What is Stone Therapy Massage?
Stone Therapy Massage is a combination of using traditional massage techniques with hot and or cold stones to help the body maintain or gain balance, the application of hot and cold stones is known as thermotherapy. This type of massage is more popularly known as a hot stone massage, it helps the body to improve energy flow and also improve structural alignment of the body.
The hot stones are made from basalt rock and heated to 57 degrees Celsius, while the cold stones are made from marble and are at 0 degrees. By using hot stones in a massage it allows the heat from the stones to penetrate into the muscles. The cold stones are used to remove heat from the body.
Benefits of using hot stones;
- Warms, soothes and relaxing
- Induces a state of deep relaxation
- Relieves tired aching muscles
- Stimulates the lymphatic system
- Increases circulation
Benefits of using cold stones:
- Helps to reduce inflammation
- Soothing for migranes
- Reduces fluid retention
- Can help unblock congested areas
- Help to reduce sinus symptoms such as puffiness, congestion
*** It is important to make your therapist aware if you have any of the following conditions before booking a stone therapy massage
- Heat intolerance or hypersensitive
- prone to prickly heat
- Loss of tactile sensation
- Requires steroid based medication, either orally or topically
- Has been treated recently with Alpha Hydroxy or Glycolic Acids
- Allergy to massage medium
What to expect
A full body Stone Therapy Massage takes between 60 – 75 minutes. A full consultation form will be carried out prior to the treatment. Hot stones will be used during the treatment. They are heated to 57 degrees Celsius, if at any stage you find the temperature too hot please do inform your therapist. The massage is deeply relaxing. Cold stones can be used in areas of inflammation or swelling. Cold stones are briefly usually used at the end of the treatment, this helps to revitalise and energise the client after the massage.
For more information or to make an appointment please contact Anita on 087-1917907 or through the Contact page.