Hot Stones

Deeply soothing massage

Hot Stone therapy has been used in many different cultures for many years. Placing the hot stones on the body and arranging them along the energy centres helps to relax the muscles and reduce pain or discomfort, boosting a healing process. Massaging with the stones gives a deeper and more intense massage as heat penetrates the body and relaxes the muscles.

How do Hot Stones work?

Hot stone massage can help relax the body's muscles and soft tissues, alleviate pain, improve circulation and help rid the body of toxins. This type of massage treatment can also reduce stress, promote calmness and increase relaxation. Many hot stone massage enthusiasts even claim they experience a sense of enlightenment, inner peace and renewed spirituality after a hot stone massage session.

THE BENEFITS OF HOT STONE MASSAGE

There is an ever-growing body of research that confirms the positive effects of massage on the cardiovascular, lymphatic, integumentary (including fascia), musculoskeletal, endocrine, nervous and digestive systems. "The addition of hot stones to massage therapy helps to increase these benefits," the massage therapist explains." The hot stones soften muscles and allow the therapist to work deeper and facilitate the release of muscle restrictions. The combination of hot basalt stones with cold treatment increases circulation and speeds injury recovery."

Hot Stone Massage provides extra relief

Hot stone massage therapy is recommended, in particular, for individuals suffering from fibromyalgia because the penetrating effects of the heated stones allows the therapist to deliver massage without the need for excessive pressure. Hot stone massage is also helpful in relieving muscle restrictions after orthopaedic surgery. Hot stones and cold treatments are particularly effective with sports injury or over-use injury. Hot stone placement is also used to relieve menstrual cramps.

Summary of Benefits:

More effective than conventional massage due to localised heat penetrating deeper into muscle tissue

Promotes relaxation

Promotes detoxification due to increase in circulation

Improves lymphatic flow and circulation

Improves cellular activity, promoting recovery

Improves joint mobility through heat stimulation and circulation increase

Encourages a good supply of oxygen and nutrients to the skin and muscles

Stimulates metabolism

Opens the Chakras (energy centre)

Helps restore the body’s natural equilibrium
Aids Sleep