Hot Stone Massage
A deep acting massage with amazing results and without the pain and discomfort sometimes experienced from deep tissue massage. 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.
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.
Most people who have experienced a Hot Stone Massage, do not want to go back to a normal massage, it is that good.
If you feel you could benefit from a Hot Stone Massage, please go to the book-online page to see the treatments I offer. As with all my therapies, if you cannot see a treatment that you think will suit you please contact me and we can work out a suitable treatment for you.
A Hot Stone Massage is a very powerful massage treatment, for this reason, I do not offer this treatment under the following circumstances: -
If you are 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.
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.
What are the benefits of a 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.