A wonderful warming and soothing massage treatment using heated basalt stones to ease away muscular tension. Hot Stone Massage combines the benefits of thermotherapy (application of heat) with massage strokes. The heat from the stones penetrates the tissues, allowing the skin to absorb nourishing oils and the muscles to soften and relax, enabling deeper work into areas of tightness and tension. A fantastic autumn / winter booster, Hot Stone Massage embodies the spirit of hygge!
What happens in the session?
The treatment opens with the placement of heated stones on various points around the body. Oil is applied and warm stones are used with a variety of strokes and techniques to massage either the whole body in a 60 minute treatment or the back, neck and shoulders in a 30 minute treatment. Cold stones are used on the face to stimulate lymph drainage.
How many treatments do I need?
Regular hot stone massage can help ease chronic stress patterns in the body and maintain a sense of well-being.
Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage can help to relieve aches and pains, boost the circulation, promote good sleep patterns, and help the body and mind to unwind and release stress.
After your treatment
Your reaction to receiving massage may vary according to your current physical and emotional condition. If there has been a considerable amount of stress it is not unusual for there to be some kind of reaction as the body adjusts itself back into balance, such as a feeling of tiredness (which is often replaced by revitalisation), or aching and soreness in the muscles, which will subside after a day or so.
Following your treatment you should:
- Increase intake of water
- Have a suitable rest period
- Avoid smoking
- Cut down on the use of tea, coffee and alcohol