Hot Stone Massage is a truly relaxing treatment using hot stones of varying sizes on parts of the body – from the forehead to between the toes – giving a deep massage and creating a sensation of warmth and comfort.
The heat from the stones feels great and is also wholly therapeutic – helping detox the body and relaxing the nervous system. The stones used are smooth, volcanic basalt that retain their heat on the body for as long as possible.
Smooth cool stones are then used after the heat of the hot stones to stimulate the body leaving you feeling completely refreshed and invigorated.
What are the benefits of Hot and Cold Stone Massage?
The benefits of hot stone massage include: –
Deep relaxation, the warmth relaxes both physically and mentally
The heat from the stones is transferred to the body by conduction and it may reach up to 3cm into the muscle
Stress is reduced, relieving mental and physical fatigue
Circulation is improved and muscles have an increased blood supply, improving function
Toxins and waste are eliminated more quickly
The warmth can relieve pain in muscles and joints
Tension in connective tissue is decreased
There is a deep comfort of receiving warmth on the body.
The benefits of cold/cool stone massage: –
Refreshes and stimulates the mind
Helps to relieve tissue congestion (such as the sinuses)
Cools down the body on a warm day or during hot flushes.
Alternating the hot and cool stones helps every cell in the body to receive more oxygen and nutrients and encourages a more effective removal of toxins.
The use of the therapist’s hands in conjunction with the stones also helps produce a more intensive experience.
Hot stone massage enables the client to receive the combined energies from the stones, oils, crystals and Reiki in addition to the benefits already listed.