Hot stone massage is a natural therapy in which warmed stones are positioned on parts of the body of to maximise the therapeutic benefit.

 

The stones used are very smooth-surfaced stones made of basalt. These stones are heated in sanitising water before use. The high iron content in basalt helps the stones retain heat during the massage.

 

Hot stone massages are beneficial on both physical and psychological levels.

 

Always check with your doctor before getting a hot stone massage; individuals with certain conditions--including pregnant women and people with high blood pressure--are advised to avoid this type of therapy.

Relax...you're in good hands

The heat from the stones helps your muscles relax, allowing manipulation of your deep tissues more effectively. Overly tense muscles can hinder the massage procedure, so if your muscles are extremely tight or stiff, the heated stones may provide the extra relaxation you need for the massage to be beneficial in releasing tension and easing sore muscles.

Pain Relief

While all types of massage can help relieve pain caused by tense muscles, stiff joints or injuries, a hot stone massage may provide greater relief due to the intense nature of the massage. Because the hot stones allow the massage to penetrate deeper, you may find that a hot stone massage leaves you feeling physically better than a Swedish or deep-tissue massage that does not incorporate heat.

 

It is important to let your massage therapist know if you feel that the heat from the stones is too much or that the pressure they are using is too harsh. Pain or discomfort during the massage process can cause more harm than good after the massage is over.

 

Improved Circulation

Typically, our therapist allows the heated stones to rest on trigger points in your body before beginning the actual massage. As the heat from the stones penetrates into your deeper body tissues, your blood vessels open, resulting in improved circulation.

 

Poor circulation can lead to fatigue, which tenses the muscles, and a buildup of fluid and lactic acid in the muscles. Increased circulation delivers more oxygen to the muscles, which can help ease aches and pains.

 

Mental Benefits

Massage therapy can result in mental benefits as well as physical ones in many people. You may find that the relaxation afforded to you through a hot stone massage helps ease some of your mental stress and tension.

 

A hot stone massage may also help you combat some of the symptoms of anxiety disorders and depression. While massage therapy is not a substitute for traditional medical or psychiatric care, it can be an integral part of your treatment plan.

Treatment Prices

Hot Stones.

30 minutes (back)                                        £25

45 minutes (back)                                        £35

Back, Neck and Shoulder                        £25

Massage - 30 minutes

Full Body Massage                                    £45

60 minutes 

Add a full body scrub (add an extra hour) to any of the above treatments for £15

Full Body Scrub and Moisturise         £40