couch also gives that extra warm, fuzzy feeling.
2.) perfect for chronic pain sufferers:
Hot stone massage may relieve painful conditions such as fibromyalgia, Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis … A 2013 study found that people with rheumatoid arthritis may benefit from a moderate-pressure massage, such as hot stone. Again the warmth helps to relax the muscles during the massage. Pressure is altered to suit the client.
3.) reduce swelling:
The stones can also be used cold to help to reduce inflammation, this can in turn ease pain and reduce swelling. Great for sports injuries.
What happens during a Hot stone massage treatment?:
As you recline on the couch in the relaxing ambience, using hot volcanic basalt stones, a full or half body massage can begin. The whole body is massaged using a combination of hot stones and general massage to ease down tight muscles. Their warmth is deeply relaxing and the stones also help to break down any tension nodules that may be causing you discomfort.
Half body | Duration: 30 minutes …………………………………… £35.00
Full body | Duration: 60 minutes ……………………………………. £45.00