Hot stone massage melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. Each 1 -hour hot stone massage session promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body.
What is hot stone massage good for?
Hot stone treatments alternate warmth and cold — a technique which has proven beneficial to soothe an aching body. There’s a method behind the madness of leaping from a toasty sauna into an icy pool, and hot stone massage uses the same principle.
Hot stone massage combines relaxing warmth and refreshing coolness to encourage the body to detox and heal. This also increases lymph flow and helps to flush out waste.
Heat relaxes your body in a short space of time, so your therapist can focus on a deep working of the tissues using both hot stones and hand strokes.
Hot stones also increase your sense of relaxation and calm. They are coated in fragrant oil which is smoothed gently onto your body, and each stone in turn is worked by your therapist’s hands.
Hot stone massage can:
- boost your circulation
- release stored tension
- recharge your energy levels
- relax you
Hot stone massage is said to have health benefits for people with:
- muscular pain
- poor circulation
- rheumatic and arthritic conditions
- back pain
As with all spa therapies, never underestimate the feel-good factor. Hot stone massage will help you feel nurtured, pampered and special.