Hot Stone Therapy
WHAT IS HOT STONE THERAPY?
A stone therapy actually involves the use of Hot and Cold stones. Using natural Volcanic Basalt Stones (Hot) and Marble (Cold) stones, stone therapy is a truly relaxing and therapeutic treatment, the heat from the stones penetrates deep into the muscle tissue promoting cleansing and healing, whilst the body absorbs the natural energy stored by the stones. In addition the application of the Cold stones feels wonderfully refreshing after the warmth of the main therapy and greatly assists the lymphatic system in draining away toxins.
WHAT BENEFITS CAN BE GAINED FROM A STONE THERAPY?
Muscular aches, pains, sprains, and strains
Improving suppleness and range of movement of ligaments and tendons and joints
Rheumatic and arthritic conditions
Stress, anxiety and tension
Essential oils are also used in the massage medium and are chosen for each individual, magnifying the healing abilities of this therapy.
Using the Hot stones in a slow and rhythmic routine over the body, with some placed around the client, this therapy promotes a deep sense of relaxation and stress release. One client referred to the experience of the heat as “feeling like the sun shining on my body” and then ending with the application of cold stones (often felt like the sensation of running water through the muscle tissues when moved over the body).A dry body brush is performed at the beginning of the treatment to allow the essential oils to be absorbed effectively into the skin, (should you wish this to be omitted from the treatment please advise the therapist at the consultation stage).