Hot Stone Therapy

Hot Stone Therapy

What is it?

Hot stone has become one of the most popular methods of massage therapy. Combining massage techniques with warm stone placement provides a deeply relaxing experience.

The stones used are volcanic basalt that is known for its strong energy vibration and the ability to maintain heat. They have been used for thousands of years in Egypt, China and Mesopotamia where it has been believed that their magical power could cure disease and illness. Their qualities have positive effects not just on the skin and muscle tissues, but also help to boost the circulation, bringing more oxygen into the system, boosting metabolism and detoxifying the body. As these stones are capable of absorbing negative energies from the body they can also replenish with new, positive ones. This treatment has a great effect on the emotions and psyche too.

The exchange of heat and energy makes this treatment even more powerful than the Swedish massage, providing a feeling of harmony and relaxation in every level of your being.

How can it help?

greatly reduces tension and stress held in the body
increases muscle flexibility and toning
boosts the immune system and aids detoxification
floods the body with oxygenated blood, highly nutritional fuel
increases lymph function and cell metabolism
reduces spasticity in muscles - allowing them to soften and relax
balances your whole being, feeling of harmony and peace between body, mind and spirit

Precautions

Hot stone massage is not recommended for certain people:
those with an infectious skin disease, rash or open wound
immediately after surgery
immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
people prone to blood clots or with heart disease
pregnant women
Note: if you’re unsure whether the treatment is suitable for you, please contact your GP for advice.