Hot stone massage has been used in many different cultures for many years. Placing the hot stones on cloth on the body and arranging them along the energy centres of the body would help to relax the muscles and reduce pain or discomfort, boosting a healing process.
The placing of the stones can be followed by a massage which can be deeper and more intense as heat penetrates the body and relaxes the muscles.
Hot Stone therapy can help in the treatment of for following problems; muscular aches, pains, and strains. It also helps to improve circulation and can help reduce stress, anxiety, tension and depression.
Cold stones can also be used to help muscular injury and inflammation. Warm stones expand the blood vessels, helping to move blood faster round the body, sedating the nervous system. The application of cold stones stimulates the nervous system by causing the blood vessels to contract and increasing the lymph flow of waste materials round the body.
There are certain conditions where a hot stone massage is not suitable. i.e. during pregnancy, if you are suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure (unless this is under control with medication).
|Aromatherapy hot stone massage treatments offered||Time||Cost|
|Full body to include face & scalp||70 mins||£60|
|Full Body not to include face & scalp||60 mins||£55|
|Back, neck, shoulder, face & scalp massage||45 mins||£45|
|Back, neck & shoulder massage||30 mins||£40|
|Back massage||20 mins||£35|