Hot Stone Back Neck Shoulder Massage £45 (30 minutes).
Hot Stone – Full Body Massage £65 (75minutes)
Hot stone massage uses soothing oils, warm basalt and sometimes cold marble stones to relax your muscles, allowing for a deeper and more intense all-over massage.
In hot stone therapy, your therapist applies smooth, water-heated basalt stones to key points on your body. This direct heat relaxes your muscles, which means that the massage itself is more effective and intense than it would be otherwise. The size of the stones varies, according to which part of the body your therapist is treating.
What is hot stone massage good for?
Hot stone massage can:
Boost your circulation
Release stored tension
Recharge your energy levels
Increased lymphatic drainage (toxin removal)
Improved blood flow to tissues
Reduces muscular tension
Relieves aches and pains
Reduces stress and anxiety
Produces a deep relaxation
Hot stone massage is said to have health benefits for people with:
Rheumatic and arthritic conditions
What to expect from hot stone massage
The stones are coated in fragrant oil to increase your sense of relaxation and calm. Oil is smoothed gently onto your body, and each stone in turn is worked by your therapist’s hands.
Your therapist will use a variety of strokes and techniques to massage you, working the stones and her hands over the kinks in your muscles.
The massage may be quite strong, although you are unlikely to feel the intensity since your muscles will be relaxed by the stones.
Your therapist may alternate between hot basalt stones and much colder, marble ones. As your body sinks further into a state of relaxation, you may even stop noticing the extreme changes in temperature.
Hot Stone Massage After-Care Advice
Hot stone massage has a very detoxifying effect on the body and you should drink drinking plenty of water and avoiding caffeine, nicotine and alcohol for the next 24 hours. Also try to avoid any strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
You will feel so deeply relaxed after this treatment and make sure you keep the rest of your day free to really enjoy the benefits!
As with all spa therapies, though, never underestimate the feel-good factor. Hot stone massage will make you feel nurtured, pampered and special.