Hot stone massage therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. Each hot stone massage therapy session promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body. Our professional massage therapists also incorporate a customized massage, with the use of hot stones which offers enhanced benefits.
The premise behind hot stone massage therapy is that the direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist access to their deeper muscle layers. Combining hot stones with body massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.
The benefits of hot stone massage can include:
- Relief from pain associated with fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other chronic conditions
- Decreases pain and muscle spasms
- Reduces chronic stress and tension
- Increases flexibility in joints, aiding in easier mobility and movement
- Relieves pain and tension created by strained and contracted muscles
For further relief a few cold stones can be added to your treatment. Working in a similar way to hot/cold treatments for athletes, cold stones promote good circulation which can hasten healing tired muscles. The contrasting temperatures make the blood vessels expand and contract, stimulating circulation. The massage can also help boost the lymphatic system and help reduce water retention and bloating.
Hot Stone Back, Neck and Shoulders (available with cold stones) – £40 for 45 mins
Hot Stones Full Body Massage (available with cold stones) – £50 for 1 hour