Hot Stone Massage

Ancient civilizations have been using hot stones for massage for over 3,000 years, more recently the Native Americans warmed the stones by the fire to treat aching muscles.

Hot and cold stones work in harmony with Swedish Massage using Basalt stones. They are an iron-rich volcanic rock that can absorb and retain heat for a long period of time. The heat from the stones enables the muscles to relax quicker, enabling the therapist to work into the deeper muscle layers. The heat can also be deeply relaxing.

The hot stones are heated and applied to the body using the traditional strokes of Swedish Massage. This direct heat relaxes your muscles, which means that the massage itself is more effective and intense than it would be otherwise. During the massage hot stones will also be placed on various points of the body throughout the treatment. i.e shoulders, toes face, palms of hands, back, etc helping to improve the flow of energy to your body.

Benefits may include

  • Deeper relaxation than standard massage techniques
  • Toxin removal
  • Accelerates lymph drainage
  • Increases range of motion
  • Increases rate and flow of blood circulation
  • Provides relaxation, decongestion and detoxification
  • Calms the nervous system

Aftercare Advice for Hot Stone Massage

After a Swedish treatment, it is common that you may feel sleepy or energised.  Your body may feel hot or even shivery as your blood pressure changes when you are relaxed or revitalised.

To get the most out of your received treatment;

  1. Drink plenty of water
  2. Avoid strenuous activity for the next 12 hours
  3. Avoid alcohol or any other stimulants (drugs, tea, soft drinks, coffee) for at least 12 hours after the treatment
  4. Rest after the treatment, to help the body recover
  5. Eat a light meal

Please record any adverse effects you experience.