What is Hot Stone Massage...
Hot stone therapy is a specialist massage that uses smooth, flat, heated basalt stones that are positioned along your spine, in the palms of your hands, along your legs and between the toes. Typically, from river beds, basalt stones are used for massage as they have a rich iron content that retains heat
Hot Stone Massage Pricing:
Duration: 30 minutes …………………………………… £35.00
Duration: 60 minutes …………………………………… £45.00
Massage - The Philosophy.
Stone massage and similar practices involving the placement of objects of different temperatures have been dated back to ancient civilisations as a form of healing and therapy. Cultures including native American, Hawaiian and many South Pacific nations have practiced similar methods of ritual and technique to provide physical and spiritual ease.
The traditional Hawaiian healing massage ‘Lomi lomi’ involves the use of warmed Lomi stones in order to increase areas of blood flow in the body and provide a healing.
Similar practices in China have also dated back 2000 years involving the use of heated stones to stimulate improved internal organ function. The re-emergence of such stone massage techniques was seen in 1993 by Mary Nelson with the development of a form of massage utilising hot and cold stones referred to as LaStone Therapy.
This form of massage quickly rose to popularity becoming a multi-million dollar industry and has a strong focus on spiritual healing centering around chakras and energy channelling. modern forms of stone massage combine techniques utilised in Swedish massage and deep tissue massage.
With the warmth of the oil and stones, it's the perfect duo to create a cosy and comfortable massage. Relieving tight muscles by using that warmth to reach deep into the tense fibres. The heated stones increase the blood flow improving circulation. We pair this with our heated couch which gives that extra warm, fuzzy feeling.
Most people struggle to switch off at night and find their sleeping patterns a little all over the place. Due to it's deeply relaxing nature with the mixture of warmth and massage, this treatment can help to relieve insomnia. It helps with restlessness and pain relief which is one of the main causes of lack of sleep.
Eases Anxiety & Stress
Stress causes us a multitude of problems, one being tense muscles. The hot stones soothe the tension nodules and are said to improve cardiovascular responses. By allowing the client to reach a deep state of relaxation, it will calm the mind and promote a "feel good" sense of wellbeing after the treatment.
Great for Chronic lllness
Hot stone massage may relieve painful conditions such as fibromyalgia, Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis … A 2013 study found that people with rheumatoid arthritis may benefit from a moderate-pressure massage, such as hot stone. Again the warmth helps to relax the muscles during the massage. Pressure is altered to suit the client.
Diving back into the philosophy and origins, the ancient Greeks and Romans would pair the hot stones with hot and cold bathing. If you need to reduce swelling from sports injuries or conditions with pain and inflammation, we can adjust the treatment so the stones can also be used cold. Great for if you're sensitive to hot temperatures
Boosts Immune System
This may seem a strange benefit from a massage, but because it eases stress and anxiety, it allows the immune system to run a little more efficiently. The increase in circulation pushes away any toxins and blockages and allows for a much more healthier immune system.
As you recline on the couch in the relaxing ambience, using hot volcanic basalt stones, a full or half body massage can begin. The whole body is massaged using a combination of hot stones and general massage to ease down tight muscles. Their warmth is deeply relaxing and the stones also help to break down any tension nodules that may be causing you discomfort.
Had another amazing hot stone massage from Jeanette. Felt very comfortable with all the Covid procedures in place. Very relaxed after the treatment and will be returning for another. Thank you