Hot Stone Massage has to be one of the most therapeutic and relaxing massages available. Hot stone therapy dates back over 2000 years where the Chinese used heated stones to improve the function of internal organs, hot stone massage was also used by the Ancient Greeks and Romans to heal ailments. Modern day Hot Stone Massage was introduced in the 1990’s.
Smooth basalt volcanic rocks are heated and with essential oils are used to massage the body and placed at chakra points of the body. The heat of the stones penetrate deep into muscle tissues and due to the heat the muscles relax 4-5 times quicker than a standard massage. This eases muscle tension, revitalises muscle tissue by increasing blood circulation. The deep relaxation and increased blood flow to the areas being massaged increases the healing potential and also creates a state of deep mental relaxation.
Hot stones can also be incorporated into a deep tissue massage, please let me know if you would like this when booking.