Hot Stone Massage Therapy
Hot Stone Massage relaxes muscles quickly, allowing a deeper massage while creating sensations of comfort and warmth. It is suited to people for whom heat greatly aids mental relaxation, have chronic pain conditions, enjoy the extra connection with natural rounded dark basalt stone and waved white jade stone.
These semi precious stones are the most efficient absorbers of far infrared heat compared to other stones. Far Infrared wavebands heat objects and bodies rather than the surrounding air and can penetrate several inches into the body, to reach and positively affect joints, tendons, muscle tissues and ligaments, aswell as the superficial skin cell structures. The benefits of infrared heat within the body can also be enjoyed by far infrared saunas, infrared sauna cocoon blankets and infrared face mask treatments. Negative ions in the stones are both calming and soothing to the body's positively charged environment.(similar to the effect of stones at the seaside)
People who tend to feel chilly, and those who want to experience a unique warm massage and achieve a greater intensity of soft tissue manipulation, simply love the feeling of these warm rounded stones on their skin and muscles. Jade Stone is used for hot and cold application to expand and contract muscles, which is commonly used in China. Hot Stone Massage improves metabolism, the heat dilates capillaries increasing oxygen supply and blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and the immune system, easing pain, relieving inflammation, protecting against oxidative stress and modulating a better sleep.
A blend of organic citrus essential oils is recommended for hot stone massage to add cleansing and reviving aromatherapy properties to the treatment. Gemstones may be placed over the body's main energy centres during the treatment to rebalance the chakras. Steve will massage your body by holding and gliding the stones between his palms and hands directly on your body, using the stones as natural extensions to his hands, whilst also using his hands, palms, and forearms. Placement stones may also be used will warm other areas of your body that are soon to be treated.
The appropriate treatment time will depend on the area of the body to be treated. Please call Steve on 02380639913 for a quick consultation if you wish to discuss the best treatment for you before you book.