A Hot Stone Therapy Massage is a holistic remedial massage using hot stones.
Hot Stones are volcanic pebbles (full of iron which holds heat), heated and used as a tool to massage stiff, aching and painful muscle areas. It is often mistaken for a beauty treatment which aids just relaxation, however it can treat a variety of conditions.
The heat from the stones warms and relaxes the muscles, which allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure, if desired. The warmth of the hot stones improves circulation, calms the nervous system and promotes muscle relaxation.
The stones are treated volcanic rocks such as basalt or basinite which have the ability to hold heat. These stones are carefully gathered and handcrafted for various sizes, shapes and weights according to what part of the body it will be use on. The stones are heated using water with temperature ranging from 120 – 130 degree Fahrenheit although usual treatment requires alternating the use of hot basalt or basinite stones.
The stones are placed at specific points on the back, ‘chakra points’ in the palms of the hand, or between the toes. The chakra points are the body’s energy centre. It is believed to vitalize the physical body and re-balance the energy levels, mind and inner being.
Colder stones can be alternated with the use of hot basalt or basinite stones to promote healing and detoxification.
We find that people like the warmth of the stones and say it’s comforting.
This treatment is tailored to suit your individual needs and requirements. It can be as deep a massage as required to meet your expectations.
Hot stone massage is suited to people who have muscle tension but can also benefit the following:
- Back and muscle pain
- Circulatory problems
- Arthritis (Osteo and Rheumatoid)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- General relaxation and nurturing!
- Stress and Anxiety