Hot Stone Massage
What is a hot stone massage?
A hot stone massage is a therapeutic massage treatment during which warmed stones are placed on certain areas of the body, such as acupressure points. The stones may be used as massage tools or could be temporarily left in place. Along with other massage techniques, hot stones can be quite soothing and relaxing as they transmit heat deep into the body.
What can you expect from a hot stone massage treatment?
A full-body hot stone massage usually lasts for around 90 minutes, however you can also book an express back, neck and shoulders hot stone massage or a hot stone head massage.
The treatment uses varying sizes of smooth black basalt stones (derived from lava) which are heated to between 120 and 150 degrees.
Who can benefit from a hot stone massage?
A hot stone massage will help muscles to relax, so can be beneficial for anyone with muscular issues, such as pain and tension. A hot stone massage can also be good for those who suffer from blocked emotions, as the warm stones draw energy from static energy points. The warmth creates wellbeing and soothes the nervous system. Those with rheumatic and arthritic pain, poor circulation (e.g. Raynaud’s), depression and insomnia might also benefit.
Hot stone massages can also help with:
deep muscular pain
the release of negative energy stagnation
boosting the lymph and blood circulation for detoxification
Who should avoid a hot stone massage treatment?
Although hot stone massage treatments can provide many health benefits, you should avoid the treatment if you suffer from couperose, varicose veins or thin delicate skin. The stones should never be too hot, but this could be enough to trigger the contraction and expansion of broken capillaries in those with sensitive skin types.
30 mins hot stone massage £33
60 mins hot stone massage £47