Hot Stone Massage is a deeply relaxing and therapeutic treatment, which uses heated, smooth, volcanic stones. The stones have an extraordinary energy and with the right combination of heat, oil and an experienced therapist, the treatment is deeply relaxing.
Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
Stone therapy massage can be used to treat a variety of conditions including:
- relieve muscle restrictions after orthopedic surgery
- inflammation and muscle injury
- very effective with sports injury / over-use injury
- improving blood flow
- extremely relaxing for removing stress
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The massage is a slow rhythmic, top to toe experience. The long, slow, firm strokes performed allow the heat from the stones a greater chance to penetrate past the superficial tissues to reach deep muscle layers.
The heat from the stones increases blood flow to the area enabling deep muscular tension to be released. Like normal massage the pressure used is adjusted to suit your comfort level. You can request light, medium, firm or deep pressure.
When getting a stone therapy massage, it is not unusual for the client’s body temperature, heart rate and breathing rate to rise and fall during the treatment. This is not harmful and is merely the result of the rapid exchange of oxygen and blood in the body.
The basalt stones we use are sourced from South America and were originally molten lava. Basalt, a composition of many minerals, is particularly high in iron, which is why the stones absorb and release heat extremely well.
Unfortunately Hot Stone Massage is not suitable for everyone
Anyone who has the following should avoid having a Hot Stone Massage
- loss of touch or heat sensation
- Peripheral Vascular Disorder
- High Blood Pressure
- is Pregnant; or
- suffered damage or trauma to the nervous system
Of course, it stands to reason that anyone suffering from an acute skin condition such as sunburn, psoriasis, skin cancer, burns, dermatitis, eczema, shingles or herpes should also avoid a Hot Stone Massage.
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