Hot Stone Massage
What is Hot Stone Massage?
Heat absorbing stones have been used for pain relief around the world for over 5,000 years.
Commonly the stones are composed of basalt and have been smoothed by river water. Basalt stones are good at retaining heat and the rounded different sizes of stone are useful for placing on different parts of the body.
For your treatment, the stones will be heated to a tolerable temperature and carefully positioned. The heat enables the muscles to relax more quickly than a conventional massage, thereby improving circulation at a deeper level. This results in reduced soreness and a longer benefit. Your therapist will continually monitor the temperature of the stones and seek regular patient comfort feedback.
The stones can be left on areas of the body which really need heat, for example under the shoulders, on the back of the neck, on the lower back or on the abdomen. There are even little stones to fit between the toes and really boost blood flow to cold feet.
What does treatment involve?
The initial session will involve taking down a medical case history as well as a massage which will take up to an hour and half in total.
Subsequent massages require one hour.
Following the consultation, you will be given privacy to undress and cover yourself with towels to ensure your modesty is protected at all times. The first massage is usually a full-body treatment which may include a massage of the back, neck, legs, face, arms, hands, abdomen and feet.
If you are currently undergoing medical treatment, you may be asked to consult with your GP first. The clinic's practitioner is happy to treat pregnant women from sixteen weeks onwards and children from the age of ten upward, accompanied by an