What is Hot Stone Massage?

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Hot Stone Massage is a luxury treatment that is wonderful at any time of year.  Heated volcanic basalt stones are placed on the body and used by your therapist as part of the massage.  The heat is soothing to the muscles and very relaxing, while warming up those muscles easily, allowing for a completely different massage.

Chakras can be used, via semi-precious stones that have been heated in our special stone warming bag, and placed over your chakras or energy centres of your body.  This balances the chakras and helps clear the energy around your body.

Hot Stone Massage

  • Calms your nervous system.
  • Relaxes you.
  • Improves circulation of your blood by delivering more oxygen and nutrients.
  • Helps improve the process of toxin removal by the lymph system.
  • Helps with aching muscles.
  • Can help chronic pain.

When NOT To Have A Hot Stone Massage

Some of the following may mean a hot stone massage is not for you.  If in doubt, just ask us and we’ll check for you.

  • Where there is any nerve damage.
  • Bells Palsy.
  • Diabetes.
  • Prescription Medicines that may interact, including blood thinners.
  • Varicose Veins.
  • Cancer.
  • Burns, including sunburn.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Heart and Circulation Problems.

What Happens at a Hot Stone Massage

You will have a client consultation with us, to ensure we have your medical history, and tailor the hot stone massage to what you are looking for.  We will fill out the medical forms and discuss your history, to rule out any current contraindications, or barriers to you being able to have a hot stone massage.

When we move to your treatment, you will be given time to change and make yourself comfortable on the couch.  You will be provided with clean towels, and an enormous bath sheet is used to cover you, providing privacy, warmth and comfort.

The stones are heated in a special heating bag, and the treatment will commence with a gentle arm, leg and head stretch, before the massage begins.

Only the part of your body which is being worked on with be uncovered at any time, as it your body temperature can drop during the time of a massage.  We also supply a heated bed to lie on, ensuring heat is retained during your whole treatment.

At the end of your treatment, you will be given a glass of water to drink before getting off the treatment couch.

Please drink plenty fresh water after your treatment, for up to 24 hours.

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