The hot stone massage has to be the perfect treatment on a cold winter’s day! As with all our treatments, you will be given a full consultation prior to treatment to ensure you get a massage that is tailored to you as an individual. Basalt stones are heated and then placed on areas of the body such as at the lower back and beneath the shoulders. You will feel the heat gently penetrate the towel and into your body leaving you in the realm of ultimate relaxation before the massage itself begins. More heated stones are then used to massage the body. The heat relaxes the muscles, allowing the therapist to work deeper, so although the massage is very warming and relaxing, you can be sure this treatment will be doing your body the world of good!
But it’s not just hot stones that can be beneficial! Cold marble stones can also be used during treatments to reduce inflammation, pain and swelling. They can be used with alternate hot stones to stimulate and relax the area being worked, which in turn increases circulation. The cold stones are particularly beneficial for the face to relieve headaches, clear sinuses and help eliminate dark circles.
Semi-precious stones may be used during your stone massage by being placed on the 7 chakras, helping to re-balance the energy flow.
When the treatment is complete you will be given tailored aftercare advice so you can be sure you get the maximum benefit from the treatment moving forward.
Benefits of stone massage:
- Relieves tension
- Eases muscle stiffness
- Increases circulation
- Deep relaxation
- Can relieve aches and pains
- Promotes a good night’s sleep
Hot Stone Back Massage – 45 minutes* – £35
The hot stone back massage really melts away the tension. Feel the heat penetrate deeply through those aching muscles, helping you feel relaxed and detoxified at the same time. The treatment also includes some traditional Swedish Massage to work on areas which may have a lot of tension.
Perfect for: Those who may be experiencing aches and pains, those who work at desks / computers and those who use mobile devices on a regular basis.
Full Body Hot Stone Massage – 1 hour 15 minutes* – £55
The full body hot stone massage includes the treatment of the back, legs (front and back), arms and decollete. In addition to everything the hot stone back massage offers (see above), the full body hot stone massage helps to relieve tension in the thighs and calfs and can help in the reduction of cellulite. The heat from the stones sweeping up your arms helps you drift into a world of contentment and the massage to the decollete area can relieve aches and tension caused by everyday life.
Perfect for: Those who are on their feet all day and would like a really deep and soothing treatment to their entire body.
Full Body Hot Stone Massage with Cold Stone Facial Massage & Head Massage – 1 hour 30 minutes* – £60
This treatment includes everything outlined above along with a cold stone facial massage using marble stones. A cold stone massage may not be appealing when you first think about it, but it truly is a wonderfully soothing treatment! The refreshing sensation from the cold stones worked on the face leaves your sinuses feeling clear, can relieve headaches and can reduce puffiness around and dark circles around the eyes. The scalp massage also makes use of the cold stones and is beneficial for stimulating the hair follicles, relieving tension and promoting hair growth.
*All treatment times are INCLUSIVE of consultation & aftercare time
Origins of Stone Massage
The history of hot stone massage and stone therapy dates back thousands of years across various cultures and countries, including Europe, China, India, Africa and Egypt. Written history has shown us that heated stones were used to improve the functioning of the organs and to relieve pain, while cold marble stones have been cited to be used to slow bleeding.
In the early 1990’s stone therapy was made popular in the West by Mary Nelson. Today, the treatment is used not only as a deeply relaxing one, but one with many health benefits too.