Hot Stone Massage helps the body heal itself and is much more than a physical experience. It works deeply on the nervous system to bring about a sense of well being and peace...
Stone Massage is a very deep relaxing body massage using hand massaging techniques and heated volcanic stones (and if necessary cold marine stones), to bring the body back into balance and harmony.It is very good for relaxation, stress relief, lymphatic drainage, treating muscular and joint pain and promoting a general sense of well-being.
The masseur will apply massage oil to the legs, arms, back and shoulders to make sure all the skin coated before the hot stones are applied.
Thermal stones are placed to the body, (along the spine, or sternum), over a towel, and warm stones placed under the shoulders and behind the knees. The hot stones radiate heat to the joints and muscles whilst other areas of the body are worked on by the masseur.
The hot stones are heated to between 120°F-140°F, and are moved along the muscles quickly by the therapist who turns the stones over in their hands so that they cool evenly. Firm pressure is used as the stones cool deeper. (These massage movements are always towards the heart, working with the body). As the body relaxes, waste products are released either through the skin, or in the lymph fluid. This massage pushes the lymph fluid through the body to remove toxins quickly before slower movements are then carried out by the masseur.
The balast stones used in hot stone therapy are volcanic stones formed from molten lava that makes them ideal for retaining heat. This helps to relax the muscles and joints much faster than a normal massage. When hot stones are applied, the heat increases blood circulation by attracting more red and white blood cells to area, increasing oxygen and nutrient levels.
Stone therapy massage is a fabulous whole body treatment. Each therapy is tailored to the client's needs and can therefore be either gentle and relaxing, or very deep and manipulating to relief aching muscles and sports injuries. It is very suitable for men who want a deeper massage.
Stone massage helps the body heal itself and is much more than a physical experience. It works deeply on the nervous system to bring about a sense of well being and peace.
(Approx 1 hour)