Hot Stone Massage
Taking Massage to another Dimension
It is said that Hot Stone Massage penetrates 7 times deeper than ordinary massage, releasing tension, knots and stiffness, in not only the superficial muscles, but also the deep muscles. A deep acting massage with amazing results and without the pain and discomfort sometimes experienced from deep tissue massage.
The warmth of the hot stones improves circulation and calms the nervous system. Hot stone massage is ideal for people who have muscular tension or pain and enjoy a deep massage. Most people who come to me for a Hot Stone Massage say they would not want to go back to a normal massage with out the stones now.
Because it is such a powerful massage treatment I do not offer this treatment under the following circumstances:-
If suffering from an infection or illness such as cough, cold, influenza, or more chronic conditions such as cancer.
If someone is on a very calorie retricted diet or fasting, again the power of this treatment under these conditions could make someone feel quite ill.
If excessive exercise has been undertaken or to be taken within a 12 hour period.
If alcohol has been consumed in the previous 12 hours or will be consumed in the following 12 hours.
Please note this is a very safe treatment but very powerful and deep acting.
Treatments include: -
Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage 30 min and 45 min treatment
This is one of my most popular treatments, the heat of the stones gently disperses muscular tension, aches and pains and stress. Ordinary massage techniques are used in conjunction with massaging with the stones, this provides a deeply relaxing and effective massage. Sometimes stones are placed on strategic places on the back allowing the heat to radiate into the surrounding muscles. Aromatherapy oils are used to increase the healing and relaxation properties of the massage.
Full Body Massage 60 and 75 min treatments
A deeply relaxing massage, where legs, arms, back, shoulders and neck are treated to the relaxing effects of the hot stone massage. Very beneficial for people who want to have a deeply relaxing massage and those who have muscular aches and pains, maybe from over-exercise or tension. Again aromatherapy oils are combined with the hot stones to provide a deep, relaxing and beneficial massage.
Full Body Massage with Face and Head Massage 75 and 90 min treatments
The ultimate in relaxation, aromatherapy oils used in combination with the hot stones to deliver an exsquisite massage. This massage really is a special treat and ideal for anybody who needs complete relaxation and recharging. I would recommend not planning anything for the rest of the day after receiving this massage as you will feel completely chilled and relaxed.
Bespoke Massage Treatments 30/45/60 min treatments
There are sometimes circumstances which require massage for a specific area, such as legs in runners, neck and shoulder massage for frozen or painful shoulders, or tightness in the neck. I treat each person and their symptoms as an individual and offer hot stone treatments that target the areas that need the help the most and concentrate on that area to give the best chance of recovery and repair.
What is a Hot Stone Massage?
Hot Stones Massage is a deeply relaxing massage treatment using oils and heated, smooth flat stones. During the treatment these are used to massage with and also placed on certain areas on the body to create a sense of deep relaxation and peace.
The hot stones I use are very smooth and made of basalt, a type of rock that is rich in iron, so they retain heat. The heat of the stones warm and relax the muscles, the heat also penetrates deep into the body allowing me to release deep-seated muscular tension.
Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
The warmth from the stones reaches deep into the muscles of the body and enbales the muscles that are aching, tense or sore to feel relaxed.
Other benefits include:-
Improves circulation and blood and lymph flow in the body, which in turn, encourages nutrients and oxygen to reach cells easily and removal and excretion of waste products such as lactic acid.
Reduces pain and discomfort during the massage. Because the heat from the stones penetrates so deeply into your muscles, you can recive a deep-acting, effective massage without the pain and discomfort of a very strong and hard massage. (Even a deep tissue massage becomes relatively painless after the hot stones have been placed on your body).
Installs deep relaxation that can help to alleviate stress and tension, this in turn enhances your mental clarity and emotional well-being. This could help treat mental disorders and might also improve memory and focus.
Regulates symptoms associated with painful conditions, especially arthritis.
Calms the nerves and ensures optimum functioning of the nervous system.